The Lakes Residences - 2622 West Lake Street

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Re: Greystar West Lake Apartments - 2626 Lake Street W

Postby Wedgeguy » May 14th, 2015, 10:48 am

For multifamily, YES!

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Re: Greystar West Lake Apartments - 2626 Lake Street W

Postby Wedgeguy » May 18th, 2015, 1:15 pm

I saw some foundation walls in yesterday on my bike ride along the greenway. Will be interested to see how this project changes the area. I did notice that they have cleared most of the brush from the park area north of Lake street. Is the park Board going to spend some money and make that an area you want to relax in as well.

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Re: Greystar West Lake Apartments - 2626 Lake Street W

Postby mnmike » May 21st, 2015, 9:36 am

I think that was cleared when they were doing all of the utility work last year...and also I think they did a Buckthorn removal last year too.

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Re: Greystar West Lake Apartments - 2626 Lake Street W

Postby Wedgeguy » May 21st, 2015, 9:48 am

mnmike wrote:I think that was cleared when they were doing all of the utility work last year...and also I think they did a Buckthorn removal last year too.
That makes sense with the Buckthorn. I remember them removing a bunch of it around Calhoun a few years ago and the Isle too.
I remember the stuff that got cut for the water pipes, but removing the buckthorn would explain the whole srape away that they did. They only left a few mature trees and a few bushes that were kind of close together and make sense because of where they were.

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Re: Greystar West Lake Apartments - 2626 Lake Street W

Postby seanrichardryan » May 21st, 2015, 7:13 pm

Separate project by met council at part of sewer replacement last year. New native landscape.
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Re: Greystar West Lake Apartments - 2626 Lake Street W

Postby bapster2006 » June 13th, 2015, 10:39 am

Just noticed the tower crane

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Re: Greystar West Lake Apartments - 2626 Lake Street W

Postby lorwest » June 21st, 2015, 11:25 am

Rename to "The Lakes", website is now up:

http://www.thelakesresidences.com/

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Re: Greystar West Lake Apartments - 2626 Lake Street W

Postby Wedgeguy » June 21st, 2015, 1:37 pm

Road by on the greenway and looks like the foundation walls are about 70% finished at this point.

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Re: Greystar West Lake Apartments - 2626 Lake Street W

Postby min-chi-cbus » June 21st, 2015, 8:24 pm

The layout is a head-scratcher.....I would have thought the development would be situated in such a way that it would minimize sight line impacts to its neighbor to the West. But instead, the tallest and widest side of the development is up against the side closest to Calhoun Beach Club, potentially blocking many residents' views and creating new enemies in the process.

Had they flipped the wide side and short side around and put the taller portion towards the back of the lot (north end), it would have minimized any blocked views. I don't get why it is what it is.

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Re: Greystar West Lake Apartments - 2626 Lake Street W

Postby Wedgeguy » June 21st, 2015, 10:56 pm

min-chi-cbus wrote:The layout is a head-scratcher.....I would have thought the development would be situated in such a way that it would minimize sight line impacts to its neighbor to the West. But instead, the tallest and widest side of the development is up against the side closest to Calhoun Beach Club, potentially blocking many residents' views and creating new enemies in the process.

Had they flipped the wide side and short side around and put the taller portion towards the back of the lot (north end), it would have minimized any blocked views. I don't get why it is what it is.
Go to Google maps and you will see how Lake street does not run parallel to the green way, but curves SW. Making the widest part of the 2626 lot the closest to the Beach Club, To minimize the shadowing of the greenway they chose to make the shape of the tower a V shape. This allows only a small portion of the building to possibly shadow the greenway. The tower had to hug Lake St to avoid creating a shadow on the greenway. The current design minimizes the amount of tower that is close to the greenway. The tower pulls away from the greenway, due to the V shape. The current design allows the most apartment with the least intrusion of greenway shadowing. Hope that help explains it better.

So in a nut shell, the farther north you went with the tower, the more shadow would be on the greenway and that is a No No!!

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Re: The Lakes Residences - 2622 West Lake Street

Postby Wedgeguy » September 6th, 2015, 5:33 pm

Walking by today it looks like they have the basement sub level and the 1st floor poured, with columns and bracing beams ready for pouring on the lake end of the building.

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Re: The Lakes Residences - 2622 West Lake Street

Postby aeisenberg » September 30th, 2015, 11:49 am

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Re: The Lakes Residences - 2622 West Lake Street

Postby lovethyneighborhood » October 2nd, 2015, 7:11 pm

Will this site have direct access to the Greenway?

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Re: The Lakes Residences - 2622 West Lake Street

Postby Wedgeguy » October 2nd, 2015, 9:06 pm

lovethyneighborhood wrote:Will this site have direct access to the Greenway?
I find it hard to believe that they will not have some sort of gateway that is large enough for bikes and peds so that people can get to and from the apartments. Would most likely be lined up with the stub street.

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Re: The Lakes Residences - 2622 West Lake Street

Postby Wedgeguy » October 25th, 2015, 1:44 pm

They are now starting support columns for level 5 which will be the 1st floor of the V shaped tower portion. There is also exterior walls starting to show up on the 1st and 2nd levels of this building.

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Re: The Lakes Residences - 2622 West Lake Street

Postby grant1simons2 » November 27th, 2015, 2:40 pm

This is moving fast. Up to level 7 and it's making a presence. Can really see it across the lake.

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Re: The Lakes Residences - 2622 West Lake Street

Postby min-chi-cbus » November 28th, 2015, 10:54 am

Any pics?

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Re: The Lakes Residences - 2622 West Lake Street

Postby Wedgeguy » December 21st, 2015, 12:56 pm

Here is that Greystar that United is pairing with for the Nicollet block. They should be topping off the last floor just after the first of the new year.

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Re: The Lakes Residences - 2622 West Lake Street

Postby bapster2006 » January 1st, 2016, 7:03 pm

I believe we had a request for a photo.

ImageLakes Residences construction Lake Calhoun Minneapolis 1-1-16 by Matt Bappe, on Flickr

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Re: The Lakes Residences - 2622 West Lake Street

Postby grant1simons2 » January 3rd, 2016, 2:52 pm

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