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Re: Hi Lake Triangle - (Hiawatha Avenue & Lake Street)

Postby lordmoke » June 13th, 2013, 10:11 am

Has the site plan changed much from the rendering on Wellington's project page?
http://www.wellingtonmgt.com/hi-lake-triangle

Also of note- apparently this should be getting underway soon.

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Re: Hi Lake Triangle - (Hiawatha Avenue & Lake Street)

Postby schmitzm03 » September 19th, 2013, 11:22 am

City's Community Development Committee documents indicate this one is slated to start in November: http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/www/gro ... 114221.pdf

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Re: Hi Lake Triangle - (Hiawatha Avenue & Lake Street)

Postby lordmoke » September 19th, 2013, 11:47 am

Fingers crossed! I'll believe it when they start digging.

I really like buildings fitted into oddly-shaped lots like this.

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Re: Hi Lake Triangle - (Hiawatha Avenue & Lake Street)

Postby MNdible » September 19th, 2013, 12:54 pm

I hope that they've left adequate ROW for the Midtown streetcar platform between this and the LRT.

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Re: Hi Lake Triangle - (Hiawatha Avenue & Lake Street)

Postby mattaudio » September 19th, 2013, 12:58 pm

Back when this was first discussed, I think there was some sort of easement that was preserved for future stub tracks/platforms between this and the ramp from Hiawatha.

Of course, I'd rather see us take advantage of our existing station here. I wonder how much two one-track ramps and a pocket track for turnaround would cost: http://goo.gl/maps/A2AGT And, down the road, this could interline via Hiawatha to Fort Snelling and then up a Riverview corridor, providing a one-seat ride from Uptown, Midtown, Hiawatha Ave to Downtown St. Paul.

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Re: Hi Lake Triangle - (Hiawatha Avenue & Lake Street)

Postby schmitzm03 » September 19th, 2013, 1:10 pm

MNdible wrote:I hope that they've left adequate ROW for the Midtown streetcar platform between this and the LRT.
It looks like the are planning on it. The community development committee docs discuss preserving right of way for future streetcar. There's also a map in the CD committee agenda. As a lay person I have no idea if what they are planning is sufficient.

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Re: Hi Lake Triangle - (Hiawatha Avenue & Lake Street)

Postby MNdible » September 19th, 2013, 1:44 pm

Thanks for pointing to that. Having read over that, I'm still not sure I understand what's going on, but at least they're paying attention to the issue.

Here's a PDF of the site plan that doesn't really clarify the easement question for me, but at least gives you a sense of how tight things may be.

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Re: Hi Lake Triangle - (Hiawatha Avenue & Lake Street)

Postby talindsay » September 19th, 2013, 2:10 pm

I'd worry that if they actually build a plaza, parking, and a service road on the easement it becomes politically difficult for the city to reclaim that for streetcar use later even though obviously it's within their right. That's the essence of the Rails-to-trails dilemma - land temporarily used for an interim purpose becomes loved in that role and then higher-intensity uses, even if reserved legally, become politically difficult. I suppose this is likely to be just a couple years so maybe it's not such a concern.

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Re: Hi Lake Triangle - (Hiawatha Avenue & Lake Street)

Postby VAStationDude » October 8th, 2013, 4:22 pm

There's a construction fence around the site with a couple pieces of construction equipment sitting in the middle. The already too narrow sidewalk along Lake has been narrowed a good eighteen inches and the bus shelter is gone.

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Re: Hi Lake Triangle - (Hiawatha Avenue & Lake Street)

Postby aeisenberg » October 11th, 2013, 1:07 pm

They've started digging! Here's a candidate for worst photo ever uploaded to this forum:

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Re: Hi Lake Triangle - (Hiawatha Avenue & Lake Street)

Postby helsinki » November 4th, 2013, 6:36 am


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Re: Hi Lake Triangle - (Hiawatha Avenue & Lake Street)

Postby Moderato » November 4th, 2013, 9:46 pm

Cool pic. It reminds me of a spy picture c. 1978 or something showing a critical Soviet project in Uzbekistan. Or one shown to the UN proving WMD in Iraq or something along those lines...

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Re: Hi Lake Triangle - (Hiawatha Avenue & Lake Street)

Postby mplser » January 16th, 2014, 2:13 pm

Does anyone know why they have stopped working on this?

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Re: Hi Lake Triangle - (Hiawatha Avenue & Lake Street)

Postby Wedgeguy » January 17th, 2014, 11:15 am

My guess would be the weather conditions. With these extreme cold temps it is hard to keep some of the equipment running. Fuel lines freeze or gel and hydraulics have issues as well in this stuff. Plus worker safety, there is no building to go into and work on at this point. Wind chills are dangerous to workers, and the cold can cause damage to machinery if they try and keep running them.

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Re: Hi Lake Triangle - (Hiawatha Avenue & Lake Street)

Postby web » January 17th, 2014, 12:01 pm

tell that to the surly workers by the university

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Re: Hi Lake Triangle - (Hiawatha Avenue & Lake Street)

Postby Wedgeguy » January 17th, 2014, 12:09 pm

web wrote:tell that to the surly workers by the university
I'm just saying that it cost a lot to fix machinery when it breaks and puts in a lot of down time waiting for it to get back up and running. I know workers are out there, I see them along the Greenway projects everyday. This project is also concrete construction is it not? Concrete in the cold can be a pain to get to cure. Not impossible, but a more expensive mix.

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Re: Hi Lake Triangle - (Hiawatha Avenue & Lake Street)

Postby seanrichardryan » March 7th, 2014, 11:40 am

*Bump... This project hasn't moved an inch since January.
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Re: Hi Lake Triangle - (Hiawatha Avenue & Lake Street)

Postby HuskyGrad » March 7th, 2014, 11:45 am

seanrichardryan wrote:*Bump... This project hasn't moved an inch since January.
There's been some more activity on the site concerning foundations and some block walls. Some urban artwork has been added to one of the walls.

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Re: Hi Lake Triangle - (Hiawatha Avenue & Lake Street)

Postby schmitzm03 » March 7th, 2014, 12:26 pm

They had an excavator on site about two weeks ago and have had some surface heating blankets down all over the site for about a week. It looks like they may have had some issues with underground utilities that stopped them for a while. They dug up the street temporarily this week and I saw them doing some work on a utility box just west of the site over the past two months.

It does, however, look like they are slowly moving forward again.

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Re: Hi Lake Triangle - (Hiawatha Avenue & Lake Street)

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