Uptown (and LynLake) Development & General Topics

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Re: Uptown General Topics & Development Map

Postby David Greene » March 24th, 2017, 12:40 pm

Looks nice. Are the upper-center window openings original? If so it would be a shame to fill them in. Ditto the window openings on the sides.

Are any of the windows themselves original?

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Re: Uptown General Topics & Development Map

Postby MattW » March 24th, 2017, 6:24 pm

The search function did not allow me to search for "Up Down" so not sure if it has a dedicated thread. But, Up Down Bar is planning an expansion:

http://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/n ... oftop.html

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Re: Uptown General Topics & Development Map

Postby bivaly » March 25th, 2017, 10:53 am

MattW wrote:
March 24th, 2017, 6:24 pm
The search function did not allow me to search for "Up Down" so not sure if it has a dedicated thread. But, Up Down Bar is planning an expansion:

http://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/n ... oftop.html
This was actually always part of their original plan submitted to the City with an understanding that it'd be done in phases.

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Re: Uptown General Topics & Development Map

Postby RailBaronYarr » April 19th, 2017, 2:06 pm

That house at 3453 Hennepin has been torn down:

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(for this project: http://minneapolismn.gov/www/groups/pub ... 192554.pdf)

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Re: Uptown General Topics & Development Map

Postby David Greene » April 19th, 2017, 3:43 pm

Looks nice!

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Re: Uptown General Topics & Development Map

Postby twincitizen » April 21st, 2017, 12:46 pm

Here's a neat thing I spotted last weekend but forgot to post. There appears to be a small juice business in a Greenway-facing space in Elan (middle building with the fancy ped bridge). While it probably largely caters to residents of Elan and adjacent bro-plexes, it does appear to be open to the public. Anyone recall if this was always planned to be a commercial space? Or did they just decide to carve this out of the building's amenity space?

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Re: Uptown General Topics & Development Map

Postby David Greene » April 21st, 2017, 12:54 pm

I saw that too and thought it was odd. They're going to get essentially zero foot traffic. I wonder what the rent is.

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Re: Uptown General Topics & Development Map

Postby FISHMANPET » April 21st, 2017, 1:31 pm

There was an amendment to their PUD to allow the conversion to a retail space. If you're a fan of the Greenway stop in, they're big supporters!

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Re: Uptown General Topics & Development Map

Postby RailBaronYarr » May 2nd, 2017, 7:45 am

I feel like this is close enough to Uptown to warrant putting it here:

http://www.citypages.com/news/minnesota ... /420927384

Could people, I dunno, just not call things condos the way they do?

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Re: Uptown General Topics & Development Map

Postby twincitizen » May 2nd, 2017, 8:15 am

On one hand, yeah it's kinda annoying to see apartment developments incorrectly called "condos" derisively, more often than not in poorly-written City Pages articles and Facebook rants. On the other hand, it also seems like a regional lingo thing that we maybe object a-little-too-strongly when someone gets it "wrong"? In New York, don't they call everything "apartments", even when referring to owner-occupied or co-op units? Same for "flats" in the UK and elsewhere? Why do we feel so strongly here about making sure some reporter gets this distinction right?

But back to the main issue at hand - is this the first we've heard of this Lander project? Which parcels are we talking here? 3145 and 3149 Hennepin? If so, that is a great spot for a medium-sized project. 4 stories I'm guessing? Anything less would seem overly conservative, considering there have been 3.5 story buildings all over this area for 100 years (especially on Girard, across the alley).

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Re: Uptown General Topics & Development Map

Postby RailBaronYarr » May 2nd, 2017, 8:23 am

I think this is the first time it's been officially discussed anywhere. I've heard people talking about it on Nextdoor and at the Hennepin Ave reconstruction meeting, so people have clearly known about it. 4 stories, retail on ground level.

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Re: Uptown General Topics & Development Map

Postby xandrex » May 2nd, 2017, 9:42 am

I don't think it's really a regional lingo thing to call all apartments "condos" here. It’s a term specifically used derisively by people to refer to new construction that they don’t like/can’t afford.

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Re: Uptown General Topics & Development Map

Postby Silophant » May 2nd, 2017, 9:56 am

Maybe its confirmation bias, but I can't think of any examples of people making that mistake while casting a development in a positive, or even neutral, light.

Plus, you know, for the past five years or more everything has been apartments. There's been less than one condo development per year, over that time.

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Re: Uptown General Topics & Development Map

Postby seanrichardryan » May 2nd, 2017, 10:46 am

RailBaronYarr wrote:
May 2nd, 2017, 7:45 am
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Could people, I dunno, just not call things condos the way they do?
Stop using 'brownstones' too.
Q. What, what? A. In da butt.

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Re: Uptown General Topics & Development Map

Postby Tiller » May 2nd, 2017, 11:55 am

I've always found that calling multifamily housing "condos" means negative connotations.

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Re: Uptown General Topics & Development Map

Postby BoredAgain » May 2nd, 2017, 12:27 pm

Tiller wrote:
May 2nd, 2017, 11:55 am
I've always found that calling multifamily housing "condos" means negative connotations.
Probably because "Condos" are filled with more permanent degenerates that are more likely to engage with (and thus worsen) a neighborhood whereas apartments have transient degenerates which will leave eventually.

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Re: Uptown General Topics & Development Map

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Re: Uptown General Topics & Development Map

Postby Sacrelicio » May 2nd, 2017, 12:54 pm

They're moving to 46th and Nicollet, apparently a bigger space. Anyone know which exact spot they're moving into?

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Re: Uptown General Topics & Development Map

Postby LakeCharles » May 2nd, 2017, 1:02 pm

No, but I'm now very curious. There's not a lot there right at 46th. The strip mall on the SW corner would be the only place I could think of.

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Re: Uptown General Topics & Development Map

Postby MNdible » May 2nd, 2017, 1:46 pm

Google maps suggests that it's the space immediately south of (and attached to) the dollar store.

https://goo.gl/maps/vsdGApSABH62


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