Walgreens - (2650 Hennepin - Roat Osha/FirstTech)

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Re: Walgreens - (2650 Hennepin - Roat Osha/FirstTech)

Postby David Greene » January 28th, 2016, 1:05 pm

Has anyone called CM Bender about this? It would be good to know what the lay of the land is WRT this particular proposal. If someone has set up a meeting with her, I'm in. Otherwise I am happy to set up a meeting if you all want to post times that are generally good for you.

I will try to set up a meeting in the ward if people respond with some times.

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Re: Walgreens - (2650 Hennepin - Roat Osha/FirstTech)

Postby Anondson » January 28th, 2016, 1:12 pm

Does changing ordinances while something is in process/progress set us up for lawsuits? Or is this early enough?

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Re: Walgreens - (2650 Hennepin - Roat Osha/FirstTech)

Postby PhilmerPhil » January 28th, 2016, 1:24 pm

Ice fishing this Saturday is where we will plot to take this thing down.

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Re: Walgreens - (2650 Hennepin - Roat Osha/FirstTech)

Postby Archiapolis » January 28th, 2016, 1:43 pm

schmitzm03 wrote:Bender and Goodman are introducing ordinance amendments at tomorrow's city council meeting to change regulations of drive through facilities and expand PO overlay districts to additional properties along Hennepin, Nicollet, and Franklin. I can't find details on the council agenda explaining exactly what they are changing, but it sounds like a response to this proposal.

Here is what I can find:
-Drive through ordinance: http://www.minneapolismn.gov/meetings/l ... MSP-172762
-PO overlay ordinance: http://www.minneapolismn.gov/meetings/l ... MSP-172758
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Re: Walgreens - (2650 Hennepin - Roat Osha/FirstTech)

Postby Blaisdell Greenway » January 28th, 2016, 5:35 pm

David Greene wrote:I will try to set up a meeting in the ward if people respond with some times.
Superb idea.

For this next week, Sunday before 4 pm, Monday Tuesday after 3:30 pm

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Re: Walgreens - (2650 Hennepin - Roat Osha/FirstTech)

Postby Nathan » January 28th, 2016, 6:12 pm

Monday evening works for me.

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Re: Walgreens - (2650 Hennepin - Roat Osha/FirstTech)

Postby HiawathaGuy » January 29th, 2016, 1:00 pm

FWIW, our cashier and the front end supervisor at Kowalski's were discussing the new layout of their expanded store with us last night...

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Re: Walgreens - (2650 Hennepin - Roat Osha/FirstTech)

Postby David Greene » January 29th, 2016, 2:27 pm

Any word? Would love to seem them extend into the parking lot to line Hennepin and put the parking where the Walgreens is now.

Wishful thinking. :(

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Re: Walgreens - (2650 Hennepin - Roat Osha/FirstTech)

Postby mattaudio » January 29th, 2016, 2:45 pm

I imagine they'll simply remodel to use the whole building as the grocery store.

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Re: Walgreens - (2650 Hennepin - Roat Osha/FirstTech)

Postby HiawathaGuy » January 29th, 2016, 2:59 pm

mattaudio wrote:I imagine they'll simply remodel to use the whole building as the grocery store.
Yes, it was about moving the Sushi and Deli area over along the Walgreen's window area, etc. Nothing new - just reusing the space (happily).

I've actually thought that the entire corner is prime for something better, ideally with Holliday going away. But even if that stayed, you could do parking underneath, with entrances off of Freemont & 25th (none on Hennepin), with grocery on the first floor, 2 or 3 levels of housing above. But, as others have said, wishful thinking. Walgreen's proposed new building doesn't even think that big!

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Re: Walgreens - (2650 Hennepin - Roat Osha/FirstTech)

Postby PhilmerPhil » February 15th, 2016, 12:23 pm

Semper will present the plans for the Walgreens at tomorrow's East Isles Zoning Committee at 5pm at Grace-Trinity Community Church, 1430 W 28th Street. http://eastisles.org/EIRA/about/committees/zoning/

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Re: Walgreens - (2650 Hennepin - Roat Osha/FirstTech)

Postby grant1simons2 » February 16th, 2016, 4:11 pm

Extra boost that this is tonight

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Re: Walgreens - (2650 Hennepin - Roat Osha/FirstTech)

Postby LyndaleHoosier » February 16th, 2016, 8:39 pm

Did anyone attend and have an update for us?

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Re: Walgreens - (2650 Hennepin - Roat Osha/FirstTech)

Postby PhilmerPhil » February 16th, 2016, 8:49 pm

Yeah, but no one can top Wedge LIVE!'s journalism:

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Re: Walgreens - (2650 Hennepin - Roat Osha/FirstTech)

Postby acs » February 16th, 2016, 8:56 pm

So, if we let them build over 3 floors we could maybe get a mixed use project?

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Re: Walgreens - (2650 Hennepin - Roat Osha/FirstTech)

Postby PhilmerPhil » February 16th, 2016, 8:59 pm

Nah, the guy basically dismissed any such suggestion. He was asked multiple times if they would reconsider if they got neighborhood support for a 5+ story building. Wouldn't budge.

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Re: Walgreens - (2650 Hennepin - Roat Osha/FirstTech)

Postby grant1simons2 » February 16th, 2016, 9:01 pm

No, they're saying that they explored that option and didn't find it economically feasible. It got up to a point where people who wanted to ask about the mixed use option were being cut off by the owner(?) of Semper saying "No". Apparently Semper isn't even the ones who are developing this project, it's the owners of Roat Osha.

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Re: Walgreens - (2650 Hennepin - Roat Osha/FirstTech)

Postby nerdljos » February 17th, 2016, 11:51 am

Anyone get a photo of what they presented at East Isles, site plans, etc.?

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Re: Walgreens - (2650 Hennepin - Roat Osha/FirstTech)

Postby Archiapolis » February 17th, 2016, 12:10 pm

grant1simons2 wrote:No, they're saying that they explored that option and didn't find it economically feasible. It got up to a point where people who wanted to ask about the mixed use option were being cut off by the owner(?) of Semper saying "No". Apparently Semper isn't even the ones who are developing this project, it's the owners of Roat Osha.
Just to confirm:
Long story short, they can do what they are proposing by right. The city has no recourse because there was no SAP or Overlay District for Hennepin Avenue.

Is this accurate?

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Re: Walgreens - (2650 Hennepin - Roat Osha/FirstTech)

Postby PhilmerPhil » February 17th, 2016, 12:24 pm

For the most part, yes. I believe the Uptown SAP does cover this part of Hennepin, but the SAP is just a guide with no legal muscle. The pedestrian overlay district does not reach this far north. Had it been included in that, the drive through wouldn't have been allowed.


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