Washburn Center for Children

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Washburn Center for Children

Postby fehler » October 19th, 2012, 9:39 am

Drove by the sign on Glenwood and Dupont, looks to be a big improvement on their current Nicollet Avenue location. I'm hopeful that this neighborhood can improve, Glenwood is a gem of a "hidden road", but there are too many open lots between International Market Square and Cedar Lake Road. Hopefully the Van White Bridge helps, but we'll see.

Link: http://www.washburn.org/capitalcampaign/index.html

http://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/b ... ility.html

http://www.startribune.com/local/152359595.html

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Re: Washburn Center for Children

Postby Le Sueur » October 20th, 2012, 4:52 am

Saw this on the news couple weeks ago. Looks like it will be a very nice building, much better than their current setup.

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Re: Washburn Center for Children

Postby Nathan » October 20th, 2012, 12:37 pm

Good news for a cool and could be cooler part of town.

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Re: Washburn Center for Children

Postby mullen » July 15th, 2013, 6:29 am

breaking ground next month:
http://washburn.org/events/groundbreaking/

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Re: Washburn Center for Children

Postby Avian » August 13th, 2013, 12:11 pm

Groundbreaking Today. New Rendering:

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Re: Washburn Center for Children

Postby Nathan » August 13th, 2013, 12:24 pm

A little more Clinical Looking than the original, but faces the street much better!

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Re: Washburn Center for Children

Postby lordmoke » August 13th, 2013, 12:38 pm

fotoapparatic wrote:A little more Clinical Looking than the original, but faces the street much better!
Indeed- another bright spot with the redesign is that it seems to be set up to accept a sizable addition in the future. I preferred the aesthetic of the original plan, but it's not bad looking by any means.

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Re: Washburn Center for Children

Postby David Greene » August 13th, 2013, 1:25 pm

fotoapparatic wrote:A little more Clinical Looking than the original, but faces the street much better!
What's odd about the new rendering is the removal of all context. No downtown skyline, no existing small buildings, no lamp posts. Nothing. It makes it more difficult for me to compare the two.

I quite liked the grassy courtyard entry of the original. Glenwood definitely needs some green.

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Re: Washburn Center for Children

Postby stock345 » September 29th, 2013, 8:55 pm

Work has begun on this project.

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Re: Washburn Center for Children

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Re: Washburn Center for Children

Postby Nick » May 10th, 2014, 10:43 am

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Re: Washburn Center for Children

Postby Aville_37 » May 10th, 2014, 8:07 pm

I still need to explore this area. Is it still considered to be a design hot spot?

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Re: Washburn Center for Children

Postby lordmoke » November 24th, 2014, 2:26 pm

This is done. They had a grand opening with a bunch of dignitaries and stuff.

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Re: Washburn Center for Children

Postby seanrichardryan » November 24th, 2014, 3:52 pm

Q. What, what? A. In da butt.

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Re: Washburn Center for Children

Postby David Greene » December 1st, 2014, 2:11 pm

Aville_37 wrote:I still need to explore this area. Is it still considered to be a design hot spot?
Not sure what you mean by a design hot spot but there are some great places in Harrison. If you haven't been to Milda's you're missing out. While you're over there, go (ideally walking) over the Van White bridge to survey the impound lot and Linden Yards. Then imagine SWLRT through there and what could be if the city allowed the area to develop.

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Re: Washburn Center for Children

Postby Avian » December 1st, 2014, 10:42 pm

By "design hot spot" it is meant that there are roughly 10 architecture firms and 60+ commercial design studios in the neighborhood along Glenwood Avenue and 2nd Avenue. It has probably surpassed the Warehouse District in the number of studios.

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