Saint Paul - General Topics

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Re: Saint Paul - General Topics

Postby seanrichardryan » May 14th, 2016, 1:09 pm

Great, kind of. The Hat-Trick Lounge and Adam's Market are the *only* activity over there after 6pm. Granted a hotel will bring more people but I doubt it will have unique retail spaces. All the surrounding structures don't or physically couldn't support active frontage.
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Re: Saint Paul - General Topics

Postby ProspectPete » May 15th, 2016, 3:05 pm

Bravo. How wonderful and cool. Perhaps the hotel will have a bar which will help fill the void of the Top Hat. I couldn't open the article, did they give a timeline as to when they were going to start this?
On a side note, what a great way to keep DTSP office vacancy rates in check, by utilizing these less than ideal for office space buildings.

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Re: Saint Paul - General Topics

Postby seamonster » May 16th, 2016, 8:32 am

*To help finance the development, Madison and Stencil plan to seek historic tax credits to "put [the complex] back to its original condition," he said.

Man, that first floor exterior skin is so awful! I guess it was added in 1960. I'd love it if they could get it back to something like this:

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Re: Saint Paul - General Topics

Postby billhelm » May 20th, 2016, 8:13 am

http://www.twincities.com/2016/05/16/st ... al-estate/

looks like 1659 Grand Ave was torn down and there's a new development in the works. That building was rough in the 90s, I can't imagine what it was like now.

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Postby mulad » May 22nd, 2016, 8:19 pm

Sunrise Bank is building a new 57,000 sq.ft. headquarters at 2515 Wabash Ave, just northeast of the interchange of I-94 and MN-280. They're consolidating three locations into this new site. Their current HQ is on University Ave near the State Capitol. Groundbreaking is expected early next month (June).

http://www.startribune.com/sunrise-bank ... 380202231/

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Re: Saint Paul - General Topics

Postby seanrichardryan » May 27th, 2016, 10:21 pm

http://www.twincities.com/2016/05/27/st ... 1464383939
OPTIONS WEIGHED, PLAN EMERGES

Of the options considered, one included securing additional property around the site to put the hotel, but that strategy has been fruitless, Repke said. That’s when the plan emerged to build just west of the fire station, but on the same parcel.

The challenge is the Marriott would lose about 25 parking spaces it had counted on for guests.

The possible solution?

Put those 25 parking spaces underneath the Marriott, Noecker said.
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Re: Saint Paul - General Topics

Postby mattaudio » June 13th, 2016, 11:44 am

It's not (only) about the bikes: how a series of small fights has revealed deep divisions over the future of St. Paul
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Re: Saint Paul - General Topics

Postby LakeCharles » June 17th, 2016, 9:28 am

$12 million in improvements planned at Jax Building (253 4th St E), apartments and retail

http://www.startribune.com/st-paul-s-ja ... 383277831/

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Re: Saint Paul - General Topics

Postby Anondson » June 23rd, 2016, 11:34 am

MNDOT has a survey on future improvements to Snelling between Hamline University and Midway Pkwy.

From their tweet:
"MnDOT is planning short & long-term improvements to Snelling Ave btwn Hewitt Ave & Midway Pkwy. Take the survey here https://www.getfeedback.com/r/Ge67PELC"

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Re: Saint Paul - General Topics

Postby Nathan » June 29th, 2016, 7:43 am

There are a few good zings in here.

http://www.citypages.com/news/a-fabulou ... er-8390509

Don't have volume up too high during the chorus though. Adele she is not.

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Re: Saint Paul - General Topics

Postby LakeCharles » June 29th, 2016, 8:31 am

Ah yes, St. Paul, the city exclusively populated by white people in their 20s. St. Paul has great stuff going on, but this video just chose to highlight all the things Minneapolis already has. I don't need to cross the river to drink beer or eat fish.

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Re: Saint Paul - General Topics

Postby Nathan » June 29th, 2016, 8:33 am

Yeah I was surprised they didn't mention Payne Ave and much else.

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Re: Saint Paul - General Topics

Postby mplsjaromir » June 29th, 2016, 9:31 am

Even in sepia tone, the Minnesota Wild color scheme manages to be visually appalling.

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Re: Saint Paul - General Topics

Postby LakeCharles » July 8th, 2016, 10:34 am

Article on the 216 units of affordable workforce housing planned at 2300 Territorial Road, pending zoning changes:

http://www.startribune.com/near-border- ... 385933261/

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Re: Saint Paul - General Topics

Postby kiliff75 » July 9th, 2016, 8:40 am

As a Minneapolis resident, I love to see all these projects in Saint Paul too! It's nice to see, supports businesses in both cities, and all this development near the green line helps keep cars off the roads. Maybe the core cities will be up to a million people (total) in 50 or so years!

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Re: Saint Paul - General Topics

Postby Vagueperson » July 9th, 2016, 8:39 pm

"*The developers plan to incorporate the Endicott Arcade, a single-story retail center on the east side of the building, into the hotel's entry."

I see this as bad news. The logical place for an entrance would be under the building itself. The Endicott Arcade could remain a commercial property for other businesses. It is not logical that they would use the Endicott Arcade as an entrance to the hotel and put different businesses on the first floor at the corner. This means fewer businesses and less activity.

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Lack of Street Grid in Mac Grove/Union Park

Postby nbm » July 14th, 2016, 11:17 am

I've searched alot, but I cannot by any means understand the street layout in this part of town, specifically why some streets stop at an intersection and continue a few feet away on the other side of the cross-street. The most notable examples seem to be the east-west streets between Marshall and Summit at Fairview (Selby, Dayton, Laurel, etc.) and north-south streets between Fairview and Snelling at St. Clair (Wheeler, Davern Macalester).

I've heard that it had to do with developers plotting the land individually, and I'd love some info on this strange feature of this strange city we live in.

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Re: Lack of Street Grid in Mac Grove/Union Park

Postby LakeCharles » July 14th, 2016, 11:25 am

The streets at St. Clair are wonky just because the St. Paul "Tangletown" was built before most of the stuff around it. That was built in the 1880's-1890's. So the rest of the street grid wasn't there yet. Then the stuff to the south filled in later (1915-1930) and they had more uniform distances between the streets.

I would assume the same on the west side of Fairview. They drop a street (Hague), so that the plots are larger, and then the remaining streets can't line up exactly.

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Re: Saint Paul - General Topics

Postby nate » August 4th, 2016, 11:08 am

The two single-story buildings on the northeast corner of the University/Victoria intersection have been demolished. I'd assume there is a project slated to replace them - anyone have an idea what will be going there?

https://www.google.com/maps/@44.9557159 ... 312!8i6656

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