Central Exchange - (773-785 University Avenue)

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Central Exchange - (773-785 University Avenue)

Postby Tcmetro » July 20th, 2012, 9:55 am

Redevelopment at Grotto and University, 30-45 units.

http://www.modelcities.org/central-exchange/
http://www.thelinemedia.com/devnews/cen ... 11112.aspx
http://www.stpaul.gov/DocumentCenter/Home/View/15962

Anyone know what's going on with this project? Last I saw, three buildings have been demolished and graded, but the Oriental Market is still standing, and perhaps open.

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Re: 773-785 University (Central Exchange)

Postby spectre000 » July 20th, 2012, 12:46 pm

I think this one won't officially be starting till sometime next year.

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Re: 773-785 University (Central Exchange)

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Re: 773-785 University (Central Exchange)

Postby Nathan » September 29th, 2012, 8:26 am

I think it's pretty cool, again will definitely depend on material usage. Definitely increases the density and urban feel of University, and continues it east, not as much has been proposed East of Lexington.

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Re: 773-785 University (Central Exchange)

Postby lorwest » September 29th, 2012, 10:26 am

Yeah, I like this too. It's the same architectural firm who did Frogtown Square a few blocks to the east at Dale. I think that turned out ok, so I'm hopeful. That stretch between Dale and Lexington is such a hodgepodge of drab, rehabbed, rundown, and gone.

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Re: 773-785 University (Central Exchange)

Postby mplser » September 29th, 2012, 1:00 pm

wow! I think it's really cool! I really hope they execute this well, because it looks like it could be a great building!

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Re: 773-785 University (Central Exchange)

Postby Wedgeguy » September 29th, 2012, 1:44 pm

fotoapparatic wrote:I think it's pretty cool, again will definitely depend on material usage. Definitely increases the density and urban feel of University, and continues it east, not as much has been proposed East of Lexington.

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I kinda of see some of the Art Deco of the Old Homes Factory that is east of Lexington there on University with the 2 towers (the large verticles windows) and the cornices at the top of the buildings.

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Re: 773-785 University (Central Exchange)

Postby aguaman » October 10th, 2012, 6:17 am


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Re: 773-785 University (Central Exchange)

Postby aguaman » October 10th, 2012, 6:24 am

Wedgeguy wrote:I kinda of see some of the Art Deco of the Old Homes Factory that is east of Lexington there on University with the 2 towers (the large verticles windows) and the cornices at the top of the buildings.
I like the art deco look too. here's the old home building:
https://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&ll=4 ... .2,,0,0.23

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Re: 773-785 University (Central Exchange)

Postby Nathan » October 10th, 2012, 12:10 pm

I'm always wishing they would revitalize that building :/

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Re: 773-785 University (Central Exchange)

Postby Wedgeguy » October 10th, 2012, 2:11 pm

fotoapparatic wrote:I'm always wishing they would revitalize that building :/
There is talk of putting an addition of apartment onto the back and reuse the factory also for housing!

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Re: 773-785 University (Central Exchange)

Postby seanrichardryan » October 10th, 2012, 10:59 pm

Looks like it's for sale. Maybe 'they' could be you!
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Re: 773-785 University (Central Exchange)

Postby Nathan » October 11th, 2012, 10:59 am

Maybe they could be urbanmsp members coop ;) (imagine those planning meetings)

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Re: 773-785 University (Central Exchange)

Postby bptenor » April 3rd, 2013, 5:10 pm

Found this render on the Model Cities website (correct me if this isn't new or current). I really like the way this looks!

http://www.modelcities.org/wp-content/u ... 659883.jpg

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Re: 773-785 University (Central Exchange)

Postby Nathan » April 5th, 2013, 9:27 am

Oh wow, that looks great! I really like the green (a patina hopefully?) accents between the windows. Greets the street really well with good retail spaces!

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Re: 773-785 University (Central Exchange)

Postby lordmoke » April 5th, 2013, 9:40 am

I love this thing so much. If it looks even half as good as the renderings, it should be a real gem for University. Old Home architects, please take note of how to modernize art deco properly!

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Re: 773-785 University (Central Exchange)

Postby aguaman » April 8th, 2013, 11:33 am

should upgrade those old cobra lamps. they look like they should be running along a highway, not an urban transit corridor.

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Re: 773-785 University (Central Exchange)

Postby bptenor » July 3rd, 2013, 10:40 pm

Here is a pdf overview of the two developments Model Cities is pursuing. It includes both the Central Exchange and the BROWNstone building, which Model Cities currently occupies.

http://www.modelcities.org/wp-content/u ... rview1.pdf

They incorporate similar elements, and really play off the art deco that's prevalent in the area. I hope these look as stunning as they do in the renderings. More info on the residential portions:

http://www.modelcities.org/wp-content/u ... ments1.pdf

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Re: 773-785 University (Central Exchange)

Postby David Greene » July 5th, 2013, 9:31 am

Now would the BROWNstone redevelopment have happened without the Victoria station? I would guess it would have been smaller if it happened at all.

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Re: 773-785 University (Central Exchange)

Postby Nathan » July 5th, 2013, 11:39 am

I think these will be great with included green space. At least it seems like they know how to do fauxstoric architecture, unlike the people behind the Old Home Dairy Expansion...


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