Chittenden and Eastman Lofts & Flats - 2400-10 University

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Chittenden and Eastman Lofts & Flats - 2400-10 University

Postby Tcmetro » July 20th, 2012, 10:04 am

Raymond and University, rehab into 104 lofts. All the windows were knocked out last time I went past.

From the Pioneer Press: http://www.twincities.com/stpaul/ci_205 ... g-up-whats

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Re: 2402 University (Chittenden and Eastman Building)

Postby Wedgeguy » July 21st, 2012, 7:48 am

Was also by yesterday, Looks like the demo is going along nicely. They have put space for windows along side the building. Look forward to seeing this building complete.

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Re: 2402 University (Chittenden and Eastman Building)

Postby Nathan » July 21st, 2012, 8:46 am

Great news. Definitely a project I'm looking forward to. Defines what good is coming of the green line.

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Re: 2402 University (Chittenden and Eastman Building)

Postby spectre000 » December 2nd, 2012, 5:59 pm

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stpnov201251 by afsmps, on Flickr (taken Nov 18th).

Official site. Opening January 1st.
https://ce-lofts.com/

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Re: 2402 University (Chittenden and Eastman Building)

Postby mattaudio » December 3rd, 2012, 1:43 pm

It would be great to see some multi-storey development to the west (especially the MSB building)... then to the east between C&E and Raymond, it would be cool to see the existing two facades stay but a new residential mid-rise behind it.

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Chittenden and Eastman Building

Postby BKV Group » May 13th, 2013, 9:41 am

Built in 1917, the wood-frame Chittenden and Eastman Building at 2402 W. University Ave. has housed furniture and mattress companies and more recently seven floors of art studios. Its 139,000 square feet has now been transformed into 104 market-rate lofts. It reopened Jan. 4.

Developer Jim Stolpestad and Exeter Realty Co.'s $19 million conversion relied on state and federal historic tax credits, as well as a small grant from the Met Council, obtained through St. Paul, to clean up asbestos, lead-based paint and other hazardous material

2013 St. Paul Heritage Preservation Award Winner:
Adaptive reuse: C&E Lofts, 2402 W. University Ave, St. Paul, MN

Read more: http://finance-commerce.com/2013/05/pre ... z2SnfXkvEt

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Re: 2402 University (Chittenden and Eastman Building)

Postby seanrichardryan » May 13th, 2013, 5:03 pm

Wood framed?, must be a lot liker Butler Square on the inside.
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Re: 2402 University (Chittenden and Eastman Building)

Postby FISHMANPET » May 13th, 2013, 7:47 pm

I have a friend that lives here, it's pretty nice inside.

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Re: 2402 University (Chittenden and Eastman Building)

Postby Andrew_F » May 14th, 2013, 2:47 am

seanrichardryan wrote:Wood framed?, must be a lot liker Butler Square on the inside.
I've seen many older factory buildings in Chicago that are heavy timber inside with load-bearing masonry exterior walls. All of them beautiful once they've been cleaned up a bit.

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Re: 2402 University (Chittenden and Eastman Building)

Postby aguaman » May 14th, 2013, 6:36 am

awesome. please post interior/structural photos if you have any...

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Re: Saint Paul - General Topics

Postby EOst » May 9th, 2015, 2:31 pm

Not sure if anyone has mentioned this yet:

http://content.govdelivery.com/attachme ... 2B2015.pdf
2390-2400 University Avenue West, University-Raymond Commercial Heritage Preservation District, by Exeter Group LLC, for a preliminary review to partially demolish the roof of the L-shaped building and then construct five stories of housing onto the roof of the existing building. (Spong, 651/266-6714)
That's the one-story building here: https://www.google.com/maps/@44.964046, ... CTjlTQ!2e0

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Re: Saint Paul - General Topics

Postby Didier » May 10th, 2015, 1:51 am

The aikido center that had been in that building recently moved.

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Re: Saint Paul - General Topics

Postby ProspectPete » May 10th, 2015, 4:52 pm

This strikes me as odd. To demo a roof to then put up 5 stories above it? How much more. would it cost at hat point to just start from scratch?

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Re: Saint Paul - General Topics

Postby Silophant » May 10th, 2015, 7:44 pm

Since they're asking the HPC for permission, I'm guessing there's some level of historic protections on the building that would prevent a full demolition. I'd guess they won't be able to save much beyond the façade, though, since the building probably wasn't built to support an extra five floors.

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Re: Saint Paul - General Topics

Postby seanrichardryan » May 10th, 2015, 8:12 pm

It's in the Raymond-University Historic District.

http://www.stpaul.gov/DocumentCenter/Home/View/20498
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Re: Saint Paul - General Topics

Postby Minnehahaha » May 11th, 2015, 10:03 pm

That's an interesting project to be undertaking when the Exeter Group's site states that 85% of the building is under a long term lease to Loomis. I see armored cars coming and going regularly from the Raymond avenue facing portion of the building (and a couple are even visible in the Google street view!) But I guess there is a lot more to that building than the University Avenue frontage suggests (Aerial View) so it's probably not unimaginable that they could redevelop the northern wing without disturbing the armored car operations.

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Re: Saint Paul - General Topics

Postby twincitizen » May 14th, 2015, 12:24 pm

Loomis is gone. Article states they moved to the East Side last year. Building is completely vacant. The project would include gym, pool, amenities that residents of C&E Lofts could use. Project is called C&E Flats

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Re: Chittenden and Eastman Lofts & Flats - 2400-10 Universit

Postby ProspectPete » May 14th, 2015, 1:58 pm

Is there a link to the article? Did it mention the street level being designed for retail?

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Re: Chittenden and Eastman Lofts & Flats - 2400-10 Universit

Postby adam.voge » May 14th, 2015, 2:31 pm

ProspectPete wrote:Is there a link to the article? Did it mention the street level being designed for retail?
http://finance-commerce.com/2015/05/sec ... -ce-lofts/

They are creating a new retail space along Raymond and keeping two existing spaces along University. A lot of the ground floor (closer to inside of the block) is parking.

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Postby lorwest » May 14th, 2015, 4:53 pm

And the HPC Staff Report is available, with plans.

http://www.stpaul.gov/DocumentCenter/View/78710


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