Grand & Finn Apartments - (2124 Grand Avenue)

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Grand & Finn Apartments - (2124 Grand Avenue)

Postby spectre000 » June 1st, 2012, 7:25 pm

Cullen LLC recently was approved by the city zoning and planning commissions to build a 5-story 20 unit (all 4 bedroom units) near the University of St. Thomas campus. Construction is anticipated to begin sometime this fall.

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Re: 2124 Grand Ave

Postby Nathaniel » September 18th, 2012, 9:41 pm

It's been approved, but a one-year development moratorium has been enacted in the "west Grand Ave". From my understanding, Cullen LLC was looking to develop a second similar style building on the same block. Neighbors, as anyone on this forum would have guessed, flipped out.

Two things worth checking out:

Streets.mn Podcast – The Future of Student Housing with Andrew Hasek - http://www.streets.mn/2012/09/18/street ... rew-hacek/

The problem with the problem of student housing - http://www.streets.mn/2012/04/24/the-pr ... t-housing/

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Re: 2124 Grand Ave

Postby Tcmetro » September 18th, 2012, 10:03 pm

Improve Grand Ave? What a travesty!

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Re: 2124 Grand Ave

Postby aguaman » September 20th, 2012, 1:02 pm

20 units with 4 bedrooms each = 80 bedrooms. So that could house between 80 to 160 students.
That's kind of a big deal.

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Re: 2124 Grand Ave

Postby FISHMANPET » September 20th, 2012, 9:25 pm

Is there a limit on number of unrelated persons per dwelling in St Paul like there is in Minneapolis? In Minneapolis you'd only be able to have 5 people in each unit, so 100 students max.

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Re: 2124 Grand Ave

Postby seanrichardryan » September 20th, 2012, 11:23 pm

I thought it was 4 unrelated persons in MPLS.
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Re: 2124 Grand Ave

Postby FISHMANPET » September 20th, 2012, 11:49 pm

I've definitely had 5 in a unit, and the landlord was definitely above the board.

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Re: 2124 Grand Ave

Postby seanrichardryan » September 21st, 2012, 12:11 am

Vaguely looked it up.... Zoned R1-R3, three persons, R4-R6, 5 persons.
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Re: 2124 Grand Ave

Postby 612transplant » September 21st, 2012, 7:21 pm

Beat me to it. I had a friend that had to leave a house because he was the sixth (or seventh, or eighth...) in St. Paul...

The ol' Brothel Law.

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Re: 2124 Grand Ave

Postby spectre000 » November 17th, 2012, 10:36 pm

Construction has begun on this project. The two houses that occupied the area have been demolished and work is well underway.

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Re: 2124 Grand Ave

Postby lorwest » November 29th, 2012, 11:45 pm

Here's a pic from November 18th. Site was totally cleared, with plenty of equipment, but no digging or obvious foundation work. Looks like the 1/2 block of Finn Street just south of Grand may be closed during construction and used for staging.
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Re: 2124 Grand Ave

Postby lorwest » December 21st, 2012, 11:39 pm

They've got a website up:

http://www.grandandfinn.com/

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Re: 2124 Grand Ave

Postby mulad » December 21st, 2012, 11:53 pm

Those renderings seem to have plopped the building into the middle of a forest with S-Class Mercedes frolicking about.

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Re: 2124 Grand Ave

Postby seanrichardryan » December 22nd, 2012, 1:04 pm

I'm glad St. Paul is getting their fair share of ugly cementious magi-pak apartments too!
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Re: 2124 Grand Ave

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Re: 2124 Grand Ave

Postby contrast » January 2nd, 2013, 11:53 pm

mulad wrote:Those renderings seem to have plopped the building into the middle of a forest with S-Class Mercedes frolicking about.

and also according to that same picture, the newly planted street trees are 30+' while the urban forest in the background appears to be topping out at 120+'. That is some significant shrubbery.

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Re: 2124 Grand Ave

Postby beykite » February 15th, 2013, 10:01 pm

Foundation work it starting to pop out of the ground on this one.

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Re: 2124 Grand Ave

Postby lorwest » February 16th, 2013, 3:24 pm

Construction status on 16 February
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Re: 2124 Grand Ave

Postby mattaudio » June 21st, 2013, 10:18 am

Related to five story buildings on Grand Ave:
http://finance-commerce.com/2013/06/st- ... t-heights/

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Re: 2124 Grand Ave

Postby ECtransplant » June 21st, 2013, 1:04 pm

mattaudio wrote:Related to five story buildings on Grand Ave:
http://finance-commerce.com/2013/06/st- ... t-heights/
Someone with a subscription want to tell us if this is something more than St. Paulites hating density?


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