Minnetonka Area – General Topics

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Re: Minnetonka Area – General Topics

Postby jla1591 » January 24th, 2018, 5:52 pm

Great project for that area. I know that side of Ridgedale has a ton of parking and never busy. It would be a great addition with another apartment project proposed across the street on the old Redstone site. Rosedale is running out of room with a new Von Maur, and a proposed Portillo's potentially getting built in the mall parking lot.

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Re: Minnetonka Area – General Topics

Postby MNdible » January 25th, 2018, 10:24 am

As noted elsewhere, Rosedale's site is quite a bit more constrained than the other major regional malls.

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Postby VacantLuxuries » January 25th, 2018, 10:40 am

MNdible wrote: As noted elsewhere, Rosedale's site is quite a bit more constrained than the other major regional malls.
The mall site itself, but it's surrounded by a lot of aging strip malls that could be replaced. Though there hasn't been much residential development interest in Roseville, has there?

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Minnetonka Area – General Topics

Postby Anondson » February 20th, 2018, 9:46 pm

The Music Barn site along the Shady Oak Stroad now proposed to have 12 market rate condos and 3 detached homes because of the federal tax changed around affordable housing tax credits.

https://finance-commerce.com/2018/02/pr ... e-project/

The city was very favorable toward the project, having approved it back in 2015. (Nextdoor concerns, however, were panicked over an imminent crime wave ... not joking)

Construction looks to break ground this June or July, I guess because we’ve built a system that makes affordable housing take years to start up while market rate gets fast track status?

Minnetonka elected officials sound kinda upset about losing this. Maybe they need to come up with a local solution to help developers in their city build what the elected officials and city staff want? A solution doesn’t make projects tenuous because it drags out for years to make happen?

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Re: Minnetonka Area – General Topics

Postby GILBball » March 13th, 2018, 12:36 pm

Something fairly large looking going up on the SE corner of 394 and Hopkins Crossroad. I don't recall hearing much about this. Apartments? Syngenta expansion?

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Re: Minnetonka Area – General Topics

Postby Anondson » March 13th, 2018, 1:36 pm

I think it’s senior housing.

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Re: Minnetonka Area – General Topics

Postby Anondson » March 29th, 2018, 6:43 pm

Startribune on the proposed Ridgedale outlet housing.

http://www.startribune.com/hot-property ... 478343203/

168 luxury senior rentals

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Re: Minnetonka Area – General Topics

Postby Anondson » April 18th, 2018, 6:46 am

Former Digi International site in the Opus II business park, adjacent to the Opus Station, going to the city for a hearing on rezoning to allow 220 workforce housing units and 260 senior apartments.

https://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/ ... -site.html

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Re: Minnetonka Area – General Topics

Postby Multimodal » April 18th, 2018, 8:32 am

I don’t know, would you call that transit oriented development, being literally next to a transit stop?

6 stories for the senior housing is decent; 4 stories for the workforce housing seems borderline. Who is going to complain about height here?

And while only 1/4 parking spot per unit seems great, the parking lot still feels like the front yard for each unit. Why not coalesce all the parking into a rectangular lot outside the buildings, and reduce the footprint of the existing buildings by making them taller. Then, someday, the parking lot can be built over with another apartment building, optionally with parking underground (if we even need it by then).

And why no retail next to the transit station? This feels very suburban, not TOD. Not even suburban-TOD. If your city gets a transit stop on a billion dollar transit line, it’s imperative that you build the max density possible adjacent to it, to let as many residents as possible *walk* to transit.

Of course I’m basing this all on that one image. Maybe there’s more to this?

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Re: Minnetonka Area – General Topics

Postby Anondson » April 18th, 2018, 10:11 am

It absolutely is a wasted opportunity to not make this multi use. But this is a very short two block walk to two retail areas over on Shady Oak Rd.

It will finished 2 years before SWLRT, so this has to plan for lots of car occupancy, probably why the non-senior units are stuck at 4 stories, too many more and car storage become expansive to put places.

This is solving a need to get lots of housing near jobs. Maybe Minnetonka can insist the ground floor units nearest the station be built to be easily converted to future retail?

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Postby Anondson » July 6th, 2018, 6:57 pm

Another apartment project proposed for the Minnetonka Opus station area moving closer. [Locked]

https://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/ ... tonka.html

Anyone with a subscription able to read it and see which address?

I think it’s this project on the city website.

https://eminnetonka.com/current-project ... ren-road-e
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Re: Minnetonka Area – General Topics

Postby Anondson » July 6th, 2018, 7:03 pm

Looks like this is the site for the proposal.

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Re: Minnetonka Area – General Topics

Postby Anondson » July 18th, 2018, 7:04 am

Luxury apartments across from Ridgedale were shrunk to 4 stories. The council approved.

https://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/ ... uxury.html

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Re: Minnetonka Area – General Topics

Postby Anondson » August 6th, 2018, 9:09 pm

From last week, Doran is proposing 230 apartments along 394, just east of Ridgedale and west of Hopkins Crossroads.

https://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/ ... tonka.html

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Re: Minnetonka Area – General Topics

Postby HiawathaGuy » August 21st, 2018, 9:57 am

Wah wah...
"Too urban..."

Doran’s Minnetonka apartment plan gets chilly reception
*UNLOCKED*

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Re: Minnetonka Area – General Topics

Postby Anondson » September 2nd, 2018, 9:27 pm

Startribune explains why Minnetonka and the Met Council is paying $12 million for a new bridge to a strip mall for holiday congestion.

http://www.startribune.com/bridge-to-ri ... 492296101/


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