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Re: Rochester

Posted: August 8th, 2018, 12:15 pm
by bubzki2
^ I don't think that a tear-down was ever even considered possible because the Holiday Inn had several floors of condos at the top. For what it is, I think this is a great outcome.

Re: Rochester

Posted: August 8th, 2018, 12:42 pm
by Thorondor
I understand that. It was never likely to happen. Looking forward to seeing the end result!

Re: Rochester

Posted: September 6th, 2018, 2:41 am
by gcm
I've been wondering where all the DMC money is going. :D

https://www.postbulletin.com/news/busin ... 48548.html

Re: Rochester

Posted: September 7th, 2018, 12:03 pm
by matthew5080
New micro-apartment project in the works for downtown.
Micro-apartments may be on the way for a high-profile street corner in downtown Rochester.

North Rock Real Estate is proposing a 50-unit apartment complex for the former Creative Salon site, located at 324 1st Avenue Southwest.

Initial plans call for 25 studio apartments, starting at 375 square feet, along with 20 one-bedroom units and five two-bedroom apartments.

Mike Zirbes, a partner at North Rock, said the six-story concept is being designed to target young, transient professionals who do not need much space — but want to be close to work and entertainment options.
https://www.medcitybeat.com/news-blog/2 ... r-c4-space

Re: Rochester

Posted: September 7th, 2018, 1:00 pm
by bubzki2
About time we heard something for that site. Didn't they boot the tenant on that site several years ago?

Re: Rochester

Posted: September 18th, 2018, 7:33 am
by bubzki2
https://www.medcitybeat.com/news-blog/2 ... a-building

I knew this building was originally built to support 40 stories (20 additional), but wow didn't expect this so soon!

Re: Rochester

Posted: September 18th, 2018, 9:06 am
by matthew5080
How exciting! I wish they could've added an additional 10 feet to get the Gonda Building to 500 feet tall though :lol:

Re: Rochester

Posted: September 18th, 2018, 9:08 am
by mattaudio
Cool to see Rochester on its way to a #newtallest, but man that addition is ugly.

Re: Rochester

Posted: September 18th, 2018, 9:30 am
by Thorondor
I personally don't find it ugly at all, but it isn't quite what I was expecting. We only have the one initial rendering, so it's unclear exactly how it will look when built. Mayo has been storing the remaining needed marble in Italy, so I'm interested to see how they use that in this design. Some of it looks like it could be the same as the lower floors, but looks a little different because it's a preliminary rendering.

Re: Rochester

Posted: September 18th, 2018, 4:29 pm
by go4guy
Looks like the first 3 medical floors will be the same design, followed by the 4th level being glass all around. Kind of transitions into the hotel portion with all glass. I agree that it looks odd right now, but i am sure the final plans will look much better.

Are you sure the marble is in Italy? I always thought I heard it was in a field in Wisconsin with them sitting upright in the direction they would be on the building to get the same sunlight exposure. Not sure how reliable my information was, but am always fascinated by that kind of stuff.

Re: Rochester

Posted: September 18th, 2018, 7:27 pm
by Thorondor
I agree. The key will be how well it transitions into the hotel portion.

Heard from an inside source that it's Italy and costs ~60k to store it there every year.

Re: Rochester

Posted: September 19th, 2018, 2:35 am
by gcm
mattaudio wrote:
September 18th, 2018, 9:08 am
Cool to see Rochester on its way to a #newtallest, but man that addition is ugly.
I agree. All those little sections jutting out here and there doesn't appeal to me. Keep it clean and simple.

Re: Rochester

Posted: September 19th, 2018, 5:51 pm
by Minneboy
The original Gonda bulding is blah, the connection to the Mayo is nice. The Hotel portion will be a great addition and will make the building much better.

Re: Rochester

Posted: September 20th, 2018, 2:40 am
by gcm
"The original Gonda bulding is blah, the connection to the Mayo is nice"

It would be great if the hotel took its design cues from the section that connects to the Mayo building. Clean and simple. I think the Gonda building would have been much better if they had not included those metal tube accents.

Re: Rochester

Posted: November 30th, 2018, 4:44 am
by gcm

Re: Rochester

Posted: November 30th, 2018, 10:45 pm
by Minneboy
gcm wrote:
November 30th, 2018, 4:44 am
Days Inn demolition starts today:

https://www.postbulletin.com/news/local ... 25e4.html
So after reading the article I don't see if anything is actually replacing it as was proposed some time ago.

Re: Rochester

Posted: December 1st, 2018, 6:18 am
by gcm
I don't think there are any immediate plans to develop the property. I suspect the developer is tearing it down before any additional efforts can be made to block the demolition.

Re: Rochester

Posted: December 1st, 2018, 10:57 am
by go4guy
gcm wrote:
December 1st, 2018, 6:18 am
I don't think there are any immediate plans to develop the property. I suspect the developer is tearing it down before any additional efforts can be made to block the demolition.
Exactly. A project was all set up, but demo of the Days Inn was holding it up. Those plans are now gone, but the owner was given permission to demo it. Might as well do that before something holds it up again. Get the site ready at least.

At our planning commission, an engineering firm made a comment that financing for the Legion site is all set to go. So hopefully we see movement on that soon.

Re: Rochester

Posted: December 1st, 2018, 3:24 pm
by gcm
Is work still proceeding on the old Holiday Inn remodel? After some initial activity (e.g. signage coming down, fencing going up), I haven't seem much activity. Perhaps all the work is taking place inside at this point.

Re: Rochester

Posted: December 1st, 2018, 10:51 pm
by go4guy
I was really hoping the skin would be coming off soon, but they must just be doing interior work right now.