Doubletree by Hilton - 501 Huron Blvd SE

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Doubletree by Hilton - 501 Huron Blvd SE

Postby Silophant » January 23rd, 2014, 9:56 am

Mod note: Jump ahead to Page 3 for updated plans; the hotel project moved across the street.


Looking at the CoW agenda for next week, it looks like Doran isn't the only one who thinks the University area needs another hotel. This one would be "a five-story hotel with 123 rooms and one floor of underground parking."

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Re: Huron and Essex Hotel

Postby Silophant » January 23rd, 2014, 10:00 am

Looking at the map, it looks like this is those three houses on Essex closest to Huron, across the street from the Stadium Village Apts, as well as the house on Huron and the northernmost of the three identical apartment buildings on Huron between Essex and Fulton.

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Re: Huron and Essex Hotel

Postby lordmoke » January 23rd, 2014, 5:12 pm

Staff report is finally up:
http://www.minneapolismn.gov/www/groups ... 119700.pdf

Pretty nondescript. Curb cut for garage/ loading zone will be mid block on Essex.

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Re: Huron and Essex Hotel

Postby MNdible » January 24th, 2014, 11:33 am

I'm sure the city is trying to concentrate commercial development along Washington, but it feels like there's now enough density along this stretch of Huron (and much of it is far enough away from Washington) that there should be at least some level of convenience retail here.

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Re: Huron and Essex Hotel

Postby mattaudio » January 24th, 2014, 12:17 pm

I hope the city preserves that short stretch of RR ROW between Huron/Essex and 27th Ave SE. It could replace the freeway entrance as the primary "main street" of development south of Essex... a greenway/plaza that helps development continuity towards Franklin.

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Re: Huron and Essex Hotel

Postby Silophant » January 24th, 2014, 12:41 pm

Looks like all the rooms have kitchenettes, which makes sense if is is aimed at hospital patients and/or their families.

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Re: Huron and Essex Hotel

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Re: Huron and Essex Hotel

Postby woofner » January 29th, 2014, 2:57 pm

I think it would make a lot more sense for this building to be oriented towards Huron rather than Essex because a) it would provide more activation for a desolate stretch of Huron, b) the drop-off as depicted is a significant conflict with the bike lane on Essex, and c) boulevards should be made of plants not asphalt.
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Re: Huron and Essex Hotel

Postby Azel » April 25th, 2014, 6:50 am

Here's an update on the hotel - no objections from neighbors. wow. : http://www.mndaily.com/news/campus/2014 ... es-forward
It's on the May 1 Mplz. zoning committee agenda http://www.minneapolismn.gov/meetings/zp/WCMS1P-123832

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Re: Huron and Essex Hotel

Postby mattaudio » April 25th, 2014, 8:40 am

And we wonder why Stadium Village is booming quietly much faster than the core of Dinkytown.

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Re: Huron and Essex Hotel

Postby MNdible » April 25th, 2014, 8:52 am

Meh.

I know this is the way our society is going as a whole, but Stadium Village is almost entirely restaurants right now -- minus the two chain drugstores, is there any retail left there? To my taste, as impressive as the added density along Washington is, I think it's actually pretty soulless.

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Re: Huron and Essex Hotel

Postby Silophant » April 25th, 2014, 9:03 am

The flower shop in Stub and Herb's is still there, as is the liquor store, Smokedale, and I think the game store is still by Burger King. There's also a US Bank, a print shop, FedEx/Kinko's, and Great Clips, though those are more services than retail. It's restaurant-heavy, no doubt, but it's not that bad.

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Re: Huron and Essex Hotel

Postby go4guy » April 25th, 2014, 9:05 am

Dont forget Gold Country when that comes back.

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Re: Huron and Essex Hotel

Postby Snelbian » April 25th, 2014, 12:25 pm

MNdible wrote:Meh.

I know this is the way our society is going as a whole, but Stadium Village is almost entirely restaurants right now -- minus the two chain drugstores, is there any retail left there? To my taste, as impressive as the added density along Washington is, I think it's actually pretty soulless.
It's been that way since at least 2003 when I moved to Stadium Village.

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Re: Huron and Essex Hotel

Postby Didier » April 25th, 2014, 12:27 pm

I think the video game store next to Burger King went out of business.

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Re: Huron and Essex Hotel

Postby Chauncey87 » April 29th, 2014, 4:03 pm

"The only hang-up from the city involved the entrance to the hotel’s 41-stall underground parking ramp, Oberpriller said, which has since been changed."

For a hotel with 123 rooms doesn't that seem like a very low number of parking stalls?

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Re: Huron and Essex Hotel

Postby Silophant » April 29th, 2014, 5:02 pm

It does, but apparently the city only requires one stall per three rooms. I guess they're planning for a lot of people to come via LRT?

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Re: Huron and Essex Hotel

Postby transportationist » May 2nd, 2014, 9:58 am

I'd guess taxi and chartered bus as well. The Commons (nee Radisson) has Chartered buses for sports teams all the time.

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Re: Huron and Essex Hotel

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Re: Huron and Essex Hotel

Postby Wedgeguy » June 9th, 2014, 10:38 am

So is this a go for sure? Any fence up or work on the site been done yet?


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