Northeast and Southeast Minneapolis - General Topics

Northeast, Near North, Camden, Old St. Anthony, University and surrounding neighborhoods
grant1simons2
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Re: Northeast and Southeast Minneapolis - General Topics

Postby grant1simons2 » August 8th, 2019, 8:14 am

That's railroad property. l doubt the city had any say

amiller92
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Re: Northeast and Southeast Minneapolis - General Topics

Postby amiller92 » August 8th, 2019, 9:51 am


Brenns
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Re: Northeast and Southeast Minneapolis - General Topics

Postby Brenns » August 8th, 2019, 1:01 pm

It just seems an odd course to take, given that the wedge-shaped piece of land along Central containing the roundhouse has been lying unused and is due for redevelopment once remediation on the site is complete.

Part of me wonders if one or more potential developers had expressed interest in the land but wanted nothing to do with stabilizing/redeveloping the structure, and the railroad agreed to quietly take care of the problem in the mean time.

Blaisdell Greenway
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Re: Northeast and Southeast Minneapolis - General Topics

Postby Blaisdell Greenway » August 11th, 2019, 1:53 pm

grant1simons2 wrote:
August 7th, 2019, 12:57 pm
Mac's is moving onto 310 E Hennepin!

Wonder what's happening with the Union building. There were rumors of redevelopment last year. Same with the Aveda site.
Union Bank is expanding into the Mac's space. Don't know if it will be customer-facing or just offices. I read about it in the Minneapolis Labor Review.

Didier
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Re: Northeast and Southeast Minneapolis - General Topics

Postby Didier » August 12th, 2019, 7:35 am

Uptown46 wrote:
August 7th, 2019, 6:58 pm
Characterless? Jim's Coffee Shop from the film Untamed Heart is characterless?
Underrated local movie. Christian Slater lives in the basement at Florence Court.

GILBball
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Re: Northeast and Southeast Minneapolis - General Topics

Postby GILBball » August 15th, 2019, 8:27 pm

Third(?) Solhem project announced for the same few blocks in Northeast.

http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/www/gro ... 220287.pdf

Not really much to say about it, except that it really feels like these Solhem projects are a noticeable step up in quality from the other mid-rise projects being built/proposed recently. I actually quite like them.

MNdible
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Re: Northeast and Southeast Minneapolis - General Topics

Postby MNdible » August 15th, 2019, 8:47 pm

It's a Solhem project, so of course there are a bunch of balconies hanging over the property line into the ROW, and setback reductions that can't be mirrored across the shared property line. It's crazy how other developers can make their project works without resorting to these shenanigans, but even crazier that the City keeps granting these requests.

squrtis
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Re: Northeast and Southeast Minneapolis - General Topics

Postby squrtis » August 15th, 2019, 8:49 pm

GILBball wrote:
August 15th, 2019, 8:27 pm
Third(?) Solhem project announced for the same few blocks in Northeast.

http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/www/gro ... 220287.pdf

Not really much to say about it, except that it really feels like these Solhem projects are a noticeable step up in quality from the other mid-rise projects being built/proposed recently. I actually quite like them.
Yeah, this is totally fine.

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Re: Northeast and Southeast Minneapolis - General Topics

Postby xandrex » August 16th, 2019, 11:42 am

Solhem seems to do a generally good job of having handsome, if forgettable, modern buildings.

Not sure how this one will end up, but what I dislike about them is they seem to have the consistently worst interior layouts.

J2arkitekt
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Re: Northeast and Southeast Minneapolis - General Topics

Postby J2arkitekt » August 21st, 2019, 7:07 am

This Solhem proposal is on a narrow street that is heavily trafficked by pedestrians. It has so many underwhelming design ideas wrapped into one. The building is twice the height of anything within three blocks (21 feet higher than what is allowed by zoning after any bonuses). They fail to come close to the 50% first floor commercial requirements for a mixed use density bonus. They are asking to build 5’ from the neighboring single family homes. They want to put a curb cut for 100+ vehicles to use through this highly trafficked pedestrian sidewalk (it isn’t just the neighborhood coffee shop and chipper, there is an elementary school adjacent). And then the thing is clad in a mix of materials, 40% of which is painted fiber cement siding and paneling. They aren’t even trying to meet the code, let alone respect the context.

alexschief
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Re: Northeast and Southeast Minneapolis - General Topics

Postby alexschief » August 21st, 2019, 8:09 am

I don't quite understand why they've arranged the lobby and parking entry on the west side of the building and the retail spaces on the east side. Given the existence of commercial west of the building, doesn't it make more sense to string the commercial uses together instead of separating them by a lobby and a driveway?

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Re: Northeast and Southeast Minneapolis - General Topics

Postby EOst » August 21st, 2019, 8:31 am

The transit corridor is University (to the east) and that strip on 13th east of University is pretty prominent, so I'm not bothered by that decision.


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