The Expo - 215 2nd St SE (285' - 26 Stories)

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Re: The Expo - 215 2nd St SE (285' - 26 Stories)

Postby Mcgizz » June 27th, 2018, 8:46 am

Another parking lot bites the dust.

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Re: The Expo - 215 2nd St SE (285' - 26 Stories)

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Re: The Expo - 215 2nd St SE (285' - 26 Stories)

Postby lordmoke » July 12th, 2018, 12:50 pm

CoW rough plans for future phases; could be anywhere from 0-2 more towers:
http://minneapolismn.gov/www/groups/pub ... 212420.pdf

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Re: The Expo - 215 2nd St SE (285' - 26 Stories)

Postby Anondson » July 12th, 2018, 1:12 pm

Two more towers would make a nice string of towers on this side of the falls. I hope the coming recession. Doesn’t kill that.

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Re: The Expo - 215 2nd St SE (285' - 26 Stories)

Postby HiawathaGuy » July 12th, 2018, 1:30 pm

Anondson wrote:
July 12th, 2018, 1:12 pm
Two more towers would make a nice string of towers on this side of the falls. I hope the coming recession. Doesn’t kill that.
I loved Steve Minn's version of that side of the river from a decade ago. I remember discussing it on Minnescraper. But I can't find any images online.

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Re: The Expo - 215 2nd St SE (285' - 26 Stories)

Postby Nathan » July 12th, 2018, 2:27 pm

I'm definitely feeling the 3 towers though its almost like they're too spaced out.

I really hope they'd be three unique towers though, the currently approved tower is... Just alright. I'm not sure I like that white bread enough to make a sandwich out of it.

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Re: The Expo - 215 2nd St SE (285' - 26 Stories)

Postby grant1simons2 » July 12th, 2018, 4:17 pm

They're all likely to be massive block sized projects :/

I was kind of hoping after this Expo project, we may get something a bit more broken up?

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Re: The Expo - 215 2nd St SE (285' - 26 Stories)

Postby alexschief » July 12th, 2018, 7:35 pm

That’s one of the biggest frustrations I have with a lot of recent projects. I understand the economics of it, but good urban design comes from variety at the ground level. These massive, single block developments with setbacks from the street and little retail are not progressing the city towards a better urban realm (and ultimately, I would argue, they probably represent lost profit for the developer, who could sell for more with buildings that do better at creating an interesting neighborhood).

Here’s hoping the CoW provides feedback along those lines.

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Re: The Expo - 215 2nd St SE (285' - 26 Stories)

Postby mamundsen » July 13th, 2018, 8:24 am

The three tower option D would be great. Do you think the community would fight it like the did the condos? I think NE is ready to BOOM!

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Re: The Expo - 215 2nd St SE (285' - 26 Stories)

Postby Silophant » July 13th, 2018, 8:30 am

I think there would be some level of neighborhood resistance, like we saw with the Expo, but probably not the extremely expensive losing legal battle we saw (are seeing?) with 200 Central.

Also, a tower actually being under construction/built lessens the case for "another tower would ruin the neighborhood/historic district" in my mind, at least.

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Re: The Expo - 215 2nd St SE (285' - 26 Stories)

Postby Anondson » July 13th, 2018, 11:10 pm

The obligatory inspiration/comparison from Vancouver.
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Re: The Expo - 215 2nd St SE (285' - 26 Stories)

Postby handyman » July 14th, 2018, 4:43 pm

Actually, those are 3 towers per block, not 1 per block.

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Re: The Expo - 215 2nd St SE (285' - 26 Stories)

Postby Anondson » July 14th, 2018, 6:23 pm

That’s the idea.

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Re: The Expo - 215 2nd St SE (285' - 26 Stories)

Postby schmitzm03 » August 7th, 2018, 6:20 am

Doran has a number of webcams available on their corporate site. I can't figure out how to link directly to the Expo cams, but you can find them here: https://dorancompanies.com/cameras/

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Re: The Expo - 215 2nd St SE (285' - 26 Stories)

Postby seamonster » September 7th, 2018, 8:09 am

Second crane going up.

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Re: The Expo - 215 2nd St SE (285' - 26 Stories)

Postby karlshea » September 10th, 2018, 11:00 am

schmitzm03 wrote:
August 7th, 2018, 6:20 am
Doran has a number of webcams available on their corporate site. I can't figure out how to link directly to the Expo cams, but you can find them here: https://dorancompanies.com/cameras/
Expo 1:
https://www.senserasystems.com/public/e ... 8835276358

Expo 2:
https://www.senserasystems.com/public/e ... 8852866357

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next phases

Postby bapster2006 » October 11th, 2018, 3:05 pm

800 units on the next two blocks with a 30 story tower on the eastern block.

http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/www/gro ... 214662.pdf
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Re: The Expo - 215 2nd St SE (285' - 26 Stories)

Postby Anondson » October 11th, 2018, 3:29 pm

Link didn’t work for me.

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Re: The Expo - 215 2nd St SE (285' - 26 Stories)

Postby Mcgizz » October 11th, 2018, 6:08 pm

I cant help but think these three blocks had more potential than what the current construction and plan have. Its too bad really.

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Re: The Expo - 215 2nd St SE (285' - 26 Stories)

Postby Silophant » October 11th, 2018, 6:18 pm

Yeah. I would have liked to see a tower on each block.


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