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

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

Postby MNdible » April 22nd, 2019, 9:15 am

Great shot, Bapster!

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

Postby rhettcarlson » May 31st, 2019, 2:59 pm

We saw this coming, but here it is in the business journal. Super disappointing. We got two towers in the 70/80s, three (edit: four) towers in the 2010s, will the HPC be reset in 30 years to allow another round?

Tower proposal near St. Anthony Main gets a 24-story haircut

https://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/ ... s_headline

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

Postby mamundsen » May 31st, 2019, 6:52 pm

What’s the new height? They have been building the tower already. I bet they are up to 10-12 floors already.

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

Postby BigIdeasGuy » May 31st, 2019, 7:48 pm

Wow this is super disappointing to say the least, from the HPC being foxes watching the hen house to Doran not fighting for bigger to the city not pushing for more affordable housing. Seriously we have 3 full city blocks in one of the hottest areas of the Twin Cities and this is best we can do. I don't think anyone was expecting Hudson Yards but if the best the city can muster is the West End lets just stop pretending we care about things we say we care about.

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

Postby NickP » May 31st, 2019, 10:11 pm

mamundsen wrote:
May 31st, 2019, 6:52 pm
What’s the new height? They have been building the tower already. I bet they are up to 10-12 floors already.
The trim is for a second tower they had proposed building. I don’t think this is for the tower currently under construction.

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

Postby TroyGBiv » May 31st, 2019, 11:47 pm

It’s for the next tower one block to the east

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

Postby mamundsen » June 1st, 2019, 7:25 am

Thanks guys. I thought we knew that already. Original plan was to have two towers with a low block in between. Didn’t the news come out a while ago that they are delaying the third block?

EDIT: Found it up thread from February:
DanB wrote:
February 26th, 2019, 8:14 pm
Disappointing to see that the tower has been removed along with the affordable housing building supposedly after HPC feedback. The change in the east block to a single 6 story structure is a significant downgrade. I am confused that they would back off so easily when they were able to get the tower in phase 1 approved despite HPC opposition.

http://www.minneapolismn.gov/www/groups ... 217288.pdf

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

Postby Qhaberl » June 1st, 2019, 7:56 pm

Should we put the conversation about the blocks to the east of this development into their own thread?


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

Postby alexschief » June 3rd, 2019, 7:32 am

Let's be honest, Doran is using the HPC as cover here. If they wanted to build towers instead of Dallas donuts, they'd do it.

This project, from the site plan to the parking overprovision, to the shlocky architecture, is terrible. Doran is not a good developer.

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

Postby MNdible » June 3rd, 2019, 8:51 am

alexschief wrote:
June 3rd, 2019, 7:32 am
Let's be honest, Doran is using the HPC as cover here. If they wanted to build towers instead of Dallas donuts, they'd do it.
Ding. Ding. Ding.

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

Postby lordmoke » June 14th, 2019, 8:55 am

Demo is underway on the old General Mills facility.

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

Postby Qhaberl » June 14th, 2019, 11:48 am

Thanks for the info, might go check that out later on this afternoon.


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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 luigipaladio » August 12th, 2019, 1:14 pm

The tower component of Expo looks like a repeat of the towers of Riverplace. It’s either overdone contectualism, or a lack of creativity. One thing that it does better than the nearby Riverplace towers is that it does not turn a blank street presence or tower face to it’s neighborhood. I suppose at the time Riverplace was built, the thought was that people in those towers would only want to look at the river and downtown skyline. Times do change, and all of a sudden, there is some spice and variety showing up in Northeast. Given what Doran is doing with this tower, it might be best that they have gone to Dallas donuts. A series of these towers might just look like the kind of identical towers that marked imploded projects like Pruitt-Igo in St. Louis.

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

Postby mamundsen » August 28th, 2019, 3:13 pm

There is a trailer onsite now with a sign for Altitude Residences. A quick search says this is a building in Minnetonka. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

https://www.altitudemn.com/

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

Postby SurlyLHT » August 28th, 2019, 3:19 pm

It's crazy how this building is changing the skyline. You can see it from University Ave in the St Paul area and throughout the U of M. It's neat to see a tower where you once saw none.

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

Postby CalMcKenney » August 29th, 2019, 7:54 am

mamundsen wrote:
August 28th, 2019, 3:13 pm
There is a trailer onsite now with a sign for Altitude Residences. A quick search says this is a building in Minnetonka. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

https://www.altitudemn.com/
Yeah I work over in Minnetonka and drive by that development as well as a host of others. I don't quite see how they're managing to charge rents at these apartments that are on-par with similar apartments in Uptown and North Loop. Maybe the amentities?

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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)

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

Postby luigipaladio » September 21st, 2019, 8:00 pm

This looks like a visitor from the late seventies or early eighties. It’s not awful, but it feels old before it’s time.


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