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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