The Knoll - (1101 University Avenue Southeast)

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Re: The Knoll - (1101 University Avenue Southeast)

Postby MNdible » May 28th, 2013, 10:02 pm

Did they finally find some more money? Weird how progress on this project seemed to stand still for so long.

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Re: The Knoll - (1101 University Avenue Southeast)

Postby go4guy » May 29th, 2013, 8:57 am

I would assume they were doing mainly interior work. I bet they use the same people for the exterior, and they may have been working on another project. Just my guess. But then again, what do I know.

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Re: The Knoll - (1101 University Avenue Southeast)

Postby Nick » June 8th, 2013, 7:04 pm

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I just love this.

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Re: The Knoll - (1101 University Avenue Southeast)

Postby FISHMANPET » June 9th, 2013, 9:32 am

Sucks to be Merit Drywall I guess? That's really weird.

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Re: The Knoll - (1101 University Avenue Southeast)

Postby Nick » June 9th, 2013, 9:45 am

There's a whole union situation, complete with some people who have been tending a "SHAME ON KELLY DORAN" banner outside City Hall for months.

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Re: The Knoll - (1101 University Avenue Southeast)

Postby Nick » June 9th, 2013, 10:06 am

Ah, here we go, found it...
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Re: The Knoll - (1101 University Avenue Southeast)

Postby talindsay » July 23rd, 2013, 2:45 pm

Ran by this today, it looks surprisingly nice - much better than I expected, and a bit better than the average stick-built University-area building, IMO. I was on foot, no camera, sorry.

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Re: The Knoll - (1101 University Avenue Southeast)

Postby Didier » July 23rd, 2013, 7:25 pm

I agree. I didn't like this one at all early on but it actually looks pretty nice. Although my main complaint before was that this is the only nearby building with no front yard facing University.

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Re: The Knoll - (1101 University Avenue Southeast)

Postby min-chi-cbus » July 23rd, 2013, 9:14 pm

Any new pics?

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Re: The Knoll - (1101 University Avenue Southeast)

Postby widin007 » July 23rd, 2013, 11:42 pm

I could take some tomorrow with my phone as I live 2 blocks away, I think its ugly, but "I report, you decide" ;)

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Re: The Knoll - (1101 University Avenue Southeast)

Postby robotlollipop » July 24th, 2013, 8:34 pm

widin007 wrote:I could take some tomorrow with my phone as I live 2 blocks away, I think its ugly, but "I report, you decide" ;)
where are the pics, man?

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Re: The Knoll - (1101 University Avenue Southeast)

Postby FISHMANPET » July 28th, 2013, 7:11 pm

Here's an article about changing the minimum lot area per dwelling unit. Relevant here, because Kelly Doran said he would have liked smaller units in this project if he'd been able to.
http://www.startribune.com/local/minnea ... 57301.html
Kelly Doran, a developer involved with many new projects near the University of Minnesota, said the MLA requirement prevented him from building about 75 smaller units — despite having the same number of bedrooms — at a project called The Knoll just west of Dinkytown.

“You’re forcing people to build bigger units,” he said. “Which isn’t necessarily what the community wants or market wants.”

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Re: The Knoll - (1101 University Avenue Southeast)

Postby Didier » August 23rd, 2013, 11:50 pm

People appear to be living here now.

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Re: The Knoll - (1101 University Avenue Southeast)

Postby dmdhashw » August 25th, 2013, 6:52 am

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Re: The Knoll - (1101 University Avenue Southeast)

Postby robotlollipop » August 25th, 2013, 6:31 pm

I don't mind it. Looks like something that belongs in a college town.

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Re: The Knoll - (1101 University Avenue Southeast)

Postby MNdible » August 25th, 2013, 8:03 pm

This one looked better under construction. The colors that they ended up painting this are a bit garish.

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Re: The Knoll - (1101 University Avenue Southeast)

Postby min-chi-cbus » August 25th, 2013, 9:51 pm

They're definitely garish.......hmmm......I can't tell if I hate it or love it. I'm leaning towards "love it", but am still unsure.

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Re: The Knoll - (1101 University Avenue Southeast)

Postby Tom H. » August 26th, 2013, 8:43 am

I'm leaning towards 'mediocre infill'. However, I'm not using 'mediocre' derisively - it's just 'not great, not terrible', which isn't the worst thing in the world for a relatively small-scale redevelopment.

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Re: The Knoll - (1101 University Avenue Southeast)

Postby min-chi-cbus » August 26th, 2013, 8:54 am

Funny what we consider to be "small" these days, huh? But it's true!

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Re: The Knoll - (1101 University Avenue Southeast)

Postby Nathan » August 26th, 2013, 10:01 am

It is funny, I also liked this better without the cladding... I definitely like the colors, it just got a little... busy. hmm...


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