Mill & Main - (501 Main Street Southeast)

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Mill & Main - (501 Main Street Southeast)

Postby mulad » June 6th, 2012, 2:59 pm

I forget exactly what this project was, but there's a foundation sticking out of the ground at Main St & 6th St SE, just east of the Pillsbury "A" Mill. I rode past there on my bike today and would have taken a picture, but I was trying to keep to a schedule.

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Re: Pillsbury "A" Mill

Postby Nick » June 6th, 2012, 3:25 pm

I believe that's Mill & Main, another Doran project. That guy knows what he's doing.

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Re: Mill & Main

Postby dmdhashw » June 6th, 2012, 5:26 pm

It is coming along pretty quickly now. Here is a couple of renderings of the project:

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Re: Mill & Main

Postby min-chi-cbus » June 7th, 2012, 12:31 pm

I see they broke away from the mold a bit and went for 7 floors instead of 6 -- how daring!

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Re: Mill & Main

Postby spectre000 » June 7th, 2012, 3:44 pm

min-chi-cbus wrote:I see they broke away from the mold a bit and went for 7 floors instead of 6 -- how daring!
Seems some developers and construction companies are trying to stretch the floor and height limits of wood framed buildings. There are several projects I think that'll wind up around 80+ feet high. I'm sure they wouldn't build em that way if they weren't safe. So I'm happy to see it.

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Re: Mill & Main

Postby mullen » June 7th, 2012, 8:10 pm

They had the ceremonial groundbreaking today.

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Re: Mill & Main

Postby mplser » June 8th, 2012, 6:28 pm

they already have part of the 1st floor built!

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Re: Mill & Main

Postby uptown067 » June 9th, 2012, 9:39 am

They have a pretty great video on their website. Looks like they'll have some pretty amazing views.
http://millandmain.com/

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Re: Mill & Main

Postby Nick » June 9th, 2012, 1:40 pm

¡Three bedroom units! Even if it's just in the townhomes, good stuff. Also, check out the photoshopping of 412 Lofts on Doran's website. They put it out in the country, from the looks of it.

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Re: Mill & Main

Postby spectre000 » June 22nd, 2012, 2:16 pm

From Mill and Main's Facebook page,

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Re: Mill & Main - (501 Main Street Southeast)

Postby spectre000 » July 10th, 2012, 2:57 pm

An update from Mill&Main's Facebook page.

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Re: Mill & Main

Postby Nick » July 10th, 2012, 3:55 pm

Two whole floors of concrete? Wowzers!

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Re: Mill & Main

Postby Wedgeguy » July 10th, 2012, 6:30 pm

That is to support the amenities floor that will be above it.

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Re: Mill & Main

Postby dmdhashw » July 15th, 2012, 3:29 pm

I will miss the neon Soap Box Factory sign. I wonder if SBF has any opinions on the developments that are being built / proposed around their site.

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Re: Mill & Main

Postby spectre000 » July 22nd, 2012, 2:57 pm

Crane is about to go up.

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Re: Mill & Main

Postby nickmgray » July 24th, 2012, 1:13 pm

Glad to see this project moving along. I was down at Tuggs a few weeks back and it didn't even cross my mind to walk by to see the construction site. I know it's nothing compared to the grand projects that were originally plans for this area a few years back, but I honestly think this project will add to the community and take this area thrive even more.

The one thing I do think is missing is a small retail presence in the building. It would be nice to have a small convenience store located in this area which would service the 400-500 residence that live/will live within a block or two.

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Re: Mill & Main

Postby John » July 24th, 2012, 2:15 pm

I think this will have a nice presence in that area, and it fills up land that was vacant for years. It completes the residential and commercial district on that side of the river with a nicely defined edge and focal point by the Stone Arch Bridge.

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Re: Mill & Main

Postby spectre000 » July 24th, 2012, 3:03 pm

This was the first time I really went down this stretch of Main St before. I've mostly just been around the area filled with the restaurants and bars. I'm definitely more excited about this project now. This and the Pillsbury A Mill will really help this area of the river. The residents are going to have some fantastic views. With 375 units to boot, you're looking at probably 500+ more people in the area. Very exciting to finally see this stretch of vacant land redeveloped.

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Re: Mill & Main

Postby Didier » July 24th, 2012, 3:07 pm

I agree with nickmgray regarding the street-level retail. It might not be totally justified right now, but if the A Mill goes through and eventually something infills that giant parking lot off university it will be a huge increase in people for one of the city's most underrated areas.

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Re: Mill & Main

Postby John » July 24th, 2012, 5:24 pm

Didier wrote:I agree with nickmgray regarding the street-level retail. It might not be totally justified right now, but if the A Mill goes through and eventually something infills that giant parking lot off university it will be a huge increase in people for one of the city's most underrated areas.
Yes , some practical neighborhood oriented businesses at the street level. There will definitely be enough people to support it. This is a great area and underrated as stated above. SE Main Street will soon be a lovely urban promenade with the parkland and river on one side, and the lively, dense mix of residential and commercial structures on the other.


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