So, random, but I was talking with a friend yesterday (the friend is twincitizen) and, in light of the recent from-left-field announcement of that Alatus project in St. Anthony Main, we were talking about the original sale of those parking ramps to Alatus back in the seemingly-ancient year 2007. Here's a request for council action from that time detailing some of the stuff they were thinking about:
http://www.minneapolismn.gov/www/groups ... 283327.pdf
The sale included:
- Centre Village
- Downtown East
- Seven Corners
- St. Anthony Main
The sale came with the agreement that Alatus would redevelop or add a new project near "at least two" of the ramp properties. Downtown East doesn't really count, but then there's Seven Corners and Gateway (Latitude 45) that did happen. St. Anthony Main looks like a real project. There's some details in there about doing liner residential around the Loring ramp and then specifically mentions that they don't really see much potential at that time for the Gateway. Seeing as they did end up building something near the Gateway ramp, I wonder if they have anything cooking for the Loring ramp?