Daymark Uptown (Sons of Norway site) - 3014 Holmes Ave S

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Daymark Uptown (Sons of Norway site) - 3014 Holmes Ave S

Postby xandrex » August 16th, 2017, 1:10 pm

Ryan Cos. and Weidner Apartment Homes will redevelop the Sons of Norway site: https://www.ryancompanies.com/news/sons ... key-uptown

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Re: Sons of Norway block redevelopment - 1455 Lake St W

Postby seanrichardryan » August 18th, 2017, 5:57 pm

Wells Fargo owns part of the parking lot :/

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Re: Sons of Norway block redevelopment - 1455 Lake St W

Postby BigIdeasGuy » August 18th, 2017, 7:12 pm

I'm fully expecting acceptably mediocre. So pretty much the standard for a prime developable parcel in Minneapolis.

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Re: Sons of Norway block redevelopment - 1455 Lake St W

Postby RailBaronYarr » August 18th, 2017, 7:49 pm

Really gotta believe Wells Fargo is willing to part with those two parcels for the right price. Their new building across Humboldt is so over-parked, it's not like they need the overflow.

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Re: Sons of Norway block redevelopment - 1455 Lake St W

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Re: Sons of Norway block redevelopment - 1455 Lake St W

Postby Nathan » August 21st, 2017, 6:55 pm

Can we always include a general summary of articles for those of us who are out of views?

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Re: Sons of Norway block redevelopment - 1455 Lake St W

Postby uptown067 » August 21st, 2017, 8:01 pm

One of the things I had hoped for was that lunds would move into the ground floor of some larger development, opening up that massive space for redevelopment. It seems more and more unlikely, but I'm still holding out hope!

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Re: Sons of Norway block redevelopment - 1455 Lake St W

Postby squrtis » August 22nd, 2017, 7:21 am

Nathan wrote:
August 21st, 2017, 6:55 pm
Can we always include a general summary of articles for those of us who are out of views?
Open up your browser in private or incognito mode and you can view all the articles your heart desires.

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Re: Sons of Norway block redevelopment - 1455 Lake St W

Postby cnelson » August 22nd, 2017, 7:38 am

"Ryan Companies and Weidner Apartment Homes will purchase the building and its city block, on Lake Street between Holmes and Humboldt avenues, from the organization of descendants of Norwegian immigrants. They plan to demolish the building and redevelop the site, though plans are still forming."

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"Sons of Norway will move back into the building when construction is completed and become an anchor tenant in time to celebrate the organization's 125th anniversary in 2020. The new headquarters will also serve as the office of the Honorary Consulate General of Norway in Minneapolis."

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Re: Sons of Norway block redevelopment - 1455 Lake St W

Postby SurlyLHT » August 22nd, 2017, 7:39 am

It would be nice to get something a little more noteworthy here than all the other similar looking buildings in the neighborhood.

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Re: Sons of Norway block redevelopment - 1455 Lake St W

Postby EOst » August 22nd, 2017, 10:54 am

So no love around here for Roy Thorshov, huh?

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Re: Sons of Norway block redevelopment - 1455 Lake St W

Postby MNdible » August 22nd, 2017, 11:25 am

There was a previous discussion about this site when it was first announced (maybe a mod could find that and move it into this thread). In that discussion, I think a number of people felt that there would be value in preserving the modernist building. The site is certainly large enough that a major redevelopment could occur and not require its demolition.

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Re: Sons of Norway block redevelopment - 1455 Lake St W

Postby David Greene » August 22nd, 2017, 11:44 am

It's an ugly as hell building.

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Re: Sons of Norway block redevelopment - 1455 Lake St W

Postby EOst » August 22nd, 2017, 11:55 am

Back in 1959, one of the HRA's attorneys called the Metropolitan Building "a monstrosity in the eyes of most observers."

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Re: Sons of Norway block redevelopment - 1455 Lake St W

Postby David Greene » August 22nd, 2017, 11:56 am

And...drink!

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Re: Sons of Norway block redevelopment - 1455 Lake St W

Postby EOst » August 22nd, 2017, 11:59 am

I'm not seriously comparing the two as treasures; obviously the Met was a crown jewel. Just saying that current aesthetic values may not be 100% the best way to judge a building's worthiness. Sons of Norway is only a little more recent for us (55 years) than the Met was for them (70).

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Re: Sons of Norway block redevelopment - 1455 Lake St W

Postby Nathan » August 22nd, 2017, 1:52 pm

squrtis wrote:
August 22nd, 2017, 7:21 am
Nathan wrote:
August 21st, 2017, 6:55 pm
Can we always include a general summary of articles for those of us who are out of views?
Open up your browser in private or incognito mode and you can view all the articles your heart desires.
Pro tips, thanks :)

And thanks for the summary Q

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Re: Sons of Norway block redevelopment - 1455 Lake St W

Postby Nathan » August 22nd, 2017, 1:54 pm

David Greene wrote:
August 22nd, 2017, 11:44 am
It's an ugly as hell building.
An opinion of ugly doesn't determine whether it's historic or worth saving. I happen to love the styling and the ground floor could easily be made more urban and street friendly without jeopardizing its character.

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Re: Sons of Norway block redevelopment - 1455 Lake St W

Postby David Greene » August 22nd, 2017, 2:13 pm

Well I will say the building looked better in the 1970's before that horizontal beam of concrete was added. To me it looks like a parking ramp with that.

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Also I'm not real fond of the triangular-like piece on the top, especially with the blue border and decoration. Just looks out of place to me.

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Re: Sons of Norway block redevelopment - 1455 Lake St W

Postby grant1simons2 » August 22nd, 2017, 9:27 pm

It's brutal as hell, and I love it. But the current building has been bastardized to a point of almost no return.

I can see how it would be incorporated into new construction though. It could be a rooftop space for a restaurant, with existing office space kept below. Making the first floor retail and bringing back a quasi plaza space that invites window shopping.


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