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Old May 7th, 2012, 07:03 AM   #941
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Yeah, it's a bummer Minnescraper is down. But their aware of it and hope to have it back up soon.

FYI, here is their Facebook page. "Like" it.

https://www.facebook.com/Minnescraper


Also, "The Vue" in Loring Park is getting its crane.
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Old May 8th, 2012, 12:24 AM   #942
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Old May 8th, 2012, 08:40 AM   #943
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About time for 'Trees in Parking Lots'
http://www.minnpost.com/cityscape/20...ght-lots-trees
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Old May 8th, 2012, 08:44 AM   #944
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Yeah, it's a bummer Minnescraper is down. But their aware of it and hope to have it back up soon.

FYI, here is their Facebook page. "Like" it.

https://www.facebook.com/Minnescraper


Also, "The Vue" in Loring Park is getting its crane.
If one day SSC permanently went down, what would you do? You'd start a new forum the day after!
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Old May 8th, 2012, 04:05 PM   #945
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About time for 'Trees in Parking Lots'
http://www.minnpost.com/cityscape/20...ght-lots-trees
I saw this. I definitely like the idea. Though I doubt many parking lot owners would like the idea of losing a few precious spaces for trees.
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Old May 8th, 2012, 08:34 PM   #946
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Unless the city passes 'Parking Lot Shade' ordinance requiring them to plant...
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Old May 8th, 2012, 10:03 PM   #947
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City of St. Paul just released this press release,

"Saint Paul secures final financing for the Penfield project

HUD mortgage insurance commitment was key financial hurdle

SAINT PAUL—Today, the City of Saint Paul finalized financing for the Penfield project including a commitment from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to provide mortgage insurance for the Penfield. Closing on the financing is expected within the next 30 days, with construction beginning shortly thereafter.

“The Penfield project is catalytic, not just for downtown but for all of Saint Paul. It will drive business along the Central Corridor and provide the quality, full-service grocery store our downtown residents having been seeking for many years. I am thrilled we have received this critical HUD commitment, and I look forward to breaking ground in the very near future,” Saint Paul Mayor Chris Coleman said.

The Penfield, located just one block from the Central Corridor light rail transit line, is a LEED Silver, new construction, mixed-use development with 254 market-rate apartments, and a 27,000 square foot full-service Lunds grocery store..."


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Old May 9th, 2012, 06:05 PM   #948
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Stadium Village is getting denser and denser!


Student housing development coming to U of M neighborhood near Central Corridor

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

"CPM Property Management in Minneapolis has a student-housing complex in the works for the Stadium Village area near the University of Minnesota campus.

Although design plans are still coming together, part of the project involves a 12-story tower, according to Daniel Oberpriller of CPM.

About two-thirds of the building runs six stories, he says. The development will also have 36,000 square feet of retail space..."

"...The existing Arby’s restaurant, CSL Plasma location, and commercial space on the property would be torn down to make way for the building..."
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Old May 9th, 2012, 07:23 PM   #949
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The U of M skyline is growing!


p.s. : I hope they are going to keep all the 2-story brick buildings on that block.

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Old May 9th, 2012, 07:50 PM   #950
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Here’s a rendering of the Stadium Village small area plan, which CPED has put together, showing the student housing parcel being developed by CPM Property Management. From what I've heard, CPM is taking the CPED concept into consideration for it's development.



CPED's entire Stadium Village small area plan can be read here.
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Old May 10th, 2012, 06:10 AM   #951
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That particular intersection looks like a slum right now, so any TOD like that is more than welcome
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Old May 10th, 2012, 07:53 AM   #952
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Here is the Pioneer Press' annual development run down of projects in St. Paul.

St. Paul development: The list -- what's going up, what's up in the air
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Old May 10th, 2012, 06:43 PM   #953
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I'm starting to worry that Minnescraper won't be coming back online anytime soon. This message was posted on their Twitter account April 27th, and hasn't been updated since:

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Hey everyone sorry about the problems with the forum right now. We're working on it and hope to get it up again over the weekend.
I guess we're all going to have to slum it on SSC for the time being...
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Old May 10th, 2012, 07:50 PM   #954
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It does sucks, especially right now. There are lots of projects about to get underway. The Vikings stadium about to be approved. The PP rundown revealed some nice news about Wellington's project at 2700 the Avenue and the Old Dutch site (I'd heard it was going to be torn down and turned into a CVS) on Univ. becoming apartments. The first render of the Univ/Hamline TOD.

A lot is happening.
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Old May 10th, 2012, 10:03 PM   #955
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Meanwhile, here's a Flickr Minniescraper group http://www.flickr.com/groups/minnescraper/
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Old May 11th, 2012, 02:43 AM   #956
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Here's a render of a new apartment project planned at 1101 University Ave near the UofM. Another project from Doran Companies, they are becoming quite prolific.

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Old May 11th, 2012, 03:15 AM   #957
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1101 University places it directly AT the U of M campus. Will they be demolishing several fraternity houses to build this?
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Old May 11th, 2012, 05:20 AM   #958
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1101 University places it directly AT the U of M campus. Will they be demolishing several fraternity houses to build this?
nope, just an ugly 60's-ish church

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Old May 12th, 2012, 03:59 AM   #959
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More plans for more apartments

Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal by Sam Black, Senior reporter
Date: Friday, May 11, 2012, 5:00am CDT - Last Modified: Thursday, May 10, 2012

The hot apartment-development market in Minneapolis is showing no sign of cooling as two new projects cropped up this week in and around downtown.
Both are in a similar pre-development stage looking for financing partners before submitting plans for city approvals.
• Chip Johnson of the Turnstone Group is considering the construction of a nine-story, 130-unit apartment near the Pence Building on Hawthorn and First Avenue North. He’s dubbed it The Venue, playing to the proximity to the First Avenue nightclub. Turnstone redeveloped and owns the Pence Building at 800 Hennepin Ave. Johnson, who has a main office in Atlanta, ..."



* I don't have a subscription, so if anyone can post some details about the Trammell Crow site, that'd be great!
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Old May 12th, 2012, 04:30 AM   #960
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It's exciting to see all this development in downtown Minneapolis, and I'm thrilled The Penfield will be built in St Paul with a grocery store! I'm having a little concern that 1368 Lasalle is stalled due to difficulty with financing the project. Nevertheless, I think The Nicollet Residences is still a go and that will be great for Nicollet Mall.The architecture of this high rise apartment building works beautifully with the site and in particular the street level and corner of Nicollet and 5th. One very cool thing about The Penfield and Nicollet residences is their proximity to LRT. I love the Hawthorne and 8th Street development as it brings new housing into the very core of the entertainment district downtown. Fantastico!
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