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Old March 29th, 2007, 07:49 AM   #1
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ST. PAUL | The Penfield | 6 fl | App




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Previously envisioned as a 300' highrise:




St. Paul gets a share of the condo boom as the second residential skyscraper moves in. This is a sharp looking project in downtown St. Paul with a view of either Minneapolis or St. Paul's skyline. Some units are multi story. I don't know what the prices are and couldn't find out. Visit http://www.thepenfield.com/home.asp and click Press and Photos to see some videos of the rendering. Apparently this skyscraper is also going green.

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Old March 29th, 2007, 03:36 PM   #2
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I quite like it.
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Old March 29th, 2007, 04:19 PM   #3
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The Penfield is not under construction. We've heard little in the way of sales progress on this one since a supposed 'gangbusters' opening weekend back in the fall. I did visit the sales center in October and was surprised by a relatively large amount of traffic, and was quoted a figure in the 20% sold range.
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Old March 29th, 2007, 04:50 PM   #4
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Is there anything between approved and under construction?
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Old March 29th, 2007, 05:25 PM   #5
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I don't think there is any site prep going on at all. I drove by the site on Monday and noticed nothing, not even any equipment. The project will rehab the existing Public Safety Building, located on the south half of the block. It looks just like it has for more than a year...waiting.
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Old March 29th, 2007, 07:53 PM   #6
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it reminds me of that kids movie spykids.
but either way its pretty cool.
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Old March 31st, 2007, 03:55 PM   #7
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Very nice
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Old March 31st, 2007, 07:24 PM   #8
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sweet. keep us posted w/ construction photo's!
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Old March 31st, 2007, 07:37 PM   #9
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Thats a nice tower!
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Old January 9th, 2008, 04:59 PM   #10
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Does anybody have the latest inside scoop on this building?
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Old January 10th, 2008, 07:46 AM   #11
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This is one, fine-looking building folks! And I'll bet it doesn't get another building jammed right next to it, like the UCT and KT in Milwaukee.
Congrats on a damn good-looking building, St. Paul. (Look out, Mpls., your ugly twin sister is starting to strut her stuff. You go, St. Paul -- I've always liked your downtown better than your sister's to the west. It's more real).
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Old January 10th, 2008, 08:23 AM   #12
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I'm not sure what the story is with this building, but there are 3 other high rise proposals I believe... check the Minneapolis development thread.
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This is one, fine-looking building folks! And I'll bet it doesn't get another building jammed right next to it, like the UCT and KT in Milwaukee.
Congrats on a damn good-looking building, St. Paul. (Look out, Mpls., your ugly twin sister is starting to strut her stuff. You go, St. Paul -- I've always liked your downtown better than your sister's to the west. It's more real).
I just simply wish it would get built, even if another building is built right next to it! This is the best condo rendering I have seen in a long time! Probably since the UCT in Milwaukee.
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As far as I can determine, the developer is still planning on getting it built. Apparently a hotel has signed on, reducing the number of condo units. A good hotel here would likely cater to the politicos traveling to the state capitol across the freeway.
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Old May 20th, 2008, 01:13 AM   #15
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BTW, this new sketch of the re-design, incorporating the newly-added Hyatt Hotel is on display at the sales office (photo by forumer CHAPINM1 at Minnescraper):

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Old May 24th, 2008, 05:51 AM   #16
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I think this still looks like a solid design. If they're still doing sketches, maybe there is some hope this will break ground.
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I like it!
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Old December 1st, 2008, 12:45 AM   #18
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Been months since anyone has really posted any news about this project, but I've read on a realtor's condo blog that the developer (Alatus) has signed on Lunds and Byerly's to anchor this. Also, will be high end apartments. But probably converted to condos in the future. Hopefully more news will be coming in the near future.
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Old December 1st, 2008, 04:48 AM   #19
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Been months since anyone has really posted any news about this project, but I've read on a realtor's condo blog that the developer (Alatus) has signed on Lunds and Byerly's to anchor this. Also, will be high end apartments. But probably converted to condos in the future. Hopefully more news will be coming in the near future.
I thought I read in the P.P. that this had recently been nixed by its developer.
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Old December 2nd, 2008, 01:16 AM   #20
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Pioneer Press and Star Tribune both are reporting the project has been approved today. They have not secured financing yet, but the articles report they hope to have groundbreaking on the Lunds store next fall.

It will be a mixed use project. 30,000 sq ft Lunds, 170 room Hyatt Place hotel, and 208 unit apartment tower.
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