Mod note: "The Commons" two-block park/plaza now has its own thread, though pre-2015 park discussion can be found in this thread
Discussion of these five blocks has started in the "Vikings Stadium" thread, but since the wheels appear to be officially moving on redevelopment now, and since it's independent from the stadium, I figured we should have a separate thread.
As a starting point, the Star Tribune owns five blocks in Downtown East. One is included in the new stadium footprint and will likely be sold and redeveloped as part of the stadium plans. The Star Tribune is actively trying to sell the other four blocks (including the one with its headquarters), and reports yesterday indicate that the newspaper is entering into an exclusive deal with Ryan Cos. to work out a plan.
Here is the story:http://www.startribune.com/business/183 ... ml?refer=y
Here is the first take from MinnPost's media reporter:http://www.minnpost.com/braublog/2012/1 ... es-through
A few key points to take out of the MinnPost story:
• The writer speculates that part of the appeal for this land is that it offers a rare four-block square, possibly for something big?
• The writer also speculates that, given this kind of arrangement, Ryan likely has potential clients who are interested.
• Brauer reiterates that the Strib will remain downtown, but that it will likely lease rather than own its new space. However, a move isn't expected for several months.
Thoughts on what might eventually go in here?
Thoughts on where the Strib might eventually end up?Mod Edit: Updated site plan