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Re: Downtown Minneapolis - News & General Topics

Posted: June 9th, 2021, 8:45 pm
by MinnMonkey
Does anyone have access to this article and able to provide details:

https://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/ ... g-lot.html

I don't like the idea of a surface lot even if it is temporary.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis - News & General Topics

Posted: June 9th, 2021, 10:20 pm
by Anondson
Short excerpt…

“Magna intends to demolish 216 Seventh St. S. later this summer, according to a letter from the company included in the Planning Commission report. The letter describes the building as obsolete due to a lack of elevators and awkward stair and floorplate arrangements that make it “unfit for further commercial use.”

The letter also describes the parking lot and pedestrian plaza as “temporary” uses that are both preferable to a vacant lot. Magna is planning bicycle parking in the space and wrote in the letter that it is exploring options for neighboring Dan Kelly’s Pub to place patio seating on the plaza.”

So not just parking, it mentions a public plaza, too.

Re: Downtown Minneapolis - News & General Topics

Posted: June 10th, 2021, 5:13 am
by nBode
I thought new surface parking wasn't allowed downtown? Wasn't there a whole kerfuffle when Bobby & Steve's wanted to tear down a building for a lot? (which by the way I just checked and noticed that the "plaza" portion of that project is being used for more parking [with trucks parked a foot away from the public seating])

Re: Downtown Minneapolis - News & General Topics

Posted: June 10th, 2021, 6:39 am
by Silophant
That's correct, it's not. Except when it is, because the CPC loves hearing about plazas and never, ever enforces conditions after the building is built.

Re: Downtown Minneapolis - News & General Topics

Posted: June 10th, 2021, 7:51 am
by uptownbro
They can tear it down when they have a plan for a building to replace it

Re: Downtown Minneapolis - News & General Topics

Posted: June 10th, 2021, 8:12 am
by MinnMonkey
They can tear it down when they have a plan for a building to replace it
Agreed. This will the the only surface lot in 7th Street between 5th Ave S and 5th Ave N.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis - News & General Topics

Posted: June 15th, 2021, 2:34 pm
by Silophant
I stand corrected - the temporary parking lot proposal was denied by the Planning Commission last night. Unclear whether they will still demolish the building.

Re: Downtown Minneapolis - News & General Topics

Posted: June 15th, 2021, 3:39 pm
by grant1simons2
Has anyone seen the 25 foot tall wall of blackish grey CMU for the new 365 Nicollet -> Library skyway?

I blame Nick.

Re: Downtown Minneapolis - News & General Topics

Posted: June 15th, 2021, 3:45 pm
by Silophant
I cannot understand what's happening there. Is it intended to just be the exterior wall for 315 Nicollet when it's eventually built?

Re: Downtown Minneapolis - News & General Topics

Posted: June 15th, 2021, 3:50 pm
by uptownbro
I think it will link the two buildings if 315 is built. It just looks very odd right now

Re: Downtown Minneapolis - News & General Topics

Posted: June 15th, 2021, 3:59 pm
by grant1simons2
The other building here is likely dead? My friends working in REIT think so at least. Don't know where Development Tracker gets their info.

Re: Downtown Minneapolis - News & General Topics

Posted: June 15th, 2021, 5:35 pm
by Silophant
I assumed it was too, but then I expected them to just build an extension of the elevated skyway to connect to 365 Nicollet, not a solid wall down to ground level.

Re: Downtown Minneapolis - News & General Topics

Posted: June 22nd, 2021, 8:38 am
by acs
A plan to ‘reanimate’ downtown’s Nicollet Mall

Great to see business leaders step up here. It will be hard to make downtown vibrant again without more downtown workers coming back, but OTOH if these groups can do some programming to make nicollet less dead it will hopefully entice more office workers back. Sort of a chicken or egg problem. I'm curious as to what they have planned.

https://finance-commerce.com/2021/06/a- ... llet-mall/