Root District - Farmers Market / Royalston Station

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Re: Root District - Farmers Market / Royalston Station

Postby Austinite » September 21st, 2020, 11:45 am

Personally I think "Market District" would be a better neighborhood moniker.

For this area to really take off - I think the first thing that needs to happen building a new Farmer's Market in the area that includes an indoor building so the market can take place throughout the year...

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Re: Root District - Farmers Market / Royalston Station

Postby Austinite » September 21st, 2020, 11:55 am

As to the apartment building being proposed - I don't think something this size is terrible. Look at the North Loop when it first took off.

I do have an issue with the city concentrating affordable/low income housing and social services heavily in certain areas of the city (i.e. Stevens Square/Whittier/Franklin, etc.). I applaud the building that went up in the North Loop, even though it is on the outskirts of the neighborhood. I suppose it has to do do with the price of the land...

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Re: Root District - Farmers Market / Royalston Station

Postby Anondson » September 23rd, 2020, 8:24 pm

I think it’s close enough to rate inclusion. Lee’s Liquor Lounge site up for sale.

https://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/ ... -sale.html

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Re: Root District - Farmers Market / Royalston Station

Postby seanrichardryan » September 23rd, 2020, 8:54 pm

It's a gem, and was relatively cheap last time. I wonder what it's listed for now?
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Re: Root District - Farmers Market / Royalston Station

Postby COLSLAW5 » January 27th, 2021, 10:53 am

It strangely looks like Minneapolis has fenced off and is using an area under the I94 viaduct as overflow for the impound lot. I wonder if this is just for while the impound lot is under construction or a long term issue with them getting rid of some of the land of the impound lot for development.

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Re: Root District - Farmers Market / Royalston Station

Postby Anondson » January 27th, 2021, 10:55 am

Interesting.

Impound storage under the 94 viaduct is a better use.

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Re: Root District - Farmers Market / Royalston Station

Postby alexschief » January 27th, 2021, 11:03 am

While I'd love to see as much housing and office as possible next to transit, it's also pretty important that an impound lot be transit accessible. Putting the cars underneath the highway viaduct in this area is a perfect marriage of otherwise unwelcome uses. Should be done as much as possible. Should even consider building stacked car storage to free up as much land as possible.

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Re: Root District - Farmers Market / Royalston Station

Postby SurlyLHT » January 27th, 2021, 11:22 am

They're investing the current lot, when I biked over the Van White Bridge they were working on the new building. This is just overflow, the new building is also surprisingly large which makes me think this wouldn't fit under the Viaduct anyhow without grabbing a nearby building as the office.


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