307 Oak Grove Apartment Proposal

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307 Oak Grove Apartment Proposal

Postby Austinite » December 2nd, 2020, 11:33 am

Came across an announcement on the Citizens for a Loring Park Community website about a Zoom meeting held 11/16 to go over a 5-story apartment proposal designed by Snow Krelich Arcitects. Anyone attend or have any images of the design?

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Re: 307 Oak Grove Apartment Proposal

Postby Anondson » December 2nd, 2020, 12:07 pm

Came across an announcement on the Citizens for a Loring Park Community website about a Zoom meeting held 11/16 to go over a 5-story apartment proposal designed by Snow Krelich Arcitects. Anyone attend or have any images of the design?
Is it this?

https://twitter.com/nickmagrino/status/ ... 0984285191

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Re: 307 Oak Grove Apartment Proposal

Postby alexschief » December 4th, 2020, 10:43 am

Here's the CoW submission.

62 units, 37 parking spaces, six stories. Designed by Snow Kreilich, so of course it has a very restrained use of exterior materials. The main entrance is peeled back just slightly from the street, with good landscaping this would be very appealing.

The only thing about this submission that concerns me is the built form guidance. This project would require a variance from the soon-to-be-approved Corridor 4 built-form rules. The maximum FAR with bonuses for this district is 3.2, and this building proposes an FAR of 3.49. I think, in hindsight, this area should've been Corridor 6. There are a number of parking lots in the vicinity which, if they were to be redeveloped, would likely be high-FAR infill projects on constrained lots. This issue may come up again. I don't know what the appetite is for a Comp Plan amendment so soon, and especially in Lisa Goodman's district, but the Corridor 4 designation of this area seems to me like a mistake.

I hope the variance will be granted. Honestly any time Snow Kreilich comes before the CPC with a new project, they should just get everything they ask for.

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Re: 307 Oak Grove Apartment Proposal

Postby Silophant » December 4th, 2020, 1:00 pm

It's definitely a mistake, but it's the mistake Goodman forced through. If I remember correctly, Loring Park was all Corridor 6 in the initial public draft.

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Re: 307 Oak Grove Apartment Proposal

Postby Nathan » December 4th, 2020, 1:26 pm

Looks great! Love the modern contrast in style but respect to the urban format. Nice lines and quality materials. Build it!

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Re: 307 Oak Grove Apartment Proposal

Postby Austinite » December 7th, 2020, 1:43 pm

Thanks for posting. Overall like the design. One thing I love about Loring is you can see architectural design through the decades right next to each other.

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Re: 307 Oak Grove Apartment Proposal

Postby bubzki2 » December 8th, 2020, 3:49 pm

I loved living in the Loring Park area. Felt like you liked in a city. Each of these surface lots that gets swallowed up with keep that momentum moving. I just hope they were able to get/keep some of the Nicollet tenants after that redevelopment nearby. Always felt like the area needed a couple more bars/restaurants/destinations in view of the density.


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