2841 Hennepin - Old Chicago Boneyard Salsa a la Salsa Game Lotus Piggy Bank

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2841 Hennepin - Old Chicago Boneyard Salsa a la Salsa Game Lotus Piggy Bank

Postby twincitizen » May 12th, 2020, 10:40 am

LHENA meeting Wednesday night to introduce plans for the cursed restaurant property just north of Uptown Transit Station. 6/7-story stick box, ~145-150 units. No curb cut on Hennepin, all access via the alley

This thing better have good retail presence on Hennepin and good greenway frontage, because it sure isn’t an exciting project. I say unexciting because it seems like they could’ve built this exact project in 2013. 7+ years later and so many other sites developed had me hoping for more on this site.

I guess they won’t be sharing drawings until a later meeting in June.

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Postby Silophant » May 12th, 2020, 10:55 am

Yeah, that sounds... okay. I wasn't expecting anything too wild in These Troubled Times, but a 10-11 story residential building seemed possible. If it pencils way back against the railroad tracks in Dinkytown, seems like it could pencil on Hennepin right next to the Greenway.

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Postby LakeCharles » May 12th, 2020, 10:56 am

I mean I would take anything at this point both because 1) the current setup is terrible and has so many failures, and 2) who knows what the market will be like in the next few years.

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Postby COLSLAW5 » May 13th, 2020, 8:55 am

only thing I could see with the going taller is that the greenway has some setback requirements as you go higher now but I don't know if it would apply to this site

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Postby grandpastyle » May 13th, 2020, 1:53 pm

"the greenway has some setback requirements as you go higher now but I don't know if it would apply to this site" Setbacks for greenway are typically for the south side of trail for shadowing considerations that can be an issue with freeze thaw of wintertime and lower angle of the sun.

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Postby Mdcastle » May 13th, 2020, 6:20 pm

Isn't the fact that this is a "cursed restaurant property" an indication that there's maybe already too much retail in the area and an indication maybe we shouldn't insist on them building a lot of retail?

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Postby VacantLuxuries » May 14th, 2020, 8:18 am

I don't think there's too much retail in Uptown. The property owners are charging too much for their retail rents because they still think they're an upscale shopping neighborhood and want to wait for another Columbia or Urban Outfitters.

I imagine we're going to see a correction there soon as they've all suddenly been reminded that markets also go down.

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Postby BBMplsMN » July 3rd, 2020, 12:39 pm

Looks like we'll also be getting rid of at least one side of a billboard. If nothing else, that's an improvement right there.

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Postby alexschief » July 3rd, 2020, 3:54 pm

Really a big aesthetic win for the area, honestly. The building looks nice, it'll vaporize a billboard, and it'll cover up Mozaic's monstrous parking podium a bit.

Unit count and parking ratio are also good. Nice that it will create a new ped/bike connection from Aldrich to Hennepin.

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Postby BigIdeasGuy » July 6th, 2020, 12:56 pm

This is definitely one of the better looking 5 over 1 buildings we've seen proposed/built recently

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Re: 2841 Hennepin - Old Chicago Boneyard Salsa a la Salsa Game Lotus Piggy Bank

Postby thatchio » July 11th, 2020, 6:41 pm

the entrance to the promenade from Hennepin needs work, ideally with some sort of interface with the north end of the Uptown Transit Center's concrete area and a clearer gateway. The promenade also needs some light fixtures as the advance the design. 8' is not that wide, so where any light fixtures or fencing gets placed is critical to be located outside of the sidewalk so that it remains 8' clear.


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