4601 Minnehaha Ave S

Calhoun-Isles, Cedar-Riverside, Longfellow, Nokomis, Phillips, Powderhorn, and Southwest
amiller92
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Re: 4601 Minnehaha Ave S

Postby amiller92 » December 18th, 2020, 10:55 am

Empty retail/street level means fewer eyes on the street and more crime/vandalism.
Relative to what? A lightly used gas station, some empty lots and a few houses?
I'm trying to understand what is good about this level of density who's benefitting from it?
People who want places to live? Hiawatha (until/unless it gets replaced) will always be pedestrian hostile, but adding people who can walk to the Cub and other businesses is how you make things less pedestrian hostile, and, in general, newer infrastructure is better than old.

talindsay
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Re: 4601 Minnehaha Ave S

Postby talindsay » January 11th, 2021, 11:27 am

Can anyone shed light on why so few condominiums are being built?
Just speculation, but recall that condos were the big boom and bust of the 2000s, and a lot of developers got burned when the bottom fell out of that market in 2007-2008. In 2009-2010 there was a glut of unsold condos on the market. I'm not sure how much that has to do with the shyness and unwillingness to build them now, but it certainly doesn't help. I'm not aware of liability laws for developers changing post 2008, but the fact that there was a massive condo building boom in that timeframe would seem to counterindicate liability as a reason they aren't being built now.


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