Hamline Station - (1333 University Avenue)

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Re: Hamline Station - (1333 University Avenue)

Postby Wedgeguy » September 17th, 2015, 9:47 am

Looks like both section of the buildings are constructed except for the exterior cladding and some ground floor windows and doors. Was surprised that the retail is being limited to the building nearest to Hamline only.

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Re: Hamline Station - (1333 University Avenue)

Postby mulad » January 2nd, 2016, 6:53 pm

This seems to have turned out well. It's colorful, at least. Most of the exterior work is done, though they're still working on filling in the brick around vent outlets on the building closest to Hamline:

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Re: Hamline Station - (1333 University Avenue)

Postby Nathan » January 2nd, 2016, 8:37 pm

That orange! Yassssss! Thanks for all the pics!

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Re: Hamline Station - (1333 University Avenue)

Postby nate » January 3rd, 2016, 11:44 am

This one turned out quite nicely.

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Re: Hamline Station - (1333 University Avenue)

Postby mattaudio » May 18th, 2018, 11:54 am

Planning Commission overrules staff recommendation, will allow BP rebuild
http://monitorsaintpaul.com/planning-co ... p-rebuild/
An aging BP gas station, convenience store and car wash at the northwest corner of Hamline and University avenues, can be replaced with a new, larger structure. The St. Paul Planning Commission Apr. 20 approved a conditional use permit needed to replace the business at 1347 University Ave.

The station’s location is in an area eyed for future mixed-use redevelopment. It was rezoned from commercial to traditional neighborhoods (TN) zoning in 2011 as part of the Hamline Station study area. ....
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Re: Hamline Station - (1333 University Avenue)

Postby bubzki2 » May 18th, 2018, 12:29 pm

Pretty shabby station. I like that it's being upgraded, but sure looks like a flagrant violation of the area's plan. Plenty of gas stations in St. Paul.

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Re: Hamline Station - (1333 University Avenue)

Postby xandrex » May 18th, 2018, 12:44 pm

Gotta love the car wash entrance (exit?) facing University right across from the light rail station. What a big FU that is.

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Re: Hamline Station - (1333 University Avenue)

Postby seanrichardryan » May 18th, 2018, 10:27 pm

That's it. I'm applying for the commission.
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Re: Hamline Station - (1333 University Avenue)

Postby Qhaberl » July 8th, 2018, 12:14 am

Sure would be nice to see this area be developed into something more useful. Not that I don’t enjoy noodles and company, been there several times.

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The property to the left of the dropped pin appears to have a noodles and company, vitamin store, and Verizon wireless
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The property to the right of the dropped pin does not appear to have any businesses on it.
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It would be nice to see a mixed-use building go here. Something that has decent street frontage with retail/office on the ground level and residential above. I also wonder if this would not be a bad location for a hotel, given the proximity to the soccer stadium and potential development surrounding it.


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Re: Hamline Station - (1333 University Avenue)

Postby Minnehahaha » July 8th, 2018, 7:50 pm

I've been puzzled for some time about the ownership of that large parcel. While the Target store is owned (as you would expect) by the Target Corporation, the property fronting University (which was split off for future development when the new Target was built) is owned by "Dayton Hudson Corporation, C/O Ecova, Inc." showing Ecova's address in Spokane. Ecova is now part of Engie, the French-based utility company. I would love to know how that came about.

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Re: Hamline Station - (1333 University Avenue)

Postby Minnehahaha » January 3rd, 2020, 8:17 pm

From permit activity, it looks like "Ding Tea" is going to open in Hamline Station. Likely a franchise location of a Taiwanese bubble tea chain that seems to have a growing U.S. presence. It will be good to see one more of the retail spaces here occupied. I have yet to make it to Magic Noodle, but have heard very good reviews.

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Re: Hamline Station - (1333 University Avenue)

Postby TroyGBiv » January 8th, 2020, 11:21 pm

Magic noodle is really great!

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Re: Hamline Station - (1333 University Avenue)

Postby Qhaberl » January 9th, 2020, 10:51 am

I’ve asked this before, but I figured I’d drop a line again. Are they ever going to develop the parking lot out in front of the target store. So much wasted space.


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Re: Hamline Station - (1333 University Avenue)

Postby Minnehahaha » January 10th, 2020, 9:50 pm

Nothing but crickets chirping on that parcel for years.

I don't quite get it... if the "snow pile" site on Lexington can draw market rate residential, it seems that this lot in front of a successful Target store should be able to draw some sort of attention for a mixed-use project. Unfortunately, the BP station at Hamline/University does the area no good in terms of image. Maybe if that was gone, the outlook would improve.

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Re: Hamline Station - (1333 University Avenue)

Postby Silophant » January 11th, 2020, 12:20 am

I don't know what's going on with the Midway Target, but my understanding of the similar Hi-Lake Target is that the land is owned by a secretive family real estate trust. They could make more by selling the outlots for redevelopment, but they're meeting their goal ROI by just collecting money from the Target lease, so they see no reason to change anything. Could be the same thing in the Midway.

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Re: Hamline Station - (1333 University Avenue)

Postby seanrichardryan » January 11th, 2020, 12:15 pm

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Re: Hamline Station - (1333 University Avenue)

Postby talindsay » January 14th, 2020, 1:30 pm

Wow, look at that property tax bill. That's per year. That's amazing.

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Re: Hamline Station - (1333 University Avenue)

Postby seanrichardryan » January 14th, 2020, 10:10 pm

Well, they're probably pulling in at least 6 times that in rent.
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