Bloomington Central Station & South Loop Development

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Re: Bloomington Central Station & South Loop Development

Postby DanPatchToget » March 15th, 2019, 12:17 am

Huh, I've biked past their HQ in West Bloomington so many times and always wondered what they do.

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Re: Bloomington Central Station & South Loop Development

Postby QuietBlue » March 15th, 2019, 7:26 am

I think there are a lot of mid-size companies like this around that are big players in their niche, but not really known about by the general public. I've seen the name once or twice, but didn't know anything else about them before this.

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Re: Bloomington Central Station & South Loop Development

Postby commissioner » April 25th, 2019, 12:20 am

Anyone know what they are building where the LRT curves off of 34th? Looks like a bunker of some kind. Thanks!

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Re: Bloomington Central Station & South Loop Development

Postby HiawathaGuy » April 25th, 2019, 10:01 am

Anyone know what they are building where the LRT curves off of 34th? Looks like a bunker of some kind. Thanks!
Indigo Phase II - 400 units, plans to break ground in early 2018.
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Another 400 apartments planned next to Bloomington Central Station

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The six-story project is very similar to the one Lennar Multifamily Communities finished last year just north of the site, which is called IndiGo.
The project would have 607 parking stalls, less than the 841 required for such a project.
The building also would have 3,900 square feet of retail space.

“The Lennar project leased up really well and quickly and that’s why McGough is excited to move forward with another phase,” said Bloomington Port Authority Administrator Schane Rudlang. “If these residential projects continue to be successful I think there could be more residential [in future phases].”

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Re: Bloomington Central Station & South Loop Development

Postby mattaudio » April 29th, 2019, 8:11 am

841 parking stalls required for 400 apartments? In Bloomington's faux-downtown next to light rail? Wow.

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Re: Bloomington Central Station & South Loop Development

Postby sdho » April 29th, 2019, 8:17 am

841 parking stalls required for 400 apartments? In Bloomington's faux-downtown next to light rail? Wow.
Yep. I don't know the details, but I wouldn't be surprised if they don't have any special transit-oriented limits, and just apply the general citywide requirements. (Which are probably still too high)

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Re: Bloomington Central Station & South Loop Development

Postby kiliff75 » April 29th, 2019, 9:20 am

On a related note, it would be interesting to see if any of the "Park and Fly" businesses nearby decide to redevelop their surface lots with airport parking ramps and apartments at any time in the near future

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Re: Bloomington Central Station & South Loop Development

Postby HiawathaGuy » April 29th, 2019, 12:03 pm

On a related note, it would be interesting to see if any of the "Park and Fly" businesses nearby decide to redevelop their surface lots with airport parking ramps and apartments at any time in the near future
That's coming... at least for the Park 'N Fly location.
Bloomington pushes redevelopment for airport parking
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But it would be nice to see something different on the Park 'N Go lot on the NW corner of American & 34th.

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Re: Bloomington Central Station & South Loop Development

Postby kiliff75 » April 29th, 2019, 4:48 pm

Wow thanks for following up! Hopefully a nudge from the city, higher property values, and a good market for development cause this to happen sooner rather than later.

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Re: Bloomington Central Station & South Loop Development

Postby mulad » June 26th, 2019, 9:35 am

The project between 34th and 33rd Ave where the Blue Line turns is now called The Fenley (looks like it was previously Indigo Phase II). I finally saw a banner showing the name, so I got off and took some photos on the way to work, though it's a bit hard to convey how it's laid out since it's so big. It takes up the whole block, though there are essentially several wings branching off of a tall parking structure that sits more or less in the middle. The photos start at the LRT station where the tracks cross 33rd Ave, then go up 33rd and go east along 80 1/2 St over to 34th Ave.

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Re: Bloomington Central Station & South Loop Development

Postby alexschief » December 6th, 2019, 2:23 pm

Does any of the new construction in this area have space for retail?

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Re: Bloomington Central Station & South Loop Development

Postby bubzki2 » December 6th, 2019, 3:48 pm

There was rumor of a Walgreens/CVS in the new taller space adjacent the park.

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Re: Bloomington Central Station & South Loop Development

Postby VacantLuxuries » March 19th, 2021, 8:34 am


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Re: Bloomington Central Station & South Loop Development

Postby Anondson » March 19th, 2021, 12:03 pm

That seems fine.

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Re: Bloomington Central Station & South Loop Development

Postby VacantLuxuries » March 19th, 2021, 2:31 pm

Better than fine I think. When I imagine the average target customer of a business center hotel near the airport, I don't picture a transit user. A hotel to apartment conversion makes the American Blvd station much more valuable than it is today.

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Re: Bloomington Central Station & South Loop Development

Postby MNdible » March 19th, 2021, 2:55 pm

Safe to assume we're talking basically a 1-for-1 hotel room to apartment conversion here? In other words, the apartments will be the same footprint as the hotel rooms they're replacing? If so, we're talking about a lot of studios.

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Re: Bloomington Central Station & South Loop Development

Postby Mdcastle » March 19th, 2021, 8:24 pm

It's going to be a mix of studio or "alcove" "micro" units (total 164) from a single 350 or 400 square foot room bay and larger ( total 65) units made of combining two or in a few cases even three room bays. The 80% units are technically "market rate" and the developer is not seeking incentives for them, but rather 80% is what they're expected to rent at due to their size and location, as they put it "instant NOAH".

Developer is requesting smaller units and less parking even beyond Opportunity Housing Ordinance incentives. They did a parking study which suggests things will be just fine. Room size standards are met for the 400 square foot units but the 350 square foot units require a design exception even with OHO incentives (which allow 360 square feet for 50% units).

The surviving hotel rooms will be reflagged under an unnamed extended stay brand.

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Re: Bloomington Central Station & South Loop Development

Postby NickP » March 20th, 2021, 9:00 pm

What does “instant NOAH” mean?

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Re: Bloomington Central Station & South Loop Development

Postby Hero » March 20th, 2021, 9:15 pm

Naturally Occurring Affordable Housing.

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Re: Bloomington Central Station & South Loop Development

Postby NickP » March 21st, 2021, 9:33 am

Thanks :-)


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