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Re: Northside - General Topics

Posted: April 21st, 2020, 10:08 am
by SurlyLHT
I hope something gets built that is an asset to the community and worthy of the site when the time comes. There are very few locations on the intersection of two major roads with freeway access this close to Downtown. (NE Mpls is also minutes away.) As long as there isn't anything atrocious like the storage place they're building down Washington Ave

Re: Northside - General Topics

Posted: April 21st, 2020, 11:37 am
by HiawathaGuy
I hope something gets built that is an asset to the community and worthy of the site when the time comes. There are very few locations on the intersection of two major roads with freeway access this close to Downtown. (NE Mpls is also minutes away.) As long as there isn't anything atrocious like the storage place they're building down Washington Ave
From the article, the developer seems to have a very good finger on the pulse of this area.

Here's another quote from him:
“Coloplast built that huge medical campus and I think that set the bar and set the standard of which I think will be an example of how this area will evolve,” he said.

Re: Northside - General Topics

Posted: April 21st, 2020, 12:38 pm
by SurlyLHT
It's interesting how this area is changing. The city wants to keep industry, but North Loop and other developments are encroaching. The pushback of the N 3rd St and 10th Ave N project, the development of the housing at Plymouth Ave N and W River Parkway. I also see more commercial business's moving into the area between the harbor project and North Loop.

Northern Metal is also on the southern half of the block. With them gone this will be worth more and maybe they'll buy that parcel

Re: Northside - General Topics

Posted: June 16th, 2020, 10:29 am
by SurlyLHT
Proposal by Satori to fill a space on W Broadway where a building burned down a few years ago. I don't know what the status of the larger portion of their plans is. I don't recall seeing many proposals to fill in gaps on these old corridors. If he gets this built it will be interesting to see if any other proposals come. I'm especially interested to see what goes in BJ's location. I thought the unrest would deter people from wanting to move into the city. I guess we'll see.

https://lims.minneapolismn.gov/download ... ri%20Lofts

Re: Northside - General Topics

Posted: June 16th, 2020, 10:50 am
by Silophant
Zero lot line infill development. You truly love to see it.

Re: Northside - General Topics

Posted: July 30th, 2020, 7:47 am
by alexschief
Sherman is proposing two developments on the vacant parcels to the north side of the Broadway curve. Both will likely be approved. Ordinarily that'd be great news, but folks, these projects suck.

The less offensive of the two is on the northwestern half, which is an apartment with 72 units. Unfortunately that also includes 83 parking spaces and only 36 bicycle parking spaces. The streetfront is pretty awful because of the grade, it'll be nice to see this area get real sidewalks, but that's about the only benefit.

The other half of the project is a four building, twenty town-home development on the southeastern half. Instead of orienting the townhomes towards Broadway, they are oriented towards interior drives. Each sits above an interior garage, but if that wasn't enough parking, the entire center of the development is filled by an additional 21 space surface lot. The site plan notes that this will be screened by landscaping, but that's not much of a consolation.

Two extremely auto-oriented buildings, both with absolutely awful streetfront presence. This is a proposal for a suburban frontage road, not a major artery in the city. I know Broadway doesn't have the kind of transit service or continuous retail activity that it deserves, but my goodness is this low-effort proposal disrespectful to the Northside. It complies with the city's zoning, so it'll get approved, but man does it suck. Shame on Sherman.

Re: Northside - General Topics

Posted: July 30th, 2020, 8:49 am
by EOst
In relative fairness to Sherman, I can't imagine any developer staking their building on an entrance from Broadway when that street remains Hennepin County's absolute worst urban stroad.

Re: Northside - General Topics

Posted: July 30th, 2020, 9:17 am
by SurlyLHT
Honestly, it would be just nice to see something built along here considering not far away are burned out buildings. Also the Northside community is more car-centric than other parts of the city. You have to meet people where they are sometimes. (I know this sounds weird given all of the transit use, but around my neighborhood it's obvious that cars are their owners points of pride.)

Re: Northside - General Topics

Posted: July 30th, 2020, 11:05 am
by alexschief
The biggest issue, to me, is the suburban orientation of the townhomes. We have a lot of these type of projects in Philly, and they are absolutely awful for the streetscape. The surplus parking lot is a miserable addition to an already-bad model.

Re: Northside - General Topics

Posted: July 30th, 2020, 11:27 am
by Anondson
Would one long rowhouse fit more units and be a better streetscape?

Re: Northside - General Topics

Posted: July 30th, 2020, 1:17 pm
by SurlyLHT
The biggest issue, to me, is the suburban orientation of the townhomes. We have a lot of these type of projects in Philly, and they are absolutely awful for the streetscape. The surplus parking lot is a miserable addition to an already-bad model.
They do look hideous!

Re: Northside - General Topics

Posted: July 30th, 2020, 1:45 pm
by alexschief
Would one long rowhouse fit more units and be a better streetscape?
I think it would absolutely make a better streetscape to have the buildings facing the street, versus facing inward at driving courts, and screened from the street.

The fit could certainly include more or less units, depending on the dimensions of the buildings, but certainly there's a lot of fat to be trimmed with the two parking spaces, one built-in, one on the surface, for each unit.

Re: Northside - General Topics

Posted: August 11th, 2020, 9:37 am
by SurlyLHT
The Community I live in is trying to stop a woman's shelter at the Gordon Center at Willard Park. Part of the objection is the local zoning of being in a residential area without the commercial zones near other shelters.
https://lims.minneapolismn.gov/Download ... Report.pdf
http://www.citypages.com/news/north-min ... /572070441
www.northsidecollectives.com

Re: Northside - General Topics

Posted: November 20th, 2020, 9:12 am
by Austinite
The Star Tribune had a nice article earlier this week about all the development/investment along Broadway, including the renovation of the Capri Theater. Nice to see.

Re: Northside - General Topics

Posted: November 20th, 2020, 1:04 pm
by SurlyLHT
The Star Tribune had a nice article earlier this week about all the development/investment along Broadway, including the renovation of the Capri Theater. Nice to see.
Might be a new street in a few years. They also resurfaced it recently which was nice.