University of Minnesota - General Topics

Northeast, Near North, Camden, Old St. Anthony, University and surrounding neighborhoods
Chef
Landmark Center
Posts: 295
Joined: June 3rd, 2012, 7:33 pm

Re: University of Minnesota - General Topics & Development Map

Postby Chef » July 30th, 2018, 3:14 pm

Didn't they tear down an entire block of apartment buildings to make room for that parking lot?

User avatar
jtoemke
Landmark Center
Posts: 247
Joined: March 5th, 2015, 8:04 am
Location: Columbus OH

Re: University of Minnesota - General Topics & Development Map

Postby jtoemke » July 30th, 2018, 6:13 pm

Didn't they tear down an entire block of apartment buildings to make room for that parking lot?
yes.

matt91486
Nicollet Mall
Posts: 133
Joined: December 28th, 2012, 5:28 pm

Re: University of Minnesota - General Topics & Development Map

Postby matt91486 » July 30th, 2018, 11:38 pm

Heaven forbid they leave the trees stand so they can have shade for their shiny new parking lot.

dillonfried
City Center
Posts: 39
Joined: March 5th, 2018, 4:02 pm

Re: University of Minnesota - General Topics & Development Map

Postby dillonfried » July 31st, 2018, 4:55 am

If I remember correctly the group that built the Double Tree hotel on Huron were about to break ground on this site but at the last minute they struck a deal with the UMN to swap the land for some of the land the current hotel is located. The block was cleared at least partially for the hotel. Ultimately when the funding comes another section of hospital is supposed to go up there.

Squidward
Metrodome
Posts: 56
Joined: August 2nd, 2015, 9:19 pm

Re: University of Minnesota - General Topics & Development Map

Postby Squidward » November 20th, 2018, 4:43 pm

File 302 of the University's 2018 Six Year Capital Plan is the "Health Sciences Strategic Capital Investment" of $475M. This item exists on the 2019 updated Six Year Capital Plan as a proposed "Special State Investment Program" occurring in 2020. $316M will be requested from the state; the remainder financed from University funds. Its primary objectives are to construct a new Clinical Research Facility (currently in the design phase) and the new Dental Teaching Clinics (status unbeknownst to me). It also will further efforts to renovate current facilities in Moos Tower, Phillips-Wangensteen Building, and Diehl Hall deemed as being in critical condition. Mayo will be fully decommissioned and demolished to lower operating costs.

Silophant
Moderator
Posts: 3970
Joined: June 20th, 2012, 4:33 pm
Location: Whimsical NE

Re: University of Minnesota - General Topics & Development Map

Postby Silophant » December 12th, 2018, 10:55 am

U of M seeks designs for Clinical Research Building (Locked)

Looks like it'll be a short-lived parking lot.

nordeast homer
US Bank Plaza
Posts: 718
Joined: June 1st, 2012, 11:11 am

Re: University of Minnesota - General Topics & Development Map

Postby nordeast homer » December 12th, 2018, 1:06 pm

Does this mean that they'll move from Washington Ave. downtown? I know the employees really like being in that location.
That lot would be another great development opportunity!

martykoessel
Landmark Center
Posts: 211
Joined: June 1st, 2012, 9:12 am

Re: University of Minnesota - General Topics & Development Map

Postby martykoessel » December 14th, 2018, 2:34 pm

The link here is to a great document for anyone interested in how the University plans to manage its facilities over coming years. Of course, the economy and state funding will have much effect on what in fact happens and the proposed timing. Reference to the Clinical Research Building is on p. 38, showing construction planned for 2020.

Some other big things planned for the Twin Cities campus over the next few years are:
--Renovation of the Fieldhouse in 2019.
--Renovation and replacement of the Child Development buildings in 2019.
--Renovation of Fraser Hall, demolition of later additions and construction of new additions to create chemistry teaching labs in 2020.

Almost a third of the total space on the Twin Cities campus is regarded as being in critical or poor condition, so there's also a push for renovations and demolition. The biggest blow-up (figuratively speaking) would be of the whole Mayo complex, as already noted by Squidward.

https://regents.umn.edu/sites/regents.u ... Docket.pdf

User avatar
Anondson
IDS Center
Posts: 4236
Joined: July 21st, 2013, 8:57 pm
Location: Where West Minneapolis Once Was

Re: University of Minnesota - General Topics

Postby Anondson » May 6th, 2019, 9:45 pm

The U buying a chunk of rental houses on Erie.

https://finance-commerce.com/2019/05/un ... tal-homes/

Likely facing demolition eventually.

amiller92
Wells Fargo Center
Posts: 1829
Joined: October 31st, 2014, 12:50 pm

Re: University of Minnesota - General Topics

Postby amiller92 » May 13th, 2019, 9:19 am

There was construction happening at the Viking Bar this morning. Looked like maybe they were putting in a window facing Riverside (there was a hole in the bricks, anyway).

(Did not see a West Bank or Cedar/Riverside thread)

seanrichardryan
Capella Tower
Posts: 3931
Joined: June 3rd, 2012, 9:33 pm
Location: Merriam Park, St. Paul
Contact:

Re: University of Minnesota - General Topics

Postby seanrichardryan » May 14th, 2019, 10:00 am

Q. What, what? A. In da butt.

lordmoke
Wells Fargo Center
Posts: 1402
Joined: June 8th, 2012, 1:39 pm
Location: Nicollet Island

Re: University of Minnesota - General Topics

Postby lordmoke » July 29th, 2019, 10:45 am

510 Cedar (site of that terrible fire a few years back) is well underway.

Cat349F
Metrodome
Posts: 72
Joined: August 25th, 2019, 9:45 am
Location: Outside the sustainable urban core

Re: University of Minnesota - General Topics

Postby Cat349F » November 7th, 2019, 9:04 pm

Renovation of Pillsbury Hall will begin on 11-11-19.
Unsustainable fossil burning fool.

Rube Dali
Nicollet Mall
Posts: 101
Joined: August 31st, 2015, 11:21 pm
Location: Maplewood, MN
Contact:

Re: University of Minnesota - General Topics

Postby Rube Dali » November 23rd, 2019, 8:51 pm

Buildings, what buildings?

grant1simons2
IDS Center
Posts: 4249
Joined: February 8th, 2014, 11:33 pm
Location: Marcy-Holmes

Re: University of Minnesota - General Topics

Postby grant1simons2 » December 7th, 2019, 7:22 pm

St. Paul campus planning update at the upcoming regents meeting;

(page 360)

https://regents.umn.edu/sites/regents.u ... ec2019.pdf

User avatar
Anondson
IDS Center
Posts: 4236
Joined: July 21st, 2013, 8:57 pm
Location: Where West Minneapolis Once Was

Re: University of Minnesota - General Topics

Postby Anondson » January 23rd, 2020, 6:58 pm

Well.

https://www.mndaily.com/article/2020/01 ... pment-plan

It’ll be called East Gateway.

John21
Union Depot
Posts: 349
Joined: June 8th, 2012, 8:23 am
Location: 38th Street Station

Re: University of Minnesota - General Topics

Postby John21 » January 23rd, 2020, 8:10 pm

Interesting. I can’t remember, did the U have any involvement in that United proposal from a few years back? Really liked that one.

nordeast homer
US Bank Plaza
Posts: 718
Joined: June 1st, 2012, 11:11 am

Re: University of Minnesota - General Topics

Postby nordeast homer » January 24th, 2020, 10:48 am

Interesting. I can’t remember, did the U have any involvement in that United proposal from a few years back? Really liked that one.
In the image I like how they put a red stamp over what looked like place holder images of buildings on the site you're talking about.

go4guy
Foshay Tower
Posts: 918
Joined: June 4th, 2012, 8:54 am

Re: University of Minnesota - General Topics

Postby go4guy » January 26th, 2020, 9:20 pm

This doesnt make any sense. So bulldoze a city block with possible historic buildings in good use, and another block with great affordable student housing. All this when there is an adjacent large lot with a light rail stop that is parking and a run down hotel, and that will be after all this other area is developed? Stupid

SurlyLHT
Foshay Tower
Posts: 884
Joined: February 21st, 2017, 3:50 pm

Re: University of Minnesota - General Topics

Postby SurlyLHT » January 27th, 2020, 11:14 am

This doesnt make any sense. So bulldoze a city block with possible historic buildings in good use, and another block with great affordable student housing. All this when there is an adjacent large lot with a light rail stop that is parking and a run down hotel, and that will be after all this other area is developed? Stupid
I think they're trying to create a dense core along Washington Ave. The article said something about "overhauling," the shops. I think they mean bulldoze? I would love to see a Google Streetview of this street before the LRT. Found this though:

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Z0thcpJbwpI/V ... -after.gif


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests