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Old Posted Dec 4, 2011, 5:51 PM
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Chef> Great photo spread. I had hoped to make it to the Planner conference in Minneapolis, but missed out. The photo spread is impressive because the level of 'mid rise' type development is very interesting. The style is typical for what I would call "prairie" architecture which is very similar throughout Manitoba/Sask/Alberta and to some extent BC. I always considered Minny to be part of the US prairies personally.

Coming from a smaller city on the east coast of Canada (Halifax) which has been known for nimby backlashes against buildings 5 stories and up; these photos provide some excellent examples of what would be workable in Halifax (and not). Gives some good ideas to consider...
And, whether "we" like it or not, these continue to be the prominent form of urban renewal in the Twin Cities -- 4-6 stories, that is. They are starting to grow on me and CAN fit in a residential neighborhood that is normally zoned for 3 floors, max. Some of these pics are great examples of how they can fit in very nicely, and sometimes, very very poorly!
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Old Posted Dec 4, 2011, 8:00 PM
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All and all this infill looks fantastic, including Le Parisien. I wish more cities were promoting this type of urban growth.
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Old Posted Dec 4, 2011, 8:24 PM
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Columbusite...I wouldn't say the LRT had much to do with these...most of these developments aren't near it at all. There are some along Hiawatha that it is responsible for.
I have to disagree that development three blocks away "aren't near it at all".
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Old Posted Dec 4, 2011, 10:31 PM
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I think the real trigger for the development of the Mill District was the money the city put into revitalizing the downtown riverfront. Converting the Stone Arch Bridge from an abandoned rail trestle into a pedestrian walkway, developing Mill Ruins park and the Mill City Museum and building the Guthrie were the things that made it a desirable location. Before those things happened there was nothing there.
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Old Posted Dec 5, 2011, 12:28 AM
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I have to disagree that development three blocks away "aren't near it at all".
I said "most of these developments" didn't I? Not all. But yea, also, what Chef said.
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Old Posted Feb 3, 2012, 10:55 PM
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Here are some more photos I have been accumulating over the last few months:

Fulton Lofts - Fulton


mplsnov2011142 by afsmps, on Flickr

50th and France - Fulton/Edina


mplsnov2011145 by afsmps, on Flickr


mplsnov2011146 by afsmps, on Flickr


mplsnov2011149 by afsmps, on Flickr


mplsnov2011148 by afsmps, on Flickr


mplsnov2011147 by afsmps, on Flickr

Downtown Target


mplsnov2011159 by afsmps, on Flickr

Kenwood Parkway - Lowry Hill


mplsjuly2011185 by afsmps, on Flickr

Greenleaf Apartments - Uptown


mplsjan201220 by afsmps, on Flickr

Nicollet Mall LRT station - Downtown


mplsdec201124 by afsmps, on Flickr

Hennepin Ave LRT station - Downtown


mplsdec201125 by afsmps, on Flickr

5th Avenue Lofts - Warehouse District


mplsdec201130 by afsmps, on Flickr

710 Lofts - Warehouse District


mplsdec201144 by afsmps, on Flickr

720 Lofts - Warehouse District


mplsdec201145 by afsmps, on Flickr

730 Lofts - Warehouse District


mplsdec201146 by afsmps, on Flickr

The Saxon Building - Warehouse District


mplsdec201152 by afsmps, on Flickr

212 Lofts - Warehouse District


mplsdec201154 by afsmps, on Flickr

Rock Island Lofts - Warehouse District


mplsdec201161b by afsmps, on Flickr

Heritage Landing (1st St side) - Warehouse District


mplsdec201162 by afsmps, on Flickr

Heritage Landing (2nd St side) - Warehouse District


mplsdec201131 by afsmps, on Flickr

Lindsay Lofts - Warehouse District


mplsdec201164 by afsmps, on Flickr

Rock Island Lofts, Heritage Landing and 5th Avenue Lofts - Warehouse District


mplsdec201161 by afsmps, on Flickr


mplsdec201129 by afsmps, on Flickr

1800 Lake Apartments - Uptown u/c


mplsdec201173 by afsmps, on Flickr

Flux Apartments - Uptown u/c


mplsdec201174 by afsmps, on Flickr

1301 University - Dinkytown


mplsdec201184 by afsmps, on Flickr

Uptown Lake Apartments - Uptown


mplsdec201190 by afsmps, on Flickr

CB2 - Uptown


mplsdec201191 by afsmps, on Flickr

1312 Girard - Uptown


mplsdec201193 by afsmps, on Flickr

1101 Main - Northeast


mplsdec2011113 by afsmps, on Flickr

Bottineau Commons - Northeast


mplsdec2011128 by afsmps, on Flickr

Central Avenue Lofts - Northeast


mplsdec2011135 by afsmps, on Flickr

Monroe Village - Northeast


mplsdec2011136 by afsmps, on Flickr

Station 38 Apartments - Standish u/c


mplsjan201205 by afsmps, on Flickr

2803 38th Street - Standish


mplsjan201206 by afsmps, on Flickr

Sydney Hall Apartments - Dinkytown


mplsfeb201213 by afsmps, on Flickr

412 Lofts - Dinkytown


mplsfeb201214 by afsmps, on Flickr

Flo Co Apartments - Dinkytown


mplsfeb201216 by afsmps, on Flickr
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Damn I'm so jealous, as a city that is a peer in metro population San Diego's infill is utter sh*t compared to this. Looks like our planners need to take a trip up there and see how its done.
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Old Posted Feb 6, 2012, 3:15 AM
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Very nice....I love all of the infill going on right now. There's a lot under construction right now, so I look forward to more updates
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It all has a very Pacific Northwest-vibe. But then again I sensed that when I last visited the city. It was like a blend between the Midwest and Northwest.
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Very nice. I like this city.
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Old Posted Mar 4, 2012, 12:42 AM
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Great pics, love this city. Thanks!
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Hey, you don't have to cite the sources for all of the pictures if you're hosting them yourself on flickr, imageshack, etc.
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Old Posted Mar 8, 2012, 7:38 AM
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If you use the share button on Flickr that is how it comes out. It is easier than grabbing the url of the individual photos. It is also how Flickr wants it done, they threatened to block linking to SSC because people wern't doing it that way.
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Old Posted Mar 8, 2012, 9:02 PM
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Looks like Minneapolis is booming, some really nice developments going on here. great photos
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I grew up in this apartment building in the late 70's and early 80's. It was a beautiful, old apartment building with a very rich history behind it. The basement had a sub-basement that housed a huge old brick Kewanee boiler. The front entryway had beautiful original carrerra marble in it - the closets in some of the apartment still had the windows in them from the old days when people aired out their clothes rather than laundering it....beautiful built-ins in the dining room areas of each apartment. Minneapolis lost a true gem when they tore this building down.

The culture of the residents that lived in there back then - even then, it was ecclectic.
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looks great, similar to some of what you see in DC..
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Houston is exploding with growth. However, I'd trade all of our current midrises going up for just 3 of these modern beauties in Minneapolis.

We're getting boring, beige, boxes over two floors of parking with very little retail. We're busy building the slums of tomorrow, today!
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Houston is exploding with growth. However, I'd trade all of our current midrises going up for just 3 of these modern beauties in Minneapolis.

We're getting boring, beige, boxes over two floors of parking with very little retail. We're busy building the slums of tomorrow, today!
Go Houston! LOL (Btw, ive seen a lot of quality infill in Houston too. Must be a mixture)
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These are probably my two favorite mid rise structures that I've seen in Mpls:







The colors are great. They have nice street level presence, nice covered patios going up the sides, nice height ratio and great open lofts up top. Top notch!
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Great pictures! I love the urban, modern look there. Didn't realize it was so dense there and I love the street grid look from maps.google.com.
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