development

325-unit high-rise proposed for Central Avenue site

Two Central Avenue landmarks, the Washburn McReavy Funeral Chapel at 200 Central Avenue SE and the St. Anthony Athletic Club just east of it, might be razed for highrise housing next year, if a Minneapolis-based developer’s plan goes through.

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Debate continues on what to do at Upper Harbor Terminal site

At the end of the year, the city-owned Upper Harbor Terminal will stop operating, ending an era that began when the site opened in 1968. The 48-acre industrial stretch on the west side of the Mississippi River between the Lowry and Camden bridges is destined for transformation in the coming years, but just what shape it will take remains up for discussion.

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Hamline University expansion plans threaten neighborhood

(Photo by Tom Goldstein) This home at 1538 Englewood Ave, built in 1887 and currently serving as the Hamline "Guest House" was targeted for demolition in Hamline's 2008 expansion plan.

People walking or driving along Minnehaha Avenue and neighboring streets near Hamline University may have noticed bright red signs beginning to dot several residential lawns.

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Marshall Street project on hold for 2 months

Outcry from residents and business people temporarily stopped the Minneapolis Park Board from locating an operations center on the Mississippi River at 1720 Marshall St. NE.

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Dinkytown hopes for commercial boost with new apartments

(Photo by Elizabeth Brumley) Students and parents bring belongings to their apartments on move-in day at The Venue on Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. The Venue is a new luxury apartment complex on campus.

After summer construction on new luxury apartment complexes in Dinkytown kept foot and car traffic at bay, about a thousand potential customers made the area their home last week.

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Boom in new student housing may have hit its peak

A chunk of the city’s construction this year comes from projects near the University of Minnesota — a product of the ongoing student housing boom that is being watched with bated breath.

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Why no action yet at 807 Broadway NE? They're working on paper

(Rendering courtesy of Hillcrest Development)

Uncertainty about the city’s rights to widen Quincy, an old street west of the former Minneapolis Public School Education Service Center at 807 Broadway NE, temporarily stalled development of the 1,700-square-foot property, but the developer’s application for the city to give up a sliver of right of way is likely to be approved.

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Thoughts on Target Field Station

With the emerging debacle of The Yard prominent in the press (Strib and blogosphere), it is natural to overlook the fact that downtown Minneapolis just opened a brand new public space. It is called Target Field Station (formerly The Interchange), and despite Tom Fisher’s review on MinnPost, people actually use it and it is pretty nice. So considering downtown Minneapolis, with its skyway system, failed parks over the years, largely treeless sidewalks, and overall general inability to produce a good downtown park or public space, Target Field Station is a huge victory for the city. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. Target Field Station shouldn’t win any awards (although it probably will) but we’ll take it because it does decidedly improve the public realm downtown. But the real litmus test of the success of Target Field Station will be how people use it over the years, so let’s capture an early snapshot.

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A future for the Midtown Farmers Market grows more certain

The Midtown Farmers Market, well into its 12th year of operation at the corner of Lake St. and Hiawatha Ave., is a bustling place that attracts shoppers from the surrounding neighborhoods as well as other parts of South Minneapolis. On Saturday mornings and Tuesdays afternoons, its vendors come from Minnesota and Wisconsin with home-grown or handmade items for sale. Musicians entertain people who have stopped to rest or to eat food cooked in booths or food trucks. Many people consider it a neighborhood gem.

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Prospect Park aims to be 'community of the future'

As some areas near the University of Minnesota grapple with preserving historic character, one neighborhood is attempting to redefine its presence with plans for a more futuristic community.

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