DMNA Land Use Committee meeting on May 1, at the Mill City Museum

The next Land Use Committee meeting is coming up on May 1, at 6 p.m., at the Mill City Museum.  This meeting’s feature presentation will be an update / review of the City’s draft 2040 Comprehensive Plan by the Director of Long Range Planning, Heather Worthington.

AGENDA

Minneapolis 2040 

DMNA Board Meeting on April 16, at the Mill City Museum

The next DMNA Board meeting is on Monday, April 16, at 5:45 p.m., at the Mill City Museum in the ADM Room.

Agenda
Minutes from the March 19, Board meeting
April 2018 Outreach and Collaboration Chart
March Financial Report
March Finance Coordinator / Neighborhood Coordinator Staff Report
Letter of Support for AC Hotel expansion of premises application
Letter of Support for JR Hospitality hotel projects
LUC Motion regarding the 11th Avenue Bike Lane
FINAL DRAFT – Land Use Committee Charter
Community Meeting Facilitator Guide – prepared by Kevin Frazell
DMNA Letter of Support for the 11th Avenue Bike Lane – submitted in April of 2016
Final Draft Letter of Support for Eleven on the River Preliminary Concept Plan
Draft Community Survey prepared by Dianne and Jennifer

Ryan Companies presents Eleven project at DMNA Board meeting

Carl Runck from Ryan Companies, developer Luigi Bernardi and architect Paul Whalan, a partner with the New York City based Robert A.M. Stern Architects, presented the project to the DMNA Land Use Committee on March 6.  In addition, the DMNA Board hosted a public forum on the project at its board meeting on March 19.  Runck, Bernardi and Ryan Companies Director of Design Josh Ekstrand gave a similar presentation as was given to the Land Use Committee.

Runck from Ryan Companies explained that Bernardi is proposing the project for the surface parking lot between Padilla and the American Red Cross Building on West River Parkway.  He stated that the concept plan calls for a narrow tower atop a six-story podium that will include about 3,000 square feet of retail on West River Parkway.

Runck and Ryan Companies Director of Design Josh Ekstrand presented the preliminary site plan.  They highlighted the following aspects of the project:

  • The project would be 39-stories and include 101 luxury units.  There will also be space for guest suites and offices.
  • The smallest units in the building as planned will have about 1,600 square feet. All the units will have at least two bedrooms, and there will not be more than five units per floor.
  • There would be at least two parking spaces per residential unit and parking available to adjacent business.  Parking would also be open to the public during evenings and weekends, which could benefit visitors to the Guthrie Theater.
  • The exterior of the building will be clad in limestone.

Runck concluded by stating that they would like to begin construction on the project by the end of this year with occupancy in the spring of 2021.

the DMNA Land Use Committee has recommended providing a letter of support for the preliminary concept plan for Eleven for the following reasons:

  • The project complies with the zoning for the site.
  • The project also fulfills a neighborhood preference for more owner-occupied housing.
  • The project meets extremely high architectural and construction standards.
  • The building height is consistent with the Carlyle, an existing riverfront residential building.  The two residential towers will serve as bookends for riverfront development in Downtown East.
  • The project provides ample parking for residents and adjacent building tenants.  The parking will also be available to the public after hours, which will benefit other neighborhood activities and the Guthrie Theater.

In an effort to provide more opportunities for public comment regarding this project, the DMNA invited Ryan Companies and Mr. Bernardi to make their presentation again at the board meeting on March 19.  Many residents from adjacent buildings, including the Stonebridge and the Bridgewater, as well as future residents of the Legacy attended to hear the presentation and provide feedback.  The consistent theme expressed by neighborhood residents relates to the cumulative impact that new residential development in this part of Downtown East has caused on traffic congestion and pedestrian safety.  There is concern that while the traffic impact of the Eleven alone will not be significant, it will add to an existing problem that the neighborhood would like to see addressed.

Many residents suggested that a stoplight on 12th Avenue and Washington Avenue with a left-hand turn signal would help alleviate some of the traffic problems occurring during morning and evening rush hours.  Additionally, neighborhood residents who are active Gold Medal Park users felt strongly that the City should improve pedestrian crossing safety at the intersection of 2nd Street and 10th Avenue South.

At the conclusion of the March 19, public forum and discussion, the DMNA Board of Directors voted unanimously to approve the recommendation of the Land Use Committee to endorse the preliminary concept plan for the Eleven project.

The Land Use Committee and Board anticipate that Ryan Companies and Mr. Bernardi will return to the Land Use Committee meeting on May 1, to further discuss and seek feedback on details of the project.  The DMNA is hopeful that someone from Public Works can attend an upcoming Land Use Committee meeting to address the traffic concerns, perhaps on May 1, in coordination with Ryan Companies update.

Ryan Companies presentation at 3-19-2018 DMNA Board Meeting
Preliminary Traffic Analysis for Eleven
Traffic Analysis for the Legacy

DMNA Board Meeting on March 19 at the Mill City Museum

The DMNA Board meets on Monday, March 19, at 5:45 p.m., at the Mill City Museum.  The board will review and discuss Ryan Companies 11 on the River project.

Agenda
Minutes from the January 16, Board meeting – Updated
March 2018 Outreach and Collaboration Chart – Updated
January Financial Report
February Financial Report
Letter of Support for East End Apartments (amendment to PUD to allow height increase for signage)
Letter of Support for Thrivent Corporate Headquarters project
Letter of Support for Ryan Companies Eleven on West River Parkway
Neighborhoods 2020 Roadmap

DMNA Land Use Committee meeting on April 3

The next DMNA Land Use Committee meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 3, at 6 p.m., at the Mill City Museum.

AGENDA- Updated on 4/3/2018

DMNA Land Use Committee Meeting on March 6

The next DMNA Land Use Committee meeting is on Tuesday, March 6, at 6 p.m., at the Mill City Museum in the ADM Room.

AGENDA

Second community engagement meeting on the City’s new downtown office building on February 27

Reminder: You are invited to attend the second community engagement meeting on the City’s new downtown office building

Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Mill City Museum
704 S. 2nd St. (first floor)

5:30-6:00 p.m. doors open, networking, light refreshments
6:00-7:30 p.m. interactive meeting 

Rendering of new office building levels one and two only

The City of Minneapolis is moving forward with plans for a new downtown office building near City Hall to better serve residents and businesses.

The goal of the Consolidated Public Office Building is to strategically collocate City employees who are now working in several leased and owned sites scattered around downtown Minneapolis. The new City office building will be diagonally across from City Hall at 501 4th Ave. S., a site now home to a parking ramp. It will be a sustainable and resilient building featuring a welcoming, customer-centric public service area.

City staff and the project design team of MSR Design and Henning Larsen will be hosting a community engagement meeting on Tuesday, February 27 to gather project input.

Agenda

  1. Welcome
  2. Project status update
  3. Review feedback from public meeting one
  4. Community discussion on public service area, conferencing center (which will be available for public use as well as City employees), and public art to be incorporated into the building
  5. Project timeline and next meeting

We look forward to seeing you there for an interactive discussion.


Learn more

Visit the Downtown Office Building website for more information.

DMNA February 20 Board Meeting is Cancelled

The February 20, DMNA Board meeting is cancelled.  The next board meeting is Monday, March 19, at 5:45 p.m., at the Mill City Museum.

HCMC Clinic & Specialty Center Open House on March 17

DMNA Land Use Committee meeting on February 12

The next DMNA Land Use Committee meeting is scheduled for Monday, February 12, at 6 p.m., at the Mill City Museum.

Agenda – REVISED