Updates, history, and content from neighbors in and around the Wedge
The developer and architects will return to present updated plans for each project at our July 10th Zoning & Planning meeting. The public is welcome to attend.
LHENA Zoning & Planning meeting
Wednesday, July 10
2744 Lyndale Ave
Meeting starts at 6:30; if you wish to only stay for this presentation, please arrive at 7:20pm.
Two new development proposals have been brought forward by Yellow Tree and DJR Architecture:
27th & Girard
-4 stories (original proposal consisted of 6 stories)
-87 residential units (original proposal consisted of 119 units)
28th & Girard
-43 semi-automated parking stalls
Download the zip file above to view the project proposals for each site.
Submitting comments to LHENA:
LHENA is a voice for the community and will issue a letter of Support or Rejection to city government in response to this proposal. To help us inform our decision, please send comments no later than Monday, July 8th to:
Paul Shanafelt, Executive Director
Submitting comments to the City:
27th & Girard project
Send comments to: Hilary Dvorak, City Planner
28th & Girard project
Send comments to: Shanna Sether, City Planner
6/10/2019 02:48:03 pm
Will either of these have any affordable units? At 60% AMI and/or Lower?
6/11/2019 12:16:39 pm
That is unknown to us at this time. We hope there will be information about this presented at tomorrow's meeting.
6/13/2019 06:07:04 pm
No, there will be no Affordable Housing. At the meeting last night they indicated this would be "entry point market rate" housing with studios starting at $1,095 1BR from $1,275-$1,495, and 2BR at $1,900. When you look at another project they proposed this on, however, which is in an area with lower average rents, Their available two bedrooms are now leasing for up to $2,695
6/11/2019 04:47:13 pm
So... they are wanting to put a six story building that directly abuts my back yard (and others)? This is insane.
6/11/2019 05:06:24 pm
Please oppose this project. These overpriced monstrosities are ruining the character of uptown and not providing the affordable and community oriented housing the area desperately needs. They serve only the wealthy, transient young worker. Not to mention the increased traffic these buildings add to our already far overburdened streets.
6/11/2019 05:52:15 pm
Friends, neighbors, and residents of The Wedge,
6/11/2019 06:16:08 pm
I echo everything that Stephen says above. These developments are ruining our neighborhood. I’m one block down but I imagine if this was my block and my backyard soon became 6-stories of windows my property value would significantly decrease. Also, the last thing 27th st needs is 190 more residents.
6/11/2019 07:52:25 pm
This is terrible. I currently rent one of the homes that is planned to be bulldozed for this development. The architectural history of this home is amazing and it would be devastating to see a piece of Minneapolis history disappear. The stained glass windows, door handles, hardwood floors, just so much history. The parking and traffic in this area is already terrible and you can barely get through the streets as it is. Adding 195 units would be terrible for the traffic and community overall.
6/12/2019 07:59:27 am
Friends, thank you so much for voicing your well-founded and thoughtful opposition to this proposal. If you can make the time, please try to attend tonight's meeting and any future meetings on this subject.
6/12/2019 12:48:27 pm
*Please note that the views I have expressed above are only my own and do not represent the views or positions of any other person, entity, or affiliation.
6/12/2019 02:43:46 pm
Absolutely not! Those who live in uptown are already frustrated with the increasing number of these developments and everything that comes along with it. LHENA please get the word out about this as I know others would protest if only they knew about it. We do not need more mass developments!!!
6/12/2019 02:44:15 pm
Reasonably on board with 28th and Girard. I would consider supporting variances in exchange for the following:
6/12/2019 02:50:21 pm
Less excited about 27th and Girard, but it would be much more tolerable with an all brick exterior (again, metal siding is just ugly) and solar on the roof (or an entirely green roof). I would also push for permeable pavement for the many walkups on the ground floor. Somehow getting a bit more green space would be nice.
6/12/2019 05:40:23 pm
As a new homeowner in the direct vicinity of both of these development proposals, I support neither. I moved to the area for the charm and convenience and am happy with the wonderful intersection of having both apartment buildings and single/multi family homes in the neighborhood. These developments would dramatically affect the character of this neighborhood and reduce livability for all of us who currently call it home.
6/12/2019 05:55:22 pm
this area cannot handle any more residents! bad for traffic. uptown is being overdeveloped and losing its character. bad for parking. bad for the overall area. the unfortunate thing is that nobody knows about these development proposals until the renovations are underway. I guarantee that if you surveyed the residents of this area, an overwhelming majority (if not all) would strongly oppose!
6/12/2019 07:08:02 pm
Who will prevent the new units from turning into Air BnB type lodging?
Margaret (Peggy) Reinhardt
6/13/2019 11:36:52 am
This developer also created Boutique 28, the 4-story 42-unit apartment building on Girard between 28th and the Greenway. That building takes up 4 lots and so will this proposed apt. building at 27th and Girard. Why however, did the number of apartments scale up to 119 units with the same footprint?
6/13/2019 06:30:21 pm
Having attended the meeting with an open mind, here are my comments:
6/13/2019 10:07:15 pm
I should mention, this is in response to the 27th and Girard project. I'm actually supportive of the 28th & Girard proposal which fits much better into the area, incorporates more thoughtful parking, and is more in line with the flow of the Greenway.
6/14/2019 04:31:05 pm
Please speak up and voice your opposition to this project! Here's how:
6/15/2019 07:40:37 am
To big, to many people....we are already over crowed and it's ugly...doesn't fit into the neighborhood.
6/15/2019 10:56:36 am
I posted this on a thread on nextdoor, but I thought I'd add it here too:
6/15/2019 11:39:59 am
I strongly oppose the 27th & Girard project. It is far too big for the property it sits on.
6/17/2019 11:27:49 am
I have lived/owned at 2645 Fremont since 1995. We oppose this Girard development as is, but the flier taped to my door indicating to email email@example.com came back to me as undeliverable. What is the correct address to email opposing this? Thanks,
6/17/2019 04:06:34 pm
Hi neighbor. There's only one "l" in Hilary. I missed that originally too.
6/17/2019 08:51:15 pm
I wonder if people would feel better about these developments if they were not so *#@%#@ ugly and scaled down a little. Of course the developer will cite the necessary "economics" to justify the size, but I'm not so sure that always adds up. I can't help but think those "economics" have some cushion. They propose the biggest -- and most profitable -- ideas to the city and get as much as they can get. So, with that in mind, does it make sense to push for more control over the style, function, and size than opposing them altogether. It seems that the city -- not just here but in thriving, developing cities everywhere -- is changing. More people want to live in more densely populated areas. I guess I am hinting at an ethic in these developments that feels hollow and opportunistic. If it were otherwise would these changes be more acceptable?
Mary sue weir
6/20/2019 12:31:05 pm
This is exactly what the 2040 plan is all about. We have to blame ourselves for voting and supporting the politicians we elected who pushed this through! Only Linea P of the Fulton/linden hills community opposed this plan! Increase density, less parking spaces, narrowing of streets to add bike paths is here to stay. The plan never intended to create affordable housing just more people. Read the 2040 plan or at least the overall goals.
6/20/2019 06:05:36 pm
I have lived in the wedge area since 1986 or there about. I am absolutely disgusted by what our city council are allowing to happen to these houses and neighborhoods. They are destroying everything I and my neighbors have spent years making into a nice home/community. I can’t believe they think they can hide behind the whole idea that they are making it better for future generations. These builders are ONLY in it for the huge profits. They don’t care about our home and neither too any of the counsel who are allowing this to happen. Shame on them. I can’t help but wonder what’s in this for them? They can’t possibly believe this is the solution. As far as I’m concerned, NOT EVERYONE NEEDS TO LIVE IN UPTOWN. when I was looking for a home and something wasn’t available at the time or I couldn’t afford it I looked elsewhere or got roommates.
7/5/2019 03:36:23 pm
What corners of these intersections is the development supposed to be on? I am a renter and would definitely like a heads up if my building is getting torn down or what? Is my lease ending? Ugh.
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