Art-deco Minnesota Building re-emerge...

Art-deco Minnesota Building re-emerges to offer affordable rentals downtown

There are 36 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Dec 23, 2010, titled Art-deco Minnesota Building re-emerges to offer affordable rentals downtown. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

Residents will start moving into apartments at the historic Minnesota Building in downtown St.

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Boyz Club

United States

#21 Dec 24, 2010
AntiMelting wrote:
When one Liberal project fails, they follow it with another.
We know a thing or two about failed projects! Go Tea Party!!!

Sincerely,

Bernie Madoff
Tom Petters
Denny Hecker
Ken Lay
Commoncents

Minneapolis, MN

#22 Dec 25, 2010
Yowzers wrote:
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$650 -$700 for a Grand Ave apt? Please show me those properties since it's more like $900-$1200 last I checked.
It's the apt. located where the old coal shute came in to the furnace room.

“Wher's dem turkey necks?”

Since: Dec 08

Palm Desert, CA

#23 Dec 25, 2010
My father had his law office in the Minnesota Building from 1949 until he retired in the early 80's. Same floor all those years, but moved his office a couple of times. Great memories for me that came back with this story.
Governor Silver Spoon

Minneapolis, MN

#24 Dec 25, 2010
handay dandy wrote:
What they could do is have the section 8 people clean the common areas, and shovel the sidewalks..!! Why should they get a free ride? I mean, if they do not hold jobs, and all they do is plop out one kid after another, let the clean and shovel.
You should apply for Section 8. With as ignorant as you sound, surely you don't earn over minimum wage? Then you can go shovel the sidewalks and clean the common areas.
Dems WillDestroyTheUS

United States

#25 Dec 25, 2010
Are condos an excuse for businesses leaving town leaving empty buildings???
TRUTH HURTS

Minneapolis, MN

#26 Dec 25, 2010
Boyz Club wrote:
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We know a thing or two about failed projects! Go Tea Party!!!
Sincerely,
Bernie Madoff
Tom Petters
Denny Hecker
Ken Lay
Wow, how true is this? Conservative white america has bankrupt this country!!!
TRUTH HURTS

Minneapolis, MN

#27 Dec 25, 2010
Dems WillDestroyTheUS wrote:
Are condos an excuse for businesses leaving town leaving empty buildings???
No. Newt and his conservative cronies are the reason for the emplty buildings. Remember the contract with america?

They rushed to force a NAFTA down our throats and ever since has emptied buildings all over this country.

How soon we forget, you conservative scum.
AntiMelting

Garden City, MI

#28 Dec 25, 2010
TRUTH HURTS wrote:
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Wow, how true is this? Conservative white america has bankrupt this country!!!
I prefer "whitehonkeyracistcracker ." Get it right.
fiscally nuts

Saint Paul, MN

#29 Dec 25, 2010
You can rent 1 br apartments all day in St. Paul for under $600 on the open market. Go to craigslist and search for 1 br apartments under $600. You'll have a mile long list.

So... Here is what we got folks...$28 million for 137 apartments. That is over $200,000 per apartment. For that price, we could have purchased high end condos. without a doubt most of that $28M is free from the gov't or interest free. This is simply stupid.
Grand Avenue Rentals 700

Minneapolis, MN

#30 Dec 25, 2010
Commoncents wrote:
<quoted text> It's the apt. located where the old coal shute came in to the furnace room.
http://twincities.kaango.com/ads/search...
I Like Our City

Minneapolis, MN

#31 Dec 25, 2010
fiscally nuts wrote:
You can rent 1 br apartments all day in St. Paul for under $600 on the open market. Go to craigslist and search for 1 br apartments under $600. You'll have a mile long list.
So... Here is what we got folks...$28 million for 137 apartments. That is over $200,000 per apartment. For that price, we could have purchased high end condos. without a doubt most of that $28M is free from the gov't or interest free. This is simply stupid.
So what are you suggesting - that instead we tear down a piece of history and pave it over to use as a parking lot?

If you'd had your way, Lowertown would be a bunch of surface parking lots instead of a thriving community. Sometimes it is in the best interests of our city for the city to step in and rehab an old property.
Peter

Minneapolis, MN

#32 Dec 25, 2010
TRUTH HURTS wrote:
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No. Newt and his conservative cronies are the reason for the emplty buildings. Remember the contract with america?
They rushed to force a NAFTA down our throats and ever since has emptied buildings all over this country.
How soon we forget, you conservative scum.
The rich keep getting richer off the backs of the middle and lower class.

Pretty soon there will be no middle class anymore, and pretty soon the only ones that will be able to afford health care will be the rich.
AntiMelting

Garden City, MI

#33 Dec 26, 2010
Peter wrote:
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The rich keep getting richer off the backs of the middle and lower class.
Pretty soon there will be no middle class anymore, and pretty soon the only ones that will be able to afford health care will be the rich.
Look up the definition of "insurance." Peter your a dbag.
Otis from Mayberry

Minneapolis, MN

#38 Dec 27, 2010
observer wrote:
It is wonderful news when an empty building in the downtown is once again occupied, no matter the economic status. We all profit from it. I hope the new owners will look at the "MINNESOTA BLDG" signs on the outer facades; they sorely need a new coat of paint. Rents are reasonable but parking will add to the cost.
Because of "historic preservation" rules of the National Park Service and the MN State Historic Preservation Office the signs cannot be repainted as it would destrory their historic value.

Since: Mar 10

United States

#39 Dec 28, 2010
Yowzers wrote:
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$650 -$700 for a Grand Ave apt? Please show me those properties since it's more like $900-$1200 last I checked.
that was in jan of 2008 for a bachelor/efficiency, when i moved here to the twin cities, and it was closer to lexington, if i remember correctly. but i assume rents have to have gone up down there.

Since: Dec 09

Saint Paul, MN

#40 Dec 28, 2010
I lived on Grand for 7 years. Paid cheap rent and got exactly what I paid for. Man those brownstones are old and crappy. Bad heat, bad wiring. So glad I moved.

It's good to see another downtown building renovated.

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