Everyone knows that density is a positive necessity that is coming along the rail line. If you look within the city...Fair Oaks was built for density and advertises "charming civilized option to Downtown".
2615 Park was the first resident hotel, a 1930 art deco landmark, stands 6 floors @300+ units and the building is in great shape today. Near Bandana Square in Energy Park there is a great mixed complex. Saint Paul seems to be building better complexes than Minneapolis...high density by Franklin and Old Fort Road yet the buildings look great. A developer has a responsiblity to the community to build the best building possible. Even tho the area is now light industrial and not much to look at... does not mean that the new building should follow suit. Anything is better than what is there now attitude. Hiawatha Oaks, according to some people who have looked at it, is not well built. Are the buildings going to be built like those in Brooklyn Center? Is this what this neighborhood is about...I don't think so. Design does matter, aesthetics is important and quality is of upmost importance. When I hear *Hiawatha Flats*, I think immediately of people moving in for a couple of years and moving out as soon as they can afford something better. Both Fair Oaks and 2615 have had residents of 40 plus years. That's community building and that's what I would hope a developer would take pride in. Dorie Rae Gallagher/Nokomis REMINDERS: 1. Be civil! Please read the NEW RULES at http://www.e-democracy.org/rules. If you think a member is in violation, contact the list manager at [EMAIL PROTECTED] before continuing it on the list. 2. Don't feed the troll! Ignore obvious flame-bait. For state and national discussions see: http://e-democracy.org/discuss.html For external forums, see: http://e-democracy.org/mninteract ________________________________ Minneapolis Issues Forum - A Civil City-focused Civic Discussion - Mn E-Democracy Post messages to: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org Subscribe, Un-subscribe, etc. at: http://e-democracy.org/mpls