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June 2012

Found 2 blog entries for June 2012.

Loring Park Neighborhood    When it was created in the 1970's, the Loring Park Development District was the Twin Cities' most comprehensive and significant effort to attract middle- and upper-income residents to the inner city. The area between downtown and Loring Park presented a classic example of the decline of a prestigious neighborhood at the edge of a city's center. In the early 1970's the city's planners and downtown interests produced a series of plans to be followed by development proposals for the area.

  The Metro Center '85 plan, recommended by the Downtown Council and adopted by the Minneapolis Planning Commission in 1973, pointed out the potential for high density residential redevelopment around Loring Park. The previous year the city council had officially

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  Not too long ago in the mid 2000s when the development boom was in full swing there was plenty of talk about multiple grocers coming to downtown Minneapolis.  In 2006 Lunds eyed a small parcel on 12th and Hennepin with the hopes of putting a multi story grocery in the historic Reno Motor Company which was a car showroom built in the early 1900s.  A developer from out west had aquired the old Jaguar site on Hennepin and Washington with an ambitious plan to erect a tower with a Whole Foods at the base of the building.  There was even talk of a Trader Joe's going into the Mill District.  For a fleeting moment it was all going to happen-until the boom became bust.   

  Fast forward to 2012 and we are seeing glimmers across the downtown real estate

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