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Cedar Rapids Highrise

Postby iamjacobm » Mon May 02, 2016 4:00 pm

Crazy impressive proposal out of Cedar Rapids. 28 story apartment/hotel/grocery store mixed use building.

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Re: Cedar Rapids Highrise

Postby skinzfan23 » Mon May 02, 2016 4:04 pm

Here are the other two proposals:
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Proposals included:

Avalon Partners, a group led by Cedar Rapids developer Fred Timko, $33 million, 14 stories.

Aspect architecture:design, a group lead by Cedar Rapids developer Steve Emerson, $33 million, 11 stories.

1 Park Place, LLC, a group lead by Iowa City developer Jesse Allen, $103 million, 28 stories.

Cedar Rapids put out a request for proposals for a mixed-use development with housing, retail and office space of at least five stories on Feb. 23. The proposal deadline was April 29. The City Council is slated to select a developer on May 24 and consider tax breaks on July 26

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Postby Linkin5 » Mon May 02, 2016 4:49 pm

Cedar Rapids now getting better proposals than Omha, depressing.

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Re: Cedar Rapids Highrise

Postby nebugeater » Mon May 02, 2016 6:46 pm

What is the address of the Development location? I lived in CR for ten years.
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Re: Cedar Rapids Highrise

Postby iamjacobm » Mon May 02, 2016 7:03 pm

http://www.thegazette.com/subject/news/government/local/28-story-high-rise-proposed-in-downtown-cedar-rapids-20160502

The proposals for three city-owned parcels at the north corner of First Street SE and Third Avenue SE vary in function and could change the feel of downtown, too, with grocery stores, a medical clinic, a rooftop restaurant, hotel and housing.


Looks like right next to the Alliant Tower.

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Re: Cedar Rapids Highrise

Postby nebugeater » Mon May 02, 2016 7:07 pm

iamjacobm wrote:http://www.thegazette.com/subject/news/government/local/28-story-high-rise-proposed-in-downtown-cedar-rapids-20160502

The proposals for three city-owned parcels at the north corner of First Street SE and Third Avenue SE vary in function and could change the feel of downtown, too, with grocery stores, a medical clinic, a rooftop restaurant, hotel and housing.


Looks like right next to the Alliant Tower.



Across the street from the arena?
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Re: Cedar Rapids Highrise

Postby iamjacobm » Mon May 02, 2016 7:19 pm

I am not super familiar with GR, just using google maps. The article always says this building is going up at the same intersection.

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I want to say the other proposals would be on the land between the Paramount Theater and the river.

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Postby MTO » Mon May 02, 2016 9:04 pm

Linkin5 wrote:Cedar Rapids now getting better proposals than Omha, depressing.


It's getting kinda sad at this point, we should be ashamed.
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Re: Cedar Rapids Highrise

Postby skinzfan23 » Mon May 02, 2016 10:04 pm

nebugeater wrote:What is the address of the Development location? I lived in CR for ten years.

north corner of First Street SE and Third Avenue SE. Basically it is on the block directly south of the Alliant Tower.

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Re: Cedar Rapids Highrise

Postby skinzfan23 » Mon May 02, 2016 10:13 pm

MTO wrote:
Linkin5 wrote:Cedar Rapids now getting better proposals than Omha, depressing.


It's getting kinda sad at this point, we should be ashamed.

I definitely agree, this is depressing, but keep in mind, Omaha has proposals for the Civic site and the UP site. If either of those massive projects come to full fruition, the CR proposal will pale in comparison. The largest of the proposals is only $103 million, while the Lanoha project is projected at $100 Million, The Civic project is est at $300 Million and we currently have the $205 Million Shamrock project under construction....I think Omaha is doing just fine.

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Re: Cedar Rapids Highrise

Postby MTO » Mon May 02, 2016 10:34 pm

Although the civic site is a pretty safe bet it's only 16 floors and the old UP site at 30is is pretty much a pipe dream. And what's the point of all these 100 some odd million dollar projects if our skyline doesn't change.
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Re: Cedar Rapids Highrise

Postby RNcyanide » Mon May 02, 2016 10:52 pm

MTO wrote:Although the civic site is a pretty safe bet it's only 16 floors and the old UP site at 30is is pretty much a pipe dream. And what's the point of all these 100 some odd million dollar projects if our skyline doesn't change.


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Re: Cedar Rapids Highrise

Postby Garrett » Tue May 03, 2016 9:54 am

MTO wrote:Although the civic site is a pretty safe bet it's only 16 floors and the old UP site at 30is is pretty much a pipe dream. And what's the point of all these 100 some odd million dollar projects if our skyline doesn't change.


Perhaps hundreds of new people living downtown contributing to an active streetlife and new businesses? Nahhhh. Let's just build a giant |expletive| phallus.
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Re: Cedar Rapids Highrise

Postby MTO » Tue May 03, 2016 10:58 am

Garrett wrote:
MTO wrote:Although the civic site is a pretty safe bet it's only 16 floors and the old UP site at 30is is pretty much a pipe dream. And what's the point of all these 100 some odd million dollar projects if our skyline doesn't change.


Perhaps hundreds of new people living downtown contributing to an active streetlife and new businesses? Nahhhh. Let's just build a giant |expletive| phallus.


Exactly! Because more people can live or work in 28 or 32 floors than 5 floors.
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Re: Cedar Rapids Highrise

Postby Garrett » Tue May 03, 2016 11:10 am

MTO wrote:
Garrett wrote:
MTO wrote:Although the civic site is a pretty safe bet it's only 16 floors and the old UP site at 30is is pretty much a pipe dream. And what's the point of all these 100 some odd million dollar projects if our skyline doesn't change.


Perhaps hundreds of new people living downtown contributing to an active streetlife and new businesses? Nahhhh. Let's just build a giant |expletive| phallus.


Exactly! Because more people can live or work in 28 or 32 floors than 5 floors.


That wasn't your reasoning though. Your reasoning was that it doesn't change the skyline. Skylines of cities are probably the most pointless features. They're nice to look at.... and that's about it. The street is what matters above all else. Some of the best cities in the world, like London, Paris, Copenhagen, and even some of the better ones in the United States like Portland and DC aren't super known for their skylines. And within big skyline cities like Chicago and New York, actual residents don't spend their time around skyscrapers. Think Lincoln Park and Lake View in Chicago or Chelsea and Greenwich Village in New York. And along that analogy, some of the most skyscrapered cities in the world have very little in the way of streetlife, like most of the Persian Gulf cities or several Chinese cities that are increasingly hostile to pedestrians. Because of their scale, in many cases, skyscrapers can actually be hostile to fostering a prosperous streetlife.
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Re: Cedar Rapids Highrise

Postby MTO » Tue May 03, 2016 12:59 pm

I know I was just inciting someone to make an impassioned argument why Omaha isn't missing out.
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