Mod note: scroll down for new 24-unit Lander Group project. The 2012 version was approved, but did not move forward.http://www.lyndale.org/node/375
(Lyndale Neighborhood News story from March 30, 2012)
4 stories / 48' / 30 units planned to be built on a long vacant lot across the street from the former location of the excellent Butter Bakery & Cafe (which has since moved to 3700 Nicollet). The building will contain a mix of one and two bedroom units ranging from 715 to 960 square feet.
This BKV / CPM project surfaced in late March and made the rounds at the neighborhood and planning commission. The city let them get by with 28 underground spaces for 30 units, which is an encouraging sign. That was a sticking point with the neighborhood, but the project only needed setback variances to go forward, no rezoning or anything. The original plan was to sail through approvals and begin construction summer 2012, but...
The people across the street at Present Moment (obscure used books, detox herbs, tea, etc) filed an appeal, but that was denied by the Zoning & Planning Committee on 7/12/12 and the full City Council (Tuthill absent) on 7/20/12.
I can confirm that, as of a week ago, nothing has moved yet. The "For Sale" sign is still on the lot, as it has been for years, but with a big red "SOLD" slapped across it. I can't imagine this wouldn't go forward, especially being a smaller project. I would totally live here.