Developer seeking big reduction in parking minimum
A single-family home and a duplex near Fuller Park in Tangletown could be razed to make way for a four-story, 23-unit market-rate apartment building with 10 garage parking spaces and 12 bike racks in the lobby. The developer is asking the city for a reduction from the 23-space parking minimum.
The proposal has drawn fierce ire from some nearby residents worried that the building is too tall for the neighborhood and that insufficient parking will lead to increased traffic.
“You’re talking about this building like it’s on the Greenway,” one resident told developer Joshua Segal after he introduced the proposal to the Tangletown Neighborhood Association on Sept. 16. “This is not a convenient area to get places on your bike.”
The site of the proposed building, located a half block north of the 48th & Grand commercial intersection, is currently zoned for high-density, multi-family development up to four stories in height — though the immediate neighborhood has no three- or four-story buildings. The Minneapolis 2040 plan, yet to be approved by the Metropolitan Council, would downzone the site to an Interior 2 designation that caps most development at 2.5 stories.
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"Four-story apartment building pitched near Fuller Park in Tangletown"; By ZAC FARBER; southwestjournal; Sept 17, 2019