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Schneiders Site Redevelopment
#71
(10-03-2017, 12:46 PM)Spokes Wrote: I actually think this is brutal.  Auburn owns a ton of different properties in town and is doing nothing with them.  Look how long Arrow Lofts took to get started.  Barrelyards too.  I worry that this won't start for like 10 years.

As opposed to the current owner doing nothing with it for 10 years?
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#72
The Record story includes comments from the mayor:
https://www.therecord.com/news-story/759...developer/
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#73
Auburn has "half" completed the Barrel Yards.  I'm not being critical of them but this Schneider's project will be a very long play for them.  Whether they develop it or not, it's a good investment.
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#74
Realistically project this big will take 2-3 years to get off the ground (planning, zoning, design, approvals etc) so by that time they should be wrapping up Barrel Yards.
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#75
(10-03-2017, 12:46 PM)Spokes Wrote: I actually think this is brutal.  Auburn owns a ton of different properties in town and is doing nothing with them.  Look how long Arrow Lofts took to get started.  Barrelyards too.  I worry that this won't start for like 10 years.

I could see a row of towns or stacked towns going up along Borden very quickly - the demand would be strong, I suspect.  But you are right, Auburn seems not to be in a hurry with their projects.
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#76
(10-03-2017, 04:26 PM)panamaniac Wrote:
(10-03-2017, 12:46 PM)Spokes Wrote: I actually think this is brutal.  Auburn owns a ton of different properties in town and is doing nothing with them.  Look how long Arrow Lofts took to get started.  Barrelyards too.  I worry that this won't start for like 10 years.

I could see a row of towns or stacked towns going up along Borden very quickly - the demand would be strong, I suspect.  But you are right, Auburn seems not to be in a hurry with their projects.

I wonder if Auburn has the necessary Capitol to bring a project this size to fruition.  They made need a partner.
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#77
(10-03-2017, 04:33 PM)Rainrider22 Wrote:
(10-03-2017, 04:26 PM)panamaniac Wrote: I could see a row of towns or stacked towns going up along Borden very quickly - the demand would be strong, I suspect.  But you are right, Auburn seems not to be in a hurry with their projects.

I wonder if Auburn has the necessary Capitol to bring a project this size to fruition.  They made need a partner.

I have always understood that Auburn has VERY deep pockets.
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#78
(10-03-2017, 04:26 PM)panamaniac Wrote: I could see a row of towns or stacked towns going up along Borden very quickly - the demand would be strong, I suspect.  But you are right, Auburn seems not to be in a hurry with their projects.

I don't think you'd want to rush with a row of (stacked) townhouses before sorting out the master plan for the entire development.  Yu might regret that later on.
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#79
(10-03-2017, 08:34 PM)tomh009 Wrote:
(10-03-2017, 04:26 PM)panamaniac Wrote: I could see a row of towns or stacked towns going up along Borden very quickly - the demand would be strong, I suspect.  But you are right, Auburn seems not to be in a hurry with their projects.

I don't think you'd want to rush with a row of (stacked) townhouses before sorting out the master plan for the entire development.  Yu might regret that later on.

Certainly, but, in my mind, I've always seen the Borden edge of the site as the place to put the lowest density (I hope) housing.  Just me waving my magic development wand (again!).  Smile
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#80
This evening's chuckle (or perhaps jaw-dropper) - the Record has a piece about the redevelopment of the site, with a woman living on Borden Ave saying she's concerned "whether it will increase or decrease the value of our home".

Because, you know, having a huge and fragrant meat-packing plant across the street was such a value enhancing feature ,,,,,
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