August 23, 2006
Redevelopment Committee Members Present: Rosemary Dolata, Darrell Gerber, Peter Hallstrom, Mark Hinds, Arthur Knowles, Ben Kristensen, Eric Lindseth, Tom Parent, Dave Saddoris,
Michael Lander and Ben Kerl of Lander Group Inc.
Jackie Hayes and Marjorie Huebow (?) of The Center for Performing Arts
John Ibes – 39th and Nicollet Developer
KFNA Staff Present: Joanna Sahlberg Hallstrom
Introductions: As needed
Approval of Minutes: July minutes not presented
38 Lander Development
Lander and Kerl presented their proposal for commercial redevelopment at 38th and Nicollet (a change from the original residential/retail mixed use development planned for the site). In the new proposal Lander Group Inc. will be the anchor tenants in the building. If all rehab goes as planned, 1800sq ft of the 2200sq ft available will be occupied by November 2006. Currently, Lander has a few coffee shops, design firm, marketing firm and bike shop interested in leasing the space.
The first priority in the development is to redo the outside façade (giving a face-lift to and opening up both existing buildings). Kerl presented rough plans for the new layout and design.
After review of the plans committee members asked questions:
Does the new landscaping allow for more sidewalk uses? Yes, Lander plans to have outdoor seating near the small northwest parking lot and will work with the Metro Transit on an ideal but stop/shelter location.