I think the Spaghetti Works project looks just fine --- and looks to be what it should be.
I'd dump them for everything else.
(once again....where have the "others" been for the last 10 - 12 years?)
Sherman-Landers just 3 years ago--the plan that was actually recomended. Plus there were I believe 3 other developers that submitted plans.
...but I didn't realize that sherman's plan wasn't as big
August 29, 2005
Two-way plan for Court Avenue
The decision to make Locust Street two-way in the East Village has been such a success that businesses in the Court Avenue area are now looking at a similar change.
Two-way streets are more retail-friendly, because they slow down traffic, one advocate of the plan told Street Talk.
There was a meeting on the proposal a couple of weeks ago at the new Science Center of Iowa. Turnout was small, but the plan is moving forward and should come before the Des Moines City Council later this year, our sources said.
There was some talk about making Second Avenue and Third Street two-way, at least in the Court Avenue area, but the consensus is that they serve as arterial streets so it is best to leave them one-way.
Anyone opposed to allowing two-way traffic on Court Avenue? Will it cause congestion, or actually be tougher for druken peds crossing the street?
Court Avenue Partners II, L.P. plans to invest $7.6 million into constructing 52 apartments at the southeast corner of 4th Street and Court Avenue. There will be 32 one-bedroom and 20 two-bedroom units. The apartment building will have a community room, fitness center, laundry facilities and a computer center. The average rent will be $750 per month. One half of the units will be market rate, and the other half will be for low-income residents. Services will be offered to tenants to help them achieve economic self-sufficiency.
Court Avenue Ventures, L.L.P. is proposing to invest $11 million into building 40 condominiums in a five-story building Ã‚Â½ block south of the intersection of 4th Street and Court Avenue along the east side of 4th Street. Units will average 1,189 sf and be a combination of two-story lofts and single-level flats. The project will also include underground parking that will consist of 67 parking stalls. Condominiums will range in price between $200,000 - $250,000 per unit.
Court Avenue Partners II, L.P. and Court Avenue Ventures will make a total investment of approximately $18.6 million. Condominium ownership will contribute to a more vested downtown residential community.
Both projects meet the Enterprise Zone Program requirements of rehabilitating or constructing at least four single-family units. Construction of the Court Avenue Partners II, L.P. apartment project and the Court Avenue Ventures condominium project is anticipated to begin in October 2005 and be completed within one year. Each project will meet all applicable quality and local safety standards.
1 is the possibility of offering a grant to help to a developer that is wanting to refurbish the old Nacho Mamma's Building. Any redevelopment of this building looks to be early in the process.
Can somebody tell me more about "Legends"? I've heard of it, but where are they? Is it a Sports bar?
"-what has yet to be made public is that although inPlay, 5C, Nelson Construction, and the Terrus Group will be the entities brought together to devise a new plan, there will be no inPlay game center on Court, nor will there be a hotel. What it will have is a Court Avenue-like, mixed use design with Terrus likely moving its office in to the as-yet-to-be-determined development on the corner of Fourth and Court. We've also been told that attorney John Shors has been lobbying to get the inPlay game center in his old brewery building near Principal Park and "they are close".
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