Saturday, June 13, 2009

Cub Foods Residential Addition Being Contemplated On West Broadway...

Photo By John Hoff of Cub Foods Addition Sketch

Information was disseminated recently about plans to expand Cub Foods on West Broadway, and so here's a little taste of what's being talked about...

The plan involves a new Cub Foods addition with residential units above. This plan would "reinforce" the new YWCA building being planned at 800 West Broadway, along with a parking building and mixed-use development at 800 West Broadway. The picture above is a sketch of the proposal.

The addition to Cub Foods along Broadway frontage includes "pedestrian" retail, (bakery, deli, coffee and bank) for a total of 60,000 square feet. The mixed-use building incorporates 50 units of residential space over Cub Foods. The Cub parking lot will be reconfigured for the building at the Southwest corner of Aldrich and Broadway. There will be 33 units of "infill residential" along Bryant Ave. N. and south of the Cub store.

Clearly, development along West Broadway is starting to take off. Every week appears to bring more news of big plans or ground actually being broken.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Just what we need- Another 80 some unsold new construction condos glutting the market for years. Minneapolis needs to rehab what we have before they even think of building new housing.

Dyna

Ranty said...

Um, so, I'm ALL FOR redevelopment of WBro, but... uh... really? Who's going to buy/rent these units?

Who wants to live above a Cub Foods - ANYWHERE - much less on Broadway and Aldrich???

I'm reminded immediately of the Corridor Flats just west of Hiawatha/Lake as well as the the (what are they called?) units built in the Hi-Lake parking lot of Cub/Target over South...

Cheesy.

Anonymous said...

I think that this is a great idea. This is the type of large scale redevelopment that is needed to changed the look and feel of this underutilized intersection. Along with the new YWCA and police sub-station, this is the kind of thing that will really shake things up.

Tracie said...

I was at Cub foods last night and was discussed by the service of employees of Cub foods not to mention all the very rude and obnoxious clientele. I can't imagine anyone wanting to live around there. Do you really think putting a new building will clean things up? Maybe we need to resolve the issues in the area before building pretty new buildings, how does that solve anything?