Thursday, August 31, 2006

Parker Flats


Monday, August 28, 2006

This condo development reminded me of Parker Flats, with its floor-to-ceiling glass.
The Aspen, a $20 million proposed urban mixed-use development in Boise, Idaho has a number of significant innovative, progressive features, including:

- The building site is only 32 feet deep. Shows how much you can build in the tightest spaces.
- Home buyers have the ability to purchase 600 s.f. modules ($180,000) to build 600 to 2400 s.f. (or more) lofts, in the building locations they choose - a very beta community-ish approach. Not surprisingly, there's already a long list of potential buyers even though the project isn't approved yet.
- 10' 6" ceilings.
- 3000 s.f. of ground-floor retail and 5000 s.f. of office space accompany the residences.

The Aspen Boise, Idaho


Thursday, August 24, 2006

Parker Flats: Downtown Life

Government Square is now open and looks incredible. Its all starting to come together and soon Fountain Square will be open.


Monday, August 21, 2006

Parker Flats: They're digging again!

I've been out of town but it looks like they've made some progress since mid-last week.

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Thursday, August 17, 2006

Parker Flats: Construction will continue as planned.

As you know a firestorm erupted this week over Ohio's prevailing-wage law and that the legal dispute could derail the project and have a ripple effect on other city-funded development deals.

Huff reality said that that everything will be on schedule and this case will not effect us. Middle Earth is going to send all of the buyers an email response today. The project should be complete by the end of June.(of '07 I'm assuming)

MED said
"We are planning to send out an email in a few days to address both the Parker delay (which we talked about the other day) and the Business Journal article. It should alleviate any concerns you might have. Look for it within a couple of days."

They also said;
The delay in construction, is that MED is currently pursuing two easements, one short term and one long term, for the property. These are required in order to install the tie-backs that are needed to support the building's structural integrity. Normally, the city will not issue a foundation permit without asking about easements – however, in this case, the city did just that. After digging started the city came in and demanded the easements that they failed to notify MED about in the first place. So, as it stands now, they are working to acquire the easements. Once those are secured, work should continue as before.


Monday, August 14, 2006

Parker Flats: Bengals Gameday

Downtown last night was off the hook! They were tailgating clear up on 4th St. which I hadn't seen until the Play-off game against the Steelers last year. If this is any indication 4th Street and Parker Flats is going to be the cool place to be for all Bengals games. I think when the building is complete we should paint a giant WHO DEY on the roof and guarantee an appearance on TV for every home game. The pictures don’t show it but there were some huge crowds walking past 4th and Central.


Thursday, August 10, 2006

Parker Flats: Small Condos

Although this condo is only 500 sf I think this place may have the "feel" if not the exact look of Parker Flats. Click through for the album, its interesting what they accomplished in such a small space.


Monday, August 07, 2006

All the equipment is gone now, looks like they need to shore up the next door building.

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