Doran submits demolition requests for Dinkytown properties

Doran Companies has submitted demolition applications for three Dinkytown properties near the University of Minnesota, with plans to build a mixed-use hotel.

The bulk of the hotel would be on two of the plots, which now house Mesa Pizza , Camdi Restaurant, Dinkytown Tattoo Shop, Publika Tea and Coffee Union and the University LifeCare Center. The Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission could block the project if it deems the buildings historical resources when it meets to hear the applications Jan. 21.

A report from the Minneapolis Department of Community Planning and Economic Development on the applications said none of the three properties “appear eligible” for local historical designation. The report recommended the HPC approve the applications for demolition.

“I think the staff’s recommendation is consistent with the facts,” Doran said. “I understand some people out there will be upset about this … because they have this view that nothing in Dinkytown should change. We have a different view. We think that adding a hotel in Dinkytown is a positive addition to the area.”

The third property is a single-family home adjacent to Burrito Loco . The house, built in 1887 , would serve as a shared parking area for the hotel, Doran said.

Doran said Wednesday that the plan is to open the hotel in summer 2015 if approved.

story via MN Daily, photo by TC Daily Planet

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  2. karmadi11o reblogged this from stuffaboutminneapolis and added:
    Dinkytown does not need another hotel. It needs to be left alone to change organically and on a human scale. This will...
  3. criminal-kat reblogged this from stuffaboutminneapolis and added:
    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. WHY WOULD WE NEED A HOTEL IF THERE IS NOTHING LEFT TO DINKYTOWN BUT APARTMENT...
  4. perfectionisted reblogged this from sludgemetalprincess and added:
    Wut I actually like grew up here this isn’t ok
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  7. thewondersofoz reblogged this from stuffaboutminneapolis and added:
    I’m not sure how I feel about this. It feels as though Doran isn’t really going to stop until they own every property...
  8. jennatheginger reblogged this from stuffaboutminneapolis
  9. revolutionaryjo reblogged this from stuffaboutminneapolis and added:
    CAMDI. NOOOOOOOO.
  10. lovetolive30 reblogged this from stuffaboutminneapolis and added:
    THEY CANNOT TAKE DOWN MESA PIZZA. I will not allow it, along with the rest of the UMN students HAHA We win.
  11. penguinsayswhat reblogged this from stuffaboutminneapolis
  12. self-styled-iconoclast reblogged this from sludgemetalprincess and added:
    Yeah, development groups have really been pushing to pretty much demolish anything noteworthy in the area lately. It’s...
  13. 0gracefulgirl0 reblogged this from thesearethingsthatilike and added:
    IF THEY TEAR DOWN MESA PIZZA FOR MORE OVERPRICED HOUSING I WILL RIP OFF MY EYELIDS
  14. gin-and-derision reblogged this from stuffaboutminneapolis and added:
    Barf
  15. shakeitkid reblogged this from stuffaboutminneapolis and added:
    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
  16. ethanosten reblogged this from stuffaboutminneapolis and added:
    So the plan is: demolish a great Vietnamese restaurant, the best pizza in the city, a great coffeeshop, a health clinic...
  17. canadianfootball reblogged this from stuffaboutminneapolis and added:
    this makes me angry.
  18. makingloveinminnesota reblogged this from stuffaboutminneapolis and added:
    Save Dinkytown from being completely yuppified!
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  20. sluttycuddler reblogged this from sludgemetalprincess and added:
    NAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH...
  21. sludgemetalprincess reblogged this from self-styled-iconoclast and added:
    NONONONONONNONONO IF YOU TAKE OUT ANYTHING IN DINKY TOWN I WILL FUCKING KILL YOU DO YOU UNDERSTAND WHY THE FUCK WOULD...
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  23. finding-joy reblogged this from stuffaboutminneapolis and added:
    This is why Dinkeytown should have been designated a historic district. All of its charm & character will be gone in the...
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  25. gingerfeminist reblogged this from stuffaboutminneapolis and added:
    EVERYTHING’S GOING TO SHIT
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  28. theroyalbluths reblogged this from stuffaboutminneapolis and added:
    Because what we need is another giant ass building in dinky town. So glad that we’re moving away from the university.
  29. cbsm reblogged this from stuffaboutminneapolis and added:
    Doran needs to be fucking stopped. They make me so fucking angry.
  30. petrovyelyenaandme reblogged this from stuffaboutminneapolis and added:
    I have a feeling they’ll be more than a few people chaining themselves to Mesa Pizza before they let it be torn down.
  31. engineerette reblogged this from stuffaboutminneapolis and added:
    Bastards.
  32. healthyfulfilledlife reblogged this from stuffaboutminneapolis and added:
    WTF NO!!! Not Mesa Pizza!! This is total bullshit! As if that area needs more traffic. Put a damn hotel somewhere else.
  33. daenerysonfire reblogged this from stuffaboutminneapolis and added:
    Great idea, create more traffic where it isn’t needed. And, if its taller than the buildings in the immediate area,...
  34. makeallthemagicyoucan reblogged this from stuffaboutminneapolis and added:
    No. No. No. Fuck no. Move to another part of dinkytown.
  35. hopelikehell reblogged this from stuffaboutminneapolis and added:
    and how do we stop this from happening????
  36. thesearethingsthatilike reblogged this from stuffaboutminneapolis and added:
    Fucking really? Yeah let’s just take that really cool little hangout neighborhood with all those cute little places and...
  37. moonfac3 reblogged this from thegreatestglory and added:
    NO