Tag Archives: 25 Bridge Square

Neuger to buy the Aldsworth and Community Resource Bank buildings on Bridge Square

19 and 25 Bridge Square Neuger Communications Group McGuire Building

I saw a Tweet by Neuger Communications Group staffer Lauren Melcher yesterday, linking to a press release that Neuger is buying the vacant Community Resource Bank building at 25 Bridge Square, as well as the Aldsworth Building at 19 Bridge Square.  The Neuger Communications Group currently occupies the lower level of the McGuire Building next to the Northfield Liquor Store (right photo above).

These two Bridge Square buildings were in the news in late 2009: Proposed historic-looking office building would ‘replace’ the Aldsworth.

This is great news for downtown Northfield.  And it gives me some other ideas.

Live chat and live video for Thursday’s HPC meeting at 4:30 pm

We’re teaming up with KYMN Radio 1080 AM for today’s Northfield Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) meeting at City Hall which will focus on the proposed new building at 25 Bridge Square.

We’ll have both the video and live-chat on both sites, and all chat conversation across both sites will be visible in either site’s chat window so it doesn’t matter which site you visit. Continue reading Live chat and live video for Thursday’s HPC meeting at 4:30 pm

Could something other than 1880s historic work for 25 Bridge Square?

Maple_Grove_Main_Street_During_Annual_Art_Fair A local citizen stopped by my corner office at GBM this morning, concerned that the historic design for the proposed new building at 25 Bridge Square could make downtown Northfield look too much like the newly created Maple Grove/Arbor Lakes downtown (wikipedia entry and photo). I asked him to find me some examples of alternatives and then I looked across the street. (continued)

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Podcast: Jerry Anderson on the proposed 25 Bridge Square building

Jerry Anderson, Ross Currier, Tracy DavisOur radio show/podcast guest yesterday: local developer and former mayor Jerry Anderson, talking about the historic-looking office building proposed for downtown Northfield.


Click play to listen. 30 minutes. I’ve turned off comments for this post. Continue the discussion here.

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Proposed historic-looking office building would ‘replace’ the Aldsworth

Aldsworth Building and Community Resource Bank11x17 12 View 19I chatted briefly yesterday with Jim Braucher, Principal of Professional Design Group, a Northfield architectural and engineering firm, on the plans to redevelop the site of the Community Resource Bank and the old Aldsworth building overlooking Bridge Square with a historic-looking 4-story office building. I may be drinking the Kool-Aid but I’m not inclined to jump on the ‘save the Aldsworth’ bandwagon since only its facade was renovated in 1997. According to my Deep Throat at GBM, the interior structure is badly dilapidated. (continued)

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