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by BigIdeasGuy
November 9th, 2018, 8:01 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Stadium Parking Ramp Development Site
Replies: 1018
Views: 114487

Re: Stadium Parking Ramp Development Site

Wow I wasn't expecting that! Ryan has done great work with this one. Few thoughts 1. Who would want their apartment door to directly access the skyway like they have on the 2nd floor? 2. The person who decided that the residents can't use the ramp should be banned from making decision for life. It's...
by BigIdeasGuy
November 8th, 2018, 8:20 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Gateway Tower (RBC/Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 503'
Replies: 1746
Views: 191541

Re: Gateway Tower (RBC/Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 503'

You know United has salvaged a pretty damn solid project, despite (what appeared from the outside) almost completely messing it up a few times over the past few years.
by BigIdeasGuy
November 1st, 2018, 7:45 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Lake & Nicollet Redevelopment (Kmart site)
Replies: 361
Views: 58696

Re: Lake & Nicollet Redevelopment (Kmart site)

MNdible wrote:
November 1st, 2018, 9:54 am
That really seems like a semantic difference, no?

The important question is whether KMart can sublease without landlord approval under the original terms of the lease.
If a lease holder no longer exists how could sublease in the first place?
by BigIdeasGuy
October 30th, 2018, 6:59 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Mall of America - Bloomington
Replies: 939
Views: 119586

Re: Mall of America - Bloomington

Well I guess this says all you need to know about Triple 5 thinks about luxury retail at MOA and really the future of adding retail to the mall in general. Honestly, that I don't mind. Better they figured that out before doubling in size and putting themselves at risk. There'll be plenty of new ret...
by BigIdeasGuy
October 30th, 2018, 2:36 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Mall of America - Bloomington
Replies: 939
Views: 119586

Re: Mall of America - Bloomington

Well I guess this says all you need to know about Triple 5 thinks about luxury retail at MOA and really the future of adding retail to the mall in general.
by BigIdeasGuy
October 23rd, 2018, 7:35 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Soccer Stadium and Snelling-Midway Development
Replies: 683
Views: 60474

Re: Soccer Stadium and Snelling-Midway Development

Since the day they announced the location of the stadium I've thought that the success or failure of the stadium won't be judged on if the team can bring 20,000 people to Midway 16-20 times a year, they will, no problem. The success or failure is ultimately going to be judged on the development surr...
by BigIdeasGuy
October 12th, 2018, 11:00 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: The Expo - 215 2nd St SE (285' - 26 Stories)
Replies: 84
Views: 12153

Re: The Expo - 215 2nd St SE (285' - 26 Stories)

It's Minneapolis. Developers do infill pretty damn well, occasionally jump up and surprise us on mediocre lot, and only do reach about 50% of the potential on premier lots.
by BigIdeasGuy
October 12th, 2018, 10:38 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Eleven (Ryan Condo Tower) - 1111 West River Parkway - 48 stories / 550'
Replies: 146
Views: 18708

Re: Eleven (Ryan Condo Tower) - 1111 West River Parkway - 48 stories / 550'

I get why they have the arch window at the top it echos them at the lower levels but it does look huge and out of place. Hopefully that's something they can fix before they get far into the process
by BigIdeasGuy
September 12th, 2018, 8:23 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Arby’s Island
Replies: 188
Views: 17060

Re: Arby’s Island

I've accepted the fact is going to be a 5 over 1 and that's what this parcel was always going to be but the fact that CPM continues to believe people will want to live 3 steps above Lake Street will always shock me. Why not turn that into retail? I feel a cellphone company would be all over that spot.
by BigIdeasGuy
September 8th, 2018, 6:12 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)
Replies: 958
Views: 104077

Re: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)

Also when is the last time a railroad cared about a locality it's located in? I've never heard of railroad of cooperating with a community when it doesn't benefit them. And at the end of the day they really don't have to because of rules in place at the federal level
by BigIdeasGuy
August 22nd, 2018, 7:50 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: The Commons - Downtown East Park
Replies: 683
Views: 91784

Re: The Commons - Downtown East Park

I've long thought that 5th should be closed between US Bank Stadium and Target Field to all cars, with the exception of those entering or exiting a ramp. In those situations you only allow access to the garage from the nearest ave. Add bike lanes, a bunch of great trees encourage sidewalk cafes, etc...
by BigIdeasGuy
August 19th, 2018, 7:10 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Upper Harbor Terminal
Replies: 49
Views: 6863

Re: Upper Harbor Terminal

I'm trying to figure out how the people on the lawn section behind the suite tower building are going to see the stage. Presumably there is going to be some pitch to the lawn and the building doesn't appear to have a 40' high gap in it more like 20'-25'. I have a hard time figuring how the people at...
by BigIdeasGuy
August 19th, 2018, 7:05 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Soccer Stadium and Snelling-Midway Development
Replies: 683
Views: 60474

Re: Soccer Stadium and Snelling-Midway Development

I stoped and looked around the stadium for a few minutes this evening here are a few things I noticed. 1. They only have 2 large white wave pipes left to install and both of those appear to be waiting for some work on the press box/premium seating to be finished up. 2. The brewery/restaurant/bar on ...
by BigIdeasGuy
July 30th, 2018, 8:50 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Gold Line BRT (Gateway Corridor)
Replies: 375
Views: 51048

Re: Gold Line BRT (Gateway Corridor)

I'm sure I'll get ripped mercilessly for even proposing this but wouldn't it make sense to run LRT down the center of 94 as part of rebuild in a dedicated guide way? Take the Green Line/Riverview tracks from UD to the Xcel roughly then go right down the center of 94 with stops at Snelling and Huron ...
by BigIdeasGuy
July 28th, 2018, 6:14 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Gateway Tower (RBC/Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 503'
Replies: 1746
Views: 191541

Re: Gateway Tower (RBC Plaza Jr.) - 30 stories - 458'

I don't think anyone here is even remotely excited about United Properties scaling down their plan, I'm certainly not, if you don't believe me go back and look at my posting history. But at the end of the day United Properties has back the city into a corner on this one. Assuming UP refuses to the p...
by BigIdeasGuy
July 26th, 2018, 5:51 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Gateway Tower (RBC/Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 503'
Replies: 1746
Views: 191541

Re: Gateway Tower (RBC Plaza Jr.) - 30 stories - 458'

I'm sure I have a (well deserved) reputation here for being overly critical and negative but this is sure is a disappointment. I find it fascinating that we can somehow get great to amazing projects on B or C level parcels and nothing but good enough to meh for A level parcels. All that said this is...
by BigIdeasGuy
July 12th, 2018, 5:09 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Washington and Portland Mixed Use - 22 stories
Replies: 44
Views: 7000

Re: Washington and Portland Mixed Use - 22 stories

This proposal will certainly present challenges when it comes time to redevelop the Crooked Pint/Eagle Bolt buildings. But that was likely going to be an issue with anything developed on this lot.
by BigIdeasGuy
July 12th, 2018, 5:04 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Thrivent Smith Lot - 5th Ave and 7th St - Micro Apartments and Diner
Replies: 9
Views: 1356

Re: Thrivent Smith Lot - 5th Ave and 7th St - Micro Apartments and Diner

How To Do The Bare Minimum. A play in three acts by Thrivent Financial.
by BigIdeasGuy
July 9th, 2018, 5:46 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown General Topics & Development Map
Replies: 994
Views: 119354

Re: Uptown General Topics & Development Map

I totally understand the argument to tax land and not buildings but couldn't that result in mediocre building in prime spots? For example Ackerberg decides to just throw up the ugliest, cheapest 5 over 1 we've seen just to make the land profitable and not taking such a bath on the taxes? Plus that w...
by BigIdeasGuy
June 28th, 2018, 2:00 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Soccer Stadium and Snelling-Midway Development
Replies: 683
Views: 60474

Re: Soccer Stadium and Snelling-Midway Development

There are also gaps between the sections of the exterior as well where the steel ribs are. Hopefully the materials can stretch over time and close those because it doesn't look great with those gaps and the tabs. But I'm holding back final judgement until they are completely done with the exterior.

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