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by Realstreets
April 20th, 2016, 3:05 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Minneapolis road resurfacing and special assessments
Replies: 7
Views: 865

Re: Minneapolis road resurfacing and special assessments

I think it would behoove the city to research how much could be saved in capital and maintenance costs by reducing the width of residential streets, especially considering how little money there is to address these infrastructure needs. Maybe pulling out all the residential streets of the CIP (perha...
by Realstreets
April 19th, 2016, 2:54 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Minneapolis road resurfacing and special assessments
Replies: 7
Views: 865

Re: Minneapolis road resurfacing and special assessments

Setting that aside for a minute, I'd be rather upset if I had to spend $1000 for new blacktop on my street... It's far too wide right now, especially given low parking demand (never mind the parking is free, meaning subsidized)... Therefore the street design encourages fast driving, therefore the s...
by Realstreets
April 19th, 2016, 12:51 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Minneapolis road resurfacing and special assessments
Replies: 7
Views: 865

Minneapolis road resurfacing and special assessments

I received a notice of a special assessment to resurface my road (as well as others in the neighborhood). A cool $1000 for my new blacktop... As a first time homeowner it got me thinking. What sort of input do I have on these projects? When do you think a typically Minneapolis residential street wil...
by Realstreets
April 19th, 2016, 7:40 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: East 38th Street & 38th St Station Development
Replies: 238
Views: 47465

2707 E. 38th Street

The Lander Group/Forteva project includes a 4-story mixed use building with 53 dwelling units. The proposed building will be
L-shaped with frontage on 38th Street and 28th Avenue S.

http://www.minneapolismn.gov/www/groups ... 177672.pdf
by Realstreets
April 19th, 2016, 7:36 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: East 38th Street & 38th St Station Development
Replies: 238
Views: 47465

Re: 38th Street Corridor & Surrounding Neighborhoods

Blackend Tattoo will be opening soon at 3742 23rd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55407. Currently about half of the former Social Dance studio is under renovation. https://www.facebook.com/blackendtattoompls/?fref=photo
by Realstreets
April 12th, 2016, 12:00 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Fiber Internet and TV Services, Cord Cutting
Replies: 642
Views: 29027

Re: Fiber Internet and TV Services

Just scheduled my appointment for the NID to get installed. I'm on 23rd Ave S (Phase 2 area). Last I heard they would be going live on my street by August. I am so pumped partly because it will save me $250/yr while providing 4x the speed, with $0 going to Comcast! If anyone else in interested in cu...
by Realstreets
March 30th, 2016, 11:37 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Maintaining old houses
Replies: 51
Views: 3694

Re: Maintaining old houses

Finished our basement two summers ago. It's unusually deep at nearly 9.5' to the bottom of the floor joists and we're half a block from the creek in an area that was once pretty marshy. Even given all that, my contractor father-in-law recommended against tile and a sump and in favor of grading and ...
by Realstreets
March 30th, 2016, 9:56 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Maintaining old houses
Replies: 51
Views: 3694

Re: Maintaining old houses

Has anyone finished a basement? Did you put in interior drain tile and or sump pump? Is it risky to finish a basement without it? My house is about 100 years old but actually has a poured concrete basement. No water infiltration but typical moisture.
by Realstreets
March 30th, 2016, 9:52 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Maintaining old houses
Replies: 51
Views: 3694

Re: Maintaining old houses

So I'm pretty sure this asbestos in my basement: https://imgur.com/a/iTKLw Anyone have experience with getting stuff like this tested and/or remediated in Minneapolis? I don't now the code and I am no legal expert should you go to sell your home, but in my opinion asbestos is totally overblown. You...
by Realstreets
March 30th, 2016, 8:02 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: East 38th Street & 38th St Station Development
Replies: 238
Views: 47465

Re: 38th Street Corridor & Surrounding Neighborhoods

Can we get this moved into its own thread?? That is correct. The concept drawings had a building north and Cardinal Bar. Buses would enter from E 38th and exit onto 29th Ave inbetween Station 38 and the next building. I really don't like this idea. A bus terminal should not exit onto a residential s...
by Realstreets
January 28th, 2016, 8:26 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Suburbs - General Topics
Replies: 1028
Views: 120723

Re: Suburbs - General Topics

Yet another grocery store chain headed for the Twin Cities. http://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/news/2016/01/27/meijer-expansion-minnesota-twin-cities-stores.html (locked). Said to be larger than SuperTargets. They are scouting the metro, according to the article, they've looked at Brooklyn Park,...
by Realstreets
November 4th, 2015, 2:44 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Million Student March Nov. 12th
Replies: 0
Views: 527

Million Student March Nov. 12th

University of Minnesota - Northrup @ 12:00

Students and supporters marching for free public university tuition, college debt relief, and fair wages for university employees

Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/events/1485245678446011/
National group: http://studentmarch.org/
by Realstreets
August 10th, 2015, 8:11 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Road Crime
Replies: 420
Views: 45346

Re: Road Crime

Driver of a white or cream colored bronco, with a broken window with wood pinned up, attacked two bicyclists with cinder blocks. One female was only brushed, but a 20-year-old male was smashed in his face and is in rough shape. http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2015/08/09/police-issue-warning-after-cyc...
by Realstreets
June 4th, 2015, 9:08 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Oppsites.com
Replies: 2
Views: 408

Oppsites.com

New website that lets developers or public agency or just public list property they about like to see developed. Even if it's not for sale. I think it could have potential to help get certain types of development in areas and communicate to developers what residents would like to see. Has anybody he...
by Realstreets
May 15th, 2015, 3:25 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Big box stores anti-competition agreements
Replies: 11
Views: 866

Re: Big box stores anti-competition agreements

I'm not sure I understand your statement but I think with Home Depot they still pay taxes where as (and correct me if I'm wrong) properties in NE are tax forfeited? Actually, everyone talks about houses being demolished in NE yet I can't find any information on the internet about it.
by Realstreets
May 15th, 2015, 7:45 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Big box stores anti-competition agreements
Replies: 11
Views: 866

Re: Big box stores anti-competition agreements

I would assume a reason they closed the Cottage Grove one is because it was taking a bit of business from the IGH and Woodbury locations. This highlights a huge advantage cities have over businesses asking for incentives when developing a store. A company looking to open a store is very strategic a...
by Realstreets
May 14th, 2015, 7:32 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Big box stores anti-competition agreements
Replies: 11
Views: 866

Big box stores anti-competition agreements

http://www.twincities.com/localnews/ci_28109726/cottage-grove-mayor-fumes-over-home-depot-building "Home Depot (NYSE: HD) closed the store back in 2008, and it's been empty since. After several potential buyers passed on the property, the city wants to buy it — but Home Depot says it won't sell unle...
by Realstreets
May 14th, 2015, 7:13 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Mowers: manual reel push vs. gas-powered vs. electric
Replies: 22
Views: 2586

Re: Mowers: manual reel push vs. gas-powered vs. electric

I borrowed my friend's reel mower. Way too much work and I have a small yard. Multiple passes needed. If the grass is too long it won't cut because the grass is pushed over. So if your grass gets too long there is literally no way to cut it with a reel mower. With a gas mower I can mow the yard in a...
by Realstreets
May 12th, 2015, 9:09 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Seward Co-op Friendship Store - (38th St & Clinton Ave)
Replies: 100
Views: 21348

Re: Seward Co-op Friendship Store - (38th St & Clinton Ave)

I don't dispute the need for correcting racial disparities in Minneapolis but this small group of people needs to prioritize. If they are trying to "give a voice" to that community etc. then there are a whole host of other issues that seem more important than obstructing the Co-op over the possibili...
by Realstreets
May 11th, 2015, 2:38 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Seward Co-op Friendship Store - (38th St & Clinton Ave)
Replies: 100
Views: 21348

Re: Seward Co-op Friendship Store - (38th St & Clinton Ave)

http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/seward-co-ops-friendship-store-and-community-benefits/ "...the idea of seeking to impose a CBA on Seward Co-op runs into some rather obvious problems. Seward is not private, not a developer, and not receiving any public money. The group calling for a CBA, which is called...

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