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March 22nd, 2019, 9:12 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: City Club Apartments - 1000 Marquette Ave (Handicraft Building)
Replies: 362
Views: 46025

Re: City Club Apartments - 1000 Marquette Ave (Handicraft Building)

I've never noticed a correlation between living in big houses and liking Minnesota winters. It's the people who get outside to Wirth Park or their local ice rink who seem to love winter. There's also indoor soccer, indoor rock-climbing, broomball, basketball, libraries, movies, bowling, concerts, et...
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July 26th, 2018, 1:20 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: East End / Thresher Square / Trader Joes - 713 Washington Ave S
Replies: 404
Views: 71287

Re: East End / Thresher Square / Trader Joes - 713 Washington Ave S

I think more bike racks along Washington would certainly help. Their primary bike parking is 14 spots around the corner from the entrance. The racks in front of Jimmy Johns are nice, but for TJ customers, they have an 'around the corner and down the block' feel to them. I can only eat so much, so ho...
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July 25th, 2018, 2:46 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: East End / Thresher Square / Trader Joes - 713 Washington Ave S
Replies: 404
Views: 71287

Re: East End / Thresher Square / Trader Joes - 713 Washington Ave S

Good suggestion. I talked to them this morning when I visited the store. The store was almost empty, and the bike parking was about 1/3 full, suggesting that it's used by a mix of employees, non-customers, and customers. I mentioned the rings that the City can add to parking meters as an easy way to...
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July 24th, 2018, 6:56 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: East End / Thresher Square / Trader Joes - 713 Washington Ave S
Replies: 404
Views: 71287

Re: East End / Thresher Square / Trader Joes - 713 Washington Ave S

Went yesterday and the bike racks were full, had to wait (about a minute, not the end of the world) for another customer to leave before I could lock up. Luckily at $100/rack +/-, this should be an easy problem to solve. I was a little surprised too that there wasn't any bike parking along Washingto...
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November 28th, 2017, 9:16 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Prospect Park - General Topics
Replies: 176
Views: 29883

Re: Prospect Park - General Topics

The developers are aiming to close by end-of-year. Standard caveat: closings with multiple sources are complex, and schedules can shift by a few months.
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October 30th, 2017, 8:30 am
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Minneapolis City Council and Park Board Elections 2017
Replies: 279
Views: 17028

Re: Minneapolis City Council and Park Board Elections 2017

Following up on Tiller's question: yes, Minneapolis also allows residents to designate an on-street parking spot as a handicap spot.
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October 6th, 2017, 11:27 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: City of Minneapolis Office Building - 501 4th Ave S - 11 stories / 171'
Replies: 215
Views: 30984

Re: New City of Minneapolis Office Building

Colink, I'm curious, what is it that you like about the parking ramp?
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May 2nd, 2017, 4:01 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Riverfront - Mill Ruins Park - Waterworks
Replies: 196
Views: 23570

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Riverfront - Mill Ruins Park - Waterworks

A café is proposed for the preserved mill buildings, food & drink menu tbd.
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April 11th, 2017, 4:20 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Northeast and Southeast Minneapolis - General Topics
Replies: 748
Views: 57578

Re: Northeast (and Southeast) - General Topics

UrsusUrbanicus, the 330 dimension is for the private parcels only. Around the block in question, the public right-of-way is about 80 feet wide, and includes streets & sidewalks. Silophant, why not more than one tower per block? Asked another way, would two 20-story towers be more welcomed by neighbo...
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April 11th, 2017, 8:33 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Northeast and Southeast Minneapolis - General Topics
Replies: 748
Views: 57578

Re: Northeast (and Southeast) - General Topics

FWIW, a city block measuring 330 feet x 330 feet is roughly 2.5 acres.
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April 11th, 2017, 8:28 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Nord Haus - 315 1st Ave NE (208' - 20 Stories)
Replies: 616
Views: 96654

Re: Nordhaus Phase II

From what I've seen, lordmoke is correct.
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March 21st, 2017, 9:44 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map
Replies: 1657
Views: 263664

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

CHDC is the developer, they are still working on this. I agree that it seems unlikely they're still planning on Super Bowl-related lodging.
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February 14th, 2017, 10:23 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Construction Webcams
Replies: 55
Views: 26066

Re: Construction Webcams

I haven't, but the apartments are up to the 4th floor now.
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January 13th, 2017, 12:05 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: CPM North Loop Office Building - 419 Washington Ave N / 420 N 3rd St
Replies: 113
Views: 14697

Re: CPM North Loop Office Building - 419 Washington Ave N / 420 N 3rd St

Not to say the Developer - Architect relationship is perfect, but developers also invest their time first and get paid later. Sometimes developers on a project are paid years later than the architects. There is nothing to stop architects from opening a development branch of the business, aside from ...
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October 27th, 2016, 8:15 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Northside - General Topics
Replies: 277
Views: 56460

Re: Northside - General Topics

Saw a Frerichs sign and work happening at 2nd St NE, just north of Lowry. Des anyone here know what this will be?
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April 21st, 2016, 11:41 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Hi-Lo Diner (4020 Lake St E)
Replies: 39
Views: 5942

Re: Hi-Lo Diner (4020 Lake St E)

We enjoyed dinner there over the weekend. Our daughter was heartbroken that we didn't go to Longfellow Grill until the food came out, and then she was fine. We split one of the desert-donut-creations 4 ways, and it was still generous. Planning to return, but apparently need to up my hipster game fir...
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March 25th, 2016, 3:01 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Lyndy - (2905 Harriet Ave S)
Replies: 42
Views: 6774

Re: Harriet Avenue Apartments - (2900 block of Harriet/Grand)

The setbacks of the top two floors are intended to reduce shading, though it isn't eliminated. I'm a supporter of the Midtown Greenway Coalition and I'm so grateful for the Coalition's efforts in keeping power lines away from the trench. That said, I'm not convinced by the 'shading' issue. I would m...
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March 18th, 2016, 2:52 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: U.S. Bank Stadium
Replies: 2066
Views: 54340

Re: U.S. Bank Stadium Construction Updates

If the Vikings can get Portland Ave closed to traffic between 4th & 5th Street, I'd be cool with calling that segment formerly known as Portland "Vikings Way."
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February 25th, 2016, 9:32 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News
Replies: 1008
Views: 149077

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

Reading the FAQ section on their website answers most of those questions.

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