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by go4guy
July 30th, 2020, 7:27 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Dinkytown
Replies: 419
Views: 100173

Re: Dinkytown

I like the set back after the first level. Love that they are incorporating the existing 1 story commercial building inside the historic district into the new development. Massing isn't too bad. Much better than the McDonalds site. Frustrating there were better/taller buildings pushed back on for th...
by go4guy
March 14th, 2020, 10:06 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Work from home and road congestion
Replies: 28
Views: 5826

Re: Work from home and road congestion

A lot of companies that didn't allow work from home are now forced to make the logistics work. Mine is one of them. We will all be working from home for a month at the least. Once they realize they can have employees work from home, what is the motivation to add office space when a company grows? I ...
by go4guy
March 6th, 2020, 7:58 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 1400 Park Avenue
Replies: 139
Views: 49119

Re: 1400 Park Avenue

I really like how it looks like a building that has been there forever, and Wells Fargo renovated it into a branch.
by go4guy
March 3rd, 2020, 7:25 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Art and Architecture Building Development - 3338 University Ave SE - 14 Stories / 155'
Replies: 111
Views: 36122

Re: Art and Architecture Building Development - 3338 University Ave SE - 14 Stories / 155'

I saw one of the arguments being that this development will block the view from the Witch Hat Tower to the state capitol building. Looking at Google Maps, this would be too far north to ruin any view. So what is their argument? Just that it will be within view while viewing the capitol building?
by go4guy
February 15th, 2020, 8:18 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Eleven - 1111 West River Parkway - 41 stories / 550'
Replies: 316
Views: 84130

Re: Eleven - 1111 West River Parkway - 41 stories / 550'

Typically you put down a pretty good deposit, and I am pretty sure you do sign a purchase contract. I did all the lending for Wells Fargo on the West Coast in 08-10, and Vegas was in my territory. There were a few large condos built starting before the recession hit. By the time the project was done...
by go4guy
February 12th, 2020, 7:22 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Eleven - 1111 West River Parkway - 41 stories / 550'
Replies: 316
Views: 84130

Re: Eleven - 1111 West River Parkway - 41 stories / 550'

One thing to think about with worrying about investors is that it doesnt appear that condos appreciate in value as much here as in places like NY or Vancouver. Foreign investors snatched up a lot of property in NYC because it was in a market with fast appreciation in values. Correct me if I am wrong...
by go4guy
February 6th, 2020, 6:50 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 200 12th Ave S - Reuter Walton - 12 Stories / 130'
Replies: 19
Views: 5789

Re: 200 12th Ave S

I personally think this is a great looking project. Lets not mistake this for a signature project. This is infill. And great infill at that. Love the street level units, and the units right above on the second floor feel like they are right on top of the sidewalk. That should really help the street ...
by go4guy
January 26th, 2020, 9:20 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: University of Minnesota - General Topics
Replies: 571
Views: 113798

Re: University of Minnesota - General Topics

This doesnt make any sense. So bulldoze a city block with possible historic buildings in good use, and another block with great affordable student housing. All this when there is an adjacent large lot with a light rail stop that is parking and a run down hotel, and that will be after all this other ...
by go4guy
January 22nd, 2020, 5:25 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News
Replies: 1108
Views: 194605

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

Record Machine wrote:
January 22nd, 2020, 3:34 pm
McKinney Roe had the lovely combination of being overpriced with poor service.
Not to mention the name. I would assume it was an ad agency or law firm, not a restaurant.
by go4guy
January 8th, 2020, 4:39 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Southdale Area - Edina
Replies: 749
Views: 112828

Re: Southdale Area Development - Edina

14 floors above the podium?
by go4guy
January 5th, 2020, 12:15 pm
Forum: Greater Minnesota
Topic: Walkability in Greater MN
Replies: 4
Views: 2710

Re: Walkability in Greater MN

Detroit Lakes is a town that has really improved. They are in the final stage of completely redoing the main street through town. Washington Ave. And there is a lot more density in the core as well as many new 4-5 story apartment buildings going up in the core. An old 100+ year old department store ...
by go4guy
January 4th, 2020, 8:44 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Legacy Condominiums - 121 12th Ave S (187' - 17 Stories)
Replies: 209
Views: 35842

Re: Legacy Condominiums - 121 12th Ave S (187' - 17 Stories)

So, my brother in law is looking at Legacy, and he is always sending me prices of units. There seem to be a ton of units still for sale. Not sure I believe that 85% are sold. Also, the ones facing Eleven seem to be pretty good deals now!
by go4guy
December 27th, 2019, 7:00 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: North Loop Green - Hines - 350 N 5th St(?) - 35 stories / 393'
Replies: 109
Views: 23568

Re: North Loop Green - Hines - 350 N 5th St(?) - 35 stories / 393'

Some things I thought of was bowling alley, movie theater, and fitness center. Had never thought of mini storage. That would actually be a great reuse for some of the parking in buildings that don't need as many spaces as they currently have.
by go4guy
December 27th, 2019, 6:08 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: North Loop Green - Hines - 350 N 5th St(?) - 35 stories / 393'
Replies: 109
Views: 23568

Re: North Loop Green - Hines - 350 N 5th St(?) - 35 stories / 393'

I see a lot of complaining about the amount of parking for this project. (not here, but online comments) All of the parking will be below the street grade of 5th, correct? My question is, what else could the developer do with that space that would be a better use than parking? Parking isn't cheap to...
by go4guy
December 17th, 2019, 5:31 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Eleven - 1111 West River Parkway - 41 stories / 550'
Replies: 316
Views: 84130

Re: Eleven (Ryan Condo Tower) - 1111 West River Parkway - 41 stories / 550'

Washington Avenue bridge over 35W is a real POS, if I remember correctly. When is that set to be replaced? Would be nice if they just expanded the bridge on each side of the road to include green space.
by go4guy
December 7th, 2019, 3:57 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Southside - General Topics
Replies: 983
Views: 161348

Re: Southside - General Topics

Burger King should absolutely be denied. It has been closed for 18 months. As the rules state, this should not be allowed to open as a Burger King again.
by go4guy
October 15th, 2019, 8:02 pm
Forum: Greater Minnesota
Topic: Rochester
Replies: 525
Views: 78909

Re: Rochester

So I take it everyone on here agrees that Target should be funding the light rail connecting downtown to Maple Grove, since it benefits their employees? To blame Mayo is laughable. They actually do provide a lot of parking for their employees, and of course they aren't going to charge, it is part of...
by go4guy
October 14th, 2019, 8:28 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 1410 Loring - 1400 Nicollet Ave. (Market BBQ redevelopment)
Replies: 52
Views: 12194

Re: 1410 Loring - 1400 Nicollet Ave. (Market BBQ redevelopment)

I may be in the minority, but I really like the 1 story old school building at the corner instead of a 15-20 story building. Would be better with taller mid block buildings.
by go4guy
October 14th, 2019, 8:25 pm
Forum: Greater Minnesota
Topic: Rochester
Replies: 525
Views: 78909

Re: Rochester

I don't think that is a huge mistake. I think it is a great idea. This is a short term solution while they get the BRT system up and going. They have limited parking right now. Would you rather they build another ramp downtown? The Kmart site is not ready for any redevelopment right now with many be...
by go4guy
October 11th, 2019, 4:49 pm
Forum: Greater Minnesota
Topic: Rochester
Replies: 525
Views: 78909

Re: Rochester

Holiday Inn renovation into the Hotel Indigo in downtown Rochester will include a Crave restaurant on the 2nd level. This will include a large patio space on the corner facing Historic 3rd that will have a retractable roof and retractable walls on the corner. Should do very well there!

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