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by go4guy
October 14th, 2018, 6:58 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Suburban Malls and Associated Retail News
Replies: 162
Views: 20504

Re: Suburban Malls and Associated Retail News

I wonder if Scheel's would ever consider the Twin Cities market? They are very popular in the cities they are in. The recently built a new wing onto the mall here in Rochester a few years ago, and has been VERY successful. The place is always busy, and we personally get a lot of stuff there.
by go4guy
October 14th, 2018, 6:52 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Mall of America - Bloomington
Replies: 909
Views: 117458

Re: Mall of America - Bloomington

I thought the water park was going in that lot to the east? Wasn't that announced earlier this year?
by go4guy
October 13th, 2018, 1:40 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: The Expo - 215 2nd St SE (285' - 26 Stories)
Replies: 84
Views: 11980

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

Just speculation here, but could it be that the developer knows that financing is only going to get more expensive in the years to come with rising interest rates? Why not lock in the financing now when rates are still low and get these projects done since they have already done the design legwork.
by go4guy
October 2nd, 2018, 6:43 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Mall of America - Bloomington
Replies: 909
Views: 117458

Re: Mall of America - Bloomington

Why would a Walgreens at a tourist destination have a pharmacy? The amount of people that would actually use it to pick up prescriptions would not pay the cost of the pharmacists. Most people use it as a convenience store, not a pharmacy.
by go4guy
September 18th, 2018, 4:29 pm
Forum: Greater Minnesota
Topic: Rochester
Replies: 493
Views: 57217

Re: Rochester

Looks like the first 3 medical floors will be the same design, followed by the 4th level being glass all around. Kind of transitions into the hotel portion with all glass. I agree that it looks odd right now, but i am sure the final plans will look much better. Are you sure the marble is in Italy? I...
by go4guy
July 16th, 2018, 7:52 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: DTE: Wells Fargo, Radisson Red, Edition Apts & Millwright Building
Replies: 2903
Views: 352932

Re: DTE: Wells Fargo, Radisson Red, Edition Apts & Millwright Building

The Wells Fargo may also not have been built as Class A. If I remember, its purpose was to house a lot of back office type jobs, and not necessarily executive teams. So why spend the extra money to make it Class A space, when the tenant doesnt need that.
by go4guy
July 1st, 2018, 8:26 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map
Replies: 1532
Views: 237782

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Does anyone know if the U of M owns that parking lot next to this? (C97) The only reason I ask, is the U tends to name their parking lots in this type of manner.
by go4guy
June 25th, 2018, 7:11 pm
Forum: Greater Minnesota
Topic: Rochester
Replies: 493
Views: 57217

Re: Rochester

- Bloom has the river site
- Harbor Bay and Titan have the Michael's/Center Street ramp as well as the current Hilton project across the street
- EKN has the Virgil's site, along with the Legion hotel project, and the Holiday Inn redevelopment
by go4guy
June 21st, 2018, 6:59 pm
Forum: Greater Minnesota
Topic: Rochester
Replies: 493
Views: 57217

Re: Rochester

So UMR is joining the anti-place ranks of Mayo in buying property and turning it into unactivated and unused plazas (at best) or surface parking. Well, this space is already over by the large city park, and was an under utilized space, so not that big of a deal here. UMR is also filling space in th...
by go4guy
June 20th, 2018, 7:59 pm
Forum: Greater Minnesota
Topic: Rochester
Replies: 493
Views: 57217

Re: Rochester

VFW was bought and torn down by UMR. No immediate plans, except I think turning it into green space for the time being.
by go4guy
June 19th, 2018, 4:23 pm
Forum: Greater Minnesota
Topic: Rochester
Replies: 493
Views: 57217

Re: Rochester

gcm wrote:
June 19th, 2018, 3:05 am
I'm more interested in the two buildings in the background of the rendering. ☺
That is the Harbor Bay proposal to replace the city owned parking ramp.
by go4guy
June 5th, 2018, 6:49 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Alatus Residential Project - 228 South 12th Street (32 stories - ~348'/405')
Replies: 147
Views: 19994

Re: Alatus Residential Project - 228 South 12th Street (31 stories - ~350'/415')

I like the new entrance much better now with that courtyard area. Great re-design
by go4guy
May 7th, 2018, 6:14 pm
Forum: Greater Minnesota
Topic: Alatus Project - Rochester
Replies: 32
Views: 5012

Re: Alatus Project - Rochester

They delivered the crane this morning. Haven't driven by since 7am, but assume they started assembling it today. Going to be fun to watch this one go up.
by go4guy
April 23rd, 2018, 9:19 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4233
Views: 363874

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Does anyone know what TC&W pays on taxes for their property the rail lines sit on? Seems like with how long of a stretch they have thru valuable areas, they would be paying way more in taxes than there infrequent service could possible recoup. Or are they getting a sweetheart deal? Maybe it is time ...
by go4guy
April 23rd, 2018, 9:13 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Nord Haus - 315 1st Ave NE (208' - 20 Stories)
Replies: 610
Views: 92375

Re: Nord Haus - 315 1st Ave NE (208' - 20 Stories)

I also heard than many of the units are not even completed yet. And with their proposal adding more units, they must be happy with the demand.
by go4guy
April 20th, 2018, 4:22 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market
Replies: 939
Views: 132982

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market

Just talked to a friend with Optum and we were talking about their new office park. He mentioned they would have preferred to be downtown, but went with the standard suburban office park because of PR image. Talked about had they built a big new tower downtown like they would have preferred, that ma...
by go4guy
April 19th, 2018, 9:01 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Nord Haus - 315 1st Ave NE (208' - 20 Stories)
Replies: 610
Views: 92375

Re: Nord Haus - 315 1st Ave NE (208' - 20 Stories)

I may be in the minority, but I actually like this proposal. And could Phase 3 still go where the auto shop is? Seems to be the perfect size for a tower at the corner, which i think would be a better spot. A tower right next to the existing tower always felt a little awkward to me, but that is just ...
by go4guy
April 10th, 2018, 4:36 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Art and Architecture Building Redevelopment - 3338 University Ave SE - 14 Stories / ~155'
Replies: 85
Views: 10753

Re: Art and Architecture Building Redevelopment - 3338 University Ave SE - 17 Stories / 195'

^ Agreed. In this project, I don't see making the tower portion 10 stories or less doing anything but making the project worse. If that is the only thing changed, that reduction in height lessens the appeal of this project. It then seems like 1 big complex, instead of multiple buildings. Not to ment...
by go4guy
April 9th, 2018, 9:04 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Art and Architecture Building Redevelopment - 3338 University Ave SE - 14 Stories / ~155'
Replies: 85
Views: 10753

Re: Art and Architecture Building Redevelopment - 3338 University Ave SE - 17 Stories / 195'

^ I disagree. I like the differences in height. A bunch of 6 story buildings all in a row is boring and plain. 17 stories is not that tall in this part. And if the demand is there where a developer can make this work, more power to them. I love the idea of having more residents around here.
by go4guy
April 9th, 2018, 4:49 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Gateway Tower (RBC/Four Seasons) - 35ish stories - ~500'
Replies: 1714
Views: 188044

Re: United Properties / Four Seasons "Gateway" Project (Nicollet Hotel Block)

It just looks squat. The main portion needs to be twice as tall as the upper portion to make it look better. This will be good for this area, but sure is disappointing

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