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by phop
December 3rd, 2018, 7:53 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 1400 Park Avenue
Replies: 89
Views: 16166

Re: 1400 Park Avenue

Appears to still be happening. Utility work soon:

https://finance-commerce.com/2018/12/wh ... k-project/
by phop
November 29th, 2018, 6:45 pm
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Minneapolis Mayoral Election 2017
Replies: 379
Views: 20561

Re: Minneapolis Mayoral Election 2017

My main worry was that his ambition would get the better of him and he'd use the post to pursue obnoxious brand-building, but this hasn't happened at all.
by phop
November 18th, 2018, 7:15 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Green Line LRT
Replies: 2871
Views: 279218

Re: Green Line LRT

The Green Line is still a star (and the Blue Line is doing great too): https://www.metrotransit.org/green-line-continues-to-see-record-breaking-ridership The Green Line had its busiest month ever in October, keeping the light rail line on pace to set another annual ridership record. More than 1.4 mi...
by phop
November 7th, 2018, 10:07 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Amtrak Empire Builder and Intercity Rail to Chicago
Replies: 357
Views: 40147

Re: Amtrak Empire Builder and Intercity Rail to Chicago

Edit: not really sure how much say the state legislature has here. Evers could probably find funds somewhere to move this along.
by phop
September 26th, 2018, 7:24 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Orange Line / 35W@94: Downtown to Crosstown Project
Replies: 773
Views: 80879

Re: Orange Line (35W BRT) & Lake St Transit Access Project

Why didn’t they make all of the Orange line stations inline station? How much time is going to be wasted exiting and re-entering the freeway? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Because this project is an afterthought to place a transit fig-leaf on a massive highway reconstruction project. There wil...
by phop
August 24th, 2018, 8:39 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 501 7th St S
Replies: 18
Views: 2777

Re: 501 7th St S

175 units is not terrible for a quarter block.
by phop
August 10th, 2018, 6:09 pm
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Minnesota Governor Election 2018
Replies: 275
Views: 14661

Re: Minnesota Governor Election 2018

Does anyone have an idea when/if the Star Tribune will drop a poll? At this point I would probably vote for whomever was ahead between Walz/Murphy in order to deny Swanson.
by phop
August 3rd, 2018, 6:12 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: 2700 University Avenue Development
Replies: 144
Views: 28534

Re: 2700 University Avenue Development

Not in this building, but somewhat relevant is that the Dunn Bros. in the adjacent Metro Lofts building — which has been there for at least a decade and is adjacent to the green line station — just closed. So that leaves two empty retail bays in Metro Lofts. Hodges Bend is going to need some good l...
by phop
July 23rd, 2018, 10:13 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Eleven (Ryan Condo Tower) - 1111 West River Parkway - 48 stories / 550'
Replies: 157
Views: 20989

Re: Eleven (Ryan Condo Tower) - 1111 West River Parkway - 43 stories / 526'

The sidewalk in question (on the south side of the parkway) actually ends before it can reach 13th avenue. Anyone using this sidewalk would be stranded mid-block. A new driveway+raised crosswalk would be an upgrade overall considering that this is not currently a reasonable route for anyone.
by phop
June 24th, 2018, 12:45 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News and Current Happenings
Replies: 2164
Views: 197655

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

Heartening to see the add-on (Hamline, Victoria, Western) Green Line stations continuing to post solid to great ridership.
by phop
June 22nd, 2018, 10:54 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Wells Fargo Redevelopment - 801 Portland - 18 stories - 179'
Replies: 55
Views: 7949

Re: Wells Fargo Redevelopment - 801 Portland

+2 large influxes of office workers in the near future (Hennepin County consolidating into the old Thrivent building and Minneapolis consolidating into the new building). The demand for services in this area is just going to keep increasing.
by phop
June 12th, 2018, 12:49 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Thrivent Headquarters Block - 6th St and Portland Ave
Replies: 115
Views: 16844

Re: Thrivent Headquarters Block - 6th St and Portland Ave

The ramp/apartments project on the half-block has apparently broken ground:

https://finance-commerce.com/2018/06/he ... partments/
by phop
June 9th, 2018, 8:41 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: East End / Thresher Square / Trader Joes - 713 Washington Ave S
Replies: 390
Views: 66224

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

This area of a few blocks is set to absorb over 800 housing units in the next year or so, pretty cool. Hopefully this means even more neighborhood-oriented businesses will follow.
by phop
June 8th, 2018, 8:30 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Gateway Tower (RBC/Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 503'
Replies: 1786
Views: 196663

Re: Gateway Tower (Four Seasons/RBC) - 43 stories - 513'

Yes, surprised no one has mentioned it yet, but (if I'm reading correctly) the condo component has increased to 50 units. They also now describe a potential scenario where both the hotel and condos components are replaced with apartments if the hotel is "deemed unfeasible".
by phop
June 5th, 2018, 5:33 pm
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: US Congress and MN House Elections 2018
Replies: 22
Views: 1472

Re: US Congress and MN House Elections 2018

I've got no love for Swanson, but it was clearly Ellison's bizarre decision to walk away from being a Representative to pursue the AG position that really caused the chaos. Someone clearly had to get in. Matt Pelikan can't be the de-facto nominee. Not seeing how Ellison's decision is bizarre in any...
by phop
June 4th, 2018, 3:55 pm
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Minnesota Governor Election 2018
Replies: 275
Views: 14661

Re: Minnesota Governor Election 2018

I can't wrap my head around this Swanson/Nolan decision. WTF are they both thinking.
by phop
May 16th, 2018, 8:21 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4330
Views: 371277

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Southwest LRT makes a heavily pedestrian/transit focused Hennepin Ave redo more likely.
by phop
May 15th, 2018, 1:38 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4330
Views: 371277

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Yep, this feels like preparation for finally accepting a bid and getting construction moving. Original bid target was probably ~100 million lower, but that just doesn't seem attainable in the current construction climate.
by phop
May 2nd, 2018, 6:14 pm
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: 2017-18 MN Legislative Session & Budget - Battle for the Senate Majority?
Replies: 61
Views: 4043

Re: 2017-18 MN Legislative Session & Budget - Battle for the Senate Majority?

House bonding proposal: http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/comm/docs/42c4fa4d-9347-4339-803c-44fe7ef44649.pdf Well, the $50 million for busway improvements is gone. And hey look, we have $72 million going towards "Local Road Program Undesignated". :roll: Nothing like using state dollars from the bondi...
by phop
May 2nd, 2018, 1:29 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Schafer Richardson offices & parking ramp - 1000 3rd St N (Zuccaro’s Produce building)
Replies: 36
Views: 3138

Re: Schafer Richardson offices & parking ramp - 1000 3rd St N (Zuccaro’s Produce building)

No, they actually recommend denial of "reguiding" the future land use from Industrial to Transitional Industrial. I really don't know what to make of this. Apparently the North Loop is intended to have an extremely stark cut-off between the neighborhood and pure industrial? The portion of the small-...

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