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by HiawathaGuy
September 26th, 2019, 7:27 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Orange Line / 35W@94: Downtown to Crosstown Project
Replies: 802
Views: 87932

Re: Orange Line / 35W@94: Downtown to Crosstown Project

Just heard that the 4th Avenue and 10th Street to I-35W southbound ramp is opening today 2 years ahead of schedule. Didn't have a chance to get the full story this morning so anyone know more detail about it and how it effects the rest of the project? http://www.startribune.com/key-ramp-to-i-35w-fr...
by HiawathaGuy
July 12th, 2019, 9:19 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News
Replies: 1533
Views: 161389

Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

mplsmatt wrote:
July 12th, 2019, 7:47 am
Famous Dave's is closing their Calhoun Square location: http://citypages.com/restaurants/famous ... /512628341
I would think a local brewpub would do very well with that space...
by HiawathaGuy
July 9th, 2019, 3:38 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Washington and Portland Mixed Use - 22 stories
Replies: 58
Views: 9598

Re: Washington and Portland Mixed Use - 22 stories

Fire station looks much worse in this They changed the floor plan, with that corner going from 2 stories to 1 with a shift in where the trucks park. My guess is this was a Fire Department ask. First Floor (previous & updated): https://i.imgur.com/svxW9ZO.jpg Second Floor (previous & updated): https...
by HiawathaGuy
July 9th, 2019, 3:05 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Washington and Portland Mixed Use - 22 stories
Replies: 58
Views: 9598

Re: Washington and Portland Mixed Use - 22 stories

The TIF plan report does have what appears to be an updated rendering of the tower. I actually really liked the previous design so the new look is a bit disappointing in my opinion. Agreed, it's a minor adjustment, but I do prefer the darker material featured on the west side from the previous rend...
by HiawathaGuy
June 26th, 2019, 10:35 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Thrivent Headquarters Block - 6th St and Portland Ave
Replies: 167
Views: 27815

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

The new Thrivent building is not as bad as the renderings made it seem, but it is still a bit on the disappointing side. This could have been a much more interesting structure, but it is basically a banded box with a skinny box tacked on to the end of it. The finishes are better than I anticipated....
by HiawathaGuy
June 21st, 2019, 11:21 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4468
Views: 403760

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

In case anyone was confused (like me), I sent an email to someone on the SWLRT team inquiring about the status of the EP Town Center station. I had heard through media reports that the City of Eden Prairie had contributed funds to include the station during construction and be ready when the line o...
by HiawathaGuy
June 20th, 2019, 5:29 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)
Replies: 2310
Views: 231191

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

Hate cross thread posting, but relevant here too. http://www.startribune.com/after-downtown-delays-southwest-transit-tells-minneapolis-mayor-buses-need-priority/511578932/ Transit agencies upset at Minneapolis traffic cops not placing a priority on Marquette buses recently. Robin Hutcheson, Minneap...
by HiawathaGuy
June 19th, 2019, 3:05 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)
Replies: 998
Views: 112361

Re: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)

If you look at a map, Target Field is really close to the 94 viaduct. Put it underneath, untop, tear it down..etc. This is s a totally different thought. But why not just go up Lyndale to Lowry and then over to Robbinsdale? Sure, Target Field is close to the 94 viaduct... but getting from Target Fi...
by HiawathaGuy
June 18th, 2019, 2:26 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)
Replies: 998
Views: 112361

Re: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)

I was looking at some of the engineer in plans for the blue line extension. He travels and Olsen Memorial Highway for a good distance. Does anyone know if the plans are to give trains priority how long is the memorial highway? I believe the highway is owned by the state or county, they can be diffi...
by HiawathaGuy
May 28th, 2019, 11:25 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: East 38th Street & 38th St Station Development
Replies: 225
Views: 38220

Re: 38th Street Corridor & 38th St Station Development

A year ago, Sara posted this: Apparently the Lander development for 38th Street Station is delayed at least a year. My understanding (from an email from CM Johnson) is that there is a financing gap that is somehow related to the affordability requirement attached to the LCDA grant. Reading between ...
by HiawathaGuy
May 16th, 2019, 10:23 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Renaissance Square / The Andrus
Replies: 38
Views: 7125

Re: Renaissance Square / The Andrus

mattaudio wrote:
May 16th, 2019, 9:18 am
The only tacky part is the Twins banner on the Nicollet Mall light post.
Or all the missing lush trees they featured in the rendering...
by HiawathaGuy
May 15th, 2019, 2:31 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4468
Views: 403760

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Qhaberl wrote:
May 15th, 2019, 4:20 am
Might be an obvious question, but does the full weekend closure have to do with the amount of time it takes to repair the tracks? Could the repairs be done quicker if there were more manpower?
Can we have non-topic comments put into Anything Goes, or have a catch-all Transit area?
by HiawathaGuy
May 15th, 2019, 2:25 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4468
Views: 403760

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Not to mention that they've started removing trees in Eden Prairie already, along Flying Cloud Drive in front of the Comfort Inn, as well as near the Southwest Transit Station. People can sign all the petitions they want, but this line is already years behind schedule... I don't have the patience or...
by HiawathaGuy
May 13th, 2019, 4:52 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Harlem Irving and CA Ventures - 240 Hennepin Ave - 23 stories - 256'
Replies: 80
Views: 14041

Re: Harlem Irving and CA Ventures - 240 Hennepin Ave - 23 stories - 256'

I hope we hear some news on this again soon... it would be awesome to have both sides of Hennepin under construction at the same time here!
by HiawathaGuy
May 13th, 2019, 2:45 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4468
Views: 403760

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Does anyone know when they will start building the tracks across 7th st next to the Highway 55 intersection and Target Field? It seems like this will snarl traffic pretty bad. Curious what you mean by this? They will be building a bridge over 7th Street, for the Green Line, so aside from closures t...
by HiawathaGuy
May 10th, 2019, 1:14 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News
Replies: 1012
Views: 152923

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

dajazz wrote:
December 27th, 2018, 10:29 pm
Dalton & Wade in the T3 building is closing

http://m.startribune.com/north-loop-cou ... 503571202/
Blarney's owner will put new pub in North Loop
*UNLOCKED*
by HiawathaGuy
May 9th, 2019, 2:38 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Bergan's Redevelopment - Cedar & Minnehaha Parkway
Replies: 32
Views: 2258

Re: Bergan's Redevelopment - Cedar & Minnehaha Parkway

Lunds plans grocery store for Bergan's site redevelopment near Lake Nokomis *LOCKED* Most info is already known or has been discussed. One tidbit that's new: Johnson said that developer High Street Residential, a subsidiary of Dallas-based Trammell Crow, hopes to break ground on the project this De...
by HiawathaGuy
May 8th, 2019, 3:38 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map
Replies: 1731
Views: 282648

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

grant1simons2 wrote:
March 14th, 2016, 3:10 pm
LA Rockler Fur Co. is proposed to become 55 dwelling units!

http://minneapolismn.gov/www/groups/pub ... 175201.pdf
That deal never materialized.

New proposal:
Downtown's Rockler Fur building could become housing option for Native community
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by HiawathaGuy
May 8th, 2019, 9:18 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Weyerhaueser site redevelopment - 700 Emerald St
Replies: 78
Views: 14172

Re: Weyerhaueser site redevelopment - 700 Emerald St

St. Paul staff and design firm also met with local commercial building owners/developers like Sunrise Banks, Suntide that owns Court International and who is working to re-do empty warehouses along Eustis (Case) for office space and possibly retail/restaurant. So if all this can be tied together we...
by HiawathaGuy
May 7th, 2019, 1:40 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: B Line Lake St Rapid Bus, Midtown Rail Transit
Replies: 530
Views: 48127

Re: Midtown Corridor Rail & Lake Street aBRT (B Line)

Can Streets.MN do a story on the Midtown Rail Option of the B Line and get the Mayor and County on record for something?

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