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by Blaisdell Greenway
April 18th, 2019, 7:07 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Southside - General Topics
Replies: 937
Views: 119662

Re: Southside - General Topics

Tenant pays electricity on all of them, with most of the units' HVAC consisting of electric baseboard and/or wall units. "Free heat" in the two downstairs duplexes I found.
by Blaisdell Greenway
April 15th, 2019, 4:38 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Southside - General Topics
Replies: 937
Views: 119662

Re: Southside - General Topics

Out of curiosity, I researched and reported the seven 2-bed 1-bath units available in my neighborhood. One bedroom rents are all over, including above and below this range, but all 2-beds (including condo mortgages) were within $1200-$1600. $1550 or $1575 for renovated units in 2.5 story midcentury ...
by Blaisdell Greenway
April 3rd, 2019, 9:39 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map
Replies: 1624
Views: 257843

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

While I'm sure there are fans of St. Olaf's midcentury building that would be sad to see it go, ::raises hand:: We already have one former midcentury church on the edge of downtown that's about to be replaced by a residential tower so I'm cool with the only remaining one altogether in the CBD stick...
by Blaisdell Greenway
March 1st, 2019, 9:26 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: The Expo - 215 2nd St SE (285' - 26 Stories)
Replies: 98
Views: 16571

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

Is there any reason why they need to develop both blocks at the same time? Would be better to see more focus on one of the blocks, and leave the other block empty even if for another development cycle. Exactly what I was going to suggest. If there’s only sufficient demand for X units, then build X ...
by Blaisdell Greenway
February 25th, 2019, 8:54 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: The Amp House (3255 Garfield)
Replies: 66
Views: 8264

Re: The Amp House (3255 Garfield)

I ended up chairing the meeting. The project we saw tonight had the parking removed and all the units were 1-beds. Someone asked why they didn't propose 2-beds and they said those are always the last to lease up. The builder was initially opposed to removing the spaces as recommended by the COW, but...
by Blaisdell Greenway
February 24th, 2019, 4:39 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: The Amp House (3255 Garfield)
Replies: 66
Views: 8264

Re: The Amp House (3255 Garfield)

The email from the neighborhood called it a "public hearing" so that's a misnomer?
by Blaisdell Greenway
February 22nd, 2019, 9:36 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: California Street Silos
Replies: 8
Views: 1808

Re: California Street Silos

There are four new-build townhomes nearby off Lowry, close to the new Market BBQ. I think they're rentals?
by Blaisdell Greenway
February 22nd, 2019, 9:22 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: The Amp House (3255 Garfield)
Replies: 66
Views: 8264

Re: The Amp House (3255 Garfield)

Now that I think about it, it's probably triggered by the lot split this time around. For example, 601 W. Lake has a CUP and variances, but no legal hearing.
by Blaisdell Greenway
February 22nd, 2019, 9:19 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: The Amp House (3255 Garfield)
Replies: 66
Views: 8264

Re: The Amp House (3255 Garfield)

The Lyndale neighborhood group votes to give their "support" or "blessing" to a developer's request for variances/CUPs. It isn't binding. Earlier, the housing committee expressed their unanimous support for this project. Yes. I think the CUP triggers a legal public hearing including flyering the no...
by Blaisdell Greenway
February 20th, 2019, 12:06 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: The Amp House (3255 Garfield)
Replies: 66
Views: 8264

Re: The Amp House (3255 Garfield)

It's a permit hearing.
by Blaisdell Greenway
February 19th, 2019, 4:57 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: The Amp House (3255 Garfield)
Replies: 66
Views: 8264

Re: The Amp House (3255 Garfield)

Permit hearing at Monday's neighborhood meeting on 2/25. 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Horn Towers. This is the ask: 1. Conditional use Permit to exceed the maximum building height (max height in the OR1 is 2.5 stories). 2. Variance to reduce the established minimum front yard setback along Garfield Ave S for t...
by Blaisdell Greenway
February 13th, 2019, 6:44 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map
Replies: 1624
Views: 257843

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

The existing facade, while nice, really doesn't have enough windows in it for an office user. So there would have to be pretty significant changes to the facade anyway. Good to see they'll also be fixing the bad sidewalk condition that currently exists here. Unfortunately, it means there will be on...
by Blaisdell Greenway
February 1st, 2019, 9:35 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Federal Reserve Riverfront Parking Ramp
Replies: 62
Views: 7967

Re: Federal Reserve Riverfront Parking Ramp

There is lots of hard money moving to/from the building in this area, plus some underground parking already which is I think why they're going aboveground for this. Is it feasible for the USPS "sell" their ramp to the Fed, who then leases back spaces to the post office? There is plenty of room but n...
by Blaisdell Greenway
December 20th, 2018, 6:04 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nordic House - 729 Washington Av N
Replies: 305
Views: 50413

Re: Nordic House - 729 Washington Av N

The detail on this building is great and lines up with the neighboring building. From afar it will be hard to tell this wasn't built 100 years ago. Historic district guidelines win!
by Blaisdell Greenway
December 6th, 2018, 1:31 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: River Loop Apartments - W River Parkway & Plymouth Ave N
Replies: 21
Views: 3877

Re: River Loop Apartments - W River Parkway & Plymouth Ave N

Big trees on site all came down today and scraping has begun in earnest. They're keeping all the trees that are adjacent to the parkway.
by Blaisdell Greenway
November 30th, 2018, 3:55 pm
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Minneapolis Mayoral Election 2017
Replies: 379
Views: 21063

Re: Minneapolis Mayoral Election 2017

The mayor wants to be popular, and fortunately in Minneapolis good policies are popular: Make Homes Happen, Full Service Community Schools, etc. He certainly appeared to be among the most downtown biz friendly as a candidate, but as mayor appears to have not pandered to those interests while maintai...
by Blaisdell Greenway
November 16th, 2018, 12:31 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: River Loop Apartments - W River Parkway & Plymouth Ave N
Replies: 21
Views: 3877

Re: Opus North Loop Apartments on W river parkway

Jersey barriers are being placed around the site today.
by Blaisdell Greenway
October 25th, 2018, 10:47 am
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Hennepin County Commissioner Districts 2,3,4 (2018)
Replies: 37
Views: 1995

Re: Hennepin County Commissioner Districts 2,3,4 (2018)

My sense is that Hutch has gained a lot of traction quickly. Lots of fired up folks are ready to vote out Paulsen and Lewis, and Stanek is an easy boogeyman to vote against down ballot. Plus Hutch genuinely has good ideas and is the possibly the most "regular dude" candidate I've seen.
by Blaisdell Greenway
October 15th, 2018, 2:50 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Lake & Nicollet Redevelopment (Kmart site)
Replies: 374
Views: 62612

Re: Lake & Nicollet Redevelopment (Kmart site)

Even then (Chapter 7), whoever picks up the leaseholdings as part of the liquidation would then own the Minneapolis lease. The city would have to still negotiate a buyout with whoever that was.

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