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by Blaisdell Greenway
May 22nd, 2020, 8:26 am
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: 2020 Presidential Election
Replies: 20
Views: 1866

Re: 2020 Presidential Election

VP stakes are MUCH higher this time around. Biden is 78 and has signaled he wouldn't run again if elected. Klobuchar is a terrible choice for VP for many reasons, both ideologically and the whole staff abuse thing/wrongful conviction of Myon Burrell. If A Klo is passed over for VP then she would pro...
by Blaisdell Greenway
May 22nd, 2020, 7:46 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Nicollet Ave / Eat Street - Whittier, Stevens, Loring Park
Replies: 172
Views: 36681

Re: Nicollet Ave / Eat Street - Whittier, Stevens, Loring Park

In other paired one-way news, the one story medical office building on 27th and 1st has a fence around it, with backhoes digging up the parking lot. Fence has a sign for Frana construction and the parcel owner is listed at North Bay co's address. Anyone know what's happening here?
by Blaisdell Greenway
May 19th, 2020, 4:52 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Nicollet Ave / Eat Street - Whittier, Stevens, Loring Park
Replies: 172
Views: 36681

Re: Nicollet Ave / Eat Street - Whittier, Stevens, Loring Park

More or less, Eat Street-adjacent, since this is over on 26th and Blaisedell. https://twitter.com/nickmagrino/status/1116472555987193856 Replacing two tiny commercial buildings and parking lots. The duplex(?) on the north half of this lot came down a few weeks ago. The Goldstein law building is sti...
by Blaisdell Greenway
May 19th, 2020, 8:54 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Izzy's Ice Cream Factory
Replies: 195
Views: 35747

Re: Izzy's Ice Cream Factory

Do you think someone would pay $2.5m to keep a 1.5 story building here? Doesn't seem worth it to me. A nice building to be sure, but limited in its use for so much money.
by Blaisdell Greenway
March 10th, 2020, 12:16 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: MPS Comprehensive District Design
Replies: 27
Views: 9635

Re: MPS Comprehensive District Design

Again, integration is shifting the burden from POC to white folks. Instead of busing kids of color out of their own diverse neighborhoods to white schools, the district will invest in their diverse neighborhood schools instead. Majority white neighborhoods may see their schools get a little whiter. ...
by Blaisdell Greenway
March 10th, 2020, 8:45 am
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: MPS Comprehensive District Design
Replies: 27
Views: 9635

Re: MPS Comprehensive District Design

You've hit the issue on the head, talindsay. We've seen Southwest improve literally at the expense of North, and the district is now saying the burden is on wealthy people in Kenwood to go a mile north for high school instead of 5 miles south. If Minneapolis actually cares about integration, this is...
by Blaisdell Greenway
March 9th, 2020, 9:53 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Lake & Nicollet Redevelopment (Kmart site)
Replies: 422
Views: 94004

Re: Lake & Nicollet Redevelopment (Kmart site)

The Nicollet bridge is deficient will need to be replaced. It was on a CLIC agenda in 2015 to be replaced in 2020... dunno the budget status as of now.

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by Blaisdell Greenway
March 6th, 2020, 10:23 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Lake & Nicollet Redevelopment (Kmart site)
Replies: 422
Views: 94004

Re: Lake & Nicollet Redevelopment (Kmart site)

Save the mural on the back of the building!!!! It's a battleship cruising down Nicollet while a man in a suit closes a door to the street. It should be relatively easy to save (build a frame around the cinderblock walls, cut to size and move) and place in the greenway. Important part of our history ...
by Blaisdell Greenway
February 17th, 2020, 10:33 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Lake & Nicollet Redevelopment (Kmart site)
Replies: 422
Views: 94004

Re: Lake & Nicollet Redevelopment (Kmart site)

Minneapolis is also in a good position with complete ownership of the entire property. Eddie knows his real estate holdings are worth more than the stores themselves (see Rice Street Sears) and this allows the city to ultimately control the destiny of the property instead of Seritage, no matter how ...
by Blaisdell Greenway
February 7th, 2020, 2:04 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Southside - General Topics
Replies: 983
Views: 160422

Re: Southside - General Topics

The drive through is awful. People are always driving on the sidewalk and darting in and out of Nicollet. That bus stop is essentially on a curb cut for the restaurant. You can smell the cars more than the hamburgers. Since BK closed it's basically become an overflow lot for the Y next door. Wonder ...
by Blaisdell Greenway
December 7th, 2019, 8:38 am
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Zoning in Minneapolis
Replies: 285
Views: 40511

Re: Zoning in Minneapolis

“I don’t know if there’s a suburb out there with a vacancy rate of less than 3%,” said Brian Roers, co-founder and owner of Roers Cos., a real estate developer. “The suburbs are definitely growth markets.” My read is the developers are following the low-hanging fruit. Many of the easiest/most-develo...
by Blaisdell Greenway
October 16th, 2019, 1:50 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan
Replies: 200
Views: 39559

Re: Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan

This article in SWJ elucidates what steps are next in implementing the plan. City undertaking a zoning review beginning next year. I'm also quoted saying “The 2040 plan really isn’t that radical in some ways.” (specifically in regard to downzoning neighborhood interiors) https://www.southwestjournal...
by Blaisdell Greenway
September 11th, 2019, 1:03 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown (and LynLake) Development & General Topics
Replies: 1081
Views: 173944

Re: Uptown (and LynLake) Development & General Topics

Interior of old Dulono's space is being gutted but there's still a for lease sign on the building. Anyone heard anything?

Also the kitchen fixtures from the Nicollet Burger King are being removed today. This is the first sign of activity since it closed a few years ago.
by Blaisdell Greenway
August 22nd, 2019, 3:39 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown (and LynLake) Development & General Topics
Replies: 1081
Views: 173944

Re: Uptown (and LynLake) Development & General Topics

Sports go in and out of fashion (see: golf). Volleyball is pretty popular now. Pickleball is a low impact racquet sport, essentially tennis with whiffle balls. It's been around and growing in popularity as longtime racquet sports players age.
by Blaisdell Greenway
August 19th, 2019, 11:56 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Thrivent HQ & Sherman apartments - 500 7th St S
Replies: 201
Views: 49181

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

This one is turning out much better than the renderings. The taller banding gives it a more stately feel, especially compared to the busier surrounding residential facades. I think it will look really nice at dusk with all the lights on. There are still vertical mullions to be added on a few sides. ...
by Blaisdell Greenway
August 17th, 2019, 10:36 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Northside - General Topics
Replies: 331
Views: 91661

Re: Northside - General Topics

Thanks for the heads up, here's the article: https://mynorthnews.org/new-blog/2019/7 ... adwaypizza

Have y'all spent time at Broadway Pizza? The inside is really a trip.
by Blaisdell Greenway
August 16th, 2019, 10:36 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Northside - General Topics
Replies: 331
Views: 91661

Re: Northside - General Topics

It sounds like there may be a riverfront development planned for the Broadway Pizza site (Broadway Ave and W. River Road) - and apparently the restaurant is willing to give away the caboose on the corner if you're interested... Any inkling what kind? There is so much bad light industrial (aka stora...
by Blaisdell Greenway
August 11th, 2019, 1:53 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Northeast and Southeast Minneapolis - General Topics
Replies: 832
Views: 92702

Re: Northeast and Southeast Minneapolis - General Topics

Mac's is moving onto 310 E Hennepin! Wonder what's happening with the Union building. There were rumors of redevelopment last year. Same with the Aveda site. Union Bank is expanding into the Mac's space. Don't know if it will be customer-facing or just offices. I read about it in the Minneapolis La...
by Blaisdell Greenway
July 23rd, 2019, 12:03 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Northside - General Topics
Replies: 331
Views: 91661

Re: Northside - General Topics

This is really such a gorgeous neighborhood and essentially walking distance to downtown.

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