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by Jez
July 16th, 2015, 4:05 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists
Replies: 312
Views: 28507

Re: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists

I would never buy/rent an apartment without heated indoor parking, even If I lived in the downtown core. Still needs me IKEA runs.
by Jez
July 10th, 2015, 3:38 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News
Replies: 1197
Views: 166296

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Wedgeguy wrote:
Jez wrote:Looks like Gap is finally closing, store half empty and a few bargains to be had, the lady said they're open until the 26th. This is a great space for an H&M:) Or better still, A ZARA!!!
Are we talking IDS Crystal Court connections??
Affirmative :D
by Jez
July 10th, 2015, 2:13 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News
Replies: 1197
Views: 166296

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Looks like Gap is finally closing, store half empty and a few bargains to be had, the lady said they're open until the 26th. This is a great space for an H&M:) Or better still, A ZARA!!!
by Jez
March 13th, 2015, 1:15 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nordic House - 729 Washington Av N
Replies: 313
Views: 53802

Re: 729 Washington Av N

Love this plan, but the ramp is a bit of a travesty, I understand the need for parking, totally get it, but this is time for a little innovation please. Could they add another element like a condo building on top, or maybe office space? Future generations will not like us for that giant potential tu...
by Jez
July 15th, 2014, 9:01 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Alia Tower - 200 Central - 483' / 40 Stories
Replies: 896
Views: 138956

Re: Alatus St. Anthony Tower (Washburn-McReavy Site)

lorwest wrote:
Tyler wrote:Good post.
Agreed.
I honestly believe Archiapolis should start his/her own blog. His writing frankly takes my breath away.
by Jez
August 23rd, 2013, 3:32 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Latitude 45 - 301 Washington Avenue South
Replies: 374
Views: 74542

Re: Alatus Apartment Tower - (301 Washington Avenue South)

I honestly can't believe we have opposition to a building because it will limit sunlight to a covered ice rink that barely has any daytime use anyway. What are we talking about, three hours on weekend afternoons in the winter won't have sun on the southern edge of a skating rink? AGREED!!! Finally!...
by Jez
May 15th, 2013, 12:02 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: DTE: Wells Fargo, Radisson Red, Edition Apts & Millwright Building
Replies: 2903
Views: 363750

Re: Star Tribune Blocks

Could the put the ramp under the park, or is that already proposed? Just wondering, seems to make the most sense to me.
by Jez
April 2nd, 2013, 2:22 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Walker Library
Replies: 153
Views: 28411

Re: Walker Library

Here's the video from that page (note that "pavement" is the British word for "sidewalk"): -vzDDMzq7d0 Someone else posted that on Google+ last week, and I think it did a good job of talking about shared space in general. I guess the project has gotten a significant amount of coverage since it push...
by Jez
March 18th, 2013, 9:38 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Demographics
Replies: 63
Views: 6681

Re: StoneBridge (2nd Street South & 11th Avenue South)

I agree that the link between 20-somethings renting in downtown to 30-somethings raising families in owned properties downtown is probably overstated. One of the myths perpetuated on this forum is that Minneapolis is way out of wack by having urban neighborhoods that cater mostly to younger (or old...
by Jez
February 15th, 2013, 3:38 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Nicollet-Central Streetcar
Replies: 840
Views: 78432

Re: Nicollet-Central Corridor

Here's a study that was done in Europe: http://dc.streetsblog.org/2012/06/21/ex ... ver-buses/ But this is stated preference and not expressed preference, so who knows? The Overhead Wire post cites this article: http://www.publictransit.us/ptlibrary/TRB1221.pdf It was published in 1989 as best I ca...
by Jez
February 15th, 2013, 2:08 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News
Replies: 1197
Views: 166296

Re: Downtown Retail News

West Elm has a new concept for urban dwellers called West Elm marketplace, it's a cafe and home store all rolled into one, you can grab breakfast or lunch then check out the items on sale, i think that would be a good fit here, or it would be perfect for Washington Avenue, a real neighbourhood draw ...
by Jez
February 11th, 2013, 3:34 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Nicollet-Central Streetcar
Replies: 840
Views: 78432

Re: Nicollet-Central Corridor

Helsinki, thanks AGAIN, linky is broke; not a station, but B E A U T I F U L http://www.blogforphotos.com/images/hdr-in-helsinki/helsinki-stockmann-aleksanterinkatu-hdr-777x504.jpg Hennepin is sooo busy, a train would just add to mess, and streets are complicated at Dunwoody. Isn't there a bus barn...
by Jez
February 6th, 2013, 2:52 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Giordano's Pizza / Bank of America - 2700 Hennepin Ave S
Replies: 173
Views: 31991

Re: 2700 Hennepin Ave S

Would love to see 3-4 stories of apartments on top of this, this doesn't really add to urban density as such, I'd love to see some cool apartment building go up somewhere along Hennepin, or at least some of the scruffier building rehabbed a la Burch Steakhouse. Beggers can't be chosers I suppose, b...
by Jez
February 4th, 2013, 3:49 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Giordano's Pizza / Bank of America - 2700 Hennepin Ave S
Replies: 173
Views: 31991

Re: 2700 Hennepin Ave S

Would love to see 3-4 stories of apartments on top of this, this doesn't really add to urban density as such, I'd love to see some cool apartment building go up somewhere along Hennepin, or at least some of the scruffier building rehabbed a la Burch Steakhouse. Beggers can't be chosers I suppose, be...
by Jez
January 17th, 2013, 12:44 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Minneapolis Armory
Replies: 361
Views: 50965

Re: Minneapolis Armory

It need to be a year round farmers market like St Lawrance Market in Toronto (I think that was it's name). Visiting that market was such an ispirational experience, it wasn't only fresh produce, but great pantry items and rare foodie finds, places you could grab a bite and sit and eat or just wonder...
by Jez
July 30th, 2012, 9:37 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: What will it take to develop DTE?
Replies: 132
Views: 15216

Re: What will it take to develop DTE?

I sometimes take a detour to drive through this neighbourhood, there are so many gorgeous town homes that remind me of parts of Boston or Glasgow. I would love to see more of these built and lots of renovation to the one's that are poorly managed. I don't think this area is suitable for skyscrapers ...
by Jez
June 22nd, 2012, 12:21 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Xcel Energy HQ - 401 Nicollet
Replies: 539
Views: 81475

Re: Xcel Energy HQ

I'm not going to come anywhere near saying that anything in particular has destroyed anything, but it's come up in the Nicolet Residences thread about what makes an urban area, and it's not height, and it's not even density per se, it's activity (height and density contribute to that but at the cor...
by Jez
June 22nd, 2012, 8:30 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nic on Fifth - (290' - 26 Stories)
Replies: 1033
Views: 183044

Re: Nicollet Residences

It's really not tall buildings that make cities special and urban. Look at Paris and several neighborhoods of NYC as an example. It's density and streetscape that make a difference. We should not complain that buildings aren't tall enough. We should complain that our streets are too wide and fast, ...
by Jez
June 20th, 2012, 12:18 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nic on Fifth - (290' - 26 Stories)
Replies: 1033
Views: 183044

Re: Nicollet Residences

I don't think they will have views of nothing, I think it'll be cool to be in the heart of it all, in amogst the tall buildings, that's very "New York" to me. I personally think people that will rent there will totally "get it" and totally enjoy the urban experience. Sounds FABULOUS to me:) I really...
by Jez
June 19th, 2012, 3:48 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Xcel Energy HQ - 401 Nicollet
Replies: 539
Views: 81475

Re: Xcel Energy HQ

This is fantastic news, I've always hated that ramp! Finally, that end of Nicollet will get new teeth, no more gaps!! I do hope they add some street level retail to it to add to the vibrancy for both the workers and the residence.

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