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by gpete
December 17th, 2018, 9:45 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Hi-Lake - Minnehaha Mall (Target/Cub) - Downtown Longfellow
Replies: 207
Views: 30900

Re: Hi-Lake - Minnehaha Mall (Target/Cub) - Downtown Longfellow

And some (most?) Cub stores are unionized. The Hi-Lake Cub is a union shop.
by gpete
September 14th, 2018, 12:11 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: 1202 4th St SE
Replies: 10
Views: 1363

Re: 2012 4th St SE

Address is 1202 4th St SE
by gpete
August 29th, 2018, 11:08 am
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
Replies: 528
Views: 57242

Re: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is currently evaluating the possibility of ceasing operation of all three: Upper St. Anthony, Lower St. Anthony, and Lock and Dam 1 (Ford). http://www.mvp.usace.army.mil/MplsLocksDisposition/
by gpete
July 30th, 2018, 11:06 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Harlem Irving and CA Ventures - 240 Hennepin Ave - 23 stories - 256'
Replies: 59
Views: 8358

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

I'm pretty sure I remember reading that the site next to Sawatdee is part of Zygi Wilf's real estate holdings, and that would explain the New Jersey connection.
by gpete
July 17th, 2018, 7:28 am
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan
Replies: 196
Views: 21059

Re: Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan

Nordeast, I wasn't meaning to be dismissive of ALL people who worry about home values. You're right, many people are really counting on the value of their homes for their financial security. And I confess, I definitely lack empathy for some of the folks in Linden Hills, who live in one of the most d...
by gpete
July 16th, 2018, 12:48 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan
Replies: 196
Views: 21059

Re: Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan

It's also kind of funny to me because a lot of these Linden Hills folks also cry the loudest about property tax assessments and how much their homes are worth. It sounds like they're all convinced that frey-plexes will hurt property values, so that should actually be great news for them! [wink]
by gpete
July 16th, 2018, 12:05 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan
Replies: 196
Views: 21059

Re: Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan

And for some of the complainers who are older and have lived in Linden Hills (for example) for a long time, the four plex proposal might actually allow them to sell their out-dated house for MORE money than they could currently, since a developer could turn it into four high-end condos instead of ju...
by gpete
June 16th, 2018, 2:53 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Sons of Norway block redevelopment - 1455 Lake St W
Replies: 129
Views: 18680

Re: Sons of Norway block redevelopment - 1455 Lake St W

I think that small brick building is condos. Might have just been too much effort to buy out each owner.

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by gpete
June 13th, 2018, 9:53 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Improving Metro Transit's urban bus service
Replies: 119
Views: 8517

Re: Improving Metro Transit's urban bus service

Metro Transit is seeking input on possible service improvements for Route 2: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/9D2M3MG

They're taking comments through Friday, June 15.
by gpete
May 7th, 2018, 6:47 am
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan
Replies: 196
Views: 21059

Re: Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan

I hope it's an isolated thing. I really don't think it's appropriate for neighborhood groups to be amplifying the voices of the homeowners who make up those boards and who undoubtedly are already submitting individual comments. I was just curious if there was a movement afoot in other 'hoods.
by gpete
May 5th, 2018, 8:41 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan
Replies: 196
Views: 21059

Re: Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan

I see that the Seward Neighborhood Group's community development committee will be discussing the city's draft comp plan on Tuesday, May 8, 7pm at Matthews Park. According to the meeting announcement, the meeting is being held because CM Gordon indicated that comments submitted by neighborhood organ...
by gpete
March 8th, 2018, 1:50 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: The Link at Prospect Park - 2929 University Ave SE
Replies: 202
Views: 32629

Re: The Link at Prospect Park - 2929 University Ave SE

The store manager came to the last Seward Neighborhood Group meeting and said the soft opening would be April 11.

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by gpete
March 8th, 2018, 12:09 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Smaller Scale "Missing Middle" Multi-Family Development
Replies: 73
Views: 4707

Re: Smaller Scale Multi-Family Infill

Even if this gets watered down to just duplexes or triplexes, that would still be significant.
by gpete
January 29th, 2018, 7:44 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Arby’s Island
Replies: 209
Views: 21855

Re: Arby’s Island

Does anyone know if Arby's decided to close on its own or if the landowner (Supervalu/Cub) is kicking them out?
by gpete
January 28th, 2018, 5:11 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Northeast and Southeast Minneapolis - General Topics
Replies: 748
Views: 58065

Re: RE: Re: Northeast (and Southeast) - General Topics

I agree that clearing brush would enhance views of the river and downtown, but I think it's unlikely. The natural areas bordering St. Anthony Main are part of the national park and outside of invasive buckthorn (which likely makes up a good chunk of the brush) the understory vegetation is an import...
by gpete
November 8th, 2017, 10:39 am
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Minneapolis City Council and Park Board Elections 2017
Replies: 279
Views: 17036

Re: Minneapolis City Council and Park Board Elections 2017

I think Cano would have been vulnerable if she had drawn a decent challenger, but Schiff was not it. Ward 9 just had bad options on the ballot.
by gpete
November 8th, 2017, 10:21 am
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Minneapolis City Council and Park Board Elections 2017
Replies: 279
Views: 17036

Re: Minneapolis City Council and Park Board Elections 2017

According to this reporting, Andrew Johnson was a Glidden supporter for prez in 2013. https://www.minnpost.com/politics-policy/2014/01/decision-keep-barb-johnson-president-highlights-new-minneapolis-councils-dyn I saw Palmisano's staff campaigning with Cano over the past few days. I think Cano is pr...
by gpete
November 8th, 2017, 9:42 am
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Minneapolis City Council and Park Board Elections 2017
Replies: 279
Views: 17036

Re: Minneapolis City Council and Park Board Elections 2017

Yeah that will be really close. I was hoping that Goodman would no longer be chair of the Community Development Committee. But if she's good at arm-twisting some of the new folks to get Palmisano elected prez, she'll get rewarded. I could see her being a good arm-twister.
by gpete
November 8th, 2017, 9:31 am
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Minneapolis Mayoral Election 2017
Replies: 379
Views: 21418

Re: Minneapolis Mayoral Election 2017

Yep, the criticisms I heard about Betsy were mostly about her "style" and "lack of presence," not policy matters. Some tough situations were "mishandled." People seemed to want a more showy, charismatic man (nostalgia for RT?). I really don't see Frey doing any better than her on those tough issues ...

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