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by MNdible
September 15th, 2017, 3:00 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: C Line - Arterial Rapid Bus & Penn Ave Community Works Project
Replies: 98
Views: 9564

Re: C Line - Arterial Rapid Bus & Penn Ave Community Works Project

Nice. Any idea what type of equipment we're talking about? Miles/charge, recharge time, etc.?
by MNdible
September 15th, 2017, 1:46 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Rex 26 - 2601 Lyndale Ave S
Replies: 172
Views: 19627

Re: Rex 26 - 2601 Lyndale Ave S

aeisenberg wrote:
September 15th, 2017, 1:12 pm
I took it from my evil blue 2015 Honda Fit named Gordon.
Parked in the bike lane, I hope.
by MNdible
September 14th, 2017, 9:52 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Star Tribune
Replies: 207
Views: 12580

Re: Star Tribune

Can I just say that you all peeing your pants every time the Strib publishes an article that doesn't align with your worldview is kind of weird? I mean, the Tevlin bike lane story was one thing -- he's a columnist who's supposed to take a position. But the 'reduction of downtown parking' story was p...
by MNdible
September 12th, 2017, 9:24 pm
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: 2017 St. Paul Mayoral Election
Replies: 87
Views: 4648

Re: 2017 St. Paul Mayoral Election

Declined to prosecute does not mean that the allegations were garbage.
by MNdible
September 12th, 2017, 12:29 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Ritz Residences - 365 Nicollet Mall (334' - 30 stories)
Replies: 547
Views: 84654

Re: Ritz Residences - 365 Nicollet Mall (334' - 30 stories)

It's definitely not great, but a view from this angle is probably the least flattering one possible. It's going to have a much more transparent street level presence. (Fingers crossed)
by MNdible
September 12th, 2017, 12:25 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 3978
Views: 321117

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Yeah, the "what if the bids don't get better" question is a great question that's beyond my paygrade. Hopefully it's a bridge we don't have to cross. It might be worth focusing a bit on their wording, which was something like "bids were overbudget and non-responsive". It's not clear if all of the bi...
by MNdible
September 12th, 2017, 10:32 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Amazon's New HQ?
Replies: 171
Views: 5138

Re: Amazon's New HQ?

Some quick back of the envelope math: If we take them at their word that they really will be employing 50,000 employees at $100,000 average salary, and if we figure an effective state income tax rate of 4%, that is $200m per year of new income tax in the state's coffers. That does not include the ad...
by MNdible
September 12th, 2017, 9:11 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Amazon's New HQ?
Replies: 171
Views: 5138

Re: Amazon's New HQ?

No doubt, mild support from the mayor is exactly what Amazon is looking for in a bid.

This gave her an easy opportunity to show her acting mayoral (and show she's not totally beholden to a small group of party activists). Opportunity, punted.
by MNdible
September 12th, 2017, 8:46 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Demolition of West Publishing / old jail
Replies: 52
Views: 8101

Re: Demolition of West Publishing / old jail

You could have a liner of residential (or office or whatever) looking out to the river side, but you're going to be left with a lot of space between that and the bluff if you're building a typical double-loaded layout above street level.
by MNdible
September 12th, 2017, 8:41 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 3978
Views: 321117

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

I know that building it in phases has been a hot hot idea that everybody on the forum is totes stoked about, but there are a lot of regional partners who've stuck their neck out to support this project that will be left hanging. That, and leaving a billion dollars of federal money sitting on the tab...
by MNdible
September 12th, 2017, 8:35 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Amazon's New HQ?
Replies: 171
Views: 5138

Re: Amazon's New HQ?

Strong leadership from Hodges.
by MNdible
September 10th, 2017, 7:51 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Amazon's New HQ?
Replies: 171
Views: 5138

Re: Amazon's New HQ?

I'll just note that in addition to its strengths in retail, MSP is also very strong in logistics, another area that Amazon cares a great deal about.
by MNdible
September 8th, 2017, 3:16 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Amazon's New HQ?
Replies: 171
Views: 5138

Re: Amazon's New HQ?

Yep, totally agree. Both the Ford site and TCAAP are terrible options, given what Amazon will actually be looking for.
by MNdible
September 8th, 2017, 9:48 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Southdale Area Development - Edina
Replies: 528
Views: 60985

Re: Southdale Area Development - Edina

Regardless of whether the restrictions make sense, they're already cooked into all of the real estate here, and the anchor tenants would need to voluntarily give them up (or sell/trade them). Which could theoretically happen, but it would be a private real estate transaction that the city has no con...
by MNdible
September 8th, 2017, 9:45 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Thrivent's Surface Parking Lots
Replies: 120
Views: 11763

Re: Thrivent's Surface Parking Lots

It probably has a ton of major capital costs coming up, I'd guess. It's at the age where you'd expect that the exterior envelope of the building is going to need a pretty significant overhaul, and this is probably exacerbated by the sloped glazing on the main facade. But I'd still agree, for the rea...
by MNdible
September 8th, 2017, 9:17 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Amazon's New HQ?
Replies: 171
Views: 5138

Re: Amazon's New HQ?

Thinking this through a bit more, I could imagine a scenario where Amazon could take over the entirety of T3 and the other Hines controlled site adjacent to Target Field that's already been identified as a major office building. Those two sites could easily get them up and going with room to grow (T...
by MNdible
September 7th, 2017, 10:48 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Amazon's New HQ?
Replies: 171
Views: 5138

Re: Amazon's New HQ?

A couple of thoughts: 1. Their request specifically requests a downtown/urban site. 2. You can justify a much higher subsidy with 50,000 employees (Amazon) than you can with 3,000 (Foxconn). 3. I read elsewhere that the Whole Foods purchase makes Austin a very likely candidate -- that makes a lot of...
by MNdible
September 7th, 2017, 9:41 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Amazon's New HQ?
Replies: 171
Views: 5138

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market

Yeah, I'd say that the Farmer's Market site would definitely be the best bet. It's maybe a little on the small side, depending on how many adjacent sites you could control (you could probably couple it with the Bassett Creek Valley site to make the fit a bit easier). But it will have great transit a...
by MNdible
September 7th, 2017, 9:30 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Ritz Residences - 365 Nicollet Mall (334' - 30 stories)
Replies: 547
Views: 84654

Re: Ritz Residences - 365 Nicollet Mall (334' - 30 stories)

It's probably much easier for them to take deliveries of large elements like this when traffic downtown isn't a mess.

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