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by MNdible
June 20th, 2018, 9:47 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Arby’s Island
Replies: 180
Views: 13965

Re: Arby’s Island

Doesn't Cub own this land? You'd have to expect they'd put a covenant in the sale that would prevent them from leasing to a competitor, right?
by MNdible
June 15th, 2018, 2:08 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Legacy Condominiums - 121 12th Ave S (187' - 17 Stories)
Replies: 201
Views: 28049

Re: Legacy Condominiums - 121 12th Ave S (187' - 17 Stories)

Anecdotally, Stanton had very strong opinions about how his buildings looked. So I suspect it was him, not the architects.
by MNdible
June 15th, 2018, 9:59 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map
Replies: 1521
Views: 224875

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

I think you were right the first time. The drawing to me looks like 35W southbound does indeed pass under the downtown lanes.
by MNdible
June 15th, 2018, 9:48 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Tunnels!
Replies: 71
Views: 6187

Re: Tunnels!

If I recall, the tunnel was claiming it could provide 12 minute service, something no taxi could do regardless of congestion pricing. I'm not claiming that Musk's numbers actually add up and he can make money doing this, but I do believe that a high-speed, express service at prices comparable to tax...
by MNdible
June 15th, 2018, 9:41 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Tunnels!
Replies: 71
Views: 6187

Re: Tunnels!

The Clockwork Orange!

Sure seems like the new Chicago service is going to be hitting at taxi service and Uber, not public transit. It's a high speed, fairly expensive point to point service.
by MNdible
June 15th, 2018, 9:35 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Soccer Stadium and Snelling-Midway Development
Replies: 648
Views: 49858

Re: Soccer Stadium and Snelling-Midway Development

Been watching for this article on the Bremer site since Silophant posted the meeting notice a few days ago: I looked up this site the other day after seeing an article. Does anybody know the background of the weird retaining wall that surrounds this site? It appears to be the remnants of an old bui...
by MNdible
June 14th, 2018, 3:32 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Arby’s Island
Replies: 180
Views: 13965

Re: Arby’s Island

Maybe an automobile sales showroom?
by MNdible
June 14th, 2018, 10:28 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: East End / Thresher Square / Trader Joes - 713 Washington Ave S
Replies: 365
Views: 58459

Re: East End / Thresher Square / Trader Joes - 713 Washington Ave S

The extension of the siding across the floorplates between the balconies has always bothered me. Those balconies should read as a unified vertical elements.
by MNdible
June 13th, 2018, 4:12 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Alatus Residential Project - 228 South 12th Street (32 stories - ~348'/405')
Replies: 146
Views: 18086

Re: Alatus Residential Project - 228 South 12th Street (32 stories - ~348'/405')

I'm talking about the design. I understand that mixed-use projects are more complicated—that doesn't excuse them of poor composition. But those two things (design and composition) are very much related to the challenges of a mixed use project. The biggest difficulty is the vastly different floorpla...
by MNdible
June 13th, 2018, 12:52 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Alatus Residential Project - 228 South 12th Street (32 stories - ~348'/405')
Replies: 146
Views: 18086

Re: Alatus Residential Project - 228 South 12th Street (32 stories - ~348'/405')

nBode wrote:
June 13th, 2018, 12:07 pm
This tower is better designed than the Gateway. Kudos to Alatus—they are clearly the best developer in town.
That's apples and oranges. A truly mixed use tower like the Gateway is worlds more complicated than a simple apartment building.
by MNdible
June 13th, 2018, 12:48 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: MSP Airport
Replies: 1182
Views: 140333

Re: MSP Airport

In the Strib article, Ed also sort-of-promised a new non-stop to Mexico City, which would be a great addition: The move aligns with Delta's focus on international growth. About one-third of the airline's current operations are outside the U.S. Bastian would like to see that grow to about 50 percent....
by MNdible
June 13th, 2018, 9:25 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: MSP Airport
Replies: 1182
Views: 140333

Re: MSP Airport

That's a great pick-up for MSP, especially if they can hold onto the HND service.
by MNdible
June 12th, 2018, 4:25 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Suburban World Theater & El Lago (now LynLake Brewery)
Replies: 99
Views: 17417

Re: Suburban World Theater & El Lago (now LynLake Brewery)

Image

Why in the world would you put in a false ceiling like this in this space?
by MNdible
June 8th, 2018, 12:41 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Gateway Tower (Four Seasons/RBC) - 43 stories - 513'
Replies: 1640
Views: 172965

Re: Gateway Tower (Four Seasons/RBC) - 43 stories - 513'

Yeah, architecturally, the Hennepin side is definitely its strongest face. The Nicollet side may be more engaging from an urban design perspective, but it's kind of a muddled mess aesthetically. As noted above, all of the service entrances will be off of 3rd Street, so that's really probably the rea...
by MNdible
June 8th, 2018, 10:12 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: City Center
Replies: 345
Views: 42328

Re: City Center

Samsung is a huge diversified company with many elements, and this arm of it appears to be an insurance/investment concern. These types of companies commonly buy properties because of the stable income stream that they generate. So, just in case anybody thinks Samsung is going to open up a branch of...
by MNdible
June 8th, 2018, 9:24 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Grand & Lake - 318 W Lake St (G&L Furniture site)
Replies: 5
Views: 971

Re: Grand & Lake - 318 W Lake St (G&L Furniture site)

That's true, but they're also not convenience retail that one would expect to be located conveniently and walkably in every neighborhood.
by MNdible
June 8th, 2018, 9:13 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Grand & Lake - 318 W Lake St (G&L Furniture site)
Replies: 5
Views: 971

Re: Grand & Lake - 318 W Lake St (G&L Furniture site)

Not every retail space needs dedicated parking, but you'd think that a furniture store might be one that does.
by MNdible
June 5th, 2018, 3:42 pm
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: US Congress and MN House Elections 2018
Replies: 19
Views: 1043

Re: US Congress and MN House Elections 2018

I've got no love for Swanson, but it was clearly Ellison's bizarre decision to walk away from being a Representative to pursue the AG position that really caused the chaos.
by MNdible
June 5th, 2018, 9:24 am
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Minnesota Governor Election 2018
Replies: 242
Views: 12190

Re: Minnesota Governor Election 2018

Murphy checks the boxes that the progressives want checked, but from what I've seen, she's just not a great candidate. I'm afraid if we put her up against Pawlenty, we're making it way too easy for the Republicans.

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