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by MNdible
September 24th, 2018, 8:52 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Brooklyn Park - General Topics
Replies: 13
Views: 2293

Re: Brooklyn Park - General Topics

Per other reports, almost certainly Amazon.
by MNdible
September 20th, 2018, 11:37 am
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan
Replies: 114
Views: 7636

Re: Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan

Also interesting Mndible to say that you think there are times when elected leaders should show vision and lead their constituents, but HOW CONVENIENT that in the face of a climate and housing crisis that somehow allowing a duplex or triplex or fourplex next door is just unconscionable, and that si...
by MNdible
September 19th, 2018, 2:59 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan
Replies: 114
Views: 7636

Re: Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan

Mndible keeps saying "elected officials" but it's not the elected officials that hired a PR team it's planning staff. If in fact it was bureaucrats who hired the PR firm without approval from elected officials, that's not better -- it's much much worse. As I noted previously, if Neighbors for More ...
by MNdible
September 19th, 2018, 12:34 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan
Replies: 114
Views: 7636

Re: Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan

Well, I think you've kind of hit on it. At one level, in a democracy, the elected officials should be responding to their constituents' beliefs. Now, I'm not suggesting that elected officials need to be wind veins that whip around to whatever the whims of public opinion are. There are countless inst...
by MNdible
September 19th, 2018, 11:19 am
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan
Replies: 114
Views: 7636

Re: Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan

It's one thing if a private group wants to hire a PR firm to promote a message. But again, it's really not good to have the city, who are in the end a bunch of bureaucrats hired by elected officials, hiring a PR firm to convince the people that elected them that they're wrong. I know that in this ca...
by MNdible
September 19th, 2018, 9:22 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown General Topics & Development Map
Replies: 994
Views: 117430

Re: Southside - General Topics

Oof. Should have gone with Bryant Square.
by MNdible
September 19th, 2018, 8:49 am
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan
Replies: 114
Views: 7636

Re: Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan

VacantLuxuries wrote:
September 19th, 2018, 8:15 am
I would love to believe the City of Minneapolis communications department is equipped on messaging to help sell their vision for the city.
Whose vision needs selling?
by MNdible
September 18th, 2018, 5:04 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan
Replies: 114
Views: 7636

Re: Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan

Elected officials spending tax dollars to hire a PR firm to convince voters that the elected officials know better than the voters is bizarre and gross.
by MNdible
September 14th, 2018, 9:59 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Harlem Irving and CA Ventures - 240 Hennepin Ave - 18-20 stories
Replies: 53
Views: 5207

Re: Harlem Irving and CA Ventures - 240 Hennepin Ave - 18-20 stories

One thing that surprised me a bit is that it appears there's no provision for the elevators to service the parking lot for non-resident users. I understand that, day one, they might think the parking is going to be strictly used by residents. But it's not hard to imagine a future where allowing some...
by MNdible
September 13th, 2018, 4:22 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Southside - General Topics
Replies: 891
Views: 111778

Re: Southside - General Topics

With great power comes great responsibility.
by MNdible
September 13th, 2018, 2:18 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Harlem Irving and CA Ventures - 240 Hennepin Ave - 18-20 stories
Replies: 53
Views: 5207

Re: Harlem Irving and CA Ventures - 240 Hennepin Ave - 18-20 stories

Not sure I get the obsession with "holding the corner" here. Having a tower mass jammed right up to the corner doesn't help anybody, and by the time the rest of this block gets developed (and if the Gateway block goes ahead), having some variation in height and some breathing room will be just fine....
by MNdible
September 13th, 2018, 9:26 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Saint Paul - General Topics
Replies: 460
Views: 84589

Re: Saint Paul - General Topics

I'd be very surprised if St. Paul gets another spec office building as a result of these conversions. The market's just not there.
by MNdible
September 12th, 2018, 12:15 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: MSP Airport
Replies: 1204
Views: 146705

Re: MSP Airport

757 may be a placeholder, as they'll be just starting to take delivery of their A321's in 2019.
by MNdible
September 12th, 2018, 9:07 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Crime
Replies: 157
Views: 14292

Re: Crime

Yeah, I've seen a few people beefing about the crowd-sourcing thing. Nobody's forcing you to pony up. What's the problem here? Sort of sad to see them move, though. I've always enjoyed their very chill, no-frills atmosphere. Although maybe the fact that it's usually quiet should have been a clue tha...
by MNdible
September 10th, 2018, 7:39 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown General Topics & Development Map
Replies: 994
Views: 117430

Re: Uptown General Topics & Development Map

Which is why tackling it as part of a bridge rebuild is probably the only chance of getting it done...
by MNdible
September 9th, 2018, 7:47 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: New developments seem to have terrible balconies
Replies: 6
Views: 418

Re: New developments seem to have terrible balconies

Dirty secret: developers only include balconies because renters think they want them, even though nobody actually uses them.
by MNdible
September 6th, 2018, 1:44 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown General Topics & Development Map
Replies: 994
Views: 117430

Re: Uptown General Topics & Development Map

Here's a PDF of the proposed layout for the new Fremont Avenue bridge over the Greenway.

Sure seems to me that curbcuts at the promenade on the north face of the Greenway would be a useful element to include.
by MNdible
August 31st, 2018, 12:47 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Street, Road and Highway Projects
Replies: 900
Views: 94504

Re: Street, Road and Highway Projects

So, this work is happening, but is technically part of a separate project? Because, as I noted, the project documents don't show any work happening to these bridges.
by MNdible
August 30th, 2018, 9:32 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: 2510 Riverside Avenue Apartments - 80 units / 6 stories
Replies: 7
Views: 2109

Re: 2510 Riverside Avenue Apartments - 80 units / 6 stories

Does this project make the Davanni's site a forever building now?

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