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by MNdible
January 16th, 2019, 11:38 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Federal Reserve Riverfront Parking Ramp
Replies: 28
Views: 853

Re: North Loop Neighborhood

Does anybody know what actually goes on in the Federal Reserve these days? Obviously, there's a big chunk of office space, where office workers do office things. But my understanding was that the bulk of the building (space-wise) was dedicated to the physical shuttling and shuffling of checks and ca...
by MNdible
January 16th, 2019, 10:41 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Federal Reserve Riverfront Parking Ramp
Replies: 28
Views: 853

Re: North Loop Neighborhood

I don't question the need for more parking in the North Loop -- there's lots of evidence that it's in short supply. As long as they're charging market rate to Fed employees, and as long as it's open to the public, I don't have a problem with developing parking here. This siteplan, with a freestandin...
by MNdible
January 15th, 2019, 12:17 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: North Loop Neighborhood
Replies: 992
Views: 154456

Re: North Loop Neighborhood

Two-story food hall with rooftop patio pitched near Target Field *LOCKED* Info: The food hall — Graze Provisions & Libations — would have 14,100 square feet of floor space with six kitchen slots, two indoor dining areas, two bars, a coffee shop on the first floor, a communal outdoor space and a 3,1...
by MNdible
January 15th, 2019, 9:58 am
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Metropolitan Council
Replies: 142
Views: 8640

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

Do we have any evidence besides some conjecture and a stray reference that this is actually the reason the change was made?

(Also, making transit the de facto shelter solution for the homeless population does a disservice to both the homeless population and to other transit riders.)
by MNdible
January 14th, 2019, 9:43 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Bloomington - General Topics
Replies: 260
Views: 21837

Re: Bloomington - General Topics

This seems like a weird location for this kind of a use.
by MNdible
January 10th, 2019, 11:10 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Southdale Library Block Redevelopment - Edina
Replies: 45
Views: 4493

Re: Southdale Library Block Redevelopment - Edina

If the schedule is to not open the library until 2022, it's very unlikely that any detailed design has been done yet. Sounds like it's just rough massing and conceptual design work. That's such a tiny fraction of the overall design work that making a change at this point, if it's a change that makes...
by MNdible
January 10th, 2019, 10:30 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Southdale Library Block Redevelopment - Edina
Replies: 45
Views: 4493

Re: Southdale Library Block Redevelopment - Edina

The current Eden Prairie library is in an old Lund's store . The style looks a little bit dated now, but otherwise fine. I suspect a big issue with renovating a non-purpose build library space that isn't built on grade is that bookshelves, when filled with books, are very very heavy. Most existing b...
by MNdible
January 8th, 2019, 4:51 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown General Topics & Development Map
Replies: 1016
Views: 123073

Re: Uptown General Topics & Development Map

Does anybody know what the parking rates are for the Calhoun Square and Mozaic ramps?

My suspicion is that there are plenty of parking spots in those ramps, but it's probably not priced appropriately.
by MNdible
January 8th, 2019, 3:12 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Gateway Tower (RBC/Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 503'
Replies: 1861
Views: 203950

Re: Gateway Tower (RBC/Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 503'

In my view, there's no game of chicken. Losing this mediocre development over a sign dispute would be perfectly fine. I'm ok with leaving this block empty for a while in order to get something better. It's weird that this site still has to carry its 'iconic' baggage. If this is a mediocre developme...
by MNdible
January 8th, 2019, 12:01 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Hi-Lake - Minnehaha Mall (Target/Cub) - Downtown Longfellow
Replies: 197
Views: 27211

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

This myth that distribution is the be-all-end-all for taprooms is baffling. The margin on product sold in-house is so much higher than product distributed. And fighting for taps in the crowded market is cut-throat. So much easier to cultivate a niche and serve an ultra local market. My read on Harri...
by MNdible
January 8th, 2019, 11:40 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Gateway Tower (RBC/Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 503'
Replies: 1861
Views: 203950

Re: Gateway Tower (RBC/Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 503'

The documentation for their appeal to this has now posted [ PDF ], and the valet ramp seems to be much improved from the previous iteration. It looks like Public Works is specifically opposed to the port cochere, but even more opposed to the port cochere without the valet ramp (that the planning com...
by MNdible
January 8th, 2019, 11:31 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market
Replies: 958
Views: 138802

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market

From what I've read about this previously, it sounds like Shipt is pretty deeply connected to Birmingham, and so they never seriously considered moving as part of the acquisition.

When Amazon buys Target, hopefully Target will stay based in Minneapolis.
by MNdible
December 18th, 2018, 3:54 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market
Replies: 958
Views: 138802

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market

Interesting... U.S. Bancorp Center renovation bringing sky-high amenities U.S. Bancorp’s 31st floor, prior to the renovation, was used for mechanical equipment, storage and for building engineer offices. Piedmont’s general contractor, Kraus-Anderson Cos., is cutting out the dark brown louvers that w...
by MNdible
December 18th, 2018, 11:00 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Midtown Corridor Rail & Lake Street aBRT (B Line)
Replies: 486
Views: 41510

Re: Midtown Corridor Rail & Lake Street aBRT (B Line)

I could be mistaken, but I'm pretty certain that the Calhoun Towers plans explicitly show tracks and platforms for both SWLRT and the Midtown line. The smaller platform (mislabeled) is almost certainly intended to be the dedicated Midtown platform, with one track connecting to the SWLRT line and the...
by MNdible
December 18th, 2018, 9:51 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Midtown Corridor Rail & Lake Street aBRT (B Line)
Replies: 486
Views: 41510

Re: Midtown Corridor Rail & Lake Street aBRT (B Line)

Isn't there a layout that shows how this is intended to work? I don't think it accommodates full interlining, but I'm honestly not convinced that was ever really justifiable. But a layout that shows how they would have a platform here, and potentially have a service connection to SWLRT? Or am I just...
by MNdible
December 17th, 2018, 10:15 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Prudential/Target Credit Building - 3701 Wayzata Blvd
Replies: 26
Views: 4313

Re: Prudential/Target Credit Building - 3701 Wayzata Blvd

From the article: Cattanach said Opus will preserve the 1950s feel of the building. “We are trying to embrace and retain a lot of the original materials that are in the space,” he said. “A lot of the original finished are timeless, like the 1950s era marble wall coverings and terrazzo flooring. Thos...
by MNdible
December 12th, 2018, 12:04 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: C Line - Penn Avenue North Rapid Bus
Replies: 191
Views: 17413

Re: C Line - Penn Avenue North Rapid Bus

In the long term, lithium batteries are fully recyclable, though no one's doing it yet because basically no EV batteries have worn out yet. Even the batteries from the first-gen Priuses that aren't suited for vehicle use anymore can be reused in stationary storage applications where it's not too bi...
by MNdible
December 11th, 2018, 5:01 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News
Replies: 992
Views: 142888

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

If memory serves, they had a pop-up in that space for the Super Bowl. Seems pretty bizarre that it took them almost a year to fit out a space that was already a modern, high-end restaurant.
by MNdible
December 5th, 2018, 2:51 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4337
Views: 372879

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Yeah, it makes a lot of sense that the early projects are going to be housing only, and then more mixed-use projects would follow along after the residents and LRT are in place.
by MNdible
December 5th, 2018, 1:01 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Minnetonka Area – General Topics
Replies: 139
Views: 15726

Re: Minnetonka Area – General Topics

So, if I'm reading this correctly, there's going to be about 1,000 new units of housing within a half-mile of the Opus Station on opening day. That's pretty impressive. (Newport has 251, Dominium has 488, and RiZE has 322 for a total of 1,061.)

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