Search found 22 matches

by MplsTodd
February 3rd, 2015, 11:48 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map
Replies: 1733
Views: 283753

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

I think it was a TCF? Then it was Men's Wearhouse. I think it used to be a Minnesota Federal. I remember in the 1970's, they used to have several reindeer in the outdoor plaza during the Christmas season. I remember talking to someone who worked for Panera about 8-10 years ago. He said that the Nic...
by MplsTodd
May 20th, 2014, 11:32 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: TCF Bank Building Redevelopment
Replies: 384
Views: 66662

Re: TCF Tower

Instead of GLA or NRA, I think it's really GBA or NRA. GLA and NRA are expressions of rentable area, which is what is usually included in leases and serves as the basis of how much economic rent can be generated at a property. NRA is usually based on usable area multiplied by an add-on factor (which...
by MplsTodd
March 13th, 2014, 11:15 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 222 & Whole Foods - (222 Hennepin Avenue)
Replies: 577
Views: 85904

Re: 222 & Whole Foods - (222 Hennepin Avenue)

I remember touring Sydney Hall while it was being built (a stick-frame building). They used a double layer of stud walls between each of the units to provide a high level of sound insulation. I think they also used some kind of sound absorbant membrane within the units.
by MplsTodd
March 3rd, 2014, 11:41 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map
Replies: 1733
Views: 283753

Re: Current & Proposed Downtown Minneapolis Projects

Anyone have access to see what this is about? This building is definitely an energy suck from all four blockfaces... http://finance-commerce.com/2014/02/downtown-data-center-hits-market-for-sale/ I don't have any info on the listing, but I'd be curious to know what the lease term is for Ameriprise....
by MplsTodd
June 19th, 2013, 11:04 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nicollet Mall
Replies: 1365
Views: 152766

Re: Nicollet Mall

by redisciple » June 19th, 2013, 10:00 am I don't think that a transit tunnel under Nicollet would be very expensive endeavor if combined with a full reconstruction of the street. The only complication would be the LRT tracks at 5th St (and apparently constant bustitution is acceptable to Metro Tra...
by MplsTodd
March 25th, 2013, 5:35 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: The Marshall - (515 14th Avenue Southeast)
Replies: 238
Views: 43185

Re: UTEC Student Housing - (1313 Fifth Street Southeast)

go4guy wrote:Anyone know what the K-A guy is talking about with the Wells Fargo reference? Completely confused by that.
Sounded to me like the financing for the development is being provided by Wells Fargo
by MplsTodd
March 23rd, 2013, 8:43 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: East End / Thresher Square / Trader Joes - 713 Washington Ave S
Replies: 407
Views: 73584

Re: 700 Washington & Third Apartments/Hotel

My biggest hope is they don't make the project look too antiseptic or generic. We are filling up all these vacant lots downtown very nicely (for the most part), but once in a while adding a few bolder looking buildings to the mix ( tall or short) would be great. Sherman isn't afraid to be bold. I a...
by MplsTodd
February 25th, 2013, 7:38 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: LPM Apartments - (376' - 36 Stories)
Replies: 1522
Views: 238240

Re: Loring Park Apartments - (1368 LaSalle Avenue)

I'd guess rents would probably be within the range of $2.10 psf to $2.60 psf ( or higher). Higher floors will certainly command higher rents. While the downtown view will be awesome once you get above the Hyatt, the south and west views will also be nice, due to the church spires alongHennepin, Lori...
by MplsTodd
February 24th, 2013, 7:37 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: The Venue - (19 8th Street North)
Replies: 34
Views: 4752

Re: The Venue

Damn. I must say I am disappointed. I would trade like 3 other apartment projects in the North Loop or Uptown for this one. This would've been a great addition to the downtown core and filled in another surface lot in a very visible location. For some reason I was always skeptical that this one wou...
by MplsTodd
February 4th, 2013, 11:37 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: North Loop Neighborhood
Replies: 1009
Views: 162917

Re: North Loop Neighborhood

Am I remembering correctly that Corazon (fancy gift store) was briefly located in this building (where the slightly newer looking red awnings are)? Yes, I went there a few times to buy assorted gifts. I liked that store and went to it a few times when it had moved to Bridgewater (where it even had ...
by MplsTodd
January 31st, 2013, 11:55 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: North Loop Neighborhood
Replies: 1009
Views: 162917

Re: North Loop Neighborhood

Was the guy who makes the fancy maps sick today? https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msa=0&msid=213266277797308653892.0004d48dadea473860f49 I'd advocate to have a new park with frontage on both 3rd Street and Washington Avenue. I think this corresponds to Option D, or the middle two squares of the S-sh...
by MplsTodd
January 16th, 2013, 7:14 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market
Replies: 1010
Views: 157840

Re: Downtown Office Market

Spurred by their positive earnings news today, does anybody know how US Bank's office space needs are looking? I just read that US Bank was leasing space inthe Best Buy HQ campus in Richfield, across from their big facility at Meridian One & Two. But,who knows, maybe their downtown office may be gr...
by MplsTodd
January 11th, 2013, 12:02 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: DTE: Wells Fargo, Radisson Red, Edition Apts & Millwright Building
Replies: 2903
Views: 363623

Re: Star Tribune Blocks

I know that Wells Fargo has substantial space in both the Baker Block as well as Northstar Center, so possibly they may relocate some of those workers. Since Wells Fargo just signed a large lease in the western suburbs at Metropointe, its unlikely the employees would be moved in from the western bur...
by MplsTodd
January 4th, 2013, 3:57 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Junction Flats - (643 Fifth Street North)
Replies: 121
Views: 27927

Re: Junction Flats - (643 Fifth Street North)

I think it's safe to say that Minneapolis City Planners in the 1970s and 1980s never anticipated that downtown would expand as much as it has. That's the only rationale I can imagine that would make them accept having: * the wall of parking garages and lots along Fifth Avenue South * The I-394 freew...
by MplsTodd
December 21st, 2012, 6:32 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Apartment Construction Boom (2011-??)
Replies: 334
Views: 37493

Re: Hot Twin Cities apartment market shows signs of cooling

Does anyone know the history of the apartment buildings of the 1960s? Every block seems to have a few buildings like this one on it. They seem to be everywhere in Minneapolis. How was this possible at a time when the suburbs were booming and the city was losing population. The apartment boom today ...
by MplsTodd
August 23rd, 2012, 7:45 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Apartments vs. Condos | Renting vs. Owning
Replies: 172
Views: 20635

Re: Nicollet Residences - (455 Nicollet Mall)

K, great news, but this does make me more nervous about 1368 LaSalle.....I want that one more than any other project right now! Magellan is a powerhouse developer, and I will be very surprised if they don't get financing for their project. I also think 1368 Lasalle could very easily be a future con...
by MplsTodd
August 3rd, 2012, 1:12 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bruce Vento Trail Bridge
Replies: 9
Views: 1452

Re: Bruce Vento Trail Bridge

Reminds me of the Martin Sabo Bridge in Minneapolis. A design that I like, but I hope the contractors and/or engineers get it right this time!
by MplsTodd
August 3rd, 2012, 1:03 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market
Replies: 1010
Views: 157840

Downtown Minneapolis Office Market

Here's a general thread for news related to the downtown Minneapolis office market. I thought I'd kick it off with the following news that Delta Dental plans to relocate their headquarter office from Eagan to downtown. Given that we now have the American Academy of Neurologists a few blocks down, pl...
by MplsTodd
August 1st, 2012, 4:01 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 222 & Whole Foods - (222 Hennepin Avenue)
Replies: 577
Views: 85904

Re: 222

this one's going up really fast. I think both Whole Foods and the apartments will open well before the stated completion date of summer 2013. Also (caveat: I'm a layperson), it seems that there are concrete pillars being erected on top of the first two stories. So maybe this won't be stick-built. I...
by MplsTodd
August 1st, 2012, 3:50 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Lake Street Station Apartments
Replies: 128
Views: 31673

Re: Hi Lake Triangle

mattaudio wrote:I sure hope they don't put units on the 2nd and 3rd floors facing the LRT viaduct....
Those units will probably be reserved for the hearing impaired!

I just saw the original Blues Brothers movie again. This development reminds me of Elmore's apartment along the El (except the LRT is quieter).

Go to advanced search