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by nstudenski
May 17th, 2019, 12:35 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Rice Creek Commons (TCAAP site) - Arden Hills
Replies: 89
Views: 13958

Re: Rice Creek Commons (TCAAP site) - Arden Hills

Just put everyone our of their misery, Ramsey County! My development proposal for this site is to plant trees everywhere. Just because there is a large vacant piece of land doesn't mean it needs to become a master planned development. The location of this site has never made much sense for the kind...
by nstudenski
December 10th, 2018, 4:05 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4448
Views: 393130

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

I'm just skeptical that the ridership will be heavily intra-line rather than primarily commuting into downtown. I don't see the in-between destinations to drive that in the near future. I share this skepticism. I don't think you can compare SW to the blue line on the lack of 'stuff' at stop locatio...
by nstudenski
June 17th, 2018, 2:32 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Ironclad Apartments & Moxy Hotel - Washington & Chicago
Replies: 153
Views: 25442

Re: Ironclad Apartments & Moxy Hotel - Washington & Chicago

The scale of this building is remarkable, and it makes Washington feel small, which is incredibly welcome. Agreed. I share an appreciation for the ~urban feel~ of a street between 12 story buildings. But also, winter days here are short. My last place was just north of the freeway and I really enjo...
by nstudenski
June 17th, 2018, 2:21 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Arby’s Island
Replies: 209
Views: 22126

Re: Arby’s Island

What frustrates me most about this project is the lack of retail frontage. Especially at Lake and Emerson. One of the things that excited me most about the hotel project was that it would begin to make a stronger pedestrian oriented connection between LynLake and Uptown. The design of Lake and Emer...
by nstudenski
May 29th, 2018, 11:21 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Twin Cities' National and Global Image
Replies: 947
Views: 82331

Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

I believe we twin citiyans have a tendency to pat our own backs. At the risk of enabling that, I thought I'd share this link. http://www.michiganfuture.org/assets/uploads/2018/05/Minneapolis-Report-Regional-Collaboration-Matters.pdf Policymakers in peer states think our bodies of regional government...
by nstudenski
May 24th, 2018, 11:37 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Pedestrian Safety and Infrastructure Improvements
Replies: 272
Views: 32624

Re: Pedestrian Safety and Infrastructure Improvements

I've been doing some research looking into the impact of public transportation on pedestrian safety. I've been thinking about it ever since I came across this thing earlier this year. https://www.twincities.com/2018/02/11/soucheray-when-a-fellows-right-hes-right-and-mr-rohlands-right-about-our-train...
by nstudenski
May 4th, 2018, 8:41 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Bunge Mill (SE Como)
Replies: 32
Views: 6363

Re: Bunge Mill (SE Como)

I'm excited about this project and am glad they're keeping the tower. I also like the idea of the peace totem but... I'm hoping they do a bit better than "May Peace Prevail" in lime green, 1,000,000 pt Arial font. What are the odds that's just a placeholder and they hire an artist for the real thing?
by nstudenski
May 1st, 2018, 4:07 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Art and Architecture Building Development - 3338 University Ave SE - 14 Stories / 155'
Replies: 96
Views: 14655

Re: Art and Architecture Building Redevelopment - 3338 University Ave SE - 17 Stories / 195'

Could the setback be a shade thing? There's something to be said for a closed in urban feel, but on the other hand I think plopping a blocklong six-story building flush with the south side of university would make this stretch a lot darker in the winter.
by nstudenski
April 30th, 2018, 3:07 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Northside - General Topics
Replies: 277
Views: 57866

Re: Northside - General Topics

Call for optimism: Are there any examples of a successful integration of industrial use into a mixed-use neighborhood?
by nstudenski
April 30th, 2018, 3:02 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Northside - General Topics
Replies: 277
Views: 57866

Re: Northside - General Topics

I certainly wasn't lamenting the loss of Northern Metals. I'm excited by the idea that this area could eventually be home to something more neighborhood-friendly but I'm not sure what that looks like. The 2040 plan has this site for "Production Mixed Use", which it says means that the site could be ...
by nstudenski
April 30th, 2018, 1:57 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Northside - General Topics
Replies: 277
Views: 57866

Re: Northside - General Topics

Northern Metals finalizes plans for a move. https://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/04/28/minneapolis-metal-recycler-plans-move-to-becker Not super informed about goings-on in the area but as I understand it, there's some interest in moving the entirety of the N Minneapolis riverfront away from heavy ind...
by nstudenski
April 20th, 2018, 9:37 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Twin Cities' National and Global Image
Replies: 947
Views: 82331

Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Seems to me like they want a location that helps them to recruit from/collaborate with the private sector and academia. The first thing that comes to my mind is cybersecurity.
by nstudenski
April 20th, 2018, 8:30 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Twin Cities' National and Global Image
Replies: 947
Views: 82331

Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Bizjournals reports they want to start moving in by this summer.


https://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/ ... tures.html
by nstudenski
April 19th, 2018, 11:28 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Rafter - 333 Hennepin Ave E (290' - 26 stories)
Replies: 320
Views: 53674

Re: Mortenson / USBank site - 333 Hennepin Ave E (290' - 26 stories)

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April 18th, 2018, 9:32 pm
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by nstudenski
April 17th, 2018, 11:27 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Wells Fargo Redevelopment - 801 Portland - 16 stories - 180'
Replies: 76
Views: 13184

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

MattW wrote:
April 17th, 2018, 8:36 am
One thing that could flip this is if somehow WF retains their drive thru or parking lot in some form.
My thoughts as well. I can live with a smallish building, but I'm worried we'll get an updated suburban-style bank with some apartments on top.
by nstudenski
April 16th, 2018, 3:30 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Wells Fargo Redevelopment - 801 Portland - 16 stories - 180'
Replies: 76
Views: 13184

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

“That is what we are proposing, but we have a long way to go,” he said.

At least they're self-aware.
by nstudenski
April 16th, 2018, 3:07 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis Density and Population Growth (500k, etc)
Replies: 249
Views: 34957

Re: Minneapolis Density and Population Growth (500k, etc)

Oh geez, come on people. "Can I get around in a top-15 historic metro blizzard in the entire history of the state of Minnesota?" is not a question people care about when deciding between city and suburb. I would prefer to be less car-reliant than I am now because it sucks to drive in a snowstorm, e...
by nstudenski
March 30th, 2018, 2:25 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Mall of America - Bloomington
Replies: 962
Views: 127504

Re: Mall of America - Bloomington

Makes me wonder if there are still plans for this wing to be luxury retail. I don't think Gucci or Prada is going to sign a lease near H&M. Another thing to note is that Tucci Bennuch recently closed and that space is contiguous to H&M. That frees up a big slice of space that also faces the outside....
by nstudenski
March 28th, 2018, 3:19 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Gateway Tower (RBC/Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 503'
Replies: 1946
Views: 227778

Re: United Properties / Four Seasons "Gateway" Project (Nicollet Hotel Block)

if this building was always proposed to be 450 to 500 feet there was never going to suddenly be office with the same amount of apartments on top. This has been the proposal from the beginning. All they did was change the insides. Isn't it the insides that dictate the height of the tower? The demand...

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