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by MinnMonkey
February 25th, 2019, 4:42 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Bloomington Central Station & South Loop Development
Replies: 181
Views: 33706

Re: Bloomington Central Station & South Loop Development

If you look at these files it states it's in the airport safety zone, so not much can be done here.

https://agendasuite.org/iip/bloomington ... tails/6524


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by MinnMonkey
January 23rd, 2019, 8:43 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 501 7th St S
Replies: 21
Views: 3850

Re: 501 7th St S

The billboard on this site has been removed, and it appears they have closed the parking lot.

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by MinnMonkey
November 8th, 2018, 9:30 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Wells Fargo Redevelopment - 801 Portland - 16 stories - 180'
Replies: 62
Views: 9546

Re: Wells Fargo Redevelopment - 801 Portland - 18 stories - 279'

Their plan seems to be a bit misleading. The ground floor starts at 100 ft, so I am thinking this will actually be just 179 feet tall.

Not sure why it is labeled like that.

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by MinnMonkey
July 31st, 2018, 3:50 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Twin Cities’ museums
Replies: 6
Views: 549

Re: RE: Re: Twin Cities’ museums

Is the public planetarium too crowded since the opening? Has anyone been there? It's not too bad. I would recommend getting your tickets online ahead of time to make sure you get a time slot that works for you, otherwise you may need to wait a couple hours to get in, but that time can easily be kil...
by MinnMonkey
June 8th, 2018, 4:50 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Thrivent Headquarters Block - 6th St and Portland Ave
Replies: 115
Views: 17185

Re: Thrivent Headquarters Block - 6th St and Portland Ave

I have noticed all 3 of their lots have been closed this week. The full block, the half block by their current building and the quarter block next to the Sexton building.

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by MinnMonkey
June 7th, 2018, 6:26 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Gateway Tower (RBC/Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 503'
Replies: 1899
Views: 211751

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


BigIdeasGuy wrote:
Two other things I noticed was that RBC wants a sign at the top of the building facing downtown, I'm pretty sure there is an ordinance against that.
That's the first thing I noticed. I hope the city doesn't allow a variance to the sign ordinance.


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by MinnMonkey
May 30th, 2018, 2:04 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: City Club Apartments - 1000 Marquette Ave (Handicraft Building)
Replies: 361
Views: 44820

Re: City Club Apartments - 1000 Marquette Ave (Handicraft Building)

Crane has been up for a few days now.

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by MinnMonkey
March 17th, 2018, 8:59 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: 2103 Wabash
Replies: 24
Views: 2943

Re: RE: Re: 2103 Wabash


karen nelson wrote:
Also I had heard rumors about other developers eyeing up the corner of Cleveland and University, not sure if AET purchase of Rihm put a stop to that.
I wouldn't expect anything more than truck storage and maintenance for the former Rihm site.



by MinnMonkey
February 15th, 2018, 4:26 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) Clinic Expansion
Replies: 87
Views: 19035

Re: Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) Clinic Expansion

The funny part is that the new helipad opened, and as soon as the crane went up on the new site, they used the old helipad almost exclusively.

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by MinnMonkey
February 14th, 2018, 5:59 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) Clinic Expansion
Replies: 87
Views: 19035

Re: RE: Re: Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) Clinic Expansion

Anyone know when HCMC built a new helipad on the main building near the red entrance, and stopped using the top of their big parking ramp across Park? It was a couple years ago, before construction started on their new building. They use the old helipad occasionally still. Sent from my Pixel 2 XL u...
by MinnMonkey
January 30th, 2018, 5:26 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: U.S. Bank Stadium
Replies: 2066
Views: 53085

Re: U.S. Bank Stadium

Any chance they will be keeping the semi transparent video board on the glass above the main entrance after the Super Bowl? I think it looks pretty sharp.

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by MinnMonkey
August 19th, 2016, 1:40 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: The Commons - Downtown East Park
Replies: 687
Views: 93655

Re: The Commons - Downtown East Park

My wife and I had a picnic at the Commons on Sunday, and there were several people there playing frisbee, waking their dogs, playing in the water feature, etc.

I don't worry about no one using the park.
by MinnMonkey
April 13th, 2016, 2:29 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Improving Metro Transit's urban bus service
Replies: 119
Views: 8362

Re: Improving Metro Transit's urban bus service

'The horrors of riding Metro Transit with my preschooler' http://www.startribune.com/the-horrors-of-riding-metro-transit-with-my-preschooler/375439251/ takeway: Ban children? I posted this in another form, but found this comment to be the best :roll: Very glad to learn that we are able to fully sub...
by MinnMonkey
April 13th, 2016, 2:25 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Green Line LRT
Replies: 1279
Views: 1459

Re: Green Line (Central Corridor LRT)

Looks like the city change the traffic light at 5th Ave S and 5th Street by the Armory. Now you are able to turn right onto 5th Ave from 5th Street and cross over the LRT tracks on green. This greatly reduces both the amount of time 5th Street has a green light and the time that the train has to pas...
by MinnMonkey
April 13th, 2016, 2:18 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News and Current Happenings
Replies: 2239
Views: 210817

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

Nice fluff piece about riding public transportation with a child: http://www.startribune.com/the-horrors-of-riding-metro-transit-with-my-preschooler/375439251/ And of course the Star Tribune comment of the day: Very glad to learn that we are able to fully subsidize someone who obviously needs mass t...
by MinnMonkey
March 5th, 2016, 12:47 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) Clinic Expansion
Replies: 87
Views: 19035

Re: Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) Clinic Expansion

The crane seems extremely tall for just a 6 story building, it appears to be about the same height as the Portland Tower crane.

I am wondering if they are going to be putting up a second crane that is shorter, and the height is so they don't conflict.
by MinnMonkey
February 18th, 2016, 1:06 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Gaviidae Common / Downtown YMCA
Replies: 114
Views: 9849

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

I think if they produced a plan that retained the atrium as-is, most or all of the complaints here would evaporate. But since the existing Y has a pool and gym, and they presumably still want to have those, it's hard to see how they can fit those in without filling in the atrium space. Could fill i...
by MinnMonkey
February 18th, 2016, 11:38 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Gaviidae Common / Downtown YMCA
Replies: 114
Views: 9849

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

I don't see why they couldn't move in and leave the atrium as is. It could make for a very unique space for the Y.
by MinnMonkey
December 7th, 2015, 1:19 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Southside - General Topics
Replies: 935
Views: 119391

Re: Southside - General Topics

jw138 wrote:The only threads for Minneapolis restaurants is Downtown and Uptown so I'll post here.

The Blue Nile just closed after 30+ years of operation:

http://www.citypages.com/restaurants/br ... ed-7883258
Looks like the owners hope the closing is temporary.
by MinnMonkey
December 7th, 2015, 1:15 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Holidazzle Market
Replies: 148
Views: 11438

Re: Holidazzle Market

Has anyone else gone to this? Went this past weekend and to be honest, it was quite an embarrassment. It looked like an event setup for a town of 1,000 people, not a major metropolitan area of 3.5 million.

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