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by spearson
June 13th, 2019, 9:48 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map
Replies: 1691
Views: 269631

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

They were out there again this morning, opposite side of the parking lot (I think a 405 parcel).
by spearson
June 12th, 2019, 12:29 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map
Replies: 1691
Views: 269631

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Got off the Northstar this morning and it looked like there was a boring crew on the 408 4th Ave N Hines lot. They were in the corner close to the station and the bike trail. Probably nothing, but I know Hines once had a nice rendering for this site..
by spearson
June 21st, 2018, 2:02 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Renaissance Square / The Andrus
Replies: 19
Views: 4409

Re: Renaissance Square / The Andrus

I agree with Lileks, I'd rather see it returned back to its original crisp appearance. I know it's just a low detail rendering of what they want to do, but I hate the arches and this new version somehow looks cheaper than the 80s version we have today. That said, I can't believe this building has sa...
by spearson
December 21st, 2017, 8:39 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: TCF Bank Building Redevelopment
Replies: 384
Views: 65597

Re: TCF Bank Building Redevelopment

Such a half-assed looking renovation, definitely seems like a holdover until a realistic redevelopment comes along.
by spearson
October 13th, 2017, 10:54 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: City Club Apartments - 1000 Marquette Ave (Handicraft Building)
Replies: 363
Views: 46953

Re: 10th & Marquette Handicraft Building Development

We were given a meaningful answer by twincitizen, so I don't think it was out of line to ask the question.
by spearson
October 9th, 2017, 9:03 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: The Once and Future Dayton's
Replies: 259
Views: 35043

Re: Former Dayton's Building

I feel like it makes no sense to sever the skyway connection to the Radison Blu that went through the old Men's suit section.
by spearson
October 3rd, 2017, 7:58 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Alatus Residential Project - 228 South 12th Street (32 stories - ~348'/405')
Replies: 158
Views: 25160

Re: Alatus Residential Project - 228 South 12th Street

I think that thing would look pretty nice.
by spearson
October 3rd, 2017, 3:03 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: The Expo - 215 2nd St SE (285' - 26 Stories)
Replies: 111
Views: 19474

Re: Doran/General Mills Development - 215 2nd St SE (236' - 20 Stories)

HPC agenda has an update on this. Now 26 stories and slimmer. Looks so much better.
by spearson
September 26th, 2017, 10:27 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Anoka State Hospital - Anoka
Replies: 13
Views: 3642

Re: Anoka State Hospital - Anoka

The housing for homeless veterans is gaining traction. Anoka's council minutes (9-18 reg mtg minutes and 9-25 worksession minutes) have more details, but it is close to actually happening. Anoka is having a rally to raise awareness of the project. Thursday, September 28, 2017, from 5-7p.m. at the Hi...
by spearson
August 30th, 2017, 7:52 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: The Once and Future Dayton's
Replies: 259
Views: 35043

Re: Former Dayton's Building

Man I really miss that 12th floor lunchroom. I can't find a good replacement for their buffalo chicken sandwich with delicious fries.
by spearson
August 30th, 2017, 7:43 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Old Thrivent HQ Block - 4th Ave and 6th St (existing building & new parking ramp)
Replies: 160
Views: 20581

Re: Thrivent's Surface Parking Lots

What does this mean for some other County owned buildings? For example the Family Justice Center sits on a lot that is over half the size of the block. That would a nice property to get back on the tax rolls....
by spearson
June 21st, 2017, 1:33 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nicollet Mall
Replies: 1355
Views: 146878

Re: Nicollet Mall Reconstruction Project

Walked the mall down by Xcel today and am completely disappointed they couldn't find a way to save all those mature crab apple trees. Those were great trees!
by spearson
June 5th, 2017, 10:19 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: 420 E Hennepin Ave
Replies: 94
Views: 12238

Re: 420 E Hennepin Ave

Any chance that this will make for a substantial development? Irregular blocks like this can make for a unique building. 20 stories would be nice even.
by spearson
June 2nd, 2017, 8:48 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Northeast and Southeast Minneapolis - General Topics
Replies: 754
Views: 59771

Re: Northeast (and Southeast) - General Topics

Grainbelt sign renovation plans are up on the june 6th Heritage Preservation agenda. Nice to finally see that moving forward.
by spearson
May 25th, 2017, 10:18 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Century Plaza redevelopment - 330 South 12th St
Replies: 23
Views: 3346

Re: Century Plaza redevelopment - 330 South 12th St

I vaguely paid attention during all that drama, so for all intents and purposes, what's the deal with that image? Was it an actual real concept image, or an elaborate fake rendering?
by spearson
May 24th, 2017, 2:40 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Century Plaza redevelopment - 330 South 12th St
Replies: 23
Views: 3346

Re: Century Plaza redevelopment - 330 South 12th St

I don't really see this as a huge letdown, this is a nice looking usable building.
by spearson
April 21st, 2017, 1:27 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Riverfront - Mill Ruins Park - Waterworks
Replies: 197
Views: 24229

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Riverfront - Mill Ruins Park - Waterworks

More history: From a MNHS Article MNHS Article : Had explorer Hennepin arrived a few ticks of the geologic clock later, there would have been no falls for him to rename. Less than 1,000 feet upstream from the cataract, the limestone that capped the soft sandstone ended. Had the falls eroded this far...
by spearson
April 21st, 2017, 12:54 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Riverfront - Mill Ruins Park - Waterworks
Replies: 197
Views: 24229

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Riverfront - Mill Ruins Park - Waterworks

Interesting reading about Spirit Island on this page: https://www.esci.umn.edu/courses/1001/1 ... GES/2.html

Basically a variation of Avatar. A spiritual place, mined and destroyed by the white man.

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