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by Condo_Dweller
June 19th, 2016, 11:12 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Condo resale value
Replies: 10
Views: 1261

Re: Condo resale value

Another tip is if the condo association allows no more than 20-30% of units to be rentals. Lenders look unfavorably on anything above that, as well as FHA. You want owners who live there and have a stake in ownership. Plus, the added benefit is that you will have stability of residents and less tran...
by Condo_Dweller
May 12th, 2016, 1:25 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Rex 26 - 2601 Lyndale Ave S
Replies: 262
Views: 30832

Re: Rex 26 - 2601 Lyndale Ave S

Any news on this?
by Condo_Dweller
May 12th, 2016, 1:24 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: West Lake Station / Calhoun Village area - General Topics
Replies: 66
Views: 11084

Re: West Lake Station Area - Multimodal study, Development, etc.

Would we like to see all those businesses integrated into an urban village? And...what about the parking? There is barely enough now. Parking ramp?
by Condo_Dweller
April 9th, 2016, 2:28 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Rex 26 - 2601 Lyndale Ave S
Replies: 262
Views: 30832

Re: Rex 26 - 2601 Lyndale Ave S

REX 26 is a six story building, though it is being sold as a "five" story. See the city staff report. They pull no punches. It truly is out of proportion to the rest of the neighborhood which already has 3-4 story buildings. The Garfield Gables condo building and the several apartment buildings and ...
by Condo_Dweller
April 8th, 2016, 7:17 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Rex 26 - 2601 Lyndale Ave S
Replies: 262
Views: 30832

Re: Rex 26 - 2601 Lyndale Ave S

This project is way out of proportion to the rest of the neighborhood. The alley can only accommodate one car at a time. It's not a commercial alleyway. Garfield Gables building (directly east) goes right up to the property line in some parts and will make this a potentially hazardous alley.
by Condo_Dweller
February 20th, 2016, 1:38 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Rex 26 - 2601 Lyndale Ave S
Replies: 262
Views: 30832

Re: Rex 26 - 2601 Lyndale Ave S

A three or four story structure would fit better. No way the city allows deliveries through the alley. The only way in would be on 26th Street for 27th is too narrow even for small delivery trucks. 26th alley entry would be problematic as well with entry and exit. There will be long traffic stoppage...
by Condo_Dweller
February 18th, 2016, 11:12 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Walgreens - (2650 Hennepin - Roat Osha/FirstTech)
Replies: 144
Views: 14408

Re: Walgreens - (2650 Hennepin - Roat Osha/FirstTech)

Grant, nothing wrong with mixed use development and more neighbors. In fact it is what I would like to see in an ideal world. Every time a new development gets proposed in Uptown the consensus is that ONLY mixed use 4-5 story buildings are what will make this a livable city. One can agree or disagre...
by Condo_Dweller
February 18th, 2016, 9:24 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Walgreens - (2650 Hennepin - Roat Osha/FirstTech)
Replies: 144
Views: 14408

Re: Walgreens - (2650 Hennepin - Roat Osha/FirstTech)

The answer is if you don;t build a five story building you are a bad neighbor? Childish.
by Condo_Dweller
February 18th, 2016, 12:22 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Walgreens - (2650 Hennepin - Roat Osha/FirstTech)
Replies: 144
Views: 14408

Re: Walgreens - (2650 Hennepin - Roat Osha/FirstTech)

Oh yeah, lets pressure them..blah, blah. Are you guys serious? It's a free effing country. So long as they are within city code they can do what the hell they want. People up in arms over a drive through and one story building!! Most of Hennepin Ave is 1 or 2 stories.
by Condo_Dweller
February 12th, 2016, 11:58 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News
Replies: 1482
Views: 154263

Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

They attracted actors and workers from The Jungle and Huge Theater late at night.
by Condo_Dweller
February 9th, 2016, 4:01 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown Hotel Discussion
Replies: 423
Views: 47173

Re: Uptown Hotel Discussion

My neighbor went to the Whittier meeting after I encouraged him to attend. He's never been to one of these before. He was upset that it was not well managed and that it was 2 1/2 hours long, people arguing, and being asses. My neighbor is a guy who works nights and just happened to have the evening ...
by Condo_Dweller
February 4th, 2016, 12:40 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News
Replies: 1482
Views: 154263

Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

Doing away with parking on Lagoon would be very problematic. Almost all the apartment buildings on Lagoon, The Mall, and side streets have NO PARKING whatsoever, or just a few spots. Most of the buildings were built before the automobile or early part of the 20th century when few people owned them a...
by Condo_Dweller
January 27th, 2016, 9:09 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Walgreens - (2650 Hennepin - Roat Osha/FirstTech)
Replies: 144
Views: 14408

Re: Walgreens - (2650 Hennepin - Roat Osha/FirstTech)

The old Chinese restaurant that was there in the 90's had a drive through.
by Condo_Dweller
January 21st, 2016, 2:29 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown Hotel Discussion
Replies: 423
Views: 47173

Re: Uptown Hotel Discussion

I have to agree with David Greene here. The burden is on the developer to make a sound sales pitch. If you can't do that then you get an F for effort. The average Joe is not going to be up on every nuance of city code, and what the long term goal is for that neighborhood. For crying out load hire a ...
by Condo_Dweller
January 19th, 2016, 11:21 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown Hotel Discussion
Replies: 423
Views: 47173

Re: Uptown Hotel Discussion

Six is more like it...nine I felt out of proportion.
by Condo_Dweller
January 19th, 2016, 11:02 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown Hotel Discussion
Replies: 423
Views: 47173

Re: Uptown Hotel Discussion

I have a friend on CARAG board and many of the members are in favor of the project, but not just some huge high rise.
by Condo_Dweller
January 19th, 2016, 10:24 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Rex 26 - 2601 Lyndale Ave S
Replies: 262
Views: 30832

Re: Rex 26 - 2601 Lyndale Ave S

Is Aldi confirmed? It was an open secret previously.
by Condo_Dweller
January 11th, 2016, 9:02 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Rex 26 - 2601 Lyndale Ave S
Replies: 262
Views: 30832

Re: Rex 26 - 2601 Lyndale Ave S

The developer said they want the height to be 59 feet, instead of the current allowable 56 feet. The extra three feet is to accommodate the retail level which will be a national chain. The retailer will be known Friday. He was under non- disclosure until then. He did day it was not Trader Joe's. If ...
by Condo_Dweller
December 5th, 2015, 7:02 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News
Replies: 1482
Views: 154263

Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

Lyn-Lake is not Uptown like Henn/Lake is. It was not that long ago Lyn-Lake was undesirable. Crime and drug dealers along with abandoned storefronts sprinkled in with regular businesses. When the the internet cafe Cyber-X opened on the corner (where Cause used to be) in the 1990's it was the beginni...
by Condo_Dweller
October 21st, 2015, 11:52 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: East End / Thresher Square / Trader Joes - 713 Washington Ave S
Replies: 404
Views: 72043

Re: East End / Thresher Square - 713 Washington Ave S

Except that Meg Tuthill did not offer to help at all. Pure obstructionist. She was nothing more than a NIMBY, and an arrogant one at that. A first hand source told me that in the face to face meeting between Tuthill and top brass from California, the TJ folks were aghast at her attitude. Good riddan...

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