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by grrdanko
June 7th, 2018, 6:36 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Thrivent Headquarters Block - 6th St and Portland Ave
Replies: 112
Views: 15333

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

What happened to the Skyway connection to HCMC?
by grrdanko
April 21st, 2018, 9:21 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Transit Crime
Replies: 104
Views: 15715

Re: Transit Crime

Another bus driver attacked in Minneapolis. https://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/04/20/metro-transit-police-investigating-another-assault-on-bus-driver Bus Drivers are assaulted more than you think. The last two was caught on video so TV love that. I understand that. I should have said another attack...
by grrdanko
April 20th, 2018, 8:40 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Transit Crime
Replies: 104
Views: 15715

Re: Transit Crime

Another bus driver attacked in Minneapolis.

https://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/04/2 ... bus-driver
by grrdanko
February 27th, 2018, 10:11 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Crime
Replies: 157
Views: 14317

Re: Crime

The article offers a great history of the area, very enlightening. I think what it comes down and what the article showed that rich people want the area to be nicer. But those folks haven't grappled with the fact that the US is a low tax jurisdiction (25% of GDP and falling). If you want your strol...
by grrdanko
February 20th, 2018, 8:18 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Condo Rental Caps: Economics and Equity
Replies: 21
Views: 1634

Re: Condo Rental Caps: Economics and Equity

Hello, This is my first StreetsMN post. I’m on the board of a large downtown condo that is considering a rental cap. (A rule that limits the percentage of units that may be rented) This seems like a bad idea. It is anti-renter and I think it will hurt property value. What do people think? Has anyon...
by grrdanko
February 5th, 2018, 12:19 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Street, Road and Highway Projects
Replies: 900
Views: 95369

Re: Street, Road and Highway Projects

MNDOT is studying tolls as a means of funding. http://www.startribune.com/mndot-study-considers-tolls-as-a-possible-fix-for-roads/472639723/ I personally think this is a good idea. The loud anti-metro people are always yelling about all the outstate money going to the metro. Let the road users pay f...
by grrdanko
February 2nd, 2018, 1:14 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Minneapolis Skyway System
Replies: 473
Views: 54178

Re: Minneapolis Skyway System

Honeywell has a new Minneapolis Skyway Maps app. I haven't used it yet, but I downloaded it and will give it a try. http://markets.businessinsider.com/news/stocks/Honeywell-Introduces-Indoor-Navigation-To-Building-Occupant-App-1014682875 That's pretty cool, but it doesn't have the entire system. To...
by grrdanko
January 19th, 2018, 10:45 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Minneapolis Skyway System
Replies: 473
Views: 54178

Re: Minneapolis Skyway System

gopherfan wrote:
January 19th, 2018, 7:19 am
Why not something more branded Image
I like the sign, but it should read :
Mills Fleet Farm Parking Garage at US Bank Stadium, sponsored by Verizon and driven by Hyundai
by grrdanko
December 19th, 2017, 11:24 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Opus North Loop Apartments on W river parkway
Replies: 18
Views: 2529

Re: Opus North Loop Apartments on W river parkway

'Private Drive' and no 8th Avenue vehicular connection? Boo. Star tribune owns the ROW and must be selling it to Opus. Another waste for connectivity in the neighborhood. I know I had the same response just upstream, but I'm still not convinced that it's important to have a vehicular connection her...
by grrdanko
December 2nd, 2017, 11:25 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Road Geek Topics
Replies: 243
Views: 28721

Re: Road Geek Topics

mamundsen wrote:
December 2nd, 2017, 9:12 am
Interesting article about some Canadians fixing an intersection with chalk and leaves.

https://jalopnik.com/some-brilliant-tor ... 1820931621
Some guy in the neighborhood is trying to a private park in his front lawn.
by grrdanko
November 16th, 2017, 8:37 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nic on Fifth - (290' - 26 Stories)
Replies: 1033
Views: 178796

Re: Nic on Fifth - (290' - 26 Stories)

I walked through the Skyway today. It looks like a couple retail spaces on the second floor are being built out.
by grrdanko
November 12th, 2017, 10:44 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News and Current Happenings
Replies: 2115
Views: 191651

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

The transit union may strike during the Super Bowl.

http://kstp.com/news/metro-transit-work ... s/4666652/
by grrdanko
November 8th, 2017, 2:54 pm
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Minneapolis Mayoral Election 2017
Replies: 366
Views: 19697

Re: Minneapolis Mayoral Election 2017

David Greene wrote:
November 8th, 2017, 2:46 pm
None of my ranked candidates won and while my fourth choice would have been Frey, I'm still pretty uneasy that I didn't get to have a voice in that.
I'm pretty uneasy that my first choice Captain Jack Sparrow didn't win.
by grrdanko
November 6th, 2017, 5:47 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market
Replies: 939
Views: 132923

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market

Northstar Center is in foreclosure.

http://www.startribune.com/northstar-ce ... 455625523/

They were talking about converting it to apartments last year. Hopefully the new owner will do something interesting with the building.
by grrdanko
October 8th, 2017, 8:48 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: The Once and Future Dayton's
Replies: 249
Views: 31270

Re: Former Dayton's Building

Some grand visions. See link below for more images. Wow! What are the chances that this actually happens? Beta http://www.startribune.com/website-posts-images-of-renovated-macy-s-building-downtown/450013543/ They appeared Sunday on streets.mn, a website focused on Twin Cities land use and transport...
by grrdanko
October 8th, 2017, 12:02 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: The Once and Future Dayton's
Replies: 249
Views: 31270

Re: Former Dayton's Building

relux wrote:
October 8th, 2017, 11:45 am
Some grand visions. See link below for more images.

Wow! What are the chances that this actually happens?
by grrdanko
October 4th, 2017, 3:18 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Alatus Residential Project - 228 South 12th Street (32 stories - ~348'/405')
Replies: 147
Views: 19985

Re: Alatus Residential Project - 228 South 12th Street

Anton wrote:
October 4th, 2017, 1:57 pm
Looks like a good project. My primary complaints: way too much parking and no ground floor retail.
Where did you see that there is no ground floor retail planned?
by grrdanko
October 2nd, 2017, 3:26 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Alatus Residential Project - 228 South 12th Street (32 stories - ~348'/405')
Replies: 147
Views: 19985

Re: Alatus Residential Project - 228 South 12th Street

Think they’d let Hotel Ivy punch through to access the skyway? With the Hotel Ivy south face having zero windows, could this butt up to Hotel Ivy like traditional downtown buildings? I don't see why Hotel Ivy would want to do that. They are already connected to the Skyway all this would do is cut 2...
by grrdanko
September 14th, 2017, 10:35 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: TCF Bank Building Redevelopment
Replies: 383
Views: 63324

Re: TCF Bank Building Redevelopment

I walked through there today. The pictures don't show how truly horrible this is.

I think the neglected old courtyard was better than this.
by grrdanko
September 8th, 2017, 10:21 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Minneapolis Skyway System
Replies: 473
Views: 54178

Re: Minneapolis Skyway System

http://www.startribune.com/county-board-delays-vote-on-thrivent-building-purchase/443133103/ This article mentions that Thrivant Financial's new building will connect HCMC to the Skyway system. Even if Thrivant's new building is underwhelming this is a big win for downtown residents with mobility ch...

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