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by scottiem
July 10th, 2019, 7:54 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Theater Garage Marquee Apartments - (Franklin & Lyndale)
Replies: 532
Views: 55195

Re: Theater Garage Marquee Apartments - (Franklin & Lyndale)

The construction schedule could be held up by the wood stud panel deliveries. It's a busy construction season, so projects at the end of the queue for fabrication may have to wait for other projects to finish before theirs get delivery. I don't know for sure, but something similar may have happened ...
by scottiem
January 15th, 2019, 11:51 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: The Expo - 215 2nd St SE (285' - 26 Stories)
Replies: 111
Views: 19521

Re: The Expo - 215 2nd St SE (285' - 26 Stories)

New Heritage Preservation Comimission signs have been posted around the GM property recently declaring a public hearing for a new 32-story residential building and a 6-story mixed use building at the 311 2nd St SE property. It calls for 763 units and 4,300 SF of commercial. Meeting on Jan 22, 4:30PM.
by scottiem
September 20th, 2018, 12:05 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown (and LynLake) Development & General Topics
Replies: 1034
Views: 133354

Re: Uptown General Topics & Development Map

Turns out the ballots were misprinted, but that makes little difference I suppose. I received the name change report from the neighborhood board coordinator and South Uptown is it. There are some interesting results from the couple surveys that were taken, and yes, only South Uptown and Bryant Squar...
by scottiem
September 19th, 2018, 4:17 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown (and LynLake) Development & General Topics
Replies: 1034
Views: 133354

Re: Southside - General Topics

The ballots read Uptown South, but I'm not sure if that really makes a difference for me. I was pulling for Lakewood or Bryant Square, but a-well! I mean CARAG was as least distinctive if not odd. That said, I'm down for this new soup restaurant--right in season too!
by scottiem
September 19th, 2018, 8:56 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown (and LynLake) Development & General Topics
Replies: 1034
Views: 133354

Re: Southside - General Topics

The results of a vote at the Annual CARAG Neighborhood meeting were to officially change its name to "Uptown South." As I understand it, the City still needs to approve the change, but since Bender and Frey both spoke at the meeting, it should be a go.
by scottiem
May 25th, 2018, 9:06 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News
Replies: 1482
Views: 154218

Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

I find the news about Heyday disappointing, but understand how they felt the need for a refresh--it was always empty in there despite the level of food and service we receieved. For my partner and me, it's always been one of our neighborhood favorites and we even rented out the space for our wedding...
by scottiem
June 9th, 2017, 3:33 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nicollet Mall
Replies: 1355
Views: 147046

Re: Nicollet Mall Reconstruction Project

The concrete should be okay with the etching, as the depth of the etching is so minimal. That said, the concrete is a downgrade from pavers, plain and simple. Pavers tend to last way longer, and can be easily repaired to look new. Question: Not if, but when, future upgrades to underground utilities ...
by scottiem
August 17th, 2016, 8:17 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Road Crime
Replies: 420
Views: 44143

Re: Road Crime

Quick question: I've read a few stories this year harping on the fact that Minnesotans are terrible at using the full length of the extra lane during a merging scenario and that utilizing the full capacity of the extra lane greatly increases the capacity of the road and reduces travel times. Could/s...
by scottiem
July 21st, 2016, 10:06 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nicollet Mall
Replies: 1355
Views: 147046

Re: Nicollet Mall Reconstruction Project

I'm glad that the public is getting a chance to use these pavers, but this just seems ... unofficial. Thought it would look something more like this: http://www.minneapolismn.gov/publicwork ... icks_index. Any news on that quote--what did it come in at?
by scottiem
July 7th, 2016, 12:13 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News
Replies: 1482
Views: 154218

Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

There are a few ice cream shows around. Sonny's Ice Cream on 34th/Lyndale, Sebastian Joe's on Franklin/Hennepin, and Milkjam on 28th/Lyndale. Still, these might be considered 'greater uptown' or something rather than uptown proper--just throwing 'em out there cause they're only a short walk away.
by scottiem
April 8th, 2016, 4:21 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Rex 26 - 2601 Lyndale Ave S
Replies: 262
Views: 30829

Re: Rex 26 - 2601 Lyndale Ave S

Not exactly the same situation, but the apartments at W Lake St and Knox offer a pretty good comparison on the alley setback. From the looks of it, there's 0' (or near zero) setback and nearly solid massing at the alley. Doesn't look great, but it doesn't bother me either.
by scottiem
April 1st, 2016, 8:47 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Hennepin & Lyndale Bottleneck Project
Replies: 306
Views: 29066

Re: Hennepin & Lyndale Bottleneck Project

I was hoping there would be trees down the central median--something to provide height, interest, and shade. I don't see those pastel flower beds(?) holding up well, even with routine maintenance that this stretch has consistently lacked. I hope they at least plant something that blocks the headligh...
by scottiem
November 18th, 2015, 1:14 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown Hotel Discussion
Replies: 423
Views: 47165

Re: Uptown Hotel Discussion

If it's all the same, then why even mention scaling in the Uptown Small Area Plan? I take is there's a reason why advocates want a gradual progression. Again, I can see why voids in a neighborhood are a problem. I just can't find reasons why this type of scenario is seen as a problem. You know, beyo...
by scottiem
November 18th, 2015, 11:00 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown Hotel Discussion
Replies: 423
Views: 47165

Re: Uptown Hotel Discussion

I went to the monthly CARAG meeting last night, where there was a 45 min presentation and discussion of the new hotel. Many positives and negatives were brought up, but much of the discussion revolved around scale. The developer seemed to pick certain phrases from the Uptown Small Area Plan which su...
by scottiem
November 13th, 2015, 4:08 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: 29th Street Reconstruction Project
Replies: 229
Views: 28006

Re: 29th Street Reconstruction Project

Induced pedestrian demand will occur if the road becomes convenient and pleasant. Additional destinations certainly help, but are not required. This is similar to how additional lanes on a highway induce demand without additional destinations. At any rate, I've been hearing that there will be additi...
by scottiem
November 12th, 2015, 11:59 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: 29th Street Reconstruction Project
Replies: 229
Views: 28006

Re: 29th Street Reconstruction Project

Have there ever been plans on this project to introduce a crosswalk, maybe with lights (like the one at 31st and Girard), across Lyndale at 29th Street? I've seen many people cross at this location, myself included, and it takes a while to find a safe gap between the cars. The marked crosswalk might...
by scottiem
August 21st, 2015, 9:48 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Hyperloop
Replies: 10
Views: 1120

Re: Hyperloop

Well it looks like they're going to at least build that 5 mile test track, in time, so let's see how that goes first before making broad generalizations about the whole thing being a farce. The obstacles the Silophant mentions would be faced by any intercity transit system. That puts it at roughly t...
by scottiem
August 19th, 2015, 3:36 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Maverick - 100 Hennepin Avenue S
Replies: 206
Views: 32527

Re: 100 Hennepin Avenue S

I'm sure I'm missing something, but other than the different angle, what's different between those two renderings? Well for one, all three of the outcroppings all have the same material scheme (brick on bottom, cement board (or something) on top) rather than each having a different material color. ...
by scottiem
August 14th, 2015, 9:31 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Rafter - 333 Hennepin Ave E (290' - 26 stories)
Replies: 320
Views: 53658

Re: Mortenson / USBank project - 333 Hennepin Ave E

I like it. It breaks the mold a little bit by not using the 'eyebrow' design popular for many of the new structures going up and introduces unused design elements, like the glassy rectangular breakouts in the tower. Not only do they breakup the offset-checkerboard patterning of the windows, but adds...
by scottiem
July 27th, 2015, 7:30 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: DTE: Wells Fargo, Radisson Red, Edition Apts & Millwright Building
Replies: 2903
Views: 359005

Re: Downtown East (Ryan Companies / Wells Fargo / Radisson R

The Foshay, Gold Metal Flour, and I believe TCF tower all have lighted signs at the top floor. I don't necessarily mind the 'historic' ones, but with the stadium and the WF towers, I seriously hope this doesn't become a trend.

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