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by thatchio
February 8th, 2019, 10:16 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Buzza Lofts of Uptown
Replies: 99
Views: 22023

Re: Buzza Lofts of Uptown

I dislike this project more now that I understand that the city is having them remove the tunnel under 29th street, forever removing one of the few remaining examples of how the creation of the railroad trench had to work with adjacent industrial users to adapt to a changed environment. It's unfortu...
by thatchio
January 5th, 2019, 10:49 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Calhoun Towers - 3430 List Place (2x 281' - 24 stories)
Replies: 64
Views: 7967

Re: Calhoun Towers - 3430 List Place (2x 281' - 24 stories)

does anyone know if SWLRT is staging on the former county site? would that be why it's the last phase? or is it where Bader is staging the towers?
by thatchio
December 22nd, 2018, 6:26 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Arby’s Island
Replies: 209
Views: 20881

Re: Arby’s Island

If we want uptown to be a great, pedestrian prioritized area, then don’t we want to move most people in & out of the area on transit and bikes, not cars? Mpls should consider banning drive thru’s there, in addition to surface lots and 1-story buildings. I agree on the goal. Drive thrus were (and I ...
by thatchio
December 22nd, 2018, 11:18 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Arby’s Island
Replies: 209
Views: 20881

Re: Arby’s Island

Don't underestimate the motivations of the existing property owner. In this case, Supervalu owned the site and leased it to Arbys. They wouldn't care about the business income stream of Arby's, except as it relates to what they are willing to pay in rent. Compare that to a franchise/corporate-owned ...
by thatchio
December 15th, 2018, 4:57 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Midtown Corridor Rail & Lake Street aBRT (B Line)
Replies: 518
Views: 43748

Re: Midtown Corridor Rail & Lake Street aBRT (B Line)

There had been a very preliminary evaluation of how the Midtown streetcar could connect to the Green Line Extension. It assumed a single side platform (IIRC) just south of the West Lake Station and then a single track connection to the west connecting to the Green Line Extension. It was not assumed ...
by thatchio
December 15th, 2018, 11:40 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4338
Views: 374641

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Also, a comparable property that may be similar to some of the areas along the Green Line Extension is the Spring District in Bellevue. Once an office/warehouse corridor tucked between Downtown Bellevue and Microsoft, it's transitioning into a mixed-use, urban district along the future East Link lig...
by thatchio
December 15th, 2018, 11:37 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4338
Views: 374641

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

With respect to the comment about not being sure how much Eden Prairie or Minnetonka has thought about redevelopment of the station areas, this Southwest Community Works effort may shed some light on the topic. https://www.swlrtcommunityworks.org/beyond-rails/planning-information/investment-framewor...
by thatchio
December 5th, 2018, 3:35 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4338
Views: 374641

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

One thing to keep in mind about SWLRT is that the cities along the line have put in considerable effort in thinking about how to shape station area development and support TOD. While folks can go on and on about whether they like this line, it appears to be happening now and there is a lot of opport...
by thatchio
November 23rd, 2018, 11:53 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Mozaic (all phases)
Replies: 581
Views: 70019

Re: Mozaic (all phases)

Read that Alchemy 365 opened. Anyone have any recent photos of the project? How is the connection along the busway seem?
by thatchio
November 2nd, 2018, 8:10 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Buzza Lofts of Uptown
Replies: 99
Views: 22023

Re: Buzza Lofts of Uptown

The Low Income Housing Tax Credits will make Phase I affordable for at least 15 years.
by thatchio
September 15th, 2018, 9:34 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown General Topics & Development Map
Replies: 1030
Views: 126015

Re: Uptown General Topics & Development Map

The north side promenade running along the Midtown Greenway in this area was a huge missed opportunity for the community. So much of the conversation about the development projects was on the scale, unit count, and parking of those buildings and much less on the promenade. The City of Minneapolis re...
by thatchio
September 6th, 2018, 9:09 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Saint Paul Union Depot
Replies: 371
Views: 60691

Re: Saint Paul Union Depot

Had HH there back in July. Not a bad spot for that.
by thatchio
June 6th, 2018, 9:21 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Arby’s Island
Replies: 209
Views: 20881

Re: Arby’s Island

I'm dying to know if the curved area will be clad by specially fabricated curved cement board panels. This design is crying out for cement board.
:lol: :lol: :lol:
by thatchio
May 24th, 2018, 8:02 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News
Replies: 1472
Views: 149811

Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

Yeah, I actually really hate that our pedestrian overlay districts ban fast food. It just comes off as the worst sort of progressive "we know what's best for you." It's not like fast food needs a drive-thru (which is a legitimate thing to ban). I assume it also will prevent more than a few fast foo...
by thatchio
May 20th, 2018, 10:50 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News
Replies: 1472
Views: 149811

Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

Some of their restaurants, like the Richfield one, includes movable chairs. The only stationary seating are the booths.
by thatchio
May 20th, 2018, 10:00 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News
Replies: 1472
Views: 149811

Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

Per 520.160 - definitions: Restaurant, fast food. An establishment whose design or principal method of operation includes five (5) or more of the following characteristics. In addition, any restaurant with a drive-through facility shall be considered a fast food restaurant. (1) A permanent menu boar...
by thatchio
April 15th, 2018, 9:19 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Hennepin Avenue Reconstruction (Douglas to Lake St)
Replies: 104
Views: 10003

Re: Hennepin Avenue Reconstruction / E Line (Uptown to Downtown)

Point taken about the audio-alerting functions of the beg button. I was intending more that one shouldn't have to press the button to get a walk. As for 28th bus stop, it'd be useful to get some data on how many mobility restricted individuals use it. I found that stop extremely frustrating as it ra...
by thatchio
April 15th, 2018, 10:05 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Hennepin Avenue Reconstruction (Douglas to Lake St)
Replies: 104
Views: 10003

Re: Hennepin Avenue Reconstruction / E Line (Uptown to Downtown)

If there were ever a subway, there would likely be only one station in between Loring Park and Uptown Transit Center. Stations are expensive. That said, aBRT is not as capital intensive. Things to consider: how should surface transit operate in this section, especially if there are both local and aB...
by thatchio
March 11th, 2018, 8:32 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Southside - General Topics
Replies: 907
Views: 115480

Re: Southside - General Topics

Love that it has so many family sized units, including many 3- and 4-BRs.
by thatchio
March 10th, 2018, 10:56 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Mozaic (all phases)
Replies: 581
Views: 70019

Re: Mozaic (all phases)

The Instagram for MoZaic East said they were excited to have Alchemy365 with a photo showing them with a sign saying they love Uptown. No additional details. Alchemy365 has several locations and offers strength/conditioning and yoga classes.

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