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by VacantLuxuries
December 14th, 2018, 1:08 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan
Replies: 182
Views: 15477

Re: Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan

All the 'NYT Highlighted Comments' are people who are 'afraid they'll have to start locking their doors.' When the newspaper of the densest city in the country is siding with the NIMBYs, something's seriously messed up.
by VacantLuxuries
December 4th, 2018, 10:43 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4332
Views: 371636

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Now if someone can dig up the proposed timetable for the route (and maybe give some more accurate time since I kinda don't trust my own numbers) I can maybe put some kind of image/chart together comparing them. Let me know if/when you've got that chart, I'd like to use it in an article for streets.
by VacantLuxuries
November 29th, 2018, 2:14 pm
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Minneapolis Mayoral Election 2017
Replies: 379
Views: 20563

Re: Minneapolis Mayoral Election 2017

He definitely wouldn't have been my first, second, or third choice in that election, but I'm definitely happy with is performance so far.
by VacantLuxuries
November 25th, 2018, 1:37 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News and Current Happenings
Replies: 2164
Views: 197723

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

Why this requirement I don't know. The freight railroads are half the reason for the old requirement in the first place. They don't want the liability on their hands, even if these trains are built to be better. The other half is just anti-transit lawmakers making it difficult to buy train sets und...
by VacantLuxuries
November 19th, 2018, 11:00 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market
Replies: 951
Views: 136470

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market

Someone from Digi told me when they were planning their move, they hired an office consultant who told them their previous location, designed to 80s sensibilities, had three times as much space as they would need in a modern office space. So I imagine every moving company is learning something simil...
by VacantLuxuries
November 17th, 2018, 4:54 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map
Replies: 1572
Views: 244715

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Not really liking the "Millennial renters don't care about their community" angle the owners seem to be taking as the reason they're closing.
by VacantLuxuries
November 14th, 2018, 4:54 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4332
Views: 371636

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

I honestly didn't think the FTA would pull through.
by VacantLuxuries
November 13th, 2018, 3:57 pm
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Hennepin County Commissioner Districts 2,3,4 (2018)
Replies: 35
Views: 1642

Re: Hennepin County Commissioner Districts 2,3,4 (2018)

Bob Stinson's Ghost wrote:
November 13th, 2018, 10:18 am
Peter McLaughlin pushed hard for the incinerator. Just a friendly reminder.
He pushed hard for something unpopular that he saw a greater benefit in? Exactly who I want fighting with the FTA and BNSF.
by VacantLuxuries
November 9th, 2018, 11:05 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Stadium Parking Ramp Development Site
Replies: 1021
Views: 116284

Re: Stadium Parking Ramp Development Site

alexschief wrote: I hope the fedora on top of the building also gets reworked into something better.
Otherwise the cutesy name for the building will have to be M'ssissippi :lol:
by VacantLuxuries
November 3rd, 2018, 7:30 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Gateway Tower (RBC/Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 503'
Replies: 1786
Views: 196994

Re: Gateway Tower (RBC/Four Seasons) - 35ish stories - ~500'

If Mayor Frey is going to follow through on his hints of not doing the streetcar on Nicollet, we absolutely should not develop this block with this ground floor site plan. When I asked him about those comments he said he thinks it's still worthwhile on Central (as in going past St. Anthony and runn...
by VacantLuxuries
November 2nd, 2018, 10:37 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Lake & Nicollet Redevelopment (Kmart site)
Replies: 363
Views: 59577

Re: Lake & Nicollet Redevelopment (Kmart site)

And isn't the lease currently owned by not K-mart? Lampert has already sucked the lease deal into his hedge fund? Or he just owns the debt and would get a first shot at the lease deal in a liquidation? Seritage is mostly interested in wholly owned properties, Lampert has transferred Sears/Kmart lan...
by VacantLuxuries
November 1st, 2018, 10:01 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Lake & Nicollet Redevelopment (Kmart site)
Replies: 363
Views: 59577

Re: Lake & Nicollet Redevelopment (Kmart site)

Or if there's a business that would be willing to lease at market rate. That's the Sears/Kmart/Seritage/Lampert MO - pay a penny for an old lease they got for a steal from malls/property owners scared their anchor might leave, and then turn around and sublease for market rates to someone else. Sears...
by VacantLuxuries
October 31st, 2018, 10:23 am
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Metropolitan Council
Replies: 126
Views: 8185

Re: Metropolitan Council

Alene Tchourumoff is stepping down as Met Council chair to go work for the Minneapolis Federal Reserve.

https://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/ ... s-fed.html
by VacantLuxuries
October 31st, 2018, 10:14 am
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Hennepin County Commissioner Districts 2,3,4 (2018)
Replies: 35
Views: 1642

Re: Hennepin County Commissioner Districts 2,3,4 (2018)

Speaking of the Met Council chair, Alene Tchourumoff is leaving the post to go work for the Minneapolis Federal Reserve. Seriously, let's put McLaughlin there instead.

https://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/ ... s-fed.html
by VacantLuxuries
October 30th, 2018, 2:46 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Mall of America - Bloomington
Replies: 941
Views: 120405

Re: Mall of America - Bloomington

Well I guess this says all you need to know about Triple 5 thinks about luxury retail at MOA and really the future of adding retail to the mall in general. Honestly, that I don't mind. Better they figured that out before doubling in size and putting themselves at risk. There'll be plenty of new ret...
by VacantLuxuries
October 30th, 2018, 2:33 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Mall of America - Bloomington
Replies: 941
Views: 120405

Re: Mall of America - Bloomington

The only streets.mn contributor that comes to mind is definitely pro-roads and parking... Bloomington fought a battle with Kraus Anderson over better zoning at Southtown four years ago that is resulting in a more urbanist redevelopment now that their anchor tenants have bit the dust. I feel like the...
by VacantLuxuries
October 30th, 2018, 2:25 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Mall of America - Bloomington
Replies: 941
Views: 120405

Re: Mall of America - Bloomington

I don't disagree. Bloomington clearly is going to give them whatever they want though, as the ridiculous sweetheart tax deal shows.

I don't live in Bloomington because this is what I expect from Bloomington.
by VacantLuxuries
October 30th, 2018, 10:22 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Mall of America - Bloomington
Replies: 941
Views: 120405

Re: Mall of America - Bloomington

This is *terrible* urbanism. This is traditional suburbanism. Huge parking lots. No interaction with the street or any kind of walkable urbanism nearby. All with one owner/operator, incentivizing cross-promotion only for their properties. Stay at their hotels, shop in their stores, have fun at some...

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