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by jtoemke
December 7th, 2019, 8:17 am
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Zoning in Minneapolis
Replies: 285
Views: 29772

Re: Zoning in Minneapolis

Reading between the lines, "The metro is absorbing new units at the strongest pace since 2010." - Are we thinking this is going to signal to 2019 being a great population growth year for the cities? Inclusionary zoning's biggest irk to me is that I wouldn't consider the prices of the "affordable hou...
by jtoemke
October 31st, 2019, 1:36 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: B Line Lake St Rapid Bus, Midtown Rail Transit
Replies: 570
Views: 54286

B Line / Midtown Rail

Silophant wrote:
October 31st, 2019, 1:31 pm
Having a split platform isn't ideal, but it's less dumb than, say, the two separate platforms at Target Field that every train stops at both of.
THIS
by jtoemke
October 18th, 2019, 6:27 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Bassett Creek Valley Redevelopment
Replies: 11
Views: 3746

Re: Bassett Creek Valley Redevelopment

The building itself is pretty attractive. And high five for quality materials. I have a sample of that exact black brick sitting on my desk. Very pricey. Great choice.
by jtoemke
September 27th, 2019, 7:38 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Hopkins - General Topics
Replies: 258
Views: 35987

Re: Hopkins - General Topics

The ARTery will honestly help establish the Hopkins Station as easily one of the best on the line and will make the walk from the station to the downtown seem extremely easy and pleasant. Very impressed with it.
by jtoemke
September 12th, 2019, 1:07 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Crime
Replies: 174
Views: 17430

Re: Crime

This type of thing is what keeps the suburban hate fires burning. Pretty disgusting videos.
by jtoemke
July 22nd, 2019, 5:46 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: East 38th Street & 38th St Station Development
Replies: 238
Views: 47428

Re: East 38th Street & 38th St Station Development

Any other details or pics in the locked article? Non-illegal summary would be appreciated.
by jtoemke
July 19th, 2019, 9:22 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: North Loop Green - Hines - 350 N 5th St(?) - 35 stories / 393'
Replies: 75
Views: 12328

Re: North Loop Green - Hines - 350 N 5th St(?) - 36 stories / ~400'(?)

I was an intern at Metro Transit in '13 and the Ford Center was the only building between where I got off the bus at the 5th Street garage and walked to Heywood that still exists.

Crazy.

Prefer this new version of 5th haha
by jtoemke
July 9th, 2019, 3:09 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Washington and Portland Mixed Use - 22 stories
Replies: 58
Views: 9721

Re: Washington and Portland Mixed Use - 22 stories

The TIF plan report does have what appears to be an updated rendering of the tower. I actually really liked the previous design so the new look is a bit disappointing in my opinion. Agreed, it's a minor adjustment, but I do prefer the darker material featured on the west side from the previous rend...
by jtoemke
July 2nd, 2019, 1:29 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Federal Reserve Riverfront Parking Ramp
Replies: 98
Views: 15032

Re: Federal Reserve Riverfront Parking Ramp

226 pages of comments, and somewhere between 10-15 comments in support: http://minneapolismn.gov/www/groups/public/@cped/documents/webcontent/wcmsp-219617.pdf This thing needs to die. Can we please all look at page 63 where it says that during the parking lot survey there were 80 & 86 AVAILABLE SPA...
by jtoemke
July 1st, 2019, 6:44 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis Density and Population Growth (500k, etc)
Replies: 249
Views: 37616

Re: Minneapolis Density and Population Growth (500k, etc)

Saying Columbus is bigger than Minneapolis in this context is not wrong but it not a serious comment and disqualifies them as a serious person. As someone who lived in Minneapolis and currently lives in Columbus, this drives me crazy. 1) Everyone here thinks Minneapolis is small, frigid, or has bar...
by jtoemke
June 26th, 2019, 4:22 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map
Replies: 1737
Views: 288919

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Anyone else view the road diagram and see the bike lane is only half the distance?
by jtoemke
June 8th, 2019, 8:40 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 800 Washington Ave - 14 stories - 173' (Guthrie Ramp liner development: Reloaded)
Replies: 58
Views: 10184

Re: 800 Washington Ave S (Guthrie Ramp liner development: Reloaded)

Yeah, and a project like this doesn't seem to be pancake stacked floor plans, likely meaning a ton of new work for the drawing set. 13/14 story is the "next step" above 6 so I'm feeling confident in it happening. The numbers tend to work in this range and justify the switch from Type 3a construction...
by jtoemke
June 8th, 2019, 8:36 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Star Tribune
Replies: 233
Views: 18044

Re: Star Tribune

Comment section aside, it is a great paper.
by jtoemke
June 7th, 2019, 7:12 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Eleven (Ryan Condo Tower) - 1111 West River Parkway - 41 stories / 550'
Replies: 277
Views: 52040

Re: Eleven (Ryan Condo Tower) - 1111 West River Parkway - 48 stories / 550'

PA's and NPs: $120k Pharmacists: $130k CRNA's: $180k Physicians: $200k Specialty Drs: $250k+ Pharm Sales Reps: $160k+ Combine any of the top two for a dual income household, buying a $750k unit with 20% down with taxes, insurance and HOA dues of $1000/month and you are looking at a mortgage payment...
by jtoemke
May 22nd, 2019, 6:25 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Latest Census Estimates and Met Council Projections
Replies: 183
Views: 17305

Re: Latest Census Estimates and Met Council Projections

https://metrocouncil.org/Data-and-Maps/Publications-And-Resources/Files-and-reports/2018-Population-Estimates-(PRELIMINARY,-May-2019).aspx Here's a link to the recently published Met Council 2018 population estimates. As a quick over view, the five largest metro cities are Minneapolis (429,382), St...
by jtoemke
May 21st, 2019, 2:14 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: D Line - Chicago-Fremont/Emerson Rapid Bus
Replies: 159
Views: 15578

Re: D Line - Chicago-Fremont/Emerson Rapid Bus

You're right. Still, you could design the street section in such a way that this wasn't the case. And I suspect that it's a detail that even those who've been paying attention may not have fully understood, and one that might make a lot of people (present company of course excluded) upset when they...
by jtoemke
May 9th, 2019, 6:48 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Hopkins - General Topics
Replies: 258
Views: 35987

Re: Hopkins - General Topics

That's pretty disappointing... lets hope none of the "concerned neighbors" never need care in their later years... So short sighted.
by jtoemke
May 6th, 2019, 5:48 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Southside - General Topics
Replies: 949
Views: 128733

Re: Southside - General Topics

Also just looked and no type A units are required until 20 units is exceeded. So they're all type B.
by jtoemke
May 6th, 2019, 5:20 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Southside - General Topics
Replies: 949
Views: 128733

Re: Southside - General Topics

My understanding (which may be wrong!) is that new apartment buildings have to have 20% of their units accessible, with the additional caveat that there has to be as much variety in accessible units as there is in the whole building. So, for example, you can't have a building with 2 accessible two-...

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