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by jtoemke
April 7th, 2020, 6:27 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4541
Views: 434798

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

I read an article about the construction of the subway in LA being sped up because coronavirus was making it easier to close roads full stop and get things done.

Any chance we could see an acceleration on this project?
by jtoemke
March 8th, 2020, 8:42 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Ford Site Redevelopment
Replies: 68
Views: 21578

Re: Ford Site Redevelopment

I do have couple of small items to share. Ryan is placing their job site office trailer on the east side, directly south of Lunds. Excellent visibility of the site there. Access will be next to the employee parking lot behind their store. They open at 6:00, city has a noise ordinance thru 7:00. No ...
by jtoemke
February 24th, 2020, 8:29 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Daymark Uptown (Sons of Norway site) - 3014 Holmes Ave S
Replies: 134
Views: 33707

Re: Daymark Uptown (Sons of Norway site) - 3014 Holmes Ave S

Some of this building is listed at $2.75-$3.30 a sf instead of $2.25-$2.50 that we are used to seeing... Let alone that some the units are insanely configured. I think this will struggle to fill and honestly worries me about the commercial space prices as well. For example, The Girard wastes a ton o...
by jtoemke
February 14th, 2020, 3:46 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis Population / Density - General Discussion
Replies: 260
Views: 51478

Re: Minneapolis Population Growth - Onward to 500k!

Originally hailing from Columbus myself it's pretty insane to even consider a downtown population of 50k in a mid-size Midwestern city. Columbus is a city of 900k which is struggling to attain a downtown population of 10k as of this year. Proposals for any residential building 20 stories or taller ...
by jtoemke
December 18th, 2019, 8:19 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Dinkytower - McDonalds redevelopment
Replies: 26
Views: 8344

Re: Dinkytower - McDonalds redevelopment

They got rid of that strange split crown at the corner.
by jtoemke
December 12th, 2019, 10:59 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: 200 Central (2019) - 293' / 27 Stories
Replies: 29
Views: 9194

Re: Alia Tower - 200 Central - 483' / 40 Stories

Honestly just glad its not only 6 stories.
by jtoemke
December 7th, 2019, 8:17 am
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Zoning in Minneapolis
Replies: 285
Views: 38866

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: 584
Views: 61421

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: 5960

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: 264
Views: 45685

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: 25755

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: 239
Views: 67842

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: 107
Views: 21451

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 - 252'
Replies: 65
Views: 14324

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: 16772

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 Population / Density - General Discussion
Replies: 260
Views: 51478

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: 1764
Views: 315812

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: 10736

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: 26308

Re: Star Tribune

Comment section aside, it is a great paper.

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