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by jtoemke
September 20th, 2018, 6:30 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map
Replies: 1531
Views: 236262

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

I wish. All I'll say is another surface parking lot bites the dust
by jtoemke
September 20th, 2018, 6:29 am
Forum: Cities Around the World
Topic: Las Vegas
Replies: 6
Views: 724

Re: Las Vegas

Korh wrote:
September 19th, 2018, 4:12 pm
As much as I would like to see that happening, I don't see it being likely since they seem to only be interested in routes in between 200 and 300 miles long and Zip Rail is either to short if you just go to Rochester or to long if you want it to extend it to Chicago.
Columbus to Chicago PLEASE
by jtoemke
September 18th, 2018, 2:03 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map
Replies: 1531
Views: 236262

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

A spec office building about to be proposed downtown. It looks nice. Don't expect much height, but its nice looking for sure. Should be shared soon.
by jtoemke
September 18th, 2018, 1:55 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Saint Paul - General Topics
Replies: 459
Views: 84440

Re: Saint Paul - General Topics

Saw a rendering of a losing bid for the air rights above Central Station on the Green Line today. Can't share much but I'm hoping whoever beat out the kick ass design I saw has an even better design. Fingers crossed for an announcement.
by jtoemke
September 18th, 2018, 9:12 am
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan
Replies: 110
Views: 7404

Re: Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan

Every time I tell myself not to read the comments... every time I fail.
by jtoemke
September 14th, 2018, 6:37 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: North Loop Development (Not West Elm Hotel & Condos) - 102-120 1st Street N
Replies: 125
Views: 11176

Re: West Elm Hotel & Condos - 102-120 1st Street N

hmmm. I like the layout and the interior circulation. Materials- eh I think the materials are just poor rendering quality. You can see that the "limestone bands" are actually just a white fill with 50% opacity over the brick kicked out by the render software. Just some sloppy photoshop work -the br...
by jtoemke
September 13th, 2018, 12:35 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Harlem Irving and CA Ventures - 240 Hennepin Ave - 18-20 stories
Replies: 53
Views: 5157

Re: Harlem Irving and CA Ventures - 240 Hennepin Ave - 18-20 stories

It's difficult to tell the amount of space between the tower and the 2 story piece at the intersection but a skinny 5 portion would do a lot to cap the block
by jtoemke
September 13th, 2018, 8:40 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Saint Paul - General Topics
Replies: 459
Views: 84440

Re: Saint Paul - General Topics

I'd love if the consequence was getting a new office tower. Convert four old buildings, create demand, build a new tower.

Very Sim City. Love it.
by jtoemke
September 12th, 2018, 9:16 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 240 Park Ave S - Zygi's Apartments
Replies: 33
Views: 4852

Re: 240 Park Ave S - Zygi's Apartments

Nathan wrote:
September 12th, 2018, 8:35 am
DMNA agenda shows they plan to recommend approval for all three towers proposed along Washington Ave!
*perfect high five*
by jtoemke
September 12th, 2018, 6:19 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Crime
Replies: 157
Views: 14287

Re: Crime

Crowd sourcing your moving fees is a bold move... On one hand - totally get it. Nuisance crime is one thing, dying is another. On the other hand, I still hope this area turns around. Broadway has decent bones and opportunity is gradually increasing in the neighborhood.
by jtoemke
September 5th, 2018, 1:39 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 240 Park Ave S - Zygi's Apartments
Replies: 33
Views: 4852

Re: 240 Park Ave S - Zygi's Apartments

That's just ridiculous
by jtoemke
September 5th, 2018, 8:42 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 501 7th St S
Replies: 15
Views: 2079

Re: 501 7th St S

He just mentioned it offhand after the meeting, so I don't know any details, but apparently it was a very short presentation, with the committee pretty bluntly saying that it wasn't good enough. No idea whether the concern is that it's ugly, that it's not dense enough, that it shouldn't have a surf...
by jtoemke
September 5th, 2018, 6:47 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 501 7th St S
Replies: 15
Views: 2079

Re: 501 7th St S

Silophant wrote:
September 4th, 2018, 9:13 pm

Also, one of the committee members went to the CoW meeting, and apparently they got pretty much laughed out of the room, so there's probably some changes incoming.
Could you elaborate?
by jtoemke
August 30th, 2018, 9:21 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 1400 Park Avenue
Replies: 83
Views: 14662

Re: 1400 Park Avenue

"1. All site improvements shall be completed by August 29, 2018, unless extended by the
Zoning Administrator, or the permit may be revoked for non-compliance."

from the packet... nothing like waiting till the ultimate last second
by jtoemke
August 29th, 2018, 12:01 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Samatar Crossing (former 5th Street exit from 94 / bridge over 35W)
Replies: 73
Views: 6769

Re: Samatar Crossing (former 5th Street exit from 94 / bridge over 35W)

This is now open more officially. Go give it a look. Still lacking a little bit of the landscaping and some art according to the news
by jtoemke
August 29th, 2018, 10:43 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Hiawatha-Minnehaha Ave Development & RR Corridor/Grain Elevators
Replies: 125
Views: 19805

Re: Southside - General Topics

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By the time this finishes, the Minneapolis minimum will likely be $15/hr. At that wage, assuming 40 hours a week for 4 weeks a month, 30% of that persons income is $720. Were you assuming state minimum wage?
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Ahh good point. Yeah, I was thinking state $7.87.
by jtoemke
August 29th, 2018, 6:46 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Hiawatha-Minnehaha Ave Development & RR Corridor/Grain Elevators
Replies: 125
Views: 19805

Re: Southside - General Topics

‘Extremely affordable’ housing project planned at 45th and Hiawatha The five-story, 53,950 square-foot building will sit on one acre. It will include 80 efficiency units that range from 418 to 518 square feet. A parking lot will have 40 spaces, or about a half space per unit, and there will be insi...
by jtoemke
August 28th, 2018, 6:50 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Hopkins - General Topics
Replies: 204
Views: 24722

Re: Hopkins - General Topics

Fun chart demonstrating what different du/ac look like. To help clarify, the #3 Arena Crossing is a 5-over-1 development at 126 DU/AC. So 100 DU/AC is 4 story stick approximately. That's decent.
by jtoemke
August 15th, 2018, 6:43 am
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Minnesota Governor Election 2018
Replies: 275
Views: 14493

Re: Minnesota Governor Election 2018

I don't see a Wisconsin thread, but the possibilities of a Democrat Governor as looking HUGEEE. First thing that comes to mind - rail link Minneapolis to Chicago via Milwaukee and Madison

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