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by Daboink
April 5th, 2016, 6:29 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Southdale Library Block Redevelopment - Edina
Replies: 45
Views: 4946

Re: Southdale Library & Service Center Replacement - Edina

hnoor0055 wrote:The focus feature of the kids storytime area is a TV screen??
That is what happens when Millenials have kids. :lol: I know people that have iPads for their 3 year olds, so honestly I think a TV in the kids area seems rather tame. Sad, but not surprising.
by Daboink
April 5th, 2016, 6:20 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: RBC Gateway (Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 519'
Replies: 1992
Views: 248269

Re: Nicollet Hotel Block

Silophant wrote:Audience member is concerned that this is out of scale with the surrounding environment, which I will admit I did not expect to hear about a proposal downtown.
Did someone wander over the river from Our Lady of Lourdes...? ;-)
by Daboink
April 5th, 2016, 6:10 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: RBC Gateway (Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 519'
Replies: 1992
Views: 248269

Re: Nicollet Hotel Block

John21 wrote:Image
I like it. Iconic? Maybe not so much, but certainly better than i think many were expecting. I love the glass at street level and the lighted spire will look cool crossing the river on Hennepin.
by Daboink
March 31st, 2016, 9:36 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: DTE: Wells Fargo, Radisson Red, Edition Apts & Millwright Building
Replies: 2903
Views: 363739

Re: Downtown East - Wells Fargo / Radisson Red / Edition Apts

Based on the data on their websites about leasing: The Western Edition (Building 510) is 21% leased or 6 out of 29 units. The Eastern Edition (Building 640) is 25% leased or 8 out of 32 units. I'd expect both to be close to or fully leased by the time final work is completed or shortly thereafter c...
by Daboink
March 31st, 2016, 9:30 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Fort Snelling Upper Post
Replies: 38
Views: 7753

Re: Fort Snelling Upper Post

As a Minnesota history buff; and in my own words a "reasonable" preservation buff; I'm more than thrilled with improvements to historic structures and their surrounding areas that allow better access and educational opportunities. This news makes me happy.
by Daboink
March 19th, 2016, 7:49 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Minnesota Vikings Headquarters - Eagan
Replies: 40
Views: 4807

Re: Minnesota Vikings Headquarters - Eagan

Is Chicago Ave > Vikings Way over and dead? IMO we should rename 494 in Eagan "Vikings Way" A small part of me does hope they ask to rename Dodd Rd. :roll: The current Winter Park facility in Eden Prairie is located on Viking Drive, Fox 9 studios and even the Lifetouch HQ have a Viking Drive addres...
by Daboink
March 14th, 2016, 10:39 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: U.S. Bank Stadium
Replies: 2066
Views: 59511

Re: U.S. Bank Stadium Construction Updates

Planning commission today on an 8-0 vote said no to the Viking Way. Still needs to go before the full council, but I'm hoping that this is the end of this silly renaming games. Don't rush, Mr. Frey says he would be willing to barter back public rights to the Commons Park in exchange for a name chan...
by Daboink
February 25th, 2016, 2:00 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Bloomington Central Station & South Loop Development
Replies: 189
Views: 37072

Re: Bloomington Central Station & South Loop Development

Beat me to the punch on those pics, looks good, and I think fairly represents the massing and presence by the street.
by Daboink
February 17th, 2016, 5:40 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Bloomington Central Station & South Loop Development
Replies: 189
Views: 37072

Re: Bloomington Central Station & South Loop Development

I haven't remembered to take any pics while passing lately, but portions of IndiGo are on 5th and 6th floors now, windows are partially in on the eastern portion.
by Daboink
February 17th, 2016, 5:35 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: TCF Bank Building Redevelopment
Replies: 384
Views: 66863

Re: TCF Bank Building Redevelopment

Can someone say Multifoods/City Center #2? :P
by Daboink
February 1st, 2016, 12:17 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Stadium Parking Ramp Development Site
Replies: 1049
Views: 124598

Re: Stadium Parking Ramp Air Rights Development

amiller92 wrote:I'm glad skimmed this the next day, or I'd have had a hard time staying out of it. As is, most of what's being debated does not matter anymore.
^This. Hence my overwhelming desire that we move on. I want no part of re-hashing all this for eternity.
by Daboink
January 30th, 2016, 11:35 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Stadium Parking Ramp Development Site
Replies: 1049
Views: 124598

Re: Stadium Parking Ramp Air Rights Development

To paraphrase a certain cranky old politician, the citizens of this forum are sick and tired of hearing about your damn chicken or the egg, stadium or the park development complaints! ;-)

Can we move on please?
by Daboink
January 22nd, 2016, 5:48 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map
Replies: 1733
Views: 285391

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Yep, few improvements there. IDS exception. egh. You're kidding, you don't think 55 years of surface parking lot is an improvement? Jeez, if I didn't know better I'd believe you think some those buildings they tore down were downright gorgeous... oh wait they were. And you're right. It's pictures l...
by Daboink
January 20th, 2016, 12:37 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Minneapolis Skyway System
Replies: 517
Views: 64073

Re: Minneapolis Skyway System

A fluff piece today on the value of our vaunted skyway system, from the point of view of someone who despises both cars AND bikes being allowed downtown.
http://www.startribune.com/some-like-it ... 365776581/
by Daboink
December 17th, 2015, 8:26 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Mall of America - Bloomington
Replies: 973
Views: 134485

Re: Mall of America - Bloomington

grant1simons2 wrote:I think the Mall of America is on its way out in the next 20-30 years.
If you're still living here then you'd better hope not, considering the destination it continues to be for the rest of the country and world. Good luck making up that state sales tax revenue somewhere else.
by Daboink
October 16th, 2015, 8:24 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Mall of America - Bloomington
Replies: 973
Views: 134485

Re: Mall of America - Bloomington

Guys I like arguing about facts as much as the next guy (no, that's a lie, I hate it, it's one of the most despicable behaviors of human conversation) but we can very all this. Because facts! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bubba_Gump_Shrimp_Company I'm confused as to why there was an argument about ...
by Daboink
October 16th, 2015, 8:18 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Alia Tower - 200 Central - 483' / 40 Stories
Replies: 896
Views: 138902

Re: Alatus St. Anthony Tower (Washburn-McReavy Site)

So the Alatus tower will not be leasing / depending on the adjacent ramp for its parking needs? The presumption was that tenants would lease 300-350 spaces out of the ~900 spaces available in the ramp. That's going to represent a big design change from the previous drawings we saw, which showed no ...
by Daboink
October 16th, 2015, 8:06 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Bloomington Central Station & South Loop Development
Replies: 189
Views: 37072

Re: Bloomington Central Station & South Loop Development

It's suburban with decoration Which is still better than nothing amirite?? ;-) It's 10 times better than an empty lot in an already developing area, especially if it fills a food desert gap with a small grocery. And as far as urban mixed use, the city has never stated it wanted the residential comp...
by Daboink
October 5th, 2015, 9:49 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Bloomington Central Station & South Loop Development
Replies: 189
Views: 37072

Re: Bloomington Central Station & South Loop Development

seanrichardryan wrote:It has a 5 level parking ramp going up in the center.
This I know, hence why they are already framing instead of digging ;-). Was just pointing it out! At least they are going to disguise it somewhat, unlike the ramp on that monstrosity the Luxembourg over by 494 & Normandale.
by Daboink
October 5th, 2015, 7:15 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Bloomington Central Station & South Loop Development
Replies: 189
Views: 37072

Re: Bloomington Central Station & South Loop Development

IndiGo is moving along, concrete & steel(?) base going up, stick framing work already underway for first floor on top of that. It's amazing how quickly we can build when we don't dig 4 levels of underground parking.

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