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by BBMplsMN
September 23rd, 2019, 8:00 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nicollet Mall
Replies: 1360
Views: 150903

Re: Nicollet Mall

It looks like the planters started being delivered last week. As far as I can tell, it looks like there are two sizes roughly the same size as the bollards outside the hotels at the south end of Nicollet. Not sure what kind of plants will be in them, but if I had to make a guess, I would expect some...
by BBMplsMN
September 11th, 2019, 12:46 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map
Replies: 1730
Views: 280805

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Often I've thought it would be neat to put an iconic large sculpture overlooking the 35W/94/55 mess of ramps entering downtown. I was thinking just south of the Sherwinn Williams building parking lot or near the corner of it. The idea is that as people coming into Downtown via the LRT or car their ...
by BBMplsMN
September 3rd, 2019, 1:38 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4468
Views: 403300

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

I kayaked under the bridge on Friday afternoon. They were definitely working in the area around the old bridge and doing some piledriving, but it was difficult to see exactly what they were working on.
by BBMplsMN
August 23rd, 2019, 11:35 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown (and LynLake) Development & General Topics
Replies: 1057
Views: 140155

Re: Uptown (and LynLake) Development & General Topics

I would prefer The Mall be an art park/sculpture garden type space. A nice visual way to walk from the library to Lake of the Isles. It seems more fitting for the Uptown vibe than sport courts.
by BBMplsMN
August 22nd, 2019, 12:37 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Ironclad Apartments & Moxy Hotel - Washington & Chicago
Replies: 156
Views: 26609

Re: Ironclad Apartments & Moxy Hotel - Washington & Chicago

I agree about the stones. The sidewalk presence is odd on this building.
by BBMplsMN
August 13th, 2019, 12:36 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown (and LynLake) Development & General Topics
Replies: 1057
Views: 140155

Re: Uptown (and LynLake) Development & General Topics

Anyone have more info about this project. It popped up on my facebook feed today. https://www.facebook.com/events/430516867555985/ IMPORTANT NEIGHBORHOOD UPDATE: Meeting to determine the fate of The Mall in Uptown TONIGHT!!! This may be your LAST chance before they start removing the trees and parki...
by BBMplsMN
July 19th, 2019, 4:30 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: North Loop Green - Hines - 350 N 5th St(?) - 35 stories / 393'
Replies: 69
Views: 8312

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

There are additional photos in the MSP Biz Journal article: https://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/news/2019/07/18/hines-releases-images-of-proposed-36-story-north.html In the third photo it looks like there may be a public garage (tho the letters are cut off) next to or maybe attached to the restau...
by BBMplsMN
July 9th, 2019, 10:40 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Roseville / Rosedale - General Topics
Replies: 102
Views: 15420

Re: Roseville / Rosedale - General Topics

Revolution Food Hall at Rosedale closed after 8 months, according to the Star Tribune. It'll be replaced with "a new concept featuring local vendors and a new experience."
by BBMplsMN
June 13th, 2019, 8:48 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 800 Washington Ave - 14 stories - 173' (Guthrie Ramp liner development: Reloaded)
Replies: 58
Views: 9954

Re: 800 Washington Ave - 14 stories - 173' (Guthrie Ramp liner development: Reloaded)

It's still a good project, but I like the look of the shorter, original building better. It's a little too massive and bulky for me now. On the plus side, I like all the retail spaces. And it kept the pocket garden/green spaces. On the negative side, half the units on levels 4 and 5 look directly in...
by BBMplsMN
June 10th, 2019, 9:06 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Vicinity - 205 Park Avenue (Mill District Ramp Parcel)
Replies: 56
Views: 12010

Re: Vicinity - 205 Park Avenue (Mill District Ramp Parcel)

Neighbors, council member fight Airbnb-style rentals in Minneapolis http://www.startribune.com/city-council-member-wants-to-crack-down-on-airbnb-style-rentals-in-minneapolis/511092572/ Considering the neighborhood originally wanted condos in this location, and Sherman was approved to build apartmen...
by BBMplsMN
June 7th, 2019, 3:48 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Bergan's Redevelopment - Cedar & Minnehaha Parkway
Replies: 32
Views: 2210

Re: Bergan's Redevelopment - Cedar & Minnehaha Parkway

Chocolate Shoppe makes most of Izzy’s ice cream. However Izzy’s provides the ingredients to them.
by BBMplsMN
May 15th, 2019, 8:11 am
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Doors Open Minneapolis event - May 18-19, 2019
Replies: 4
Views: 758

Re: Doors Open Minneapolis event - May 18-19, 2019

Is anyone else attending Doors Open Minneapolis this weekend? What sites are at the top of your list? I'm still trying to figure out what I want to see. Plus, this weekend also has Explore Downtown Living and Art-a-Whirl. Busy busy.
by BBMplsMN
April 22nd, 2019, 7:37 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4468
Views: 403300

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

I really should start keeping a list of all the ways Kenwood has tried to kill this project. The latest one I heard about is saving a rare bee that breeds in the rail corridor. But this was on Nextdoor, so that ups the crazy quotient.
by BBMplsMN
April 15th, 2019, 7:21 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: CNU 2020
Replies: 7
Views: 1297

Re: CNU 2020

For anyone interested, the happy hour is now this Thursday (April 18). Same details as before. See link above. The event invitation offers some questions to consider beforehand: 1. The theme of the 2020 Congress is the Promise of the Public Realm: Community, Equity, Voice. What does this mean to you...
by BBMplsMN
April 10th, 2019, 2:03 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: CNU 2020
Replies: 7
Views: 1297

Re: CNU 2020

I think the CNU happy hour is being rescheduled due to the weather.
by BBMplsMN
April 7th, 2019, 9:27 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: CNU 2020
Replies: 7
Views: 1297

CNU 2020

The Congress for New Urbanism will be in Saint Paul in 2020, and they are looking for local urbanists to get involved. The planning committee is hosting a happy hour this Thursday (April 11) from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Dual Citizen Brewing Company in Saint Paul. To register or for more information fol...
by BBMplsMN
April 5th, 2019, 11:33 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Allianz Field and Snelling-Midway Development
Replies: 746
Views: 79759

Re: Allianz Field and Snelling-Midway Development

No doubt it's going to be messy with the platform in the middle of the road. Seems like a pedestrian tunnel might be in order.
by BBMplsMN
March 20th, 2019, 12:47 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: City Club Apartments - 1000 Marquette Ave (Handicraft Building)
Replies: 375
Views: 49766

Re: City Club Apartments - 1000 Marquette Ave (Handicraft Building)

jtoemke wrote:
March 20th, 2019, 11:21 am
Honestly, I am their ideal client, being someone who moved in one car trip last time. If I found 350-400sf in an older building for like 700-800 bucks I'd be down for sure.
$700-$800 would be great. Sadly, these mini miracles start at more than $1,200.
by BBMplsMN
February 26th, 2019, 5:35 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Amazon's New HQ?
Replies: 280
Views: 18281

Re: Amazon's New HQ?

by BBMplsMN
February 14th, 2019, 10:52 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: RBC Gateway (Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 503'
Replies: 1963
Views: 239480

Re: Gateway Tower (RBC/Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 503'

Still gonna be a long and boring inside walk from that fancy hotel, as there's no other route than through the library, 365, Xcel, the Nic and Fifth Street Towers until you no skyway level retail until you get to there (with the Nic's being empty). Pretty much the same situation at street level. Th...

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