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by BBMplsMN
February 20th, 2018, 11:27 am
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Condo Rental Caps: Economics and Equity
Replies: 11
Views: 578

Re: Condo Rental Caps: Economics and Equity

I don't have any data, but I would think this is the norm rather than an exception to the rule. My condo has a rental cap. I haven't given it much consideration.
by BBMplsMN
February 12th, 2018, 12:32 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 510 Marquette Avenue
Replies: 137
Views: 29433

Re: 510 Marquette Avenue

The smallish sign was on the ground level facing Nicollet Station. I assumed it was for the ground level corner space since it replaced the large signage that promoted that location as a restaurant space. But it could be for elsewhere in the building.
by BBMplsMN
February 12th, 2018, 8:57 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 510 Marquette Avenue
Replies: 137
Views: 29433

Re: 510 Marquette Avenue

A sign on the window says Innovative is coming soon. I'm assuming it's this:

http://www.innovativeos.com/
by BBMplsMN
February 1st, 2018, 11:17 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: U.S. Bank Stadium
Replies: 2064
Views: 44778

Re: U.S. Bank Stadium

A few articles on U.S. Bank Stadium and HKS due to the Super Bowl:

Sports Illustrated
https://www.si.com/nfl/2018/01/29/super ... -minnesota

Popular Science
https://www.popsci.com/minnesota-super- ... chitecture
by BBMplsMN
February 1st, 2018, 11:13 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Minneapolis Skyway System
Replies: 466
Views: 51238

Re: Minneapolis Skyway System

Honeywell has a new Minneapolis Skyway Maps app. I haven't used it yet, but I downloaded it and will give it a try.

http://markets.businessinsider.com/news ... 1014682875
by BBMplsMN
February 1st, 2018, 10:10 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Minneapolis Skyway System
Replies: 466
Views: 51238

Re: Minneapolis Skyway System

I haven’t been downtown for a few weeks, is it really the case that the state’s super bowl planning organizations failed at providing better signage directing people how to get into the skyways from outside? They have big banners outside at major access points that I think say “Skyway Access.” For ...
by BBMplsMN
January 30th, 2018, 8:20 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: U.S. Bank Stadium
Replies: 2064
Views: 44778

Re: U.S. Bank Stadium

You can take a tour (my guide was very knowledgeable) or go to one of the in-line skating/running nights. Those all cost money but they’ll get you inside. You’re not allowed to wander on your own however. You could also go to one of the cheaper events like a home/remodeling show. You can wander a li...
by BBMplsMN
January 29th, 2018, 10:04 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: U.S. Bank Stadium
Replies: 2064
Views: 44778

Re: U.S. Bank Stadium

Yes, it's photoshopped. You can see the actual trams further down on that page.
by BBMplsMN
January 18th, 2018, 7:14 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Minneapolis Skyway System
Replies: 466
Views: 51238

Re: Minneapolis Skyway System

The signs that say Metrodome will be replaced before the Super Bowl. But they will just be updated ugly blue signs.
by BBMplsMN
January 13th, 2018, 10:58 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: West Lake Station / Calhoun Village area - multimodal study, development, etc.
Replies: 63
Views: 9175

Re: West Lake Station / Calhoun Village area - multimodal study, development, etc.

I always assumed this location would be taken over to somehow improve the Lake/Excelsior mess.
by BBMplsMN
January 13th, 2018, 10:54 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Westminster Church
Replies: 194
Views: 20250

Re: Westminster Church

My bus passes by this every day (well, for the few weeks they were on Nicollet again). I really like the look of it. It feels welcoming and a big improvement over the office building that was there.
by BBMplsMN
January 12th, 2018, 1:45 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News
Replies: 893
Views: 125919

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

Basil's space is now Jolliet House, open for breakfast only. http://www.startribune.com/mary-tyler-moore-hangout-with-view-of-ids-crystal-court-now-a-breakfast-joint/468851173/ I've never been in the space. The balcony always seems hidden when I'm walking by, or at least I never seem to notice it up...
by BBMplsMN
January 11th, 2018, 2:46 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: West Lake Station / Calhoun Village area - multimodal study, development, etc.
Replies: 63
Views: 9175

Re: West Lake Station / Calhoun Village area - multimodal study, development, etc.

This would probably impact the views from the apartments (Foundry) more than the condos (Loop Calhoun). Either way, it is pretty amazing that nearly every lot adjacent to the Loop Calhoun will be redeveloped within the span of a few years. And they weren't empty lots to begin with. They were/are all...
by BBMplsMN
January 5th, 2018, 2:06 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Calhoun Towers - 3430 List Place (2x 269' - 22 stories)
Replies: 36
Views: 1476

Re: West Lake Station / Calhoun Village area - multimodal study, development, etc.

The proposal looks pretty good. I wish they would redo the entire Whole Foods retail area and get rid of the Market Plaza entrance/exit. Maybe shift it to Abbott with a new stoplight. The area is a mess.
by BBMplsMN
December 28th, 2017, 9:31 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Minneapolis Skyway System
Replies: 466
Views: 51238

Re: Minneapolis Skyway System

I was hoping that one of the lasting legacies of the Super Bowl would be a new skyway signage system (or at least a refresh of what is currently in place), but it sounds like they are just going to add signs directing people towards specific venues. http://www.startribune.com/super-bowl-planners-rea...
by BBMplsMN
December 20th, 2017, 9:11 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nicollet Mall
Replies: 1260
Views: 124756

Re: Nicollet Mall

I think my issues with Nicollet Mall right now is less that the concrete is grey, and more that EVERYTHING is grey. The benches, the trashcans, the sculptures/artwork, the bus shelters, the rocks at the base of the trees. They decorated a monotone room with monotone accessories (except for a few col...
by BBMplsMN
December 14th, 2017, 5:36 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map
Replies: 1482
Views: 212721

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

I think the zip line is a pretty fun idea. $30 is a little steep (especially since it was $10 in Indianapolis). But I’ll probsbly still do it. Picking the right day will be important, but hard to know in advance.
by BBMplsMN
December 4th, 2017, 5:31 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nicollet Mall
Replies: 1260
Views: 124756

Re: Nicollet Mall Reconstruction Project

Seems to be running smoothly. However:

1. I prefer catching my bus on Hennepin (since I could also catch other buses going the same direction).
2. Bus shelters are still being installed. And the footprints look a lot smaller than the old ones.
3. Buses move back to Hennepin in mid-January.
by BBMplsMN
December 3rd, 2017, 11:08 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: East End / Thresher Square / Trader Joes - 713 Washington Ave S
Replies: 328
Views: 51225

Re: East End / Thresher Square / Trader Joes - 713 Washington Ave S

It looks like the same exterior material as the new Uptown library, but in multiple colors.
by BBMplsMN
November 17th, 2017, 1:33 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nicollet Mall
Replies: 1260
Views: 124756

Re: Nicollet Mall Reconstruction Project

Bakken2016 wrote:
November 17th, 2017, 12:27 pm
Some of them will, they will all be complete by Dec 31st. Until they are complete they will have standard bus stop signs.
Even more reason why the buses should stay on Hennepin until after the Super Bowl. Actually I don't really care either way, as long as I know where to stand each day.

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