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by schmitzm03
May 10th, 2018, 6:28 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Construction Webcams
Replies: 54
Views: 23645

Re: Construction Webcams

I don't think these have been posted yet:

Dorothy Day Phase II in St. Paul:https://www.workzonecam.com/projects/dorothyday

Green on Fourth: https://app.oxblue.com/open/Frana
by schmitzm03
April 30th, 2018, 1:56 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: East End / Thresher Square / Trader Joes - 713 Washington Ave S
Replies: 369
Views: 60095

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

Yes. I walked by on Saturday and can confirm they are actively building out that space for Trader Joes. There were grocery store style refrigerated display cases and shelves lined up already.
by schmitzm03
March 9th, 2018, 2:47 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Gateway Tower (Four Seasons/RBC) - 43 stories - 513'
Replies: 1640
Views: 174021

Re: United Properties / Four Seasons "Gateway" Project (Nicollet Hotel Block)

So basically it is just going to be super plain looking now. Seriously, the spire and the mullion pattern were like the biggest part of their architectural pitch... The City report indicates the new design no longer needs the spire because it is more architecturally significant than the previous on...
by schmitzm03
January 24th, 2018, 7:20 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 365 Nicollet (334' - 30 stories)
Replies: 619
Views: 101886

Re: Ritz Residences - 365 Nicollet Mall (334' - 30 stories)

The construction of 365 Nicollet from the 17th floor of 4Marq. I'm curious why they took the crane down 3 weeks ago but they haven't put wall panels on the top floors since then. I doubt Opus ran out of money... I think they are finished with the precast panels and only have windows to install. The...
by schmitzm03
January 19th, 2018, 1:12 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Schafer Richardson project - 217 North Chestnut
Replies: 5
Views: 1365

Re: Schafer Richardson project - 217 North Chestnut

Does anyone know if this was approved? I have been keeping up on the St. Paul planning commission minutes and don't recall seeing anything. I walked by today and there is fencing up and digging is well underway. Could be for soil contamination?
by schmitzm03
December 16th, 2017, 2:30 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: CPM North Loop Office Building - 419 Washington Ave N / 420 N 3rd St
Replies: 112
Views: 13302

Re: CPM North Loop Office Building - 419 Washington Ave N / 420 N 3rd St

There’s a tower crane going up here today.
by schmitzm03
November 21st, 2017, 12:22 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Alatus Residential Project - 228 South 12th Street (32 stories - ~348'/405')
Replies: 146
Views: 18658

Re: Alatus Residential Project - 228 South 12th Street

Woah. This is a Magney, Tusler and Setter building... There might be some pieces that should be saved, even it it's just making the courtyard into a pocket park. God that floor plan is awful. An exit right into the 3rd Ave bike lanes, 3 massive community spaces (?), a ton of ground floor PARKING, a...
by schmitzm03
October 20th, 2017, 12:01 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: D Line - Chicago-Fremont/Emerson Rapid Bus
Replies: 113
Views: 8841

Re: D Line - Fremont/Emerson/Chicago Rapid Bus

I've been wondering how this line is going to stay on schedule as it goes southbound from HCMC to Lake Street. For the past two weeks I've taken the 94 from St. Paul leaving at 3:30, gotten off at HCMC, and tried to either walk or take the 5 all the way to S 35th St. Because cars have been backed up...
by schmitzm03
October 17th, 2017, 2:25 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: CPM North Loop Office Building - 419 Washington Ave N / 420 N 3rd St
Replies: 112
Views: 13302

Re: CPM North Loop Office Building - 419 Washington Ave N / 420 N 3rd St

Isn't the ground level pretty active with retail space? I think the parking will be mostly hidden by the office space, even at the 2-5 levels.
by schmitzm03
October 17th, 2017, 12:15 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: CPM North Loop Office Building - 419 Washington Ave N / 420 N 3rd St
Replies: 112
Views: 13302

Re: CPM North Loop Office Building - 419 Washington Ave N / 420 N 3rd St

This is underway. I drove by last night and there are jersey barriers surrounding the site and they have already started driving piles. I believe this was approved and the appeal denied.
by schmitzm03
May 25th, 2017, 7:21 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Subsidized and/or Affordable Housing
Replies: 305
Views: 20373

Re: Subsidized and/or Affordable Housing

Great article by Richard Reeves at Brookings on the impact of exclusionary zoning on inequality. I know many here are already deeply familiar with these ideas, but the piece is a very succinct and cogent synthesis that could help the uninitiated understand why fighting development or up-zoning somet...
by schmitzm03
May 4th, 2017, 6:12 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Mozaic (all phases)
Replies: 576
Views: 67533

Re: Mozaic (all phases)

The white material on the southwest side looks like a match for the material used on the parking ramp. Can't imagine that getting much praise from people on this board (including me) once it starts going up. If Opus is constructing this, then it would fit perfectly with their (lack of) style. I do t...
by schmitzm03
March 30th, 2017, 6:46 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Saint Paul - General Topics
Replies: 425
Views: 77668

Re: Saint Paul - General Topics

The old mid-century Woolworth's building at 428 Minnesota is finally going to get some love. http://www.twincities.com/2016/04/27/st-paul-woolworths-building-mad-men-makeover/ Interesting to note, it was STILL leased. Wahh? Woolworth’s long-term land lease expired last year, giving the building own...
by schmitzm03
December 22nd, 2016, 7:18 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: 38th Street Corridor & 38th St Station Development
Replies: 191
Views: 28216

Re: 38th Street Corridor & 38th St Station/Lander Development

There was an excavator tearing apart the garage building on the 38th St side of this site yesterday.
by schmitzm03
October 7th, 2016, 9:25 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Foundry Mixed-Use Development - 115-125 1st St N, 128 2nd St N, 128 1st Av N
Replies: 61
Views: 8786

Foundry Mixed-Use Development - 115-125 1st St N, 128 2nd St N, 128 1st Av N

The following is noted in the Community Development Committee's meeting packet for City recommendations on brownfield funding: "Foundry, The (115/117/119/121/123/125 1st St. N., 128 1st Ave. N., 128 2nd St. N.) Projected DEED Request: $489,775 Projected Metropolitan Council TBRA Request: $397,075 Pr...
by schmitzm03
September 20th, 2016, 11:26 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: CPM North Loop Office Building - 419 Washington Ave N / 420 N 3rd St
Replies: 112
Views: 13302

Re: 419 Washington Ave N - 10 story office

Staff is recommending approval with the condition that any part of the building facing a primary street be lined with an active use (e.g., office) instead of with parking. This would make it better, although I agree that since the street level is relatively active and the parking might not be too ob...
by schmitzm03
May 21st, 2016, 8:04 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Road Crime
Replies: 419
Views: 42459

Re: Road Crime

Strib actually has a relatively decent piece discussing pedestrian safety in the metro: http://www.startribune.com/in-crashes-that-kill-pedestrians-the-majority-of-drivers-don-t-face-charges/380345481/ No discussion of how the built environment affects pedestrian safety (other than what is implied b...
by schmitzm03
May 21st, 2016, 6:37 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Stadium LRT Station, Ped Bridge & Plaza (MSFA block)
Replies: 466
Views: 51672

Re: Stadium LRT Station, Ped Bridge & Plaza (MSFA block)

There are some specs related to tge plaza on the msfa rfp website. My (non-expert) reading of them is that there will be a raised concrete plaza on top of the underground ramp with stairs down to the street. Not so sure about the precast concrete forms on the other side of the lrt platform. Could th...
by schmitzm03
May 4th, 2016, 10:45 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: 200 Central - Alatus Tower (Washburn-McReavy Site) 483' / 40 Stories
Replies: 821
Views: 115676

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

The neighborhood != the district. You can look at the map here . I recommend it! The district has two towers. Those towers are the reason the district was created. Wait a second...what am I missing? According to the map, the Carlyle (~2006) is in the district and the district was created in 1971. A...
by schmitzm03
March 1st, 2016, 12:34 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Pioneer Endicott Building - (141 East Fourth Street)
Replies: 27
Views: 10596

Re: Pioneer Endicott Building - (141 East Fourth Street)

This building is on fire. Flames shooting off the roof. Spfd is here en masse.

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