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by schmitzm03
October 20th, 2017, 12:01 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: D Line - Fremont/Emerson/Chicago Rapid Bus
Replies: 29
Views: 1977

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: 111
Views: 12214

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: 111
Views: 12214

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: 300
Views: 18714

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: 565
Views: 63025

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: 400
Views: 68056

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: 180
Views: 24621

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: 53
Views: 6981

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: 111
Views: 12214

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: 417
Views: 40665

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: 49563

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: 757
Views: 97949

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: 10156

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

This building is on fire. Flames shooting off the roof. Spfd is here en masse.
by schmitzm03
February 1st, 2016, 1:57 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Anishinabe Bii Gii Wiin - (1600 E 19th St)
Replies: 8
Views: 1814

Re: Anishinabe Bii Gii Wiin

This project is under way. Fences are up and a backhoe is digging.
by schmitzm03
January 28th, 2016, 10:39 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Walgreens - (2650 Hennepin - Roat Osha/FirstTech)
Replies: 144
Views: 12680

Re: Walgreens - (2650 Hennepin - Roat Osha/FirstTech)

Bender and Goodman are introducing ordinance amendments at tomorrow's city council meeting to change regulations of drive through facilities and expand PO overlay districts to additional properties along Hennepin, Nicollet, and Franklin. I can't find details on the council agenda explaining exactly ...
by schmitzm03
January 26th, 2016, 12:22 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: 333 on the Park / Sibley Square
Replies: 22
Views: 4509

Re: Sibley Square

I saw a sign in the skyway today saying Sibley Square would be closed to through traffic from 1/22/16 to 3/2017 due to construction. Maybe this is finally happening?
by schmitzm03
December 11th, 2015, 3:40 pm
Forum: Greater Minnesota
Topic: New Ulm
Replies: 21
Views: 3177

Re: New Ulm

And there hasn't been a grocer there for decades...since before I was born (1980). I'm not sure it ever has. According to my father (my family has been in New Ulm since 1854), prior to the large format grocers with massive parking lots they have now (and for as long as I remember), all of the grocer...
by schmitzm03
December 11th, 2015, 3:09 pm
Forum: Greater Minnesota
Topic: New Ulm
Replies: 21
Views: 3177

Re: New Ulm

So was the downtown retail that preceded it. (Chronicled on the New Ulm Now and Then Facebook page) I'm not a huge fan of big box retail, but I grew up in New Ulm in the '80s and '90s and downtown today is at least as full of successful retail establishments as I remember it back then. So, I'm not ...
by schmitzm03
December 10th, 2015, 8:42 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: RISE at Prospect Park - 2929 University Ave SE
Replies: 143
Views: 21031

Re: RISE at Prospect Park - 2929 University Ave SE

Here's the count:
Studio: 92 (27%)
1 Bed: 99 (29%)
2 Bed: 102 (30%)
3 Bed: 20 (6%)
4 Bed: 23 (7%)
by schmitzm03
November 25th, 2015, 8:12 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Montage (Nye's redevelopment) - 116 E Hennepin Avenue
Replies: 577
Views: 54089

Re: Nye's Redevelopment - 116 E Hennepin Avenue

Staff recommend approval with the condition that no fiber cement is allowed. Also, they want the sixth floor color on the addition to more closely match (or resemble...for lack of a better word) the color of the proposed brick for the addition. Another improvement recommended by staff is use of bric...

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