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by alexschief
December 11th, 2019, 9:26 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: North Loop Green - Hines - 350 N 5th St(?) - 35 stories / 393'
Replies: 75
Views: 12328

Re: North Loop Green - Hines - 350 N 5th St(?) - 35 stories / 393'

Clad in precast concrete. I hope the HPC lobbies again for cladding that matches T3, which I think was a rusted steel. But I will say that the renderings make it pretty clear that they have understood the need for texture on the exterior panels, because they show a lot of it. The office building con...
by alexschief
December 11th, 2019, 9:16 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Prospect Park - General Topics
Replies: 189
Views: 34291

Re: Prospect Park - General Topics

Disappointing to see the spread of these cheaply designed hotels along University. This is a good site, I was hoping for much better.
by alexschief
December 10th, 2019, 10:59 am
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis City Planning Commission
Replies: 105
Views: 15158

Re: Minneapolis City Planning Commission

End-of-year CPC stats: https://i.imgur.com/iqRadhd.jpg Takeaways: - Another year without a single project proposed for Ward 4. For the time period that I have counts for (2015-present) there has yet to be a project proposed for this ward. - 2019 saw a huge increase in the number of units proposed fo...
by alexschief
December 7th, 2019, 2:50 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Zoning in Minneapolis
Replies: 285
Views: 29772

Re: Zoning in Minneapolis

I'm making a point about the frequent "apartment construction moving to the suburbs" narrative. I expect IZ to slightly decrease the pipeline of new units, but it won't kill it dead by any stretch. That's what has happened in Portland, and they have a more aggressive IZ policy than Minneapolis. One ...
by alexschief
December 7th, 2019, 9:10 am
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Zoning in Minneapolis
Replies: 285
Views: 29772

Re: Zoning in Minneapolis

% of MSP Metro Multi-family Housing Units Built in the Core Two Cities: 2010 - 50% 2011 - 48% 2012 - 69% 2013 - 70% 2014 - 50% 2015 - 47% 2016 - 58% 2017 - 41% 2018 - 47% 2019 (to date) - 52% If you can find a trend in that, let me know, because I can't. The rate of multi-family being built in the c...
by alexschief
December 6th, 2019, 3:37 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)
Replies: 2336
Views: 237847

Re: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)

BRT plans provide chance to take new look at Chicago-Lake: https://www.metrotransit.org/brt-plans-provide-chance-to-take-new-look-at-chicago-lake That's good news, this transit center was really a mistake, and it badly needs to be redesigned. There could still be a transit center element to serve r...
by alexschief
December 6th, 2019, 2:23 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Bloomington Central Station & South Loop Development
Replies: 191
Views: 38083

Re: Bloomington Central Station & South Loop Development

Does any of the new construction in this area have space for retail?
by alexschief
December 5th, 2019, 12:55 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Melzer Block (E Hennepin between Univ and 4th) for Sale
Replies: 13
Views: 927

Re: Melzer Block (E Hennepin between Univ and 4th) for Sale

grant1simons2 wrote:
December 4th, 2019, 7:26 pm
Why is everyone assuming it's being torn down? Am I missing something? Melzer is the namesake of the existing building. It seems like it's just trading hands.
The whole block is unlikely to be torn down, but the Noodle & Company parcel is a really good development opportunity, don't you think?
by alexschief
December 4th, 2019, 4:20 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nicollet Mall
Replies: 1378
Views: 157582

Re: Nicollet Mall

The reconstruction was completed after I moved away from Minnesota, and so my exposure to the new Nicollet has come on visits. As it has happened, I've never stayed directly in downtown, and so in particular I had not been able to experience Nicollet both during the day and at night. That's a preamb...
by alexschief
December 4th, 2019, 10:44 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Melzer Block (E Hennepin between Univ and 4th) for Sale
Replies: 13
Views: 927

Re: Melzer Block (E Hennepin between Univ and 4th) for Sale

A couple of the buildings on this block have their own merits, but the charm here is mostly a product of the small, long parcel sizes that creates multiple street frontages. The prime location on this block is the main exception; the corner Noodles & Company building, which is a single story, not hi...
by alexschief
December 4th, 2019, 9:19 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Northeast and Southeast Minneapolis - General Topics
Replies: 816
Views: 71616

Re: Northeast and Southeast Minneapolis - General Topics

In the near future I predict that the burgeoning St. Anthony skyline, with the Stone Arch Bridge in the foreground, will be a popular photograph. It's disappointing that Kelly Doran decided to waste the GM parcel with a pair of Dallas Donuts instead of putting up a pair of additional towers. One of ...
by alexschief
December 4th, 2019, 9:05 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Saint Paul - General Topics
Replies: 554
Views: 116808

Re: Saint Paul - General Topics

The striking Mino Oski Ain Dah Yung building is complete and was just profiled in the Strib . It provides 42 housing units and a lot of cultural opportunities for young homeless American Indians. I caught a view from the train, it's a eye-catching design, hard to miss. https://i.imgur.com/hKTnuPJ.jpg
by alexschief
December 4th, 2019, 9:00 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Vicinity - 205 Park Avenue (Mill District Ramp Parcel)
Replies: 58
Views: 12477

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

This is nearly complete. Looks like tenants could start moving in, if not by the new year, than shortly after. It's anodyne infill (inc. silly rooftop ski ramp), but the upcoming Kim Bartmann bakery and possible brewpub will be huge amenities for the neighborhood. https://i.imgur.com/tUHVjAB.jpg htt...
by alexschief
December 4th, 2019, 8:54 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Raymond Station area developments
Replies: 10
Views: 2759

Re: Raymond Station area developments

The Raymond and University area has had a strong attraction to redevelopment projects and proposals. I’m certain more will be coming. I felt it worth getting a thread for them. Starting with a proposal for 120+ rentals in a mixed use proposal at 2250 University. https://finance-commerce.com/2019/02...
by alexschief
December 3rd, 2019, 10:42 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Kelly's Depot Development - 241 E Kellogg Blvd
Replies: 8
Views: 2915

Re: Kelly's Depot Development - 241 E Kellogg Blvd

Work on this seems to be stalled, the work has progressed only slightly from the photo above and there was nobody on the site on Monday. Would be pretty disappointing if this somehow fell through.
by alexschief
December 3rd, 2019, 10:41 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Kraus Anderson Dev at Raymond & University (form US Bank branch)
Replies: 2
Views: 784

Re: Raymond Station area developments

On Monday there was a rig drilling in the parking lot of the US Bank. Looks like the rumors of that parcel on track for redevelopment may be true. Would be huge to upgrade the one true weak corner of this intersection.
by alexschief
November 27th, 2019, 6:50 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map
Replies: 1737
Views: 288920

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

On the first of the month, Minneapolis put out an RFP for Lot A in Cedar Riverside. This potential project has gotten a lot of media attention. CM Warsame, with the support of Mayor Frey, has proposed an African mall on the site, but some local business owners and apparently a group of local moms ar...
by alexschief
November 27th, 2019, 8:48 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: C Line - Penn Avenue North Rapid Bus
Replies: 217
Views: 24436

Re: C Line - Penn Avenue North Rapid Bus

My prediction is that the B Line will end up being the highest ridership aBRT route, even though the corridor is currently behind the #5 corridor and a combined #10 and #18 (Nicollet/Central) corridor. The density of activity along the Lake St. corridor is tremendous, and there's more development in...
by alexschief
November 27th, 2019, 8:40 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Ford Site Redevelopment
Replies: 50
Views: 6506

Re: Ford Site Redevelopment

It seems like a diagonal transit corridor across the project area would be required to make interesting ideas like the Midtown-Ford Corridor ever happen. Has such a corridor—above or below ground—ever been part of the project planning discussion? A diagonal is not necessary. I'm told that the exten...
by alexschief
November 25th, 2019, 7:45 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: The Once and Future Dayton's
Replies: 292
Views: 45158

Re: The Once and Future Dayton's

Stupid things that I truly believe: the revitalization of Dayton's will cause older suburban residents to perceive Minneapolis as safer.

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