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by dbaur31
July 25th, 2018, 8:16 am
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan
Replies: 199
Views: 27470

Re: Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan

It's unlikely that there's much interest from the really big developers/builders. We're probably not gonna hear about Ryan Companies and Mortenson suddenly building 100 fourplexes across the city. They fry bigger fish. Many other builders are so accustomed to building SFHs, it might take awhile for ...
by dbaur31
April 14th, 2017, 6:29 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Smart Home
Replies: 26
Views: 1269

Re: Smart Home

It's this one, which is not HomeKit compatible out of the box. https://www.chamberlain.com/garage-door-openers/belt-drives/model-wd1000wf But! You're in luck there, though of course, not for free. https://www.chamberlain.com/apple-partnership The idea of spending another $50-70 to add HomeKit bugs m...
by dbaur31
April 13th, 2017, 9:50 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Smart Home
Replies: 26
Views: 1269

Re: Smart Home

Smart home stuff can definitely be a minefield as far as security and sudden inconvenience if the internet is down, but there are some parts of it I genuinely like. I have both a smart thermostat and a garage door opener. Both serve their basic functions just fine without internet. In a 96 year old ...
by dbaur31
September 13th, 2016, 4:19 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Lake Maka Ska / Lake Harriet Master Plan
Replies: 16
Views: 1819

Re: Lake Calhoun and Lake Harriet Master Plan

It looks like a banana with some kind of hammock in it. Which makes it a gigantic banana hammock. Pass.
by dbaur31
June 27th, 2016, 2:21 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Home Buying
Replies: 110
Views: 4868

Re: The economics of housing

"Saccharine nonsense" is in the eye of beholder I suppose, but in our case we 1) made an aggressive offer on a house we really liked and believed was underpriced relative to the current market within a day of when it became available in the hope that the seller would accept before there was competit...
by dbaur31
June 27th, 2016, 12:32 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Home Buying
Replies: 110
Views: 4868

Re: The economics of housing

Worked for me (or helped at least). The seller even brought it up at closing and talked about his wife's reaction to it. It might seem cheesy, but why not try to tip the odds ever so slightly in your favor if you can, right?
by dbaur31
April 7th, 2016, 1:44 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News
Replies: 1043
Views: 159358

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

Moving forward... it sounds like there might be something big planned for the old BZ space. Rick Nelson hinted that it would be a big deal and rumors are swirling. Something from a national brand... any ideas? This is speculative to the point of not even being worthy of the rumors thread, but I won...
by dbaur31
March 16th, 2016, 3:05 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Road Crime
Replies: 420
Views: 45299

Re: Road Crime

I can understand making counts like this, but only an idiot tries to cross Lyndale at 25th. This is all that really matters. I'd cross at 25th every day if it were safe to do so because it's the closest intersection for me to use. But because of the current design I haven't done it once. Instead I ...
by dbaur31
February 19th, 2016, 7:54 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: The Commons - Downtown East Park
Replies: 687
Views: 95957

Re: The Commons - Downtown East Park

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by dbaur31
October 22nd, 2015, 3:09 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: North Loop Neighborhood
Replies: 1009
Views: 163261

Re: North Loop Neighborhood

When I lived in Velo across the street, this was pretty much every conversation with either my wife's family from rural Minnesota or just about anyone with really limited knowledge of MPLS geography. "So we're kinda looking out on Washington Ave but the building is on First Ave and the entrance is o...
by dbaur31
September 23rd, 2015, 7:12 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Target Campus - Brooklyn Park
Replies: 61
Views: 8957

Re: Target Campus - Brooklyn Park

Isn't most of Targets IT offices at 33 South 6th? Not in Brooklyn Park. Almost all of TTS was moved to BP. I lasted all of like three months before I left pretty much as a result of that. I heard they may have paused some of the moves, but I'm not sure how much. The plan was that all of IT would be...
by dbaur31
September 22nd, 2015, 7:44 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Target Campus - Brooklyn Park
Replies: 61
Views: 8957

Re: Target Campus - Brooklyn Park

As someone who left Target IT a little over a year ago, I know that most of the folks they just let go were in roles like business analyst and project manager. Some management layers, too. Though it sucks for those affected, it was a long time coming that there would be a sort of reset and that hiri...
by dbaur31
September 5th, 2015, 5:12 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: North Loop Neighborhood
Replies: 1009
Views: 163261

Re: North Loop Neighborhood

FWIW, the North Loop Neighborhood Association says the name came from a trolley line that ran in the area. I don't know the history of that and don't really care one way or the other, but it seems there's at least a claim of some historical basis for the name. I can understand the desire to differen...
by dbaur31
July 13th, 2015, 2:17 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bike Share
Replies: 333
Views: 36376

Re: Nice Ride Minnesota

Heck, even in 20 years could we see national bike sharing partnerships? For example you purchase your bike sharing city at $50 a month and can select another visiting city for another $20 and another two more cities for $10 each? Since the launch of NiceRide, I've been to Toronto, New York, Chicago...
by dbaur31
July 9th, 2015, 2:41 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Elements of Linden Hills - 4525 France
Replies: 21
Views: 5509

Re: France Ave Apartments - (45th & France)

I haven't seen this anywhere, but it appears this has a name now and is available for August move-ins.

Elements of Linden Hills
http://www.elementslindenhills.com
by dbaur31
July 8th, 2015, 9:35 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: North Loop Neighborhood
Replies: 1009
Views: 163261

Re: North Loop Neighborhood

Heritage charged around $100, IIRC. Pretty sure it was an apartment they just held open for visitors, but I never actually saw it. The one at Copham also served as their show model for prospective renters, which is how I came to see it.
by dbaur31
July 8th, 2015, 11:01 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: North Loop Neighborhood
Replies: 1009
Views: 163261

Re: North Loop Neighborhood

^ Heritage Landing had a guest suite, too. So does Copham I believe, which is another Greco project like Else and 314 6th. Seems to be a thing of theirs. Didn't end up using it at Heritage, but I thought it was nice that it was there.
by dbaur31
June 24th, 2015, 3:36 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Montage (Nye's redevelopment) - 116 E Hennepin Avenue
Replies: 581
Views: 63084

Re: Nye's Redevelopment - 100 block of E Hennepin Avenue

Rift Magazine just posted this on Facebook: "Cannot verify, or deny, but it seems that Nye's Polonaise may remain open until January 2016." Anybody hear anything about this? Can't say I'm surprised considering the development is delayed. I was at Nye's yesterday and a waitress said the same thing. ...
by dbaur31
June 16th, 2015, 7:42 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: RBC Gateway (Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 519'
Replies: 1992
Views: 250242

Re: Nicollet Hotel Block

Question. Who has heard of StaurtCo before this? Lived in Heritage Landing for a year at 410 N 2nd in the North Loop where StuartCo was the mgmt company. Can't speak to their development savvy, but my experience with them was very good. Heritage is a good building that, style-wise, is dated now but...
by dbaur31
June 3rd, 2015, 9:01 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Western Container Building/Arctic Cat HQ - 500 3rd Street N
Replies: 115
Views: 17153

Re: Western Container Building - 500 3rd Street North

Someone must have heard folks grumbling. It may not be much, but there's a sandblasting company doing...something at the site right now.

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