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by Aville_37
March 25th, 2015, 8:25 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Gateway Tower (RBC Plaza Jr.) - 30 stories - 458'
Replies: 1701
Views: 182711

Re: Nicollet Hotel Block

Wish the Twin Cities had something like this... http://www.chicagoarchitecture.org/ I like this site for being a central site to find/post the latest development news/ images, etc. and to read other's creative ideas about design issues for the cities, but honestly the immaturity and lack of civility...
by Aville_37
March 22nd, 2015, 3:37 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Local Business Recommendations
Replies: 58
Views: 3325

Re: Local Business Recommendations

Thanks everyone for the info. Will have to check out.
by Aville_37
March 21st, 2015, 10:32 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: 7th Street Transit "Advantage" Bus Stops
Replies: 140
Views: 21034

Re: Bus Stop on 7th Street at Nicollet Mall

I really wish the city would focus on making the east-west streets and sidewalks more pedestrian and transit user friendly. Nicer transit stops, better streescapes, etc.
by Aville_37
March 21st, 2015, 10:29 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Calhoun Square
Replies: 272
Views: 40586

Re: Calhoun Square

Haven't they also started replacing the flooring in part of the mall? I think they ripped out the old carpet and replaced it with cool looking flooring...
by Aville_37
March 21st, 2015, 10:27 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: The Commons - Downtown East Park
Replies: 672
Views: 89077

Re: The Commons - Downtown East Park

I honestly forget about this underground parking. I wonder how many other people do as well.
by Aville_37
March 15th, 2015, 10:30 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Local Business Recommendations
Replies: 58
Views: 3325

Re: Local Business Recommendations

Can anyone recommend some places to pick up some cool furniture? Maybe some local/second had shops with quality stuff? Been scoping out the chains - CB2, West Elm, Home Goods, Market but open to other suggestions? Looking for a mix of contemporary/vintage pieces. Thanks!
by Aville_37
March 15th, 2015, 10:26 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News
Replies: 915
Views: 131715

Re: Downtown Restaurant News

I really wish they'd redesign the exterior for the Forum space.
by Aville_37
March 15th, 2015, 10:25 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4221
Views: 359229

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Agree on stations with better protection from the elements. Real time schedules are a must. Also - put the swipe card stations at the entrance to the stations, and more than just one/two as there can be lines that form.
by Aville_37
March 15th, 2015, 10:21 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Target Field Station (the Hotel) & Target Field Station (the Station)
Replies: 997
Views: 127272

Re: Target Field Station

Anyone have any news about the new retail/restaurant space that was supposed to be added to Target Field Station? I know there is still that tiny empty space by Caribou. Hopefully with the new office buildings going up, this space will become more activated during the day time and evenings.
by Aville_37
March 15th, 2015, 10:16 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nordic House - 729 Washington Av N
Replies: 288
Views: 46056

Re: 729 Washington Av N

Understand the need for parking but why not line the ramp with housing or make it mixed use? At the least, it should blend in more with the look of other warehouses in the area. My biggest pet peeve is having a parking ramp overlooking the park. People want green space in the area. Missed opportunit...
by Aville_37
March 10th, 2015, 8:31 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Legacy Condominiums - 121 12th Ave S (187' - 17 Stories)
Replies: 201
Views: 28672

Re: Stanton Condo Project - 121 12th Ave S

I hope he ups his design for this one. While I love in-fill, not a fan of his buildings - Bridgewater, etc. Too suburban and not pedestrian friendly at all.
by Aville_37
March 10th, 2015, 8:30 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Mayo Clinic Square
Replies: 511
Views: 72860

Re: Mayo Clinic Square

I agree - more lively than before. Now I wish City Center would at least follow suit and redo the cladding over its parking deck facing Hennepin.
by Aville_37
March 10th, 2015, 8:28 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Peavey Plaza
Replies: 218
Views: 36871

Re: Peavey Plaza

Oh - I read that Peavey is going to be one of this summer's pop-up parks. Again - why waste money in a temporary fix and not hold off and put the funds towards permanent improvements. Makes me very upset.
by Aville_37
March 10th, 2015, 8:27 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Peavey Plaza
Replies: 218
Views: 36871

Re: Peavey Plaza

Glassy/transparent, well light year round in-door/out door coffee bar/wine bar, etc. with outdoor tables/chairs. I thought Orchestra Hall was going to put in a new restaurant overlooking Peavey? Better walkways, stairs, ramps, etc. More pedestrian friendly, dramatic lighting, and of course, for 3 of...
by Aville_37
March 9th, 2015, 8:20 pm
Forum: Greater Minnesota
Topic: Pier B - Duluth
Replies: 39
Views: 9525

Re: Pier B

I thought the Radison was undergoing a renovation?
by Aville_37
March 6th, 2015, 6:04 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Brunsfield Place - 915 Washington Avenue N
Replies: 191
Views: 35026

Re: Brunsfield Place - (915 Washington Avenue North)

This area was screaming for a decent coffee shop, just to hang and relax. The Caribou by Target Field is great, but quite a distance. I see Spyhouse to Mpls. what Intelligentsia is to Chicago. Still wish we'd get a full-scale Intelligentsia here as well.
by Aville_37
March 6th, 2015, 6:02 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: North Loop Neighborhood
Replies: 984
Views: 147846

Re: North Loop Neighborhood

Planted medians, or at least mid-block pedestrian islands and crosswalks should be placed all along Washington Avenue - in the North Loop and through the downtown area...
by Aville_37
February 28th, 2015, 12:34 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 365 Nicollet (334' - 30 stories)
Replies: 621
Views: 102994

Re: Opus Ritz Block Development

Ok - looked at the proposed design fronting Nicollet again. Lots of glass fronting the Mall, but one entryway? Do these developers NOT read/listen to studies/experts on how to create a successful building design at the street-level in an urban environment? To be successful and to create an exciting ...
by Aville_37
February 28th, 2015, 12:16 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 365 Nicollet (334' - 30 stories)
Replies: 621
Views: 102994

Re: Opus Ritz Block Development

Does anyone know if Opitz is taking cues from the Wave in Chicago? I like how the balconies add movement/dimension to what they are proposing. Still hate the "podium" base along Nicollet.

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