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by dajazz
August 12th, 2019, 8:03 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Thrivent Headquarters Block - 6th St and Portland Ave
Replies: 165
Views: 26635

Re: Thrivent Headquarters Block - 6th St and Portland Ave

https://www.apnews.com/c9c940d4b2544facaf60ea18dc03e0da A fire killed 5 children at a daycare over the weekend. I get that it would be nice to stick something like this up on the second floor of a building, but there's a reason most daycare centers are located on the first floor. State regulations c...
by dajazz
August 8th, 2019, 11:27 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Thrivent Headquarters Block - 6th St and Portland Ave
Replies: 165
Views: 26635

Re: Thrivent Headquarters Block - 6th St and Portland Ave

Multimodal wrote:
August 8th, 2019, 10:58 am
dajazz wrote:
August 8th, 2019, 8:54 am
And downtown daycares should strongly be encouraged if you want to continuing bringing more residents in.
I just asked if the first floor was appropriate. Nobody’s talking about banning daycare downtown.
Did I say you were? No.

First floor is absolutely appropriate for a daycare /thread.
by dajazz
August 8th, 2019, 8:54 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Thrivent Headquarters Block - 6th St and Portland Ave
Replies: 165
Views: 26635

Re: Thrivent Headquarters Block - 6th St and Portland Ave

Is daycare a good use for a first floor? As opposed to a second or higher floor? Yes. Imagine trying to evacuate a daycare with infants and toddlers using stairs verses a door straight to the sidewalk. This. And downtown daycares should strongly be encouraged if you want to continuing bringing more...
by dajazz
July 29th, 2019, 10:28 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Archive Apartments (Not West Elm Hotel & Condos) - 102-120 1st Street N
Replies: 137
Views: 17282

Re: Archive Apartments (Not West Elm Hotel & Condos) - 102-120 1st Street N

Tower crane sections were delivered to the site this morning
by dajazz
July 25th, 2019, 10:37 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: North Loop Green - Hines - 350 N 5th St(?) - 40 stories / 442'
Replies: 61
Views: 7191

Re: North Loop Green - Hines - 350 N 5th St(?) - 37 stories / 411'

EOst wrote:
July 25th, 2019, 10:33 am
Right. Odds are that connection exists to allow maintenance, not general use.
It is.
by dajazz
July 24th, 2019, 12:19 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Federal Reserve Riverfront Parking Ramp
Replies: 89
Views: 12923

Re: Federal Reserve Riverfront Parking Ramp

Meanwhile in reality it will be a blighted surface lot for the next 20+ years
by dajazz
June 14th, 2019, 10:08 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Road Geek Topics
Replies: 267
Views: 33508

Re: Road Geek Topics

Idk if Metro Transit can afford all the tickets they'd get. :lol: I always find it interesting how many buses I see running red lights and blocking the box, especially on 6th as they cross Marquette. And yes, traffic was extra bad yesterday but it was directly related to the Twins game and the time...
by dajazz
June 12th, 2019, 10:05 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Foundry Mixed-Use Development - 115-125 1st St N, 128 2nd St N, 128 1st Av N
Replies: 86
Views: 14034

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

If the Hennepin Ramp didn't have a lot of it's parking chewed up by the Maverick, it would probably be totally adequate. That ramp used to have an overabundance of capacity, but I'm told that there is now a waitlist for monthly parking. They did raise rates recently, so that may open up some space.
by dajazz
June 12th, 2019, 10:02 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Foundry Mixed-Use Development - 115-125 1st St N, 128 2nd St N, 128 1st Av N
Replies: 86
Views: 14034

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

Also, my (maybe wrong) understanding is that many of the new apartment projects (the Archive, 310 Lofts) with oversized garages will be providing public parking in them, like a couple of the buildings in Uptown do. I know Archive will have 1 floor dedicated to outside parking. The original intent w...
by dajazz
June 11th, 2019, 9:53 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Foundry Mixed-Use Development - 115-125 1st St N, 128 2nd St N, 128 1st Av N
Replies: 86
Views: 14034

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

If people are circling around the block trying to find an available parking spot, then the price of parking is too low. That's a basic Donald Shoup principle. While that is part of the problem one of the bigger issues is lack of enforcement for vehicles staying in a spot for multiple time durations...
by dajazz
June 8th, 2019, 3:22 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Foundry Mixed-Use Development - 115-125 1st St N, 128 2nd St N, 128 1st Av N
Replies: 86
Views: 14034

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

alexschief wrote:
June 8th, 2019, 11:59 am
luigipaladio wrote:
June 8th, 2019, 12:59 am
It would be great if someone would come up with an appropriate way to dress the two exposed ends of the parking ramp.
Tearing it down completely and building buildings at both ends would do the trick.
It would have been nice if they didn’t attach the damn thing to the Maverick apartment
by dajazz
June 3rd, 2019, 12:20 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: City of Minneapolis Office Building - 501 4th Ave S - 11 stories / 171'
Replies: 217
Views: 32678

Re: City of Minneapolis Office Building - 501 4th Ave S - 11 stories / 171'

Sadly, a worker fell this afternoon here. I went for a walk and 6th was closed with a firetruck trying to access the victim. Prayers. They were using a firetruck to lift him out of the pit, he was alert and moving but his lower body was immobilized. Hopefully it's something relatively minor, not a ...
by dajazz
April 19th, 2019, 9:06 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Eleven (Ryan Condo Tower) - 1111 West River Parkway - 41 stories / 550'
Replies: 230
Views: 37327

Re: Eleven (Ryan Condo Tower) - 1111 West River Parkway - 48 stories / 550'

Lillwacker wrote:
April 18th, 2019, 2:33 pm
looks like it'll cost 850K to get your foot in the door. 1,400 sq ft, 1 bed plus den with southeast view.
Suddenly a lot of the other downtown places look affordable
by dajazz
April 17th, 2019, 8:22 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: RBC Gateway (Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 503'
Replies: 1956
Views: 235684

Re: Gateway Tower (RBC/Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 503'

It'll be so nice to have another surface lot gone
by dajazz
April 2nd, 2019, 1:58 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Archive Apartments (Not West Elm Hotel & Condos) - 102-120 1st Street N
Replies: 137
Views: 17282

Re: Archive Apartments (Not West Elm Hotel & Condos) - 102-120 1st Street N

Anondson wrote:
April 2nd, 2019, 12:56 pm
I think I spot a [emoji911] up.
Nope, no tower cranes onsite yet, just a truck crane & pile driver. They're working on foundation supports against the old Foster building.
by dajazz
March 19th, 2019, 1:33 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: City Club Apartments - 1000 Marquette Ave (Handicraft Building)
Replies: 375
Views: 49385

Re: City Club Apartments - 1000 Marquette Ave (Handicraft Building)

Didier wrote:
March 19th, 2019, 12:55 pm
Yeah, no oven is kind of wack.
This. I must not have the right kind of single professional friends because all the ones I know still use an oven.
by dajazz
March 13th, 2019, 4:02 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Stadium Parking Ramp Development Site
Replies: 1049
Views: 124372

Re: Stadium Parking Ramp Development Site

I thought the point of this ramp was that they would actually build *on top* of the ramp itself, and not just on the skinny lot next to it? Does anyone else remember this or am I making up memories? That was the plan, the ramp was built for it and as of last year the architect confirmed they had re...
by dajazz
March 13th, 2019, 3:02 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: TMBR - 100 3rd Ave N
Replies: 43
Views: 3500

Re: TMBR - 100 3rd Ave N

Again—I'm not saying the city should deny all of these buildings unless they get rid of all their parking, rah rah rah. I know that's just not politically feasible. But I am saying that I think a lot of these buildings would do fine with 10%-20% less parking or maybe one fewer level of structured u...
by dajazz
February 25th, 2019, 1:33 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Foundry Mixed-Use Development - 115-125 1st St N, 128 2nd St N, 128 1st Av N
Replies: 86
Views: 14034

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

Initial marketing is online for this project -- 'Second & Second' -- https://secondandsecond.com It's mostly to get ahead of the retail leasing. Being advertised are spaces 1,000-14,000 square feet. Here is the brochure . In the brochure it says "future boutique hotel" where the old foundry buildin...

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