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by dajazz
June 14th, 2019, 10:08 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Road Geek Topics
Replies: 263
Views: 32420

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: 13822

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: 13822

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: 13822

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: 13822

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: 215
Views: 31390

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: 216
Views: 33120

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: Gateway Tower (RBC/Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 503'
Replies: 1948
Views: 228440

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: 136
Views: 16424

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: 363
Views: 47065

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: 122850

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: 3360

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: 13822

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...
by dajazz
February 13th, 2019, 9:55 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: North Loop Neighborhood
Replies: 1009
Views: 160704

Re: North Loop Neighborhood

Solhem has been reducing parking ratios on their own at their more recent downtown/NL projects, like OX-OP and Borealis, after finding that they just couldn't manage to rent more than about .9 spaces per unit (for projects like this, I'm sure the Eleven will manage to sell every spot they build). S...
by dajazz
February 12th, 2019, 11:17 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Suburbs - General Topics
Replies: 1027
Views: 112759

Re: Suburbs - General Topics

A lot of storage units are now being used for inventory storage. I've seen delivery companies use them as a pick up/drop point for items. I'm sure most are still overflow of people's personal items, but it's an interesting trend.
by dajazz
February 7th, 2019, 3:27 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Federal Reserve Riverfront Parking Ramp
Replies: 82
Views: 11933

Re: Federal Reserve Riverfront Parking Ramp

Hypothetically, would we be be willing to trade this ramp for the USPS giving up theirs? I would absolutely, without question, rather let the Fed build their new ramp over keeping the USPS ramp in place forever. The USPS ramp site is going to be a great park / transition down to the river someday. ...
by dajazz
January 30th, 2019, 1:02 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Minneapolis Skyway System
Replies: 511
Views: 60760

Re: Minneapolis Skyway System

Bob Stinson's Ghost wrote:
January 30th, 2019, 12:15 pm
I'm relatively new to this forum and these issues. Are there people who think the existing skyways should be removed, or new ones should not be built?
http://www.startribune.com/a-farewell-t ... 420124113/
by dajazz
January 30th, 2019, 9:42 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Blue Line (Hiawatha LRT)
Replies: 586
Views: 74358

Re: Blue Line (Hiawatha LRT)

Portion of the track cracked this morning likely due to the cold weather:

http://www.startribune.com/cracked-trac ... 505073132/
by dajazz
January 29th, 2019, 8:34 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Minneapolis Skyway System
Replies: 511
Views: 60760

Re: Minneapolis Skyway System

I'm an avid and regular skyway user. I definitely walk farther to more things than I would absent skyways. But they are problematic, in that they are not really public, and thus subject to private gatekeepers, and those same gatekeepers are an obstacle to making ingress/egress easier. Regardless, t...

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