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by SurlyLHT
January 10th, 2019, 8:36 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Elliot Park
Replies: 39
Views: 8061

Re: Elliot Park

I was biking past First Covenant this week and it looks like they broke ground on their project in a major way, unless the hole is for a different project.
by SurlyLHT
January 8th, 2019, 10:03 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market
Replies: 958
Views: 138850

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market

Shipt is grabbing 60,000 sq ft in a tower in Birmingham with it's name on top. Given that Target owns them it would have been nice to have had them move here. Labor is probably cheaper there however. https://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/news/2019/01/07/target-owned-shipt-plans-big-expansion-in.html
by SurlyLHT
January 7th, 2019, 4:28 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Gateway Tower (RBC/Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 503'
Replies: 1861
Views: 204055

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

Maybe they could make the sign "Iconic," maybe place, "RBC," on a giant spire or architectural element on the top? Or maybe a giant neon sign like the Gold Medal Flour and Grain Belt Beer signs on the river.
by SurlyLHT
January 4th, 2019, 3:32 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown General Topics & Development Map
Replies: 1021
Views: 123478

Re: Uptown General Topics & Development Map

Fill the Victoria's Secret space with a Food Hall with Brewery or etc.
by SurlyLHT
January 4th, 2019, 3:28 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bicycle Infrastructure
Replies: 1497
Views: 132469

Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

I use this web site a lot. Click the Open Cycle button in the corner to see all of the bike maps. You might be able to finnd Open Cycle maps on other sites as well. It even as the Theo Wirth single track trails!

https://www.gmap-pedometer.com/
by SurlyLHT
January 3rd, 2019, 12:17 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Mall of America - Bloomington
Replies: 949
Views: 121550

Re: Mall of America - Bloomington

This property must be one of the most valuable in their portfolio.
by SurlyLHT
December 7th, 2018, 1:38 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: C Line - Penn Avenue North Rapid Bus
Replies: 191
Views: 17440

Re: C Line - Penn Avenue North Rapid Bus

I'm moving a few blocks from this line. I'll probably rarely take it Downtown given that it's too easy to take my bike down the Plymouth Ave protected bike lanes. Maybe I'll take it during really bad snowstorms or when going Downtown with my wife. I haven't tried any of our BRT lines yet so I might ...
by SurlyLHT
December 5th, 2018, 9:29 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: 1724-1728 Nicollet
Replies: 8
Views: 913

Re: 1724-1728 Nicollet

This is an outside-of-the-box idea, but, instead of a street curb cut, would it be possible to put the garage entrance directly from I-94? It sounds bonkers, but it could be an interesting amenity that would free up street front space and provide a unique amenity to those in the building. I doubt t...
by SurlyLHT
December 4th, 2018, 5:17 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Bike Shopping
Replies: 54
Views: 3492

Re: Bike Shopping

I don't use studded tires, I have some 3 season Schwable tires and have used Continental Winter tires before. What he needs depends on how much biking he's going to do and how bad of weather he's willing to bike in. You might be able to just let some air out of mountain bike tires if he's not riding...
by SurlyLHT
December 4th, 2018, 5:10 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: 1724-1728 Nicollet
Replies: 8
Views: 913

Re: 1724-1728 Nicollet

I live in this area. This is exciting given that Nicollet will be lined with this building and the sibling across the street. With these empty spaces taken I'm hoping someday buildings could be put on top of 94 on either side of Nicollet to create a seamless streetscape.
by SurlyLHT
November 30th, 2018, 1:19 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map
Replies: 1576
Views: 246925

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Anyone else lamenting that the Ichiban site is still vacant? It kinds kills the activity on that end of the mall. Even if the building is torn down it'll be great to have this corner activated!
by SurlyLHT
November 20th, 2018, 6:02 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Former West Publishing / County Jail development site
Replies: 101
Views: 15991

Re: Former West Publishing / County Jail development site

The Pioneer Press has all the details including the presentation.

https://www.twincities.com/2018/11/20/t ... iverfront/
by SurlyLHT
November 20th, 2018, 5:56 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Former West Publishing / County Jail development site
Replies: 101
Views: 15991

Re: Former West Publishing / County Jail development site

I think it's smart how Aecom is expanding the footprint across Shepard Road to create more potential for the site. I also personally dislike Shepard Road deeply and love the idea of covering it. The buildings should perhaps connect more with the rest of Downtown St. Paul more however? I'm also skept...
by SurlyLHT
November 19th, 2018, 11:03 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market
Replies: 958
Views: 138850

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market

Seems like office consolidation would lead to a greater density of workers on the positive side. However, you need the tenants to start with.
by SurlyLHT
November 19th, 2018, 9:39 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market
Replies: 958
Views: 138850

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market

I read the below in an StarTribune article about the Ryan parking ramp tower becoming residential. My question for the forum is how does Minneapolis attract more office tenants? Personally, I feel like the city could be more aggressive in networking and selling our Downtown to pull tenants from the ...
by SurlyLHT
November 14th, 2018, 3:11 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bicycle Infrastructure
Replies: 1497
Views: 132469

Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

The Third Avenue planters are destroyed next to Convention Center. By that I mean a few of them are shattered. I've noticed them knocked over often, but not destroyed. I'm glad they're there. I mean if the cars are hitting the planters would they hit me if they weren't there? Overall, I don't know h...
by SurlyLHT
November 9th, 2018, 4:32 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Stadium Parking Ramp Development Site
Replies: 1021
Views: 116356

Re: Stadium Parking Ramp Development Site

It would be nice if they at least covered the ramp with something. I think it'll be great to have an semi-open air food hall or park or etc on the top.
by SurlyLHT
November 7th, 2018, 7:31 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Gateway Tower (RBC/Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 503'
Replies: 1861
Views: 204055

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

I'm trying to figure out what the economic incentive is for it? This won't be cheap, what do they thing they'll get from it? The old Fed building is on the edge of that part of the skyway. My only thought is that their hoping to make their building some sort of hub for that corner of downtown.
by SurlyLHT
September 24th, 2018, 10:09 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Gateway Tower (RBC/Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 503'
Replies: 1861
Views: 204055

Re: Gateway Tower (RBC Plaza Jr.) - 30 stories - 458'

I read the article and all it appear to say is that the hotel was back on and another proposal will be submitted? Does this change the building at all besides replacing the residential with hotel?
by SurlyLHT
September 15th, 2018, 1:51 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Harlem Irving and CA Ventures - 240 Hennepin Ave - 23 stories - 256'
Replies: 54
Views: 6159

Re: Harlem Irving and CA Ventures - 240 Hennepin Ave - 18-20 stories

It's just me, but I think this is more handsome than the Gateway building across the street. I'm also wondering if it will be the tallest building between Hennepin and 1st Aves Downtown?

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