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by dillonfried
July 16th, 2019, 5:56 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Federal Reserve Riverfront Parking Ramp
Replies: 82
Views: 11811

Re: Federal Reserve Riverfront Parking Ramp

Couldn't there be some sort of compromise here? Like wrapping the ramp with apartments and including substantial ground floor retail? Or is this too valuable a piece of property to waste on parking at all? Honestly just curious on people's thoughts. If this project was wrapped in housing and/or had...
by dillonfried
July 14th, 2019, 6:35 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: LynLake Municipal Lot Redevelopment
Replies: 16
Views: 2656

Re: Uptown (and LynLake) Development & General Topics

Here's good article on the upcoming (September) RFP release for development of the Garfield Lot at Lyn-Lake,

https://www.southwestjournal.com/news/2 ... rking-lot/

Hopefully the public gathering space mentioned in the article comes to fruition.
by dillonfried
July 14th, 2019, 11:01 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Northeast and Southeast Minneapolis - General Topics
Replies: 754
Views: 59965

Re: Northeast and Southeast Minneapolis - General Topics

Saw that right after clicking submit (doh!)

I agree with the sentiment above - how is there not a retail component, even a small one that's part of this? And something should really be done to reconnect Main with Broadway there. That cut off is awkward and not good for traffic flow.
by dillonfried
July 14th, 2019, 10:42 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Northeast and Southeast Minneapolis - General Topics
Replies: 754
Views: 59965

Re: Northeast and Southeast Minneapolis - General Topics

Is there a thread going for the 300 unit development(s) at Main and Broadway mentioned in this article?

http://www.startribune.com/surge-of-new ... 512688352/

This was the first I've heard of them. That's a lot of units for this area.
by dillonfried
July 8th, 2019, 10:30 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Federal Reserve Riverfront Parking Ramp
Replies: 82
Views: 11811

Re: Federal Reserve Riverfront Parking Ramp

5-4 no vote (whew) by the Planning Commission,

http://www.startribune.com/north-loop-p ... 512449722/

but the Fed plans to take the fight to the City Council.
by dillonfried
July 4th, 2019, 9:57 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Federal Reserve Riverfront Parking Ramp
Replies: 82
Views: 11811

Re: Federal Reserve Riverfront Parking Ramp

226 pages of comments, and somewhere between 10-15 comments in support: http://minneapolismn.gov/www/groups/public/@cped/documents/webcontent/wcmsp-219617.pdf This thing needs to die. Can we please all look at page 63 where it says that during the parking lot survey there were 80 & 86 AVAILABLE SPA...
by dillonfried
May 20th, 2019, 1:49 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Ironclad Apartments & Moxy Hotel - Washington & Chicago
Replies: 153
Views: 25442

Re: Ironclad Apartments & Moxy Hotel - Washington & Chicago

This project must be finishing up soon. They have poured much of the concrete for the curbs and sidewalks around the exterior.
by dillonfried
May 13th, 2019, 4:50 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bicycle Infrastructure
Replies: 1538
Views: 141052

Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

I've had a few close calls with turning traffic when coming off the cycle tracks to pass through intersections. I reflexively look over my shoulder before all intersections to check for turning cars but I'm concerned that these might be giving less experienced cyclists a false sense of security.
by dillonfried
May 12th, 2019, 6:00 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Hi-Lake - Minnehaha Mall (Target/Cub) - Downtown Longfellow
Replies: 215
Views: 32834

Re: Hi-Lake - Minnehaha Mall (Target/Cub) - Downtown Longfellow

Same here, I have mixed feelings on this one. Almost anything is better than what's there now. Adding the tree islands to the parking lot will make it a little less hostile to life. However, since no structured parking is being included with the building it limits any future development of the lot. ...
by dillonfried
April 24th, 2019, 5:21 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: LynLake Municipal Lot Redevelopment
Replies: 16
Views: 2656

Re: LynLake Municipal Lot Redevelopment

The Lake Street B Line BRT should help improve access to Lyn-Lake. It would be nice to have more bike friendly street designs of Lyndale and Lake around this intersection too. All of those driving lanes just get traffic moving too fast to be safe for anyone not in a car.
by dillonfried
April 21st, 2019, 6:37 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Street, Road and Highway Projects
Replies: 945
Views: 109290

Re: Street, Road and Highway Projects

Some visualizations of the bridge are on MNDOTs project website here,

https://www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/proje ... index.html
by dillonfried
April 4th, 2019, 5:09 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: ABC Parking Ramps
Replies: 33
Views: 5960

Re: ABC Parking Ramps

Solar garden installation is beginning soon on the A ramp. The roof just closed today for the next 3+ months.
by dillonfried
March 31st, 2019, 8:15 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Gateway Tower (RBC/Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 503'
Replies: 1946
Views: 227717

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

The lot on this site is going to be used to stage some vehicles and equipment related to the Final Four over the next week and a half or so.
by dillonfried
March 13th, 2019, 6:21 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: TMBR - 100 3rd Ave N
Replies: 43
Views: 3350

Re: TMBR - 100 3rd Ave N

It's still cause for celebration that with the 2040 plan Minneapolis has done away with parking minimums. Are we ready to impose parking maximums? It would be nice to be there but the transit infrastructure of the region needs to improve before that's more realistic.
by dillonfried
March 12th, 2019, 7:11 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: L&H Station - Hennepin County - Minneapolis Public Schools site
Replies: 152
Views: 30254

Re: L&H Station - Hennepin County - Minneapolis Public Schools site

I believe phase 2 of this project passed through the Planning Commission yesterday. http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/www/groups/public/@cped/documents/webcontent/wcmsp-217524.pdf The final 3 residential buildings and the public plaza are all included in phase 2. Last week fencing went up around the o...
by dillonfried
March 10th, 2019, 8:47 am
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan
Replies: 196
Views: 21427

Re: Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan

Fun article, yes, but the 2040 plan mostly addresses off street parking requirements. I guess there could be more demand for residential parking as more triplex density is added in neighborhoods but I'm not sure that the winter restrictions really portray what the realized 2040 plan would be like si...
by dillonfried
July 31st, 2018, 4:55 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: University of Minnesota - General Topics
Replies: 550
Views: 83528

Re: University of Minnesota - General Topics & Development Map

If I remember correctly the group that built the Double Tree hotel on Huron were about to break ground on this site but at the last minute they struck a deal with the UMN to swap the land for some of the land the current hotel is located. The block was cleared at least partially for the hotel. Ultim...
by dillonfried
July 25th, 2018, 5:22 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Hi-Lake - Minnehaha Mall (Target/Cub) - Downtown Longfellow
Replies: 215
Views: 32834

Re: Hi-Lake - Minnehaha Mall (Target, etc.) - Downtown Longfellow

I came across some good news for the Hi-Lake intersection last night. Evidently a public art installment is coming in October. "What will emerge in the fall is a series of large-scale monarch butterflies on both sides of the sidewalk on E. Lake St. at the Hi-Lake intersection. A combination of steel...
by dillonfried
June 13th, 2018, 6:22 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: L&H Station - Hennepin County - Minneapolis Public Schools site
Replies: 152
Views: 30254

Re: L&H Station - Hennepin County - Minneapolis Public Schools site

It certainly seems that things are lining up for phase 2 of this project to be underway next year. MPS will be out of the existing building by late November and the first residents are scheduled to move into the new residential building December 1st. According to an article in the most recent Corcor...

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