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by dillonfried
May 20th, 2019, 1:49 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Ironclad Apartments & Moxy Hotel - Washington & Chicago
Replies: 153
Views: 25143

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: 1513
Views: 137769

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: 200
Views: 29826

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: 15
Views: 2514

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: 940
Views: 107565

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: 5904

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: 1933
Views: 221103

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: 3219

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: 29886

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: 21001

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: 81754

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: 200
Views: 29826

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: 29886

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...
by dillonfried
June 13th, 2018, 9:01 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: L&H Station - Hennepin County - Minneapolis Public Schools site
Replies: 152
Views: 29886

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

MPS has to start paying rent at the old ABE building I believe in November so they are incentivized to be out of there by this fall. The old building does need to be demolished and the whole area will be regraded down to near street level for the next phase to get started. Phase 2 is supposed to inc...
by dillonfried
June 12th, 2018, 10:59 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: L&H Station - Hennepin County - Minneapolis Public Schools site
Replies: 152
Views: 29886

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

I was just looking at the plan for subsequent phases on the site and there's eventually going to be 3 more 6 story buildings and 1 at 4 stories. That's going to be a lot of housing within a block of the LRT station. I was also just at Target the other day and paused for a moment in the parking lot t...
by dillonfried
May 8th, 2018, 2:35 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: L&H Station - Hennepin County - Minneapolis Public Schools site
Replies: 152
Views: 29886

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

It will have 123 total dwelling units consisting of 36 studios, 69 1-bedrooms, and 18 2-bedrooms.
Qhaberl wrote:
May 7th, 2018, 9:56 pm
How many apartments are in the first phase? I am sure its somewhere up thread, but if someone knows off hand that would be cool.


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by dillonfried
May 8th, 2018, 2:34 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: L&H Station - Hennepin County - Minneapolis Public Schools site
Replies: 152
Views: 29886

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

Here is the new ABE building as of last night.
ABE1.jpg
ABE2.jpg
by dillonfried
May 7th, 2018, 5:12 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: L&H Station - Hennepin County - Minneapolis Public Schools site
Replies: 152
Views: 29886

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

For the phase 1 of housing at the L&H site they built up the east side first. That side has been topped out for a month or so and there is already a lot of siding on. They are putting up the top level of the west side right now, I'm guessing it will be done by next week. The building is scheduled to...
by dillonfried
May 1st, 2018, 2:32 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Hi-Lake - Minnehaha Mall (Target/Cub) - Downtown Longfellow
Replies: 200
Views: 29826

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

I don't think there is going to be a point where Hi-Lake is "all torn up" anytime soon. Any of the major tier 3 changes identified in the Hi-Lake study are years out if they happen at all. Some of the tier 1 improvements from that study may happen this construction season but they would mostly be re...

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