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by CalMcKenney
July 17th, 2019, 11:31 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: North Loop Green - Hines - 350 N 5th St(?) - 36 stories / ~400'(?)
Replies: 25
Views: 2443

Re: North Loop Green - Hines - 350 N 5th St(?) - 36 stories / ~400'(?)

To say this is exciting would be an understatement. Any idea when they'd be presenting the full plans to the city as the article mentioned?
by CalMcKenney
July 16th, 2019, 3:21 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Federal Reserve Riverfront Parking Ramp
Replies: 82
Views: 11753

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.
by CalMcKenney
July 12th, 2019, 8:01 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News
Replies: 1146
Views: 157950

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

The Moxy hotel and it's bar is now open in the Ironclad building downtown. Walked by yesterday and they had it completely open to the outside, looks to be a great addition to the area.
by CalMcKenney
July 12th, 2019, 7:59 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News
Replies: 1146
Views: 157950

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

I don't think it's as bad as you think, and they are working on it. The Andrus and the Dayton Project should help quite a bit in the downtown core. Also, when the Gateway tower is completed it should add quite a bit to that end of Nicollet and should spur retail to fill into 365 Nicollet and the adj...
by CalMcKenney
July 9th, 2019, 9:56 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Washington and Portland Mixed Use - 22 stories
Replies: 57
Views: 8843

Re: Washington and Portland Mixed Use - 22 stories

http://www.startribune.com/downtown-minneapolis-may-get-a-new-fire-station-as-developer-remakes-block-with-apartments-ramp/512441262/ Sounds like this is close to moving forward, however no mention of the 22 story tower, only a 6 floor affordable housing component and a parking ramp. It is mentione...
by CalMcKenney
July 9th, 2019, 8:09 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Washington and Portland Mixed Use - 22 stories
Replies: 57
Views: 8843

Re: Washington and Portland Mixed Use - 22 stories

http://www.startribune.com/downtown-minneapolis-may-get-a-new-fire-station-as-developer-remakes-block-with-apartments-ramp/512441262/ Sounds like this is close to moving forward, however no mention of the 22 story tower, only a 6 floor affordable housing component and a parking ramp. Wait are we re...
by CalMcKenney
July 3rd, 2019, 8:43 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: I'm on a Boat!
Replies: 34
Views: 3319

Re: I'm on a Boat!

Totally unrelated to this topic, but I had no idea where to put this. Just got back to Vancouver and we absolutely fell in love with their use of boats as a transportation option. My idea was to set-up some sort of water transportation on the Mississippi to serve from somewhere in the Nicollet Islan...
by CalMcKenney
July 1st, 2019, 3:39 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis Density and Population Growth (500k, etc)
Replies: 249
Views: 34910

Re: Minneapolis Density and Population Growth (500k, etc)

Don't know where to put this, but this is a huge pet peeve of mine and I want to hear thoughts. There was a story in the Star Trib about the Kraus Anderson HQ block redevelopment including their new "Larking" apartment building. Anyways, they simply referred to Downtown East as "East Town." Someone ...
by CalMcKenney
July 1st, 2019, 12:52 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News
Replies: 1146
Views: 157950

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Just received an advertisement on Instagram to apply for a position at Joe & the Juice's upcoming location in Minneapolis. Anyone know anything about this or where it might be going?
by CalMcKenney
June 14th, 2019, 10:45 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map
Replies: 1692
Views: 270346

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

New to this viaduct removal conversation, but what do you guys think the realistic probability is of this happening? I've always dreamt of getting rid of that thing and letting the area develop.
by CalMcKenney
June 12th, 2019, 11:10 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: East End / Thresher Square / Trader Joes - 713 Washington Ave S
Replies: 404
Views: 72043

Re: East End / Thresher Square / Trader Joes - 713 Washington Ave S

The Starbucks next to Trader Joe's underneath East End is opening tomorrow, June 13th. Bacon Social House looks to be opening ~June 25th (according to their website and the Canopy hotel). Wandered through the hotel this past weekend and grabbed some photos; they really did some cool work restoring/...
by CalMcKenney
June 4th, 2019, 4:52 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 240 Park Ave S - Zygi's Apartments - 18 stories - 188'
Replies: 50
Views: 10840

Re: 240 Park Ave S - Zygi's Apartments - 18 stories - 188'

A few people from the Wilf and KA teams gave a construction update to residents of the neighboring buildings a few days ago. Nothing terribly interesting, but they did ask for suggestions about what we'd like to see in the 4k sqft retail space. I suggested splitting it up for a couple small counter...
by CalMcKenney
May 7th, 2019, 1:05 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: B Line Lake St Rapid Bus, Midtown Rail Transit
Replies: 530
Views: 46993

Re: Midtown Corridor Rail & Lake Street aBRT (B Line)

Slightly new here, but the 10,000 daily riders sounds like a pretty substantial amount for a bus line that has to sit in heavy congestion and is probably not an appealing alternative to walking, biking or even driving if you have the choice. Would a number like this warrant a light-rail, or true ded...
by CalMcKenney
April 25th, 2019, 2:29 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Electric Scooters
Replies: 80
Views: 6286

Re: Electric Scooters

When are these bad boys launching this year? I thought they'd be out in conjunction with the NiceRide launch To answer half of my own question, Lime scooters are on the streets in St. Paul. I feel like it’s weird that they launched in St. Paul before Minneapolis. Also there’s still no signs of the ...
by CalMcKenney
April 25th, 2019, 8:15 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Labeling the Transit System
Replies: 69
Views: 4835

Re: Labeling the Transit System

In theory BRT like the Orange Line and LRT are supposed to be "rapid transit" and are meant for traveling greater distances, while aBRT is meant to be an improved alternative to local buses. In practice it's a distinction without a difference. You could call the A Line the Mauve Line or call the Re...
by CalMcKenney
April 24th, 2019, 1:25 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Labeling the Transit System
Replies: 69
Views: 4835

Re: Labeling the Transit System

First post here, but can someone explain why a BRT line like the Orange line is labeled differently than the A,B,C, etc lines? Like what is the difference between these lines, is it dedicated lanes or what?

Thanks!

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