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by twincitizen
October 14th, 2019, 6:44 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Portico - 4737 Minnehaha Ave
Replies: 22
Views: 2703

Re: Portico - 4737 Minnehaha Ave

Approved by Planning Commission on 10/7/19.
Plans: http://www.minneapolismn.gov/www/groups ... 221038.pdf
by twincitizen
October 12th, 2019, 2:52 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Vision Loss Resources Redevelopment - Lyndale & Franklin
Replies: 22
Views: 1584

Re: Proposed Tower in Wedge @ Frank/Lyn

"Height varies from 6 to 8 stories, following the topography of the site." So basically a 5 over 1. What a disappointment after seeing the 20 story rendering. A tower would have a great presence over the Henn/Lyn/94 interchange and command great views over downtown. How did the 10-15 story Kenwood ...
by twincitizen
October 12th, 2019, 2:43 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Saint Paul - General Topics
Replies: 546
Views: 111267

Re: Saint Paul - General Topics

I just gave $20 to the https://yesforsaintpaul.org/ campaign to urge people to vote yes on the organized trash ballot question this November. I may not live there now, but I lived in St. Paul for 7 years and could conceivably live there again. If I do, good god I do not want to shop around for my ow...
by twincitizen
September 30th, 2019, 9:40 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nicollet Mall
Replies: 1365
Views: 152653

Re: Nicollet Mall

Hennepin County is taking bids for a new coffee vendor in the library (I assume Dunn Bros’ lease is up): https://supplier.hennepin.us/psp/fprd_2/SUPPLIER/ERP/c/AUC_MANAGE_BIDS.AUC_RESP_INQ_DTL.GBL?AUC_ID=PFP0000086&AUC_ROUND=1&AUC_VERSION=2&Action=U&BIDDER_ID=9999999999&BIDDER_LOC=1&BIDDER_SETID=HNC...
by twincitizen
September 26th, 2019, 1:22 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Richfield - General Topics - 66th Street
Replies: 207
Views: 23512

Re: Richfield - General Topics - 66th Street

Did anyone specifically request that there should be more commercial space in the new development? Or that in exchange for getting TIF funding, some of the retail could be set aside for one of the existing tenants (at below-market rate, etc.)? With that much surface parking provided, it would seem t...
by twincitizen
September 19th, 2019, 8:08 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Hiawatha-Minnehaha Development & RR Corridor/MinHi Line
Replies: 178
Views: 31632

Re: Hiawatha-Minnehaha Development & RR Corridor/MinHi Line

Ped access to the Starbucks is really bad, I'll give you that. But I disagree that drive-thru lines will frequently back up all the way onto 42nd. There's actually ample queuing space from the ordering station to the street, wrapping around the building and through the parking lot. This isn't Snelli...
by twincitizen
September 18th, 2019, 9:53 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Hiawatha-Minnehaha Development & RR Corridor/MinHi Line
Replies: 178
Views: 31632

Re: Hiawatha-Minnehaha Development & RR Corridor/MinHi Line

Gotta love condition #6 to make sure they aren't just bullshitting their way into only building the Starbucks drive-thru: "No business licenses shall be issued for the proposed coffee shop until the liner building fronting Hiawatha Avenue and 42nd Street is constructed." Kudos to city staff for thin...
by twincitizen
September 12th, 2019, 2:00 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Fullertown Flats - 4736 Grand Ave
Replies: 6
Views: 822

Re: Fullertown Flats - 4736 Grand Ave

The R5 zoning was probably legacy going back decades. Mpls 2040 seems to be the first time the plan got really granular down to the parcel and will actually result in a number of properties being rezoned/downzoned. While this commercial node is not on any transit lines (transit on Grand cuts off at ...
by twincitizen
September 12th, 2019, 1:47 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Southwest - General Topics (Linden Hills, Fulton, et al)
Replies: 121
Views: 11427

Re: Apartments vs. Condos | Renting vs. Owning

She seems to have gone more extreme NIMBY because of 2040. There (surprisingly) hasn't really been much development proposed in her ward over the past 6 years, so there aren't many examples to point to of her loudly opposing (or supporting) development. Even some of the stuff that has been built had...
by twincitizen
September 11th, 2019, 7:19 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Apartments vs. Condos | Renting vs. Owning
Replies: 172
Views: 20632

Re: Apartments vs. Condos | Renting vs. Owning

Article (from 2017) summarizing the then-recent changes to MN law regarding construction defects, lawsuits, etc. Obviously the law change was pretty subtle and has not resulted in a flurry of condo projects since.

https://minnlawyer.com/2017/09/15/how-c ... velopment/
by twincitizen
September 6th, 2019, 1:31 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Hiawatha-Minnehaha Development & RR Corridor/MinHi Line
Replies: 178
Views: 31632

Re: Hiawatha-Minnehaha Development & RR Corridor/MinHi Line

If the proposal hasn't changed much from the initial version, I think there are enough legitimate concerns with vehicle backups, vehicle-ped conflicts, etc. that the City would still have solid grounds to deny, even if the application was deemed complete before the drive-thru ban went into effect. S...
by twincitizen
September 6th, 2019, 12:58 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Hiawatha-Minnehaha Development & RR Corridor/MinHi Line
Replies: 178
Views: 31632

Re: Hiawatha-Minnehaha Avenue Development & Grain Elevators/Freight Corridor

the Starbucks and Domino's proposal (4159 Hiawatha / Wash Me site) was pulled by the developer after significant concerns were raised by residents, neighborhood associations (LCC & SENA), and the Planning Commission. The developer has since decided to pursue a mixed-use building that includes 40-un...
by twincitizen
September 4th, 2019, 7:54 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Street, Road and Highway Projects
Replies: 958
Views: 114793

Re: Street, Road and Highway Projects

Handy lil 2-page primer on State Aid (MSA) funding: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/hrd/p ... ssmsas.pdf
by twincitizen
August 27th, 2019, 8:39 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: CPM North Loop Office Building - 419 Washington Ave N / 420 N 3rd St
Replies: 122
Views: 17329

Re: CPM North Loop Office Building - 419 Washington Ave N / 420 N 3rd St

Seems like a weird thing to ask after 3 years, but does this building have a name yet? I googled both addresses in the thread title and got nothing
by twincitizen
August 27th, 2019, 8:11 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Rex 26 - 2601 Lyndale Ave S
Replies: 224
Views: 33835

Re: Rex 26 - 2601 Lyndale Ave S

Maybe not universally true everywhere, but absolutely in this location.
by twincitizen
August 23rd, 2019, 9:57 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown (and LynLake) Development & General Topics
Replies: 1058
Views: 141599

Re: Uptown (and LynLake) Development & General Topics

Pickleball is very much a trendy, fast-growing sport right now. It's been popular with older folks for a few years, but my sense is that it's rapidly catching on with players of all ages. I honestly think it will stick around for the long haul. From my perspective, it's an improvement on the game of...
by twincitizen
August 23rd, 2019, 9:48 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Google Maps
Replies: 207
Views: 28188

Re: Google Maps

Google Maps, Hennepin County aerials, etc. use specially-equipped planes for the zoomed in imagery, not satellites. And yes, they get special permission to fly lower than other commercial aircraft.
by twincitizen
August 23rd, 2019, 9:32 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Harlem Irving and CA Ventures - 240 Hennepin Ave - 23 stories - 256'
Replies: 80
Views: 14041

Re: Harlem Irving and CA Ventures - 240 Hennepin Ave - 23 stories - 256'

In general, I sometimes think we're in danger of repeating some of the worst urban planning mistakes of the past, namely tearing down buildings because they look out of date or represent an architectural era we don't respect at the moment. The big mistake of urban renewal wasn't that it tore down o...
by twincitizen
August 23rd, 2019, 8:15 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Prudential/Target Credit Building - 3701 Wayzata Blvd
Replies: 28
Views: 5614

Re: Prudential/Target Credit Building - 3701 Wayzata Blvd

F&C story with photos of the completed renovation: https://finance-commerce.com/2019/08/opus-attracts-tenants-to-refurbished-building-along-i-394/ [unlocked] The 3701 Wayzata campus has room for additional development, if Opus chooses. The most likely building site on the property is on a big surfac...

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