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by twincitizen
June 13th, 2018, 1:55 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: The Central - 3501 Second Ave. S
Replies: 5
Views: 1080

Re: The Central - 3501 Second Ave. S

Renting at around $2.20 - $2.30 a square foot. If they lease this up quickly, I’d bet we’ll see more projects like this on Stevens & 2nd (each side of 35W) where it’s a little cheaper to acquire houses (which tend to be in a little tougher shape than average). I don’t think this project would exist...
by twincitizen
June 5th, 2018, 9:40 am
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Minnesota Governor Election 2018
Replies: 242
Views: 12220

Re: Minnesota Governor Election 2018

I don't have a strong preference in Walz vs. Murphy, but I think Walz backers tend to overestimate the importance of his appeal outstate. If he does better than Dayton outstate but can't drive big turnout in the metro, he'll lose a close election. The theory of the Murphy-Maye Quade ticket (Erin^2?...
by twincitizen
June 5th, 2018, 7:58 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Arby’s Island
Replies: 183
Views: 14495

Re: Arby’s Island

FYI all: 4,000 sq ft of commercial space isn't much. That's likely just two small storefronts, or one larger restaurant space. The Walkway building has around 12,000 sq ft, all along Girard Ave. FrankLyn has 8,000 sq ft (one large restaurant and one small retail). Sons of Norway has 7,000 sq ft of c...
by twincitizen
June 4th, 2018, 3:24 pm
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Minnesota Governor Election 2018
Replies: 242
Views: 12220

Re: Minnesota Governor Election 2018

Yes, that too!! Maye Quade won a swing seat by a pretty thin margin in '16. Better hope the people of Apple Valley are still fired up to vote DFL in a non-Presidential year (when turnout is down), AND that the DFL candidate is, y'know, good. It just doesn't add up. Picking someone from the metro, wi...
by twincitizen
June 4th, 2018, 3:05 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Arby’s Island
Replies: 183
Views: 14495

Re: Arby’s Island

Boy, something twice as tall (and with a bit more breathing room at the street level) would have fit really nicely here. I'm glad to see it developed, obviously, but I think we all would have been shocked if it had been anything less than 6-story stick. That was the bare minimum level expectation he...
by twincitizen
June 4th, 2018, 2:29 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: MN Highway 252
Replies: 17
Views: 2016

Re: MN Highway 252

Open House boards from Sept. 2017: http://www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/projects/hwy252study/pdf/hwy-252-sept-open-house-boards.pdf Summary of public input from that meeting: http://www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/projects/hwy252study/pdf/th252engagementsummary.pdf The six concepts for future access changes a...
by twincitizen
June 4th, 2018, 2:14 pm
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Minnesota Governor Election 2018
Replies: 242
Views: 12220

Re: Minnesota Governor Election 2018

^Agreed in theory (need to think it over fully). I was riding the fence between Walz and Murphy, definitely leaning Murphy lately. I was fully ready to support Murphy following the unexpected endorsement. Her choice of Erin Maye Quade as running mate immediately pushed me toward supporting Walz, how...
by twincitizen
May 30th, 2018, 10:57 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Latest Census Estimates and Met Council Projections
Replies: 172
Views: 14102

Re: Latest Census Estimates and Met Council Projections

This is excellent. Well done!
by twincitizen
May 23rd, 2018, 12:50 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Apartment Construction Boom (2011-??)
Replies: 332
Views: 35009

Re: Apartment Construction Boom (2011-??)

Is anyone aware of any recent 2 or 3 story projects, either urban or suburban? It can be mixed-use or just residential. I'm not thinking of the single-lot "turkeyplex" type projects, but actual apartment/condo buildings of >10 units. Also not thinking of the recent "rental townhome/rowhome" units th...
by twincitizen
May 1st, 2018, 8:10 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Suburbs - General Topics
Replies: 994
Views: 92553

Re: Suburbs - General Topics

Whoa. That's an impressive and surprising proposal for this location. It would be less surprising if it was on a major street like Century Ave or White Bear Ave. Bellaire is like a minor collector street, with minimal traffic as it does not cross 694. Hope this proposal goes through. I'm guessing it...
by twincitizen
April 25th, 2018, 6:33 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Hiawatha & 54th St - VA Station Development
Replies: 17
Views: 2094

Re: 54th & Riverview Road Development

Those look nice. Good to fill in that weird stretch of a remote, forgotten area of the city. Y'know what would be great is if someone could convince the VA to build more structured parking tight to the building, or even better, along Crosstown, freeing up all that surface parking for development. Ex...
by twincitizen
April 25th, 2018, 6:12 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: 66th Street - Richfield
Replies: 129
Views: 15578

Re: 66th Street - Richfield

Don't have a subscription, but MSPBJ article about "Local Roots on the Park", a new independent coffee shop and lunch place opening on 66th St opposite Veterans Park: http://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/news/2017/07/05/minneapolis-soup-company-to-open-cafe-in-former.html Awesome. Local Roots was ...
by twincitizen
April 18th, 2018, 7:21 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Suburban Malls and Associated Retail News
Replies: 155
Views: 19077

Re: Suburban Malls and Associated Retail News

Momentarily perhaps, but I’d guess the Southdale space gets filled before most of the others. There’s gotta some type of large-format store that’s salivating at a shot at Edina. Southdale location is probably the only one in the metro that could wind up with something better than Herberger’s. Most w...
by twincitizen
April 17th, 2018, 2:34 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: 38th Street Corridor & 38th St Station Development
Replies: 191
Views: 27945

Re: 38th Street Corridor & 38th St Station Development

Why does it need to be rezoned from C1 to C2?
by twincitizen
April 14th, 2018, 4:28 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Hennepin Avenue Reconstruction / E Line (Uptown to Downtown)
Replies: 98
Views: 8082

Re: Hennepin Avenue Reconstruction / E Line (Uptown to Downtown)

Let’s try to keep this topic limited to the portion of Hennepin being reconstructed (and the E Line stations that will be built as part of the project). Was there something at the meeting confirming that the E Line plan was identical to the 2012 ATCS study? Or are y’all just assuming so? The E Line ...
by twincitizen
April 13th, 2018, 1:02 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: The Link at Prospect Park - 2929 University Ave SE
Replies: 202
Views: 30786

Re: The Link at Prospect Park - 2929 University Ave SE

At least where I work, the head building official assigns addresses and communicates that with the post office. I'd assume the developer or Fresh Thyme simply didn't request a University Ave address; which I agree, that seems like an odd oversight
by twincitizen
April 12th, 2018, 9:52 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: O'Gara's Development - 164 Snelling Ave N
Replies: 33
Views: 2601

Re: O'Gara's Development - 164 Snelling Ave N

Dunkin & Savoys are proposed across Snelling on the DQ lot. My inquiry was about the properties on Hague east of Snelling
by twincitizen
April 12th, 2018, 8:28 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Hennepin Avenue Reconstruction / E Line (Uptown to Downtown)
Replies: 98
Views: 8082

Re: Hennepin Avenue Transit (Uptown to Downtown)

So who went to the open house last night, what did you see, etc? Where are the aBRT stops? How many lanes, any transit priority? Here's the City's project page: http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/cip/future/HennepinSouth Flyer for last night's meeting: http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/www/groups/public/...
by twincitizen
April 12th, 2018, 8:00 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: O'Gara's Development - 164 Snelling Ave N
Replies: 33
Views: 2601

Re: O'Gara's Development - 164 Snelling Ave N

Anyone know if there's something brewing across the street from here? A friend just moved out of a triplex on the south side of Hague (facing the O'Garas parking lot). Owners told her that they were selling and that it would be torn down. She was in the 2nd house in from Park Liquors, so maybe it's ...
by twincitizen
April 12th, 2018, 7:46 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: D Line - Chicago-Fremont/Emerson Rapid Bus
Replies: 83
Views: 7172

Re: D Line - Fremont/Emerson/Chicago Rapid Bus

The proposed changes in Richfield (adding a station at 70th, while curtailing the reduced 5 service at 66th Street) are really smart. The 5 was not going to continue all the way to MOA anyways, it was going to stop at Portland/American. It makes a lot of sense to just end it at 66th, as the ridershi...

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