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by twincitizen
May 22nd, 2019, 9:05 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Latest Census Estimates and Met Council Projections
Replies: 183
Views: 15780

Re: Latest Census Estimates and Met Council Projections

the five largest metro cities are Minneapolis (429,382), St. Paul (313,010), Bloomington (89,654), Brooklyn Park (81,679), and Woodbury (70,840) You missed Plymouth (78,351). Woodbury has more than enough open land to eclipse Plymouth within a decade, but Plymouth also has a ton of industrial prope...
by twincitizen
May 22nd, 2019, 7:27 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Sons of Norway block redevelopment - 1455 Lake St W
Replies: 129
Views: 18117

Re: Sons of Norway block redevelopment - 1455 Lake St W

This is kinda interesting - the developers bought out the entire condo building at 3014 Holmes (2.5 story, 10 units, built 1926). That's a good thing since the development fully surrounds and towers over this building on 3 sides. They are currently using the building as their construction offices. O...
by twincitizen
May 20th, 2019, 5:33 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Southdale Area Development - Edina
Replies: 687
Views: 83671

Re: Southdale Area Development - Edina

Regardless of how you feel about the mall vs. the current site being chosen, it is appalling how the County/Library & City of Edina conducted a year+ of public engagement focused on the redevelopment of the existing site (including new library building), and then just quietly discarded all of that w...
by twincitizen
May 9th, 2019, 2:28 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Lowa46 - 46th & Hiawatha Cub Foods Mixed Use
Replies: 98
Views: 14921

Re: Lowa46 - 46th & Hiawatha Cub Foods Mixed Use

It's not a huge site. It was only going to be a 4,000 sq. ft. restaurant (plus outdoor patio space). I get it, we're hardcore urbanists, but not every single building has to be multi-story and mixed use, especially when part of a larger vision that does include two apartment buildings and lots of ot...
by twincitizen
May 6th, 2019, 8:26 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Tim Hortons
Replies: 29
Views: 2737

Re: Tim Hortons

I wouldn't be surprised to see some locations eventually reopen as Dunkin', though it could take a while for Tim-Minn's (franchisee) lawsuit against Tim Horton corporate to get worked out. Tim-Minn owner could become a Dunkin franchisee himself or more likely sell the leases to the local Dunkin fran...
by twincitizen
May 5th, 2019, 8:22 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Hiawatha-Minnehaha Development & RR Corridor/MinHi Line
Replies: 160
Views: 27574

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

Anondson wrote:
March 18th, 2019, 7:38 pm
4757 back with a new design.

https://twitter.com/nickmagrino/status/ ... 4750167042
Looks like the Council approved this in April.
by twincitizen
May 4th, 2019, 11:43 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Southside - General Topics
Replies: 944
Views: 122068

Re: Southside - General Topics

Anyone know what’s going on with Viva Mexico Taqueria on 42nd St? They bought Flag Foods and were going to move back in there but nothing has gone on in there for months. I don’t think he (Arturo) actually bought the building, just the business. It seemed things were going great and he was re-geari...
by twincitizen
May 4th, 2019, 11:33 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Lowa46 - 46th & Hiawatha Cub Foods Mixed Use
Replies: 98
Views: 14921

Re: Lowa46 - 46th & Hiawatha Cub Foods Mixed Use

I’m pretty sure I remember reading that he left the Twin Cities to run a restaurant in North Branch or something. Safe to say that the fancy restaurant plan here is dead for now.

Edit: Cambridge, same difference
by twincitizen
April 30th, 2019, 3:31 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4440
Views: 388716

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Seventh. Exhibit–Trail 6 https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47726868121_8afbdfbb6e_c.jpg Exhibit Trail–6 by Eric Anondson , on Flickr Huh, I always thought the rail tracks were going to fly up out of the trench and meet/cross Glenwood Ave at grade, not fly over it completely and quickly grade down...
by twincitizen
April 30th, 2019, 3:19 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Hiawatha-Minnehaha Development & RR Corridor/MinHi Line
Replies: 160
Views: 27574

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

From this F&C article : "ADM isn’t pulling out of Minneapolis entirely. The company will keep operating and is investing in improvements at its Atkinson flour mill, just south of Nokomis at 3745 Hiawatha Ave., Cuddy said. Both are served by the same rail line." I'm guessing the Atkinson mill is high...
by twincitizen
April 25th, 2019, 11:21 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Street, Road and Highway Projects
Replies: 940
Views: 106751

Re: Street, Road and Highway Projects

I can't argue with that, Matt. I'm not sure why that left-turn lane was retained when the roundabout more than accommodates that movement. I'm sure there had to be a pretty good reason they left it in though...Richfield Public Works was not shy about blocking left turns and making people do roundabo...
by twincitizen
April 25th, 2019, 10:22 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: 4737 Minnehaha Ave - Lander Development
Replies: 21
Views: 2102

Re: 4737 Minnehaha Ave - Lander Development

This site screams million-dollar condos rather than "just another apartment building". While it's not exactly vogue around here to wish for large/expensive condo units (rather than an apartment building with more, smaller units), my preference on this site would be the expensive condos, because it ...
by twincitizen
April 25th, 2019, 10:15 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Street, Road and Highway Projects
Replies: 940
Views: 106751

Re: Street, Road and Highway Projects

Reconstruction of Lyndale Avenue through Richfield (66th to 77th) begins this week: https://www.richfieldsweetstreets.org/learn#lyndale-avenue-reconstruction Has all the makings of a great project: 4-3 conversion, bike lanes, wider sidewalks with boulevards, mini-roundabouts at key intersections, an...
by twincitizen
April 22nd, 2019, 11:58 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Latest Census Estimates and Met Council Projections
Replies: 183
Views: 15780

Re: Latest Census Estimates and Met Council Projections

Census Bureau estimates (July 1, 2018 population) are out now for counties and metro areas. Cities come out in May. County | 2010 | 2017 | 2018 Hennepin | 1,152,425 | 1,248,246 | 1,259,428 Ramsey | 508,640 | 545,518 | 550,210 Dakota | 398,552 | 421,821 | 425,423 Anoka | 330,844 | 350,521 | 353,813 W...
by twincitizen
April 17th, 2019, 11:57 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: A Line - Arterial Rapid Bus
Replies: 477
Views: 51665

Re: A Line - Arterial Rapid Bus

What do folks think of the idea of extending the A Line westward, replacing Route 46 ? I think this would be a far more worthwhile extension than the low-ridership northern extension concept in low-density suburban Ramsey County. Extending the A Line over the Route 46 would connect it with (from eas...
by twincitizen
April 17th, 2019, 11:44 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Gateway Tower (RBC/Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 503'
Replies: 1928
Views: 218589

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

One thing that always strikes me when I stand at Hennepin & Washington is how far away the downtown skyline "feels" from that spot. Streetview does a good job of capturing what I mean: https://www.google.com/maps/@44.9822777,-93.2690412,3a,90y,172.95h,89.21t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sKvFhpElJCCgXug3zJqH_r...
by twincitizen
April 17th, 2019, 10:51 am
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Local politics, shenanigans
Replies: 78
Views: 8102

Re: Local politics, shenanigans

They must be drinking that Lake Elmo water in nearby Lakeland: 2 Lakeland City Council members skip meeting in protest over mayoral appointment
by twincitizen
April 10th, 2019, 4:28 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Former West Publishing / County Jail development site
Replies: 106
Views: 18405

Re: Former West Publishing / County Jail development site

It’s cool to see such an ambitious proposal but I’m annoyed that anyone can pretend with a straight face that Building 4 (40-story office) is ever going to happen. It’s kinda suspicious that they’re just showing what Ramsey County & St. Paul leaders/chambers of commerce want to see. With no anchor t...
by twincitizen
April 3rd, 2019, 2:46 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Oakland Apartments (213-215 South 9th St) and neighbors
Replies: 43
Views: 3892

Re: Oakland Apartments (215 South 9th St) and neighbors

Hey this is neat: https://www.facebook.com/pg/oaklandson9th/posts/?ref=page_internal Someone is rehabbing the building and sharing the experience on Facebook. In a post today they state that it will cost close to $3MM to rehab, and go on to say that that figure is close to double what the building i...
by twincitizen
April 1st, 2019, 9:36 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map
Replies: 1632
Views: 260850

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Certainly better than nothing, but remember that St. Olaf's property makes up 3/4 of a skyway-connected block inside the CBD (three blocks closer-in to the core than the Kraus Anderson block!) The "highest and best use" for this block is very, very high. While I'm sure there are fans of St. Olaf's m...

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