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by twincitizen
February 27th, 2017, 12:34 pm
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Sunday Liquor Sales and other Beer/Liquor Legislation
Replies: 200
Views: 11065

Re: Sunday Liquor Sales and other Beer/Liquor Legislation

The Senate is really close to a vote. Maj. Leader Gazelka just spoke (typically meaning debate is over) and bill author Miller is wrapping up. Watch here: http://theuptake.org/live-channel/mn-senate-channel/ EDIT: PASSES 38-28!!! Finally we can be rid of this perennial issue at the Legislature (and ...
by twincitizen
February 27th, 2017, 9:39 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Mozaic (all phases)
Replies: 454
Views: 50456

Re: Mozaic (all phases)

I wish to partially retract my previous comment condemning Ackerberg for not building anything. As it turns out, Ackerberg has owned Calhoun Square for just under 3 years. So while the site has been fully vacant for ~12 years (and at least partially vacant much longer, thanks everyone for the histor...
by twincitizen
February 24th, 2017, 4:19 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Mozaic (all phases)
Replies: 454
Views: 50456

Re: Mozaic (all phases)

True, but I think the criticism that Ackerberg hasn't built squat in this cycle is a fair one. Ackerberg is a property owner/manager, not a developer. It's absurd that this site continues to sit empty. If a hotel doesn't pencil out and/or you can't attract a large office tenant, sell to CPM so they ...
by twincitizen
February 24th, 2017, 8:43 am
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Cannabis Law Reform
Replies: 36
Views: 1997

Re: Cannabis Law Reform

This was inevitable once Sessions became AG. I'm sure Pence is a big time anti-marijuana guy too. Y'know, in the grand scheme of things, I sincerely hope the Trump administration does crack down on legalized marijuana. People will be pissed. And they will vote. That includes people in those states, ...
by twincitizen
February 24th, 2017, 8:22 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: 46th & Hiawatha Mixed Use (Oppidan/Greco Project)
Replies: 38
Views: 3414

Re: 46th & Hiawatha Mixed Use (Oppidan/Greco Project)

As one of the people said at the beginning, open house was the wrong format for a crowd of that size. It should have been an organized presentation that mostly kept people in their seats. And yeah, there were a couple hotheads (all over 65) who tried to dominate the meeting. The olds were out in for...
by twincitizen
February 23rd, 2017, 11:46 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 205 Park Avenue - Mill District Ramp Parcel
Replies: 42
Views: 5041

Re: 205 Park Avenue - Mill District Ramp Parcel

All subsidies come with strings, more paperwork, possible delays, etc. The more subsidies, the more/longer strings. That and the recent news regarding the various economic shifts making affordable tax credits less lucrative to investors. I think in this case, all Sherman has to do is make the City C...
by twincitizen
February 23rd, 2017, 9:49 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 205 Park Avenue - Mill District Ramp Parcel
Replies: 42
Views: 5041

Re: 205 Park Avenue - Mill District Ramp Parcel

Sherman aims to begin construction in October. http://finance-commerce.com/2017/02/shermans-205-park-to-start-construction-in-fall/ (locked) The complex will offer 127 apartments and four 1900 sf walk-up condominiums. The development will also include 7,400 square feet of retail space and a Minneapo...
by twincitizen
February 23rd, 2017, 9:38 am
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: 5th Congressional District Special Election
Replies: 6
Views: 130

Re: Minnesota Representation at the Federal Level

You gotta wonder if Jacob Frey is kicking himself for announcing for Mayor instead of seeking this seat. He could have kept his council seat and taken a shot at Congress simultaneously. Instead, he might be ending his political career (until he inevitably runs for County Commish or State Senator, as...
by twincitizen
February 22nd, 2017, 9:49 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Rush Line Corridor (Alternatives Analysis)
Replies: 365
Views: 28335

Re: Rush Line Corridor (Alternatives Analysis)

The distinguishing factor is whether it is part of the " METRO " system or not. BTW, do people even notice that Green, Blue, Red (and soon Orange) carry "METRO" branding and not "Metro Transit"? Probably not! But hey, at least they are keeping that map up to date...it shows the updated Gold Line rou...
by twincitizen
February 22nd, 2017, 6:09 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 3843
Views: 278408

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Man, you'd really think with how strongly supportive of SWLRT the various Chambers of Commerce (Minneapolis Regional, TwinWest, etc.) have been, they'd have been able to flip at least a couple Republican legislators in support of the project. Paul Anderson would be the one to target though. If anyon...
by twincitizen
February 22nd, 2017, 12:47 pm
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Sunday Liquor Sales and other Beer/Liquor Legislation
Replies: 200
Views: 11065

Re: Sunday Liquor Sales and other Beer/Liquor Legislation

Senate Commerce Committee passed the bill, 7-4. I don't know how each member voted, but I heard Jeff Hayden is now a yes. Members of the committee having previously voted against are Dahms, Latz, Limmer & Sparks, who I'd guess are the 4 no votes. Doubtful those 4 change their minds between now and t...
by twincitizen
February 22nd, 2017, 12:31 pm
Forum: Updates - Announcements - Problems - Suggestions
Topic: Forum Issues
Replies: 64
Views: 8664

Re: Forum Issues

No links, no matter which post, are clickable anymore in Tapatalk unless specifically switched into web view. Until recently web view was not needed to tap on links, no link is accessible unless switched into web view. Anyone else notice that quoting is broken? It no longer lists the author. Some n...
by twincitizen
February 22nd, 2017, 12:21 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Arterial Bus Rapid Transit Corridors
Replies: 175
Views: 18268

Re: Arterial Bus Rapid Transit Corridors

Website for D-Line: https://www.metrotransit.org/d-line-project I'm holding off on splitting this into a separate thread. There probably won't be any real new/concrete information about this project for a while. Things we know: late 2020 / early 2021 opening (at best) and $77MM estimated budget (whi...
by twincitizen
February 21st, 2017, 12:16 pm
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Sunday Liquor Sales and other Beer/Liquor Legislation
Replies: 200
Views: 11065

Re: Sunday Liquor Sales and other Beer/Liquor Legislation

28 Aye, 35 Nay, 4 absent (at least) 10 ayes retired or were defeated last November: Bonoff, Dahle, Hann, Nienow, Ortman, B Petersen, Reinert, Scalze, Sieben, and Thompson. Two of those ayes (Reinert and Sieben) were replaced by likely nays (Simonson and Schoen) due to their union or law enforcement ...
by twincitizen
February 20th, 2017, 6:27 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Mozaic (all phases)
Replies: 454
Views: 50456

Re: Mozaic (all phases)

I don't think you can go beyond 2 years in any case. Once you hit 2 years, you have to begin the approvals process anew.
by twincitizen
February 20th, 2017, 6:11 pm
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Sunday Liquor Sales and other Beer/Liquor Legislation
Replies: 200
Views: 11065

Re: Sunday Liquor Sales and other Beer/Liquor Legislation

I know VAStationDude will tell me otherwise, but I think DFL leadership (Thissen, Hortman, E. Murphy) saw the writing on the wall and started whipping votes (as opposed just changing their minds on their own). They did not want the DFL to wind up on the wrong side of this with Kurt Daudt taking 100%...
by twincitizen
February 16th, 2017, 12:39 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: North Loop Neighborhood
Replies: 879
Views: 111997

Re: North Loop Neighborhood

So the future parking garage would be on this parcel here? https://gis.hennepin.us/property/map/default.aspx?pid=2202924210380 Sure, ideally it would be wrapped/screened by office or residential space along 10th Ave, but it really wouldn't be the end of the world if it wasn't. As Grant alluded to, a...
by twincitizen
February 16th, 2017, 12:31 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Ironclad Apartments & Moxy Hotel - Washington & Chicago
Replies: 113
Views: 11873

Re: Ironclad Apartments & Moxy Hotel - Washington & Chicago

So it still doesn't include that little parking lot on the corner of 3rd and Washington. Did anything else ever come of that planning application for that lot that was filed last fall? Are you thinking of 3rd & Chicago? The small corner parcel owned by Sherman: https://gis.hennepin.us/property/map/...
by twincitizen
February 16th, 2017, 8:04 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Star Tribune
Replies: 182
Views: 9562

Re: Star Tribune

Here's a Groupon deal that is "not available yet" (but maybe on Presidents' Day?) but could be a major bargain at $20/year for new subs: https://www.groupon.com/deals/minneapolis-star-tribune-4?utm_source=Google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=US_DT_SEA_GGL_TXT_DSA_SR_CBP_CAT_NBR_m*b_c*138105433655_k*_c...
by twincitizen
February 16th, 2017, 7:47 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Counties Transit Improvement Board (CTIB)
Replies: 128
Views: 8212

Re: Counties Transit Improvement Board (CTIB)

Looks like they moved forward with the breakup at yesterday's meeting (it was only on the agenda as a discussion item...so this is moving quickly). Meeting scheduled for March 3 to set the terms of dissolution: http://finance-commerce.com/2017/02/transit-funder-ctib-schedules-vote-on-breakup/ CTIB a...

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