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by QuietBlue
March 20th, 2019, 7:19 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: City Club Apartments - 1000 Marquette Ave (Handicraft Building)
Replies: 355
Views: 43036

Re: City Club Apartments - 1000 Marquette Ave (Handicraft Building)

This is where I could see communal kitchens being nice amenities to have. That way residents who wouldn't necessarily want an oven every day could still use one when they wanted. Lean into the dorm concept a bit more.
by QuietBlue
March 19th, 2019, 12:31 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: City Club Apartments - 1000 Marquette Ave (Handicraft Building)
Replies: 355
Views: 43036

Re: City Club Apartments - 1000 Marquette Ave (Handicraft Building)

No, I get that. But I would still think that people would want to be able to occasionally bake cookies or make pizza rolls or something.
by QuietBlue
March 19th, 2019, 10:00 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: City Club Apartments - 1000 Marquette Ave (Handicraft Building)
Replies: 355
Views: 43036

Re: City Club Apartments - 1000 Marquette Ave (Handicraft Building)

Aesthetics aside, some of the choices they made for unit features are puzzling. Like a tub, but no oven. I think many people would rather have an oven and just a shower. Or an in-unit washer and dryer when they could have shared laundry rooms instead for the smaller apartments. It seems like the mix...
by QuietBlue
March 15th, 2019, 12:24 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: TMBR - 100 3rd Ave N
Replies: 43
Views: 2939

Re: TMBR - 100 3rd Ave N

We’re too far along to cherry pick what we do. We have to do everything. As soon as possible. The more we do, the more normal it becomes, and the easier (politically) it becomes. Everybody has to internalize that we are all part of the solution. It’s not someone else’s job, or someone else’s projec...
by QuietBlue
March 15th, 2019, 10:50 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: TMBR - 100 3rd Ave N
Replies: 43
Views: 2939

Re: TMBR - 100 3rd Ave N

And yet, if the people who live in these buildings aren't willing to make the sacrifices that will really make a difference (i.e. not flying around the world for work or vacations, not having kids, etc), a few less cars won't matter that much. Those are just deck chairs on the Titanic by comparison.
by QuietBlue
March 15th, 2019, 7:26 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Bloomington Central Station & South Loop Development
Replies: 181
Views: 33527

Re: Bloomington Central Station & South Loop Development

I think there are a lot of mid-size companies like this around that are big players in their niche, but not really known about by the general public. I've seen the name once or twice, but didn't know anything else about them before this.
by QuietBlue
March 11th, 2019, 8:45 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: MSP Airport
Replies: 1232
Views: 152280

Re: MSP Airport

I've never caught a connecting flight at MSP (obviously), but I've always thought it compared very well to others in the US. I can't think of any domestic airports that made me think they were better than MSP.
by QuietBlue
March 11th, 2019, 8:35 am
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: What's Your Take On Minneapolis E-Democracy?
Replies: 41
Views: 2483

Re: What's Your Take On Minneapolis E-Democracy?

In 2014, vox.com launched and became a popular source of news about national politics and policy. It was a blogging platform long before that, when it was launched in 2005 by Six Apart. It closed several years later and the domain was bought by Vox Media. Other than generally supporting increased d...
by QuietBlue
March 8th, 2019, 9:17 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Dinkytown
Replies: 414
Views: 70420

Re: Dinkytown

Have we reached peak poke?
by QuietBlue
March 6th, 2019, 2:51 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: What's Your Take On Minneapolis E-Democracy?
Replies: 41
Views: 2483

Re: What's Your Take On Minneapolis E-Democracy?

I think "vox" is commonly used enough that VOX Media wouldn't have much grounds for that, but IANAL.
by QuietBlue
March 4th, 2019, 8:49 am
Forum: Cities Around the World
Topic: Montreal
Replies: 4
Views: 975

Re: Montreal

They also provide some free overnight parking that can be used during the clearing.
by QuietBlue
February 28th, 2019, 12:43 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Bloomington Central Station & South Loop Development
Replies: 181
Views: 33527

Re: Bloomington Central Station & South Loop Development

It's trendy for almost all companies to refer to themselves as "tech companies" these days. It could be a lot of different things.
by QuietBlue
February 27th, 2019, 11:02 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Amazon's New HQ?
Replies: 274
Views: 16455

Re: Amazon's New HQ?

Yeah, the Ritholz link is a very good description of why it happened. Hubris and politics. I'd say the PACB was more of a symptom than the cause.
by QuietBlue
February 25th, 2019, 2:10 pm
Forum: Cities Around the World
Topic: Denver
Replies: 97
Views: 8341

Re: Denver

He seems to have some good advice for those lucky enough to be in a position to make use of it. And he was lucky to have had the opportunities to do the things he did. That being said, if you're not paying a mortgage/rent, student loans, child care, and car payments, then yeah, everything else is pr...
by QuietBlue
February 25th, 2019, 1:35 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Bloomington Central Station & South Loop Development
Replies: 181
Views: 33527

Re: Bloomington Central Station & South Loop Development

Better there than in a cornfield in Shakopee or something. At least it will be transit-accessible.
by QuietBlue
February 18th, 2019, 9:30 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Amazon's New HQ?
Replies: 274
Views: 16455

Re: Amazon's New HQ?

Anondson wrote:
February 17th, 2019, 3:29 pm
It seems like Amazon deserves a lot of blame just for the self-inflicted public relations mess, how did a firm with such access to data misread the situation so badly.
Hubris, mostly. But also, they're dealing with a different political situation than they were a year and a half ago.
by QuietBlue
February 15th, 2019, 11:12 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map
Replies: 1605
Views: 254664

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

If you mean "someone that stands behind the cheese counter", sure, but last time I was in there they didn't have or know what Cotija was. That's like not knowing Cheddar. Every Mexican place in the city puts it on their refried beans. Which is funny, because I've seen Cacique cotija in their stores...
by QuietBlue
February 12th, 2019, 9:15 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Suburbs - General Topics
Replies: 1027
Views: 107251

Re: Suburbs - General Topics

Can't say I agree with that planner. I think it's that people just have a lot more stuff than they used to. Personally, I've always been clutter-averse and generally don't like having things around that I'm not using (with exceptions for practical things like tools). That said, I'm probably going to...
by QuietBlue
February 11th, 2019, 2:56 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Suburbs - General Topics
Replies: 1027
Views: 107251

Re: Suburbs - General Topics

(I won't blame the land use for it, but it is also kind of depressing how much self storage gets used by people with a regular-sized, totally usable apartment or house. We need to do better at getting rid of stuff we don't want anymore. I like the concept of "storing" your stuff on Craigslist ) I m...
by QuietBlue
January 28th, 2019, 9:01 am
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Minneapolis City Politics General Discussion
Replies: 359
Views: 27124

Re: Minneapolis City Politics General Discussion

If the city is funding them, the city can set conditions. Though I think implementing such a change will be difficult.

On a related note, I wonder if some neighborhoods will choose to form true HOAs in the wake of things like this, the rezoning, etc.

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