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by trkaiser
November 1st, 2019, 10:20 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Dinkytower - McDonalds redevelopment
Replies: 22
Views: 2740

Re: Dinkytower - McDonalds redevelopment

I'm pleasantly surprised by this and see it as a totally appropriate, nice step forward for that part of town.
by trkaiser
October 15th, 2019, 10:20 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: The Once and Future Dayton's
Replies: 284
Views: 42523

Re: The Once and Future Dayton's

I heard they also nabbed Orvis, Crabtree & Evelyn, County Seat and FAO Schwarz.
by trkaiser
October 3rd, 2019, 12:51 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Twin Cities' National and Global Image
Replies: 951
Views: 85877

Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Heads up: the Congress for New Urbanism's multi-day annual conference is being held in town this coming June 10-13.
by trkaiser
August 12th, 2019, 1:10 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Alia Tower - 200 Central - 483' / 40 Stories
Replies: 896
Views: 138963

Re: Alia Tower - 200 Central - 483' / 40 Stories

They're also working on a six-story high-end housing development on Central Avenue in Columbia Heights.
by trkaiser
August 8th, 2019, 8:53 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Thrivent Headquarters Block - 6th St and Portland Ave
Replies: 167
Views: 28077

Re: Thrivent Headquarters Block - 6th St and Portland Ave

There are also obvious concerns about safety, so some urban schools (like Primrose) like to take spaces that aren't directly accessed from the street.
by trkaiser
July 8th, 2019, 1:42 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis Density and Population Growth (500k, etc)
Replies: 249
Views: 36803

Re: Minneapolis Density and Population Growth (500k, etc)

Having brought friends from Boston (where I currently live) and San Francisco to Minneapolis, they were flabbergasted at how a place with such little street life and so much empty space could be considered a major city. And the thing is, Boston and San Francisco aren't even that big. San Francisco ...
by trkaiser
June 3rd, 2019, 5:13 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Electric Scooters
Replies: 99
Views: 9187

Re: Electric Scooters

Currently near Music Row in Nashville. No exaggeration, there must be more than 75 of these (Birds and Lime) within the four blocks closest to my hotel. I didn't realize the scale of usage outside of MPLS.
by trkaiser
June 2nd, 2019, 8:01 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Electric Scooters
Replies: 99
Views: 9187

Re: Electric Scooters

I rented my first Lime the other day and it felt more sketchy than the Birds. It seemed like there was less foot room and, in general, like it was more dangerous. Did survive scoot from south end of downtown up to Central and 22nd, which felt like an accomplishment.
by trkaiser
April 24th, 2019, 9:25 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Labeling the Transit System
Replies: 69
Views: 5360

Re: Labeling the Transit System

Why wouldn't Central be included on that map? Any insight?
by trkaiser
February 5th, 2019, 2:38 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: 420 E Hennepin Ave
Replies: 94
Views: 12692

Re: 420 E Hennepin Ave

I'm shocked that came back so nicely upgraded. Now we just need a proposal for that Wells Fargo...
by trkaiser
January 29th, 2019, 10:26 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Minneapolis Skyway System
Replies: 517
Views: 64194

Re: Minneapolis Skyway System

thom wrote:
January 29th, 2019, 9:59 am
trkaiser wrote:
January 29th, 2019, 9:21 am
Let's use projectors to make it look like everybody in the skyway is actually on the sidewalk.
Why do you want people to walk on the sidewalk so badly? There's already a thriving pedestrian scene one floor higher.
I'm a joke maker.
by trkaiser
January 29th, 2019, 9:21 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Minneapolis Skyway System
Replies: 517
Views: 64194

Re: Minneapolis Skyway System

Let's use projectors to make it look like everybody in the skyway is actually on the sidewalk.
by trkaiser
July 12th, 2018, 9:32 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Iron Store - 528 Washington Ave N (Uncancelled)
Replies: 61
Views: 9617

Re: Iron Store - 528 Washington Ave N

Split-level retail is something I would love to more of in our city. Denver has a surprising amount of that in its downtown.
by trkaiser
June 6th, 2018, 1:41 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Alia Tower - 200 Central - 483' / 40 Stories
Replies: 896
Views: 138963

Re: 200 Central - Alatus Tower (Washburn-McReavy Site) 483' / 40 Stories

Never underestimate how much time sad people will dedicate to stupid shit, especially when any form of local government is involved.
by trkaiser
May 17th, 2018, 1:09 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nicollet Mall
Replies: 1367
Views: 154434

Re: Nicollet Mall

Really enjoying this side track, as I'm pondering planting a new birch cluster in my front yard...
by trkaiser
March 23rd, 2018, 7:45 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market
Replies: 1010
Views: 159358

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market

What do you all think about the reports that Target and Kroger might merge? While that brand doesn't have a big presence in our area, it's the second-largest retailer (behind Walmart) and 18th largest company in the U.S. according to Wiki... this could be good for downtown.
by trkaiser
February 7th, 2018, 11:34 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Alatus Residential Project - 228 South 12th Street (32 stories - ~348'/405')
Replies: 163
Views: 27860

Re: Alatus Residential Project - 228 South 12th Street (31 stories - 307'/415')

mnmike wrote:
February 7th, 2018, 11:17 am
Is this retiredbanker?!
Thought the same thing when I read "point tower."
by trkaiser
December 8th, 2017, 10:35 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Old Thrivent HQ Block - 4th Ave and 6th St (existing building & new parking ramp)
Replies: 160
Views: 21024

Re: Old Thrivent HQ Block - 4th Ave and 6th St (existing building & new parking ramp)

It's immediately adjacent to much taller buildings/the core, so it's much more bothersome than something like The Edition or most sites in the Mill District.
by trkaiser
December 6th, 2017, 1:04 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nicollet Mall
Replies: 1367
Views: 154434

Re: Nicollet Mall Reconstruction Project

I'll do that, Bakken -- publishing at the tail end of this month.
by trkaiser
December 6th, 2017, 11:09 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nicollet Mall
Replies: 1367
Views: 154434

Re: Nicollet Mall Reconstruction Project

I interviewed Jesseka at Mid-America and was happy with the direction she's taking for the Dayton's project. They are focusing on mixing local, national and new-to-the-market brands, and ensuring retailers include some type of experience beyond just the same version of a store you'd find in the 'bur...

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