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by bubzki2
January 10th, 2020, 11:38 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Seven Corners Hotel & Student Housing [cancelled]
Replies: 18
Views: 881

Re: Seven Corners: Hotel (30 stories) & Student Housing (12 stories)

Oof, that's a lot of small scale parcels lost for one mega project. Would be much better if they integrated at least the end buildings into it.
by bubzki2
January 2nd, 2020, 8:52 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News
Replies: 1071
Views: 163565

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

From what I've heard ETR really didn't offer anything all that special, so there was really no reason to head there other than game days. More options in this part of town now makes them a harder sell. A bit more effort and creativity and someone else could find success in this location.
by bubzki2
December 24th, 2019, 9:00 am
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Public Participation in Planning
Replies: 12
Views: 955

Re: Public Participation in Planning

I'm surprised the Ford Plant project hasn't been brought up yet. That one was (is?) a doozy.
by bubzki2
December 6th, 2019, 3:48 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Bloomington Central Station & South Loop Development
Replies: 191
Views: 38719

Re: Bloomington Central Station & South Loop Development

There was rumor of a Walgreens/CVS in the new taller space adjacent the park.
by bubzki2
November 18th, 2019, 10:03 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Allianz Field and Snelling-Midway Development
Replies: 762
Views: 86052

Re: Allianz Field and Snelling-Midway Development

^ those projects were announced months ago. Looks like Scannell's has broken ground but not sure about Wellington yet.
by bubzki2
November 7th, 2019, 2:54 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Calhoun Square
Replies: 289
Views: 48858

Re: Calhoun Square

You could make a nice Keg-and-Case type market in that space. Don't copy it, but tenants along those lines might work.
by bubzki2
November 4th, 2019, 9:20 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: O'Gara's Development - 164 Snelling Ave N
Replies: 58
Views: 11436

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

With high-powered Ryan Cos. as consultants, they saw this coming. They knew what they were doing.

Really disheartening as this was a focal point of the "give and take" with the neighbors they managed to appease. They own the building (right?), so I'm not sure I buy the "rent was too high" argument.
by bubzki2
October 30th, 2019, 10:53 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Minneapolis Skyway System
Replies: 517
Views: 65833

Re: Minneapolis Skyway System

I'm picturing something akin to the HCGC to the US Bank plaza diagonal connection. I think this ramp's ped access is basically only at the corner, but not sure about the other building. The ramping up/down part is fairly common though. On their face the variances would seem relatively grantable, but...
by bubzki2
October 22nd, 2019, 10:44 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: MSP to Rochester High Speed Rail
Replies: 466
Views: 59127

Re: MSP to Rochester High Speed Rail

^Great point. Critically, this would also abrogate one of the key detractor talking points (that it doesn't benefit those most affected by the train).
by bubzki2
October 17th, 2019, 8:05 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: City Club Apartments - 1000 Marquette Ave (Handicraft Building)
Replies: 382
Views: 53424

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

alexschief wrote:
October 17th, 2019, 7:24 am
Highly recommend the comments on that article.
My eyes ... the goggles do nothing!
by bubzki2
October 15th, 2019, 9:37 am
Forum: Greater Minnesota
Topic: Rochester
Replies: 523
Views: 68210

Re: Rochester

Mayo is the institutional leader of Rochester. That town has laughable parking "problems" as it is but somehow thinks that building even more parking will somehow solve their congestion. If the clinic doesn't take a forward-thinking approach, no one in that town will. With a highly dense cluster of ...
by bubzki2
October 10th, 2019, 11:02 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: MSP to Rochester High Speed Rail
Replies: 466
Views: 59127

Re: MSP to Rochester High Speed Rail

I honestly think connecting Northstar to St. Cloud as a commuter line would be a better example to show, but looks like NLE is closer to actually happening.
by bubzki2
October 10th, 2019, 9:30 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: O'Gara's Development - 164 Snelling Ave N
Replies: 58
Views: 11436

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

Hamline fully opened back up this a.m.

St. Paul needs another bridge or two over the Short Line tracks IMO. Have more, but lower capacity grid connections over the unfortunately-placed tracks. Too much pressure on the N-S arterials IMO. The biggest need might be bike infra that goes N-S.
by bubzki2
October 9th, 2019, 10:13 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: O'Gara's Development - 164 Snelling Ave N
Replies: 58
Views: 11436

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

That's what I'm telling you. Yes, they are unusual and different since the construction has been going on. Perhaps they're normal, but they're not usual. Not the same thing. And I repeat, it's the promised timeframe I have issue with, not the construction itself.
by bubzki2
October 9th, 2019, 10:00 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: O'Gara's Development - 164 Snelling Ave N
Replies: 58
Views: 11436

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

Poor planning with Fairview closed, Hamline down a lane, and Lexington still having work finalized. And yet, life goes on. Life does go on, but do you see the spillover effects first hand? I do. Cut through traffic has significantly increased in the adjacent, non-calmed grid streets. I've nearly be...
by bubzki2
October 9th, 2019, 8:00 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: O'Gara's Development - 164 Snelling Ave N
Replies: 58
Views: 11436

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

Most of the windows are in and the facade masonry is coming along now. My question really is how was the original estimate of Snelling being back open in July so far off? Still down to one lane here. Poor planning with Fairview closed, Hamline down a lane, and Lexington still having work finalized.
by bubzki2
October 7th, 2019, 8:06 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Sibley Plaza Redevelopment [on hold]
Replies: 39
Views: 8057

Re: Sibley Plaza Redevelopment [on hold]

As much as I love Aldi, now we're going to be stuck with this mid-century, suburban style development for decades longer.
by bubzki2
October 2nd, 2019, 2:20 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: MSP to Rochester High Speed Rail
Replies: 466
Views: 59127

Re: MSP to Rochester High Speed Rail

I'm pretty sure I've inadvertently driven across entire farms in the winter thinking I was still on 52. It's a winter deathtrap.
by bubzki2
October 2nd, 2019, 2:16 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: RBC Gateway (Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 519'
Replies: 1993
Views: 253058

Re: RBC Gateway (Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 519'

I'm not surprised they found a way to add condos with Alia dying, but I'm a little surprised it came at the expense of hotel rooms.

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