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by Archiapolis
December 20th, 2018, 11:30 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: West End / Central Park West Development - St. Louis Park
Replies: 175
Views: 20206

Re: West End / Central Park West Development - St. Louis Park

Planning Commission approved the project on the Olive Garden site last night. Unanimous vote. City Council hearing on January 7.
by Archiapolis
November 30th, 2018, 11:04 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: What will it take to develop DTE?
Replies: 132
Views: 15117

Re: What will it take to develop DTE?

mattaudio wrote:
November 18th, 2018, 9:10 pm
1. Mill District
2. Elliot Park
Seconded.
by Archiapolis
November 30th, 2018, 10:59 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: St. Louis Park - General Topics
Replies: 484
Views: 54238

Re: St. Louis Park - General Topics

bapster2006 wrote:
November 29th, 2018, 1:24 pm
Yeah, a 207-unit rental development.
Planning Commission hearing on December 19, 6:00pm.
by Archiapolis
June 6th, 2017, 9:57 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Target Center Renovation
Replies: 463
Views: 70272

Re: Target Center Renovation

Nathan wrote:
June 5th, 2017, 1:11 pm
Iirc it's supposed to be more reminiscent of the colors and textures of the native stone in northern minnesota, high iron content, black ish with rusty tones.
I want to check it out firsthand but, from this image, that looks pretty nice.
by Archiapolis
May 31st, 2017, 8:14 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Lyndale Ave & 54th Street area
Replies: 44
Views: 6049

Re: Lyndale Ave & 54th Street area

Seconded. So easy to imagine a larger project on a combined site (5336 and the vet, or 5336 and the clinic, or all 3). Calling CPM, Doran, anyone...please try to acquire this site. I'd think you could get high enough rents here to build a market rate project. If Zest at Nicollet and Diamond Lake be...
by Archiapolis
April 26th, 2017, 12:09 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: The Hub Minneapolis - 600 Washington Ave SE (284' - 26 Stories)
Replies: 274
Views: 40776

Re: The Hub Minneapolis - 600 Washington Ave SE (284' - 26 Stories)

That first photo should be in a textbook to illustrate how post-tension concrete floor systems work. Nice!
by Archiapolis
April 6th, 2017, 12:23 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Lyndale Ave & 54th Street area
Replies: 44
Views: 6049

Re: Lyndale Ave & 54th Street area

All apologies to the owner but the building as proposed isn't not the "highest and best use." The clinic, this site and the vet should be dense housing.
by Archiapolis
March 13th, 2017, 12:12 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: MN-121 "Lyndale Connector" Turnback and Redevelopment
Replies: 28
Views: 4546

Re: MN-121 "Lyndale Connector" Turnback and Redevelopment

If this project ever happens, it will first and foremost be billed as a redevelopment project, not a road project. From the above discussions happening between Ward 11 & 13 councilmembers and staff, they are trying to get this project added to the list of major redevelopment sites and rank it favor...
by Archiapolis
March 2nd, 2017, 3:01 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nic on Fifth - (290' - 26 Stories)
Replies: 1033
Views: 182855

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

Those places with dozens of taps creep me out. When was the last time the keg was changed, the taps cleaned, or even a single beer poured on the 78th most popular variety? <shudder> I worked at Old Chicago downtown (when it existed) and there was a person who came in once a week and cleaned ALL of ...
by Archiapolis
February 28th, 2017, 12:26 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Allianz Field and Snelling-Midway Development
Replies: 742
Views: 78191

Re: Soccer Stadium and Snelling-Midway Development

You've got to hand it to McDonald's real estate acumen.
by Archiapolis
February 1st, 2017, 5:11 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Stadium Village
Replies: 144
Views: 35515

Re: Stadium Village

This will be interesting to watch. At those rents, total annual income is just over $450k. The F-C article said the project costs $7m, and I'm not sure if that includes the stated $1.4m known site acquisition (which doesn't include one of the 5 lots). Simple payback on $7m is over 15 years. That do...
by Archiapolis
January 12th, 2017, 5:33 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: CPM North Loop Office Building - 419 Washington Ave N / 420 N 3rd St
Replies: 113
Views: 15135

Re: CPM North Loop Office Building - 419 Washington Ave N / 420 N 3rd St

I sort of blame architects racing to the bottom on fee for willing to be repeatedly bent over by developers. It's a terrible business model that exists in that part of the industry. On the other hand, when you propose something that requires approvals above and beyond what's allowed in the base zon...
by Archiapolis
January 12th, 2017, 5:14 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: CPM North Loop Office Building - 419 Washington Ave N / 420 N 3rd St
Replies: 113
Views: 15135

Re: CPM North Loop Office Building - 419 Washington Ave N / 420 N 3rd St

Often, the fee structure for an architecture firm is very much "at risk" and predicated on two things: 1. Entitlement (municipal approval) 2. Building Permit To Grant's point, if you want to nonchalantly put aside the effort put forth by architects then that's fine but please understand that there ...
by Archiapolis
January 12th, 2017, 5:04 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: CPM North Loop Office Building - 419 Washington Ave N / 420 N 3rd St
Replies: 113
Views: 15135

Re: CPM North Loop Office Building - 419 Washington Ave N / 420 N 3rd St

I sort of blame architects racing to the bottom on fee for willing to be repeatedly bent over by developers. It's a terrible business model that exists in that part of the industry. If you know a way out of this model, then architects would be very glad to hear about the model that is profitable, k...
by Archiapolis
January 12th, 2017, 10:27 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: CPM North Loop Office Building - 419 Washington Ave N / 420 N 3rd St
Replies: 113
Views: 15135

Re: CPM North Loop Office Building - 419 Washington Ave N / 420 N 3rd St

Man it's a good thing development companies aren't the ones creating the files! You know designers aren't going into design for the money, right? Like screw you if you think that architects are still happy if a project dies. Those projects are like flowers. We care and care for them and want them t...
by Archiapolis
January 12th, 2017, 9:32 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: CPM North Loop Office Building - 419 Washington Ave N / 420 N 3rd St
Replies: 113
Views: 15135

Re: CPM North Loop Office Building - 419 Washington Ave N / 420 N 3rd St

min-chi-cbus wrote:Wow, every time I open one of these files I'm blown away by how much effort and detail goes into each and every proposal. I can see developers and designers getting incredibly frustrated by NIMBYs after putting in all that work, only to get a response like "it'll block my view".
THIS x 1000.
by Archiapolis
January 11th, 2017, 12:57 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: South Nicollet Ave - Lake to Crosstown (Lyndale-Kingfield-Tangletown-Windom)
Replies: 166
Views: 22442

Re: South Nicollet (Lyndale & Kingfield & Tangletown & Windom)

Maybe if TWO people had been run down and killed, the city could have put plastic, removable bollards at all four corners. Jeezus...
by Archiapolis
January 10th, 2017, 1:57 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: South Nicollet Ave - Lake to Crosstown (Lyndale-Kingfield-Tangletown-Windom)
Replies: 166
Views: 22442

Re: South Nicollet (Lyndale & Kingfield & Tangletown & Windom)

Minneapolis quietly installed bollard "bulbs" at 43rd and Nicollet.

All it takes to get plastic bollards is for someone to lose a life!

My god, we can/should/must do better than this...
by Archiapolis
January 9th, 2017, 1:15 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Southdale Library Block Redevelopment - Edina
Replies: 45
Views: 4914

Re: Southdale Library Block Redevelopment - Edina

I don't think adding a large retail component would be wise, and would almost certainly mean more surface parking on the site, compared to housing or office uses. Any idea what's up including surface parking in projects where ample structured parking exists? It seems to be something of a trend -- l...

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