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by exiled_antipodean
February 5th, 2019, 4:59 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Shriners Hospital for sale
Replies: 9
Views: 1218

Shriners Hospital for sale

The Shriners Hospital on East River Road (near the Short Line Bridge) is for sale. The website says "Shriners Hospital is ideally situated on over 10 acres between downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul one mile away from the University of MN main campus. The private campus feel is perfectly positioned f...
by exiled_antipodean
January 9th, 2019, 7:01 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Gateway Tower (RBC/Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 503'
Replies: 1877
Views: 206561

Re: Gateway Tower (RBC/Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 503'

Much as we all dream policies change in a process of elections and rational proposals and reviews, they probably more often change in processes like this. Just as RBC really shouldn't care too much about the sign (who picks their wealth mgmt company based on a sign seen from afar?), losing this prop...
by exiled_antipodean
January 9th, 2019, 9:52 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Gateway Tower (RBC/Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 503'
Replies: 1877
Views: 206561

Re: Gateway Tower (RBC/Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 503'

It's a little weird that the Gold Medal Flour and Grain Belt beer signs are beloved all around, and at least in the case of the Gold Medal Flour sign must have received public money to still be there, but no, we can't have any more.
by exiled_antipodean
January 8th, 2019, 9:06 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Gateway Tower (RBC/Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 503'
Replies: 1877
Views: 206561

Re: Gateway Tower (RBC/Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 503'

Hopefully this will be the end of the silly sign ordinance. Lots of places around the world manage to have business names on towers in neon and survive. Minneapolis will too. Totally precious and provincial.
by exiled_antipodean
October 22nd, 2018, 10:00 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: MSP Airport
Replies: 1220
Views: 150779

Re: MSP Airport

Funnily enough the service started after the handover. However, air services is one of the areas that Hong Kong essentially retains jurisdiction over, and they have more liberal rules than the mainland (not hard). Because of this a lot of airlines talk separately about HK and mainland China service....
by exiled_antipodean
September 14th, 2018, 1:31 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Archive Apartments (Not West Elm Hotel & Condos) - 102-120 1st Street N
Replies: 133
Views: 14317

Re: North Loop Development (Not West Elm Hotel & Condos) - 102-120 1st Street N

We need more active alley type spaces like this in Minneapolis. Perfect place for a coffee shop or cocktail bar.
by exiled_antipodean
August 20th, 2018, 11:47 am
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Avenues- Replace Numbers With Names
Replies: 22
Views: 1930

Re: Avenues- Replace Numbers With Names

The strangest one is Minneapolis Ave, a pokey little diagonal two block street in Seward.
by exiled_antipodean
July 23rd, 2018, 3:25 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan
Replies: 187
Views: 16832

Re: Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan

I shared this anecdote over on NUMTOT, and I'll share it here again. In Prospect Park in March there was a freakout about the fourplex proposal. Renters! Livability! A group of us in the n'hood worked the association's committees and processes, and in the end the neighborhood's submission to the cit...
by exiled_antipodean
July 23rd, 2018, 1:45 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan
Replies: 187
Views: 16832

Re: Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan

And from a resident of the Wedge: "The wedge is absorbing too much of the increased density. Why isn't So. Mpls absorbing more?"
by exiled_antipodean
July 23rd, 2018, 1:44 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan
Replies: 187
Views: 16832

Re: Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan

Also from a self-identified SW Minneapolis resident: "Why not increase density in existing moderate income areas?"
by exiled_antipodean
July 23rd, 2018, 1:43 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan
Replies: 187
Views: 16832

Re: Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan

Wasting time browsing the map ... "Changing zoning across from single family homes worth $500,000-$2million dollars is NOT OK without immediate homeowners approval."
by exiled_antipodean
July 18th, 2018, 10:26 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Prospect Park Senior Living (Malcom and 4th St SE)
Replies: 25
Views: 4026

Re: Prospect Park Senior Living (Malcom and 4th St SE)

Strangely, no-one has been too concerned about the views from that angle.
by exiled_antipodean
July 12th, 2018, 9:13 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Art and Architecture Building Development - 3338 University Ave SE - 14 Stories / 155'
Replies: 92
Views: 12608

Re: Art and Architecture Building Redevelopment - 3338 University Ave SE - 14 Stories / ~155'

The view of downtown Minneapolis is good from the tower, but surprisingly similar from the base of the tower. I've always been a little underwhelmed by the other directions. It's tree cover, and crappy industrial land in Saint Paul. Oh, and 280. https://flickr.com/photos/83033999@N00/sets/7215769577...
by exiled_antipodean
July 11th, 2018, 2:27 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: University of Minnesota - General Topics
Replies: 547
Views: 76796

Re: University of Minnesota - General Topics & Development Map

Yes, they're installing solar panels over the parking lot, and on the vacant field that used to be the art building.
by exiled_antipodean
July 2nd, 2018, 10:54 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: MSP Airport
Replies: 1220
Views: 150779

Re: MSP Airport

by exiled_antipodean
June 29th, 2018, 2:00 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: MSP Airport
Replies: 1220
Views: 150779

Re: MSP Airport

What he said. However, the runways at MSP are long enough and our winds light enough at times (i.e. drag and lift from the wind are not as much of a factor) that tailwind landings are seen. (See this dated thread on airliners.net that refers to DC-10 and 747 use, but point stands). You do see takeof...
by exiled_antipodean
June 27th, 2018, 10:47 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: 4737 Minnehaha Ave - Lander Development
Replies: 19
Views: 1504

Re: Hiawatha-Minnehaha Avenue Development & Grain Elevators/Freight Corridor

While it's not exactly vogue around here to wish for large/expensive condo units (rather than an apartment building with more, smaller units), my preference on this site would be the expensive condos, because it would likely mean higher quality building materials. I wish for more large expensive co...
by exiled_antipodean
June 24th, 2018, 6:59 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News and Current Happenings
Replies: 2209
Views: 205161

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

I think the Raymond Avenue numbers are a good indication people are shifting their modal use. Someone on twitter posted about some absurd inflation of property values in the area. Absurd in the sense that there's clearly demand for housing, and it might not be being met.

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