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by exiled_antipodean
September 14th, 2018, 1:31 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: North Loop Development (Not West Elm Hotel & Condos) - 102-120 1st Street N
Replies: 125
Views: 11173

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: 20
Views: 1245

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: 110
Views: 7318

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: 110
Views: 7318

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: 110
Views: 7318

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: 110
Views: 7318

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: 3775

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 Redevelopment - 3338 University Ave SE - 14 Stories / ~155'
Replies: 84
Views: 10159

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 & Development Map
Replies: 543
Views: 71393

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: 1204
Views: 146604

Re: MSP Airport

by exiled_antipodean
June 29th, 2018, 2:00 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: MSP Airport
Replies: 1204
Views: 146604

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: 1376

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: 2097
Views: 189159

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.
by exiled_antipodean
June 13th, 2018, 10:52 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: MSP Airport
Replies: 1204
Views: 146604

Re: MSP Airport

Delta would have to give up the Haneda slot if they stopped flying it. They can't just switch it to another US origin. This points to it being likely to continue.
by exiled_antipodean
June 13th, 2018, 10:31 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Art and Architecture Building Redevelopment - 3338 University Ave SE - 14 Stories / ~155'
Replies: 84
Views: 10159

Re: Art and Architecture Building Redevelopment - 3338 University Ave SE - 17 Stories / 195'

The revision of the PPA bylaws a couple of years ago replaced the former standing committees with defined membership with the city-recommended practice that any resident, business owner, can attend and vote in a committee. Typically the Land Use committee does not get 102 people, normally 10-20. But...
by exiled_antipodean
June 13th, 2018, 9:34 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Art and Architecture Building Redevelopment - 3338 University Ave SE - 14 Stories / ~155'
Replies: 84
Views: 10159

Re: Art and Architecture Building Redevelopment - 3338 University Ave SE - 17 Stories / 195'

Large meeting of the PPA land use committee voted something like 67-35 to approve the MOU with Vermillion, and therefore add the neighborhood's support to the project when it goes to Planning Commission. You'd never have predicted this result if you read the local neighborhood email list.
by exiled_antipodean
May 7th, 2018, 1:00 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Bunge Mill (SE Como)
Replies: 32
Views: 6086

Re: Bunge Mill (SE Como)

There was a fire engine call out to the demolition site this morning. From a distance it looked like lots of smoke rising from it. But the fire engine left quickly, and I think that what happened was someone called the fire trucks to respond to a cloud of dust rising from the demolition.
by exiled_antipodean
April 30th, 2018, 11:47 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Art and Architecture Building Redevelopment - 3338 University Ave SE - 14 Stories / ~155'
Replies: 84
Views: 10159

Re: Art and Architecture Building Redevelopment - 3338 University Ave SE - 17 Stories / 195'

Public consultation on this as follows. If you're a supporter, please especially consider showing up. IME with these things constructive contributions early on can really change the tone of the debate and discussion. Thursday, May 3rd, 6:30pm at the Textile Center: Evening listening session, hosted ...

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