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by bus14
April 24th, 2016, 9:20 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: The Commons - Downtown East Park
Replies: 687
Views: 96135

Re: The Commons - Downtown East Park

I'm not sure the Vikings are as well known worldwide as Prince is. Freaking major international monuments went purple yesterday. He was a major, major musical force. People have gotten memorial parks for much less. In some ways I think some of the downplaying of his legacy I've heard is actually ty...
by bus14
February 25th, 2016, 4:47 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Allianz Field and Snelling-Midway Development
Replies: 762
Views: 86084

Re: Major League Soccer Stadium

seamonster wrote:Top banner headline on Pioneer Press...not covered by Strib.
Strip eventually picked it up of course. I find it a bit odd this site's Twitter account hasn't even tweeted a photo of it. What gives?

Oh wait this is in St. Paul.
by bus14
November 13th, 2015, 3:22 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Fiber Internet and TV Services, Cord Cutting
Replies: 642
Views: 29190

Re: Minneapolis Fiber Internet and Cable Services

Any plans for expanding to St. Paul Travis? It's been hinted at in the press. But would be nice to hear from the horse's mouth.
by bus14
November 2nd, 2015, 10:12 pm
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: 2017 St. Paul Mayoral Election
Replies: 93
Views: 7321

Re: 2015 St. Paul Municipal Elections

EOst wrote:Too bad they won't have parking meters to pay for it.
$60 million spent on the Penfield, $60 million for CHS field... Hate to say but Goldstein does have a point. St. Paul has lots of money. But the right priorities?
by bus14
October 1st, 2015, 1:59 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Star Tribune
Replies: 233
Views: 18455

Re: Star Tribune

Go "incognito".
by bus14
September 17th, 2015, 12:26 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Saint Paul - General Topics
Replies: 554
Views: 119478

Re: Saint Paul - General Topics

The parking ramp for the lower town lofts on the corner has been purchased by a developer earlier this year. So... if Bedlam ends up closing, and the 4th Street Station next to is is condemned, that would leave almost the entire block up for potential demolition and re-development. That's still own...
by bus14
August 10th, 2015, 7:57 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: The Vintage (Selby and Snelling)
Replies: 136
Views: 39246

Re: The Vintage (Selby and Snelling)

There have been pretty good updates on that other dev site. :mrgreen:
by bus14
April 20th, 2015, 11:00 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Fiber Internet and TV Services, Cord Cutting
Replies: 642
Views: 29190

Re: Minneapolis Fiber Internet and Cable Services

Does CenturyLink have a timeline posted for their gigabit service, too? They're pretty tight lipped. Over at dslreports.com forums there are some thread's covering the rollout. Some users have created scripts that are able to map out where service is located. http://www.dslreports.com/forum/century...
by bus14
January 27th, 2015, 1:32 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Green Line LRT
Replies: 1283
Views: 7806

Re: Green Line (Central Corridor LRT)

Smart Corner in San Diego is a great example of what could be done here. The train cuts through diagonally just like Central Station.

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by bus14
January 16th, 2015, 9:03 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: St. Paul Office Market
Replies: 78
Views: 14135

Re: St. Paul Office Market

I wouldn't worry about the Travelers tower blowing the vacancy rates through the roof or anything like that. The north tower has been mostly empty for years, and EcoLab is already in the process of purchasing it (source: I have a LOT of family working at Travelers and the purchase is widely known)....
by bus14
January 15th, 2015, 12:33 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: St. Paul Office Market
Replies: 78
Views: 14135

Re: St. Paul Office Market

Wow. This move could just blow up the vacancy rate in St. Paul. From the looks of it your basically taking a 769k sq ft building (from a PiPress article) from Owner Occupied status to Competitive. A 14% vacancy rate for Class A (from spdatasource.org) will grow to 37%!! :o I suppose the silver linin...
by bus14
January 13th, 2015, 9:21 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: The Demise of the Ice Castle
Replies: 9
Views: 2484

Re: The Demise of the Ice Castle

I recall reading one is planned for the Super Bowl year.
by bus14
January 9th, 2015, 1:47 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Soo Line Building Apartments - (501 Marquette Avenue)
Replies: 190
Views: 36308

Re: Soo Line Building Apartments - (501 Marquette Avenue)

I haven't seen the Soo Line firsthand. But from what's been said doesn't sound flattering. The Pioneer-Endicott in St. Paul, a similarly aged building and residential conversion looks amazing. http://www.pioneerendicott.com/8214467744_269941e127_z.jpg http://www.pioneerendicott.com/images/PE_Stairca...
by bus14
January 5th, 2015, 3:01 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Star Tribune
Replies: 233
Views: 18455

Re: Star Tribune

I see a Pioneer Press/MPR merger more likely as they're both downtown St. Paul institutions. A metro of 3 million deserves two large papers. Sadly the business economics may not support it. The PP's main problem is it's apathetic ownership.
by bus14
December 27th, 2014, 3:01 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Does Minneapolis allow signs on its downtown buildings?
Replies: 5
Views: 525

Re: Does Minneapolis allow signs on its downtown buildings?

Thrivent Financial managed to get signage for it's headquarters. The plans for Wells Fargo's buildings show signage on the south face of the buildings and rooftops. All were approved if memory serves.
by bus14
December 23rd, 2014, 4:09 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Fiber Internet and TV Services, Cord Cutting
Replies: 642
Views: 29190

Re: Minneapolis Fiber

I plugged in some addresses on CenturyLink's website and found those on 22nd Ave were eligible for 1gig service. I was shocked to see they're charging $110 a month and the price is only guaranteed for one year. Seems higher than what they originally advertised. I thought they said ~$80 a month when ...
by bus14
December 23rd, 2014, 11:23 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Fiber Internet and TV Services, Cord Cutting
Replies: 642
Views: 29190

Re: Minneapolis Fiber

I saw this in the Star Tribune re: CL's offering tv service. Does anyone know where at the moment this is available? http://www.startribune.com/local/minneapolis/286634151.html "..The company has begun to offer 1-gigabit download speeds — the fastest available in the country — to some areas of Minne...
by bus14
December 3rd, 2014, 11:26 am
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: Soccer Stadium in Minneapolis (cancelled)
Replies: 1001
Views: 110808

Re: Farmers Market Soccer Stadium

Too bad we couldn't have had a soccer-compatible CHS Field or Seibert Field. http://chs-field.com/about/design/ Scroll to the very bottom, click Site diagrams. You'll see a drawing of several possible configurations for CHS Field. #3 Alternative Sports Diagram upper right. Shows a hockey rink and s...
by bus14
October 14th, 2014, 9:57 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Island Station
Replies: 17
Views: 4416

Re: Island Station

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpost.php?p=117423728&postcount=3003 "In the latest Highland Villager some details regarding the former Island Station site have been revealed. Three new buildings totaling $80 million in development. No subsidies being asked for. A total of 350 market rate apartmen...
by bus14
October 13th, 2014, 9:21 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Stick vs. Concrete / Construction Quality Issues
Replies: 110
Views: 24166

Re: Stick vs. Concrete Construction

This past summer the Western Row condominium building in Cathedral Hill (million dollar units, and only just finished in 2007 :shock: ) was also getting its exterior repaired. It had the same general contractor as Emerald Gardens, Bor-Son . So if you know of other folks living in their buildings, wa...

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