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by xandrex
April 16th, 2019, 11:09 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Eleven (Ryan Condo Tower) - 1111 West River Parkway - 48 stories / 550'
Replies: 182
Views: 25911

Re: Eleven (Ryan Condo Tower) - 1111 West River Parkway - 48 stories / 550'

Yeah, I mean obviously this one person's complaint shouldn't halt the project, and maybe they should have known better. But a realtor selling a view should probably...warn that the view might go away. I wonder if the parking lot Eleven will be built on was seen as more or less permanent by everyone ...
by xandrex
March 19th, 2019, 1:58 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: City Club Apartments - 1000 Marquette Ave (Handicraft Building)
Replies: 361
Views: 44856

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

Just seems like a weird choice, because an oven isn't exactly something that requires cooking/baking skills. A lot of easy-to-make, frozen foods require an oven (or a toaster oven, but those are usually too small for something as simple as a frozen pizza). I'm not yucking anyone's yum. I'm sure ther...
by xandrex
March 18th, 2019, 9:46 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: City Club Apartments - 1000 Marquette Ave (Handicraft Building)
Replies: 361
Views: 44856

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

The apartments themselves are pretty micro. Looking at the online layouts for studios, you get to have a bed and a sofa if...you own a sleeper sofa. Someone on Twitter mentioned that not all units have ovens. Units as stripped down as that sound like glorified dorms. That's fine, but at the prices t...
by xandrex
March 13th, 2019, 1:22 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Northern Lights Express
Replies: 355
Views: 41907

Re: Northern Lights Express

Nothing wrong with that idea, but do the lines not meet anywhere in Minneapolis that might make a good hub with better transit access?
by xandrex
March 7th, 2019, 11:19 am
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Local politics, shenanigans
Replies: 78
Views: 7982

Re: Local politics, shenanigans

St. Paul city council shenanigans: Quite a brouhaha on the FB page of someone challenging Council President Brendmoen - essentially encouraging non-DFLers to show up at the caucus to deny her the endorsement.

https://www.facebook.com/Jamie4ward5/po ... 9124482388
by xandrex
February 20th, 2019, 10:54 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: City Center
Replies: 369
Views: 48813

Re: City Center

Noticed that leasing brochure lists the top of the parking garage as a "rooftop opportunity" and there's a faint outline of a building. Are they suggesting you could actually build on to that side? Or just use the rooftop as an outdoor space?
by xandrex
February 20th, 2019, 10:41 am
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: 2019-2020 MN Legislative Session / Budget / Bonding
Replies: 28
Views: 1336

Re: 2019-2020 MN Legislative Session / Budget / Bonding

I was pretty surprised to see 20 cents proposed, but presumably the thinking is to shift the window of discussion and hopefully get an 8-12 cent increase, right?
by xandrex
February 12th, 2019, 2:03 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Interstate 94
Replies: 166
Views: 25405

Re: Interstate 94

I know the convo is getting a bit stale here, but I’m just getting through threads from the last couple weeks, and this one stood out because of all of the recent weather-related traffic issues. Regarding driving on 94/35W for intracity travel: While it might be worth examining the worthiness of the...
by xandrex
January 18th, 2019, 12:20 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown (and LynLake) Development & General Topics
Replies: 1033
Views: 128943

Re: Uptown General Topics & Development Map

Eh, I saw some folks on Twitter who are definitely not urbanists or plugged into development news worrying that "condos" were going to go up. So it's definitely not just this forum.
by xandrex
January 16th, 2019, 1:39 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Federal Reserve Riverfront Parking Ramp
Replies: 63
Views: 8269

Re: North Loop Neighborhood

Metro Transit does need to serve the North Loop better, but this isn't a sign of that. The Fed is on Hennepin Avenue, directly outside the building are stops for the 4, 6, 7, 11, 61 and 824. Just two blocks away are stops for the 14, 667, 672, and 674. Just a few more blocks in any direction and yo...
by xandrex
January 16th, 2019, 12:02 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Federal Reserve Riverfront Parking Ramp
Replies: 63
Views: 8269

Re: North Loop Neighborhood

This is another sign that the city (and Metro Transit) really, really, really need to figure out how to better serve the North Loop with transit. Sure, a lot of workers are probably suburban folks who will drive in anyway. But the North Loop is a booming neighborhood. Minneapolis isn’t doing itself ...
by xandrex
January 15th, 2019, 12:21 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Gateway Tower (RBC/Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 503'
Replies: 1899
Views: 212085

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

How will porte cocheres be re-purposed when we ban cars? Covered bike parking. :mrgreen: I feel like there's gotta be some sort of design somewhere between "Hewing Hotel Load in the Bike Lane" and "Four Seasons Porte Cochere." Why not some sort of pull-out area and curbside loading zone, and then c...
by xandrex
January 15th, 2019, 12:14 pm
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Metropolitan Council
Replies: 146
Views: 10162

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

I imagine that the actual answer is something anodyne like "internal politics," but it makes the shakeup sexier in print if "it's about homeless on trains" is the issue. It's just hard to imagine that homeless on trains was the actual reason since there hasn't really been much controversy from it (t...
by xandrex
January 14th, 2019, 11:15 am
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Metropolitan Council
Replies: 146
Views: 10162

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

This could go either here or in the Met Council thread...

Brian Lamb out as head of Metro Transit. https://twitter.com/MooreStrib/status/1 ... 7645963266

Anyone have any insight on how this might change the org?
by xandrex
December 20th, 2018, 12:48 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Allianz Field and Snelling-Midway Development
Replies: 742
Views: 74150

Re: Soccer Stadium and Snelling-Midway Development

Light show was going even after midnight. I drove past around 12:15 and it was really cool to see.
by xandrex
December 19th, 2018, 11:41 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Minneapolis Skyway System
Replies: 511
Views: 59639

Re: Minneapolis Skyway System

I've seen long lines for both platforms after a game.
by xandrex
December 18th, 2018, 1:08 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News
Replies: 996
Views: 145524

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

You left out French Meadow and World Street Kitchen, which are definitely fast casual. Loon Deli (never actually been in). Caffrey's. Lowry Hill Meats, which I'd count as fast casual. The prepared foods available at The Wedge and Kowalski's, which I'd call comparable. A whole bunch of coffee shops ...
by xandrex
December 18th, 2018, 1:02 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Minneapolis Skyway System
Replies: 511
Views: 59639

Re: Minneapolis Skyway System

You shouldn't Uber from the stadium to the ABC ramps, but you probably shouldn't wait for the train either...you'll wait a lot longer in line than the walk would take.
by xandrex
December 18th, 2018, 12:21 pm
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Metropolitan Council
Replies: 146
Views: 10162

Re: Metropolitan Council

Tweet from Morning Take says its Slawik: https://twitter.com/morningtake/status/ ... 1945315335

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