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by xandrex
March 27th, 2020, 12:32 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Theater Garage Marquee Apartments - (Franklin & Lyndale)
Replies: 543
Views: 63980

Re: Theater Garage Marquee Apartments - (Franklin & Lyndale)

This is apparently called “Pure Lowry,” according to the banner now attached to it and this website: https://purelowry.com/
by xandrex
March 19th, 2020, 10:26 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News
Replies: 1108
Views: 190442

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

Given that social distancing and shelter in place orders could be in effect for many months, now is the time where you support the businesses that you want to still be around when we get out of this mess. If this lasts a month or more, we probably lose a decent chunk of small restaurants, breweries,...
by xandrex
March 14th, 2020, 3:56 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Work from home and road congestion
Replies: 28
Views: 5412

Re: Work from home and road congestion

Yeah, count me in as someone who likes having an office to go to. I've been working from home for the last week, and it has been really hard. Socially isolating, easy to get distracted, harder to collaborate, etc. I also don't have the space to have the setup I have at work, so it's just less comfor...
by xandrex
February 19th, 2020, 9:53 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Mall of America Transit Station
Replies: 146
Views: 29306

Re: Mall of America Transit Station

A small little development, but it looks like the MOA Transit Station is getting a Caribou. Would love to see more stuff like this around our transit stations.

https://twitter.com/mallofamerica/statu ... 0852528134
by xandrex
February 7th, 2020, 12:05 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4541
Views: 434758

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Yes it would. It would essentially trade extra frequency down Hennepin for more frequency in the immediate western suburbs. I think the gains might outweigh the losses (remember that the E Line will come through at about the same time, and Hennepin will still get good frequency between that route a...
by xandrex
February 6th, 2020, 4:05 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4541
Views: 434758

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

I think it might make sense to cut the length of the #12 and #17 routes and have them terminate at the Uptown Transit Center, obviously passing the West Lake Station en route. But with those cuts to length, I'd like to see an increase in frequency. Despite the lack of connections between different ...
by xandrex
January 23rd, 2020, 10:16 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Encore - 935 2nd Street South
Replies: 97
Views: 23824

Re: Encore - 935 2nd Street South

I've definitely seen the Shamrock/Stanton buildings bathed in purple light and was trying to figure it out until...I realized it was just the stadium.

It just throws off so much light.
by xandrex
December 13th, 2019, 1:39 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: North Loop Neighborhood
Replies: 1024
Views: 182342

Re: North Loop Neighborhood

Last I checked, despite the name, LynHall wasn't a food hall in the way that any of the ones Alex listed are.
by xandrex
December 11th, 2019, 3:27 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: 200 Central (2019) - 293' / 27 Stories
Replies: 29
Views: 9189

200 Central (2019) - 293' / 27 Stories

It's back - this time as apartments in a shorter building with more units. Was: 40 stories, 214 units Now: 27 stories, 356 apartments https://twitter.com/WedgeLIVE/status/1204871391834599424 Not a bad project by any means, but it definitely is less attractive with the 13-story reduction. Mod Note: t...
by xandrex
December 5th, 2019, 1:22 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown (and LynLake) Development & General Topics
Replies: 1078
Views: 167789

Re: Uptown (and LynLake) Development & General Topics

The Urban Outfitters space in Uptown is apparently up for lease: http://tcbmag.com/news/articles/2019/december/urban-outfitters-space-in-uptown-listed-for-lease I won't lose any sleep over not having an UO nearby, but it would be nice for once to see a positive story coming out of Uptown...seems lik...
by xandrex
December 5th, 2019, 10:45 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)
Replies: 2378
Views: 271287

Re: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)

A synopsis of a locked article is cool. But let's support local journalism by not literally copy-pasting the stuff they've worked on. Especially since this could be summed up as: Metro Transit is moving forward with plastic seats on light rail because they're easier to clean.
by xandrex
November 21st, 2019, 4:50 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown (and LynLake) Development & General Topics
Replies: 1078
Views: 167789

Re: Uptown (and LynLake) Development & General Topics

I agree it’s a net positive, but I still don’t love demolishing smaller-scale commercial (that appears to be in use?) on one of the relatively few corridors that allows it.
by xandrex
November 21st, 2019, 2:57 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown (and LynLake) Development & General Topics
Replies: 1078
Views: 167789

Re: Uptown (and LynLake) Development & General Topics

Apartment building proposed on the 3500 block of Hennepin Avenue. 75 units, 90 parking spots. Would require the demolition of two houses, a commercial building, and another commercial building with a few apartments on the second floor. https://www.southwestjournal.com/news/development/2019/11/new-ap...
by xandrex
November 12th, 2019, 11:42 am
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Minneapolis City Politics General Discussion
Replies: 367
Views: 38226

Re: Minneapolis City Politics General Discussion

The 2021 Minneapolis city council race will be for a two-year term (and then in 2023 become decoupled from the mayoral race) without changes to Minnesota law: https://www.minnpost.com/state-government/2019/11/the-wrath-of-kahn-why-minneapolis-city-council-members-will-have-to-run-for-two-year-terms-...
by xandrex
October 17th, 2019, 1:11 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Eagan, Apple Valley, Burnsville - General Topics
Replies: 94
Views: 20677

Re: Eagan, Apple Valley, Burnsville - General Topics

Given that nearly all of my suburban south metro friends and work colleagues (primarily in Eagan, Mendota Heights, etc.) have Vikings living in their apartment buildings, I wouldn't be surprised if more than a few of places rented out went to players.
by xandrex
September 27th, 2019, 10:05 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market
Replies: 1011
Views: 178814

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market

Not speaking specifically to the downtown, but I think it’s easy for west metro/Minneapolis people to equate St. Paul being smaller with St. Paul being irrelevant, when really St. Paul and the east metro in general have their own smaller but similar ecosystem. Like for me there was a long time when...
by xandrex
September 25th, 2019, 11:10 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market
Replies: 1011
Views: 178814

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market

Sure, DT St. Paul is cheaper, but it's farther away from the metro's center of gravity, which is pretty clearly Minneapolis/west metro. I worked at one of the few tech companies in DT St. Paul until earlier this year, and it was pretty notable that a pretty substantial portion of the young talent li...
by xandrex
September 5th, 2019, 11:34 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Electric Scooters
Replies: 102
Views: 22986

Re: Electric Scooters

I'm not sure it's so easy to slot scooters in as being a replacement for any single mode of transportation. At least in my experience, they're kind of in their own category. My use cases so far: -My once-an-hour express bus from the U skipped one of its runs. Instead of calling Uber/Lyft or waiting ...
by xandrex
September 3rd, 2019, 10:27 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bike Share
Replies: 336
Views: 51756

Re: Bike Share

Well that would certainly explain it.

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