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by BigIdeasGuy
April 10th, 2017, 8:29 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Northeast and Southeast Minneapolis - General Topics
Replies: 788
Views: 67576

Re: Northeast (and Southeast) - General Topics

If I read the Journal piece correctly, and the Journal is reporting it correctly, Doran and CSM are only planning a single tower of 18-20 stories, in the 4th paragraph Doran say the includes A tower. I really like the fact they are wanting to include a variety of different housing types but they are...
by BigIdeasGuy
April 8th, 2017, 8:02 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Allianz Field and Snelling-Midway Development
Replies: 746
Views: 80583

Re: Soccer Stadium and Snelling-Midway Development

Where the owners make their money is the increase in the value of owning the franchise. This is true for pro sports teams in general, not specific to MLS. NBA and NFL teams easily make enough money from TV deals to be profitable. That's the part of the MLS business plan I don't get. In 2015 MLS sig...
by BigIdeasGuy
April 8th, 2017, 7:46 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Prospect Park - General Topics
Replies: 183
Views: 33014

Re: Prospect Park - General Topics

If everything proposed in the area gets built it will be interesting to see what the Teamsters do with their building. I would imagine at some point a developer would by and make them say no to a really big offer.
by BigIdeasGuy
April 5th, 2017, 8:29 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Allianz Field and Snelling-Midway Development
Replies: 746
Views: 80583

Re: Soccer Stadium and Snelling-Midway Development

I'm certainly not an elite MLS business mind but I do know that running a MLS team to be profitable yearly is can be tough, not impossible but tough. Where the owners make their money is the increase in the value of owning the franchise. The theory is so what if I lose $500,000 on the yearly operati...
by BigIdeasGuy
March 11th, 2017, 11:20 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market
Replies: 1010
Views: 159227

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market

Going back to the news that RBC is looking at moving it's worth noting that the Pohlad Family Foundation, and presumably the family offices in general, are located in RBC Plaza. I'm not saying it's going to have an impact on the Gateway block in anyway but I thought it was worth noting.
by BigIdeasGuy
February 25th, 2017, 9:08 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Allianz Field and Snelling-Midway Development
Replies: 746
Views: 80583

Re: Soccer Stadium and Snelling-Midway Development

seanrichardryan wrote:
February 24th, 2017, 8:44 am
Rainbow set to come down May 16th. Full permits by September.
I might have missed it but I haven't seen that reported anywhere. Source?
by BigIdeasGuy
February 25th, 2017, 9:06 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown (and LynLake) Development & General Topics
Replies: 1058
Views: 143391

Re: Uptown General Topics & Development Map

I've always thought a smaller scale of Kansas City Live! would work great on that parcel. Have a few levels of bars and restaurants lining Humboldt and Holmes with a covered (maybe retractable?) courtyard in the center that faces Lake Street. Add in a 6 story apartment building along Holmes on the s...
by BigIdeasGuy
February 22nd, 2017, 11:13 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Mozaic (all phases)
Replies: 581
Views: 72732

Re: Mozaic (all phases)

I totally agree with Ackerberg approach. I understand wanting to get rid of parking lots, empty lots, etc. ASAP but personally I would rather have fewer amazing, creative, ambitious projects done really well than more bland, standard, cookie-cutter projects completed. If you give me the option betwe...
by BigIdeasGuy
February 1st, 2017, 10:59 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Minneapolis Skyway System
Replies: 517
Views: 64081

Re: Minneapolis Skyway System

Can we all agree that new a new design for skyway sign is badly needed. The current "water" background looks incredibly dated and news to be modernized, especially now that we have both the Super Bowl and Final Four coming to town.
by BigIdeasGuy
January 27th, 2017, 9:07 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Riverview Corridor Streetcar
Replies: 810
Views: 78931

Re: Riverview Corridor (Alternatives Analysis)

I'm surprised that LRT has the space to make the 90 degree turn going from Cedar on to 6th but I'll believe the experts on that. Having driven though the corner of Kellogg and 7th on many nights when there were events at the X, even when there is a less than capacity crowd, I firmly believe that the...
by BigIdeasGuy
December 12th, 2016, 10:34 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: University of Minnesota - General Topics
Replies: 552
Views: 88883

Re: University of Minnesota - General Topics & Development Map

Does anyone know why Peter Callaghan has taken on saving this elevator as his personal crusade? With as much time, energy, effort and words he has put into saving it I think he should be required to purchase it if he's successful. No one else to my knowledge has come up with anything that remotely r...
by BigIdeasGuy
December 12th, 2016, 9:28 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Allianz Field and Snelling-Midway Development
Replies: 746
Views: 80583

Re: Soccer Stadium and Snelling-Midway Development

I wasn't at the groundbreaking today but the new video the MNUFC put out today of the stadium was amazing. It's going to be a massive net positive for all parties. Here is my current read on the ongoing redevelopment saga. I have zero inside information so I'm just taking an educated guess based off...
by BigIdeasGuy
October 29th, 2016, 7:40 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Allianz Field and Snelling-Midway Development
Replies: 746
Views: 80583

Re: Soccer Stadium and Snelling-Midway Development

I think the revised renderings, especially the lowered north facade does a better job meeting the plazas at a human scale. The original rendering with the stairs the exterior just kinda loomed over everything now it does a better job inviting and welcoming people in. The one thing I certainly prefer...
by BigIdeasGuy
October 21st, 2016, 9:07 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Minneapolis Armory
Replies: 361
Views: 50964

Re: Minneapolis Armory

I'm by no means the biggest historic preservationist on this board but there is enough in this plan where the city should just say no and force Swervo to either make changes or walk away. The second parking level is straight up acceptable and the elevator overrun is just as bad. If Swervo were to co...
by BigIdeasGuy
October 8th, 2016, 8:46 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: CPM 16-Story Apartment Proposal - 1315-19 4th St SE (Mesa/Camdi/Chatime site)
Replies: 83
Views: 6238

Re: CPM 16-Story Apartment Proposal - 1315-19 4th St SE (Mesa/Camdi/Chatime site)

I have a hard time understanding why 30, 40, 50, 60 somethings should get to dictate what the college student experience should be today. Yeah I understand that's how you remember Dinkytown but that's what you and your friends made it not some 30, 40, 50 60 something when you were in college. Now yo...
by BigIdeasGuy
October 1st, 2016, 7:14 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 365 Nicollet (334' - 30 stories)
Replies: 624
Views: 110165

Re: Ritz Residences - 365 Nicollet Mall (334' - 30 stories)

Agreed. With what Opus has been building lately, a full-block, underground project would have wound up being basically Latitude 45, but on all four block faces. Leaving half the block open also leaves the opportunity open for Opus to get a better architect and do a better job on the other half, or,...
by BigIdeasGuy
September 17th, 2016, 11:38 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: U.S. Bank Stadium
Replies: 2066
Views: 59512

Re: U.S. Bank Stadium

I don’t sycophantically defend the Wilfs, I think they did what they had to do to keep pro-football in Minnesota and think the unbalanced attacks on them ooze provincial anti-Semitism. Prove it. Rip the team and Wilfs on one thing. Simply one. Major, minor I don't care just come up with one thing t...
by BigIdeasGuy
September 17th, 2016, 11:35 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: U.S. Bank Stadium
Replies: 2066
Views: 59512

Re: U.S. Bank Stadium

If you look back through his posts there are occasional criticisms. He just very strongly believes that the stadium was the catalyst for all new DTE redevelopment and that the Wilfs are perceived as uniquely bad when actually they are average NFL owners and the financing of our stadium was pretty m...
by BigIdeasGuy
September 17th, 2016, 8:58 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: U.S. Bank Stadium
Replies: 2066
Views: 59512

Re: U.S. Bank Stadium

I don’t sycophantically defend the Wilfs, I think they did what they had to do to keep pro-football in Minnesota and think the unbalanced attacks on them ooze provincial anti-Semitism. Prove it. Rip the team and Wilfs on one thing. Simply one. Major, minor I don't care just come up with one thing t...
by BigIdeasGuy
August 14th, 2016, 7:12 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 365 Nicollet (334' - 30 stories)
Replies: 624
Views: 110165

Re: 365 Nicollet - (Opus Ritz block)

I'm not saying Opus needed to build a new tallest or even anything to complete with the current big 3, I would just like something with ambition. If this was 40-45 stories with the same design I would feel 100% different about the project. I'm not a height for the sake of height guy, I'm a big, bold...

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