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by BigIdeasGuy
June 1st, 2018, 6:33 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Allianz Field and Snelling-Midway Development
Replies: 742
Views: 76454

Re: Soccer Stadium and Snelling-Midway Development

I've said from the beginning the stadium success or failure over the long term is going to be judged not by the how many people it draws but what is developed around it. What the site really needs is an anchor tenant that would bring a few thousand employees to the site Monday to Friday and that wou...
by BigIdeasGuy
May 24th, 2018, 11:38 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 365 Nicollet (334' - 30 stories)
Replies: 624
Views: 108561

Re: 365 Nicollet (334' - 30 stories)

If I remember correctly in some filing Opus said they are looking at 2 options to fill the second half of the block. The first being a twin to the current building and the second being a 20 story office building. I would love if they did a 20 story office building that covered 2/3 of the remaining l...
by BigIdeasGuy
May 18th, 2018, 5:48 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Allianz Field and Snelling-Midway Development
Replies: 742
Views: 76454

Re: Soccer Stadium and Snelling-Midway Development

On my way home today I stopped by the stadium and looked around so here is a quick update. Spoiler alert it's going up fast The roof structure is basically complete, there are 2 or 3 crossbeams left to be installed and that's it. The roof its self isn't far behind. There are 6 more section of white ...
by BigIdeasGuy
May 3rd, 2018, 8:02 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Gateway Tower (RBC/Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 503'
Replies: 1946
Views: 227134

Re: United Properties / Four Seasons "Gateway" Project (Nicollet Hotel Block)

Did anyone ask why they only building 3 stories of condos?
by BigIdeasGuy
March 26th, 2018, 4:03 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Allianz Field and Snelling-Midway Development
Replies: 742
Views: 76454

Re: Soccer Stadium and Snelling-Midway Development

I'm surprised something is going back into the Perkins. I was assuming it was going to be demolished to make way for the green space between the stadium and University. Between the Big Top in the Perkins location and the McDonalds there is boing to be little to no connection between the LRT stop and...
by BigIdeasGuy
March 26th, 2018, 3:57 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: University of Minnesota - General Topics
Replies: 550
Views: 83346

Re: University of Minnesota - General Topics & Development Map

Side note and this really isn't a criticism of just M Health but why are hospitals so terrible at master planning? I can't think of a single one in the entire metro that doesn't seem just tossed together with random architectural styles that don't fit together in any logical way.
by BigIdeasGuy
March 9th, 2018, 7:25 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Gateway Tower (RBC/Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 503'
Replies: 1946
Views: 227134

Re: United Properties / Four Seasons "Gateway" Project (Nicollet Hotel Block)

I still don't love this project. I wish it had another 10 or 15 stories of condos which seems totally doable given recent activity within the city. That's what I don't get, it's great that there are 3 stories of condos. But looking at it I have a hard time seeing how 3 stories make more sense finan...
by BigIdeasGuy
March 9th, 2018, 7:06 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Municipally-financed Waterpark at MOA - Bloomington
Replies: 24
Views: 947

Re: Municipally-financed Waterpark at MOA - Bloomington

I've always wondered why LRT didn't run right down the middle of Lindau Ln, have a below grade transit hub right in front of the mall then turn north up toward IKEA where it could use a parking lot to turn around. It really made sense to me a few years ago when they were redoing the area. Plus it wo...
by BigIdeasGuy
March 8th, 2018, 12:36 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Eleven (Ryan Condo Tower) - 1111 West River Parkway - 41 stories / 550'
Replies: 216
Views: 32748

Re: Ryan Condo Tower - 1111 West River Parkway

As far as the Padilla building goes, Ryan still owns it, and they mentioned that they're working on legally attaching its air rights to the condo tower to preserve its downtown views. Which makes sense, but is a little disappointing. I wouldn't expect another tower directly adjacent to this one or ...
by BigIdeasGuy
March 8th, 2018, 11:03 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Thrivent Headquarters Block - 6th St and Portland Ave
Replies: 145
Views: 23300

Re: Thrivent Headquarters Block - 6th St and Portland Ave

I hope the city pushes Sherman to flip the hotel and residential projects so the housing is along Portland and the hotel is along 5th. There has clearly been an effort over the last decade+ to line Portland with residential projects on each side from Grant Park and Skyscape all the way down to Mill ...
by BigIdeasGuy
February 26th, 2018, 6:36 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: New Vikings Headquarters Development - Eagan
Replies: 4
Views: 882

Re: New Vikings Headquarters Development - Eagan

I don't think the team has announced anything, but I would imagine the Wilf's will redevelop it. They own about 15 acres and that's a prime corner for an decently sized office building or two.
by BigIdeasGuy
February 24th, 2018, 6:40 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: 2024 Olympic Bid?
Replies: 128
Views: 11314

Re: 2024 Olympic Bid?

We would have to build an indoor long track speed staking venue as well. Although if it's designed and planned well the facility could become a long term community asset and not a white elephant.
by BigIdeasGuy
February 18th, 2018, 5:55 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Arby’s Island
Replies: 209
Views: 22054

Re: Arby’s Island

In the landmarks paragraphs, she says that landmarks “emphasize… the diversity of cities” and “we badly need more, not fewer, city landmarks—great landmarks and small.” “The absence of any visual climax or dignifying objects says Unimportance.” “…an effective landmark in such a place usually needs ...
by BigIdeasGuy
February 17th, 2018, 2:16 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: 2024 Olympic Bid?
Replies: 128
Views: 11314

Re: 2024 Olympic Bid?

Well the good news is that MSP won't have to worry about hosting the Summer Games until about 2040 at the earliest with the rotation the IOC is wanting and who knows what the games look like then.
by BigIdeasGuy
February 6th, 2018, 6:01 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: U.S. Bank Stadium
Replies: 2066
Views: 55107

Re: U.S. Bank Stadium

At this point we have the public has already put the money into the stadium so we might as well try to get as many big events into it as possible. The Final Four is coming which is great and hopefully we can bring in the College Football Playoff National Championship, Wrestlemania, a World Cup match...
by BigIdeasGuy
January 29th, 2018, 8:23 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News
Replies: 1482
Views: 154048

Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

Sadly it looks like the only looks like owners don't own any of the properties located next to this building so I'm guessing it will get refilled with a different national chain and not redeveloped into something better.
by BigIdeasGuy
January 29th, 2018, 8:13 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Arby’s Island
Replies: 209
Views: 22054

Re: Arby’s Island

I would like to see a 7-8 story triangular shape apartment building with some cool lighting that serves a gateway and beacon welcoming people to Uptown. I know that height might is tricky economically based on the extra cost of all concrete construction compared to 6 story stick built so the develop...
by BigIdeasGuy
January 5th, 2018, 6:53 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: The Expo - 215 2nd St SE (285' - 26 Stories)
Replies: 111
Views: 19491

Re: The Expo - 215 2nd St SE (285' - 26 Stories)

I'm surprised there isn't more retail in this thing. I would guess retail the entire length of University would be successful plus it would start to reconnect NE with Dinkytown which should be a goal of the city. The corner of 2nd and 2nd should be retail as well. To me that is a major access point ...
by BigIdeasGuy
December 27th, 2017, 6:39 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Twin Cities Future Transit Map
Replies: 372
Views: 49267

Re: Twin Cities Future Transit Map

1. I am aware of the community wanted in University but as BoredAgain said it didn't have to be an "either/or" it could have been a "both/and". You could make a case that adding an express dedicated right of way service between the DT's along 94 and along with adding or relocating Green Line station...
by BigIdeasGuy
December 26th, 2017, 8:09 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Twin Cities Future Transit Map
Replies: 372
Views: 49267

Re: Twin Cities Future Transit Map

One of the ideas I've been kicking around in my head for awhile is an express LRT line between the DT's. I think the best way to accomplish that would be to run in a dedicated lane down the center of 94. On the STP end you use the tracks between Union Depot and the X that will be already be there be...

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