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by BigIdeasGuy
February 26th, 2018, 6:36 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: New Vikings Headquarters Development - Eagan
Replies: 4
Views: 945

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: 11626

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: 211
Views: 26407

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: 11626

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: 60384

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: 1537
Views: 165634

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: 211
Views: 26407

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: 130
Views: 25705

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: 50842

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: 50842

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...
by BigIdeasGuy
December 20th, 2017, 5:57 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 365 Nicollet (334' - 30 stories)
Replies: 624
Views: 110629

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

Yeah, I’m not judging the street level presence yet. Minneapolis far too often, especially along Nicollet, sucks at getting buildings built with great street level presence and I’m just numb to it. Which is so odd because "0-15 feet are the most important" is pounded into our heads during architect...
by BigIdeasGuy
December 19th, 2017, 6:32 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: River Loop Apartments - W River Parkway & Plymouth Ave N
Replies: 21
Views: 4101

Re: Opus North Loop Apartments on W river parkway

Opus first proposed 200 apartments for this site and the neighborhood pushed back saying it wasn't what it was looking for, they were suggesting condos or a "structure of significance" they're words. While this isn't a bad proposal it's 1. still apartments and 2. doesn't qualify as a structure of si...
by BigIdeasGuy
December 16th, 2017, 5:13 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Mill City Quarter - 300 South 2nd Street
Replies: 201
Views: 43739

Re: Mill City Quarter - 300 South 2nd Street

This is nothing more than a guess that I have but the building at 2nd St. and 3rd Ave is going to be one of the first, if not the first, of this generation of 6 story stick built apartments to get torn down and redeveloped into something bigger.
by BigIdeasGuy
November 29th, 2017, 9:12 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Old Thrivent HQ Block - 4th Ave and 6th St (existing building & new parking ramp)
Replies: 160
Views: 21187

Re: Thrivent's Surface Parking Lots

It will be interesting to see where this one goes. It's gone from completely unacceptable to mostly but not completely terrible. The Downtown Neighborhood Council rescinded it's support of the project on the grounds that it was too small essentially. Elliot Park supported the project but their lette...
by BigIdeasGuy
November 17th, 2017, 9:44 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 365 Nicollet (334' - 30 stories)
Replies: 624
Views: 110629

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

The ground level is all glass and either lobby or retail, which is fantastic, and double height at the Nicollet Street lobby entrance, which is doubly nice. The bad part of the podium is that it contains parking. I don't quite understand why the wrap is broken up on the Marquette end, but I'm not t...
by BigIdeasGuy
November 17th, 2017, 9:21 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Alia Tower - 200 Central - 483' / 40 Stories
Replies: 897
Views: 143896

Re: 200 Central - Alatus Tower (Washburn-McReavy Site) 483' / 40 Stories

I would guess at this point Alatus is probably wanting to wait until spring to break ground. That way they don't have to deal with frozen ground and the sod is just a winter long way to control erosion and improve the look of the lot over the winter even though it will likely be covered with snow.
by BigIdeasGuy
November 9th, 2017, 3:38 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 365 Nicollet (334' - 30 stories)
Replies: 624
Views: 110629

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

Other than the godawful parking podium this thing looks really quite good. It's curious why some firms are able to wrap parking podium while others aren't. The city council really needs to find a way to prevent ramps from facing the street at any level not just at street level. Or at least require t...
by BigIdeasGuy
October 14th, 2017, 1:19 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Sibley Plaza Redevelopment [on hold]
Replies: 39
Views: 8093

Re: Sibley Plaza Redo

http://pasterprop.com/center.asp?bldgid=SBP

It appears that the owners of Sibley Plaza have a new plan for the property. At first glance it still looks pretty suburban
by BigIdeasGuy
September 29th, 2017, 8:49 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Daymark Uptown (Sons of Norway site) - 3014 Holmes Ave S
Replies: 129
Views: 22611

Re: Sons of Norway block redevelopment - 1455 Lake St W

Funny, I'm not under the impression that what Uptown is lacking is a nightlife/cafe scene (though more of that is certainly welcome), but other uses like more office space. In a vacuum, this project is very nice - better than average design, some public-ish amenities, etc etc. But considering it's ...
by BigIdeasGuy
September 29th, 2017, 11:11 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Daymark Uptown (Sons of Norway site) - 3014 Holmes Ave S
Replies: 129
Views: 22611

Re: Sons of Norway block redevelopment - 1455 Lake St W

I'm fully expecting acceptably mediocre. So pretty much the standard for a prime developable parcel in Minneapolis. I was pretty close, it's definitely a step or two above mediocre. I like that they didn't just copy paste every other 6 story apartment building in Uptown with the turret and use of d...

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