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by MplsSteve
October 7th, 2014, 1:06 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Stadium Parking Ramp Development Site
Replies: 1049
Views: 124461

Re: Stadium Parking Ramp Air Rights Development

I agree that it is sad to see that building go away (though inevitable considering its location). Unfortunately there are a lot of nice old buildings that get demolished in this city and they disappear without any comment. Minneapolis has always been a knock-it-down town. :cry:
by MplsSteve
October 6th, 2014, 6:40 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Red 20 - 20 6th Street NE
Replies: 199
Views: 44054

Re: Red 20 - (20 6th Street Northeast, former Totino's site)

I walked by this weekend. That alley like space between the new and old buildings would be a great spot for a sidewalk cafe.
by MplsSteve
September 23rd, 2014, 2:46 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: City Center
Replies: 384
Views: 53017

Re: City Center

Goodfellow's restaurant was in that space for almost 18 years. So to say that it's tough for a restaurant to survive there is a bit exaggerated. Goodfellow's was in business for 18 years total, but it was in City Center for only half of that time. It was previously in the Conservatory. It opened in...
by MplsSteve
September 23rd, 2014, 11:49 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: City Center
Replies: 384
Views: 53017

Re: City Center

It's a shame that the old Forum space doesn't have a better facade; something that both makes it stand out more and is sympathetic with the interior. I think that's one of the main reasons why no restaurant has ever been very successful there.
by MplsSteve
September 22nd, 2014, 11:06 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: City Center
Replies: 384
Views: 53017

Re: City Center

Perhaps it's for the best. Hopefully a new owner will do a better job at attracting tennants. There was a recent report that City Center was one of the busiest pedestrian hubs downtown: http://www.startribune.com/local/minneapolis/275837411.html It seems hard to believe that it's that impossible to ...
by MplsSteve
September 12th, 2014, 10:29 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Red 20 - 20 6th Street NE
Replies: 199
Views: 44054

Re: Red 20 - (20 6th Street Northeast, former Totino's site)

xandrex wrote:It definitely is not pretty. It's fine for infill, but it just looks cheap.
I live near by as well. Yes, it certainly does look cheap, but does it really look any different than about 80% of the rental that's being built in minneapolis right now?
by MplsSteve
August 1st, 2014, 7:02 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Nord Haus - 315 1st Ave NE (208' - 20 Stories)
Replies: 616
Views: 98976

Re: Superior Plating site

Someone should call Erin Brocovich. http://www.journalmpls.com/news-feed/cl ... e-problems What a disappointing development. There are several things in the article that I don't understand. They said removing the soil down to bedrock was supposed to remove the contamination, but yet from what I can...
by MplsSteve
July 31st, 2014, 7:26 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Alia Tower - 200 Central - 483' / 40 Stories
Replies: 883
Views: 136372

Re: Alatus St. Anthony Tower (Washburn-McReavy Site)

It would be interesting to know what changes they plan to make to the ramp. Will there still be public parking? How will they separate/secure the resident parking from the rest of the ramp? Will it be enclosed or climate controlled? It's a pretty upscale proposal, and yet the parking provisions don'...
by MplsSteve
July 29th, 2014, 2:40 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Alia Tower - 200 Central - 483' / 40 Stories
Replies: 883
Views: 136372

Re: Alatus St. Anthony Tower (Washburn-McReavy Site)

It may stick out like a sore thumb now, but it certainly ups the ante for Superior Plating. There are other parcels that could be good filler for this neighborhood too. I would actually rather see this on the Superior Plating site (along with an expanded retail base and townhouses), where the two f...
by MplsSteve
July 29th, 2014, 12:01 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Alia Tower - 200 Central - 483' / 40 Stories
Replies: 883
Views: 136372

Re: Alatus St. Anthony Tower (Washburn-McReavy Site)

It was probably always their intention to tear down the old club. I never really believed that stuff about relocating it on the site. Probably just building a case for why they couldn't save it. I can't imagine that the HPC will go along with that. They certainly shouldn't.
by MplsSteve
July 18th, 2014, 9:24 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Red 20 - 20 6th Street NE
Replies: 199
Views: 44054

Re: Red 20 - (20 6th Street Northeast, former Totino's site)

I'm sure the other buildings on the block will get torn down at some point That's not likely (fortunately). Maybe the Conga building (an old building that lost its upper floors in a fire), but not the others. They are all very nice historic buildings that have been restored and renovated in recent ...
by MplsSteve
July 17th, 2014, 6:43 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: TCF Bank Building Redevelopment
Replies: 384
Views: 66522

Re: TCF Bank Building Redevelopment

I never noticed how much the TCF Bank looks like a giant size 1970's McDonalds.
by MplsSteve
July 16th, 2014, 2:43 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Embassy Suites (Plymouth Building) - 12 6th Street S
Replies: 286
Views: 44228

Re: Conrad Hotel in the Plymouth Building - 12 6th Street S

by nickmgray » July 16th, 2014, 7:12 am Really excited to see this project finally get the green light. It's a disappointment that they are not going to be doing much work on the exterior of the building to restore its previous look, but a Conrad is definitely a great addition to the city. I'm a li...
by MplsSteve
July 11th, 2014, 3:41 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Nord Haus - 315 1st Ave NE (208' - 20 Stories)
Replies: 616
Views: 98976

Re: Superior Plating site

by FISHMANPET » July 11th, 2014, 1:19 pm Stupid question, and maybe it was brought up before, but is cleaning this site going to require digging a big hole to get out all the bad dirt? If so, will a developer be given a huge hole in the ground (preferable) or will it be filled in with clean dirt (t...
by MplsSteve
July 10th, 2014, 11:55 am
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
Replies: 538
Views: 61129

Re: Minneapolis Park System

Does anyone know what the minimum ammount of land is that is required before MPRB will consider creating a new park? I've heard that it's fairly substantial, far more than just a city block. I think as density increases in the city we really need more smaller parks scattered around than the really b...
by MplsSteve
July 7th, 2014, 4:09 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Alia Tower - 200 Central - 483' / 40 Stories
Replies: 883
Views: 136372

Re: Alatus St. Anthony Tower (Washburn-McReavy Site)

Thanks for the old pics, very interesting. It shouldn't be difficult to restore at all. The original entrance is still there behind some landscaping. I am a little skeptical of the feasibilty of moving this building around on the sight. I guess anything can be moved (schubert Theater), but it would ...
by MplsSteve
July 3rd, 2014, 6:29 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: The Bridges - (950 University Avenue SE)
Replies: 242
Views: 39668

Re: The Bridges - (950 University Avenue SE)

by Chef » July 3rd, 2014, 12:13 am Am I the only one who thinks this building is ugly? It looks to me like a cheap 90s era university science building and is proof that brick doesn't necessarily make buildings more attractive. Flo Co across the street is much nicer. Sorry, Flo Co is just about the ...
by MplsSteve
June 20th, 2014, 2:10 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: East End / Thresher Square / Trader Joes - 713 Washington Ave S
Replies: 407
Views: 73500

Re: Sherman Apartments/Hotel - (700 Washington Avenue)

I wonder what they plan for the space between the buildings. There's a lot of potential to do something really cool - maybe an alley-like courtyard.
by MplsSteve
June 20th, 2014, 9:17 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: East End / Thresher Square / Trader Joes - 713 Washington Ave S
Replies: 407
Views: 73500

Re: Thresher Square

I'd actually like to see the city study prohibiting future development of skyway level commercial space. I think this would be a great compromise. A lot of people love skyways, and just to be completely anti-skyway just closes down the dialog and doesn't solve anything. In addition to no new skyway...
by MplsSteve
June 13th, 2014, 10:14 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Nord Haus - 315 1st Ave NE (208' - 20 Stories)
Replies: 616
Views: 98976

Re: Superior Plating site

by FISHMANPET » June 13th, 2014, 9:14 am So the developer said they'd walk if they couldn't build their stick six building, is anyone worried that concrete construction just isn't financially viable right now? If you ask me, this is the most pressing housing affordability issue we face right now. I...

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