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by MplsSteve
June 13th, 2014, 8:40 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Nord Haus - 315 1st Ave NE (208' - 20 Stories)
Replies: 616
Views: 97680

Re: Superior Plating site

I keep forgetting that the Nic is that small. It seems like it should be bigger than that, but I guess it's fairly skinny. So I suppose 500 units of low rise stick construction like the developers are proposing would end up being something like the Marshall? Yuck, I hope that never happens.
by MplsSteve
June 13th, 2014, 6:26 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Nord Haus - 315 1st Ave NE (208' - 20 Stories)
Replies: 616
Views: 97680

Re: Superior Plating site

I wouldn't mind seeing something similar in scale to the Falls condominiums or the Nic on Fifth. The site is certainly large enough.
by MplsSteve
June 10th, 2014, 10:30 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Nord Haus - 315 1st Ave NE (208' - 20 Stories)
Replies: 616
Views: 97680

Re: Superior Plating site

There's some pretty nasty looking pools of Gatorade colored water on the site right now. As a neighbor, I'm glad that this site is finely getting cleaned up. It's long overdue.
by MplsSteve
June 10th, 2014, 10:26 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 4Marq - 400 Marquette Ave (313' - 30 Stories)
Replies: 835
Views: 152177

Re: 4Marq - (313' - 30 Stories)

by Minneboy » June 10th, 2014, 9:49 am Those metal panels are simply horrible. Anyone remember the old parking lot across where the new Federal Court House is? Ugh! Not saying it won't be a dog, but I think based on the few vague renderings that we have seen, it's a bit premature to start blowing t...
by MplsSteve
May 23rd, 2014, 10:21 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis Density and Population Growth (500k, etc)
Replies: 249
Views: 34852

Re: Minneapolis Density and Population Growth

MNdible wrote: 95% of the teardowns in SW Minneapolis weren't because they were in poor shape -- it was because they weren't "big enough". I understand that expectations have changed, but the idea that 2 people need 2500 sf or more to live in seems, frankly, bizarre. Exactly - People have become in...
by MplsSteve
May 22nd, 2014, 8:50 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists
Replies: 309
Views: 27135

Re: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists

I've thrown away a few empty peanut butter jars rather than wash out and recycle - although I always feel extremely guilty about it.

Reading this thread has actually made me like some of you people a little more.
by MplsSteve
May 14th, 2014, 8:40 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nicollet Mall
Replies: 1355
Views: 147009

Re: Nicollet Mall Reconstruction Project

The new design seems a little too cluttered, too "architectural". People just want trees and greenery, comfortable places to sit - it's really not rocket science. Changing the name is really more of a marketing ploy on the part of the architect. So often architecture is more salesmanship than anythi...
by MplsSteve
May 2nd, 2014, 6:32 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market
Replies: 977
Views: 149597

Re: Downtown Office Market

Is there any historical significance to the Baker Center or the Northstar Center where at some point they couldn't be torn down and replaced? Should they? The Baker Building itself is an absolute gem. The city would never allow it to be torn down, nor should they. The rest of the Baker Block buildi...
by MplsSteve
April 25th, 2014, 2:42 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Rampton Apartments - (201 2nd Avenue Southeast)
Replies: 67
Views: 12918

Re: Rampton Apartments - (201 2nd Avenue Southeast)

nordeast homer wrote:There are a lot of other projects I'd like to see move forward before this one. I'm not going to complain if it gets built, but I'd rather see something substantial at the Superior Plating plot first.
I agree.
by MplsSteve
April 10th, 2014, 8:46 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Nord Haus - 315 1st Ave NE (208' - 20 Stories)
Replies: 616
Views: 97680

Re: Superior Plating site

twincitizen wrote:Did you find anything out about how this demolition would have bypassed the HPC?
It was approved on the July 9th 2013 meeting:

http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/meeting ... S1P-111097
by MplsSteve
April 4th, 2014, 11:49 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: 700 Central Avenue Northeast Apartments
Replies: 120
Views: 23670

Re: 700 Central Avenue Northeast Apartments

If the developers are seeking historic designation for the building (as the Strib article suggests), they will probably have to use chemicals or other less abrasive methods rather than sandblasting to remove the paint.
by MplsSteve
April 3rd, 2014, 9:56 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Nord Haus - 315 1st Ave NE (208' - 20 Stories)
Replies: 616
Views: 97680

Re: Superior Plating site

MNdible wrote: by MNdible » April 3rd, 2014, 9:19 am
MplsSteve wrote:
I'll save a brick for you.

Don't. The bricks are soaked in chromium and are toxic.
Sorry, that was supposed to be sarcastic...
by MplsSteve
April 3rd, 2014, 8:33 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Nord Haus - 315 1st Ave NE (208' - 20 Stories)
Replies: 616
Views: 97680

Re: Superior Plating site

min-chi-cbus wrote:My hopes for an adaptive reuse of this gem is about to dissolve....
I'll save a brick for you.
by MplsSteve
March 31st, 2014, 2:12 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Northeast and Southeast Minneapolis - General Topics
Replies: 754
Views: 59941

Re: St. Anthony Main

The areas could more accurately be called East-North and East-South instead of NE or SE. NE/SE signifies that you are on the East bank of the Mississippi. The N or S before the E just signifies which side of Hennepin you are on. In the larger context of the city it doesn't make sense that SE 4th St...
by MplsSteve
March 31st, 2014, 12:47 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 510 Marquette Avenue
Replies: 137
Views: 30715

Re: 510 Marquette Avenue

I agree the new window look bigger (and better). I do think they should have changed the spandrels as well. I'm really surprised we have seen no renderings of the finished product. They must be showing something to perspective tenants.
by MplsSteve
March 24th, 2014, 12:28 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Nord Haus - 315 1st Ave NE (208' - 20 Stories)
Replies: 616
Views: 97680

Re: Superior Plating site

Not to mention that 4th St on the other side of the RR tracks is private property in the middle of a townhome development. The townhomes have actually kept part of the old 4th street bridge approach with its original brick pavers and turned it into a kind of elevated patio. It's really pretty cool.
by MplsSteve
March 24th, 2014, 12:05 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Nord Haus - 315 1st Ave NE (208' - 20 Stories)
Replies: 616
Views: 97680

Re: Superior Plating site

I'd love to see the Route 11 moved to University, south of Broadway anyways. I wouldn't be opposed to that, but I think it should also involve some kind of concession to traffic calm University Ave which is truly horrendous. Like maybe rerouting trucks going out to the intermodal facility at the Sh...
by MplsSteve
March 21st, 2014, 11:42 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Nord Haus - 315 1st Ave NE (208' - 20 Stories)
Replies: 616
Views: 97680

Re: Superior Plating site

I'd say midrise up to 12 stories or so makes sense here. It seems unlikely that the Surdyk's block will remain the same forever, and when that's developed something taller on the Superior Plating site won't look so out of place. Likely the neighbors would disagree though. I'm a neighbor and I would...
by MplsSteve
March 21st, 2014, 6:33 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Nord Haus - 315 1st Ave NE (208' - 20 Stories)
Replies: 616
Views: 97680

Re: Superior Plating site

I'm still not completely clear if this development will just encompass the block that the Superior plating building sits on or also the mostly empty block to the east as well.
by MplsSteve
March 20th, 2014, 10:44 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Red 20 - 20 6th Street NE
Replies: 199
Views: 43747

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

Hopefully it will lead to the redevelopment of the adjacent block across Central (Holiday Station, White Castle, et al.) That block really looks bad.

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