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by Blaisdell Greenway
February 24th, 2019, 4:39 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: The Amp House (3255 Garfield)
Replies: 66
Views: 8781

Re: The Amp House (3255 Garfield)

The email from the neighborhood called it a "public hearing" so that's a misnomer?
by Blaisdell Greenway
February 22nd, 2019, 9:36 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: California Street Silos
Replies: 8
Views: 2004

Re: California Street Silos

There are four new-build townhomes nearby off Lowry, close to the new Market BBQ. I think they're rentals?
by Blaisdell Greenway
February 22nd, 2019, 9:22 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: The Amp House (3255 Garfield)
Replies: 66
Views: 8781

Re: The Amp House (3255 Garfield)

Now that I think about it, it's probably triggered by the lot split this time around. For example, 601 W. Lake has a CUP and variances, but no legal hearing.
by Blaisdell Greenway
February 22nd, 2019, 9:19 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: The Amp House (3255 Garfield)
Replies: 66
Views: 8781

Re: The Amp House (3255 Garfield)

The Lyndale neighborhood group votes to give their "support" or "blessing" to a developer's request for variances/CUPs. It isn't binding. Earlier, the housing committee expressed their unanimous support for this project. Yes. I think the CUP triggers a legal public hearing including flyering the no...
by Blaisdell Greenway
February 20th, 2019, 12:06 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: The Amp House (3255 Garfield)
Replies: 66
Views: 8781

Re: The Amp House (3255 Garfield)

It's a permit hearing.
by Blaisdell Greenway
February 19th, 2019, 4:57 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: The Amp House (3255 Garfield)
Replies: 66
Views: 8781

Re: The Amp House (3255 Garfield)

Permit hearing at Monday's neighborhood meeting on 2/25. 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Horn Towers. This is the ask: 1. Conditional use Permit to exceed the maximum building height (max height in the OR1 is 2.5 stories). 2. Variance to reduce the established minimum front yard setback along Garfield Ave S for t...
by Blaisdell Greenway
February 13th, 2019, 6:44 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map
Replies: 1735
Views: 285963

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

The existing facade, while nice, really doesn't have enough windows in it for an office user. So there would have to be pretty significant changes to the facade anyway. Good to see they'll also be fixing the bad sidewalk condition that currently exists here. Unfortunately, it means there will be on...
by Blaisdell Greenway
February 1st, 2019, 9:35 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Federal Reserve Riverfront Parking Ramp
Replies: 98
Views: 14683

Re: Federal Reserve Riverfront Parking Ramp

There is lots of hard money moving to/from the building in this area, plus some underground parking already which is I think why they're going aboveground for this. Is it feasible for the USPS "sell" their ramp to the Fed, who then leases back spaces to the post office? There is plenty of room but n...
by Blaisdell Greenway
December 20th, 2018, 6:04 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nordic House - 729 Washington Av N
Replies: 313
Views: 53822

Re: Nordic House - 729 Washington Av N

The detail on this building is great and lines up with the neighboring building. From afar it will be hard to tell this wasn't built 100 years ago. Historic district guidelines win!
by Blaisdell Greenway
December 6th, 2018, 1:31 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: River Loop Apartments - W River Parkway & Plymouth Ave N
Replies: 21
Views: 4073

Re: River Loop Apartments - W River Parkway & Plymouth Ave N

Big trees on site all came down today and scraping has begun in earnest. They're keeping all the trees that are adjacent to the parkway.
by Blaisdell Greenway
November 30th, 2018, 3:55 pm
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Minneapolis Mayoral Election 2017
Replies: 379
Views: 22672

Re: Minneapolis Mayoral Election 2017

The mayor wants to be popular, and fortunately in Minneapolis good policies are popular: Make Homes Happen, Full Service Community Schools, etc. He certainly appeared to be among the most downtown biz friendly as a candidate, but as mayor appears to have not pandered to those interests while maintai...
by Blaisdell Greenway
November 16th, 2018, 12:31 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: River Loop Apartments - W River Parkway & Plymouth Ave N
Replies: 21
Views: 4073

Re: Opus North Loop Apartments on W river parkway

Jersey barriers are being placed around the site today.
by Blaisdell Greenway
October 25th, 2018, 10:47 am
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Hennepin County Commissioner Districts 2,3,4 (2018)
Replies: 37
Views: 2236

Re: Hennepin County Commissioner Districts 2,3,4 (2018)

My sense is that Hutch has gained a lot of traction quickly. Lots of fired up folks are ready to vote out Paulsen and Lewis, and Stanek is an easy boogeyman to vote against down ballot. Plus Hutch genuinely has good ideas and is the possibly the most "regular dude" candidate I've seen.
by Blaisdell Greenway
October 15th, 2018, 2:50 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Lake & Nicollet Redevelopment (Kmart site)
Replies: 374
Views: 63956

Re: Lake & Nicollet Redevelopment (Kmart site)

Even then (Chapter 7), whoever picks up the leaseholdings as part of the liquidation would then own the Minneapolis lease. The city would have to still negotiate a buyout with whoever that was.
by Blaisdell Greenway
October 4th, 2018, 8:56 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Nicollet Ave / Eat Street - Whittier, Stevens, Loring Park
Replies: 163
Views: 24451

Re: Nicollet Ave / Eat Street - Whittier, Stevens, Loring Park

Chain link went up around the Good Grocer site yesterday. Sidewalk is closed so they put jersey barriers in the street for sidewalks down to 27th.
by Blaisdell Greenway
October 2nd, 2018, 7:54 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News
Replies: 1034
Views: 157200

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

Never underestimate the corporate credit card market! The expense account type is probably thrilled about a new option.

As for the rest of us... a CBD bookstore and movie theater sure would be nice. Oh well.
by Blaisdell Greenway
October 1st, 2018, 9:43 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Scherer Field/Hall Island
Replies: 19
Views: 4218

Re: Scherer Field/Hall Island

Because of the way the land was financed, Parcel D could ever become a "park" but had to be redeveloped. The intention was always for the development to finance the park so MPRB put out an RFP in 2016 for mixed use but got no interest, except from Graco to build offices. Developers were more interes...
by Blaisdell Greenway
September 30th, 2018, 7:55 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Scherer Field/Hall Island
Replies: 19
Views: 4218

Re: Scherer Field/Hall Island

I plan to testify in favor of this at Wednesday's meeting. When work began on Halls Island in earnest last year, they hadn't planned to pitch for a second round of funding to complete the park (I assume so they could continue on upriver). Happened to be at an event yesterday just across the street f...
by Blaisdell Greenway
September 28th, 2018, 8:52 am
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
Replies: 538
Views: 62947

Re: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

My first streets article is up and it's about Nicollet Island: https://streets.mn/2018/09/27/nicollet- ... the-trees/

I left a comment at the end with a few unresolved questions from my research. Some of y'all deep diggers might know where to look.
by Blaisdell Greenway
August 2nd, 2018, 1:12 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 800 Washington Ave - 14 stories - 173' (Guthrie Ramp liner development: Reloaded)
Replies: 58
Views: 10091

Re: 800 Washington Ave S (Guthrie Ramp liner development: Reloaded)

Having lived in Los Angeles during this decade, I can confirm AECOM has successfully brought the LA infill vibe here to Washington Ave. Reminds me of some of the fancy new stuff going up on the Sunset Strip.

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