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by Blaisdell Greenway
December 14th, 2017, 10:35 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Mill City Quarter - 300 South 2nd Street
Replies: 201
Views: 43618

Re: Mill City Quarter - 300 South 2nd Street

10-year leases are pretty standard for commercial. Anything less than 5 years + 5-year option is basically considered a pop-up. Especially for a new build out, there's a lot of sunk cost to spread out.
by Blaisdell Greenway
December 8th, 2017, 5:05 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
Replies: 538
Views: 62716

Re: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

I think keeping the city and park police departments separate are a good idea. Minneapolis has to budget an additional approx. $30,000 per officer on insurance/payout money due to their long history of nefarious activity. Park Police don't have that problem. A LOT of the 20 year Neighborhood Parks P...
by Blaisdell Greenway
December 7th, 2017, 1:44 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
Replies: 538
Views: 62716

Re: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

MPRB Superintendent Jayne Miller has resigned, effective Feb 2018. She is taking a job in Pittsburgh. Her contract was up later in 2018.
by Blaisdell Greenway
December 5th, 2017, 3:11 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Graves Condo Building - 3041 Holmes
Replies: 83
Views: 11487

Re: Graves Condo Building - 3041 Holmes

I'm still miffed that Graves wanted a restaurant in the building and the neighborhood said Nah, two restaurants next to each other is not allowed in Uptown.
by Blaisdell Greenway
November 15th, 2017, 10:45 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map
Replies: 1733
Views: 285039

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

“I always wanted to live in a New York penthouse like Frank Sinatra in ‘Come Blow Your Horn.’"  http://www.startribune.com/2-25m-penthouse-condo-offers-skyscraper-views-in-the-heart-of-downtown-minneapolis/457717633/#1 Had always wondered about this place, and man it's ugly inside. They managed to m...
by Blaisdell Greenway
November 9th, 2017, 2:35 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 365 Nicollet (334' - 30 stories)
Replies: 624
Views: 110109

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

I transfer buses in this part of downtown and I will say the wall of glass facing the river looks pretty sharp. I give the podium a big fat "meh" but all-in-all the building looks better than I anticipated.
by Blaisdell Greenway
November 9th, 2017, 8:51 am
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Minneapolis City Council and Park Board Elections 2017
Replies: 279
Views: 18020

Re: Minneapolis City Council and Park Board Elections 2017

I didn't win the race but we did win the battle. There's a 7-2 "progressive" majority on the Park Board now and it's highly likely that Brad Bourn will be voted president for his 3rd term. Londel and LaTrisha are exactly the kind of folks we want on the Park Board, and I honestly think Meg will vote...
by Blaisdell Greenway
November 6th, 2017, 8:09 am
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Minneapolis City Council and Park Board Elections 2017
Replies: 279
Views: 18020

Re: Minneapolis City Council and Park Board Elections 2017

HA that's amazing. FWIW Russ is legit. He is also bombastic, which can be grating to people. But I have no doubt he will do the work and do it well.
by Blaisdell Greenway
November 5th, 2017, 6:42 pm
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Minneapolis City Council and Park Board Elections 2017
Replies: 279
Views: 18020

Re: Minneapolis City Council and Park Board Elections 2017

I door knocked International Market Square today. First time I've been in that side of the building. Approximately 95% of the households had dogs.

In Park Board news, RT publicly unendorsed Russ on Facebook. It comes across as unhinged. I don't think it will affect the outcome at all.
by Blaisdell Greenway
October 27th, 2017, 12:37 pm
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Minneapolis City Council and Park Board Elections 2017
Replies: 279
Views: 18020

Re: Minneapolis City Council and Park Board Elections 2017

Carol's said some pretty mean transphobic shit about me, and is hellbent on stretching the truth so it suits her. I can't comment too much on her work for Board of Estimate, but people I respect around City Hall don't like her for all the reasons John Edwards notes. As for RCV in the at-large Park B...
by Blaisdell Greenway
October 23rd, 2017, 9:53 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: The Once and Future Dayton's
Replies: 284
Views: 42408

Re: Former Dayton's Building

Besides the food hall portion, how is this not an internal mall? Renderings make it look just like that. Good circulation, yes, but I'm not seeing it. Maybe floor plans will clear it up.
by Blaisdell Greenway
October 22nd, 2017, 10:44 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: The Once and Future Dayton's
Replies: 284
Views: 42408

Re: Former Dayton's Building

I'm certainly down with this vision, I'm just curious why they think an inward-facing mall is going to work downtown when there are multiple examples of it never taking off... You can point to a failed version of this project built each decade going back at least 40 years.
by Blaisdell Greenway
October 16th, 2017, 7:45 am
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Minneapolis Mayoral Election 2017
Replies: 379
Views: 22581

Re: Minneapolis Mayoral Election 2017

Tom Hoch donated to Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek several times from 2014-2016. Stanek sent Hennepin County Sheriffs to beat up protesters/water protectors at Standing Rock. Stanek treats Hennepin County Jail (which is also the City of Minneapolis jail) as an open pipeline to ICE. https://twit...
by Blaisdell Greenway
October 7th, 2017, 7:57 am
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
Replies: 538
Views: 62716

Re: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

Park Board, DNR, and state legislators have agreed to a 5-year permit to maintain pumping at increased levels at Hiawatha Golf Course. This will keep the course open until parties can figure out what's next. http://www.startribune.com/minneapolis-park-board-delays-closure-of-hiawatha-golf-club/44982...
by Blaisdell Greenway
October 6th, 2017, 10:44 am
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Minneapolis City Council and Park Board Elections 2017
Replies: 279
Views: 18020

Re: Minneapolis City Council and Park Board Elections 2017

Here is a questionnaire by the League of Women Voters about the MPRB race: https://lwvmpls.org/park-board-candidate-questionnaire/ Pretty much all the information you need to make a decision is in there. You can vote for one district candidate and 3 at-large. Sample ballots are here: http://myballot...
by Blaisdell Greenway
October 5th, 2017, 8:55 am
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Minneapolis City Council and Park Board Elections 2017
Replies: 279
Views: 18020

Re: Minneapolis City Council and Park Board Elections 2017

The eccentric busybodies currently in charge are pretty furious the new candidates have thought through issues more thoroughly than they ever have. https://www.facebook.com/superdev3/post ... 1026104843
by Blaisdell Greenway
October 5th, 2017, 8:46 am
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Minneapolis City Council and Park Board Elections 2017
Replies: 279
Views: 18020

Re: Minneapolis City Council and Park Board Elections 2017

Also, as you all have mentioned, as have I, the problem is lack of good candidates!!!!!! That's not the problem this year.
by Blaisdell Greenway
October 3rd, 2017, 11:01 pm
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Minneapolis City Council and Park Board Elections 2017
Replies: 279
Views: 18020

Re: Minneapolis Mayoral Election 2017

devinforparks.com Why does it matter if residents don't know their park commissioner's name? Does anyone know the name of their school board member? The people most affected by our decisions (say, kids or undocumented folk) can't vote to begin with. These independently elected boards focus on specif...
by Blaisdell Greenway
October 3rd, 2017, 10:32 pm
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Minneapolis City Council and Park Board Elections 2017
Replies: 279
Views: 18020

Re: Minneapolis Mayoral Election 2017

Out of the 80,000 people that voted in the 2013 cycle, 60,000 voted in the MPRB at-large race. So people know it exists. An independent Park Board is SO important. Our system is notably unique, and a lot of that comes from our ability to independently buy and sell land. What's missing is commissione...
by Blaisdell Greenway
October 3rd, 2017, 10:13 pm
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Minneapolis City Council and Park Board Elections 2017
Replies: 279
Views: 18020

Re: Minneapolis Mayoral Election 2017

At Large Park Board candidate here. I'm not seeing your point about Our Revolution. The candidates are the ones that do the engagement with the mundane realities of municipal government, not them.

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