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by lordmoke
January 7th, 2013, 3:58 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Walker Library
Replies: 153
Views: 28498

Re: Walker Library

by lordmoke
January 5th, 2013, 1:20 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Motiv Apartments - 2320 Colfax Avenue S
Replies: 846
Views: 83596

Re: 2316-2320 Colfax Apartments

Wow, that new rendering looks great. Glad the neighborhood won't be able to do much about this. We really need some new housing in this area.
by lordmoke
January 4th, 2013, 3:44 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Mill & Main - (501 Main Street Southeast)
Replies: 181
Views: 30167

Re: Mill & Main - (501 Main Street Southeast)

mplser wrote:what the heck is a woonerf?
This, apparently:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woonerf

Thank you for introducing me to a hilarious new word.
by lordmoke
January 4th, 2013, 1:39 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: The Bridges - (950 University Avenue SE)
Replies: 242
Views: 39770

Re: The Bridges - (950 University Avenue SE)

Still, 11 stories means concrete and not stick, right? Yep! A little tired of seeing all the stick construction, as I'm sure everyone is. If they pick the materials right (it looks like they're shooting for a nod to the University's building choices) this could look really nice. Either way, the siz...
by lordmoke
January 2nd, 2013, 12:37 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Dinkytown Rentals Townhouses - (621 15th Avenue Southeast)
Replies: 54
Views: 12319

Dinkytown Rentals Townhouses - (621 15th Avenue Southeast)

An apartment building designed to look like a row of houses. It will be replacing a row of houses.
Site plan and renderings:
http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/www/gro ... 102177.pdf
by lordmoke
January 2nd, 2013, 12:24 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: The Franklin Center (13th & Franklin)
Replies: 26
Views: 3920

Re: The Franklin Center (13th & Franklin)

It is indeed the church's project- another item on the agenda is in regards to the addition of a parking lot behind this parcel on church property. According to the PC site, it will be a "2 story commercial building" which I assume means that no portion will be housing, though I can't be sure. http:...
by lordmoke
January 2nd, 2013, 11:31 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: The Franklin Center (13th & Franklin)
Replies: 26
Views: 3920

The Franklin Center (13th & Franklin)

Site plan showed up for a new 2 story building on 13th and Franklin. http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/www/groups/public/@cped/documents/webcontent/wcms1p-102174.pdf This means we'll lose the small white garage thing that has a picture of Jesus being fellated in the middle: http://maps.google.com/?ll=...
by lordmoke
January 2nd, 2013, 11:19 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Junction Flats - (643 Fifth Street North)
Replies: 121
Views: 28049

Re: Junction Flats - (643 Fifth Street North)

Site plan and renderings from the Planning Commission:
http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/www/gro ... 102181.pdf

Not too bad looking. It's got a pool. It's also going to take up the ENTIRE block behind the Holiday.
by lordmoke
January 1st, 2013, 2:20 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Valspar Expansion
Replies: 29
Views: 6529

Re: Valspar Expansion

They've started on this. Equipment and a trailer are on site, and it looks like they've started taking out the old windows.
by lordmoke
December 21st, 2012, 12:20 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Lowry Avenue Bridge
Replies: 42
Views: 7823

Re: Lowry Avenue Bridge

Random F&C piece about the lighting technology:
http://finance-commerce.com/2012/12/lig ... ue-bridge/
by lordmoke
December 21st, 2012, 11:50 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Target Campus - Brooklyn Park
Replies: 61
Views: 8979

Re: Target Campus- Brooklyn Park

Also, Brooklyn Park is on drugs: http://www.startribune.com/local/north/160780425.html?refer=y How so? We're likely going to build an LRT out there, so shouldn't there be more development there? I was mostly referring to the "Third Downtown" rhetoric. Development sure, but that's not gonna happen.
by lordmoke
December 20th, 2012, 2:21 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Target Campus - Brooklyn Park
Replies: 61
Views: 8979

Re: Target Campus- Brooklyn Park

Some old articles on this, but worth a look nonetheless, This has a rendering of one of the two buildings. It makes me laugh a little that the architect went to extra trouble to make the building look smaller: http://post.mnsun.com/2012/05/brooklyn-park-approves-target-development/ Site Plans: http:...
by lordmoke
December 20th, 2012, 12:17 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: City Club Apartments - 1000 Marquette Ave (Handicraft Building)
Replies: 382
Views: 53530

Re: Handicraft Building Apartments

How recently was that project page updated? It's still including the Nicollet Mall parcels that were purchased by Target and turned into their employee lounge. Unless they're working with Target on something we don't know about, which seems unlikely given what we know of Target's plans.
by lordmoke
December 20th, 2012, 9:54 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Apartment Construction Boom (2011-??)
Replies: 334
Views: 37606

Re: Apartment Boom

http://finance-commerce.com/2012/12/hot-twin-cities-apartment-market-shows-signs-of-cooling-off/ Another good free article from F&C. Nothing Earth-shattering, but some nice reading. It's a little amusing how after that very painful real estate bubble bursting a few years ago, developers are being ve...
by lordmoke
December 18th, 2012, 10:14 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Happy Hour!
Replies: 322
Views: 44518

Re: Happy Hour

Really going to try and make it to this, but I'm not sure I'll get off work in time.
by lordmoke
December 14th, 2012, 10:14 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: DTE: Wells Fargo, Radisson Red, Edition Apts & Millwright Building
Replies: 2903
Views: 365198

Re: Star Tribune Blocks

According to this Minnpost Article Two full blocks might become parks... (implying bye bye Strib building... :( ) but that implies the 1mil square feet could be on two blocks including a lot of parking and retail and some residential... Personally I'd prefer to see partial blocks of park, like two ...
by lordmoke
December 11th, 2012, 11:55 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: RS Eden Emanuel - (822 Third Street South)
Replies: 47
Views: 10639

Re: RS Eden Emanuel - (822 Third Street South)

This one's up to the third story now. Stick after the first floor, of course. This is already doing a great job of psychologically cutting into the parking lot ocean though.
by lordmoke
November 30th, 2012, 5:04 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)
Replies: 2350
Views: 243354

Re: Transit News and Happenings

mattaudio wrote:And now for a little unrelated history...
http://www.mnvideovault.org/mvvPlayer/c ... opup=yes#0
I can't believe I just watched that entire thing. Funny how different this played out than how it was planned then.
by lordmoke
November 30th, 2012, 9:56 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Cossetta's Alimentari
Replies: 36
Views: 8652

Re: Cossetta's Alimentari

While it did turn out better looking than the renderings appeared, this structure is still very ill-proportioned and unsure of itself. The large ground level arches suggest supports for a massive structure that isn't there, the brick doesn't match (in an unflattering way) and this building has so ma...

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