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by lordmoke
November 20th, 2017, 4:13 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Granary Corridor
Replies: 12
Views: 2708

Re: Granary Corridor

Thankfully, no. (I don't like any part of this project. We don't need cars in the Dinkytown Greenway trench adding noise/ exhaust/ potential collision points to what is currently a nice bike path. Built as fully envisioned, it would also significantly increase through traffic on Main St.)
by lordmoke
November 17th, 2017, 1:10 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nicollet Mall
Replies: 1378
Views: 157759

Re: Nicollet Mall Reconstruction Project

Anyone know if the new mall is taxi-fee? I know that idea had been floated at one point.
by lordmoke
November 16th, 2017, 10:14 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: North Loop Neighborhood
Replies: 1013
Views: 163914

Re: North Loop Neighborhood

Opus planning a 6 story apartment building on current Strib land near printing plant: http://www.startribune.com/opus-plans-2 ... 457994533/
by lordmoke
November 10th, 2017, 2:55 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Montage (Nye's redevelopment) - 116 E Hennepin Avenue
Replies: 581
Views: 63118

Re: Montage (Nye's redevelopment) - 116 E Hennepin Avenue

This building does so, so much for the surrounding area at street level. I'm really glad we got this result instead of a skyscraper plopped on top of a lifeless parking podium. That being said, I do miss Nye's. We'll see how this turns out.
by lordmoke
November 10th, 2017, 2:49 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Nord Haus - 315 1st Ave NE (208' - 20 Stories)
Replies: 617
Views: 100615

Re: Nord Haus - 315 1st Ave NE (208' - 20 Stories)

Minneapolis skyline goes dark at midnight. I'd expect Nord Haus to do the same, it'd be pretty weird and inconsiderate if it didn't. Is this by law? Target Plaza's lights seem to stay on all night, as do the Nic on 5th's. A couple weeks ago the IDS also stopped shutting off at night altogether. I r...
by lordmoke
November 10th, 2017, 12:31 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Elliot Park
Replies: 71
Views: 14294

Re: Elliot Park

Renovation of historic Madison School housing and construction of new 3 story, 22 unit building to replace existing 22 units of townhomes, which are apparently in very poor shape:
http://minneapolismn.gov/www/groups/pub ... 206270.pdf
by lordmoke
November 10th, 2017, 12:21 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Loring Park Neighborhood
Replies: 77
Views: 13511

Re: Loring Park Neighborhood

Conversion of H. Alden Smith House (former MCTC offices) and adjacent empty space into 5 story, 89 unit apartment building:
http://minneapolismn.gov/www/groups/pub ... 206245.pdf
by lordmoke
November 10th, 2017, 12:13 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Northeast and Southeast Minneapolis - General Topics
Replies: 816
Views: 71674

Re: Northeast (and Southeast) - General Topics

Hook & Ladder, a 118 unit, 2 building affordable apartment development proposed for 24th and Jefferson in NE:
http://minneapolismn.gov/www/groups/pub ... 206271.pdf
by lordmoke
October 17th, 2017, 10:08 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nicollet Mall
Replies: 1378
Views: 157759

Re: Nicollet Mall Reconstruction Project

Am I bad urbanist if I wish they put a curb cut in at the entrance of the Loring Greenway? I bike through the greenway on a regular basis, you have to swing pretty wide to be able to pop your tire up the curb. Nope. That was close to the top of my wishlist for the new mall. It's a pretty major bicy...
by lordmoke
October 15th, 2017, 8:30 pm
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Minneapolis City Council and Park Board Elections 2017
Replies: 279
Views: 18738

Re: Minneapolis City Council and Park Board Elections 2017

Is everyone prepared for Ginger Jentzen to win? I see her people campaigning at the U every single day. Prepared and excited. I hosted a fundraiser for her last night. Over half the people in my apartment building are voting for her. I'm firmly convinced she's the best choice in this race. She's ge...
by lordmoke
August 11th, 2017, 8:47 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Southside - General Topics
Replies: 950
Views: 129036

Re: Southside - General Topics

Nice 4 story building proposed for parking lot at 429 W Lake:
http://minneapolismn.gov/www/groups/pub ... 203282.pdf

Ground floor commercial on Lake and a bike workshop.
by lordmoke
August 10th, 2017, 11:00 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Corner Apartments - (2nd St NE and 1st Ave NE)
Replies: 44
Views: 9772

Re: Corner Apartments - (2nd St NE and 1st Ave NE)

http://minneapolismn.gov/www/groups/pub ... 203208.pdf

Subdivision request filed with CPC to "facilitate development of a portion" that portion being the corner lot. Looks like we're going to see yet another iteration of this project.
by lordmoke
May 16th, 2017, 9:27 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Southdale Area Development - Edina
Replies: 740
Views: 95122

Re: Southdale Area Development - Edina

Well this is certainly interesting:
http://www.startribune.com/two-condo-to ... 422548054/
by lordmoke
May 4th, 2017, 3:48 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map
Replies: 1737
Views: 289171

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Central Lutheran Church proposing to demolish all additions to original sanctuary and construct new round glass addition:
http://minneapolismn.gov/www/groups/pub ... 198345.pdf
by lordmoke
May 1st, 2017, 10:39 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Nicollet Ave / Eat Street - Whittier, Stevens, Loring Park
Replies: 165
Views: 24959

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

Does anyone know why the exterior brickwork has been ripped off of the building housing Spyhouse at 26th and Nicollet? And why would it not be replaced? It's been gone for months now. It seems like that would lead to water damage, but I admittedly know very little about masonry construction practices.
by lordmoke
April 27th, 2017, 4:27 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Prospect Park - General Topics
Replies: 189
Views: 34376

Re: Prospect Park - General Topics

As a heavy bicycle user of the transitway, I would advocate against adding more crossings for reasons already articulated here. I've lost count of the number of close calls I've had with Surly patrons failing to yield the right of way at the Malcom crossing. Furthermore, the University owns the land...
by lordmoke
April 21st, 2017, 11:09 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Rafter - 333 Hennepin Ave E (290' - 26 stories)
Replies: 328
Views: 57564

Re: Mortenson / USBank site - 333 Hennepin Ave E (~28 stories / 280 units)

CPC CoW plans for this... thing. 49% precast concrete on the exterior. This project went from weird (in its initial form) to pretty hideous.
http://www.minneapolismn.gov/www/groups ... 197730.pdf

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