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by IllogicalJake
February 27th, 2014, 9:10 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nicollet Mall
Replies: 1383
Views: 171438

Re: Nicollet Mall

I have another Minnesota newbie question, as someone who isn't there yet - what are the current "rules of the road" of Nicollet now? I know busses run up and down it, but is it a bus-only way or are cars allowed on at certain times? I definitely see non-bus vehicles on Streetview.
by IllogicalJake
February 21st, 2014, 8:46 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nicollet Mall
Replies: 1383
Views: 171438

Re: Nicollet Mall

And, sidebar, firepits? Really? I think that's a great idea in theory, but have they had any attorneys thoroughly think that one through? It's not uncommon, though. An outdoor mall I've been to in the suburbs of Indy has a couple pits. Mostly automated, just very small flames to put off the heat. N...
by IllogicalJake
February 20th, 2014, 2:43 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: City Center
Replies: 395
Views: 62344

Re: City Center

We can dream for a Downtown Nordstrom, right? Wouldn't that be terrific. Instead well probably watch it become a Wal-Mart or something of the sort. The Nordstrom in downtown Indianapolis just recently closed, and they had a beautiful location at the Circle Center Mall which is one of the most succe...
by IllogicalJake
February 20th, 2014, 12:19 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: UrbanMSP-esque sites in other cities
Replies: 23
Views: 2519

Re: UrbanMSP-esque sites in other cities

Indianapolis' scene mostly exists on SSC. But http://urbanindy.com/ is one of the most popular city-centric blogs.
by IllogicalJake
February 20th, 2014, 12:16 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Apartment Hunting General Discussion
Replies: 196
Views: 14114

Re: Living in Loring Park area?

Yeah, $1,300 is a little higher than I'd like to pay, sure, but it includes all utilities plus cable and 6mbps high-speed internet (or an equivalent discount if I choose to upgrade that.) Factoring that into the price, that's easily a couple-hundred dollars that I'd normally be spending additionall...
by IllogicalJake
February 19th, 2014, 8:22 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Apartment Hunting General Discussion
Replies: 196
Views: 14114

Re: Living in Loring Park area?

Loring Park = Great, but like others have said, parking is tricky if you don't have your own spot. I do get the sense that One Ten Grant is probably overpriced though. It might be because, as some posters said, Target is paying for a lot of the apartments. $1,300 seems like a lot for a one bedroom ...
by IllogicalJake
February 18th, 2014, 12:09 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Apartment Hunting General Discussion
Replies: 196
Views: 14114

Re: Living in Loring Park area?

Loring Park is great, and so is North Loop, North loop is going to have a lot more retail shops and restaurants. In Loring Park, I find you have to go to Downtown in order to find a variety of shops or food, and a lot of downtown closes when the offices close. North Loop is definitely "open later" ...
by IllogicalJake
February 18th, 2014, 11:55 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Stadium Parking Ramp Development Site - 25 stories / 294'
Replies: 1054
Views: 135363

Re: Stadium Parking Ramp Air Rights Development

spearson wrote:
Wedgeguy wrote:The Mortenson reminds me of the LaSalle parking garage with the hotel on about 4 floors.
Ugh, I cringe every time I see that building.
I'm not in the area yet so I'm not familiar. I'm curious, can I get a pic or an address to Streetview?
by IllogicalJake
February 18th, 2014, 8:51 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Apartment Hunting General Discussion
Replies: 196
Views: 14114

Re: Living in Loring Park area?

It's a great place to live, work and play. Just be aware of the tight parking surrounding this area if you're used to everywhere parking. 110 Grant offers garage parking for $80/mo, which sounds decent. I'll be in a two-person household sharing one car. Ideally, I'd love to abandon having a car alt...
by IllogicalJake
February 18th, 2014, 8:30 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Apartment Hunting General Discussion
Replies: 196
Views: 14114

Loring Park neighborhood

I'm working quickly to make my move to MSP a reality. Right now, I'm looking to live in the One Ten Grant building along the Loring Greenway. The area looks great - decently-priced apartments within a short walk to grocery (Lunds), Nicollet Mall, and the skyway. But really wanted to check in here, s...
by IllogicalJake
February 12th, 2014, 12:12 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Vikings Stadium Miscellaneous Discussion
Replies: 1660
Views: 174758

Re: Minnesota Multi Purpose Stadium

At least with the Bank and Target Field one could credibly make an argument that the average fan's experience is greatly enhanced. So you're insisting that 99% of fans will not have a better experience at the new stadium vs. the Metrodome, that it'll be almost no difference? Again, if it was good e...
by IllogicalJake
February 12th, 2014, 9:04 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Vikings Stadium Miscellaneous Discussion
Replies: 1660
Views: 174758

Re: Minnesota Multi Purpose Stadium

At least with the Bank and Target Field one could credibly make an argument that the average fan's experience is greatly enhanced. So you're insisting that 99% of fans will not have a better experience at the new stadium vs. the Metrodome, that it'll be almost no difference? Are we talking about th...
by IllogicalJake
February 11th, 2014, 11:40 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Vikings Stadium Miscellaneous Discussion
Replies: 1660
Views: 174758

Re: Minnesota Multi Purpose Stadium

Everyone likes nice things when they aren't looking at the dollars. The reality is the dome was paid off, and nobody was asking for a new stadium other than the Vikes. I'm excited for new buildings too, I'm just not excited to pay for them. Yep, everyone was loving "the worse venue in professional ...
by IllogicalJake
January 30th, 2014, 12:47 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nic on Fifth - (290' - 26 Stories)
Replies: 1033
Views: 184866

Re: Nic on Fifth - (290' - 26 Stories)

http://www.theniconfifth.com shows a new site for me. I'd like to have a talk with the web designer who thought it'd be a good idea to use a 4000 x 2700 pixel, 8.9MB image for the background. I'm glad I'm not paying their hosting bill. Ugh, and the site is terribly organized, too. As an apartment s...
by IllogicalJake
January 30th, 2014, 10:19 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nic on Fifth - (290' - 26 Stories)
Replies: 1033
Views: 184866

Re: Nic on Fifth - (290' - 26 Stories)

twinkess wrote:A quick glance this morning indicated to me that the Baker sales center might now be open, I'll try to hit it up tomorrow.
I have an email saying today was the opening day for leasing. Also said the full site will be up today, too, but it's not working right now...
by IllogicalJake
January 30th, 2014, 9:17 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Greetings from Indianapolis (for now)
Replies: 1
Views: 347

Greetings from Indianapolis (for now)

Hey all, Just wanted to make an intro post here and say Hi to everyone. I'm an urban design geek in Indianapolis planning on relocating to Minneapolis soon. Just have to wait for the job to fall in place, but hopefully I'll be living near Loring Park by the summer. I've been lurking for a while, and...

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