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by reeckman
April 30th, 2015, 10:44 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: New House of Charity Building (7th & Park Ave S.)
Replies: 37
Views: 5214

Re: New House of Charity Building (7th & Park Ave S.)

I feel like community input is needed on this, but not sure who else to talk to.
by reeckman
April 30th, 2015, 10:41 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: New House of Charity Building (7th & Park Ave S.)
Replies: 37
Views: 5214

Re: New House of Charity Building (7th & Park Ave S.)

I met with Lynn Regnier and have been assured further by Lisa Goodman, as currently presented by House of Charity, the Food Center entrance is moving to 7th.
by reeckman
April 30th, 2015, 10:31 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: New House of Charity Building (7th & Park Ave S.)
Replies: 37
Views: 5214

Re: New House of Charity Building (7th & Park Ave S.)

I met with Elliot Park Neighborhood staff and was told yes these will be torn down and building 5 story, 65 apartments for homeless, with Food Center relocating to 7th St at current F&C entrance. Not saying get rid of anyone, just keep the current Food Center location where it is, not as visible. De...
by reeckman
April 30th, 2015, 9:59 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: New House of Charity Building (7th & Park Ave S.)
Replies: 37
Views: 5214

Re: New House of Charity Building (7th & Park Ave S.)

The Food Center is moving to 7th St. near Portland. So this scene will move to Portland and 7th if this gets done to their plan. https://www.google.com/maps/@44.972332,-93.263143,3a,50.1y,307.09h,84.4t/data=!3m5!1e1!3m3!1sDBFWp5nm4NXV-bhlHaj8vQ!2e0!5s20140901T000000 Seems like a bad idea for the Por...
by reeckman
April 23rd, 2015, 10:08 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: New House of Charity Building (7th & Park Ave S.)
Replies: 37
Views: 5214

Re: New House of Charity Building (7th & Park Ave S.)

"The GIS map of “Elliot Park Affordable Properties” indicates that fully half the household units in the neighborhood can be classified under some
category of “affordable” housing."

http://elliotparkneighborhood.org/wp-co ... 1-2013.pdf
by reeckman
April 17th, 2014, 10:46 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) Clinic Expansion
Replies: 87
Views: 20003

Re: Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) Clinic Expansion

The hcmcnews article says the helipad is moving east (not to the expansion block)
by reeckman
November 13th, 2012, 2:24 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Parks Master Plan
Replies: 36
Views: 1814

Re: North Loop Park

No one expects anyone who grew up in the Midwest to be aware of this, but good urban neighborhoods require good public space. Oak Lake was neither an urban neighborhood nor were its parklets good public space. The reason being that the connections necessary for people to be well informed about loca...
by reeckman
November 13th, 2012, 12:55 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Parks Master Plan
Replies: 36
Views: 1814

Re: North Loop Park

I always thought people living the north loop liked the dense urban setting, and have access to the river. Residents near 4th St. and 7th Ave are within 6 blocks of the river, but I suppose they feel cut off and should benefit from a linear park providing their access to the river more directly. I d...
by reeckman
November 9th, 2012, 1:00 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Northstar Commuter Rail
Replies: 763
Views: 103914

Re: Northstar

Roughly 100 new daily round-trip riders are expected to use the Northstar Commuter Line when rail service at the new $13 million Ramsey Station starts next Wednesday, Nov. 14, the Star Tribune reports. http://www.startribune.com/blogs/177905741.html http://www.startribune.com/local/north/178027921.h...
by reeckman
October 19th, 2012, 3:34 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Capella Tower - 225 South 6th St
Replies: 66
Views: 15045

Re: Capella Tower & LaSalle Plaza

One example of the variety of lighting used is the Empire State Building. St. Patty's, valentine's, breast cancer, the holidays, pride, dog shows. Not sure how many of these themes Minneapolis will feel like boasting, but having rainbow lights celebrating diversity is already old news here (thx lord...
by reeckman
October 18th, 2012, 1:13 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Capella Tower - 225 South 6th St
Replies: 66
Views: 15045

Re: Capella Tower & LaSalle Plaza

It's too soon to judge the LED lighting. The IDS LEDs are usually white. Just because they CAN make a tie-dyed strobing skyline doesn't mean they are going to. However, I already can't wait for Pride--this skyline is going to turn into a rainbow. So awesome! Saloon block party with LaSalle all lit u...
by reeckman
October 17th, 2012, 9:14 am
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: Block E (archive)
Replies: 351
Views: 47198

Re: Block E

by reeckman
October 16th, 2012, 11:27 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Capella Tower - 225 South 6th St
Replies: 66
Views: 15045

Re: Capella Tower & LaSalle Plaza

Capella looks cool in color. Can't wait to see when it's finished.
by reeckman
October 10th, 2012, 5:00 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: City Center
Replies: 395
Views: 60997

Re: City Center

I think that looks too busy.
by reeckman
October 10th, 2012, 3:07 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: City Center
Replies: 395
Views: 60997

Re: City Center

Yeah, that would definitely help. The square black windows need to brighten up. Here's my poor attempt:
by reeckman
October 9th, 2012, 11:48 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: LPM Apartments - (376' - 36 Stories)
Replies: 1522
Views: 239246

Re: Magellan Apartment Tower - (1368 LaSalle Avenue)

That's great news, sounds like she is the one we can stay tuned into.
by reeckman
October 7th, 2012, 9:13 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: IDS Center
Replies: 248
Views: 65568

Re: IDS Center

Yep it's purple on Vikings home game days
by reeckman
October 5th, 2012, 2:54 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 222 & Whole Foods - (222 Hennepin Avenue)
Replies: 577
Views: 86476

Re: 222 & Whole Foods - (222 Hennepin Avenue)

Seanrichardryan--Great example of a lackluster attempt at the right idea. Looking at it w google street view--WOW I hadn't noticed how bad that is. But even if that developer aligned the facades, there still no interesting design features, no real contrast in adjacent facades within that development...
by reeckman
October 5th, 2012, 10:50 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 222 & Whole Foods - (222 Hennepin Avenue)
Replies: 577
Views: 86476

Re: 222 & Whole Foods - (222 Hennepin Avenue)

Are Italianate etc facades possible to build new anymore? Or is it too expensive for a developer to go high quality faux-historical with varied materials. A simple new 3-4 story stick building, extremely varied in nice stone facades of different styles at correct scale, could give an instant old tow...
by reeckman
October 4th, 2012, 9:39 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 430 Oak Grove - (430 Oak Grove Street)
Replies: 61
Views: 12133

Re: 430 Oak Grove - (430 Oak Grove Street)

$3250/mo could probably get you into a $400,000 condo, including PITIA

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