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by nstudenski
December 6th, 2019, 10:34 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Allianz Field and Snelling-Midway Development
Replies: 779
Views: 103979

Re: Allianz Field and Snelling-Midway Development

Do you think the whole block will go at the same time? Is there benefit to developing such a large parcel simultaneously? I could see it going in 3 or 4 phases. Development of walmart seems most imminent. (I went to their liquidation sale last week. felt like a cool post apocalyptic type scenario. g...
by nstudenski
May 17th, 2019, 12:35 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Rice Creek Commons (TCAAP site) - Arden Hills
Replies: 89
Views: 14898

Re: Rice Creek Commons (TCAAP site) - Arden Hills

Just put everyone our of their misery, Ramsey County! My development proposal for this site is to plant trees everywhere. Just because there is a large vacant piece of land doesn't mean it needs to become a master planned development. The location of this site has never made much sense for the kind...
by nstudenski
December 10th, 2018, 4:05 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4541
Views: 434871

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

I'm just skeptical that the ridership will be heavily intra-line rather than primarily commuting into downtown. I don't see the in-between destinations to drive that in the near future. I share this skepticism. I don't think you can compare SW to the blue line on the lack of 'stuff' at stop locatio...
by nstudenski
June 17th, 2018, 2:32 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Ironclad Apartments & Moxy Hotel - Washington & Chicago
Replies: 160
Views: 29437

Re: Ironclad Apartments & Moxy Hotel - Washington & Chicago

The scale of this building is remarkable, and it makes Washington feel small, which is incredibly welcome. Agreed. I share an appreciation for the ~urban feel~ of a street between 12 story buildings. But also, winter days here are short. My last place was just north of the freeway and I really enjo...
by nstudenski
June 17th, 2018, 2:21 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Arby’s Island
Replies: 211
Views: 28400

Re: Arby’s Island

What frustrates me most about this project is the lack of retail frontage. Especially at Lake and Emerson. One of the things that excited me most about the hotel project was that it would begin to make a stronger pedestrian oriented connection between LynLake and Uptown. The design of Lake and Emer...
by nstudenski
May 29th, 2018, 11:21 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Twin Cities' National and Global Image
Replies: 955
Views: 99470

Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

I believe we twin citiyans have a tendency to pat our own backs. At the risk of enabling that, I thought I'd share this link. http://www.michiganfuture.org/assets/uploads/2018/05/Minneapolis-Report-Regional-Collaboration-Matters.pdf Policymakers in peer states think our bodies of regional government...
by nstudenski
May 24th, 2018, 11:37 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Pedestrian Safety and Infrastructure Improvements
Replies: 281
Views: 45404

Re: Pedestrian Safety and Infrastructure Improvements

I've been doing some research looking into the impact of public transportation on pedestrian safety. I've been thinking about it ever since I came across this thing earlier this year. https://www.twincities.com/2018/02/11/soucheray-when-a-fellows-right-hes-right-and-mr-rohlands-right-about-our-train...
by nstudenski
May 4th, 2018, 8:41 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Bunge Mill (SE Como)
Replies: 32
Views: 6742

Re: Bunge Mill (SE Como)

I'm excited about this project and am glad they're keeping the tower. I also like the idea of the peace totem but... I'm hoping they do a bit better than "May Peace Prevail" in lime green, 1,000,000 pt Arial font. What are the odds that's just a placeholder and they hire an artist for the real thing?
by nstudenski
May 1st, 2018, 4:07 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Art and Architecture Building Development - 3338 University Ave SE - 14 Stories / 155'
Replies: 111
Views: 34743

Re: Art and Architecture Building Redevelopment - 3338 University Ave SE - 17 Stories / 195'

Could the setback be a shade thing? There's something to be said for a closed in urban feel, but on the other hand I think plopping a blocklong six-story building flush with the south side of university would make this stretch a lot darker in the winter.
by nstudenski
April 30th, 2018, 3:07 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Northside - General Topics
Replies: 322
Views: 86930

Re: Northside - General Topics

Call for optimism: Are there any examples of a successful integration of industrial use into a mixed-use neighborhood?
by nstudenski
April 30th, 2018, 3:02 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Northside - General Topics
Replies: 322
Views: 86930

Re: Northside - General Topics

I certainly wasn't lamenting the loss of Northern Metals. I'm excited by the idea that this area could eventually be home to something more neighborhood-friendly but I'm not sure what that looks like. The 2040 plan has this site for "Production Mixed Use", which it says means that the site could be ...
by nstudenski
April 30th, 2018, 1:57 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Northside - General Topics
Replies: 322
Views: 86930

Re: Northside - General Topics

Northern Metals finalizes plans for a move. https://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/04/28/minneapolis-metal-recycler-plans-move-to-becker Not super informed about goings-on in the area but as I understand it, there's some interest in moving the entirety of the N Minneapolis riverfront away from heavy ind...
by nstudenski
April 20th, 2018, 9:37 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Twin Cities' National and Global Image
Replies: 955
Views: 99470

Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Seems to me like they want a location that helps them to recruit from/collaborate with the private sector and academia. The first thing that comes to my mind is cybersecurity.
by nstudenski
April 20th, 2018, 8:30 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Twin Cities' National and Global Image
Replies: 955
Views: 99470

Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Bizjournals reports they want to start moving in by this summer.


https://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/ ... tures.html
by nstudenski
April 19th, 2018, 11:28 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Rafter - 333 Hennepin Ave E (290' - 26 stories)
Replies: 328
Views: 66550

Re: Mortenson / USBank site - 333 Hennepin Ave E (290' - 26 stories)

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April 18th, 2018, 9:32 pm
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by nstudenski
April 17th, 2018, 11:27 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: The Larking - 800 Park - 17 stories - 172'
Replies: 89
Views: 25926

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

MattW wrote:
April 17th, 2018, 8:36 am
One thing that could flip this is if somehow WF retains their drive thru or parking lot in some form.
My thoughts as well. I can live with a smallish building, but I'm worried we'll get an updated suburban-style bank with some apartments on top.
by nstudenski
April 16th, 2018, 3:30 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: The Larking - 800 Park - 17 stories - 172'
Replies: 89
Views: 25926

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

“That is what we are proposing, but we have a long way to go,” he said.

At least they're self-aware.
by nstudenski
April 16th, 2018, 3:07 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis Population / Density - General Discussion
Replies: 260
Views: 51503

Re: Minneapolis Density and Population Growth (500k, etc)

Oh geez, come on people. "Can I get around in a top-15 historic metro blizzard in the entire history of the state of Minnesota?" is not a question people care about when deciding between city and suburb. I would prefer to be less car-reliant than I am now because it sucks to drive in a snowstorm, e...
by nstudenski
March 30th, 2018, 2:25 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Mall of America - Bloomington
Replies: 976
Views: 146977

Re: Mall of America - Bloomington

Makes me wonder if there are still plans for this wing to be luxury retail. I don't think Gucci or Prada is going to sign a lease near H&M. Another thing to note is that Tucci Bennuch recently closed and that space is contiguous to H&M. That frees up a big slice of space that also faces the outside....

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