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by jw138
March 23rd, 2016, 12:39 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Accessory Dwelling Units
Replies: 125
Views: 9951

Re: Accessory Dwelling Units

Yes, the footprint of the accessory structure must be no greater than 676 sqft (or 10% of lot area, whichever is larger). But detached ADUs allow up to 1,000 sqft of total floor area, including parking and half-story area. I know it'd be quite expensive due to the load bearing requirement of the fi...
by jw138
March 23rd, 2016, 11:59 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Mall of America - Bloomington
Replies: 970
Views: 131895

Re: Mall of America - Bloomington

maxbaby wrote:Can anybody with a subscription get the info on this story?
*locked*
http://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/n ... erica.html
F&C article on the land sale is unlocked:

http://finance-commerce.com/2016/03/mac ... f-america/
by jw138
March 22nd, 2016, 11:47 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: 3601 Nicollet
Replies: 25
Views: 5325

Re: 3601 Nicollet

Haven't heard anything about this in a while so went looking and found some renderings on the architect's website:

http://www.charleslevinarchitects.com/3601Nicollet.html
by jw138
March 22nd, 2016, 8:23 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)
Replies: 2306
Views: 229813

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

Yup, park & rides aren't just for the suburbs!! ;)
by jw138
March 22nd, 2016, 8:19 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News
Replies: 1533
Views: 160897

Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

I don't like how it blocks the second floor windows but man, that galloping neon horse is going to look awesome at night!
by jw138
March 22nd, 2016, 8:15 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Portland Tower - 516 S. 8th St.
Replies: 321
Views: 60224

Re: Portland Tower - 516 S. 8th St.

By my count, two more floors and it's done!
by jw138
March 22nd, 2016, 8:11 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)
Replies: 2306
Views: 229813

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

Can someone give me a rundown of how this is supposed to be used? Like, what's the point when you can bring your bike on the train? Personally, if I lived in the general area and worked downtown I'd much rather store my bike at the station rather than bring it with me to the office and store it the...
by jw138
March 22nd, 2016, 7:56 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: MN Highway 252
Replies: 17
Views: 2219

Re: MN Highway 252

Brooklyn Center voted on what to do with the stop light on 252 just north of 694. Looks like it's a full conversion of 252 from an expressway to a freeway. 70th Avenue will be closed off but a pedestrian overpass added. Partial access to 73rd Avenue will remain. It was vague about Brookdale Drive, ...
by jw138
March 18th, 2016, 9:31 am
Forum: Updates - Announcements - Problems - Suggestions
Topic: Forum Maintenance & Technical Issues
Replies: 356
Views: 33382

Re: Posting

Not sure if others are having this issue but "Quick Reply" is the only editor I can use to post with anymore. Since the server switch yesterday I haven't been able to use the full editor. If I click "Post Reply" on any forum I get taken to a blank page. If I click "Quick Reply" and then "Full Editor...
by jw138
March 18th, 2016, 9:27 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News
Replies: 1533
Views: 160897

Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

This must really be happening. "Up-down Minneapolis Inc" pulled a permit on January 12th for interior demolition. Looks like they're going to remove the front exterior fence gate and stone pier as well.
by jw138
March 17th, 2016, 9:11 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News
Replies: 1533
Views: 160897

Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

There's really no vacant space large enough for something like that in Lyn-Lake, is there? Maybe LynLake Brewery would become LynLake Brewery & Up-Down Arcade Bar, add the vacant storefront just to the north, and connect the two internally?
by jw138
March 17th, 2016, 8:43 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News
Replies: 1533
Views: 160897

Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

seanrichardryan wrote:Up-Down Arcade Bar coming to Lyn-Lake?
Whaaaat??? Which store front? When? References? This would be AWESOME!!
by jw138
March 15th, 2016, 1:12 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bike Share
Replies: 321
Views: 33423

Re: Nice Ride Minnesota

Some new station locations include:
That seems to imply there might be additional infill stations that just aren't explicitly listed. That's what I'm hoping, anyways...
by jw138
March 14th, 2016, 1:14 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Saint Paul - General Topics
Replies: 542
Views: 109813

Re: Saint Paul - General Topics

This would be really nice if they can pull it off. I also agree about the competition with the river balcony. If they're going to do both, delay the river balcony. The 4th Street proposal has the potential to be much more transformative.
by jw138
March 9th, 2016, 9:04 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Street, Road and Highway Projects
Replies: 955
Views: 113606

Re: Street, Road and Highway Projects

Also, is this work taking into account how the traffic patterns will change once the 35W ramps at Lake/28th are complete?
by jw138
March 7th, 2016, 7:14 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown Hotel Discussion
Replies: 423
Views: 47919

Re: Uptown Hotel Discussion

The Arby's plot across the street from the hotel poses an interesting proposition due to its unique and small footprint. It'd be kind of cool to put our own little space needle there. No, not a monolith like Seattle. Maybe just a little taller than the hotel and Buzza Lofts. Something that stands ou...
by jw138
March 7th, 2016, 3:41 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown Hotel Discussion
Replies: 423
Views: 47919

Re: Uptown Hotel Discussion

The real question is, is there anyway to make better use of the parking lot currently occupied by Cub? Short of redeveloping the entire Cub lot, what would you do? The parking lot itself seems to be fully utilized. It's always full whenever I attempt to shop at Cub (usually late afternoon/evening).
by jw138
March 4th, 2016, 2:43 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: MSP Airport
Replies: 1238
Views: 159123

Re: MSP Airport

From http://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/morning_roundup/2016/03/tsa-on-long-msp-lines-you-could-just-pay-us-85-for.html : TSA officials also took the opportunity to hawk the government's PreCheck program, in exchange for a background check and $85 will let fliers pass through security more quickl...
by jw138
March 2nd, 2016, 9:14 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Saint Paul - General Topics
Replies: 542
Views: 109813

Re: Saint Paul - General Topics

http://www.twincities.com/2016/03/01/artists-exit-jax-building-as-lowertown-slowly-transforms/ Interesting excerpt: In the past two weeks, a Minneapolis firm has taken soil boring samples from three neighboring parking lots: a pay lot at Fourth and Wacouta, a sunken lot owned by the Lowertown Lofts...

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