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by nickmgray
February 12th, 2015, 8:17 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Portland Tower - 516 S. 8th St.
Replies: 321
Views: 60397

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

I think an affordable condos in downtown are possible, but the building would have to sacrifice a lot of amenities and the finished in the units would need to be cheap. While someone who makes $50- $70k per year on their own would like to live downtown, I don't think many of them would choose a cond...
by nickmgray
February 12th, 2015, 7:57 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Montage (Nye's redevelopment) - 116 E Hennepin Avenue
Replies: 581
Views: 63467

Re: Nye's Redevelopment - 100 block of E Hennepin Avenue

Yes, the new building would absorb future vibrations from buses and traffic, but they are worried that the church will be damaged by the vibrations caused during construction.
by nickmgray
February 11th, 2015, 4:56 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: 700 Central Avenue Northeast Apartments
Replies: 123
Views: 25422

Re: 700 Central Avenue Northeast Apartments

I was wondering the same thing. I really hope we hear something soon. This isn't a massive project, but it will be a nice bookend to the neighborhood and could spur more development along the corridor.
by nickmgray
February 8th, 2015, 6:43 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Northeast and Southeast Minneapolis - General Topics
Replies: 816
Views: 72742

Re: St. Anthony Main

I love how it looks, but I'm still disappointed that none of those new buildings offer retail space.
by nickmgray
February 7th, 2015, 8:58 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Portland Tower - 516 S. 8th St.
Replies: 321
Views: 60397

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

A few different angles that I don't think have been posted here. http://media.bizj.us/view/img/4157291/screen-shot-2014-10-24-at-80906-am*600.png http://media.bizj.us/view/img/4157251/screen-shot-2014-10-24-at-80937-am*600.png http://media.bizj.us/view/img/4157261/screen-shot-2014-10-24-at-80917-am*...
by nickmgray
February 6th, 2015, 2:27 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: The Bickford and Steelcase - 515 3rd Street North
Replies: 70
Views: 6820

Re: Steelcase (525 3rd St N)

how about a whole shipping container complex.

http://www.tempohousing.com/projects/keetwonen.html

and something similar to what we might get.

http://www.busyboo.com/2014/01/07/shipp ... farm-plyz/
by nickmgray
February 6th, 2015, 9:31 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: East End / Thresher Square / Trader Joes - 713 Washington Ave S
Replies: 407
Views: 73960

Re: Thresher Square Hotel & Washington/Chicago Apartments

I like how the development completes the block. It would be nice if the design of the building could be broken up a little in some way, but it's 1000 times better than what's there now - nothing. I think the building's retail will be a very good asset to the neighborhood. The new Wells Fargo buildin...
by nickmgray
February 6th, 2015, 9:17 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: RBC Gateway (Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 519'
Replies: 1993
Views: 252891

Re: Nicollet Hotel Block

So, what's the timeline going to look like?

Personally, I think this block could accommodate a second 10-20 floor tower on the opposite corner to add more office space to this side of downtown.
by nickmgray
February 6th, 2015, 9:03 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: The Bickford and Steelcase - 515 3rd Street North
Replies: 70
Views: 6820

Re: Steelcase (525 3rd St N)

Glad we got a few more pictures which show how the building sits form multiple angles. Yes, container buildings can be cold if not insulted properly, but I've been an few in colder climates which seemed to do quite well. You do have to sacrifice 2-4 inches of space on the inside, but it can be done....
by nickmgray
February 3rd, 2015, 3:28 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Xcel Energy HQ - 401 Nicollet
Replies: 539
Views: 81998

Re: Xcel Energy HQ - (401 Nicollet Mall)

It's nice that they will have a direct connection between the two buildings, but I'm not sure how I feel about it being a private skyway, not accessible to the public.
by nickmgray
February 3rd, 2015, 7:56 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: RBC Plaza (former Gaviidae II)
Replies: 106
Views: 18233

Re: RBC Plaza / Gaviidae II renovation

Radio Shack is closing a lot of stores, but our downtown location actually does fairly well compared to most of their stores. I hope the location stays and gets updated to its new retail concept that they launched in late 2013. Edit: I guess I should read the latest news of the day before posting. L...
by nickmgray
January 31st, 2015, 8:09 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Seventeen10 - 1710 W Lake St (next to 1800 Lake)
Replies: 39
Views: 9000

Re: Seventeen 10 - CPM Development (next to 1800 Lake)

No real standout feature, but I like it. I'd rather have 3-5 mis-matched small buildings like this on a block than one massive project.
by nickmgray
January 31st, 2015, 7:56 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Elan Uptown
Replies: 422
Views: 52914

Re: Elan Uptown (all phases) - 2837 Emerson Ave

^For some reason, that immediately made me think of the house in that "Up" movie. http://hookedonhouses.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/Pixars-Up-house-with-picket-fence.jpg Actually, that IS the house that inspired the movie. Great article on it here: http://www.buzzfeed.com/jessicaprobus/the-story...
by nickmgray
January 30th, 2015, 8:36 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Mississippi Market - 740 East 7th Street
Replies: 11
Views: 3653

Re: Mississippi Market - 740 East 7th Street

It's progressing quite nicely. They should be done with the steel frame of the building in about a week. The senior rental building proposed for the other half of the block is getting resistance from the community. They claim it's too tall for 7th street (which I don't agree with) and they're not ha...
by nickmgray
January 30th, 2015, 8:24 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: The Wedge Table (2412 Nicollet Ave)
Replies: 6
Views: 2067

Re: The Wedge Table (2412 Nicollet Ave)

Their website has a few pictures of what it looks like. http://www.wedge.coop/wedge-resources/expansion-updates
by nickmgray
January 30th, 2015, 8:07 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: RBC Plaza (former Gaviidae II)
Replies: 106
Views: 18233

Re: RBC Plaza / Gaviidae II renovation

I'm a bit sad that they didn't find a way to keep the jumping fountains. It also looks like Gaviidae has completely given up on it's waterfall fountain by filling the bottom with plants.
by nickmgray
January 30th, 2015, 8:04 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: LPM Apartments - (376' - 36 Stories)
Replies: 1522
Views: 238659

Re: LPM Apartments - (376' - 36 Stories)

Give it time. This is the most expensive building in Minneapolis. The are quite a lot of people who are wanting to live in downtown, but very few who can justify spending $1400 on a 650 sq ft apartment. I think the building would be a little more attractive to some if it was 2-3 blocks closer to the...
by nickmgray
January 29th, 2015, 11:07 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Alia Tower - 200 Central - 483' / 40 Stories
Replies: 897
Views: 143732

Re: Alatus St. Anthony Tower (Washburn-McReavy Site)

I don't think they are planning to cover the ramp in class. It'll probably be a perforated metal screen which creates a design based on the placement and size of the holes similar to the parking garage screen of the Mountain Dwellings condo building in Copenhagen. https://c1.staticflickr.com/7/6150/...
by nickmgray
January 29th, 2015, 10:12 am
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: Soccer Stadium in Minneapolis (cancelled)
Replies: 1001
Views: 110758

Re: Farmers Market Soccer Stadium

Wasn't the cost of the TCF stadium under $300 million? Soccer specific stadiums usually have capacity of 20,000-25,000 here in the US and they don't have expensive ticket items like luxury boxes or banquette facilities. An $80 million price tag for the stadium (just the building) seems about right a...
by nickmgray
January 28th, 2015, 7:55 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News
Replies: 1199
Views: 169854

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

I think this is a good move. If the two restaurants move down to towards UPS and GNC, it will spread out the foot traffic during the lunch hour. Leeann Chin usually has a line out the door between 12 and 12:30 and Baja Sol is starting to get busy again now that they brought back the free chips. I'm ...

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