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by MinnMonkey
December 13th, 2014, 11:28 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: RBC Gateway (Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 519'
Replies: 1984
Views: 245616

Re: Nicollet Hotel Block

Does anyone else feel that Mortensen hasn't leaked their renderings because they are embarrassed to be compared to the other 3?

Also, with the amount of press these buildings are getting, I feel it puts a lot of pressure on Opus to do something iconic with the Ritz block.
by MinnMonkey
December 12th, 2014, 1:16 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News
Replies: 1197
Views: 165615

Re: Downtown Retail News

Walgreens is going to lease the entire 37,000 square feet of space that Saks occupies, and use 23,000 for their store. Their flagship store in Chicago is 27,800. So, the marquee store isn't that much smaller than a flagship store, and they have a ton of extra space to convert it to a flagship store ...
by MinnMonkey
December 10th, 2014, 9:50 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Holidazzle Market
Replies: 148
Views: 12073

Re: Holidazzle Market

My friends and I have been going their for lunch and rather enjoy the food and talking to the vendors and speculating what future years could be like if this is successful. (one of these such friends has spent a number of years of his life in Germany and has enjoyed their chirstmas markets as well....
by MinnMonkey
November 29th, 2014, 10:49 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Holidazzle Market
Replies: 148
Views: 12073

Re: Downtown Minneapolis - General Topics

FISHMANPET wrote:What are the mechanics of the pass? Like, is it a thing you have to carry with you? Are you on some list?
It's basically just a paper receipt that you present at future visits. Fairly underwhelming. A card or button would have been much better in my opinion.
by MinnMonkey
November 29th, 2014, 10:47 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Holidazzle Market
Replies: 148
Views: 12073

Re: Downtown Minneapolis - General Topics

They were letting people in for free Friday before 4pm so we lucked out. We immediate experienced a big problem: the space is no place for a stroller. Frankly, the layout wasn't very well thought out for families. Even families with older kids had trouble keeping them in the narrow lines between bo...
by MinnMonkey
November 18th, 2014, 8:25 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Green Line LRT
Replies: 1281
Views: 6220

Re: Green Line (Central Corridor LRT)

I would be interested to see a figure of how many of these rides are 'intra-campus' rides -- rides from the west bank to the east bank, etc. I'd argue that these rides aren't nearly as important as other trips, and may be inflating the ridership numbers. I do see quite a few people getting on at St...
by MinnMonkey
November 12th, 2014, 10:36 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Nord Haus - 315 1st Ave NE (208' - 20 Stories)
Replies: 617
Views: 99535

Re: Superior Plating site

I am guessing most people hear don't watch KSTP, but while channel surfing, I saw this:

http://kstp.com/news/stories/S3617828.shtml?cat=1
by MinnMonkey
November 11th, 2014, 10:44 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: TCF Bank Building Redevelopment
Replies: 384
Views: 66656

Re: TCF Bank Building Redevelopment

Interesting... 175,000 to 600,000 Sq Ft., quite the range! TCF Bank Building owner looks at hotel/office redevelopment for site The article states the current building is 4-stories and 170,000 sq/ft. Unless the floor plates are much smaller, even at 600,000 sq/feet would only be 15-20 stories.
by MinnMonkey
November 10th, 2014, 4:08 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Green Line LRT
Replies: 1281
Views: 6220

Re: Green Line (Central Corridor LRT)

Cool video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EY40h23WZUY

Lets see buses do that!
by MinnMonkey
November 6th, 2014, 3:31 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Green Line LRT
Replies: 1281
Views: 6220

Re: Green Line (Central Corridor LRT)

For reference, I had to take a trip on the Green Line today. Nicollet to Central - 40:31 Central to Nicollet - 43:37 How is the trip now that all the minor intersections have full transit priority? I ride everyday from downtown Minneapolis to Fairview and regularly get stopped at Eustis/Cromwell, R...
by MinnMonkey
November 4th, 2014, 12:28 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Confusing Signs
Replies: 19
Views: 1657

Re: Confusing Signs

These drive me crazy: https://www.google.com/maps/@44.9073606,-93.2750385,3a,75y,182.94h,91.82t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1skF249LXd485DofXiqzP3Bg!2e0 https://www.google.com/maps/@44.9020364,-93.2750326,3a,75y,182.94h,91.82t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1s2fEcEzs7_Use2lgnxlNN_A!2e0 https://www.google.com/maps/@44.8932...
by MinnMonkey
November 1st, 2014, 6:39 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Confusing Signs
Replies: 19
Views: 1657

Re: Confusing Signs

Not really confusing, but I always thought the number of stipulations on this one is funny:

https://www.google.com/maps/@44.9556435 ... qIdObQ!2e0
by MinnMonkey
October 31st, 2014, 4:50 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Portland Tower - 516 S. 8th St.
Replies: 321
Views: 60236

Re: Portland & 8th Street Condo Building - 516 S. 8th St.

The convenience store in Center Village has been closed for months. Not sure if there are plans to re-open something at that location. There isn't much demand for retail in this part of town right now, but there's certainly potential if something decent is put in the KA and surrounding blocks. If t...
by MinnMonkey
October 31st, 2014, 4:49 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Portland Tower - 516 S. 8th St.
Replies: 321
Views: 60236

Re: Portland & 8th Street Condo Building - 516 S. 8th St.

The convenience store in Center Village has been closed for months. Not sure if there are plans to re-open something at that location. There isn't much demand for retail in this part of town right now, but there's certainly potential if something decent is put in the KA and surrounding blocks. If t...
by MinnMonkey
October 27th, 2014, 12:25 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Portland Tower - 516 S. 8th St.
Replies: 321
Views: 60236

Re: Stanton Condo Building - 516 S. 8th St.

I wonder what the expectation is with this retail space. As far as downtown retail goes, this is really in the middle of nowhere. There's a couple of convenience stores nearby (in Centre Village and Skyscape), but 8th Street is not a logical place for retail. 3,000 square feet... I wonder if they a...
by MinnMonkey
October 9th, 2014, 8:41 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Latitude 45 - 301 Washington Avenue South
Replies: 374
Views: 74468

Re: Latitude 45 - (301 Washington Avenue South)

Nice renderings of the street level from pgs 11-16 http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=3&ved=0CDUQFjAC&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.minneapolismn.gov%2Fwww%2Fgroups%2Fpublic%2F%40cped%2Fdocuments%2Fwebcontent%2Fwcms1p-111915.pdf&ei=EVQEU7GuE-GSyAHb6YGYAw&usg=AFQjCNFneKG8MXRAmKZYheY...
by MinnMonkey
October 7th, 2014, 5:09 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Green Line LRT
Replies: 1281
Views: 6220

Re: Green Line (Central Corridor LRT)

bubzki2 wrote:Wasn't sure this had been posted before? Very rosy picture of Green Line.

http://money.cnn.com/interactive/techno ... index.html
I love how there graphic shows the city border between the West Bank and East Bank stations.
by MinnMonkey
October 7th, 2014, 5:04 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: WaHu Student Housing - 1000 Washington Avenue SE
Replies: 239
Views: 48148

Re: WaHu Student Housing - (1016 Washington Avenue Southeast

Does anyone have the final renderings for this building? Based on the construction so far, it's hard to tell where the tower portion will end up. My assumption is that the tower is the last section built, but that doesn't match any of the photos I'm seeing online. It would also mean a lot of inside...
by MinnMonkey
October 1st, 2014, 11:32 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Minneapolis Skyway System
Replies: 511
Views: 61989

Re: Minneapolis Skyway System

I see the Center Village skyway as the connecting point for the HCMC. You have only the Sexton block to cross thru and you are then across Portland and in the new HCMC Medical Center. They can add another skyway across Park to the Main HCMC complex very easily. That connection could go across Park ...
by MinnMonkey
September 27th, 2014, 9:34 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Green Line LRT
Replies: 1281
Views: 6220

Re: Green Line (Central Corridor LRT)

I went through campus westbound yesterday evening around 6 pm and didn't notice any extra stops. I've seen bad behavior from the lights when they're doing signal maintenance, which might be what was going on. Still weird how the lights seem to either work really well for the trains or really badly,...

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