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October 16th, 2015, 9:41 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Portland Tower - 516 S. 8th St.
Replies: 321
Views: 60177

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

Sales sign today states 12 sold.
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October 6th, 2015, 10:20 pm
Forum: Cities Around the World
Topic: Chicago
Replies: 152
Views: 14952

Re: Chicago

https://nextcity.org/daily/entry/chicago-transit-oriented-development-mta-train-video-china-train-minnesota A new proposed TOD ordinance would nearly triple the amount of land in the city where denser development would be allowed and increase the land subject to reduced parking requirements tenfold...
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September 20th, 2015, 8:38 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: The Link at Prospect Park - 2929 University Ave SE
Replies: 202
Views: 33255

Re: RISE at Prospect Park - 2929 University Ave SE

I agree that the parking entrance is a missed opportunity being placed across from the LRT station. Most of the car traffic will be coming off of 29th, with probably Malcolm second, and 30th third (as both Malcolm and 29th are signalized and a vehicle can cross the LRT tracks). But it sure seems lik...
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September 15th, 2015, 3:29 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Portland Tower - 516 S. 8th St.
Replies: 321
Views: 60177

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

Saw a hand written sign in the sales center window today that said "6 Sold." I hadn't even noticed that there was a sales center before. Previously assumed it was a construction trailer.
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September 13th, 2015, 8:32 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: DTE: Wells Fargo, Radisson Red, Edition Apts & Millwright Building
Replies: 2903
Views: 363178

Re: Downtown East - Wells Fargo / Radisson Red / Edition Apt

The north lot on that tower looks ready to be turned into parking when they get the last of the exterior work completed. If they are hoping to break ground on the 4 story office building in spring or early summer per the article above, then they won't be putting in a parking lot only to rip it out ...
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September 13th, 2015, 12:01 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: T3 - Hines Dock Street Office Project
Replies: 135
Views: 29446

Re: T3 - Hines Dock Street Office Project

I believe they are actually assembling a trebuchet with the intent of flinging the construction materials in the general direction of the upper floors.
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September 9th, 2015, 8:56 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Mill City Quarter - 300 South 2nd Street
Replies: 201
Views: 43537

Re: Mill City Quarter - (300 South 2nd Street)

Yes I also noticed all the concrete is prefabricated when I walked by. Very interesting and has definitely been quick to assemble. I wonder if the whole building will be fabricated off site. This one will be interesting to watch.
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September 9th, 2015, 8:49 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Stadium Parking Ramp Development Site
Replies: 1049
Views: 124374

Re: Stadium Parking Ramp Air Rights Development

grant1simons2 wrote:And when did the proposal above die off? I'm saying the ramp tower was uploaded Semptember 3rd, 2015.
Well that rendering for the old Grandma's Saloon site at Seven Corners was very temporary before they went with the stick built project. See that thread if you want the history on that image.
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September 9th, 2015, 8:44 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Stadium Parking Ramp Development Site
Replies: 1049
Views: 124374

Re: Stadium Parking Ramp Air Rights Development

Another clue to this; The architect is Humphreys & Partners who recently worked with Ryan on 222 Hennepin. The fact that they are the architects scares me!! Why? they also did the Carlyle- what's wrong with that? and Grant Park. and... they have some good and some bad, just like every other firm.
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August 29th, 2015, 12:40 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Parking Facilities
Replies: 162
Views: 21954

Re: Downtown Parking

16 million for 455 surface spaces in that location seems like too high of a price for the intention to be surface parking forever. I think they are betting on higher land value and holding it as parking until they can make a nice profit. This feels a vote of confidence in downtown development by a ...
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August 24th, 2015, 9:22 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: North Loop Neighborhood
Replies: 1009
Views: 162436

Re: North Loop Neighborhood

Minneapolis Gets Trashed- in Politico Magazine

http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/ ... dvdvPlViko

Some good counter points to people who have complained on this board about the HERC ruining the neighborhood.
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August 24th, 2015, 9:07 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Kraus-Anderson, HQ Apartments, Finnegans "Brewtel" - 9th St S/5th Ave S
Replies: 403
Views: 71397

Re: New Kraus-Anderson HQ (9th St. S/5th Ave. S)

Regarding the burden of having to go 6 of 7 blocks to a grocery store, recall that it was quite recent (on the forerunner to this board) that people were debating which was the closest downtown grocery: the Wedge, the Quarry, or Cub/Rainbow on Lake and Minnehaha. Downtown is not a food desert like i...
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July 31st, 2015, 9:26 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 365 Nicollet (334' - 30 stories)
Replies: 624
Views: 109708

Re: 315 Nicollet - (Opus Ritz block)

Settle down, folks. Look at the site plan. Take a deep breath. The 60% number makes sense for a building that's, say, a quarter of a block fronting on Nicollet. But even that's probably pushing it, when you consider all of the other things that are jostling for that critical ground floor real estat...
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July 24th, 2015, 11:09 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: DTE: Wells Fargo, Radisson Red, Edition Apts & Millwright Building
Replies: 2903
Views: 363178

Re: The Edition - 511 South 4th Street

Did anyone else notice this on their website:

CONNECTED
Skyway Connected, Light Rail, Bus-line, Steps from the Mississippi River, Mill District and Nicollet Mall.


That doesn't make any sense. There is no logical skyway connection. If it stated skyway access nearby...
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June 19th, 2015, 8:21 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: U.S. Bank Stadium
Replies: 2066
Views: 58817

Re: U.S. Bank Stadium

That fly-through animation is ludicrous. They show the pivoting doors as though someone - even without a ticket - will be able to just saunter in. Where are the security bollards? Where are the ticketing machines? Season ticket holders will receive RFID tags that they insert under their skin in the...
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May 31st, 2015, 9:43 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map
Replies: 1704
Views: 275324

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

MNdible wrote:Zoning is not driving the things you hate. Its economies of scale and efficiencies and preferences of developers.

Yes, I suppose you could make a new law that would require small retail spaces. But is that really the answer to this problem?
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May 31st, 2015, 9:37 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: The Hub Minneapolis - 600 Washington Ave SE (284' - 26 Stories)
Replies: 274
Views: 40754

Re: Stadium Village Tower

SV historic district: Just the Sterb's building. One more - the three story block kiddie corner from Sterb's. But that's it. Everything from Oak to Huron (except S&H) can go Buildings north of Stub and Herbs on Oak can all go too. Redevelopment will continue in this area. Per Big 10 etc, people are...
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May 25th, 2015, 9:15 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 800 Washington Ave S (Guthrie Ramp liner parcel)
Replies: 146
Views: 25689

Re: Guthrie Ramp Block Vacant Site - (800 Washington Avenue)

Here's the download link to Shermans plans https://app.box.com/shared/static/rh14cqh9s88ukarympu225qdpx697paf.pdf Thanks for posting! Says it right on the plans that several elevators could serve ANN if they occupy level 8. Very nice mixed use building! Only odd thing about access to 8th floor seem...
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May 25th, 2015, 9:01 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nicollet Mall
Replies: 1355
Views: 149306

Re: Nicollet Mall Reconstruction Project

Too late now, but I was thinking about how street trees really struggle and often look sad along here. I know they are working on more permeable surfaces, etc. but what if you had a massive trellis design that went curb to curb plus more right over the street for maybe a third of a block. Plant some...
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May 25th, 2015, 8:35 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 800 Washington Ave S (Guthrie Ramp liner parcel)
Replies: 146
Views: 25689

Re: Guthrie Ramp Block Vacant Site - (800 Washington Avenue)

Wow! Sherman's detailing looks really great. I really like the 2nd story cantilever- really adds a lot if visual interest to both the first and second floor. The hotel lobby looks great from the street as well. Even the slight horizontal variation in the upper hotel windows seems to work ok. There i...

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