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by grrdanko
October 2nd, 2017, 3:26 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Alatus Residential Project - 228 South 12th Street (32 stories - ~348'/405')
Replies: 167
Views: 33594

Re: Alatus Residential Project - 228 South 12th Street

Think they’d let Hotel Ivy punch through to access the skyway? With the Hotel Ivy south face having zero windows, could this butt up to Hotel Ivy like traditional downtown buildings? I don't see why Hotel Ivy would want to do that. They are already connected to the Skyway all this would do is cut 2...
by grrdanko
September 14th, 2017, 10:35 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: TCF Bank Building Redevelopment
Replies: 384
Views: 67679

Re: TCF Bank Building Redevelopment

I walked through there today. The pictures don't show how truly horrible this is.

I think the neglected old courtyard was better than this.
by grrdanko
September 8th, 2017, 10:21 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Minneapolis Skyway System
Replies: 517
Views: 67183

Re: Minneapolis Skyway System

http://www.startribune.com/county-board-delays-vote-on-thrivent-building-purchase/443133103/ This article mentions that Thrivant Financial's new building will connect HCMC to the Skyway system. Even if Thrivant's new building is underwhelming this is a big win for downtown residents with mobility ch...
by grrdanko
July 27th, 2017, 8:08 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Minneapolis Armory
Replies: 361
Views: 51596

Re: Minneapolis Armory

http://m.startribune.com/remodeled-minn ... 7040583/#1

It looks like this will be open before the end of the year. The article mentions a restaurant is being built in the building too.
by grrdanko
July 12th, 2017, 10:04 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Old Thrivent HQ - Sora Apartments & Parking Ramp
Replies: 163
Views: 28653

Re: Thrivent's Surface Parking Lots

That a skyway may be extending toward HCMC is really exciting. No. https://www.rodalesorganiclife.com/sites/rodalesorganiclife.com/files/styles/slideshow-desktop/public/1.vinegar-christine_glade.jpg?itok=3YiMYyZk What do you mean no? I know there are some Skyway haters here, but I really think this...
by grrdanko
July 11th, 2017, 9:00 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Old Thrivent HQ - Sora Apartments & Parking Ramp
Replies: 163
Views: 28653

Re: Thrivent's Surface Parking Lots

Forgive me for my ignorance, but is this proposed for the entire lot across 5th from Thrivant Financial? From the picture it looks like there is a Skyway connection on the east and west sides of the building. Does that mean that the Hennepin County Medical Center will be connected to the Skyway? I g...
by grrdanko
June 30th, 2017, 8:35 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Crime
Replies: 174
Views: 22522

Re: Crime

Crime rate is at a 50 year low. I think it's funny that I hear from people how bad crime is now. My observation has always been that it's much safer now than when I was younger. In 2016 there 100 murders in Minnesota. For contrast there were 99 murders in the city of Minneapolis in 1995. I don't kno...
by grrdanko
June 28th, 2017, 6:40 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Crime
Replies: 174
Views: 22522

Re: Crime

This article is stupid. I can tell you why the "feeling" on Hennepin Ave changed. All the bus routes that used to stop on Nicollet are now on Hennepin. A certain percentage of the population are going to be criminal or antisocial. If you increase the number of people on a street you increase the tot...
by grrdanko
June 26th, 2017, 7:44 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Nicollet-Central Streetcar
Replies: 874
Views: 90413

Re: Nicollet-Central Streetcar

After this disastrously long Nicollet re-do, it's going to take a long time for the DT businesses to get motivated to lose their street for another few years for a street car. I hope this happens in my lifetime though! The mall is being built ready for this streetcar line. Construction on Nicollet ...
by grrdanko
June 11th, 2017, 5:44 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Tenant Rights in Minnesota
Replies: 14
Views: 1351

Re: Tenant Rights in Minnesota

Do renters have any rights in terms of having power restored in a timely manner after an outage? Our power went out this morning, and Xcel just texted me saying it should be back on by 11am on June 14 . (!!!!) I never had to deal with a 3 day wait to have power restored growing up in a SFH. Your la...
by grrdanko
June 9th, 2017, 4:11 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nicollet Mall
Replies: 1383
Views: 168211

Re: Nicollet Mall Reconstruction Project

The concrete will be fine. The gum and staining can be easily pressure washed off.

DID is out late pressure washing sidewalks all the time.
by grrdanko
June 6th, 2017, 7:58 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News
Replies: 1099
Views: 180440

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

I know the forum hates encouraging people to drive, but I think that for some of these areas to thrive on non-game days, they need to bring down off-peak parking rates. Sure, it makes sense to charge $100 to park in the Mills Fleet Farm ramp on game day, and it probably makes sense to charge $15 du...
by grrdanko
May 24th, 2017, 7:15 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Century Plaza redevelopment - 330 South 12th St
Replies: 25
Views: 6744

Re: Century Plaza redevelopment - 330 South 12th St

Besides, there's still a giant, unused surface lot in that area. Maybe this renovation will kickstart some interest in building something bigger there. That lot is for sale along with the now vacant Christian Scientist Church building. http://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/blog/real_estate/2016/01/...
by grrdanko
April 29th, 2017, 8:57 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Tunnels!
Replies: 105
Views: 20897

Re: Tunnels!

by grrdanko
April 21st, 2017, 11:13 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)
Replies: 2371
Views: 259203

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

It frustrates me to no end. I don't mind having money funnel outstate to some extent, but when they're being vindictive to the core cities and declaring that the flow of money is from outstate to the metro (which, by population, is false) and acting on that rhetoric, I start becoming tempted to pus...
by grrdanko
March 16th, 2017, 9:16 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News
Replies: 1199
Views: 177363

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Target is planning on adding a liquor store at it's downtown store.

http://m.startribune.com/target-applies ... ection=%2F
by grrdanko
March 16th, 2017, 6:54 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: City living trends and predictions
Replies: 126
Views: 17017

Re: City living trends and predictions

Taskrabbit started up in Minneapolis today.
by grrdanko
March 16th, 2017, 11:43 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News
Replies: 1199
Views: 177363

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

There is one in 333 7th St too.
by grrdanko
March 14th, 2017, 2:43 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News
Replies: 1199
Views: 177363

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Very much so. As far as I know, all we've got for actual public bathrooms downtown are at Target Field Station (intermittently open, don't seem to have posted hours), the library (open decently late on weeknights, not so much on weekends), City Hall/Government Center (business hours) and the Common...

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