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by jtoemke
December 4th, 2018, 2:21 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Iron Store - 528 Washington Ave N (Uncancelled)
Replies: 61
Views: 9426

Re: Iron Store - 528 Washington Ave N (Cancelled)

The floor plates suck for residential honestly. Super deep. Cutting a light well out of the center would help. Typical residential construction is around 64ft wide. Stretched to 80ft works but creates lots of dark corners in the units and is honestly pretty terrible. This one is 120ft on the shallo...
by jtoemke
December 4th, 2018, 12:20 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Iron Store - 528 Washington Ave N (Uncancelled)
Replies: 61
Views: 9426

Re: Iron Store - 528 Washington Ave N (Cancelled)

This could easily be a market-rate condo conversion, right? The floor plates suck for residential honestly. Super deep. Cutting a light well out of the center would help. Typical residential construction is around 64ft wide. Stretched to 80ft works but creates lots of dark corners in the units and ...
by jtoemke
December 4th, 2018, 12:07 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map
Replies: 1730
Views: 280536

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

This week's Planning Commission submissions: Outside Downtown — Units: 243 Parking Spaces: 125 Ratio: 0.514 park/unit Bike Parking Spaces: 244 Ratio: 1.00 bike park/unit Downtown — Units: 1082 Parking Spaces: 991 Ratio: 0.915 park/unit Bike Parking Spaces: 806 Ratio: .745 bike park/unit Was there a...
by jtoemke
December 4th, 2018, 7:06 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4468
Views: 403185

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

The estimated end-to-end travel time is just under 32 minutes [1] , though I haven't had any luck finding documents that break that down by station. That actually seems super competitive. Even to driving honestly - especially at rush hour traffic speeds. If I could guarantee myself a solid half hou...
by jtoemke
December 3rd, 2018, 9:13 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Iron Store - 528 Washington Ave N (Uncancelled)
Replies: 61
Views: 9426

Re: North Loop Neighborhood

I'm happy/sad about this.

Affordable housing here would be good but the floor plans and building layout was awful, tons of windowless bedrooms, no retail, parking on Washington..etc.

Hope someone else picks this up.
by jtoemke
December 1st, 2018, 4:00 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4468
Views: 403185

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

I went. Although this project is an absolute dog and pretty late getting going, its nice to finally see some dirt getting moved (literally). I need to get more pictures of the route and maintenance facility area before the construction really starts. Its going to look very different in just a few y...
by jtoemke
December 1st, 2018, 3:59 pm
Forum: Photography
Topic: Family Dollar picture request/suggestion
Replies: 2
Views: 399

Re: Family Dollar picture request/suggestion

Great to see these lots being filled in. That view is gorgeous. My thoughts: 1) This stretch of trench between LaSalle and 3rd seems like it would be super easy to cap. 2) Capping that would probably lead to the rapid gentrification of Steven's Square which is definitely a huge hidden gem. 3) Are th...
by jtoemke
November 30th, 2018, 10:20 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: The Amp House (3255 Garfield)
Replies: 66
Views: 8698

Re: The Amp House (3255 Garfield)

amiller92 wrote:
November 30th, 2018, 10:01 am
Not sure about the wisdom of having the lobby/entrance in between the buildings like that.
Avoids corridors.

I like this building a lot.
by jtoemke
November 27th, 2018, 4:57 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan
Replies: 197
Views: 23053

Re: Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan

I'd disagree that a 30'x60' house is average. That's a beast! For comparison, my nicely sized 1912 house is about 1200sf finished over two floors -- your layout is three times that size. I went to the Wedge and used google maps to measure a couple. Maybe they're duplexes haha - you're right it's bi...
by jtoemke
November 27th, 2018, 2:46 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan
Replies: 197
Views: 23053

Re: Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan

So call me a nerd but on a whim over my lunch today, I decided to use the dimensions of an average older Minneapolis home (used 30'-0" x 60'-0") and do the first layout I thought of that would fill the space with a triplex. Figured I might as well share it. This was the result: Unit A - 1530 sf - 3 ...
by jtoemke
November 22nd, 2018, 11:16 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Eleven (Ryan Condo Tower) - 1111 West River Parkway - 41 stories / 550'
Replies: 243
Views: 41258

Re: Eleven (Ryan Condo Tower) - 1111 West River Parkway - 48 stories / 550'

The quote that prices will remain confidential is interesting. I guess its like when you go to a bar/restaurant and there are no prices listed - if you have to ask, you can't afford it.
by jtoemke
November 22nd, 2018, 11:09 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Hennepin Avenue Reconstruction (Douglas to Lake St)
Replies: 104
Views: 10682

Re: Hennepin Avenue Reconstruction / E Line (Uptown to Downtown)

The stretch of Hennepin south of Lake is open again. I happened to be there yesterday picking up a book at Magers & Quin. There were half a dozen cars parked in the new bike lanes between Lake and 31st. There was also a traffic cop giving them tickets. This is the first time I have seen a traffic c...
by jtoemke
November 17th, 2018, 9:15 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Richfield - General Topics - 66th Street
Replies: 199
Views: 22607

Re: Richfield - General Topics - 66th Street

Interesting. Aren't most of the classic brick brownstones wood frame construction? Around Stevens Square, etc. Brick in those cases are used structurally - and the wood frame is just for delineation of space. Nowadays its the opposite, with brick acting as a rainscreen and the wood giving the build...
by jtoemke
November 16th, 2018, 12:22 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Richfield - General Topics - 66th Street
Replies: 199
Views: 22607

Re: Richfield - General Topics - 66th Street

Which makes me wonder why everyone doesn't just throw up brick. It seems to be the least offensive of materials, and conveys an appearance of quality people are after. The material costs are similar but the labor costs for installation are usually wayyyy more. It takes like 3x as long as metal pane...
by jtoemke
November 16th, 2018, 8:28 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Richfield - General Topics - 66th Street
Replies: 199
Views: 22607

Re: Richfield - General Topics - 66th Street

Rendering posted to the city website (http://www.richfieldmn.gov/departments/community-development/redevelopment): https://i.imgur.com/emptwN6.jpg I gather this view would be from the middle of 66th facing northeast from just west of Russell alignment. I think in real life the Fraser retaining wall...
by jtoemke
November 8th, 2018, 7:41 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Wooddale Station Area / PLACE Proposal - St. Louis Park
Replies: 146
Views: 18926

Re: Wooddale Station Area / PLACE Proposal - St. Louis Park

That's great - GO SLP!
by jtoemke
November 8th, 2018, 7:38 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Rice Creek Commons (TCAAP site) - Arden Hills
Replies: 89
Views: 14232

Re: Rice Creek Commons (TCAAP site) - Arden Hills

Potentially unpopular opinion - I'm kind of meh about it. I have mixed feelings. If it prevents people from building even further out into the land surrounding the wilderness, then cool. If these 1200 units could be accomplished somehow another 5 miles closer where transit access is already establis...
by jtoemke
November 7th, 2018, 6:29 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: RBC Gateway (Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 503'
Replies: 1963
Views: 239331

Re: Gateway Tower (RBC/Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 503'

The skyway destroys the symmetry of Marquette Plaza. Do we really need one more excuse to never go outside.
by jtoemke
November 7th, 2018, 7:18 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Amtrak Empire Builder and Intercity Rail to Chicago
Replies: 357
Views: 42109

Re: Amtrak Empire Builder and Intercity Rail to Chicago

Alright, Wisconsin now has a guaranteed 4 years with a Democrat as governor. I say we crank this rail corridor up a notch.
by jtoemke
October 31st, 2018, 6:17 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Buzza Lofts of Uptown
Replies: 99
Views: 23132

Re: Buzza Lofts of Uptown

Just to catch me up, does phase 1 remain income restricted after five years? Or will both of these now be market rate buildings?

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