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by jtoemke
November 22nd, 2018, 11:16 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Eleven - 1111 West River Parkway - 41 stories / 550'
Replies: 313
Views: 79804

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: 11481

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 - 66th Street - General Topics
Replies: 274
Views: 36466

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 - 66th Street - General Topics
Replies: 274
Views: 36466

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 - 66th Street - General Topics
Replies: 274
Views: 36466

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 - St. Louis Park
Replies: 155
Views: 32070

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: 14907

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 - 519'
Replies: 2001
Views: 270083

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: 380
Views: 53484

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: 100
Views: 25692

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?
by jtoemke
October 29th, 2018, 8:35 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Gold Line BRT (Gateway Corridor)
Replies: 399
Views: 68971

Re: Gold Line BRT (Gateway Corridor)

[/quote] The concept of using downtown circulators to connect to suburban transit services has been tried and has failed [/quote] I don't know if you consider this to be the same thing, but I would guess that a solid 50% of Northstar riders get on Blue/Green Line after pulling in to Target Field. Ju...
by jtoemke
October 17th, 2018, 9:54 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)
Replies: 2384
Views: 272484

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

https://www.strongtowns.org/journal/201 ... essibility

nice article referencing the green line
by jtoemke
October 17th, 2018, 8:25 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Introductions
Replies: 155
Views: 33547

Re: Introductions

Well I didn't know this thread existed so I'll fill it out - My name is Josh and I'm an architect. Consequently all of my friends are architects and that's how I hear about things coming up the pipeline - because they designed them. I grew up in Milwaukee, hence the mke in my title - the first half ...
by jtoemke
October 17th, 2018, 6:42 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Grandview District - Edina
Replies: 98
Views: 19361

Re: Grandview District - Edina

Multimodal wrote:
October 16th, 2018, 9:43 pm
P.S. We need a thread on what our usernames means.

DanPatchToget? Tmart?

Or at least how you imagine your username is pronounced.
This.

And jobs. I'm curious if this is most people's hobby or life.
by jtoemke
October 16th, 2018, 1:48 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Theater Garage Marquee Apartments - (Franklin & Lyndale)
Replies: 543
Views: 64102

Re: Theater Garage Marquee Apartments - (Franklin & Lyndale)

Hey, construction guys! Is it possible to rescue a building with this sort of damage at a non-prohibitive cost? (And yes, I realized that "non-prohibitive" is a relative term.) They can shore up the foundations and stabilize the building, slightly similar to when Junction Flats damaged its neighbor...
by jtoemke
October 15th, 2018, 10:58 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: 80 Broadway St. NE
Replies: 10
Views: 2500

Re: 80 Broadway St. NE

grant1simons2 wrote:
October 15th, 2018, 10:42 am
Rents are actually decent
Can you point me to where that is on the website? Or did you email for more info. In which case, what are the rents like?

The bedrooms are pretty small. I haven't seen a 7'-11" dimension on a new build in a long time.
by jtoemke
October 11th, 2018, 7:14 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: The Expo - 215 2nd St SE (285' - 26 Stories)
Replies: 130
Views: 34076

Re: The Expo - 215 2nd St SE (285' - 26 Stories)

Almost 1200 new homes on three blocks? I'll take it.
by jtoemke
October 11th, 2018, 4:11 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: 1930 Hennepin Ave
Replies: 7
Views: 627

Re: 1930 Hennepin Ave

Curb cut needs to 100% be on Colfax. Pass.
by jtoemke
October 11th, 2018, 7:48 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Ford Site Redevelopment
Replies: 68
Views: 21727

Re: Ford Plant Redevelopment - Highland Park

1) I think the amount of housing units will be flexible - nobody will remember 15 years from now how many they were allowed. Maybe they will? Who knows.

2) I try to leave a positive comment on every urbanist strib article now without reading all the hateful ones. Its going medium.

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