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by Sacrelicio
February 5th, 2017, 2:06 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: 35W Freeway Lid and Air Rights Development
Replies: 138
Views: 15396

Re: 35W Freeway Lid and Air Rights Development

I'd be happy to start with a lid from 40th to 42nd: expand MLK Park and re-connect 40th across the void. Probably could extend it a bit on each end. I wouldn't want to do anything that would preclude adding a median BRT stop at 38th in the future though Not sure any kind of cap is possible south of...
by Sacrelicio
February 1st, 2017, 1:07 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: 35W Freeway Lid and Air Rights Development
Replies: 138
Views: 15396

Re: 35W Freeway Lid and Air Rights Development

Throwing in my hat to get a cap in south around 46th street. Hell, lid the whole thing from Diamond Lake Road to 35th street, then cut and cover into downtown. Anyone know of any specific plans for south Minneapolis, or anywhere else in the cities (other than 94 through Rondo and the downtown/west b...
by Sacrelicio
January 18th, 2017, 10:29 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis 311
Replies: 17
Views: 2577

Re: Minneapolis 311

One of my favorite pastimes is reporting "abandoned vehicles" that I notice near my apartment. I've gotten a couple towed but sometimes they stick a warning letter under the wipers and the owner usually moves it immediately, then I have to wait 3 more days before I report them again... I've had my ...
by Sacrelicio
January 17th, 2017, 2:31 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nordic House - 729 Washington Av N
Replies: 312
Views: 51831

Re: United North Loop Office Building - 729 Washington Av N

grant1simons2 wrote:There were railroads EVERYWHERE in North Loop
I knew there were some but not back there.
by Sacrelicio
January 17th, 2017, 10:56 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nordic House - 729 Washington Av N
Replies: 312
Views: 51831

Re: United North Loop Office Building - 729 Washington Av N

Project has been appealed by Herschel Lofts Homeowners Association and NNLL who have hired an attorney (I hope this doesn't indicate a court battle is in the offing). They primarily take issue with the section of the office building over the rail corridor, the presence of the parking ramp, and havi...
by Sacrelicio
January 17th, 2017, 10:50 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nordic House - 729 Washington Av N
Replies: 312
Views: 51831

Re: United North Loop Office Building - 729 Washington Av N

How many built residential projects have been granted a variance to exceed the downtown parking maximum? The Shamrock Portland project is the only one that comes to mind. Plenty of projects have been built without increasing the number of parking spaces downtown. Latitude 45, 100 Hennepin and Soo L...
by Sacrelicio
January 12th, 2017, 12:04 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: CPM North Loop Office Building - 419 Washington Ave N / 420 N 3rd St
Replies: 113
Views: 14705

Re: CPM North Loop Office Building - 419 Washington Ave N / 420 N 3rd St

I sort of blame architects racing to the bottom on fee for willing to be repeatedly bent over by developers. It's a terrible business model that exists in that part of the industry. On the other hand, when you propose something that requires approvals above and beyond what's allowed in the base zon...
by Sacrelicio
January 12th, 2017, 12:05 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: CPM North Loop Office Building - 419 Washington Ave N / 420 N 3rd St
Replies: 113
Views: 14705

Re: CPM North Loop Office Building - 419 Washington Ave N / 420 N 3rd St

grant1simons2 wrote:It's a bit different depending on the project I guess. Feel bad for the architects who spent multiple overnights working on perfecting a project, only for it to be killed off by a neighbor.
I'm not defending the "blocking my view" people, they're idiots.
by Sacrelicio
January 11th, 2017, 7:41 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: CPM North Loop Office Building - 419 Washington Ave N / 420 N 3rd St
Replies: 113
Views: 14705

Re: CPM North Loop Office Building - 419 Washington Ave N / 420 N 3rd St

Man it's a good thing development companies aren't the ones creating the files! You know designers aren't going into design for the money, right? Like screw you if you think that architects are still happy if a project dies. Those projects are like flowers. We care and care for them and want them t...
by Sacrelicio
January 11th, 2017, 5:55 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: CPM North Loop Office Building - 419 Washington Ave N / 420 N 3rd St
Replies: 113
Views: 14705

Re: CPM North Loop Office Building - 419 Washington Ave N / 420 N 3rd St

Wow, every time I open one of these files I'm blown away by how much effort and detail goes into each and every proposal. I can see developers and designers getting incredibly frustrated by NIMBYs after putting in all that work, only to get a response like "it'll block my view". Designers are getti...
by Sacrelicio
January 6th, 2017, 2:41 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News
Replies: 1130
Views: 155699

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Oof. http://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/news/2017/01/06/barnes-noble-leaving-nicollet-mall-space-this.html Not a good year for Minneapolis retail. I think the problem with downtown is that the retail is a lot of chain retail stuff that is struggling to survive everywhere, combined with high rent...
by Sacrelicio
December 31st, 2016, 4:30 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nordic House - 729 Washington Av N
Replies: 312
Views: 51831

Re: United North Loop Office Building - 729 Washington Av N

Hopefully when these tenants move into this office building, employees will move downtown and not require car use. If the ramp is not fully used, the next developer will include less and less parking in future projects. You can't force people to not use their cars, you have to let it happen organic...
by Sacrelicio
December 30th, 2016, 3:23 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nordic House - 729 Washington Av N
Replies: 312
Views: 51831

Re: United North Loop Office Building - 729 Washington Av N

For these commercial projects that have tenants that primarily don't live downtown or in the North Loop, I'm not sure the project would even be viable without the additional parking. The train doesn't really serve the neighborhood well and bus service is awful. Seems like it would be a tough sell t...
by Sacrelicio
December 30th, 2016, 2:15 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nordic House - 729 Washington Av N
Replies: 312
Views: 51831

Re: United North Loop Office Building - 729 Washington Av N

I actually think these projects are doing a good job of replacing the parking they're taking with spaces that are pretty hidden from view (short of putting them all underground, which isn't an option here). Even urban neighborhoods need some parking. The train by itself isn't a total solution for t...
by Sacrelicio
December 29th, 2016, 11:51 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nordic House - 729 Washington Av N
Replies: 312
Views: 51831

Re: United North Loop Office Building - 729 Washington Av N

Really bums me out how many of these projects include a huge pile of parking spaces. Waste of space, encourages car use. There's a shiny new train that services the area, and it's supposed to be an urban neighborhood. With projects like these in just don't think we're ever going to take this neighbo...
by Sacrelicio
December 20th, 2016, 5:04 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis Density and Population Growth (500k, etc)
Replies: 228
Views: 32197

Re: Minneapolis Density and Population Growth (500k, etc)

The fickleness of middle class white families when it comes to schools never ceases to amaze me. It's remarkable. I was a sub for MPS about 10 years ago, I went to almost every school in the system, and none of them were "bad." Some of them had some challenges but still had good kids and good teach...
by Sacrelicio
December 20th, 2016, 9:43 am
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis Density and Population Growth (500k, etc)
Replies: 228
Views: 32197

Re: Minneapolis Density and Population Growth (500k, etc)

talindsay wrote:Open enrollment - not much reason for people to get so freaky about their districts. It's moot anyway though, city mergers aren't on the horizon.
That and all of our school districts are pretty good in the region. This kind if stuff reeks of class and racial resentment.
by Sacrelicio
December 19th, 2016, 5:13 pm
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Minneapolis City Council and Park Board Elections 2017
Replies: 279
Views: 17036

Re: Minneapolis City Council and Park Board Elections 2017

grant1simons2 wrote:How do Barb and Blong not have a target on their backs? From people I've heard in the neighbrhood, they're fed up.
He has two challengers, Ellison and Raiesha Williams.

http://www.citypages.com/news/keith-ell ... /405057466
by Sacrelicio
December 19th, 2016, 9:44 am
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Minneapolis City Council and Park Board Elections 2017
Replies: 279
Views: 17036

Re: Minneapolis City Council and Park Board Elections 2017

VAStationDude wrote:He certainly knows how to hit a hyper woke urbanist male's erogenous zones.

Edit: he's a poor man's Jacob Frey.
Do you have any specific complaints?
by Sacrelicio
December 12th, 2016, 1:57 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Hennepin Avenue Reconstruction (Douglas to Lake St)
Replies: 104
Views: 10289

Re: Uptown General Topics & Development Map

Are we already assuming that the state and federal governments will kibosh any public transportation funding? I don't think cities should give up that easily.

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