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by alexschief
August 30th, 2018, 1:00 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Northside - General Topics
Replies: 273
Views: 49482

Re: Northside - General Topics

Just one to two blocks away from the future D-Line route that would hopefully be a trigger for the future phases of development that are conceptualized. What an exciting vision, I hope they are successful in carrying it out. I also imagine there might be some city support available if they hit hiccu...
by alexschief
August 28th, 2018, 2:20 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: D Line - Chicago-Fremont/Emerson Rapid Bus
Replies: 138
Views: 12204

Re: D Line - Chicago-Fremont/Emerson Rapid Bus

The D-Line will be frequent and fast, but I'm not sure it's frequent and fast enough to act as a getaway vehicle after committing crimes.
by alexschief
August 17th, 2018, 10:35 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Southside - General Topics
Replies: 899
Views: 113765

Re: Southside - General Topics

I'll be really fascinated to see what these units rent for. They're small, the location isn't trendy, and the building is being built with no structured parking. This should be a good test of just how affordable market rate housing can be in the MSP urban core market.
by alexschief
August 11th, 2018, 9:44 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Malcolm Yards Phase One (food hall, apartment buildings, grocery store)
Replies: 9
Views: 1242

Re: Malcolm Yards Phase One (food hall, apartment buildings, grocery store)

This'll be big - it's worth its own topic. Has anyone heard anything about what grocery it would be? 33k square feet is kind of a weird size - too big for an Aldi or Trader Joe's (not that another Trader Joe's would happen in Minneapolis, as they would have to sacrifice the liquor store) but too sm...
by alexschief
August 7th, 2018, 9:34 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: DTE: Wells Fargo, Radisson Red, Edition Apts & Millwright Building
Replies: 2903
Views: 353250

Re: DTE: Wells Fargo, Radisson Red, Edition Apts & Millwright Building

... above a massive parking ramp. Incorrect, it's on the sliver of grass on the south side of the parking ramp. Facts still matter. Their exercise was about making a Class-A downtown office building Net Zero, they don't own that ramp, nor was this an exercise about making everyone who works in the ...
by alexschief
July 31st, 2018, 6:36 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Harlem Irving and CA Ventures - 240 Hennepin Ave - 23 stories - 256'
Replies: 54
Views: 6133

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Yeah, the city pushed back on the nearly (more than?) 2:1 parking ratio of Eclipse, but I don't think they'll fight about a 1:1 ratio. And, to be honest, if it's all underground and the entrances aren't too egregious, I don't really care. The developer can do whatever they want - it's their money t...
by alexschief
July 30th, 2018, 10:26 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Harlem Irving and CA Ventures - 240 Hennepin Ave - 23 stories - 256'
Replies: 54
Views: 6133

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Sounds like the Eclipse lot is getting a very Stanton-esque proposal. Maybe Irving will clad it in black glass as a tribute. Hope the city pushes back hard on the parking count, this is a site with a tremendous amount of transit and bike/ped accessibility. At the Sawatdee site, BKV's buildings are n...
by alexschief
July 27th, 2018, 12:25 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Gateway Tower (RBC/Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 503'
Replies: 1782
Views: 196219

Re: Gateway Tower (RBC Plaza Jr.) - 30 stories - 458'

The mix of uses got worse, but the design got better. Unfortunately these two things seem directly and inversely related on this project. But there's a recent example in Philadelphia, the mixed use FMC Tower , which has very obvious office and residential sections, with a simple and effective massin...
by alexschief
July 24th, 2018, 7:29 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Eleven (Ryan Condo Tower) - 1111 West River Parkway - 48 stories / 550'
Replies: 157
Views: 20970

Re: Eleven (Ryan Condo Tower) - 1111 West River Parkway - 43 stories / 526'

Pardon me while I play a mournful tune on my extremely small violin. There are very obvious solutions to this problem, and they involve the developers paying the owners of the Padilla and the Red Cross buildings for access or ownership of part of their parking lots. They could extend the Dinkytown G...
by alexschief
July 23rd, 2018, 3:11 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News and Current Happenings
Replies: 2164
Views: 197526

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

(and since new development continues to open along transit, like the 200+ students moving into The Hub directly across from the East Bank Station, we might fairly expect a slight increase in the percentages). I wonder if that shift does have a noticeable impact on bus ridership? I have to imagine t...
by alexschief
July 20th, 2018, 5:17 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News and Current Happenings
Replies: 2164
Views: 197526

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

Halfway through the year, a ridership update from Metro Transit . Overall, ridership is down 2.6% compared with this time last year. That's due to a pretty alarming 4.6% drop in bus ridership. MSP had so far been doing decently compared with the national slump in bus ridership, but that may not be t...
by alexschief
July 20th, 2018, 7:26 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: St. Paul Office Market
Replies: 76
Views: 12973

Re: St. Paul Office Market

Finance and Commerce profiled the 428 Minnesota building. Photos and building details, including that a coffee shop is expected to take a first floor retail space.
by alexschief
July 12th, 2018, 7:35 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: The Expo - 215 2nd St SE (285' - 26 Stories)
Replies: 84
Views: 12377

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

That’s one of the biggest frustrations I have with a lot of recent projects. I understand the economics of it, but good urban design comes from variety at the ground level. These massive, single block developments with setbacks from the street and little retail are not progressing the city towards a...
by alexschief
July 12th, 2018, 1:11 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Art and Architecture Building Redevelopment - 3338 University Ave SE - 14 Stories / ~155'
Replies: 85
Views: 11043

Re: Art and Architecture Building Redevelopment - 3338 University Ave SE - 14 Stories / ~155'

The view from the base of the Witch's Hat Tower looking westward towards downtown Minneapolis is absolutely a public benefit and should be preserved within reason. If Pratt Elementary sells out in favor of a twenty story condo tower, there's a good case for denying that. But this project blocks a vi...
by alexschief
July 12th, 2018, 7:18 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Calhoun Towers - 3430 List Place (2x 281' - 24 stories)
Replies: 57
Views: 6131

Re: Calhoun Towers - 3430 List Place (2x 281' - 24 stories)

Phase .......... Commencement .......... Completion Date .......... Description Phase A ....... Early 2019-2020 .......... 2022 ........................... 243 unit, 26 story tower Phase B ....... 2022-2024 .................. 2026 ........................... 256 unit, 26 story tower Phase C ....... ...
by alexschief
July 3rd, 2018, 11:35 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Rush Line Corridor BRT
Replies: 479
Views: 44939

Re: Rush Line Corridor BRT

It’s usually a mistake to add little detours and digressions to routes. They serve people getting on and off at that digression better, but they frustrate and delay people traveling through that point. The 21 bus makes a probably defensible detour onto University to hit the Green Line LRT station, a...
by alexschief
July 1st, 2018, 12:01 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map
Replies: 1568
Views: 244273

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

That entire block is my white whale for Minneapolis development. GMP needs full enclosure!
by alexschief
June 27th, 2018, 11:19 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Loring Park Neighborhood
Replies: 76
Views: 12412

Re: Loring Park Neighborhood

Philly has permanent rainbow crosswalks in a area of Center City that is colloquially referred to as “the Gayborhood.”
by alexschief
June 25th, 2018, 6:19 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News and Current Happenings
Replies: 2164
Views: 197526

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

Oh, you're right about Nicollet Mall construction, that's clearly the reason and I forgot about it already.

This Met Council data is probably from September or October of 2017 then, since those are the two months that the APTA shows had the highest weekday ridership.

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