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by Aville_37
February 24th, 2015, 9:05 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Episcopal Homes Loring Park
Replies: 38
Views: 6453

Re: Episcopal Homes Loring Park

Nice infill that works well with the architecture of the older buildings in the area, and contributes to the character of the neighborhood. They are doing it right with this project. Totally agree John. I am sure that fact also lies in part to the strong neighborhood association that stresses that ...
by Aville_37
February 24th, 2015, 9:01 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: City Club Apartments - 1000 Marquette Ave (Handicraft Building)
Replies: 363
Views: 47057

Re: 10th & Marquette Development

Really mixed feelings about this. I am very happy that this part of town is attracting new development and the remaining Handicraft building will hopefully get some TLC. However, despise the idea of the building attached to the Handicraft Building. along Marquette being torn down and some of the las...
by Aville_37
January 30th, 2015, 7:46 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: DTE: Wells Fargo, Radisson Red, Edition Apts & Millwright Building
Replies: 2903
Views: 359088

Re: Downtown East Project (Ryan Companies / Wells Fargo)

Are they still going ahead with the residential building directly across from the jail? It's weird, in recent posts/images regarding the park - the building isn't mentioned/shown. The more I think about it - I am for that building. Having the park dead end with the jail across the street would creat...
by Aville_37
January 30th, 2015, 12:34 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: The Wedge Table (2412 Nicollet Ave)
Replies: 6
Views: 2032

Re: The Wedge Table (2412 Nicollet Ave)

Overall liked it too - especially the ability to grab some food and sit down. Agree selection is pretty limited and prices seem a bit high. Hoping they also add more selection and some new prepared food items compared to the same old standards you can already get at the Wedge.
by Aville_37
January 30th, 2015, 12:31 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Nicollet Ave / Eat Street - Whittier, Stevens, Loring Park
Replies: 163
Views: 24014

Re: Nicollet Avenue in Stevens Square/Loring Park

Amazing views of downtown/downtown skyline too!! Fingers crossed!! Some action needs to happen along Nicollet South of Grant up to Franklin...
by Aville_37
January 30th, 2015, 12:22 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nolo Flats - (602 1st St N)
Replies: 90
Views: 19524

Re: 602 Condominiums - (602 1st St N)

Final prices haven’t been set but are expected to range from $900,000 to $3 million...“The market is really strong right now and there’s a real dearth of choices for people,” Gunsbury said. “We see this as really fulfilling a need in the market.” Laugh! How about a need for affordable housing in the...
by Aville_37
January 27th, 2015, 10:16 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News
Replies: 1146
Views: 158053

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Does anyone know what other retailer may be signing on for the other space? While I'd love to see non-outlet/discount stores move into downtown, it's a start! Thoughts about making City Center a discount/outlet mall for downtown? I'd imagine it would do well if kept up. Could also see other non-disc...
by Aville_37
January 24th, 2015, 9:39 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Gateway Tower (RBC/Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 503'
Replies: 1946
Views: 227958

Re: Nicollet Hotel Block

I have to read the articles in more detail about the city's decision, but my automatic response is that the these local, established developers have the city officials wrapped around their fingers and the city isn't willing to take a chance on someone new. Look at the boondagle with the parking ramp...
by Aville_37
January 13th, 2015, 12:36 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Millworks Lofts - (4041 Hiawatha Ave)
Replies: 16
Views: 3329

Millworks Lofts - (4041 Hiawatha Ave)

Seems promising. More apartments planned. I think Hiawatha still has a lot of potential...

http://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/m ... plans.html
by Aville_37
January 3rd, 2015, 9:18 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Franklin Avenue, 3rd Avenue & 10th Avenue Bridge Projects
Replies: 22
Views: 2733

Third Avenue, 10th Avenue and Franklin Avenue bridges.

http://www.startribune.com/local/minneapolis/286518861.html Repairs to 3 historic bridges. The article mentions that cost estimates for the Franklin Avenue Bridge includes pedestrian lighting. I plan to write to the engineer for the 3rd Avenue Bridge about incorporating historic pedestrian lighting ...
by Aville_37
December 20th, 2014, 2:02 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Five15 on the Park - 515 15th Avenue South
Replies: 187
Views: 39869

Re: Five15 on the Park - 515 15th Avenue South

Nice to see this area finally getting some attention from the city in terms of improvements to the streetscape, etc. and also from developers.
by Aville_37
December 16th, 2014, 10:48 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Gateway Tower (RBC/Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 503'
Replies: 1946
Views: 227958

Re: Nicollet Hotel Block

The Hancock has retail/dining at its base as well as an observation deck. The Empire State Building IS iconic and also allows access to an observation deck. PUBLIC access.
by Aville_37
December 16th, 2014, 10:44 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Nord Haus - 315 1st Ave NE (208' - 20 Stories)
Replies: 616
Views: 97708

Re: Superior Plating site

All I can say is no,no, no to another multilevel retail development in this area. The area's strength and charm is the small, largely independent stores at street level that create a great pedestrian/shopping experience. Riverplace/St. Anthony Main previously failed at their attempts to creating an ...
by Aville_37
December 16th, 2014, 10:35 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Gateway Tower (RBC/Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 503'
Replies: 1946
Views: 227958

Re: Nicollet Hotel Block

Again, while also a fan of the Duval proposal - people keep referring to the atrium as having the potential to be as successful as the Crystal Court. The IDS and Crystal Court, however, are basically located in and connect the city core and owe much of their success to that fact. The Duval atrium, h...
by Aville_37
December 13th, 2014, 10:37 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Gateway Tower (RBC/Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 503'
Replies: 1946
Views: 227958

Re: Nicollet Hotel Block

Thoughts: First - is anyone else a little disappointed that the city isn't going with a signature park on this lot? The city still needs more green space and a place for large gatherings/events - we've all noted that Peavey is ill designed to accommodate large events, and the Commons will undoubtedl...
by Aville_37
December 9th, 2014, 10:40 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Gateway Tower (RBC/Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 503'
Replies: 1946
Views: 227958

Re: Nicollet Hotel Block

Hopeful we get something great here, but also skeptical having followed some recent grand designs for other projects that have been been dwindled down due to cost constraints or harsh feedback/opposition from the community.
by Aville_37
November 30th, 2014, 9:08 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Holidazzle Market
Replies: 148
Views: 11810

Re: Downtown Minneapolis - General Topics

They were letting people in for free Friday before 4pm so we lucked out. We immediate experienced a big problem: the space is no place for a stroller. Frankly, the layout wasn't very well thought out for families. Even families with older kids had trouble keeping them in the narrow lines between bo...
by Aville_37
November 21st, 2014, 10:57 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Holidazzle Market
Replies: 148
Views: 11810

Re: Downtown Minneapolis - General Topics

Didier wrote::
I apologize - I guess you caught me in one of my moments when I first responded. Must be that time of month. My "snarky" response wasn't specifically addressed to you, but like others have said, just general snarky posts on here at general.
by Aville_37
November 21st, 2014, 11:29 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Holidazzle Market
Replies: 148
Views: 11810

Re: Downtown Minneapolis - General Topics

I had a general question. Didn't assume they didn't have a plan. Thinking I am going to stop posting/responding on this site. It's an ok site to check into once in a while to find some real information about projects but most of the time people have snarky remarks about other's posts. Also seems lik...
by Aville_37
November 20th, 2014, 8:45 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Holidazzle Market
Replies: 148
Views: 11810

Re: Downtown Minneapolis - General Topics

$3/weekeday, $6/weekends? I still am not a fan of paying a fee, especially since the city paid a bunch of money to go towards this and then you will likely be spending money on drinks, foods, etc. once in. I think they should've designed a commemorative pin that you purchase that gets in you like a ...

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