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by Avian
November 14th, 2014, 12:49 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Target Field Station (the Hotel) & Target Field Station (the Station)
Replies: 1016
Views: 139104

Re: United Properties Target Field Station Development

nordeast homer wrote:...put in an Ace Hardware or something that is lacking in the area...
Gardner Hardware. http://www.gardnerhardwareco.com/ Since 1884!

But I do agree with the rest of your post. :)
by Avian
November 11th, 2014, 3:14 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: TCF Bank Building Redevelopment
Replies: 384
Views: 68054

Re: TCF Bank Building Redevelopment

There are too many variables to predict a height. So I will... :) If they do go for 600,000 sf build out then perhaps the best guess is that the floor plates would be considerably smaller than 25,000 sq. ft. They have already said they will keep the existing 17-story tower. If they do not physically...
by Avian
November 11th, 2014, 1:44 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Accessory Dwelling Units
Replies: 126
Views: 18437

Re: Accessory Dwelling Units

I may be wrong but I don't see the ADU-above-the-new-detached-garage is going to be common. One of the biggest expenses is running new plumbing and sewer connections, and in Minneapolis those main sewer lines are usually in the street. In a worst-case scenario you'll be trenching 100 feet or more to...
by Avian
November 10th, 2014, 11:48 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: RBC Gateway (Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 519'
Replies: 2001
Views: 269306

Re: Nicollet Hotel Block

Johnson/Burgee were the architects along with Edward Baker Associates as the local architects of record (Baker was later liquidated). The contractor was Turner Construction, one of today's biggest contractors. They also worked on the Burj Khalifa.

http://www.turnerconstruction.com/
by Avian
November 3rd, 2014, 2:20 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Rumors: A Historical Record of Mystery
Replies: 1114
Views: 92865

Re: Rumors!

I'd advise everyone to relax. The (presumably) Mid-East investors have little chance to make that somewhat bizarre hotel a reality. Someone leaked the images and no one is going to jail for it.
by Avian
November 1st, 2014, 8:21 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Rumors: A Historical Record of Mystery
Replies: 1114
Views: 92865

Re: Rumors!

FranklinAveFixation wrote:This is a hoax.. right??
Not in the least. But it won't get built.
by Avian
October 22nd, 2014, 10:16 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Rumors: A Historical Record of Mystery
Replies: 1114
Views: 92865

Re: Rumors!

I can easily accept that this would be the choice by Hennepin County. It's certainly "interesting.' Maybe you and I have differing perceptions about their taste levels. Hennepin is a county that prides itself on being cutting edge. Within reason, of course. But granting an international developer th...
by Avian
October 22nd, 2014, 3:10 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Rumors: A Historical Record of Mystery
Replies: 1114
Views: 92865

Re: Rumors!

That grainy rendering is authentic as far as I know. I saw the same one earlier this year from a reliable source. I have strong doubts that it will be the design that is ultimately selected though.
by Avian
October 13th, 2014, 6:55 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Boarding Houses
Replies: 17
Views: 1276

Re: Boarding Houses

There are quite a few SRO buildings in the Twin Cities already, with shared baths and a central kitchen where food is served to the residents. They are part of the GRH program run by the state. They are privately owned but many receive all of their funding from the public and some of them make a tid...
by Avian
October 6th, 2014, 10:02 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Orchestra Hall
Replies: 182
Views: 25498

Re: Orchestra Hall

strib has brought back a regular architectural review column. first up was the orchestra hall revamp. http://www.startribune.com/lifestyle/278047101.html To which I wholeheartedly agree. The new lobby is "nice." And a bit boring. It hardly lives up to the stellar hall. Not great for an orchestra of...
by Avian
October 2nd, 2014, 1:18 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Let's establish some rules on rumors?
Replies: 100
Views: 4265

Re: Let's establish some rules on rumors?

I need to say something. First of all, I never thought anyone was calling me a "liar." That was said by someone else. Second, I've always tried to preface any behind-the-scenes news with a general reminder that oftentimes many of these planned projects don't get built or are drastically changed. I a...
by Avian
September 26th, 2014, 5:36 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Rumors: A Historical Record of Mystery
Replies: 1114
Views: 92865

Re: Opus Ritz Block Development

1. Is Lord & Taylor really scouting for a site in downtown or was that just a made-up scenario? You'd have to ask Avian. Frankly, it all sounds a bit rumor-ish, if none of this ever leaked to the media. :| At this point I may never again respond, so I'll just say this. I have been privy to informat...
by Avian
September 25th, 2014, 12:46 pm
Forum: Updates - Announcements - Problems - Suggestions
Topic: Forum Maintenance & Technical Issues
Replies: 357
Views: 45819

Re: Site Uptime

The site keeps re-setting for me as well.
by Avian
September 25th, 2014, 12:45 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: South Quarter Phase IV: The Rose (Portland & Franklin)
Replies: 71
Views: 14427

Re: South Quarter - (Franklin Avenue & Portland Avenue)

The site has been dug up and the trees are down today.
by Avian
September 24th, 2014, 2:42 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Rumors: A Historical Record of Mystery
Replies: 1114
Views: 92865

Re: Opus Ritz Block Development

I like your idea for Lord & Taylor. Better than a Walgreens.

Anyway, I would hope Opus would include a major retail component if they go with the residential towers. If not, that would be pretty short-sighted of them.
by Avian
September 24th, 2014, 1:56 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Rumors: A Historical Record of Mystery
Replies: 1114
Views: 92865

Re: Opus Ritz Block Development

TommyT wrote:Confirmed?
That's what was all over the news in June. If it changes, it changes.
by Avian
September 24th, 2014, 1:09 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Rumors: A Historical Record of Mystery
Replies: 1114
Views: 92865

Re: Opus Ritz Block Development

Silophant wrote:...and Lord & Taylor would consider renovating and moving into the soon-to-be vacant Saks space.
The Saks space is being taken by an upscale Walgreens.
by Avian
September 23rd, 2014, 5:45 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Rumors: A Historical Record of Mystery
Replies: 1114
Views: 92865

Re: Opus Ritz Block Development

That rumor is hedged so much that it was bound to be true. In other words, completely worthless. I for one don't think it's worthless to talk about what's going on behind the scenes of potentially major projects. Yes, there is a Norman Foster design for the Ritz Block. I could even describe it. Yes...
by Avian
September 23rd, 2014, 9:43 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: South Quarter Phase IV: The Rose (Portland & Franklin)
Replies: 71
Views: 14427

Re: South Quarter - (Franklin Avenue & Portland Avenue)

Finally, some work...
Concrete barricades were put in place overnight. This morning workers were installing construction fencing.
by Avian
September 21st, 2014, 12:05 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: LPM Apartments - (376' - 36 Stories)
Replies: 1522
Views: 239633

Re: LPM Apartments - (376' - 36 Stories)

bapster2006 wrote:Occupancy last night:
I suspect most of those "occupied" apartments are empty. Towers like this often turn on the lights as a PR move to create buzz about the building. There are few, if any people moving around in those apartments yet.

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