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by GILBball
June 7th, 2018, 7:28 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Thrivent Headquarters Block - 6th St and Portland Ave
Replies: 127
Views: 20600

Re: Thrivent Headquarters Block - 6th St and Portland Ave

The buildings are both fine and I look forward to seeing them built, but that driveway in the middle is HUGE. You could fit a whole 4th building in there! Seems like a crazy waste of space. Do they really need it to cut all the way through the block?
by GILBball
May 20th, 2018, 12:09 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Minneapolis Armory
Replies: 361
Views: 49766

Re: Minneapolis Armory

downtowndweller wrote:
April 6th, 2018, 5:25 pm
Has anyone seen plans for landscaping? I hope they are just waiting for winter to be over and not just leave it as is.
For those who haven't been by recently, the current landscaping is an ocean of wood chips. It looks really bad and I hope it isn't their long-term plan.
by GILBball
May 8th, 2018, 7:47 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Southside - General Topics
Replies: 944
Views: 122579

Re: Southside - General Topics

MNdible wrote:
March 15th, 2018, 9:16 am
In preparation to add 1,250 employees to their Home Mortgage campus, Wells Fargo is proposing to significantly expand their parking structure.

Planning Commission PDF here.
Wells Fargo's not really wasting much time. This looks like they've started going at it with gusto.
by GILBball
April 21st, 2018, 2:38 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Hunt Electric site - 2300 Territorial Rd
Replies: 4
Views: 1663

Re: Hunt Electric site - 2300 Territorial Rd

Pretty sure this is well under way. Seems quite big. I counted four(?) cranes for this one.
by GILBball
April 12th, 2018, 12:19 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Prospect Park - General Topics
Replies: 176
Views: 29935

Re: Prospect Park - General Topics

With all the excitement of the grocery store opening today I should mention that plans for a 2nd grocery store on Malcolm just north of the transit-way continue to move forward. The most recent plans I have seen show a 2 level grocery store/restaurant at the base of a 12 story apartment tower with ...
by GILBball
April 5th, 2018, 7:44 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Art and Architecture Building Development - 3338 University Ave SE - 14 Stories / 155'
Replies: 95
Views: 14008

Re: Prospect Park - General Topics

I am all about this project. Apartments, condos, small retail, offices, historic rehab, a building with CURVES(!!!). I like it a lot. I expect they'll get some pushback about it taking away from the Witches Hat, but Prospect Park has been pretty open to development along University, so I hope this c...
by GILBball
April 5th, 2018, 7:35 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 1410 Loring - 1400 Nicollet Ave. (Market BBQ redevelopment)
Replies: 43
Views: 7664

Re: Market Bar-B-Que Apartment project - 1400 Nicollet

I like the LaSalle side as well, and the orange siding is totally fine by me, but the huge expanses of white panels are pretty disappointing. However, I like that the retail spaces look to be smaller. I hope they fill in quickly and we don't have a case of a landlord holding out for 3 years for the ...
by GILBball
March 13th, 2018, 12:36 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Minnetonka Area – General Topics
Replies: 154
Views: 18457

Re: Minnetonka Area – General Topics

Something fairly large looking going up on the SE corner of 394 and Hopkins Crossroad. I don't recall hearing much about this. Apartments? Syngenta expansion?
by GILBball
February 17th, 2018, 5:45 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: North Loop Neighborhood
Replies: 1009
Views: 160047

Re: North Loop Neighborhood

The parking garage on 10th ave is really going up quickly. I wouldn't be surprised if it's open by late spring or early summer. Turns out, when a building is mostly just pre-cast cement or whatever, it doesn't actually take very long to assemble...
by GILBball
February 17th, 2018, 5:42 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: The Link at Prospect Park - 2929 University Ave SE
Replies: 202
Views: 32627

Re: The Link at Prospect Park - 2929 University Ave SE

Also the low rise portion that opened a few months ago is apparently not leasing well, like 12 units leased so far. Let's hope that picks up when it's finished. I think some of these projects that are near-ish to the U might have problems like this for a while. With the projects over here, even tho...
by GILBball
January 18th, 2018, 12:56 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: North Loop Neighborhood
Replies: 1009
Views: 160047

Re: North Loop Neighborhood

Sounds like a new project was unveiled to the neighborhood last night:

http://www.journalmpls.com/news/develop ... orth-loop//
by GILBball
January 4th, 2018, 10:20 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News
Replies: 1472
Views: 151973

Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

Something up with Heyday? It's been closed the last two nights when I've passed by, but nothing noted on their website.
by GILBball
December 2nd, 2017, 4:09 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: East End / Thresher Square / Trader Joes - 713 Washington Ave S
Replies: 404
Views: 71573

Re: East End / Thresher Square / Trader Joes - 713 Washington Ave S

The siding on this is a little odd looking close up, but from a distance it looks really cool. Seems to shimmer, sort of - a lot like the wind wall at Target Field.
by GILBball
December 2nd, 2017, 4:08 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nordic House - 729 Washington Av N
Replies: 312
Views: 51830

Re: Nordic House - 729 Washington Av N

Tower crane up for this today.
by GILBball
November 7th, 2017, 12:44 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown (and LynLake) Development & General Topics
Replies: 1034
Views: 132053

Re: Uptown General Topics & Development Map

Any word on what's going on at Lyndale and 28th, behind the Subway? Seems like a very substantial renovation.
by GILBball
November 6th, 2017, 4:56 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Target Field Station (the Hotel) & Target Field Station (the Station)
Replies: 998
Views: 130638

Re: Target Field / Station and United Properties hotel development

Looks like they've started pushing dirt around for this.
by GILBball
October 4th, 2017, 12:34 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: The Expo - 215 2nd St SE (285' - 26 Stories)
Replies: 111
Views: 19152

Re: Doran/General Mills Development - 215 2nd St SE (284' - 26 Stories)

I haven't figured out how I feel about the tower yet. Some of the balconies look a little...precarious? Diving board-y? I like the mid-rise portion a lot, however. It looks like some real high-quality stuff.
by GILBball
October 4th, 2017, 12:27 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Mozaic (all phases)
Replies: 581
Views: 71457

Re: Mozaic (all phases)

I haven't seen it mentioned anywhere yet, but there is a tower crane up at this site.
by GILBball
September 29th, 2017, 12:16 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Sons of Norway block redevelopment - 1455 Lake St W
Replies: 129
Views: 18679

Re: Sons of Norway block redevelopment - 1455 Lake St W

I like it quite a bit, and with a few changes I'd even be prepared to like it a lot. I'd love to see maybe just one or two more floors on the Lake St building, just to give it a little more prominence compared to the buildings around it. Also, I like the lighthouse looking building, but would love t...

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