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by nordeast homer
December 27th, 2012, 11:29 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nic on Fifth - (290' - 26 Stories)
Replies: 1033
Views: 183688

Re: Nic on Fifth - (455 Nicollet Mall)

Maybe we could take out the sidewalks and add more bike lanes, that would certainly spur more street life.
by nordeast homer
December 22nd, 2012, 4:23 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 222 & Whole Foods - (222 Hennepin Avenue)
Replies: 577
Views: 86170

Re: 222 & Whole Foods - (222 Hennepin Avenue)

I drove past this yesterday and maybe it's just me, but this looks smaller in person that I thought it was going to. Even for 6 stories it seems short. I wonder if it's just that it's a full block that makes it look that way? Anyone else get that impression?
by nordeast homer
December 21st, 2012, 12:02 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Apartment Construction Boom (2011-??)
Replies: 334
Views: 37592

Re: Hot Twin Cities apartment market shows signs of cooling

I don't think you'll see a 'bust', but I do think think some areas will not see any new development for quite some time. For instance, I think Uptown will be over-stocked once these latest developments come on board. Downtown will probably slow down once Nic and the Loring Park developments are done...
by nordeast homer
December 19th, 2012, 11:47 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Mall of America - Bloomington
Replies: 973
Views: 136885

Re: Mall of America

MOA announces plans for 40-foot ice castle BLOOMINGTON, Minn. - Billed as a one-of-a-kind experience to visitors from around the world, a 40-foot ice castle will be gathering oohs and ahs at the Mall of America this winter. Ice Castles, LLC will build its largest structure ever, a castle that will ...
by nordeast homer
December 18th, 2012, 12:05 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Surly Brewery - (Malcolm Avenue & 5th Street SE)
Replies: 178
Views: 47039

Re: Surly Brewery Site

I haven't heard if they got the grant money, but this thing is further along than what is being reported. I know that they have already picked the developer and things are moving forward.
by nordeast homer
December 14th, 2012, 12:33 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nic on Fifth - (290' - 26 Stories)
Replies: 1033
Views: 183688

Re: Nic on Fifth - (455 Nicollet Mall)

Would there be a way to connect the Gaviidae/RBC garage to a different exit? I doubt it, unless the two Gaviidae ramps connect underneath 6th St (I've never been in the ramp). It doesn't look like there's a dock anywhere on the RBC block of Gaviidae either. So, probably the only way for this to cha...
by nordeast homer
December 11th, 2012, 11:58 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Bon Quartier Apartments - (115 5th St NE)
Replies: 20
Views: 6739

Re: Bon Quartier Apartments

I wouldn't want to live next to a place that generated that kind of police response on a regular basis regardless of what kind of facility it is, just sayin'. Sure, no one does, that's why this type of argument is so effective. Who is going to verify that the allegations are true, though? I looked ...
by nordeast homer
December 11th, 2012, 12:44 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Bon Quartier Apartments - (115 5th St NE)
Replies: 20
Views: 6739

Re: Bon Quartier Apartments

Another Facebook link unfortunately : Received a postcard in the mail today from the BOD at Calumet Lofts regarding the proposed Clare Housing development at 115 5th St. NE. The info on the card states that another of Clare Housing's properties at 3105 23rd Ave. S. generated over 105 police calls i...
by nordeast homer
December 5th, 2012, 1:08 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: MN Highway 100
Replies: 98
Views: 16235

Re: Hwy 100

It looks like the 100 - 7 interchange is reverting more towards the allignment it used to have. I'm just excited for some of these bridges to get changed out. If you've ever gotten stuck underneath one of them in traffic and you take a close look at the structures, you wonder how you don't see chunk...
by nordeast homer
December 5th, 2012, 12:35 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nic on Fifth - (290' - 26 Stories)
Replies: 1033
Views: 183688

Re: Nic on Fifth - (455 Nicollet Mall)

It looks to me like they have added more color towards the street level and the crown doesn't look as awkward to me. The only disappointment to me is that the updated picture with the Xcel building next door really makes this building look a lot smaller. I understand the difference between commercia...
by nordeast homer
December 3rd, 2012, 11:22 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Washington Avenue (reconstruction, restriping, etc.)
Replies: 253
Views: 48978

Re: Washington Avenue

I agree with mnmike, have you ever traveled eastbound on Washington during rush hour? They have a left turn lane AND a turn signal and the traffic still backs up into the regular flow of traffic. I still maintain that this is going to f#@* up traffic worse than it already is. You can study all you w...
by nordeast homer
November 28th, 2012, 11:25 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Jackson Flats - (1839 Jackson Street Northeast)
Replies: 18
Views: 4779

Re: Jackson Flats - (1839 Jackson Street Northeast)

I didn't have a chance to reply last night, but they do have equipment on site along with a construction trailer. The perimeter has already had a plastic barrier put up and construction is imminent.
by nordeast homer
November 27th, 2012, 12:06 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Roseville / Rosedale - General Topics
Replies: 110
Views: 18549

Re: Planet Fitness to fill vacant Roseville Circuit City

Some of the retail areas around Rosedale are killing themselves. Crossroads is one of the most poorly constructed retail spaces I've seen - parking is terrible and the lot is downright dangerous to drive in, although somehow it is almost full...Some of the strip centers need to go though; you could ...
by nordeast homer
November 21st, 2012, 3:21 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nic on Fifth - (290' - 26 Stories)
Replies: 1033
Views: 183688

Re: Nic on Fifth - (455 Nicollet Mall)

I know other people have said it on this thread, but I'm just happy to see something on this block. It will be bigger and nicer than what was there originally. I'm curious to see how the new Xcel building will play off of this one. Nic is more modern and looks like it belongs downtown, where the Xce...
by nordeast homer
November 19th, 2012, 2:27 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Lyndale Plaza - Richfield
Replies: 13
Views: 3180

Re: Lyndale Plaza (Richfield)

Agreed. On the northwest corner, they could do a retrofit sort of like what was done with the commercial mid-rise on the southeast corner.... squeeze in a new parking ramp, then develop on the site of the surface lot... New 3 to 5-story mixed-use pushed up to the corner would work great, but it wou...
by nordeast homer
November 19th, 2012, 2:12 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News
Replies: 1199
Views: 169886

Re: Downtown Retail News

Since when does the city determine store hours?? It's all about being able to be profitable!! Who in their right mind would keep a store open for 1 customer per hour? Nobody shops downtown late anymore and if you want one on one service go after dinner on a weekend. Until people change their shoppin...
by nordeast homer
November 13th, 2012, 2:17 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Mill City Quarter - 300 South 2nd Street
Replies: 201
Views: 43726

Re: Mill City Quarter - (300 South 2nd Street)

Are they afraid to be creative because it might detract from the Guthrie? I'd hope it would be the other way around...be creative and feed off the Guthrie.
Ugly, boring...
by nordeast homer
November 9th, 2012, 12:53 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Vote NO! & NO!
Replies: 92
Views: 6779

Re: Vote NO! & NO!

How is it that Ford did not take a single penny from the government and they are thriving; meanwhile the auto makers who took the government bailout are already struggling again? Don't tell me he saved the auto industry!! Foriegn dealers are doing fine and building new plants! If Chrysler puts out a...
by nordeast homer
November 4th, 2012, 12:29 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nic on Fifth - (290' - 26 Stories)
Replies: 1033
Views: 183688

Re: Nicollet Residences - (455 Nicollet Mall)

As nice looking as these spaces are I think minneapolis has proven time and time again that it cannot support these types of retail, I'm guessing from your comment that they are under utilized means that Cleveland can't either.

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