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by nordeast homer
October 12th, 2012, 2:25 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: CHS Field (St. Paul Saints Ballpark)
Replies: 272
Views: 50809

Re: Saints Lowertown Ballpark

I'm guessing not. It seems that the city is confident that they're safe on this, but MN Management & Budget seems pretty outraged over the way things were handled. What are the reprocussions if the city is found to have acted improperly? Does the project just go out for bid? I can't imagine this der...
by nordeast homer
October 12th, 2012, 10:25 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: CHS Field (St. Paul Saints Ballpark)
Replies: 272
Views: 50809

Re: Saints Lowertown Ballpark

I'm surprised nobody has brought up the controvery surrounding this project. I'm curious to know what some of the people on this board think about the city pre-arranging their deal with Ryan to manage this project without going out to bid. It seems to me that they overstepped their bounds by not put...
by nordeast homer
October 12th, 2012, 10:16 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Hotel News
Replies: 233
Views: 63000

Re: Downtown Hotel News

Didn't they gut this building a year or two ago with the intent of turning it into apartments?
by nordeast homer
October 11th, 2012, 10:56 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown (and LynLake) Development & General Topics
Replies: 1072
Views: 150311

Re: Uptown Projects Map

I am of the belief that there are some streets that should not have bike traffic because it is simply too dangerous with the amount of traffic. This stretch of Lyndale is one of them. We are building a lot of bicycle boulevards, so we are clearly not ignoring our bike commuters and entusiasts. As a ...
by nordeast homer
October 11th, 2012, 10:40 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nicollet Mall
Replies: 1379
Views: 159969

Re: Nicollet Mall

MNdible wrote:I think the new bridge has automated salt-sprayers, but no heating.
I believe it's actually a potassium based product.
by nordeast homer
October 10th, 2012, 8:55 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: United Health Corporate HQ - Eden Prairie
Replies: 98
Views: 17053

Re: United Health Corporate HQ - Eden Prairie

Ist building is topped out now, 2nd building looks to be on the 3rd floor? The bones are starting to go up on the 3rd building too. Sorry I didn't take any pics, I was driving and didn't have time to pull over.
by nordeast homer
October 5th, 2012, 9:33 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 222 & Whole Foods - (222 Hennepin Avenue)
Replies: 577
Views: 86170

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

My understanding is that a good number of the buildings that had been in the gateway area were sooo delapidated that they were not only an eyesore, but a hazard. They were flop houses for crying out loud, not palaces. There are a lot of people that follow this site that get really upset when old bui...
by nordeast homer
September 27th, 2012, 3:05 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Westminster Church
Replies: 194
Views: 22248

Re: Westminster Church

When Presbyterian Homes bought it in '05 the plan was for a senior highrise, the more recent stories on this are pretty vague; however, it did say that they were talking with James Dayton about a "vision" for the sight.
by nordeast homer
September 20th, 2012, 12:12 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Happy Hour!
Replies: 322
Views: 44509

Re: Happy Hour

Thanks to Nick, Shawn, Thatch and whoever else helped organize the happy hour today! It was great to see some familiar faces and the new ones as well! Hope we can do it again in the near future!!!
by nordeast homer
September 18th, 2012, 10:13 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Minnesota Valley regional rail (Shakopee, Mankato, beyond)
Replies: 55
Views: 7165

Re: Shakopee Rail?

So in winter months you'd have 3 people riding this thing? The driver, the security officer, and the person who mistakenly thought it was the central corridor LRT.
by nordeast homer
September 14th, 2012, 1:06 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: University of Minnesota - General Topics
Replies: 554
Views: 93157

Re: U of M tuition

I don't, but it was front page of the Strib this morning.
by nordeast homer
September 14th, 2012, 12:30 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: University of Minnesota - General Topics
Replies: 554
Views: 93157

U of M tuition

Should the state give the U $1.1 billion dollars in order to freeze tuition for 2 years? Where oh where do I begin? I understand that tuition has gone up dramatically over the last decade or so, but, as I recall, going to college is a privilege not a right. Second of all; maybe the U should stop the...
by nordeast homer
September 14th, 2012, 12:08 pm
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: Block E (archive)
Replies: 351
Views: 42938

Re: Block E

First you have the Conservatory, Riverplace, City Center, Gavidae, and now Block E. To say they city was short sited on this is quite the understatement. How the design for block E ever got approved in the first place is beyond comprehension, the traffic flow and access to tennant spaces was soooooo...
by nordeast homer
September 13th, 2012, 11:02 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: CHS Field (St. Paul Saints Ballpark)
Replies: 272
Views: 50809

Re: Saints Lowertown Ballpark

yawn....how much infusion of public money will it take for dt st paul to be "revitalized". how does macy's stay in business there? St Paul has been in revitalizing mode for 50 years. As for Macy's staying open, most people think it will close next year. The only reason it's open now is because they...
by nordeast homer
September 13th, 2012, 10:16 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: New Target Building - (1001 Nicollet Mall)
Replies: 124
Views: 15861

Re: New Target Building - (1001 Nicollet Mall)

dmdhashw wrote:
mplser wrote:doesn't the downtown target already have a pharmacy?
Indeed it does, on the second floor. Maybe they're adding a clinic, or does it already have one of those too?
Yes, it has a clinic too. Maybe they're remodeling these areas? Seems odd though.
by nordeast homer
September 6th, 2012, 2:43 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Happy Hour!
Replies: 322
Views: 44509

Re: Happy Hour

I'll try to show up for a little while, but probably won't be able to stay long.
by nordeast homer
September 6th, 2012, 11:03 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Century Plaza / Convention Hotel rumoring (archive)
Replies: 375
Views: 43845

Re: 330 South 12th

The church only uses one small portion of their building and, I'm guessing, wouldn't mind unloading the property for the right price. The hotel has been quoted before as saying they don't want to give up their property because it is very profitable and they have a leg up on everyone else with the pr...
by nordeast homer
September 3rd, 2012, 9:25 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Union Restaurant - (733 Hennepin Avenue)
Replies: 107
Views: 14427

Re: Union Restaurant - (733 Hennepin Avenue)

I wish they'd go back to the old proposal of tearing down the Skyway Theater building and putting up a large hotel/office building. If I recall the building was supposed to be in the 50 story range. The Teener (?) building could be could be really impressive if someone were to refurbish it!Although ...
by nordeast homer
September 3rd, 2012, 9:20 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: The Venue - (19 8th Street North)
Replies: 34
Views: 4763

Re: The Venue

You're right, maybe we should stop the Opus highrise on Nicollet because they could hold Ribfest on that block again...For one day a year they find another f#%*ing site.
by nordeast homer
August 31st, 2012, 3:20 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Century Plaza / Convention Hotel rumoring (archive)
Replies: 375
Views: 43845

Re: 330 South 12th

I'd be kind of disappointed if it was only 50 feet taller than the Ivy. Seems to me it might be a little taller if there are that many rooms, but then again they'd be paying the construction costs not me...

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