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by nordeast homer
March 29th, 2018, 10:27 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Southdale Area Development - Edina
Replies: 747
Views: 98330

Re: Southdale Area Development - Edina

I'm curious to see what, if anything, happens with the Pentagon Park properties in the next 5 - 10 years. We've now had 2 different companies fail at getting anything out of the ground. We had a pseudo proposal for Allina that seems to be dying on the vine. We've had 3 master plans in the last 5 yea...
by nordeast homer
March 28th, 2018, 1:27 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: RBC Gateway (Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 519'
Replies: 1994
Views: 254552

Re: United Properties / Four Seasons "Gateway" Project (Nicollet Hotel Block)

I believe I read that the closing isn't until December, so... no.
by nordeast homer
March 28th, 2018, 9:38 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: RBC Gateway (Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 519'
Replies: 1994
Views: 254552

Re: United Properties / Four Seasons "Gateway" Project (Nicollet Hotel Block)

I wish everyone complaining was just honest and said "I wanted the Duval building and will accept nothing less than a supertall" because a lot of the griping doesn't make sense except in that context. That's the thing, I don't think that the Duval would have been good on this site; somewhere else i...
by nordeast homer
March 28th, 2018, 8:56 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: RBC Gateway (Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 519'
Replies: 1994
Views: 254552

Re: United Properties / Four Seasons "Gateway" Project (Nicollet Hotel Block)

In my case I'm griping because they only have 18 condos in this thing. It's laughable! Why even bother? Any other development that you have seen with a Four Seasons has a SIGNIFICANTLY larger housing component, this just seems like a joke. UP - Underwhelming Properties.
by nordeast homer
March 20th, 2018, 11:09 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Southside - General Topics
Replies: 974
Views: 134765

Re: Southside - General Topics

They also have a site in Eagan as well, off 55 just east of 35E. I think that site is close to 100,000 sq. ft.
by nordeast homer
March 8th, 2018, 2:54 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Thrivent Headquarters Block - 6th St and Portland Ave
Replies: 180
Views: 32123

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

The way it's set up now makes most sense. You'd want the hotel portion closest to HCMC and the housing portion on the opposite end for a little noise buffer.
by nordeast homer
March 7th, 2018, 10:29 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Thrivent Headquarters Block - 6th St and Portland Ave
Replies: 180
Views: 32123

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

Hard to believe someone got paid to put this together. A complete lack of vision (and probably eyesight).
by nordeast homer
February 22nd, 2018, 1:57 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map
Replies: 1759
Views: 297734

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

The offices in the Dayton's building were miserable. As you said, not a lot of windows, but they were also borken up really poorly, low ceilings, really dated furniture and carpet, and poor quality at that. Gutting it an starting over will help some, but will need some creativity to make it appealing.
by nordeast homer
February 20th, 2018, 2:53 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Nicollet-Central Streetcar
Replies: 840
Views: 79104

Re: Nicollet-Central Streetcar

That's really interesting. I was basing my information on meetings way back when Hiawatha was just being built; several of our city and regional leaders had gone to Portland and possibly Denver to study regional transportation. One of the highlights that they were touting was streetcars -vs- LRT and...
by nordeast homer
February 19th, 2018, 12:50 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Nicollet-Central Streetcar
Replies: 840
Views: 79104

Re: Nicollet-Central Streetcar

I think the fact that they didn't lay down tracks seals the faith that it's not going to happen in the next 10 years. When it comes time for them to actually seriously think about the project they are going to say, "Nicolette [sic] [sic] [sic] [sic] Avenue was just replaced, we be wasting taxpayers...
by nordeast homer
February 15th, 2018, 11:30 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) Clinic Expansion
Replies: 87
Views: 19892

Re: Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) Clinic Expansion

I was acutally up there for the grand opening of it. It was the day the did the groundbreaking for the clinic. They had a HUGE tent on the lot where the clinic is, made a big party of it!
by nordeast homer
January 31st, 2018, 11:05 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Gaviidae Common / Downtown YMCA
Replies: 114
Views: 10739

Re: Gaviidae Common / Downtown YMCA

I believe it was being turned into apartments, but someone else may be able to confirm that.
by nordeast homer
January 29th, 2018, 12:09 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: St. Anthony Village
Replies: 49
Views: 7008

Re: St. Anthony Village

I live just a couple of blocks away from this. The people displaced by this are still reeling and have had to rely on a lot of donations, help with finding housing, even trying to find higher paying jobs to support new housing. Luckily this is a fairly generous neighborhood. I never thought the trai...
by nordeast homer
January 15th, 2018, 12:27 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Alia Tower - 200 Central - 483' / 40 Stories
Replies: 897
Views: 144297

Re: 200 Central - Alatus Tower (Washburn-McReavy Site) 483' / 40 Stories

I believe they are anticipating fall for the construction start.
by nordeast homer
January 8th, 2018, 2:34 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Minneapolis Armory
Replies: 361
Views: 51316

Re: Minneapolis Armory

I'd go just because they're non union. In my experience you get less service at a higher cost using the union, but you also get the bonus of dealing with a bunch of attitiudes to boot. An organization that outright roots for someone to fail and obstructs business if they don't use their services is ...
by nordeast homer
December 27th, 2017, 3:44 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Southdale Area Development - Edina
Replies: 747
Views: 98330

Re: Southdale Area Development - Edina

With the setbacks and vertical look to the building it doesn't have a hulking 15 story look to it. I think it would be a nice addition to the area. It's less bulky and imposing than the 7 story building next to L&B across the street.
by nordeast homer
December 6th, 2017, 4:34 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Northeast and Southeast Minneapolis - General Topics
Replies: 822
Views: 74560

Re: Northeast (and Southeast) - General Topics

Fresh Thyme is right there, there's an Advertising firm across the street as well as Aveda a couple of blocks away. There could be some desire from a business perspective. The hotel is only listed a 50 units. They won't have any walk-up business, but depending on how well they advertise at the U and...
by nordeast homer
October 24th, 2017, 1:36 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: RBC Gateway (Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 519'
Replies: 1994
Views: 254552

Re: United Properties / Four Seasons "Gateway" Project (Nicollet Hotel Block)

I believe RBC occupies 15 floors currently.
by nordeast homer
October 8th, 2017, 3:46 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: The Once and Future Dayton's
Replies: 297
Views: 47864

Re: Former Dayton's Building

Nice! The retail they show looks pretty upscale, let's hope they can pull this off!
by nordeast homer
October 2nd, 2017, 1:52 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Alatus Residential Project - 228 South 12th Street (32 stories - ~348'/405')
Replies: 167
Views: 32389

Re: 228 S. 12th St.

This site has some real potential! I was wondering how long it would take before this building sold. It has been empty for years with several "opportunities", but nothing ever panned out. With the skyway to the convention center right there I'm a little surprised they aren't talking mixed use with s...

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