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by TheUrbanGopher
July 7th, 2013, 10:16 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: U of M Bike Trail
Replies: 63
Views: 5718

Re: U of M Bike Trail

I am also hoping some connection near Donhowe will happen in the future. This trail could potentially be a direct non-motorized portal to Dinkytown, but instead bypasses under it and misses the center (14th and 4th) by a couple blocks. On another note... I would love to see BNSF sell that piece of s...
by TheUrbanGopher
July 3rd, 2013, 2:24 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: U of M Bike Trail
Replies: 63
Views: 5718

Re: U of M Bike Trail

This is what it looked like a couple weeks ago. I think they have the lanes painted now and lampposts working. I wouldnt be surprised if the Dinkyditch section opens next week officially.
by TheUrbanGopher
July 2nd, 2013, 6:29 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: The Venue at Dinkytown - (14th Avenue SE & 5th Street SE)
Replies: 568
Views: 53199

Re: Opus Dinkytown Project - (14th Avenue SE & 5th Street SE

Hmm... looks like the Podium isn't closing after all! So, lets do a check for the businesses affected by this project: - House of Hanson is selling and was going to close anyways - Bookhouse isn't closing and moved to Dinkydale - Podium isn't closing and moved to Minnehaha Avenue - Duffy's pizza is ...
by TheUrbanGopher
June 24th, 2013, 6:59 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: The Venue at Dinkytown - (14th Avenue SE & 5th Street SE)
Replies: 568
Views: 53199

Re: Opus Dinkytown Project - (14th Avenue SE & 5th Street SE

Fishmanpet had a killer response. "The biggest thing that could improve Dinkytown is more Dinkytown." Excellent point.

I was the other one who spoke in support - I wouldnt call it my best public speaking appearance, but regardless, Im glad the Commission sees the fantastic benefit of it.
by TheUrbanGopher
June 16th, 2013, 7:25 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: University of Minnesota - General Topics
Replies: 551
Views: 86901

Re: University of Minnesota

I lived in the Dinnaken House on Washington last year, and although it was a nice apartment, it was not nearly as amenity-filled as the newer places are. I paid about $420 to split a room in a two bedroom apartment (Would have been about $840 for my own room). Two of my roommates decided to live in ...
by TheUrbanGopher
June 5th, 2013, 9:34 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: U of M Bike Trail
Replies: 63
Views: 5718

U of M Bike Trail

I could not find a post about this... but the bike trail in the ditch underneath Dinkytown is currently under construction. There is some pretty interesting landscaping around the area, including nice lampposts in the ditch itself and a complete overhaul over by the TCF Stadium/Research corridor.
by TheUrbanGopher
April 29th, 2013, 7:42 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: The 700 on Washington - (700 Washington Avenue Southeast)
Replies: 151
Views: 27960

Re: 301 Walnut (Sally's Building)

From the RCA document... "The appellant owns the adjacent property at 718 Washington Avenue Southeast, a 3-story building. Part of the reason for the appeal is a concern that the differences in height between the two buildings will cause drifting and accumulation of snow on the 3-story building. As ...
by TheUrbanGopher
April 3rd, 2013, 5:43 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: The 700 on Washington - (700 Washington Avenue Southeast)
Replies: 151
Views: 27960

Re: 301 Walnut (Sally's Building)

http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/meetings/planning/WCMS1P-106221 Very happy they approved the lowering of the parking requirements (Variance I). I may have been sick to see more pointless and underutilized garage spaces being constructed. With WaHu in pause mode, I wonder what CPM's next move will be...
by TheUrbanGopher
March 28th, 2013, 11:27 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: The Venue at Dinkytown - (14th Avenue SE & 5th Street SE)
Replies: 568
Views: 53199

Re: House of Hanson Site (14th Avenue SE & 5th Street SE)

Did anyone happen to go to (or even hear about) this meeting? " http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/news/2013/03/18/neighborhood-notes-diane-hofstede-hear-community-views-development-dinkytown It scares me to think of what may have been said. "The public forum, sponsored by the Dinkytown Business Associati...
by TheUrbanGopher
March 24th, 2013, 7:27 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: The 700 on Washington - (700 Washington Avenue Southeast)
Replies: 151
Views: 27960

Re: 301 Walnut (Sally's Building)

Lets hope that market forces do lower the price eventually. I think the base issue was that the U was set up as a metro commuter school between 1960ish-2005ish. It was really when TCF Stadium was built and the U decided not to move parking elsewhere but actually decrease the total number of spots wh...
by TheUrbanGopher
March 24th, 2013, 6:00 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: The 700 on Washington - (700 Washington Avenue Southeast)
Replies: 151
Views: 27960

Re: 301 Walnut (Sally's Building)

min-chi-cbus, I agree. I am a non-resident by the Us standards, and the out-of-state tuition is a bargain compared to other B10 schools. I know the U gets quite the rap for being bloated (which I think it is in some aspects), but I have to give them credit for having a low out-of-state rate when mos...
by TheUrbanGopher
March 20th, 2013, 1:07 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Mill & Main - (501 Main Street Southeast)
Replies: 181
Views: 30098

Re: Mill & Main - (501 Main Street Southeast)

Like other peoples exasperations, I am disappointed that it is another 6-story apartment. That being said, I love that it will continue to bring out the A-Mill as the prominent structure along Main Street. Also, I love that the investment near the river is still continuing in general. This is probab...
by TheUrbanGopher
March 1st, 2013, 4:12 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: The 700 on Washington - (700 Washington Avenue Southeast)
Replies: 151
Views: 27960

Re: 301 Walnut (Sally's Building)

I'm not terribly surprised that this is going up, but I had no idea CPM owned the building. This is the last surface parking lot facing Washington (unless you count the entrance by Stub & Herbs and the entrance near Burger King). I think if I remember correctly, this isn't even on the docket for the...

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