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by TheUrbanGopher
May 4th, 2014, 9:34 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Dinkytown
Replies: 416
Views: 76404

Re: Dinkytown

"If Al's is ever on the chopping block, I will physically stand in front of the bulldozer."

-Literally everybody
by TheUrbanGopher
May 2nd, 2014, 8:00 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: 14th and Central
Replies: 7
Views: 1170

Re: 14th and Central

mplser wrote:why are they competing? there's a huge mostly empty lot across the street.....
City-owned property. That is the reason for the RFP, and then the city decides what they like the best. Same type of thing on the DTE site with Ryan & Mortenson going against each other.
by TheUrbanGopher
May 1st, 2014, 9:58 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: 4th Street Housing Cooperative - 1227 4th Street SE
Replies: 57
Views: 12240

Re: Riverton development (1227 4th St SE)

http://finance-commerce.com/2014/05/co-op-apartments-proposed-in-dinkytown/ (locked) 60-65 units. Notice the nice retail frontage and "Coffee Bar" added to the rendering. I hope this happens. a perfect example of a neighborhood group helping a good project become amazing. let's not forget that thes...
by TheUrbanGopher
April 30th, 2014, 11:35 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Hockey
Replies: 7
Views: 736

Re: Hockey

Wild scored in overtime and my roommates were seriously considering going to Dinkytown. #StateOfHockeyRiots
by TheUrbanGopher
April 30th, 2014, 11:34 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bicycle Infrastructure
Replies: 1550
Views: 144916

Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

Strib has started a Twin Cities Cycling blog, led by Patrick Stephenson, the guy who helps run the 30 Days of Cycling event in April. So far, he has some good stuff about the manager of the Midtown Bike Center and puddle hopping.

http://www.startribune.com/local/yourvo ... ities.html
by TheUrbanGopher
April 27th, 2014, 1:39 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Stadium Parking Ramp Development Site
Replies: 1049
Views: 124371

Re: Stadium Parking Ramp Air Rights Development

I would personally rather live in a Minneapolis that feels more like San Francisco (extended density on all blocks, 2-3 story buildings, interesting to walk on every street) than Houston (tall buildings in downtown core surrounded by nothing but parking lots). I agree with Aville - tall is cool, but...
by TheUrbanGopher
April 24th, 2014, 3:04 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Dinkytown
Replies: 416
Views: 76404

Re: Dinkytown

Just because I was curious, I wanted to make a map showing the Dinkytown retail district circa 2009 and all the projects that are planned, are under construction, or have been built in the past 5 years. Its pretty astonishing just how many projects there have been and how much land they have taken u...
by TheUrbanGopher
April 24th, 2014, 2:36 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: 4th Street Housing Cooperative - 1227 4th Street SE
Replies: 57
Views: 12240

Re: Riverton development (1227 4th St SE)

this would be yet another new construction commercial space to attract the chains everyone is worried about, leaving the older spaces (thinking Dinkydale and the corner with Tony's Diner) less pressured. Completely agree. MHNA is updating their neighborhood plan with extensive looks at Dinkytown. T...
by TheUrbanGopher
April 24th, 2014, 9:03 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: 4th Street Housing Cooperative - 1227 4th Street SE
Replies: 57
Views: 12240

Re: Riverton development (1227 4th St SE)

It had 1 or 2 simple renderings of the project. Fairly interesting design - contained a cool rounded corner facing the intersection. I will be interested to see if that will stay if they add a ground floor retail slot there. Color scheme was rooted around a dark yellow or gold-ish shade.
by TheUrbanGopher
April 24th, 2014, 8:04 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: 4th Street Housing Cooperative - 1227 4th Street SE
Replies: 57
Views: 12240

Re: Riverton development (1227 4th St SE)

Hey Goph, Do you know if the building that is already there is student housing? I assume so, at least partially. The current apartment is called the 4th Street Housing Co-Op. From the looks of their website and some observations of their properties, tenants include both students and non-students. T...
by TheUrbanGopher
April 24th, 2014, 2:16 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Radius at 15th - (701 15th Avenue SE)
Replies: 54
Views: 10696

Re: 15th Ave Student Housing - (15th Ave SE & 7th St SE)

Thought this was cancelled after CPM started work on WaHu, but it looks like it is back on track. Environmental remediation has been taking place the past week, and my girlfriend who lives on 8th St right near here got a notice in the mail today saying demo of the 20-some buildings will start Friday...
by TheUrbanGopher
April 24th, 2014, 2:14 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: 4th Street Housing Cooperative - 1227 4th Street SE
Replies: 57
Views: 12240

4th Street Housing Cooperative - 1227 4th Street SE

Nothing public yet, but my friend who is on the MHNA received and showed me plan sheets for a development by Riverton Co-Op Housing across from the Library Bar. Looks like it is a 5-story, affordable (subsidized?) apartment building with parking access maintained to the Chateau tower. Last I heard, ...
by TheUrbanGopher
April 7th, 2014, 3:37 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Days Inn Redevelopment (U of M)
Replies: 22
Views: 5918

Re: Days Inn Redevelopment (U of M)

Nothing new here, but the NAIOP University Challenge has this site as its competition. Teams from various Universities around the region (U of MN, Madison, SCSU, etc) pitch a development proposal, with a complete pro forma and financial plan, along with a mock design. I am on the U of MN team this y...
by TheUrbanGopher
April 3rd, 2014, 8:36 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Dinkytown
Replies: 416
Views: 76404

Re: Dinkytown

I'm sorry to hear that......however, being unfamiliar with the area, is that anywhere close to where Doran's hotel proposal was? No, this was more in the neighborhood section of Dinkytown - technically Marcy-Holmes neighborhood - and was about 4 blocks away from the commercial core. However, this w...
by TheUrbanGopher
April 3rd, 2014, 7:32 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Parking Facilities
Replies: 162
Views: 21953

Re: Downtown Parking

What interests me is the Groupon that MPLS Parking had up for a long time, offering huge discounts for monthly contact spots. http://www.groupon.com/deals/minneapolis-parking-1?p=1&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&sid=2c7244a3-3941-4ce4-8531-7fe464085b17&division=minneapolis-stpaul&user=dcd2ad...
by TheUrbanGopher
April 3rd, 2014, 7:16 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Dinkytown
Replies: 416
Views: 76404

Re: Dinkytown

House fire in Dinkytown last night around 2:30am at the corner of 13th Ave SE and 8th St SE. I sat next to the guy (Mike Brennan) who helped the tenants out of the house at Al's Breakfast this morning - no injuries reported, but a scary situation.

http://tinypic.com/r/nysole/8
by TheUrbanGopher
March 30th, 2014, 9:32 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: The Bridges - (950 University Avenue SE)
Replies: 242
Views: 39652

Re: The Bridges - (950 University Avenue SE)

Overall cost of concrete tends to be cheaper than hauling costs for a large site like this. When you get to have 2 floors of underground, it usually starts getting much more expensive than above ground structured parking. My guess is it was a cost saving measure in addition to making MHNA happy.
by TheUrbanGopher
March 24th, 2014, 11:30 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Hennepin & Lyndale Bottleneck Project
Replies: 306
Views: 29537

Re: Hennepin & Lyndale Bottleneck Project

As a reminder, the public meeting for the project is tomorrow evening at 6:30pm in the Walker.
by TheUrbanGopher
March 22nd, 2014, 8:17 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: UrbanMSP-esque sites in other cities
Replies: 23
Views: 2440

Re: UrbanMSP-esque sites in other cities

Thanks for the replies, everyone. After taking a quick glance at many of these, I am even more appreciative of UrbanMSP and the way it engages people and sparks (usually good) conversation, instead of just listing projects around the TC region like some of these sites do.

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