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by TheUrbanGopher
March 22nd, 2014, 8:15 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Water
Replies: 16
Views: 1285

Water

I came across this article today. Thought it was interesting and could spark debate on population growth in the more humid and water-rich Great Lakes area. Or, could eventually create a type of `drought belt` in the populous desert regions (SoCal, AZ, etc). http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014...
by TheUrbanGopher
March 7th, 2014, 3:12 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Calhoun Square
Replies: 280
Views: 44251

Re: Calhoun Square

Coulda sworn Lux was behind it. My source must be off then.
by TheUrbanGopher
March 7th, 2014, 3:10 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Dinkytown Hotel - (1300 block of 4th Ave SE)
Replies: 352
Views: 40364

Re: The Graduate - (1300 block of 4th Ave SE)

mattaudio wrote:My guess is that the reason they aren't suing is because there's a solution in the works (I've heard about it elsewhere).
Any details on potential solution?
by TheUrbanGopher
March 6th, 2014, 4:41 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Calhoun Square
Replies: 280
Views: 44251

Re: Calhoun Square

For the life of me I can't remember and sadly Wikipedia does not list it in their "history" section, who was the original developer of Calhoun Square? Anyone? I know he was involved in other things and at one time had the rights to develop Block E, before he lost it. Bob Lux (Alatus LLC) developed ...
by TheUrbanGopher
February 20th, 2014, 12:22 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: UrbanMSP-esque sites in other cities
Replies: 23
Views: 2440

UrbanMSP-esque sites in other cities

I was trying to find other good development tracker websites/forums in other cities and was wondering if anybody knew of any. The best I found was the skyscraperpage.com for multiple cities but none that have forums specifically for individual projects in specific cities like UrbanMSP does. If anybo...
by TheUrbanGopher
February 18th, 2014, 6:01 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Dinkytown Hotel - (1300 block of 4th Ave SE)
Replies: 352
Views: 40364

Re: The Graduate - (1300 block of 4th Ave SE)

http://minneapolismn.gov/www/groups/public/@cped/documents/webcontent/wcms1p-120725.pdf Looks like they changed it just a tad for the Committee of the Whole meeting. The FAR has decreased from 4.0 to 3.8, but other than that, it looks like the newest version just spells out the other changes more co...
by TheUrbanGopher
February 15th, 2014, 11:13 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Dinkytown
Replies: 416
Views: 76405

Re: Dinkytown

I dont think any retail is going into The Bridges. I think the ground floor is apartment lobby/tenant lounge facing University, at least according to the city documents I found.
by TheUrbanGopher
February 15th, 2014, 10:49 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Dinkytown
Replies: 416
Views: 76405

Re: Dinkytown

I thought Restaurant Alma was taking over the Dunn Bros. that used to be next to it. That can't be what this is referring to, is it? That is probably what they are referring to if Alma is taking over. Glad that restaurant is expanding because its very good and usually very crowded from what Ive see...
by TheUrbanGopher
February 15th, 2014, 10:21 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Dinkytown
Replies: 416
Views: 76405

Re: Dinkytown

http://tcbmag.com/News/Recent-News/2014/February/North-Loop-Coffee-Shop-Moves;-Nat-l-Retailers-Ente Meanwhile, a Dunn Bros. in Dinkytown will be closing its doors this spring, after 14 years, because its owner is unable to renew his lease with the landlord. The owner is actively looking for a new su...
by TheUrbanGopher
February 13th, 2014, 8:17 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Dinkytown Hotel - (1300 block of 4th Ave SE)
Replies: 352
Views: 40364

Re: The Graduate - (1300 block of 4th Ave SE)

Who is planning on going to the Z&P meeting this morning? I was planning on it but will likely no longer be able to go unfortunately.
by TheUrbanGopher
February 12th, 2014, 9:34 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Theater Garage Marquee Apartments - (Franklin & Lyndale)
Replies: 532
Views: 56200

Re: Theater Garage Marquee Apartments - (Franklin & Lyndale)

I cant believe the hatred toward this project. Wait... actually, I can. But still sad.
by TheUrbanGopher
February 8th, 2014, 2:50 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: The Walkway - (1312 West Lake Street)
Replies: 467
Views: 74828

Re: The Walkway - (1312 West Lake Street)

Walked by this on Lake Street last night. The 2nd floor setback really does a nice job of continuing a solid pedestrian realm all the way to the Cheapo building. Looking forward to seeing the snow melt and having that block of Girard become a neighborhood hotbed for activity this summer.
by TheUrbanGopher
January 31st, 2014, 3:13 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Washington Avenue (reconstruction, restriping, etc.)
Replies: 253
Views: 48617

Re: Washington Avenue

helsinki wrote:Isn't this a bit unbalanced? Has a compelling case been made for these right turn lanes servicing 4 intersections? Why not re-allocate that ROW to the sidewalks, and widen them?
https://streets.mn/2014/01/08/washin ... remodeled/
by TheUrbanGopher
January 29th, 2014, 9:44 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: University District Alliance reviewing parking minimums
Replies: 12
Views: 1462

Re: University District Alliance reviewing parking minimums

Compared to past public meetings, it was very informative, conversational, and relatively helpful. There were a good number of common complaints about parking unrelated to the scope of the meeting (people drop their kid off at day care and park in front of MY house, can you believe it?), but for the...
by TheUrbanGopher
January 29th, 2014, 3:13 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: University District Alliance reviewing parking minimums
Replies: 12
Views: 1462

Re: University District Alliance reviewing parking minimums

As a reminder, this is tonight. I plan on attending so I hope to see some fellow urbanists putting up a strong defense against the MOAR PARKINGers. The city recommendations based from the study call for either eliminating the 1 stall per unit rule, or increasing the 10% reduction of parking in the P...
by TheUrbanGopher
January 20th, 2014, 7:19 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: The Marshall - (515 14th Avenue Southeast)
Replies: 238
Views: 43098

Re: The Marshall - (515 14th Avenue Southeast)

In a one year time period, this traditionally commercial corner will go from 3 storefronts, a large surface parking lot and an old high-school-gone-semi-failed-business-incubator to 8 storefronts, hundreds of more people using bikes or walking as a primary mode of transportation, and less students c...
by TheUrbanGopher
January 16th, 2014, 6:24 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: The Marshall - (515 14th Avenue Southeast)
Replies: 238
Views: 43098

Re: The Marshall - (515 14th Avenue Southeast)

I had been wondering why Target has yet to move on campus. It seems so logical, but now it is pretty saturated with two CVS and Walgreens. Well, looks like Target has been paying attention to our thoughts over here on UrbanMSP! http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/17/business/target-is-testing-a-small-st...
by TheUrbanGopher
January 9th, 2014, 12:29 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Dinkytown
Replies: 416
Views: 76405

Re: Dinkytown

I don't know if anybody caught these, but Bill Huntzicker with the TC Daily Planet did a really nice job covering all things Dinkytown, aside from his tendency to not talk to college-aged people. My favorite article was a detailed history into Al's Breakfast: http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/news/2013/1...
by TheUrbanGopher
January 8th, 2014, 5:04 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Apartment Construction Boom (2011-??)
Replies: 334
Views: 37440

Re: Apartment Boom

Minneapolis has record-breaking year in construction projects: http://www.minneapolismn.gov/news/WCMS1P-118900 The City of Minneapolis set a new record for construction building permits in 2013. At year end, the total number of building permits issued in 2013 was 12,100 with the valuation of $1.211 ...

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