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by TheUrbanGopher
January 8th, 2014, 5:00 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Metro Park East - (2701 4th Street Southeast)
Replies: 47
Views: 12766

Re: Metro Park East - (2701 4th Street Southeast)

This project is moving along quickly. Looks like most of the structure is above the 4-story threshold, with most of it at top height of 6-stories. No siding yet, as far as I can see.
by TheUrbanGopher
January 8th, 2014, 4:57 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: WaHu Student Housing - 1000 Washington Avenue SE
Replies: 239
Views: 48145

Re: WaHu Student Housing - (1016 Washington Avenue Southeast

Fences and staging equipment have been moved to the site. Dirt mounds hover over the parking lots. Brace yourselves: construction is coming.
by TheUrbanGopher
December 23rd, 2013, 9:42 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Calhoun Square
Replies: 283
Views: 45839

Re: Calhoun Square

If streets.mn had a year-end award for best vacant lot with potential, I feel like this would take the cake on most ballots.
by TheUrbanGopher
December 21st, 2013, 12:11 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: University of Minnesota - General Topics
Replies: 551
Views: 87019

Re: University of Minnesota

In other news... Mesa Pizza is expanding into stadium village. They are opening shop next to the Burger King in that mini strip mall between Washington and University. The last thing that was here was Leo's Burritos, a very short lived joint that had burritos better than chipotle but service slower ...
by TheUrbanGopher
December 16th, 2013, 9:01 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Gould Apartments - 501 15th Ave SE
Replies: 64
Views: 16020

Re: (501 15th Avenue Southeast)

Looks like they tore down the house today. Hopefully this means we will start seeing some work on this project soon.
by TheUrbanGopher
December 10th, 2013, 2:46 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News
Replies: 1533
Views: 161436

Re: Uptown Restaurant News

(yo)gurt[lab] (aka Yogurt Lab) will open in The Walkway: http://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/news/2013/12/09/yogurt-labs-expansion-reaches-new.html Beat me to the punch! Anyways, the one in the Edge on Oak in Stadium Village is also very good. Both this place and Chilly Billy's in Dinkytown seem ...
by TheUrbanGopher
December 4th, 2013, 5:38 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Washington Avenue (reconstruction, restriping, etc.)
Replies: 253
Views: 48688

Re: Washington Avenue

Anybody know any updates for this? Hennepin County closed the project website earlier today as I was trying to access the Alliant report and proposed layouts.
by TheUrbanGopher
December 4th, 2013, 4:34 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: University District Alliance reviewing parking minimums
Replies: 12
Views: 1471

Re: University District Alliance reviewing parking minimums

Excellent news! Less parking for new development is exactly what this could-be walking paradise needs. I interviewed Kelly Doran back in September and he said that although his newer projects like The Knoll have parking filled, he was able to get a variance to lower the space per unit to about 0.33/...
by TheUrbanGopher
November 30th, 2013, 8:14 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: The Venue at Dinkytown - (14th Avenue SE & 5th Street SE)
Replies: 568
Views: 53201

Re: The Venue at Dinkytown - (14th Avenue SE & 5th Street SE

Concrete columns near the retail corner of 5th & 14th went up earlier this week. Starting to see the full skeleton.
by TheUrbanGopher
November 30th, 2013, 8:11 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: The Marshall - (515 14th Avenue Southeast)
Replies: 238
Views: 43164

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

Interesting post from somebody on The Marshall FB page. She said that she was very disappointed a bid for a grocery store fell through, and that she hopes there will not be a Walgreens. If this ends up being the case, I would be extremely disappointed. A grocery store in this site is exactly what th...
by TheUrbanGopher
November 30th, 2013, 8:05 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Frey Mansion Apartments
Replies: 4
Views: 1205

Re: Frey Mansion Apartments

The only problem I have with this project is the added parking lot between the two homes. It will likely end up taking out a couple large, established trees. Another project woe based on parking minimum requirements... Still though, really happy to see these will be renewed. Both are really cool hou...
by TheUrbanGopher
November 30th, 2013, 6:24 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Buzza Lofts of Uptown
Replies: 100
Views: 23616

Re: Buzza Lofts of Uptown

I dont think this was the block to build a large structure, and I am glad to see it will be something other than a very underutilized parking lot... but when does the city get tired of the 6-story uniformity? It would sure be nice to see somebody develop ANYTHING with 8+ stories in this area to matc...
by TheUrbanGopher
November 25th, 2013, 10:37 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: University of Minnesota - General Topics
Replies: 551
Views: 87019

Re: University of Minnesota

Much of the U of M student body is part of a Facebook page called "Overheard at U of M", which is mostly to post funny overheard quotes around campus. With the recent crime increase, more people have been posting about a crime watch program. Somebody just posted this to the page, and before my head ...
by TheUrbanGopher
November 25th, 2013, 11:58 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: The Marshall - (515 14th Avenue Southeast)
Replies: 238
Views: 43164

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

Meh. The Marshall HS building could have definitely been saved, but density is better when it contains the amenities and businesses that this will host. I consider this like a modern dorm more than anything - if you look at the footprint, its actually comprable to something you would see in the Supe...
by TheUrbanGopher
November 25th, 2013, 11:49 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: The Bridges - (950 University Avenue SE)
Replies: 242
Views: 39671

Re: The Bridges - (950 University Avenue SE)

I know the Marcy Holmes Neighborhood Association wanted Doran to build something significant in this parcel. They probably didn't have huge influence... plus I like to pretend that he just wanted to trump FloCo somehow.
by TheUrbanGopher
November 25th, 2013, 11:44 am
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: Block E (archive)
Replies: 351
Views: 42153

Re: Block E

Initial reaction: 1 and a half thumbs up. I like the sleek design, the street front is obviously much improved, and it should pair up with the Target Center renovations well. I would like to see what the actual practice facility will look like and where it will be (probably fairly utilitarian; after...
by TheUrbanGopher
November 22nd, 2013, 8:46 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown (and LynLake) Development & General Topics
Replies: 1058
Views: 141673

Re: Uptown Development Map and General Discussion

I'll take suggestions now for updating the map at the top of this thread. I'm going to mark a bunch of things as complete, including those that are nearly complete (Track 29, 2700 Hennepin, etc.) I don't think we have a single new proposal to add to the map, and I haven't touched it in months... Pe...
by TheUrbanGopher
November 21st, 2013, 3:26 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Saint Paul - General Topics
Replies: 546
Views: 111373

Re: Saint Paul - General Topics

http://www.startribune.com/blogs/232826141.html

Looks like St. Paul just grabbed one area of bragging rights - most hipster ZIP code. Hipsterdom died in Minneapolis like, last month anyways.
by TheUrbanGopher
November 15th, 2013, 8:32 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Lime - (2904 Lyndale Avenue South)
Replies: 398
Views: 68228

Re: Lime - (2900 Lyndale Avenue South)

Cool info about the lobby. How was the tour otherwise? I remember touring the Greco-financed Flux a couple years back and enjoying some of the things it had to offer. Is it similar to Blue/Flux?

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