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by minntransplant
June 15th, 2018, 1:14 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Nicollet-Central Streetcar
Replies: 840
Views: 76071

Re: Nicollet-Central Streetcar

Just adding some thoughts on the Tucson experience. While ridership is pathetic (it always was going to be), I think it is a solid test case for streetcars being a catalyst for development. There has been a considerable level of development along the Sunlink (especially for Tucson standards). This i...
by minntransplant
June 15th, 2018, 7:42 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Nicollet-Central Streetcar
Replies: 840
Views: 76071

Re: Arterial Bus Rapid Transit Corridors

Even if a street car wasn't allegedly still on the table, I don't think anything meaningful would happen on Nicollet/Central until the K-Mart is gone. Since Sear's/Kmart's death looks more imminent by the day, it is an even more attractive reason why we should just wait before doing anything. Truly ...
by minntransplant
June 14th, 2018, 12:41 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Arby’s Island
Replies: 209
Views: 21696

Re: Arby’s Island

If it is Arby's, they better put the hat sign back up. I'll add to the speculation: Taco Bell with booze.
by minntransplant
June 14th, 2018, 8:21 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: East End / Thresher Square / Trader Joes - 713 Washington Ave S
Replies: 404
Views: 71299

Re: East End / Thresher Square / Trader Joes - 713 Washington Ave S

alleycat wrote:
June 14th, 2018, 7:39 am
It looks much better in person and doesn't come across well in pictures.
Agreed. It doesn't look as busy in person.
by minntransplant
June 14th, 2018, 6:56 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Southside - General Topics
Replies: 944
Views: 122393

Re: Southside - General Topics

Duplex next to my garden is going to become a 4plex. The property is in BAD shape. Check out the photobomb from Fluffy the Dragon on pg. 27 http://www.minneapolismn.gov/www/groups/public/@cped/documents/webcontent/wcmsp-211342.pdf Very nice to see this happening! I like how they divided the units -...
by minntransplant
June 4th, 2018, 8:03 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Latest Census Estimates and Met Council Projections
Replies: 183
Views: 15905

Re: Latest Census Estimates and Met Council Projections

The more I read about it the more worried I get. We're much better off than Japan or China, but it's still going to be a pretty big drag. I'm thinking growth will be pretty elusive over the next 20 years. Does anybody have a reality check? Am I worrying about nothing? Even in nations like Japan/Chi...
by minntransplant
June 4th, 2018, 7:53 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nicollet Mall
Replies: 1355
Views: 145775

Re: Nicollet Mall

Some flower beds/planter boxes would make a big impact. Also, while most of the birches have budded, some are definitely dead. Counted about 6 of them this morning. Sad.
by minntransplant
May 23rd, 2018, 12:12 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nicollet Mall
Replies: 1355
Views: 145775

Re: Nicollet Mall

https://mplsdowntown.com/nicollet-springtacular-event-set-wednesday-may-23-onnicollet/ https://twitter.com/brentpavia/status/999313297756258305 this is going on today. It's a bit crazy. There is the big band stage, but then they also have 4-5 solo acts around the space and they have powered amps. J...
by minntransplant
May 16th, 2018, 11:03 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News
Replies: 1472
Views: 151255

Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

seanrichardryan wrote:
May 16th, 2018, 10:47 am
Bar Louie has closed- https://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/ ... ml?ana=twt
I'm surprised. It always seemed busy, especially during patio season. Great opportunity for someone else ...
by minntransplant
May 9th, 2018, 11:52 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Hennepin Avenue Reconstruction (Douglas to Lake St)
Replies: 104
Views: 10265

Re: Hennepin Avenue Reconstruction / E Line (Uptown to Downtown)

Hennepin already has a lot of bike traffic. It would be interesting to see some counts, but I'd bet it has more bike traffic than 3rd Ave, and possibly more than 1st or LaSalle, all of which have dedicated lanes. It would be a huge mistake not to have one on Hennepin. It's like the argument people m...
by minntransplant
May 8th, 2018, 9:15 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Southside - General Topics
Replies: 944
Views: 122393

Re: Southside - General Topics

That BK is way to profitable for them to close. Since corporate owns it, we might even see some remodeling to bring it out of the early aughts. There are already multiple interested parties, some of whom are already BK franchisees. There are developer types who are also interested in the property. ...
by minntransplant
April 30th, 2018, 7:48 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Southside - General Topics
Replies: 944
Views: 122393

Re: Southside - General Topics

Anyone know what's going on with the Burger King at Nicollet and 34th? It's been closed for a week now. There's a sign on the door that says it will re-open, but I'm started to think something more might be going on. I haven't seen anyone onsite doing repairs/remodeling (I live nearby). Maybe they ...
by minntransplant
April 25th, 2018, 12:55 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Southside - General Topics
Replies: 944
Views: 122393

Re: Southside - General Topics

Anyone know what's going on with the Burger King at Nicollet and 34th? It's been closed for a week now. There's a sign on the door that says it will re-open, but I'm started to think something more might be going on. I haven't seen anyone onsite doing repairs/remodeling (I live nearby). Maybe they h...
by minntransplant
April 17th, 2018, 1:43 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Wells Fargo Redevelopment - 801 Portland - 16 stories - 180'
Replies: 62
Views: 9715

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

A 6 story building seems to fit in with what's already built along 9th. Usually I want more height downtown, but this doesn't seem unreasonable. Also, would HCMC have any issues with a tower on this lot? Not sure if that would make it more difficult for helicopters.
by minntransplant
March 9th, 2018, 12:11 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Smaller Scale "Missing Middle" Multi-Family Development
Replies: 73
Views: 4697

Re: Smaller Scale Multi-Family Infill

"Duplexes ruin the character of the neighborhood!" I'm willing to personally visit the neighborhood of anyone who says this and take pictures of the duplexes that are already there. I'm tempted to do the same on Nextdoor, which is already starting to heat up (odd that it always seems to be people f...
by minntransplant
March 6th, 2018, 2:38 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 1410 Loring - 1400 Nicollet Ave. (Market BBQ redevelopment)
Replies: 43
Views: 7656

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

10k sq ft to replace Asian Taste, Ryan's Pub, Market BBQ, Salsa a la Salsa and Upper Cuts? Is that enough for another five businesses at least or are we repeating south of Nicollet by adding lots more people while simultaneously making the area a lot less walkable? Oh well, just gonna be lots more ...
by minntransplant
February 26th, 2018, 8:22 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 1500 Nicollet Avenue - Dominium Development - 6 stories / 184 units
Replies: 122
Views: 20269

Re: 1500 Nicollet Avenue - Dominium Development - 6 stories / 184 units

Old buildings are now all demoed. I'll try to get some photos on the way home today. I couldn't tell if a crane or pile driver was being set up this morning. Moving fast now ...
by minntransplant
February 21st, 2018, 7:21 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map
Replies: 1658
Views: 263711

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Disappointing that there are no plans to change that congested nightmare of a skyway corridor. Also, "the forthcoming renovation of The Dayton’s Project which will add several hundred thousand square feet of class B office space." I'm not clear on what exactly the differences are between Class A an...
by minntransplant
February 20th, 2018, 12:47 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Nicollet-Central Streetcar
Replies: 840
Views: 76071

Re: Nicollet-Central Streetcar

Isn't the "beauty" of a streetcar system that you don't have to do as much prep for laying rails. The cars are much lighter than LRT and there should not be the need to move any underground utilities. They should be able to do the line in considerably less time than an LRT line with less disruption...
by minntransplant
February 12th, 2018, 1:10 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Sons of Norway block redevelopment - 1455 Lake St W
Replies: 129
Views: 18651

Re: Sons of Norway block redevelopment - 1455 Lake St W

The neighborhood's input should have limited sway over someone else's property rights. If the neighborhood groups demand the end of private property, that would be intriguing. Based on my following of the various Nextdoor threads, it is difficult to hone in one what the opposition is most concerned...

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