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by minntransplant
March 6th, 2018, 2:38 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 1410 Loring - 1400 Nicollet Ave. (Market BBQ redevelopment)
Replies: 48
Views: 9561

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: 128
Views: 22014

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: 1733
Views: 283222

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: 78287

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: 130
Views: 20166

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...
by minntransplant
February 2nd, 2018, 10:22 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: North Loop Neighborhood
Replies: 1009
Views: 162851

Re: North Loop Neighborhood

I like the concept, but couldn't they add a couple levels of apartments or condos above it? Not exactly the highest and best use ...
by minntransplant
January 31st, 2018, 8:17 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Minneapolis Skyway System
Replies: 511
Views: 61964

Re: Minneapolis Skyway System

Have people heard how the businesses in the Skyway are doing with the big game? Max's Cafe's owner wrote to the Star Tribune that he was down 20% and Park Cafe in the Government Center is closing on Thursday I think. I'm afraid that the workers are fleeing and the tourists aren't taking their place...
by minntransplant
January 25th, 2018, 8:02 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 1500 Nicollet Avenue - Dominium Development - 6 stories / 184 units
Replies: 128
Views: 22014

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

A construction trailer is now on site. Looks like this is getting close to breaking ground ...
by minntransplant
December 8th, 2017, 12:54 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 1500 Nicollet Avenue - Dominium Development - 6 stories / 184 units
Replies: 128
Views: 22014

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

They recently installed a fence around the parking lot (Market BBQ's food truck and other vehicles had been parking there until the fence went up), and all the buildings look cleared out now. I take that as a sign that demo is imminent.
by minntransplant
November 8th, 2017, 8:53 am
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Minneapolis Mayoral Election 2017
Replies: 379
Views: 22518

Re: Minneapolis Mayoral Election 2017

No one's posted here in over a week? OK... Huge anti-Hodges wave last night. Her chances of picking up enough 2nd/3rd-choice votes are not looking good. I ranked Hodges first, Frey second. I'm 100% fine with Jacob Frey as mayor, but am not sure I'll ever understand the depth of the anti-Hodges wave...
by minntransplant
October 13th, 2017, 9:49 am
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Minneapolis Mayoral Election 2017
Replies: 379
Views: 22518

Re: Minneapolis Mayoral Election 2017

I'm going Hodges/NLP/Dehn. I think Hodges or Dehn will win. Frey and Hoch seem to turn off too many people and won't have enough #2 or #3 support to carry them to victory. Betsy certainly has her haters, but I think her support is deeper than many think (especially among regular voters).
by minntransplant
October 4th, 2017, 3:02 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Alatus Residential Project - 228 South 12th Street (32 stories - ~348'/405')
Replies: 159
Views: 26393

Re: Alatus Residential Project - 228 South 12th Street

In regards to the parking, did they mention if any of the total included public parking? If that does include spots that could be used by the paying public, I'm okay with the higher total. Or would there be any other reason Alatus would be aiming so high on this? I'm not sure how these things work,...
by minntransplant
August 31st, 2017, 7:56 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Old Thrivent HQ Block - 4th Ave and 6th St (existing building & new parking ramp)
Replies: 160
Views: 20994

Re: Thrivent's Surface Parking Lots

If Thrivent is downsizing, why not lease space in an existing building? If new is a must, why not build office space on the half-block parking ramp they are proposing? Wouldn't that be more cost-efficient (and convenient) for their employees? None of this makes any sense yet. I think they would hav...
by minntransplant
May 24th, 2017, 7:53 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: South Nicollet Ave - Lake to Crosstown (Lyndale-Kingfield-Tangletown-Windom)
Replies: 166
Views: 22496

Re: South Nicollet (Lyndale & Kingfield & Tangletown & Windom)

Why would they need a parking variance? Weren't parking requirements eliminated near high frequency transit? The developer brought that up and said they could move forward without one. I couldn't tell whether the City was encouraging them to seek the variance, or if the developer decided on its own...
by minntransplant
May 23rd, 2017, 2:56 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: South Nicollet Ave - Lake to Crosstown (Lyndale-Kingfield-Tangletown-Windom)
Replies: 166
Views: 22496

Re: South Nicollet (Lyndale & Kingfield & Tangletown & Windom)

Weren't those two live/work townhomes? Wasn't live/work, especially facing Nicollet (let's face it, the rest of the "live worK" interior is really garages) the reason why this proposal was chosen over one that would have housed significantly more people on the parcel? https://streets.mn/2016/07/27/...
by minntransplant
May 23rd, 2017, 7:12 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: South Nicollet Ave - Lake to Crosstown (Lyndale-Kingfield-Tangletown-Windom)
Replies: 166
Views: 22496

Re: South Nicollet (Lyndale & Kingfield & Tangletown & Windom)

Regarding the proposed development at 3329 Nicollet, there's a public meeting in Lyndale on May 22. The developer is seeking setback variances. I'll be attending and hopefully they will have more renderings. The developer has updated their proposal. They are replacing 2 town homes (the ones frontin...
by minntransplant
May 18th, 2017, 6:47 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: South Nicollet Ave - Lake to Crosstown (Lyndale-Kingfield-Tangletown-Windom)
Replies: 166
Views: 22496

Re: South Nicollet (Lyndale & Kingfield & Tangletown & Windom)

Regarding the proposed development at 3329 Nicollet, there's a public meeting in Lyndale on May 22. The developer is seeking setback variances. I'll be attending and hopefully they will have more renderings.
by minntransplant
April 13th, 2017, 10:09 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Franklin Avenue
Replies: 41
Views: 3775

Re: Franklin Avenue

Posted this here for the sake of not duplicating threads. What are folks thoughts on the MnDOT detour of all freeway access traffic from Hennepin/Lyndale down Franklin at the moment? When I first saw they were going to do this I figured they would have tried to mitigate how it would impact the neig...
by minntransplant
February 14th, 2017, 2:00 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nicollet Mall
Replies: 1365
Views: 152714

Re: Nicollet Mall Reconstruction Project

It doesn't seem like there's been any work done on the north end of the mall for several months; including week days. This may turn out beautiful, but I have to imagine they wish they would've planned the logistics better. When I arrive downtown in the morning, it is rare I see anyone working on th...
by minntransplant
October 26th, 2016, 6:58 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News
Replies: 1015
Views: 153354

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

Hm, the bar was usually full for happy hour...but no it never seemed too busy for dinner. I thought it was an okay place though. We can't seem to get Mexican or Tex Mex places to work downtown for some reason. It is a shame, because I love that stuff:) Is Salsa A La Salsa still there? That is kind ...

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