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by minntransplant
September 1st, 2016, 9:05 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: DTE: Wells Fargo, Radisson Red, Edition Apts & Millwright Building
Replies: 2903
Views: 363561

Re: DTE: Wells Fargo, Radisson Red, Edition Apts & Millwright Building

Millwright is "topping off" today. Saw the Christmas tree being lifted up this morning.
by minntransplant
August 8th, 2016, 1:36 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Chroma - 113 East 26th Street
Replies: 40
Views: 7124

Re: Chroma - (113 East 26th Street)

This is coming along very nicely. Their website is now up and running. Interesting to note that they have 1 unit under $1,000/mo. http://chromampls.com/
by minntransplant
August 8th, 2016, 1:32 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Embassy Suites (Plymouth Building) - 12 6th Street S
Replies: 286
Views: 44234

Re: Embassy Suites (Plymouth Building) - 12 6th Street S

Are my eyes deceiving me, or do the ground level windows have a blue hue to them? I walked by today, and couldn't tell if there was some film or lining on the interior side. Either way, it is looking really sharp. Hard to imagine that this will be an Embassy Suites - I never think of downtown or bea...
by minntransplant
July 1st, 2016, 8:03 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Gaviidae Common / Downtown YMCA
Replies: 114
Views: 10452

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

I'm really enthusiastic about this project. I walk through or by Gaviidae every day and it is always striking just how dead the building is despite being a central hub of the skyway system. I especially like the giant Y and hope that the feature remains (not sure about code issues or feasibility iss...
by minntransplant
May 26th, 2016, 6:45 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: AC Marriott Hotel - 401 Hennepin Ave (Andrews Hotel site)
Replies: 353
Views: 54872

Re: AC Marriott Hotel (401 Hennepin Ave / Andrews Hotel site)

nBode wrote:Saw this in person the other day, can confirm: is utter garbage.

Seriously, this has got to be the worst-clad building ever constructed in Minneapolis. I can't believe any architect approved this.
It's about time we got something worse than Center Village
by minntransplant
May 25th, 2016, 7:10 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: North Loop Neighborhood
Replies: 1009
Views: 162852

Re: North Loop Neighborhood

The Acme complaint about parking speaks to the mentality many still have about parking: if it isn't literally adjacent to or across the street from the destination, it doesn't exist.
by minntransplant
May 19th, 2016, 7:32 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Chroma - 113 East 26th Street
Replies: 40
Views: 7124

Re: Chroma - (113 East 26th Street)

It will be interesting to see how rent here compares to other recently completed "non-luxury" market rate projects. Rents at 2320 Colfax came in way higher than what was initially promised, effectively in the same range as any other new build in Uptown, regardless of no pool, etc. Rents at Zest (54...
by minntransplant
May 19th, 2016, 7:20 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News
Replies: 1197
Views: 165561

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Well it's still better that they remodeled and made the nice corner entrance and then closed than if they hadn't done anything at all, right? Maybe we'll get another outlet store :) A Nike outlet store wouldn't be the worst thing to happen ... it would be nice if another sports/athletic apparel ret...
by minntransplant
May 16th, 2016, 12:51 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: 1900 Colfax Avenue Apartments (5 units)
Replies: 22
Views: 1839

Re: 1900 Colfax Avenue Apartments (5 units)

We must have missed it but the HPC denied this back on April 19, going against CPED's recommendation. The developer is appealing that decision to the City Council's Zoning & Planning Committee on 5/19: http://minneapolismn.gov/meetings/legislation/WCMSP-180042 My guess is that this is a slam dunk a...
by minntransplant
May 13th, 2016, 7:47 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market
Replies: 1010
Views: 157589

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market

the Baker Center renovation is now well underway. They've been stripping off the facade along Marquette this week.
by minntransplant
April 20th, 2016, 8:48 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News
Replies: 1197
Views: 165561

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

The Saks space is looking nice. Walked by the street level this morning, and they had the coverings off one window. Definitely looks ready for a Thursday opening.
by minntransplant
March 15th, 2016, 7:47 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Legacy Condominiums - 121 12th Ave S (187' - 17 Stories)
Replies: 208
Views: 33463

Re: Legacy Condominiums - 121 12th Ave S

I think it looks nice and the materials all *look* high-end. I think it will turn out looking sharp and attractive. I don't think anyone should worry about whether they will sell, and how quickly. I think the Mill District has proven to be an attractive area for condo buyers. Not to mention, 32 unit...
by minntransplant
February 18th, 2016, 10:23 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Gaviidae Common / Downtown YMCA
Replies: 114
Views: 10452

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

This would almost undoubtedly be a smaller space though, right? If the Y is so busy then why would they downsize? Yea, Gaviidae has less square footage, but the current location has lots of inactive/dead space (it is really odd). I go to the Y and have been hearing lots of gossip about this. Not co...
by minntransplant
February 18th, 2016, 10:08 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Gaviidae Common / Downtown YMCA
Replies: 114
Views: 10452

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

The Y would not move into a location without a pool. Would not happen, ever. I'm sure they've had engineers assess the viability of a pool. If if can't support a pool, they wouldn't be looking at this location. The downtown Y is bustling. They have a daycare (ground level), offices (2nd level), and ...
by minntransplant
January 25th, 2016, 11:40 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Nicollet Ave / Eat Street - Whittier, Stevens, Loring Park
Replies: 163
Views: 24395

Re: Eat Street

Excited to finally see this happen. Last summer they started bringing materials on-site and a lot of the windows were boarded up. Figured they were just doing a renovation; had no idea they were going to add some floors. Should be a nice addition to the neighborhood.
by minntransplant
December 15th, 2015, 10:05 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: 700 Central Avenue Northeast Apartments
Replies: 120
Views: 23923

Re: 700 Central Avenue Northeast Apartments

http://www.rejournals.com/2015/12/15/dougherty-mortgage-closes-15-million-loan-for-apartment-project-in-minneapolis/ I found this interesting: "Target residents will be those with incomes ranging between $50,000 and $60,000 a year." Any thoughts on what rents will be based on that guidance? It woul...
by minntransplant
November 20th, 2015, 9:59 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Motiv Apartments - 2320 Colfax Avenue S
Replies: 846
Views: 82886

Re: Motiv Apartments - 2320 Colfax Avenue S

I don't think the rents are out of line. I live in the Wedge, in a 1930s era apartment complex. No AC, no dishwasher, no in-unit laundry. No gym, no pool, no rooftop deck. Some things are in need of sprucing up. And, it isn't in as desirable/convenient of a location as Motiv. Despite that, my manage...
by minntransplant
November 6th, 2015, 1:12 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: DTE: Wells Fargo, Radisson Red, Edition Apts & Millwright Building
Replies: 2903
Views: 363561

Re: Downtown East - Wells Fargo / Radisson Red / Edition Apt

I'll have to get a picture after work, but the "Wells Fargo" logo is now installed on on west tower (along 5th ave). It's huge, classy, wonderful.
by minntransplant
October 12th, 2015, 1:53 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: City Center
Replies: 384
Views: 53197

Re: City Center

Anyone stop in Sports Authority? Yeah; pretty happy with how it turned out. Quality, large signage really makes a difference on the exterior. The store itself was clean and well organized. Not sure if this was the case before, but the ceiling is exposed (similar to how it is in Marshalls). Merchand...
by minntransplant
September 21st, 2015, 11:48 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News
Replies: 1197
Views: 165561

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Walked in on Friday and was definitely not impressed. Several of my friends who went along for the walk commented on how they seemed to take everything that would normally fit on one floor and spread it out across two. The lack of color and sterile/fluorescent-light feel was definitely off-putting....

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