You raise a valid point. I do think there should be a major diagonal green space to extend Nicoller Mall to Hennepin, but a majority of the park land could be made into a commercial development. It's a waste of prime real estate and tax revenue for the city. Also, I'm skeptical about our city's ability to maintain it. And then there's the criminal element the new park will in inevitably attract. The city doesn't appear to be able to control the security at 7th and Nicollet or the loitering of drug dealers in front of the Library. How will they keep the Gateway Park safe?min-chi-cbus wrote:It's for that very reason that I'm against the Gateway Park taking up so much Nicollet Mall frontage. A report came out just yesterday saying that average office rents on Nicollet are over $30.00/SF, up over 50% in just two years. Why pave the remaining lots on Nicollet over with park space with prices that high? I'm not saying I don't want or like parks, but I don't know that I agree with the plan for a park HERE.
Back to Marq4, I'm wondering if anybody has the ability confirm the new height or addition of 4 stories?