Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Downtown - North Loop - Mill District - Elliot Park - Loring Park
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Re: Downtown Minneapolis - General Topics

Postby TommyT » October 2nd, 2014, 2:51 pm

That Hotel Leaminton is a pretty cool looking building! Too bad they had to go and take that down. It seems like such a waste with all the open lots in that area.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis - General Topics

Postby Wedgeguy » October 2nd, 2014, 2:53 pm

TommyT wrote:That Hotel Leaminton is a pretty cool looking building! Too bad they had to go and take that down. It seems like such a waste with all the open lots in that area.
It did not go down without a fight and controversy. Lot of critics felt the same way about it.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis - General Topics

Postby maxbaby » October 2nd, 2014, 5:21 pm

It would have made one hell of an apartment conversion or luxury hotel if it was still here.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis - General Topics

Postby TommyT » October 3rd, 2014, 7:23 am

maxbaby wrote:It would have made one hell of an apartment conversion or luxury hotel if it was still here.
It reminds me of some of the giant old apartment buildings along Lake Shore Drive in Chicago. I love driving through there and you have the wall of buildings on one side of you, and the lake on the other. Absolutely stunning. It is kind of cool to look toward Loring Park and see the high rise residential all coming out of one area. I'm really hoping to see a few more of them pop up over there before too long, hopefully someone else has the same vision as I do though :-)

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis - General Topics

Postby mullen » October 3rd, 2014, 8:50 am

yea so true. and LPM is a very chicago style residential tower. little bit of a wall effect there and it looks good.

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Re: Current & Proposed Downtown Minneapolis Projects

Postby grant1simons2 » October 13th, 2014, 8:35 am

Remember this? It's beginning to look pretty legit. http://finance-commerce.com/2014/10/str ... ollet-ave/
South Nicollet I hear... is going to get a lot of development interest by some NYC developers.

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Re: Current & Proposed Downtown Minneapolis Projects

Postby min-chi-cbus » October 13th, 2014, 9:13 am

grant1simons2 wrote:Remember this? It's beginning to look pretty legit. http://finance-commerce.com/2014/10/str ... ollet-ave/
South Nicollet I hear... is going to get a lot of development interest by some NYC developers.
Are you referencing the 5-6 towers rumor from SkyscraperCity?

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Re: Current & Proposed Downtown Minneapolis Projects

Postby grant1simons2 » October 13th, 2014, 9:14 am

Nope. I'm referring to something I was told by someone who is developing that area

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Re: Current & Proposed Downtown Minneapolis Projects

Postby grant1simons2 » October 13th, 2014, 4:22 pm

I know Texas RE was talking to me a little bit about this site.. I'll ask her later if she knows some more. I don't want to toss any stories or heights around but I can tell you it's not going to be anything like the Thrivent building.. It'll be much taller

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Re: Current & Proposed Downtown Minneapolis Projects

Postby ECtransplant » October 13th, 2014, 4:32 pm

grant1simons2 wrote:Remember this? It's beginning to look pretty legit. http://finance-commerce.com/2014/10/str ... ollet-ave/
South Nicollet I hear... is going to get a lot of development interest by some NYC developers.
What, exactly constitutes South Nicollet? Not trying to push for more information than you're comfortable giving, but just trying to figure out if you mean the south end of the Mall, Nicollet and Franklin, or what. Thanks.

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Re: Current & Proposed Downtown Minneapolis Projects

Postby grant1simons2 » October 13th, 2014, 4:36 pm

South of the mall. Basically Once you pass the Hyatt and heading straight South on Nicollet

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis - General Topics

Postby acs » October 21st, 2014, 3:59 pm

Nice article in Citylab talking about the teaching Rybak is doing at the U of M, devoting equal time to the finances and politics of being mayor as well as the urban planning aspects.

http://www.citylab.com/politics/2014/10 ... 01/381728/

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis - General Topics

Postby emcee squared » October 21st, 2014, 4:23 pm

I graduated a few years early, apparently. I would've really enjoyed being in a class of his.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis - General Topics

Postby EOst » October 21st, 2014, 5:43 pm

Ha, I thought I saw him yesterday at the U. Wanted to say hello, but wasn't sure it was him.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis - General Topics

Postby Smoothuser » October 24th, 2014, 4:39 pm

Google street view taken in September 2014 is updated for some of Downtown Minneapolis. ex: http://goo.gl/maps/jNMDU

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis - General Topics

Postby chimpls » October 25th, 2014, 7:38 am

i've seen the google car with its hydra head a lot lately. i'd expect to see more of dwtn and uptown updated over the coming weeks.

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Re: Current & Proposed Downtown Minneapolis Projects

Postby xandrex » October 28th, 2014, 3:15 pm

The vacancy rate (with some caveats) is 3.1 percent in downtown Minneapolis. Overall vacancy is 2.1 percent.

Looks like there's no immediate need to worry about the market hitting a glut.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis - General Topics

Postby twincitizen » November 4th, 2014, 8:45 am

Strib editorial checking in on the progress of the Downtown Council's 2025 Plan: http://www.startribune.com/opinion/edit ... 80231.html

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis - General Topics

Postby FISHMANPET » November 4th, 2014, 10:12 am

Interesting to see them championing downtown (including specifically calling out a need for more transit) while endorsing some GOP members. At least it looks like they went mostly DFL for the state house, but ran straight to the right for the US house.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis - General Topics

Postby MNdible » November 4th, 2014, 11:17 am

FISHMANPET wrote:At least it looks like they went mostly DFL for the state house, but ran straight to the right for the US house.
I think that the Strib endorsed a straight DFL ticket for the state constitutional offices, and endorsed all of the incumbents for the House races with the sole exception of Stuart Mills over Nolan. While I think that's a bit of a head scratcher, Nolan is kind of a wild card himself, and I don't think that single endorsement is enough to declare that the Strib is marching to the right.


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