Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Postby seamonster » June 6th, 2016, 10:23 am

grant1simons2 wrote:Anyone know why Normandy just tore up half of their pretty new parking lot? You can see it on the KA Block webcam.
I noticed that they are in full swing for the re-skinning of the restaurant corner.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Postby twinkess » June 6th, 2016, 10:55 am

Also: that parking lot was falling apart. On the side they haven't done (yet?) there are potholes and crumbling asphalt everywhere.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Postby mattaudio » June 6th, 2016, 2:50 pm

Normandy Kitchen also has...
Application for Sidewalk Cafe License (expansion of premises)
http://www.minneapolismn.gov/meetings/l ... MSP-180683
Though it is on the sidewalk, not any sort of patio replacing parking:
http://www.minneapolismn.gov/www/groups ... 180618.pdf

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Postby PhilmerPhil » June 6th, 2016, 3:21 pm

What a dreary place to eat outside.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Postby UrsusUrbanicus » June 6th, 2016, 3:33 pm

PhilmerPhil wrote:What a dreary place to eat outside.
But every renaissance has to start somewhere, no? Success for one such project could serve to show aspirants that the concept is feasible.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Postby seanrichardryan » June 6th, 2016, 4:38 pm

Also interesting in there, Kacey White of the Locavore debacle at Oak Station Place is applying for a liquor license for the current Le Town Talk Diner, renamed Town Talk Diner & Gastropub. I don't think they're closed, but they must be selling?
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Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Postby grant1simons2 » June 6th, 2016, 6:57 pm

twinkess wrote:Also: that parking lot was falling apart. On the side they haven't done (yet?) there are potholes and crumbling asphalt everywhere.
The side they just finished appeared to be in decent shape.

https://www.google.com/maps/@44.9722056 ... 312!8i6656

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Postby mattaudio » June 7th, 2016, 8:42 am

Decent shape to get redeveloped into something other than a parking lot.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Postby twinkess » June 7th, 2016, 8:55 am

Grant then it must have been deteriorating fast. Parts didn't look like asphalt, they looked like asphalt colored gravel.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Postby seamonster » June 7th, 2016, 9:11 am

Looks like they are doing the other half of the parking lot today.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Postby mnmike » June 7th, 2016, 9:36 am

This is really interesting conversation. Which part of the lot do you think they will put the asphalt on first and in which direction will the steamroller go? Who is taking pics?

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Postby MattW » June 7th, 2016, 9:43 am

This building is so frustrating. The corner of the hotel with the Normandy sign fronts the sidewalk pretty well. However, the rest of the building is so awkwardly situated on the lot I don't think development of the parking lot is possible without demolishing the entire lot and starting over.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Postby bapster2006 » June 7th, 2016, 3:21 pm

mnmike wrote:This is really interesting conversation. Which part of the lot do you think they will put the asphalt on first and in which direction will the steamroller go? Who is taking pics?
The roller is going East-West

ImageNormandy Inn and Elliot Park projects 6-7-16 by Matt Bappe, on Flickr

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Postby MNdible » June 7th, 2016, 3:23 pm

Bapster for the win!

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Postby mnmike » June 7th, 2016, 3:26 pm

Ooh!

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Postby bapster2006 » June 7th, 2016, 3:29 pm

Ha ha, in MNMike's defense, with all this talk, I was very curious myself. Great view too.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Postby seanrichardryan » June 7th, 2016, 3:58 pm

So, shouldn't their repaving trigger a site plan review which should require landscaping around the perimeter of the lot? Hello, CM Frey, wasn't that one of your pet peeves?
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Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Postby Didier » June 7th, 2016, 5:09 pm

What's the deal with the Normandy Inn? Is it a normal hotel? Who stays there?

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Postby twinkess » June 7th, 2016, 5:37 pm

It's a Best Western... so yeah anybody with the cash.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Postby Didier » June 7th, 2016, 5:38 pm

Still not totally sure what that means!


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