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Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Posted: December 14th, 2017, 5:36 pm
by BBMplsMN
I think the zip line is a pretty fun idea. $30 is a little steep (especially since it was $10 in Indianapolis). But I’ll probsbly still do it. Picking the right day will be important, but hard to know in advance.

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Posted: December 14th, 2017, 7:30 pm
by Silophant
I saw a tweet that did some back of the envelope math and suggested an effective wind chill of -15°F, assuming still air and am actual temp of 20°. Which is cold, but it's also going to be like a 30 second experience. I'll do it, is what I'm saying.

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Posted: December 29th, 2017, 1:37 pm
by bubzki2
Lileks: Downtown Mpls. development projects played it safe in 2017 – and that's OK

http://www.startribune.com/developments ... 467152343/#

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Posted: January 16th, 2018, 9:04 am
by SurlyLHT
I saw in the Star Tribune that United Healthcare passed 200bn in revenue. I really with by some miracle they'll decide to build a 800' tower downtown given that they're one of the businesses based here most able to pull it off.

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Posted: January 16th, 2018, 9:12 am
by alexschief
What suburban MSP corporation has the oldest headquarters?

As far as I know, UH and GM have recently expanded or refreshed their suburban offices, so it's unlikely that either would move into the city any time soon.

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Posted: January 16th, 2018, 9:58 am
by SurlyLHT
I believe you're right. Maybe Optum or a portion of UH would go Downtown? I could see SWLRT hurting/helping this. What is the status of Cargill and Carlson? I know Carlson sold off a portion. We need companies growing and searching for workers in the Downtown area.

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Posted: January 16th, 2018, 10:04 am
by MNdible
Yeah, it's been noted that the hotel branch of the Carlson companies was sold off to a Chinese company, and is looking to relocate their HQ within the metro. I'd wager that they're downtown's best bet.

General Mills, no way. They've got too much synergy with all of their labs and fully built out campus in Golden Valley. It would never work in a downtown location. And United Health has a similar problem -- they're just too big to move. Too many employees, too much space.

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Posted: January 16th, 2018, 11:14 am
by SurlyLHT
I'll take a Carlson tower. I'm hoping the city takes more leadership in bringing more jobs Downtown and making it easier for employers to expand an locate here. It seems like part of this should be better connections to the U of M and etc since Universities are where many future workers are coming from. There also should be some thought put into replacing Target in case they stumble hard when the next recession comes.

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Posted: January 16th, 2018, 12:24 pm
by Multimodal
According to this article, a condition of the sale is that Carlson Hospitality’s headquarters will stay in Minnetonka. Maybe things have changed since then.

http://www.startribune.com/carlson-sell ... 377336421/

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Posted: January 16th, 2018, 12:54 pm
by MNdible
This is a more recent article.
While the company is committed to keeping the hotel group headquartered in the Twin Cities, it is exploring options for a new location.

“It’s kind of like the little bird stepping out of the nest,” said Josh Hoffman, executive vice president and chief human resources officer at Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group. “We are not part of the Carlson family anymore. It’s difficult to break away from that image when we have that in our name, when we have that in our location, when we have that in the building that we sit in.”

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Posted: January 16th, 2018, 1:54 pm
by MattW
I work for CWT, the 'other' Carlson company. Unfortunately, I'd say Carlson Rezidor is highly unlikely to be building a new tower downtown or anything of the sort. They'd likely just rent office space somewhere. They currently only occupy about four or five floors in one of the Carlson Towers. So, even if they did build something, it wouldn't be anything significant.

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Posted: January 16th, 2018, 2:18 pm
by SurlyLHT
Maybe they'll take the space RBC is leaving vacant?

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Posted: January 16th, 2018, 2:21 pm
by MNdible
Sorry, yeah, I wasn't implying that they'd build a new tower (or even necessarily move downtown) -- just that of the companies listed that might move downtown, they seemed like the only likely contender.

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Posted: January 16th, 2018, 5:01 pm
by grant1simons2
Now's my chance!!!

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Posted: January 16th, 2018, 8:10 pm
by Tiller
Nice NUMTOT ;)

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Posted: January 18th, 2018, 10:16 pm
by contrast
I assume that HNA Group, the buyer of the Carlson Hotels division, would move the staff to 33 South Sixth since they own the building. Makes sense to fill their own building instead of leasing from someone else.

http://www.costar.com/News/Article/HNA- ... ter/187248

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Posted: January 24th, 2018, 8:20 pm
by intercomnut
Just got a message from my landlord (Nic on Fifth) with their parking prices/restrictions for the Super Bowl. I wonder if other ramps will be similar.
Nic on Fifth Management wrote:Dear Nic Residents,

During the Super Bowl Live Events beginning this Friday, January 26th and extending through Super Bowl Sunday the hours and prices of our parking will vary. We are not allowing any transient parking on Super Bowl Sunday in the contract/resident garage. Only the first floor near the guest parking will be open for public parking. The parking/fee schedule for the Super Bowl Live events are below.

Friday, January 26th - Normal hours & rates
Saturday, January 27th - Transient parking $100 flat fee
Sunday, January 28th - Transient parking $100 flat fee
Monday, January 29th - No transient parking until 3pm, $50 flat fee
Tuesday, January 30th - No transient parking until 3pm, $50 flat fee
Wednesday, January 31st - No transient parking until 3pm, $50 flat fee
Thursday, February 1st - No transient parking until 3pm, $50 flat fee
Friday, February 2nd - No transient parking until 3pm, $100 flat fee
Saturday, February 3rd - Transient parking $100 flat fee
Sunday, February 4th - $200 flat fee parking available on 1st floor only.

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Posted: January 24th, 2018, 10:24 pm
by Silophant
Woooooow.

All I've heard, parkingwise, is a co-worker complaining that his contract spot in the C Ramp isn't letting him park there on gameday. Not that he'd be coming downtown that day anyway, but he feels he should be refunded the $4 or whatever his contract works out to per day.

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Posted: January 25th, 2018, 9:29 am
by alexschief
Don't take your cars to town son
Leave your cars at home Sven
Don't take your cars to town

- Johnny Cash

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Posted: January 25th, 2018, 10:30 am
by MNdible
Yeah, I guess I'm surprised that they think there will be that much parking demand for the game. Nobody staying at the downtown hotels will need parking; presumably all of the outlying hotels will be running shuttles. They've set up the Blue Line and Green Line to offer pre-screened express service. Other out-of-town coastal elites will probably be leaning heavily on Uber, etc. I'd expect that there will be less demand than at a typical Vikings game, right?