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Re: Minneapolis City Planning Commission

Postby mattaudio » August 26th, 2015, 11:30 am

Who was the previous Mayoral Rep? Was it Wagenius? My understanding of that spot, unlike the mayoral appointments, is that it's someone who works for the city and is there to represent the mayor's views. Not that the Henn Co or MPRB "reps" represent their appointing organization's view. Anyways, great to see elfangor on the CPC.

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Re: Minneapolis City Planning Commission

Postby seanrichardryan » August 26th, 2015, 1:19 pm

That's what I was wondering, since Lord Elfangor is on the city payroll.
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Re: Minneapolis City Planning Commission

Postby Nick » August 26th, 2015, 3:50 pm

I'm serving as a private citizen. CPED and the City Attorney's Office checked it out and didn't find a conflict, as I don't do anything related to development or the planning process.
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Re: Minneapolis City Planning Commission

Postby David Greene » August 26th, 2015, 8:52 pm

Have fun working with Meg Forney!

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Re: Minneapolis City Planning Commission

Postby EOst » August 27th, 2015, 7:07 pm

MRRDC is real unhappy that Nick was appointed, for what it's worth. ;)

https://www.facebook.com/MplsRRDC/posts/674440306023466

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Re: Minneapolis City Planning Commission

Postby Tiller » August 27th, 2015, 7:50 pm

EOst wrote:MRRDC is real unhappy that Nick was appointed, for what it's worth. ;)

https://www.facebook.com/MplsRRDC/posts/674440306023466
After quoting several of his statements relating to parking, they felt that they also had to outline his position on the Oxford Comma :lol:

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Re: Minneapolis City Planning Commission

Postby David Greene » August 27th, 2015, 9:39 pm

EOst wrote:MRRDC is real unhappy that Nick was appointed, for what it's worth. ;)

https://www.facebook.com/MplsRRDC/posts/674440306023466
I don't even...

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Re: Minneapolis City Planning Commission

Postby Nathan » August 27th, 2015, 10:07 pm

My favorite is her call for some sort of required prerequisite for the position as if a degree in urban studies isn't the most perfect qualification.

"He studied cities and the city wants him to help guide city planning... I'm outraged!"

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Re: Minneapolis City Planning Commission

Postby Silophant » August 27th, 2015, 11:14 pm

That's the kind of qualification that looks good on paper... But it pales in comparison to the real, practical qualifications of owning a single-family home and at least one car.

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Re: Minneapolis City Planning Commission

Postby David Greene » August 28th, 2015, 6:18 am

Silophant wrote:That's the kind of qualification that looks good on paper... But it pales in comparison to the real, practical qualifications of owning a single-family home and at least one car.
Well, it certainly is the case that plenty of "experts" screwed things up for people on the ground. Rondo comes to mind.

Nick will do a great job. I'm just pointing out that there are in fact different kinds of valuable expertise. On-the-ground knowledge is super important.

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Re: Minneapolis City Planning Commission

Postby twincitizen » August 28th, 2015, 10:16 am

EOst wrote:MRRDC is real unhappy that Nick was appointed, for what it's worth. ;)

https://www.facebook.com/MplsRRDC/posts/674440306023466
Earlier this week, I was going to post "I sincerely hope MRRDC has something to say about this". All my dreams have come true :D

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Re: Minneapolis City Planning Commission

Postby mister.shoes » August 28th, 2015, 10:17 am

Congrats, Nick! Do us proud.
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Re: Minneapolis City Planning Commission

Postby twincitizen » March 14th, 2016, 1:19 pm

2015 Annual Report is now online: http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/www/gro ... 175090.pdf
twincitizen wrote:I thought y'all might find this interesting: 2012 Planning Commission Annual Report

Scan through those projects. Many of them are now complete or nearing completion. Several have still not begun construction (New Xcel HQ, 4250 Upton, Nicollet & 54th mixed use) or have been cancelled outright (3535 Grand)

There's some interesting stats in there with regard to the quantities and types of variances, conditional use permits, etc. Also the percentage of projects that get appealed and the percentage of those that are granted or denied.

Looking forward to the 2013 Annual Report!

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2011 - http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/www/gro ... 091463.pdf
2010 - http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/www/gro ... 275126.pdf

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Re: Minneapolis City Planning Commission

Postby mattaudio » August 9th, 2016, 10:31 am

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Re: Minneapolis City Planning Commission

Postby twincitizen » October 12th, 2016, 2:36 pm

Good amount of stuff on the Oct. 17 PC meeting agenda: http://minneapolismn.gov/meetings/planning/WCMSP-188005

Notable:
Sabri's "Rana Village" development at Pleasant & the Greenway
Master Development's Theater Garage "Frank-Lyn" project

Could be worth attending, especially for the latter project. The MRRDC Facebook page has been relatively quiet, and I haven't seen WedgeLive reporting much in the way of opposition. Theoretically it is possible that most rational neighbors appreciate the design changes (esp. the western wall height) and only the tiny group of actual crazy people (like the 3 ladies behind MRRDC) will show up to complain.

As for Rana Village, I'd expect to see some Whittier longtimers show up to specifically bash Sabri, based on past behavior, not necessarily this specific project.

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Re: Minneapolis City Planning Commission

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Re: Minneapolis City Planning Commission

Postby grant1simons2 » January 30th, 2017, 7:22 pm

Corrupt!


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