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Re: Northside - General Topics

Posted: May 16th, 2016, 12:38 pm
by EOst
Yeah, the vacant lots next to the Olympic Cafe. Two stories, most of the rest of the block parking, including a two-story(?) ramp facing onto Penn and no active street frontage anywhere but the entrance door on Broadway.

Re: Northside - General Topics

Posted: May 16th, 2016, 1:12 pm
by Nathan
It also includes a retail building with the potential of 3 retail bays? but a really bizarre use of land.

Re: Northside - General Topics

Posted: May 16th, 2016, 1:54 pm
by alleycat
That separate retail building was a compromise for the developer to meet the city's desire for a restaurant/retail space next to the theater expansion. The Capri expansion will be just to east of a pocket park. There will be plenty of retail bays between existing buildings, Broadway Flats and Lupe-Rose's next phase on the southwest corner of Penn/Broadway/McNair.

I'm OK with putting something useful like this in a retail hub. The tenant looks like it's going the U's Broadway Family Medicine. They currently are in Hawthorn Crossing. Perhaps this could cause the western half of the strip mall to be redeveloped.

The garage is supposed to act as district parking for the entire business district including the Capri, Five Points and future development. I'm a bit befuddled by the continued use of surface parking surrounding the garage. Maybe this could alleviate the need for street parking and give the still possible West Broadway streetcar dedicated row in this intersection.

Re: Northside - General Topics

Posted: June 21st, 2016, 4:03 pm
by lordmoke
Brix Grocery planning to rebuild post-fire:
http://minneapolismn.gov/www/groups/pub ... 182035.pdf

Re: Northside - General Topics

Posted: July 11th, 2016, 8:48 am
by twincitizen
The path of the 2011 tornado in North. Photo taken yesterday by Rep. Raymond Dehn.

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Re: Northside - General Topics

Posted: August 6th, 2016, 11:38 am
by nBode
I've no idea where to put this, but:

When counting blocks in MPLS, are the east-west blocks considered full blocks, or the north-south ones? (for example: is the park in the lower right of that photo 2 blocks long, or 4?)

Re: Northside - General Topics

Posted: August 6th, 2016, 1:37 pm
by MNdible
I will often use "short blocks" and "long blocks" when describing distance. For example, I might say that "it's three short blocks and one long block from my house to the restaurant".

Re: Northside - General Topics

Posted: August 6th, 2016, 10:03 pm
by min-chi-cbus
Generally speaking, a "block" is the long side, or at least that's how I use it. 8 blocks is a mile, but 16 short blocks is a mile. I think most people use the long side, and use typical city blocks as a standard (but many are different proportions).

Re: Northside - General Topics

Posted: August 8th, 2016, 8:58 am
by mattaudio
But be careful, since many suburbs (all of Dakota County at least) use the same numbering scheme, but where 10 blocks = 1 mile. For example, 175th to 185th Street is one mile.

Re: Northside - General Topics

Posted: October 20th, 2016, 9:22 am
by EOst
Woman struck and killed Tuesday morning at Broadway and Sheridan. Too bad that won't be enough to force Hennepin County to make Broadway remotely safe.

Re: Northside - General Topics

Posted: October 27th, 2016, 8:15 am
by tab
Saw a Frerichs sign and work happening at 2nd St NE, just north of Lowry. Des anyone here know what this will be?

Re: Northside - General Topics

Posted: November 10th, 2016, 12:58 pm
by xandrex
Pyres opening a brewery just outside the North Loop on West River Road.

http://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/n ... -near.html

Re: Northside - General Topics

Posted: November 10th, 2016, 2:42 pm
by Silophant
just blocks from the recently announced First Ave amphitheater project.
Lol. 22 blocks, along West River Road, which doesn't connect through the Northern Metals site. Technically correct! The best kind of correct!

Re: Northside - General Topics

Posted: November 18th, 2016, 11:48 am
by lordmoke

Re: Northside - General Topics

Posted: November 29th, 2016, 11:04 pm
by mattaudio
Kemp's tore down those vintage brick buildings on Broadway today. Surface parking...

Re: Northside - General Topics

Posted: November 30th, 2016, 1:29 am
by alleycat
I believe it was just the classic White Castle building. The IOOF building was deemed historic.

Re: Northside - General Topics

Posted: December 30th, 2016, 9:54 am
by twincitizen
Northern Metals may be forced to shut down: http://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/n ... force.html

Re: Northside - General Topics

Posted: January 12th, 2017, 1:09 pm
by RailBaronYarr
Proposal at CoW today at 212 James Ave N: http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/www/gro ... 192029.pdf

Interesting site given the block's elevation changes. Also, the residential portion is 82 units affordable, 28 market rate. 0.6 mile walk from the future Van White SWLRT stop, so there's that.

Re: Northside - General Topics

Posted: January 12th, 2017, 11:49 pm
by intercomnut
RailBaronYarr wrote:Proposal at CoW today at 212 James Ave N: http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/www/gro ... 192029.pdf

Interesting site given the block's elevation changes. Also, the residential portion is 82 units affordable, 28 market rate. 0.6 mile walk from the future Van White SWLRT stop, so there's that.
And about 0.2 miles from Phase 2 of the C Line!

Re: Northside - General Topics

Posted: January 22nd, 2017, 3:31 pm
by Anondson
Spotlight on the burst of activity around North Minneapolis.

http://www.startribune.com/thor-cos-hea ... 411383895/