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Re: Northside - General Topics

Posted: July 23rd, 2019, 11:40 am
by SurlyLHT
I live near Theo Wirth and it's starting to look like Southside on Plymouth Ave with people biking around with their kids as if they were going around Lake Harriet. I got passed the other day on my bike by a lady on an electric cargo bike who looked as if she was going to The Wedge. Not something you used to see in the Northside. With that said my 3 mile commute to work today included going past two places where there were gang slayings this year.

Re: Northside - General Topics

Posted: July 23rd, 2019, 12:03 pm
by Blaisdell Greenway
This is really such a gorgeous neighborhood and essentially walking distance to downtown.

Re: Northside - General Topics

Posted: July 23rd, 2019, 2:31 pm
by EOst
There has been a pretty significant price premium in Harrison for a while now. I bet the average home goes for $30-40k more than on the other side of Olson, and very few seem to enter the market.

Re: Northside - General Topics

Posted: July 30th, 2019, 1:25 pm
by SurlyLHT
They're pile-driving at the project at Golden Valley and Penn Ave N

Re: Northside - General Topics

Posted: August 15th, 2019, 12:45 pm
by mattaudio
It sounds like there may be a riverfront development planned for the Broadway Pizza site (Broadway Ave and W. River Road) - and apparently the restaurant is willing to give away the caboose on the corner if you're interested...

Re: RE: Re: Northside - General Topics

Posted: August 15th, 2019, 2:13 pm
by David Greene

mattaudio wrote:apparently the restaurant is willing to give away the caboose on the corner if you're interested...
ADU!

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Re: Northside - General Topics

Posted: August 16th, 2019, 10:36 am
by Blaisdell Greenway
mattaudio wrote:
August 15th, 2019, 12:45 pm
It sounds like there may be a riverfront development planned for the Broadway Pizza site (Broadway Ave and W. River Road) - and apparently the restaurant is willing to give away the caboose on the corner if you're interested...
Any inkling what kind? There is so much bad light industrial (aka storage units and offices) in that stretch of the riverfront.

Re: Northside - General Topics

Posted: August 16th, 2019, 11:18 am
by SurlyLHT
In North News, the owners was talking about affordable housing and leaving a legacy. They also said that the building was old and somewhat of a burden.

Re: Northside - General Topics

Posted: August 17th, 2019, 10:36 am
by Blaisdell Greenway
Thanks for the heads up, here's the article: https://mynorthnews.org/new-blog/2019/7 ... adwaypizza

Have y'all spent time at Broadway Pizza? The inside is really a trip.

Re: Northside - General Topics

Posted: August 19th, 2019, 9:29 am
by SurlyLHT
I could see developers maybe being really interested in this property, there are only so many lots along major roads and the river. The area to the west is pretty rough still though however.

Re: Northside - General Topics

Posted: September 20th, 2019, 2:50 pm
by SurlyLHT
This self storage is an abomination. It's placed between W Broadway and Plymouth along Washington/94. It's a shame that people heading toward North Loop would first see this. There should be something here that provides jobs and isn't a dead space.

http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/www/gro ... 220832.pdf
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Re: Northside - General Topics

Posted: September 24th, 2019, 12:04 pm
by MNdible
Re: the Heritage Park / Sumner Field area, it seems like there are quite a few lots that were intended to be developed that have never been built out. Is there a reason that these lots are still sitting empty?

See, for example:

https://goo.gl/maps/G8pPdUKWSCnQQGtw8

Re: Northside - General Topics

Posted: September 24th, 2019, 12:16 pm
by EOst
They are owned by the HRA, but there has not been great developer interest for what the HRA wants built.

Re: Northside - General Topics

Posted: September 24th, 2019, 1:42 pm
by MNdible
Suspected as much.

So, maybe it's time for the HRA to modify their master plan, if these shovel-ready lots have been sitting untouched through one of the largest housing construction booms Minneapolis has seen in decades?

Re: Northside - General Topics

Posted: September 24th, 2019, 3:09 pm
by SurlyLHT
I'll like to see some market rate apartments here. Otherwise the City of Lakes Land Trust is looking at apartment cooperatives. Give them the land and etc

Re: Northside - General Topics

Posted: December 5th, 2019, 4:09 pm
by SurlyLHT
The Burger King on W Broadway is going to reopen, their lawyers are asking for a variance for the drive-thru. This would be nice given how terrible the abandoned store looks.

Re: Northside - General Topics

Posted: December 5th, 2019, 4:56 pm
by MNdible
(Just saw the same for the BK on Nicollet.)

Re: Northside - General Topics

Posted: December 5th, 2019, 5:36 pm
by SurlyLHT
In the Broadway one they talk about how the Franchise filed for bankruptcy and that's how the eyesore was created and they have a new franshisee. The Nicollet location has a number letters like the one below and lots of venting about not wanting fast food and drive thrus. Both locations are in areas which don't need the additional traffic.

Mr. Frenz,
I received notification of the attempt by Burger King Corporation to re‐open the eyesore at 34th and Nicollet. I live at
3310 nicollet. I had to endure the blue black smoke, the smell of grease, the noisy patrons, the traffic congestion and
the extra trash. That restaurant was so filthy and Burger King corporation let it operate that way. I say NO to Burger
King. It takes so many dedicated people to improve a neighborhood. I think the city has put so much into our
neighborhood it would be “just awful” if we went backwards on this one

Re: Northside - General Topics

Posted: December 6th, 2019, 12:19 pm
by QuietBlue
Whether they allow it or not, they should do the same for both.

Re: Northside - General Topics

Posted: December 6th, 2019, 12:25 pm
by SurlyLHT
That's the problem. The W. Broadway location has a McDonalds with a drivethru on the next block and is better serviced by surrounding streets. (Bryant has capacity and 21st acts like a service road to W. Broadway in some ways.) Versus the Southside location isn't as well serviced by adjacent streets and doesn't need the additional traffic.