Dinkytower - McDonalds redevelopment

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trkaiser
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Re: Dinkytower - McDonalds redevelopment

Postby trkaiser » November 1st, 2019, 10:20 am

I'm pleasantly surprised by this and see it as a totally appropriate, nice step forward for that part of town.

nBode
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Re: Dinkytower - McDonalds redevelopment

Postby nBode » November 1st, 2019, 1:59 pm

It certainly is very very ugly.

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Re: Dinkytower - McDonalds redevelopment

Postby Bob Stinson's Ghost » November 1st, 2019, 11:49 pm

nBode wrote:
November 1st, 2019, 1:59 pm
It certainly is very very ugly.
Looks very profitable.

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Re: Dinkytower - McDonalds redevelopment

Postby bapster2006 » December 4th, 2019, 10:14 am

The latest planning documents. Recommending to deny the site plan.

http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/www/gro ... 221901.pdf

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Re: Dinkytower - McDonalds redevelopment

Postby talindsay » December 4th, 2019, 2:01 pm

I'm most impressed by the staff recommended denial of the FAR, because they go to the trouble to (a) specifically call out the new Minneapolis 2040 plan and how this could have been made to comply with it; and (b) point to the massing of the building as a specific reason for not supporting the ten-story design, stating that setbacks to mitigate the appearance of bulk could have made the staff supportive. It's interesting, but appropriate that this critique falls under FAR - they recommend granting the 10-story height variance, and denying the accompanying FAR since it results in a building with too much bulk. That's a good bit of nuance for a staff review.


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