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by BigIdeasGuy
June 17th, 2021, 11:28 am
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Minneapolis 2021 Elections - Mayor, City Council, BET, Park Board
Replies: 48
Views: 2089

Re: Minneapolis 2021 Elections - Mayor, City Council, BET, Park Board

How is being able to say "I've studied at some of the world best and most prestigious institutions of higher learning" a red flag? Should it be a prerequisite for public office, absolutely not. I would, and I'm guess others as well, would appreciate it if you could elaborate on that statement.
by BigIdeasGuy
June 15th, 2021, 11:50 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Future of Graco campus - St. Anthony West
Replies: 23
Views: 1899

Re: Future of Graco campus - St. Anthony West

It's relatively small and fairly isolated from other areas of the city guided for production/industrial uses. I don't think re-designating this area away from production harms efforts to preserve and promote current and future production jobs in other parts of the city. "I love factories. Factories...
by BigIdeasGuy
June 9th, 2021, 6:48 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Future of Graco campus - St. Anthony West
Replies: 23
Views: 1899

Re: Future of Graco campus - St. Anthony West

Basically the Ford project in Minneapolis.
Well, it's be about a third of the size, but sure.
And denser and more urban. And more shopping. I'm almost thinking The Shops at The West End but with significantly less parking and a ton more housing
by BigIdeasGuy
June 9th, 2021, 12:32 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Future of Graco campus - St. Anthony West
Replies: 23
Views: 1899

Re: Future of Graco campus - St. Anthony West

Damn that really is an incredible parcel that Graco is sitting on, I didn't realize how much land they had. Is it weird to be thinking the best idea is for Graco to hold on to everything they have until they ready to sell all of it to a big time developer with a BIG vision. Maybe something like dedi...
by BigIdeasGuy
May 27th, 2021, 12:48 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Target Center Renovation
Replies: 503
Views: 80704

Re: Target Center Renovation

Can everyone agree to retire the word boondoggle? It's use and meaning has been contorted and has ended being used negatively about any large scale project that the government pays for that an any individually doesn't see I don't see any value in. Literally anyone could argue that almost project is ...
by BigIdeasGuy
February 8th, 2021, 4:19 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Elliot Park
Replies: 99
Views: 27827

Re: Elliot Park

This may be a bad take, but I have pondered if North Central University is actually holding Elliot Park back at this point. They control a lot of property that would otherwise probably be turning over to higher and better use. Much of that being pretty weak land uses, and 100% of it is tax exempt. ...
by BigIdeasGuy
January 22nd, 2021, 1:03 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Washington and Portland Mixed Use - 20 stories - 226'
Replies: 84
Views: 19720

Re: Washington and Portland Mixed Use - 20 stories - 226'

Maybe they're still trying to talk the Crooked Pint and Eagle Bolt building owners into connecting to it and helping to pay for it?
That building may survive this building cycle but I'm guessing it doesn't survive the next one.
by BigIdeasGuy
January 5th, 2021, 1:09 pm
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Minnesota Governor Election 2022
Replies: 19
Views: 1189

Re: Minnesota Governor Election 2022

The last time a R has won statewide in Minnesota in T-Paw in 2006. And since then it's like Dem's are winning most statewide races rather comfortably. Until the GOP can break that streak, there is no reason to predict doom and gloom for Walz or any statewide Dem. I'm not saying Walz or any statewide...
by BigIdeasGuy
December 14th, 2020, 1:40 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Interstate 94
Replies: 255
Views: 33889

Re: Interstate 94

The Transportation Committee of the MPLS City Council unanimously passed a resolution about MNDOT Rethinking I-94 project. The TLDR of it screw you car lanes, build a BRT line down the middle. I was wondering why to go with BRT instead LRT and create an express route between US Bank Stadium & the X,...
by BigIdeasGuy
December 8th, 2020, 12:33 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 800 Washington Av S (Guthrie ramp liner) - AECOM / City of Lakes Community Land Trust
Replies: 77
Views: 16669

Re: 800 Washington Ave - 14 stories - 173' (Guthrie Ramp liner development: Reloaded)

I really hope they are able to somehow keep the design of the building. While the additional affordable housing will be a great, losing a building that would stand apart for the rest of Washington vs bending in would be disappointing.
by BigIdeasGuy
December 7th, 2020, 11:56 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Arterial Bus Rapid Transit Corridors
Replies: 398
Views: 58897

Re: Arterial Bus Rapid Transit Corridors

I'm a little surprised there hasn't been a bigger push for the Lowry line based on equity and investing in the Northside. Moving forward North MPLS is going to have great connections going N/S yet limited E/W at least with LRT/BRT/aBRT. I would also like to think that somehow state/county/city lead...
by BigIdeasGuy
December 6th, 2020, 2:35 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Arterial Bus Rapid Transit Corridors
Replies: 398
Views: 58897

Re: Arterial Bus Rapid Transit Corridors

I'm a little surprised there hasn't been a bigger push for the Lowry line based on equity and investing in the Northside. Moving forward North MPLS is going to have great connections going N/S yet limited E/W at least with LRT/BRT/aBRT. I would also like to think that somehow state/county/city leade...
by BigIdeasGuy
November 10th, 2020, 2:27 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Riverview Corridor Streetcar
Replies: 880
Views: 93301

Re: Riverview Corridor Streetcar

I've also interrupted the the Committee using Streetcar vs LRT as solely political decision by the PAC compared to a technical one. All indications is that the corridor is going use all the same specs as the Blue & Green line, with the only modification being the number of cars per train. Quite fran...
by BigIdeasGuy
October 16th, 2020, 12:41 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Thrivent HQ & Sherman apartments - 500 7th St S
Replies: 219
Views: 58644

Re: Thrivent HQ & Sherman apartments - 500 7th St S

Or the city could have said the proposal on the backside of the building with twice as much parking as housing is crap go try again but that ship has sailed. And yes I know Thrivent demand those spots which isn't the problem the problem is how bland and unimaginative the surrounding apartment buildi...
by BigIdeasGuy
August 4th, 2020, 11:12 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Seven Corners Gateway - Apartments & Hotel
Replies: 56
Views: 17037

Re: Seven Corners Gateway - Apartments & Hotel

These things always terrify me when they're at that stage. It's like Burning Man, just a big assembly of sticks, with plenty of openings for airflow. Hopefully the insurance companies will shorten the leash. If not, state and local government needs to act. Any suggestions on how to lower the risk? ...
by BigIdeasGuy
July 6th, 2020, 12:56 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: 2841 Hennepin - Old Chicago Boneyard Salsa a la Salsa Game Lotus Piggy Bank
Replies: 14
Views: 3817

Re: 2841 Hennepin - Old Chicago Boneyard Salsa a la Salsa Game Lotus Piggy Bank

This is definitely one of the better looking 5 over 1 buildings we've seen proposed/built recently
by BigIdeasGuy
June 4th, 2020, 10:25 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Allianz Field and Snelling-Midway Development
Replies: 795
Views: 118660

Re: Allianz Field and Snelling-Midway Development

Allianz Field tweeted out a map of the area around Allianz this morning to help volunteers find parking. It's worth noting the parcel at the corner of University and Snelling is listed as development in progress. I don't remember seeing anything proposed for that lot yet it's good news if the graphi...
by BigIdeasGuy
April 23rd, 2020, 2:18 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Allianz Field and Snelling-Midway Development
Replies: 795
Views: 118660

Re: Allianz Field and Snelling-Midway Development

If this parcel is going to be 18/12 stories I think that means some quite large/signature is planned for the corner of University & Snelling. That's clearly the premier plot on the super block and I'm surprised it isn't the first to get developed. I design of B2 looks dope although I'm a little conc...
by BigIdeasGuy
February 28th, 2020, 12:47 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Nicollet-Central Streetcar
Replies: 898
Views: 106745

Re: Nicollet-Central Streetcar

Couldn't you make the cost argument about basically every rail project in America? LRT vs BRT and Streetcar vs aBRT
by BigIdeasGuy
February 21st, 2020, 6:22 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Thrivent HQ & Sherman apartments - 500 7th St S
Replies: 219
Views: 58644

Re: Thrivent Headquarters Block - 6th St and Portland Ave

Apartments for the other half of the block are back. Eight whole stories. What a waste.

https://lims.minneapolismn.gov/download ... 207th%20St
It's Sherman, when is the last time you saw a project of his and thought "wow that's super high risk"