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by go4guy
September 11th, 2020, 6:09 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: University of Minnesota - General Topics
Replies: 576
Views: 116697

Re: University of Minnesota - General Topics

They just renovated the field house, and women's track and field is still going strong at this moment. I am sure a lot of high schools also use the field house for meets. Hate to say it, but it isn't going anywhere.
by go4guy
September 11th, 2020, 6:07 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map
Replies: 1765
Views: 328140

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

That is what I originally thought, and he may have been confused. I know that is the dual brand hotel. Was hoping something was finally happening at 10th and Hennepin.
by go4guy
September 10th, 2020, 11:35 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map
Replies: 1765
Views: 328140

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Anyone know what is happening on the 10th and Hennepin site? Have a buddy that works downtown message me today asking what is going in there. I wasn't aware of anything.
by go4guy
August 31st, 2020, 11:19 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 17 North Washington - CA - 27 stories - ~300'(?)
Replies: 19
Views: 3010

Re: 17 North Washington - CA - 27 stories - ~300'(?)

This may not be the reason for them, but think of it this way. There are a lot of unknowns right now. With Covid, and whether downtown Minneapolis is a safe place to live/work. So this may cause a lot of developers to hit the pause button. Now, a project like this will take at least 2 years to compl...
by go4guy
August 26th, 2020, 12:32 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Stadium Village
Replies: 152
Views: 57455

Re: Stadium Village

First, I would hope and assume that they would never tear down Williams Arena. That place is perfect for college basketball. If it were to get rebuilt, I would think there is plenty of room on that site. The building could be extended out on the University Ave side, which would allow enough room for...
by go4guy
August 26th, 2020, 12:17 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 510 Marquette Avenue?
Replies: 5
Views: 898

Re: 510 Marquette Avenue?

Me a bot? My response was from a previous thread. Not sure how it ended up with its own thread. But definitely not a bot.
by go4guy
August 24th, 2020, 8:27 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 510 Marquette Avenue?
Replies: 5
Views: 898

Re: 510 Marquette Avenue?

I could be wrong, but I thought I remember The Development Tracker saying this was planned to be converted to residential.
by go4guy
August 24th, 2020, 8:25 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: City of Minneapolis Office Building - 501 4th Ave S - 11 stories / 171'
Replies: 228
Views: 43544

Re: City of Minneapolis Office Building - 501 4th Ave S - 11 stories / 171'

The way the light hits that metal ban at the top looks awesome!
by go4guy
July 30th, 2020, 7:27 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Dinkytown
Replies: 420
Views: 102617

Re: Dinkytown

I like the set back after the first level. Love that they are incorporating the existing 1 story commercial building inside the historic district into the new development. Massing isn't too bad. Much better than the McDonalds site. Frustrating there were better/taller buildings pushed back on for th...
by go4guy
March 14th, 2020, 10:06 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Work from home and road congestion
Replies: 28
Views: 5898

Re: Work from home and road congestion

A lot of companies that didn't allow work from home are now forced to make the logistics work. Mine is one of them. We will all be working from home for a month at the least. Once they realize they can have employees work from home, what is the motivation to add office space when a company grows? I ...
by go4guy
March 6th, 2020, 7:58 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 1400 Park Avenue
Replies: 139
Views: 49451

Re: 1400 Park Avenue

I really like how it looks like a building that has been there forever, and Wells Fargo renovated it into a branch.
by go4guy
March 3rd, 2020, 7:25 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Art and Architecture Building Development - 3338 University Ave SE - 14 Stories / 155'
Replies: 111
Views: 36415

Re: Art and Architecture Building Development - 3338 University Ave SE - 14 Stories / 155'

I saw one of the arguments being that this development will block the view from the Witch Hat Tower to the state capitol building. Looking at Google Maps, this would be too far north to ruin any view. So what is their argument? Just that it will be within view while viewing the capitol building?
by go4guy
February 15th, 2020, 8:18 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Eleven - 1111 West River Parkway - 41 stories / 550'
Replies: 325
Views: 86950

Re: Eleven - 1111 West River Parkway - 41 stories / 550'

Typically you put down a pretty good deposit, and I am pretty sure you do sign a purchase contract. I did all the lending for Wells Fargo on the West Coast in 08-10, and Vegas was in my territory. There were a few large condos built starting before the recession hit. By the time the project was done...
by go4guy
February 12th, 2020, 7:22 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Eleven - 1111 West River Parkway - 41 stories / 550'
Replies: 325
Views: 86950

Re: Eleven - 1111 West River Parkway - 41 stories / 550'

One thing to think about with worrying about investors is that it doesnt appear that condos appreciate in value as much here as in places like NY or Vancouver. Foreign investors snatched up a lot of property in NYC because it was in a market with fast appreciation in values. Correct me if I am wrong...
by go4guy
February 6th, 2020, 6:50 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 200 12th Ave S - Reuter Walton - 12 Stories / 130'
Replies: 24
Views: 7218

Re: 200 12th Ave S

I personally think this is a great looking project. Lets not mistake this for a signature project. This is infill. And great infill at that. Love the street level units, and the units right above on the second floor feel like they are right on top of the sidewalk. That should really help the street ...
by go4guy
January 26th, 2020, 9:20 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: University of Minnesota - General Topics
Replies: 576
Views: 116697

Re: University of Minnesota - General Topics

This doesnt make any sense. So bulldoze a city block with possible historic buildings in good use, and another block with great affordable student housing. All this when there is an adjacent large lot with a light rail stop that is parking and a run down hotel, and that will be after all this other ...
by go4guy
January 22nd, 2020, 5:25 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News
Replies: 1128
Views: 198356

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

McKinney Roe had the lovely combination of being overpriced with poor service.
Not to mention the name. I would assume it was an ad agency or law firm, not a restaurant.
by go4guy
January 8th, 2020, 4:39 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Southdale Area - Edina
Replies: 753
Views: 114030

Re: Southdale Area Development - Edina

14 floors above the podium?
by go4guy
January 5th, 2020, 12:15 pm
Forum: Greater Minnesota
Topic: Walkability in Greater MN
Replies: 4
Views: 2757

Re: Walkability in Greater MN

Detroit Lakes is a town that has really improved. They are in the final stage of completely redoing the main street through town. Washington Ave. And there is a lot more density in the core as well as many new 4-5 story apartment buildings going up in the core. An old 100+ year old department store ...
by go4guy
January 4th, 2020, 8:44 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Legacy Condominiums - 121 12th Ave S (187' - 17 Stories)
Replies: 209
Views: 35994

Re: Legacy Condominiums - 121 12th Ave S (187' - 17 Stories)

So, my brother in law is looking at Legacy, and he is always sending me prices of units. There seem to be a ton of units still for sale. Not sure I believe that 85% are sold. Also, the ones facing Eleven seem to be pretty good deals now!