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by Blaisdell Greenway
December 4th, 2020, 1:15 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Karmel Square 2020
Replies: 12
Views: 707

Re: Karmel Square 2020

Lyndale neighborhood neighbors are pretty pro-Horn Towers but seem to be against any infill over 25 feet tall. Fortunately (?) in the absurdly parochial neighborhood system of Minneapolis, people south of Lake Street have no official say in this project. I'm glad that this project wraps the existing...
by Blaisdell Greenway
November 29th, 2020, 4:39 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nicollet Mall
Replies: 1423
Views: 181863

Re: Nicollet Mall

They are part of a outrageous system, which their ongoing behavior demonstrates. I will blame them until they become part of the solution. Thinking back to a few quotes I read in the Strib soon after George Floyd's death. They talked to some "good cops" who said they "couldn't believe Chauvin was s...
by Blaisdell Greenway
October 26th, 2020, 10:16 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: 420 E Hennepin Ave
Replies: 105
Views: 17282

Re: 420 E Hennepin Ave

There was a truck out in this parking lot today drilling a core sample.
by Blaisdell Greenway
October 22nd, 2020, 11:38 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Hiawatha-Minnehaha Corridor Development & MinHi Line
Replies: 214
Views: 59149

Re: Hiawatha-Minnehaha Avenue Development & Grain Elevators/Freight Corridor

There is an nice property for sale at 4525 Hiawatha Avenue in the TOD district around the 46th St Station. The small area plan suggests a residential and mixed use development at this site. With the Oppidan grocery story development and Snelling Yards, a development at this site could be a really n...
by Blaisdell Greenway
October 11th, 2020, 7:33 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Riverfront - Mill Ruins Park - Waterworks
Replies: 246
Views: 34026

Re: Downtown Riverfront - Mill Ruins Park - Waterworks

Those stairs have been closed (and broken) for half a dozen years. It is nothing new this year. Having just taken those stairs this past Wednesday, they’re not even in that bad of shape. Mostly just need to replace some missing boards. I wonder why they’ve decided to ignore them instead of repairin...
by Blaisdell Greenway
September 28th, 2020, 12:34 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Nicollet Ave / Eat Street - Whittier, Stevens, Loring Park
Replies: 174
Views: 37606

Re: Nicollet Ave / Eat Street - Whittier, Stevens, Loring Park

Did some heavier googling and found out it's going to be a 2-story yoga studio by Yess Yoga. http://www.whittieralliance.org/uploads ... .10.19.pdf
by Blaisdell Greenway
September 28th, 2020, 12:26 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Nicollet Ave / Eat Street - Whittier, Stevens, Loring Park
Replies: 174
Views: 37606

Re: Nicollet Ave / Eat Street - Whittier, Stevens, Loring Park

Anyone know what's happening on the SE corner of 26th St and 1st Ave? New block foundation going in but I haven't seen anything about a building proposed there. I think there's a banner for Frana on one of the fences but some light googling has not produced any information.
by Blaisdell Greenway
August 26th, 2020, 12:11 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Izzy's Ice Cream Factory
Replies: 197
Views: 36804

Re: Izzy's Ice Cream Factory

Scoop shop closing August 31st. Wholesale only. Some UrbanMSPers have speculated on Twitter that the building might have sold. https://www.startribune.com/izzy-s-ice- ... 572226532/
by Blaisdell Greenway
August 26th, 2020, 12:07 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown (and LynLake) Development & General Topics
Replies: 1082
Views: 183285

Re: Uptown (and LynLake) Development & General Topics

Lago is happening on schedule as laid out in that Strib article from June 30th. Former Paul Williams tire is coming down today.
by Blaisdell Greenway
May 22nd, 2020, 8:26 am
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: 2020 Presidential Election
Replies: 26
Views: 2409

Re: 2020 Presidential Election

VP stakes are MUCH higher this time around. Biden is 78 and has signaled he wouldn't run again if elected. Klobuchar is a terrible choice for VP for many reasons, both ideologically and the whole staff abuse thing/wrongful conviction of Myon Burrell. If A Klo is passed over for VP then she would pro...
by Blaisdell Greenway
May 22nd, 2020, 7:46 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Nicollet Ave / Eat Street - Whittier, Stevens, Loring Park
Replies: 174
Views: 37606

Re: Nicollet Ave / Eat Street - Whittier, Stevens, Loring Park

In other paired one-way news, the one story medical office building on 27th and 1st has a fence around it, with backhoes digging up the parking lot. Fence has a sign for Frana construction and the parcel owner is listed at North Bay co's address. Anyone know what's happening here?
by Blaisdell Greenway
May 19th, 2020, 4:52 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Nicollet Ave / Eat Street - Whittier, Stevens, Loring Park
Replies: 174
Views: 37606

Re: Nicollet Ave / Eat Street - Whittier, Stevens, Loring Park

More or less, Eat Street-adjacent, since this is over on 26th and Blaisedell. https://twitter.com/nickmagrino/status/1116472555987193856 Replacing two tiny commercial buildings and parking lots. The duplex(?) on the north half of this lot came down a few weeks ago. The Goldstein law building is sti...
by Blaisdell Greenway
May 19th, 2020, 8:54 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Izzy's Ice Cream Factory
Replies: 197
Views: 36804

Re: Izzy's Ice Cream Factory

Do you think someone would pay $2.5m to keep a 1.5 story building here? Doesn't seem worth it to me. A nice building to be sure, but limited in its use for so much money.
by Blaisdell Greenway
March 10th, 2020, 12:16 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: MPS Comprehensive District Design
Replies: 27
Views: 10348

Re: MPS Comprehensive District Design

Again, integration is shifting the burden from POC to white folks. Instead of busing kids of color out of their own diverse neighborhoods to white schools, the district will invest in their diverse neighborhood schools instead. Majority white neighborhoods may see their schools get a little whiter. ...
by Blaisdell Greenway
March 10th, 2020, 8:45 am
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: MPS Comprehensive District Design
Replies: 27
Views: 10348

Re: MPS Comprehensive District Design

You've hit the issue on the head, talindsay. We've seen Southwest improve literally at the expense of North, and the district is now saying the burden is on wealthy people in Kenwood to go a mile north for high school instead of 5 miles south. If Minneapolis actually cares about integration, this is...
by Blaisdell Greenway
March 9th, 2020, 9:53 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Lake & Nicollet Redevelopment (Kmart site)
Replies: 425
Views: 96674

Re: Lake & Nicollet Redevelopment (Kmart site)

The Nicollet bridge is deficient will need to be replaced. It was on a CLIC agenda in 2015 to be replaced in 2020... dunno the budget status as of now.

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by Blaisdell Greenway
March 6th, 2020, 10:23 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Lake & Nicollet Redevelopment (Kmart site)
Replies: 425
Views: 96674

Re: Lake & Nicollet Redevelopment (Kmart site)

Save the mural on the back of the building!!!! It's a battleship cruising down Nicollet while a man in a suit closes a door to the street. It should be relatively easy to save (build a frame around the cinderblock walls, cut to size and move) and place in the greenway. Important part of our history ...
by Blaisdell Greenway
February 17th, 2020, 10:33 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Lake & Nicollet Redevelopment (Kmart site)
Replies: 425
Views: 96674

Re: Lake & Nicollet Redevelopment (Kmart site)

Minneapolis is also in a good position with complete ownership of the entire property. Eddie knows his real estate holdings are worth more than the stores themselves (see Rice Street Sears) and this allows the city to ultimately control the destiny of the property instead of Seritage, no matter how ...
by Blaisdell Greenway
February 7th, 2020, 2:04 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Southside - General Topics
Replies: 1013
Views: 172642

Re: Southside - General Topics

The drive through is awful. People are always driving on the sidewalk and darting in and out of Nicollet. That bus stop is essentially on a curb cut for the restaurant. You can smell the cars more than the hamburgers. Since BK closed it's basically become an overflow lot for the Y next door. Wonder ...