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by Blaisdell Greenway
February 23rd, 2021, 9:47 am
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
Replies: 623
Views: 97459

Re: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

It's both (outlet + groundwater) because the course is towards the end of the Minnehaha Creek watershed. Upstream impacts in Minnetonka, SLP, Edina, Minneapolis (more hardscape, runoff, and so on) start to manifest in south Minneapolis. Not just the park/golf course but also flooded basements in Nok...
by Blaisdell Greenway
February 22nd, 2021, 10:35 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown-LynLake-Wedge - News & General Topics
Replies: 1271
Views: 191809

Re: Uptown-LynLake-Wedge - News & General Topics

re: developer demand for the Lyn-Lake parking lot. I randomly started following a few developers on Twitter and it sounds like the Lyn-Lake submarket (however they define it) is having issues filling units in newly built buildings. So there's probably not an appetite for taking on a project that hug...
by Blaisdell Greenway
February 9th, 2021, 9:24 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Elliot Park
Replies: 95
Views: 24603

Re: Elliot Park

I read the Biz Journals article about the proposed academic building, which led me to this article about East Downtown from December 2015, before "East Town" was invented. https://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/print-edition/2015/12/18/the-big-deal-about-east-downtown.html The Kraus-Anderson and Arm...
by Blaisdell Greenway
February 8th, 2021, 11:44 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis - News & General Topics
Replies: 1834
Views: 346119

Re: RBC Gateway (Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 519'

And doing that same concept but on the current site, next to a similar sum of rail investment wouldn't work because...? It would work there too, just not as "central" as DTE, where there was a totally blown opportunity to build much more housing without constriction from stroads/viaduct. By the tim...
by Blaisdell Greenway
February 8th, 2021, 10:35 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis - News & General Topics
Replies: 1834
Views: 346119

Re: RBC Gateway (Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 519'

Our best option was to build the stadium at Royalston/Farmers Market and create a "stadium district" while moving the Farmer's Market to where the Metrodome was, on the intersection of $2-$5 billion in rail investment. Perhaps it could have been built indoors with many apartments, like Rotterdam htt...
by Blaisdell Greenway
January 28th, 2021, 10:59 am
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Ideas / Wish List for Mpls in 2021
Replies: 35
Views: 2635

Re: Ideas / Wish List for Mpls in 2021

One of the best things in Chicago is called SummerDance. Four nights a week they teach you the dance and then have live music for the rest of the evening. Like, ranging from hip hop, square dancing, klezmer, and so on. More of that kind of programming, pls!
by Blaisdell Greenway
January 19th, 2021, 9:26 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Seven Points Uptown (Calhoun Square)
Replies: 313
Views: 63574

Re: Seven Points Uptown (Calhoun Square)

That WF is also my branch and inside was ALWAYS busy. Line out the door busy, pretty much every time. Truly a marvel. I've been to every other WF branch in the city and while some have had lines, none come close to that level. Not to get too off topic but well-sourced rumor is that WF will "build up...
by Blaisdell Greenway
December 27th, 2020, 10:08 am
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Minneapolis City Politics General Discussion
Replies: 372
Views: 40080

Re: Minneapolis City Politics General Discussion

For those not aware, David Brauer is keeping a list of all 2021 Minneapolis Municipal candidates here: tinyurl.com/minneapolis21

Great way to keep track since there will be 25 offices up for election in 2021.
by Blaisdell Greenway
December 27th, 2020, 10:02 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Riverfront - Mill Ruins Park - Waterworks
Replies: 256
Views: 36329

Re: Downtown Riverfront - Mill Ruins Park - Waterworks

Those round things in the river lock system generally don't look round from most angles. I'd like to see them painted in various colors, put masts and sails on them, light them up at night, perhaps even synchronize them for various things like the 4th of July fireworks. Something to jazz up the riv...
by Blaisdell Greenway
December 4th, 2020, 1:15 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Karmel Square 2020
Replies: 20
Views: 2692

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: 1426
Views: 185000

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: 117
Views: 21314

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: 217
Views: 61639

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: 256
Views: 36329

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: 176
Views: 39528

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: 176
Views: 39528

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: 36889

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-LynLake-Wedge - News & General Topics
Replies: 1271
Views: 191809

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: 2467

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...