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by Blaisdell Greenway
April 27th, 2021, 1:39 pm
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Minneapolis 2021 Elections - Mayor, City Council, BET, Park Board
Replies: 22
Views: 295

Re: Minneapolis City Politics General Discussion

One more push for caucus now that the deadline is approaching - Friday at midnight. caucus.dfl.org
by Blaisdell Greenway
April 15th, 2021, 8:58 am
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Minneapolis 2021 Elections - Mayor, City Council, BET, Park Board
Replies: 22
Views: 295

Re: Minneapolis City Politics General Discussion

Registration to be a delegate to the citywide and ward DFL endorsement conventions is now open until April 30. All online this year. https://minneapolisdfl.org/ David Brauer is keeping a list of everyone that's running for all offices: www.tinyurl.com/minneapolis21 We're halfway through the month n...
by Blaisdell Greenway
March 30th, 2021, 10:47 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Nicollet-Lake Area - to Kmart...and beyond!
Replies: 428
Views: 102845

Re: Nicollet-Lake Area - to Kmart...and beyond!

So... I'm on the most recent wedgelive podcast. The first 30 minutes are about caucuses but the second half is about random city topics, and I go on about using re-opening Nicollet as an opportunity to create a Nicollet Mall South and to save the amazing battleship mural on the back of the Kmart bui...
by Blaisdell Greenway
March 24th, 2021, 8:58 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: The Amp House (3255 Garfield)
Replies: 70
Views: 11287

Re: The Amp House (3255 Garfield)

As a neighbor following this project from the beginning, back in 2012, I want to say the developers that finished this project have done a great job with both the new building and the original substation. Peep those new, well-insulated muntin windows that match the originals!
by Blaisdell Greenway
March 16th, 2021, 2:19 pm
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Minneapolis 2021 Elections - Mayor, City Council, BET, Park Board
Replies: 22
Views: 295

Re: Minneapolis City Politics General Discussion

Since you're here, can I ask why the Minneapolis DFL insists on giving endorsement to just a single candidate in each race? In a basically one-party town, with ranked-choice elections, I'd very much prefer a system where the Mpls DFL endorses all candidates that agree to a platform or central tenet...
by Blaisdell Greenway
March 3rd, 2021, 9:04 am
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Minneapolis 2021 Elections - Mayor, City Council, BET, Park Board
Replies: 22
Views: 295

Re: Minneapolis City Politics General Discussion

Local party chair checking in. You've probably heard/assumed the endorsements will be online this year. Details on the 2021 process are live at www.minneapolisdfl.org. Pretty easy - sign up in April, vote for delegates in mid-May, participate in the conventions early June if you're elected a delegat...
by Blaisdell Greenway
February 23rd, 2021, 9:47 am
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
Replies: 633
Views: 103193

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: 1279
Views: 200289

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: 99
Views: 26397

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: 1836
Views: 353905

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: 1836
Views: 353905

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: 42
Views: 3934

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: 64535

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 2021 Elections - Mayor, City Council, BET, Park Board
Replies: 22
Views: 295

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

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: 257
Views: 37866

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: 3365

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: 187328

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 East Hennepin
Replies: 125
Views: 25729

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 - General Topics
Replies: 230
Views: 67109

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: 257
Views: 37866

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...