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by Blaisdell Greenway
June 17th, 2021, 12:43 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Southside - News & General Topics
Replies: 1042
Views: 197270

Re: Southside - News & General Topics

Saw the plans for this posted to the Planning Commission COW. The variance request for the sideyard setback (8' off of the common property line right next to a house, 6 stories tall) seems like the kind of "developer's problem, not the city's problem" that should be denied. Here's the packet https:...
by Blaisdell Greenway
June 15th, 2021, 8:38 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Future of Graco campus - St. Anthony West
Replies: 23
Views: 1906

Re: Future of Graco campus - St. Anthony West

As an individual I think there could be much better land use here, yes, but there are very few billion dollar companies headquartered in Minneapolis and it is in the best interest of our tax base to keep Graco around.
by Blaisdell Greenway
June 10th, 2021, 12:47 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: South Nicollet / Kingfield-Lyndale-Tangletown-Windom Neighborhoods
Replies: 190
Views: 33637

Re: South Nicollet / Kingfield-Lyndale-Tangletown-Windom Neighborhoods

I heard a rumor this property sold but nothing is reflected in Hennepin County records yet. I'm super pumped about south Nicollet filling in with buildings taller than 3 stories
by Blaisdell Greenway
May 28th, 2021, 8:18 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Target Center Renovation
Replies: 503
Views: 80704

Re: Target Center Renovation

I will happily argue that there is no legitimate public value in a billion dollar publicly subsidized pro sports stadium at the intersection of our $5 billion+ rail system, but that's not why I called it that. Even though taxpayers aren't paying for this part, the fact that it's had to be re-skinned...
by Blaisdell Greenway
May 27th, 2021, 8:04 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Target Center Renovation
Replies: 503
Views: 80704

Re: Target Center Renovation

While I wasn't in favor of spending more public $ on sports facilities at the time, I think the way the renovation deal was structured actually costs Minneapolis less in the long run. Even though we spent an additional $100M+ it also included refinancing debt at historic low rates. Plus it pushes ou...
by Blaisdell Greenway
May 12th, 2021, 12:21 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market
Replies: 1177
Views: 225741

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market

A friend that works at a fancy downtown restaurant says while the sheer numbers of people aren't back yet, the big spenders are going wild and spending much more than usual.
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: 48
Views: 2089

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: 48
Views: 2089

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: 105184

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: 12427

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: 48
Views: 2089

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: 48
Views: 2089

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: 651
Views: 110238

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: 1340
Views: 210265

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: 27833

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: 1852
Views: 363724

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: 1852
Views: 363724

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: 51
Views: 6307

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: 309
Views: 71689

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...