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by UrsusUrbanicus
September 15th, 2020, 4:01 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market
Replies: 1095
Views: 203546

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market

That 50-acre campus off of Intestate 694
I guess there just wasn't a will to stay out in the burbs!!!

...I'll show myself out. :D
by UrsusUrbanicus
March 20th, 2020, 12:35 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News
Replies: 1139
Views: 201096

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

Is it? It feels like going out to a restaurant is a direct contradiction to the official medical/epidemiological advice. It's a virus, not omnipresent radioactivity. It still requires an exposure. By maintaining more than the CDC-recommended physical distance, one renders that necessary exposure ev...
by UrsusUrbanicus
March 9th, 2020, 1:32 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Street, Road and Highway Projects
Replies: 1070
Views: 169547

Re: Street, Road and Highway Projects

This is sort of the issue with the speed limits and signal cycles: they don't seem to match. For example downtown is 30mph, but if you're driving north on 3rd Ave starting from 11th all of the lights are timed for 35-40mph almost all the way to the LRT. So either you speed or wait for 6 more reds t...
by UrsusUrbanicus
March 9th, 2020, 1:26 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Electric Scooters
Replies: 102
Views: 24289

Re: Electric Scooters

Saw a couple of people scooting in Minneapolis yesterday, but I was biking the opposite direction and didn't get a long enough glance to see if there were commercial logos (vs. private ownership).
by UrsusUrbanicus
January 24th, 2020, 1:23 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Northside - General Topics
Replies: 334
Views: 102822

Re: Northside - General Topics

Weird how development and crime can co-exist. It's true, isn't it? I've long suspected that frenetic news coverage of Crime™ is just a tool aimed at playing to the anxieties of a rich suburban demographic and/or inducing them to move farther and farther out to ever-more-unsustainable exurban distan...
by UrsusUrbanicus
January 24th, 2020, 1:10 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Southside - General Topics
Replies: 1027
Views: 177895

Re: Southside - General Topics

And it's dollars to donuts that the "Chicago ghetto" complainant at the meeting would be Outraged™ if you dared to suggest that their comment was racist...
by UrsusUrbanicus
January 24th, 2020, 12:59 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Roseville / Rosedale - General Topics
Replies: 128
Views: 32265

Re: Roseville / Rosedale - General Topics

I've long been curious about the economics of dedicated 55+ housing. It seems like there is more of it around than there is demand for it, especially relative to market rate apartments, but I could be wrong on that. My perception has been that, with a recent exception in Hermantown, this is the kin...
by UrsusUrbanicus
June 7th, 2019, 8:37 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Bergan's Redevelopment - Cedar & Minnehaha Parkway
Replies: 43
Views: 11117

Re: Bergan's Redevelopment - Cedar & Minnehaha Parkway

NextDoor is absolutely on fire over this one. So much 🙄
"They're trying to turn our neighborhood into MINNEAPOLIS!!!"
by UrsusUrbanicus
May 4th, 2019, 6:22 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News
Replies: 1225
Views: 196560

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

And if you see my reflection in the empty retail space
A feloney brought me down...
by UrsusUrbanicus
March 20th, 2019, 4:26 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Vision Loss Resources Redevelopment - Lyndale & Franklin
Replies: 39
Views: 10070

Re: Southside - General Topics

Apartment tower may be next at Franklin and Lyndale (locked) https://finance-commerce.com/files/2019/03/web-VLR-concept-1.jpg I'm in Nathan's neck of the woods, and I... um... actually woofed when I saw this. (For the uninitiated, woofs are a fairly standard expression of ursine admiration -- but t...
by UrsusUrbanicus
March 20th, 2019, 4:15 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: City Club Apartments - 1000 Marquette Ave (Handicraft Building)
Replies: 382
Views: 57437

Re: City Club Apartments - 1000 Marquette Ave (Handicraft Building)

Sexy bath??
Gotta give the readership of the Strib's South Metro edition something to grouse about. Those damn urban Millennials and their Sexy Baths...
by UrsusUrbanicus
March 14th, 2019, 2:27 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: City Club Apartments - 1000 Marquette Ave (Handicraft Building)
Replies: 382
Views: 57437

Re: City Club Apartments - 1000 Marquette Ave (Handicraft Building)

Maybe capitalizing on the CBD oil trend...
Actually, it's both. Central Business District oil can be prescribed for your urbanism-skeptical neighbors to soothe their complaints about too much height / not enough parking.
by UrsusUrbanicus
November 21st, 2018, 3:38 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Riversedge (Former West Publishing / County Jail site)
Replies: 143
Views: 40431

Re: Former West Publishing / County Jail development site

Like almost all major cities nationwide, our compact and sustainable cores got sprawled out into oblivion, and it's going to take a while to get that genie back in the bottle. In the meantime, we do have to find a way of getting farther-out populations into the central cities, in order to help them ...
by UrsusUrbanicus
November 20th, 2018, 1:51 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Riversedge (Former West Publishing / County Jail site)
Replies: 143
Views: 40431

Re: Former West Publishing / County Jail development site

Odds are at least one person from Highland Park will come down to warn the city council about all the Noise, Traffic, and People We Don't Know™ that will result from this development. Save our livable downtown!!11!!11!1! ;)
by UrsusUrbanicus
November 2nd, 2018, 11:27 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Saint Paul - General Topics
Replies: 593
Views: 159622

Re: Saint Paul - General Topics

Both businesses do filter out impurities...
by UrsusUrbanicus
October 11th, 2018, 11:07 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Highland Bridge: Ford Site Redevelopment
Replies: 79
Views: 26386

Re: Ford Plant Redevelopment - Highland Park

jtoemke, I commend you for being able to stay courteous, mainly because I can't. My own approach would be much snarkier. "It sounds as though the anti-development crowd is saying that 'hell is other people'. You know who originally said that? Sartre. He was French. FRENCH!!!! Do you really want to b...
by UrsusUrbanicus
October 5th, 2018, 11:54 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Alia Tower - 200 Central - 483' / 40 Stories
Replies: 897
Views: 156874

Re: Alia Tower - 200 Central - 483' / 40 Stories

And they sold the project to some company called "Atalus", to boot!! ;)
by UrsusUrbanicus
September 21st, 2018, 10:59 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown (and LynLake) Development & General Topics
Replies: 1085
Views: 187354

Re: Uptown General Topics & Development Map

♫ 'Cause Uptown South gonna give it to ya
Don't believe me, just watch!! ♫
by UrsusUrbanicus
September 10th, 2018, 3:03 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: The Larking - 800 Park - 17 stories - 172'
Replies: 90
Views: 28196

Re: Wells Fargo Redevelopment - 801 Portland

And a confirmed-bachelor farmer wouldn't be found in them, either -- they don't go all the way to the Eagle.
by UrsusUrbanicus
June 11th, 2018, 3:22 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Dismantling Downtown Freeways
Replies: 174
Views: 24945

Re: Dismantling Downtown Freeways

Those fantasy maps are great, but one thing I think they miss is the length off ramps require to be safe. The very lowest threshold in the city is from 35W to 4th st and University ave. Those ramps are so short, cars come screaming off the freeway and need to slam on the brakes. Super unsafe for al...