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by TroyGBiv
April 29th, 2021, 10:35 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: 1724-1728 Nicollet
Replies: 13
Views: 2391

Re: 1724-1728 Nicollet

They’ve started construction on this project. The ground work has just started.
by TroyGBiv
February 20th, 2021, 10:05 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: 420 East Hennepin
Replies: 125
Views: 25842

Re: 420 E Hennepin Ave

So wait... is this development off? Is this a new dev who is just buying the lot? Or did they purchase the lot and the proposed dev that has moved thru so many city approvals?
by TroyGBiv
January 30th, 2021, 12:36 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News
Replies: 1277
Views: 209264

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Downtown has been like this since I started actively going there in 2013. Gap closed and was an empty space for 2 years. City Center had a crappy Office Max in its space, which is now another poorly designed store, and Sports Authority lasted less than a year. Barnes and Noble was good, then it was...
by TroyGBiv
January 20th, 2021, 2:01 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: North Loop Green - Hines - 350 N 5th St(?) - 35 stories - 393'/418'
Replies: 124
Views: 28789

Re: North Loop Green - Hines - 350 N 5th St(?) - 35 stories - 393'/418'

I wonder if this breaks ground this spring? Hines is clearly getting more invested in this city with the recent purchase of the 9th and Marquette site.
by TroyGBiv
January 3rd, 2021, 1:29 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 21 North Washington - 27 stories - 300'
Replies: 53
Views: 10051

Re: 17 North Washington - CA - 27 stories - ~300'(?)

“PS, I think there are some people on here that know who Judith Martin was?“ I knew her well! I really do miss her! I had worked for RT while I was in one of her grad classes and she gave me such a hard time. She ruled with her tongue! Such a sharp wit.
by TroyGBiv
December 31st, 2020, 5:35 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 21 North Washington - 27 stories - 300'
Replies: 53
Views: 10051

Re: 17 North Washington - CA - 27 stories - ~300'(?)

“ The Dolphin Staffing building has a fun facade, but it was and is bad urbanism, and we shouldn't feel guilty about saying that.” I agree... if this was the old Lutheran Brotherhood building yes...
by TroyGBiv
December 8th, 2020, 1:39 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Karmel Square 2020
Replies: 20
Views: 3371

Re: Karmel Square 2020

Has anyone here ever been to Karmel Mall? What’s it like?
It’s great! I love about 5 blocks up pillsbury. It has a lot of variety and food etc... check it out!
by TroyGBiv
December 4th, 2020, 1:30 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Eleven - 1111 West River Parkway - 41 stories / 550'
Replies: 346
Views: 95714

Re: Eleven - 1111 West River Parkway - 41 stories / 550'

I wonder why they needed to add 30'? I didn't think that with all the design plans and approvals that were required that a building could just end up being substantially taller than plans... But this did happen with the US Bank tower when it was built. That crown is much higher than original plans b...
by TroyGBiv
November 28th, 2020, 9:50 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: RBC Gateway (Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 519'
Replies: 2041
Views: 292796

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

For some reason I can’t get my photos to load...
by TroyGBiv
November 28th, 2020, 8:45 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: RBC Gateway (Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 519'
Replies: 2041
Views: 292796

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

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by TroyGBiv
November 28th, 2020, 8:40 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: RBC Gateway (Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 519'
Replies: 2041
Views: 292796

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

Anyone have pics for out of towners?
Wait - you moved away?

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by TroyGBiv
November 27th, 2020, 5:34 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Riversedge (Former West Publishing / County Jail site)
Replies: 143
Views: 41649

Re: Former West Publishing / County Jail development site

We just moved back downtown and this project is horrifying. Not only does it block the river view, it also doesn't add affordable housing (important for disabled people who need to live close to accessible amenities!). Good thing Gov. Walz turned down the $40M bonding request. https://www.twincitie...
by TroyGBiv
November 21st, 2020, 1:30 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Nicollet-Lake Area - to Kmart...and beyond!
Replies: 428
Views: 102989

Re: Lake & Nicollet Redevelopment (Kmart site)

I worked as an agency guy on Kmart 20 years ago... it was a profitable Kmart because there was not target or Walmart nearby... and they never spend a penny renovating or repairing the building... I’m glad it will be gone and the street will reopen.
by TroyGBiv
November 14th, 2020, 7:12 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nicollet Mall
Replies: 1426
Views: 187454

Re: Nicollet Mall

The idea we can abolish or reduce the size of the police department is insane. So is the idea that policing doesn't need reform. There are too many bad people, and too many bad cops. Something like a licensure board requirement for police, increased education requirements and an increased salary se...
by TroyGBiv
October 24th, 2020, 11:02 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Seven Points Uptown (Calhoun Square)
Replies: 314
Views: 64868

Re: Calhoun Square

I immediately knew what the name referenced. But I am an “agency guy”. As an agency guy I also immediately knew that this new place name has no meaning to anyone. This little random reference to 7 points on the sign is not relevant to anything. How about “Many Empty Storefronts” using the same feebl...
by TroyGBiv
September 26th, 2020, 12:02 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: North Loop Green - Hines - 350 N 5th St(?) - 35 stories - 393'/418'
Replies: 124
Views: 28789

Re: North Loop Green - Hines - 350 N 5th St(?) - 35 stories / 393'

The second one for the FAA lists a much taller building height but I think that is crane height during construction.
by TroyGBiv
July 15th, 2020, 9:24 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: 200 Central (2019) - 293' / 27 Stories
Replies: 48
Views: 17186

Re: 200 Central (2019) - 293' / 27 Stories

Wow that looks totally different than what I saw a couple weeks ago... that looks like construction prep!
by TroyGBiv
July 13th, 2020, 10:42 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market
Replies: 1157
Views: 218342

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market

I think you’re right. I’ve spoken with a lot of company CSuite people I’ve worked with and they are all saying that even in the fall when they start to go back to the office many will work from home indefinitely. They also say that they may release some office space, so I suspect that the vacancy ra...
by TroyGBiv
July 2nd, 2020, 3:33 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: 200 Central (2019) - 293' / 27 Stories
Replies: 48
Views: 17186

Re: 200 Central (2019) - 293' / 27 Stories

I drove by today... they sprayed that green sod material on a lot of the exposed soil... and there is an area with gravel dropped and spread in a small square area. Doesn’t look like construction prep to me - though there is one yellow construction vehicle on the lt as well.