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by spearson
December 28th, 2020, 4:11 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Anoka
Replies: 2
Views: 1342

Re: Anoka

Lots happening in Anoka. - Development posted above is in progress, looks nice. - A few of the old cottages from the mental hospital have been successfully transformed into Veteran housing. - The senior living complex Homestead, is gearing up toward phase 3 of their development (over by Northstar an...
by spearson
December 28th, 2020, 11:54 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Street, Road and Highway Projects
Replies: 1117
Views: 187002

Re: Street, Road and Highway Projects

If any of you commute on Highway 10 through Anoka and Ramsay you're in for a world of hurt starting next year and running through ~2025 as three projects get underway. First is the project rebuilding Highway 10 from West Main to Thurston. West Main bridge gets replaced and exit ramps get round-about...
by spearson
September 3rd, 2020, 7:49 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 21 North Washington - 27 stories - 300'
Replies: 55
Views: 11469

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

Architect better take inspiration from the Dophin Staffing building, that's all I'm saying.
Wait a minute, I'm out of the loop, I know there is construction on the adjacent lot, but is there something happening with that building too?

EDIT, nevermind I'm an idiot.
by spearson
August 30th, 2019, 7:20 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: The Dayton's Project
Replies: 312
Views: 58731

Re: The Once and Future Dayton's

Caught a few glimpses of the inside this week. Walking along 8th they had a door open and the first floor area within still looked pretty barren. Then on the second floor back by where the mens's suits used to be they are building some new walls around the skyway change from Daytons to the Radisson ...
by spearson
August 12th, 2019, 9:03 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: RBC Gateway (Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 519'
Replies: 2061
Views: 300814

Re: RBC Gateway (Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 503'

So fascinating to see them auger those holes. Just piles of super bright fine sand (I'm guessing sandstone). Looked like beach sand.
by spearson
July 31st, 2019, 9:32 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: RBC Gateway (Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 519'
Replies: 2061
Views: 300814

Re: Gateway Tower (RBC/Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 503'

At the corner of 3rd and Henn they are now excavating the limestone bedrock, very fascinating to see how much rock is down there. If you stand opposite on Washington you can get a nice view of it.
by spearson
June 13th, 2019, 9:48 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis - News & General Topics
Replies: 1851
Views: 363614

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

They were out there again this morning, opposite side of the parking lot (I think a 405 parcel).
by spearson
June 12th, 2019, 12:29 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis - News & General Topics
Replies: 1851
Views: 363614

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Got off the Northstar this morning and it looked like there was a boring crew on the 408 4th Ave N Hines lot. They were in the corner close to the station and the bike trail. Probably nothing, but I know Hines once had a nice rendering for this site..
by spearson
June 21st, 2018, 2:02 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Renaissance Square / The Andrus
Replies: 61
Views: 17682

Re: Renaissance Square / The Andrus

I agree with Lileks, I'd rather see it returned back to its original crisp appearance. I know it's just a low detail rendering of what they want to do, but I hate the arches and this new version somehow looks cheaper than the 80s version we have today. That said, I can't believe this building has sa...
by spearson
December 21st, 2017, 8:39 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: TCF Bank Building Redevelopment
Replies: 384
Views: 69946

Re: TCF Bank Building Redevelopment

Such a half-assed looking renovation, definitely seems like a holdover until a realistic redevelopment comes along.
by spearson
October 13th, 2017, 10:54 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: City Club Apartments - 1000 Marquette Ave (Handicraft Building)
Replies: 382
Views: 58665

Re: 10th & Marquette Handicraft Building Development

We were given a meaningful answer by twincitizen, so I don't think it was out of line to ask the question.
by spearson
October 9th, 2017, 9:03 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: The Dayton's Project
Replies: 312
Views: 58731

Re: Former Dayton's Building

I feel like it makes no sense to sever the skyway connection to the Radison Blu that went through the old Men's suit section.
by spearson
October 3rd, 2017, 7:58 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Alatus Residential Project - 228 South 12th Street (32 stories - ~348'/405')
Replies: 167
Views: 35881

Re: Alatus Residential Project - 228 South 12th Street

I think that thing would look pretty nice.
by spearson
October 3rd, 2017, 3:03 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: The Expo - 215 2nd St SE (285' - 26 Stories)
Replies: 130
Views: 36877

Re: Doran/General Mills Development - 215 2nd St SE (236' - 20 Stories)

HPC agenda has an update on this. Now 26 stories and slimmer. Looks so much better.
by spearson
September 26th, 2017, 10:27 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Anoka State Hospital - Anoka
Replies: 13
Views: 4342

Re: Anoka State Hospital - Anoka

The housing for homeless veterans is gaining traction. Anoka's council minutes (9-18 reg mtg minutes and 9-25 worksession minutes) have more details, but it is close to actually happening. Anoka is having a rally to raise awareness of the project. Thursday, September 28, 2017, from 5-7p.m. at the Hi...
by spearson
August 30th, 2017, 7:52 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: The Dayton's Project
Replies: 312
Views: 58731

Re: Former Dayton's Building

Man I really miss that 12th floor lunchroom. I can't find a good replacement for their buffalo chicken sandwich with delicious fries.
by spearson
August 30th, 2017, 7:43 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Former Thrivent Building (now Hennepin) & Sora Apartments Block
Replies: 172
Views: 37598

Re: Thrivent's Surface Parking Lots

What does this mean for some other County owned buildings? For example the Family Justice Center sits on a lot that is over half the size of the block. That would a nice property to get back on the tax rolls....
by spearson
June 21st, 2017, 1:33 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nicollet Mall
Replies: 1426
Views: 188859

Re: Nicollet Mall Reconstruction Project

Walked the mall down by Xcel today and am completely disappointed they couldn't find a way to save all those mature crab apple trees. Those were great trees!
by spearson
June 5th, 2017, 10:19 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: 420 East Hennepin
Replies: 125
Views: 28652

Re: 420 E Hennepin Ave

Any chance that this will make for a substantial development? Irregular blocks like this can make for a unique building. 20 stories would be nice even.