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by grrdanko
September 18th, 2020, 9:08 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Root District - Farmers Market / Royalston Station
Replies: 83
Views: 18061

Re: Root District - Farmers Market / Royalston Station

I agree. Skyway access within 1700 feet and rail access within 2500 feet is not a low amenity location.

This will be a location were someone can easily live without a car.
by grrdanko
September 10th, 2020, 8:23 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nicollet Mall
Replies: 1386
Views: 175867

Re: Nicollet Mall

Just curious what people's thought are about Nicollet now that it seems the greening has taken root. Of course not much activity currently but overall appearance? Nicollet Mall makes me sad right now. As far as the greening goes they removed all the landscaping rocks around the trees and replaced t...
by grrdanko
September 10th, 2020, 11:40 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map
Replies: 1765
Views: 328597

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Anyone know what is happening on the 10th and Hennepin site? Have a buddy that works downtown message me today asking what is going in there. I wasn't aware of anything.
Are you sure it wasn't 10th and Hawthorne? They are building a new hotel.
by grrdanko
September 10th, 2020, 11:38 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News
Replies: 1128
Views: 198415

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

I can't say I'm surprised. Their service was awful and prices were too high for the quality of food and drinks. They did have a good happy hour though.

They didn't even attempt to reopen since March. I suspect by April they were already planning on not reopening.
by grrdanko
August 22nd, 2020, 2:34 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: RBC Gateway (Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 519'
Replies: 2011
Views: 278151

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

Image

Skyway to the library is going up today.
by grrdanko
August 21st, 2020, 6:46 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News
Replies: 1128
Views: 198415

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

Nicollet Diner is moving to the vacant Ichiban space.

https://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/ ... house.html
by grrdanko
July 12th, 2020, 11:12 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Public Street Blocked by Residents
Replies: 14
Views: 650

Public Street Blocked by Residents

This bothers me more than it probably should: https://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2020/07/09/mpls-neighborhood-built-barricades-to-block-street-hoping-for-safety-less-crime/ I'm sympathetic to the residents of this block, but installing gates and posting no trespassing signs on a public street is not the...
by grrdanko
July 9th, 2020, 6:53 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Peavey Plaza
Replies: 234
Views: 45877

Re: Peavey Plaza

What's going on with Peavey Plaza? They waited until July 2nd to turn on the fountains. I just walked by at 7:30 pm and the fountains were not on. I stopped by before 8:30 the other evening and the fountains were off. This is probably the best public space in the city. It's a shame it feels like it'...
by grrdanko
July 8th, 2020, 11:37 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: St. Olaf Church Affordable Housing - 800 3rd Ave S & 825 2nd Ave S
Replies: 18
Views: 1868

Re: St. Olaf Church Affordable Housing - 800 3rd Ave S & 825 2nd Ave S

I don't think I've ever gone by that corner and not seen a couple people (presumably Exodus residents?) sitting in that little park. Not heavily used, necessarily, but it may be the most consistently used green space in downtown. I always got the impression that the little park area on the corner w...
by grrdanko
July 6th, 2020, 6:51 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map
Replies: 1765
Views: 328597

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

The owner of the Northstar Center is having the place subdivided into separate tracts. It would be great to see some sort of redevelopment or at minimum repurposing of this block. </wishful thinking> https://lims.minneapolismn.gov/download/Agenda/775/RPT-PLAN11079-North%20Star%20Center.pdf/45686/17...
by grrdanko
June 23rd, 2020, 10:41 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Crime
Replies: 178
Views: 28224

Re: Crime

When does something like this go from a regular shooting, to a terror incident? This event doesn't match normal gun violence which usually is usually 1) Gang members targeting someone outside a home or car with one or two victim. 2) Related to disputes Downtown when the bars get our or etc. 3) Dome...
by grrdanko
June 17th, 2020, 1:57 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Duffey 2.0 - 3rd St N
Replies: 28
Views: 4696

Re: Duffey 2.0 - 3rd St N

I don't know if this has been mentioned yet, but the plans for the new building (246 7th Ave) sure look like it's going to be a grocery store. There's separate parking access and ~18,000 sqft. My question is which one? Aldi? Cub? another Lund's? or maybe the first small-scale Hy-Vee? A downtown ALD...
by grrdanko
May 15th, 2020, 1:58 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: North Loop Green - Hines - 350 N 5th St(?) - 35 stories / 393'
Replies: 110
Views: 23948

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

If they were so worried they should have built an enclosed stadium.
by grrdanko
April 21st, 2020, 4:03 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists
Replies: 324
Views: 39215

Re: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists

I’m developing a fetish for European city bike videos on YouTube.
Here is one for you:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnVGl6 ... wSl9AD161A
by grrdanko
April 20th, 2020, 5:46 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Highway Transitway Corridor Study
Replies: 47
Views: 8283

Re: Highway Transitway Corridor Study

how many people who live in Stillwater work in Stillwater? How many work in MSP?
I don't think a significant number of Stillwater residents work at the airport.
by grrdanko
February 21st, 2020, 3:33 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Root District - Farmers Market / Royalston Station
Replies: 83
Views: 18061

Re: Root District - Farmers Market / Royalston Station

If it’s a photo studio, I don’t see why that couldn’t be incorporated into a new development. I would imagine that the price of the land has skyrocketed since Southwest light rail is going through. It seems like such an awful use of land that is extremely close to the light rail station. Sent from ...
by grrdanko
February 12th, 2020, 6:10 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map
Replies: 1765
Views: 328597

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Can you summarize the article, don’t have a subscription.


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by grrdanko
February 11th, 2020, 12:02 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 240 Hennepin Ave - 21 stories - 256'
Replies: 130
Views: 52403

Re: Harlem Irving and CA Ventures - 250 Hennepin Ave - 21 stories - 256'

Any thoughts on what is going on here. I have not seen this truck before. It's a sewer vacuum truck. Not sure what it's there for - perhaps they are connecting to the main sewer line and needed it clear. Or something happened in the construction process that needed a vac truck. They are using it fo...