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by jtoemke
September 25th, 2020, 6:30 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Southside - General Topics
Replies: 989
Views: 164901

Re: Southside - General Topics

Does anyone know what kind of sound proofing/insulation is used? Just wondering about hearing one's neighbors. Also - looks shorter than normal construction... Residential construction has a required STC rating of 50 between units, regardless of the construction method. Usually, that looks like bat...
by jtoemke
September 23rd, 2020, 7:57 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Hennepin Avenue Reconstruction (Douglas to Lake St)
Replies: 256
Views: 16573

Re: Hennepin Avenue (Franklin to 36th)

Am I wrong or are 13'-0" bus lanes insanely wide?
by jtoemke
July 8th, 2020, 6:41 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: St. Olaf Church Affordable Housing - 800 3rd Ave S & 825 2nd Ave S
Replies: 18
Views: 1877

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

I'm glad they are keeping some of the green space on the corner - really helps to soften the downtown
by jtoemke
April 7th, 2020, 6:27 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4598
Views: 448778

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

I read an article about the construction of the subway in LA being sped up because coronavirus was making it easier to close roads full stop and get things done.

Any chance we could see an acceleration on this project?
by jtoemke
March 8th, 2020, 8:42 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Highland Bridge: Ford Site Redevelopment
Replies: 77
Views: 24883

Re: Ford Site Redevelopment

I do have couple of small items to share. Ryan is placing their job site office trailer on the east side, directly south of Lunds. Excellent visibility of the site there. Access will be next to the employee parking lot behind their store. They open at 6:00, city has a noise ordinance thru 7:00. No ...
by jtoemke
February 24th, 2020, 8:29 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Daymark Uptown (Sons of Norway site) - 3014 Holmes Ave S
Replies: 137
Views: 36192

Re: Daymark Uptown (Sons of Norway site) - 3014 Holmes Ave S

Some of this building is listed at $2.75-$3.30 a sf instead of $2.25-$2.50 that we are used to seeing... Let alone that some the units are insanely configured. I think this will struggle to fill and honestly worries me about the commercial space prices as well. For example, The Girard wastes a ton o...
by jtoemke
February 14th, 2020, 3:46 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis Population / Density - General Discussion
Replies: 260
Views: 54054

Re: Minneapolis Population Growth - Onward to 500k!

Originally hailing from Columbus myself it's pretty insane to even consider a downtown population of 50k in a mid-size Midwestern city. Columbus is a city of 900k which is struggling to attain a downtown population of 10k as of this year. Proposals for any residential building 20 stories or taller ...
by jtoemke
December 18th, 2019, 8:19 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Dinky "tower" - McDonalds redevelopment
Replies: 33
Views: 10589

Re: Dinkytower - McDonalds redevelopment

They got rid of that strange split crown at the corner.
by jtoemke
December 12th, 2019, 10:59 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: 200 Central (2019) - 293' / 27 Stories
Replies: 38
Views: 12587

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

Honestly just glad its not only 6 stories.
by jtoemke
December 7th, 2019, 8:17 am
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Zoning in Minneapolis
Replies: 285
Views: 41606

Re: Zoning in Minneapolis

Reading between the lines, "The metro is absorbing new units at the strongest pace since 2010." - Are we thinking this is going to signal to 2019 being a great population growth year for the cities? Inclusionary zoning's biggest irk to me is that I wouldn't consider the prices of the "affordable hou...
by jtoemke
October 31st, 2019, 1:36 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: B Line Lake St Rapid Bus, Midtown Rail Transit
Replies: 584
Views: 63337

B Line / Midtown Rail

Having a split platform isn't ideal, but it's less dumb than, say, the two separate platforms at Target Field that every train stops at both of.
THIS
by jtoemke
October 18th, 2019, 6:27 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Bassett Creek Valley Redevelopment
Replies: 14
Views: 6942

Re: Bassett Creek Valley Redevelopment

The building itself is pretty attractive. And high five for quality materials. I have a sample of that exact black brick sitting on my desk. Very pricey. Great choice.
by jtoemke
September 27th, 2019, 7:38 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Hopkins - General Topics
Replies: 284
Views: 49863

Re: Hopkins - General Topics

The ARTery will honestly help establish the Hopkins Station as easily one of the best on the line and will make the walk from the station to the downtown seem extremely easy and pleasant. Very impressed with it.
by jtoemke
September 12th, 2019, 1:07 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Crime
Replies: 178
Views: 28232

Re: Crime

This type of thing is what keeps the suburban hate fires burning. Pretty disgusting videos.
by jtoemke
July 22nd, 2019, 5:46 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: East 38th Street & 38th St Station Development
Replies: 239
Views: 69500

Re: East 38th Street & 38th St Station Development

Any other details or pics in the locked article? Non-illegal summary would be appreciated.
by jtoemke
July 19th, 2019, 9:22 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: North Loop Green - Hines - 350 N 5th St(?) - 35 stories - 393'/418'
Replies: 119
Views: 25188

Re: North Loop Green - Hines - 350 N 5th St(?) - 36 stories / ~400'(?)

I was an intern at Metro Transit in '13 and the Ford Center was the only building between where I got off the bus at the 5th Street garage and walked to Heywood that still exists.

Crazy.

Prefer this new version of 5th haha
by jtoemke
July 9th, 2019, 3:09 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Washington and Portland Mixed Use - 22 stories - 252'
Replies: 65
Views: 14957

Re: Washington and Portland Mixed Use - 22 stories

The TIF plan report does have what appears to be an updated rendering of the tower. I actually really liked the previous design so the new look is a bit disappointing in my opinion. Agreed, it's a minor adjustment, but I do prefer the darker material featured on the west side from the previous rend...
by jtoemke
July 2nd, 2019, 1:29 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Federal Reserve Riverfront Parking Ramp
Replies: 98
Views: 17553

Re: Federal Reserve Riverfront Parking Ramp

226 pages of comments, and somewhere between 10-15 comments in support: http://minneapolismn.gov/www/groups/public/@cped/documents/webcontent/wcmsp-219617.pdf This thing needs to die. Can we please all look at page 63 where it says that during the parking lot survey there were 80 & 86 AVAILABLE SPA...
by jtoemke
July 1st, 2019, 6:44 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis Population / Density - General Discussion
Replies: 260
Views: 54054

Re: Minneapolis Density and Population Growth (500k, etc)

Saying Columbus is bigger than Minneapolis in this context is not wrong but it not a serious comment and disqualifies them as a serious person. As someone who lived in Minneapolis and currently lives in Columbus, this drives me crazy. 1) Everyone here thinks Minneapolis is small, frigid, or has bar...