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by SurlyLHT
September 25th, 2020, 10:04 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: George Floyd murder and aftermath
Replies: 90
Views: 5261

Re: George Floyd murder and aftermath

Can someone explain why they don’t just keep it as a roundabout? Is there also hope to preserve the art on the street itself?
Roundabouts for intersections with this traffic volume would take up too much space. One option just keep the statue in the intersection.
by SurlyLHT
September 24th, 2020, 12:44 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Southside - General Topics
Replies: 989
Views: 164772

Re: Southside - General Topics

I hope we see some more modular construction. Especially if it's near where I can watch!
by SurlyLHT
September 24th, 2020, 12:42 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: George Floyd murder and aftermath
Replies: 90
Views: 5261

Re: George Floyd murder and aftermath

Here are the options the city is offering for reopening Chicago and 38th.
http://www2.minneapolismn.gov/www/group ... 226066.pdf
by SurlyLHT
September 24th, 2020, 12:41 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: George Floyd murder and aftermath
Replies: 90
Views: 5261

Re: George Floyd murder and aftermath

During the Council meeting yesterday the Council was told they were back to square one and may have to place the station outside of the Precinct. I'm struggling to find more info about this. What were the reasons given? I literally watch the Council Meeting on YouTube to get the information. The St...
by SurlyLHT
September 23rd, 2020, 10:10 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market
Replies: 1054
Views: 191805

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market

We have several healthcare oriented organizations like this, including Zipnosis. If we can get a few here maybe we can attract larger employers like Optum and etc to buy space or additional space. We just need to recover from the unrest and COVID.
by SurlyLHT
September 22nd, 2020, 3:20 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Hennepin Avenue Downtown Reconstruction
Replies: 7
Views: 762

Re: Hennepin Avenue Reconstruction

I don't have any pictures, but this has made some great progress. I've glanced at it while biking through the intersections. Areas seem close to completion.
by SurlyLHT
September 22nd, 2020, 3:18 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market
Replies: 1054
Views: 191805

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market

Looks like they're in North Loop right now. Be nice to keep them Downtown and see them grab more space. Minneapolis-based health insurance company raises another $500M, bringing total to $1.5B https://www.startribune.com/minneapolis-based-health-insurance-company-raises-another-500m-bringing-total-t...
by SurlyLHT
September 21st, 2020, 9:16 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Root District - Farmers Market / Royalston Station
Replies: 83
Views: 18257

Re: Root District - Farmers Market / Royalston Station

I think the city needs to wait on this. Is it fair to put that much affordable housing in one area of the city? With Higher Ground right there, Mary’s Place very close, as is Harbor Lights Shelter. I think once light rail gets in, a developer would build a 10 plus story building that includes some ...
by SurlyLHT
September 17th, 2020, 9:28 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: George Floyd murder and aftermath
Replies: 90
Views: 5261

Re: George Floyd murder and aftermath

Anybody have any idea what the city's best course of action is to have a home for the Third Precinct? During the Council meeting yesterday the Council was told they were back to square one and may have to place the station outside of the Precinct. With the new city office building being built can th...
by SurlyLHT
September 15th, 2020, 11:39 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market
Replies: 1054
Views: 191805

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market

If they had wanted to they could have built a new campus on their current site, but went the easier route of leasing space throughout the country. Are Downtown locations and leases more flexible and therefore advantageous than these Corporate Campuses when an employer wants to look for something new...
by SurlyLHT
September 14th, 2020, 1:29 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market
Replies: 1054
Views: 191805

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market

Sounds like Deluxe is consolidating their spaces. They have 80 across the country. Seems like when people consolidate space, and have workers doing a hybrid strategy high quality spaces in Downtown areas may be appealing.
by SurlyLHT
September 11th, 2020, 9:36 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: University of Minnesota - General Topics
Replies: 576
Views: 117513

Re: University of Minnesota - General Topics

If they made the Fieldhouse more open to the public it'll be pretty popular with our rather large the running community. Much better place to run than US Bank Stadium. Twin Cities in Motion also uses it for kids event. I also might be biased given how hard it is to find a track let alone an indoor o...
by SurlyLHT
September 8th, 2020, 9:13 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: North Loop Neighborhood
Replies: 1027
Views: 187332

Re: North Loop Neighborhood

If you live in this neighborhood, ask for the specifics of the proposal. The details matter here. My neighborhood stopped the County from putting an emergency shelter in our neighborhood. There were various reasons for this, but one of the biggest concerns was that it didn't come with the funding to...
by SurlyLHT
September 2nd, 2020, 12:01 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 17 North Washington - CA - 27 stories - ~300'(?)
Replies: 19
Views: 3066

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

I think this is the best looking residential tower in the area. All of new towers on that end of Nicollet severely lack imagination.
by SurlyLHT
August 31st, 2020, 12:48 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map
Replies: 1765
Views: 328848

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Why is the city rushing the RFP for the Public Service Building now? Didn't they put one out a bit ago and got crummy responses? Do they need the $$ because of the new building?
https://www.startribune.com/minneapolis ... 572273512/
by SurlyLHT
August 26th, 2020, 1:16 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)
Replies: 1148
Views: 143101

Re: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)

When would anything actually happen on this? Wouldn't there have to be new alignment studies and etc? Seems to me we're years from most everything and the economic and political landscape could change in any number of ways before then.
by SurlyLHT
August 26th, 2020, 9:36 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)
Replies: 1148
Views: 143101

Re: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)

I wouldn't heed much attention to their opinions until after the 2021 election unless there is going to be some sort of meaningful impact from them between now and then. Rumor has it Ellison isn't running again and the Wards will look different after the Census.
by SurlyLHT
August 26th, 2020, 9:23 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: U.S. Bank Stadium
Replies: 2079
Views: 73566

Re: U.S. Bank Stadium

Anyone know when the work is going to be done on this? At this point I'm thinking they better start putting it back together soon or they will be missing more than fans at their stadium. I should have taken a picture. They have several layers removed from the exterior and seem to be actually trying ...
by SurlyLHT
August 26th, 2020, 9:20 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 17 North Washington - CA - 27 stories - ~300'(?)
Replies: 19
Views: 3066

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

It's kinda of hard to imagine this area had a car dealership seemingly not terribly long ago? Okay maybe it has been awhile and I'm finally getting old. Anyhow far lots and a dealership to towers is a huge change. North Loop and the Mill District have seen change, but this is something else.
by SurlyLHT
August 26th, 2020, 9:15 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bicycle Infrastructure
Replies: 1617
Views: 165224

Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

I got confused when I rode this for the first time a couple weeks ago and went down the hill in the wrong lane not realizing it's road rules with the yellow. I guess I thought that area was for the walkers. I also remember I started to read the sign, but was quickly past it. Better markings might be...