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by HKM
July 8th, 2021, 3:06 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Lyndale 4-3 Conversion and Bryant Avenue Reconstruction
Replies: 33
Views: 509

Re: Street, Road and Highway Projects

Lyndale is a unique beast in the Minneapolis street system. It's *the* way into town for a huge and dense swath of South Minneapolis. When it backs up, some people may get on the bus. But more people will start cutting through the neighborhoods. Arterial streets are a thing for a reason. People are...
by HKM
July 8th, 2021, 8:41 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Arterial Bus Rapid Transit Corridors
Replies: 434
Views: 62134

Re: Arterial Bus Rapid Transit Corridors

We should not be prioritizing bikes versus buses in the segments where the single bus lanes are being implemented. We have the greenway right there and bike lanes should also be added onto 31st street. This is one of the most crucial routes that desperately needed dedicated bus lanes in the whole s...
by HKM
July 8th, 2021, 8:26 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Lyndale 4-3 Conversion and Bryant Avenue Reconstruction
Replies: 33
Views: 509

Re: Street, Road and Highway Projects

I would have rather seen bus lanes on lyndale. I would hope they add bus lanes from Franklin to 31st when they do the 4-3 conversion. The 4 is slated as one of the next BRT routes after the F,G,H (https://www.metrotransit.org/arterial-bus-rapid-transit-brt-planning) and that stretch would seem to r...
by HKM
July 2nd, 2021, 10:22 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Arterial Bus Rapid Transit Corridors
Replies: 434
Views: 62134

Re: Arterial Bus Rapid Transit Corridors

Maybe there will be something quite surprising in the sketches but as it stands this looks pretty mediocre. It's not clear to me what a single bus lane accomplishes other than making one direction much faster than the other. (I've seen some configurations where one outer lane is bus-only in the mor...
by HKM
May 21st, 2021, 2:02 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Target Center Renovation
Replies: 507
Views: 82581

Re: Target Center Renovation

Now that it is sold...how about tear it down, build arena with 1000' tower on top and extend Target Plaza across 394 to the new building...or build a new stadium and cap 394 with a mixed use building... I get what you're saying but the arena wasn't sold, just the main lessee as the arena is still o...
by HKM
March 29th, 2021, 10:09 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Northeast and Southeast Minneapolis - General Topics
Replies: 860
Views: 110452

Re: Northeast and Southeast Minneapolis - General Topics

The Gasthof property (half a block, 1.2 acres) is for sale for $3.1MM. At that price they are definitely targeting redevelopment, not someone to take over and run the restaurant. The description in the listing confirms. https://www.edinarealty.com/commercial-real-estate-for-sale/2300-university-ave...
by HKM
March 15th, 2021, 4:18 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Amtrak Empire Builder to Chicago
Replies: 457
Views: 68754

Re: Amtrak Empire Builder and Intercity Rail to Chicago

The schedule listed above would mean about 65 minutes off the roundtrip vs. the Empire Builder's schedule but should do a lot better than the Empire Builder's unacceptable 46.1% on-time performance (defined as no more than 15 minutes later than scheduled) from both 2018 & 2019. I find it interesting...
by HKM
March 11th, 2021, 4:58 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market
Replies: 1177
Views: 228029

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market

How do we know for sure they will keep paying the lease? Maybe they can pay a fee to break it early.
Almost certainly they will pay to break the lease- one-time expenses are basically disregarded by shareholders as long as it means lower expenses going forward.
by HKM
February 24th, 2021, 7:52 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: B Line Lake St Rapid Bus, Midtown Rail Transit
Replies: 654
Views: 71868

Re: B Line Lake St Rapid Bus, Midtown Rail Transit

I would add Lake & France while removing one of the two Bde Maka Ska stations (probably East BMS).
by HKM
February 19th, 2021, 6:59 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
Replies: 659
Views: 112087

Re: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

No net loss makes sense within the city. But Meadowbrook's entrance is 3 miles from the closest part of Minneapolis. And we're paying $3 million for it every single year. Imagine a world where Meadowbrook was not owned by the Park Board, and they decided to spend $50 million to acquire land outside...
by HKM
February 18th, 2021, 9:07 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown-LynLake-Wedge - News & General Topics
Replies: 1378
Views: 215330

Re: Uptown-LynLake-Wedge - News & General Topics

Relatedly, hoping those empty commercial spaces at that intersection (old Prieto building and the historic ivory brick building just across Lake) get filled in. I walked by there the other day and saw a poster that said #FixLyndale. Anyone know what this is alluding to? #FixLyndale is people who li...
by HKM
January 19th, 2021, 1:42 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Ideas / Wish List for Mpls in 2021
Replies: 51
Views: 6493

Re: Ideas / Wish List for Mpls in 2021

No more on-street bike lanes without barriers.
by HKM
January 15th, 2021, 1:57 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News
Replies: 1280
Views: 221628

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Has Brooks Brothers closed in City Center? I thought they were going to reopen with a remodel?
Google maps lists it as "permanently closed" and looks like BB has been closing stores nationally with little media coverage since filing for bankruptcy over the summer.
by HKM
January 11th, 2021, 12:01 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Renaissance Square / The Andrus
Replies: 61
Views: 17732

Re: Renaissance Square / The Andrus

I should go support that Five Guys...haha. The Nicollet Five Guys absolutely needs to be supported just for being one of the few places downtown (especially among non-bars or brunch spots) open in the evening and weekends, particularly on Sundays when the Chipotle across from WCCO is closed. I rare...
by HKM
December 7th, 2020, 12:26 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Eleven - 1111 West River Parkway - 41 stories / 550'
Replies: 346
Views: 98616

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

From Dinkytown, it dominates the skyline and lines up perfectly with the Dinkytown Greenway when looking downtown from the Dinkytown McDonald's intersection (4th St & 15th Ave). From this vantage point, it blocks out a lot of the rest of the skyline.
by HKM
December 2nd, 2020, 2:10 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Karmel Square 2020
Replies: 20
Views: 3998

Re: Karmel Square 2020

There's a couple downtown (FAIR School at 10th/Hennepin, the office tower at Nicollet/6th), but I'm not aware of any in other parts of the city.
New Horizon on 25th(?) and Hennepin has one too.
YWCA downtown at 12th & Nicollet as well.
by HKM
October 20th, 2020, 10:03 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Thrivent HQ & Sherman apartments - 500 7th St S
Replies: 220
Views: 59951

Re: Thrivent HQ & Sherman apartments - 500 7th St S

I actually like the design of the building. True - wish it had been taller. More importantly, should included street level retail to cater to the increasing number of residents and workers in this area, as well as visitors to the park, stadium instead of skyway level retail. There is a coffee shop ...
by HKM
September 28th, 2020, 12:38 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: George Floyd murder and aftermath
Replies: 170
Views: 11011

Re: George Floyd murder and aftermath

US Bank has announced their plans for the three branches damaged in the unrest. 1030 W Broadway: Building will be repaired, completion in early summer 2021. 919 E Lake: Building will be demolished and rebuilt, completion in fall 2021. 2800 E Lake: Community leaders told US Bank that a mixed-use bui...
by HKM
September 23rd, 2020, 7:11 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market
Replies: 1177
Views: 228029

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market

RE: Deluxe- I'm not convinced any of this is good for Minneapolis. A company headquartered here, selling its corporate campus, moving 550+ employees to a leased location; meanwhile in the same week announcing the addition of 700 employees in Atlanta metro where they already have 200 employees. http...
by HKM
September 21st, 2020, 4:23 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: 1301 W Lake St - LOCAL Ventures - 14 stories / 160'
Replies: 32
Views: 2828

Re: 1301 W Lake St - LOCAL Ventures - 14 stories / 160'

Is it possible to alter the height/design of the structure and still preserve 400 units (which I believe would mean 40 units at 60% AMI)? It would be a shame to nix something like this at a site next to two future aBRT lines that cover all four cardinal directions and an existing 98 walkscore and 98...