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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: 856
Views: 104542

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 and Intercity Rail to Chicago
Replies: 441
Views: 64228

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: 1157
Views: 218561

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: 644
Views: 69351

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: 640
Views: 103874

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: 1281
Views: 200837

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: 42
Views: 4066

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: 1277
Views: 209493

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: 17490

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: 95872

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: 3397

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: 212
Views: 54970

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: 129
Views: 7616

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: 1157
Views: 218561

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: 11
Views: 1500

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...
by HKM
September 15th, 2020, 4:03 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market
Replies: 1157
Views: 218561

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market

Seems like Sandy Springs/Georgia probably gave them a pile of tax breaks to land that facility, for what it's worth.
This could be the case, but Deluxe views itself more as a fintech company, and that industry is certainly Atlanta-centric so they'd need a big presence there regardless.
by HKM
September 10th, 2020, 3:27 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Amtrak Empire Builder and Intercity Rail to Chicago
Replies: 441
Views: 64228

Re: Amtrak Empire Builder and Intercity Rail to Chicago

Thought those on this thread would be interested in page 6 of this (undated, but believe it is largely taken from ~2009-2011 as it mirrors the original early Obama administration plans for HSR) report from the NY-area Regional Planning Association that scored the top 50 city pairs for high-speed rai...
by HKM
August 10th, 2020, 8:48 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Orange Line / 35W@94: Downtown to Crosstown Project
Replies: 859
Views: 111431

Re: Orange Line / 35W@94: Downtown to Crosstown Project

Maybe I'm only speaking for myself, but this really slipped through my radar. This thing is huge, and it's on it's own span over Lake Street, not sharing a span with either NB or SB traffic. The visibility of this station will be immense, and the quality of the transit service, with multiple bus ro...
by HKM
June 25th, 2020, 2:55 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Lake and Fremont - 15 stories
Replies: 20
Views: 2762

Re: Lake and Fremont - 15 stories

Well! (How did 2040 rezone this?) Transit 10 (description below). I've been wondering if C. Square and Hennepin/Lake were destined for significant redevelopment from retail to primarily residential, really hard even for the suburban malls to be retail only but maybe retail has a better chance if it...
by HKM
June 22nd, 2020, 8:54 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: U.S. Bank Stadium
Replies: 2079
Views: 77604

Re: U.S. Bank Stadium

I wouldn't be surprised is ASM Global goes under. Managing a lot of empty stadiums right now.
Don't hold your breath, but I'd definitely welcome Anschutz (and his despicable political agenda) falling on tough times.