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by uptownbro
December 4th, 2020, 3:17 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Eleven - 1111 West River Parkway - 41 stories / 550'
Replies: 337
Views: 89896

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

Assuming this is correct that would mean both eleven and the gateway got taller while under construction which even if its only 15 feet and 30 feet I still find very encouraging.
Either way im stating to see this building in the horizon all over the city!
by uptownbro
December 3rd, 2020, 10:46 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Saint Paul - General Topics
Replies: 589
Views: 155203

Re: Saint Paul - General Topics

To have it filled in times like this is a win.
by uptownbro
December 3rd, 2020, 10:37 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: 2301 California St NE
Replies: 16
Views: 4285

Re: California Street Silos

I really dont see an issue with this one. Its an empty lot in a some what lower density area that is near but not on a major road. Just build it.
by uptownbro
December 2nd, 2020, 9:29 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Karmel Square 2020
Replies: 12
Views: 783

Re: Karmel Square 2020

https://www.southwestjournal.com/news/development/2020/02/new-plan-for-karmel-expansion/ Sounds like they upped the size from when this first came out in feb. I think that Walgreens never re opened so there should be little in the way of this breaking ground. Lake st needs all of the positive moment...
by uptownbro
December 1st, 2020, 4:03 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: North Loop Neighborhood
Replies: 1029
Views: 188975

Re: North Loop Neighborhood

https://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/ ... ining.html

I wonder if we will see some other hotels do this assuming the predictions of a long covid winter come true and restaurants remain closed
by uptownbro
December 1st, 2020, 9:41 am
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: 2019-2020 MN Legislative Session / Budget / Bonding
Replies: 36
Views: 6668

Re: 2019-2020 MN Legislative Session / Budget / Bonding

https://www.startribune.com/state-economic-forecast-shows-641-million-surplus-for-current-budget/573247871/ Looks like the state has more money then expected from a 2.4 billion dollar hole to a 600 million dollar surplus. This is great news and hopefully they will inspire state leaders to help hurti...
by uptownbro
November 30th, 2020, 9:43 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Riversedge (Former West Publishing / County Jail site)
Replies: 143
Views: 39816

Re: Riversedge (Former West Publishing / County Jail site)

Someone's view will always be blocked unless there is only one building over 10 stories. Granted my view is a burned out speedway so. I preferred the original renderings but this would still be a major win for St Paul.
by uptownbro
November 20th, 2020, 11:40 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nicollet Mall
Replies: 1423
Views: 182023

Re: Nicollet Mall

There are a large number of cops on leave right now which is an issue. Which is why the city had to call in extra help from the burbs and park police. I think that's a sign of being overwhelmed given the number of active officers . I do agree that the reconstruction of Hennepin ave has moved alot of...
by uptownbro
November 18th, 2020, 3:13 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nicollet Mall
Replies: 1423
Views: 182023

Re: Nicollet Mall

As someone who lives in this city, supports major changes to policing and violence prevention and has family members on the MSPD you need to grow up. Its very clear the mspd has major culture issues mostly due to the union but some due to the city council
by uptownbro
November 18th, 2020, 11:59 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nicollet Mall
Replies: 1423
Views: 182023

Re: Nicollet Mall

Thats only part of the issue at best. If you look at polling data year over year a majority of Americans always feel crime is up from the pervious year.
by uptownbro
November 18th, 2020, 10:11 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nicollet Mall
Replies: 1423
Views: 182023

Re: Nicollet Mall

Perception is far more powerful then the numbers to most people. 538 did a great story on this a while back https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/many-americans-are-convinced-crime-is-rising-in-the-u-s-theyre-wrong/ You can tell people the odds of a crime but if they think a place is unsafe they wont...
by uptownbro
November 18th, 2020, 10:02 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nicollet Mall
Replies: 1423
Views: 182023

Re: Nicollet Mall

I think the bigger issue or cause is that in the social media age everyone knows everything that happens. One person gets mugged downtown and its all over facebook. A violent crime occurs and its all over snap chat. Even 5 years ago this didnt happen as much but I get an update every time something ...
by uptownbro
November 17th, 2020, 1:30 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: RBC Gateway (Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 519'
Replies: 2027
Views: 281580

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

But can we get Rudy to talk about "all the networks" for the gateways grand opening in a year or so? Tell him there are 1 million biden votes in one of the hotel rooms all filled out by hunter biden that will flip MN to trump
by uptownbro
November 17th, 2020, 1:28 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Renaissance Square / The Andrus
Replies: 52
Views: 15810

Re: Renaissance Square / The Andrus

State street would be great. Have a mix of stores. One thing I think people forget is not every store in a major downtown is high end. There are tons of 7-11's all over downtown chicago for example and given the fact that many skyway stores close early this will be an asset to all of the new residen...
by uptownbro
November 17th, 2020, 1:20 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nicollet Mall
Replies: 1423
Views: 182023

Re: Nicollet Mall

Its very hard to judge how much of an impact the changes have had or not had given the power structure of the union. All of the changes and reforms are great but if you don’t remove the one and truly only road block you can’t fairly judge reform efforts since the union has even at times told cops to...
by uptownbro
November 10th, 2020, 3:11 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Riverview Corridor Streetcar
Replies: 848
Views: 85466

Re: Riverview Corridor Streetcar

I will never understand the political push back to the words "light rail" but if calling it a street car means it passes and gets built I couldn't care less. Yes its not perfect but it will build a direct line from the airport to downtown st paul.
by uptownbro
November 10th, 2020, 3:01 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Hiawatha-Lake - Minnehaha - Downtown Longfellow
Replies: 257
Views: 53948

Re: Southside - General Topics

https://www.startribune.com/target-reop ... 573031391/
East Lake target will reopen tomorrow. Huge news for that area
by uptownbro
November 6th, 2020, 9:05 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: North Loop Green - Hines - 350 N 5th St(?) - 35 stories - 393'/418'
Replies: 121
Views: 26540

Re: North Loop Green - Hines - 350 N 5th St(?) - 35 stories - 393'/418'

FAA has approved the crane(today) and the tower (some time ago). This should break ground any day now.
by uptownbro
November 5th, 2020, 8:49 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: George Floyd murder and aftermath
Replies: 108
Views: 6351

Re: George Floyd murder and aftermath

If they were caught off guard that people focused in on there pledge to abolish the MSPD in front of a large crowd then they are not very good politicians. Politics isn't about how many insightful papers you write its about what you say and do. Also the city was reeling from half a weeks of riots an...
by uptownbro
November 3rd, 2020, 1:49 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: George Floyd murder and aftermath
Replies: 108
Views: 6351

Re: George Floyd murder and aftermath

It always came off as a power grab(given they tried this a few years ago) to me while wrapping themselves in a just cause for political cover as they didnt have a real plan outside of some overly vague talking points. But I can be pretty cynical