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by martykoessel
June 7th, 2021, 2:56 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Dinky "tower" - McDonalds redevelopment
Replies: 44
Views: 14824

Re: Dinky "tower" - McDonalds redevelopment

Yeah, a seven-story building fully filling a lot can feel much more oppressive than a significantly taller building that blesses some frontage with two- or three-story elements...or a little landscaped area. Residents fighting height without considering density can end up shooting themselves in the ...
by martykoessel
June 4th, 2021, 3:05 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Washington and Portland Mixed Use - 20 stories - 226'
Replies: 84
Views: 19507

Re: Washington and Portland Mixed Use - 20 stories - 226'

Will the new fire station be built before the old one is torn down, much like the Larking managed the Wells Fargo branch?
by martykoessel
June 4th, 2021, 3:00 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: St. Olaf Church Affordable Housing - 800 3rd Ave S & 825 2nd Ave S
Replies: 22
Views: 2788

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

In the original version, about 120 units were planned for a renovation and expansion of the brick building to the south of St. Olaf, with additional units in a new building on the current parking lot. If that’s still true, the 20-story building site would be somewhat less packed.
by martykoessel
March 17th, 2021, 3:40 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Malcolm Yards food hall, apartments
Replies: 18
Views: 8470

Re: Malcolm Yards Phase One (food hall, apartment buildings, grocery store)

And the new O'Shaughnessy Distillery is due to open near Surly within the next couple of months. It's a good things there's an LRT station nearby!
by martykoessel
February 18th, 2021, 4:43 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
Replies: 651
Views: 110218

Re: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

Is there a racial aspect to this issue? Is the course heavily used by people of color? I've seen lots of Save the Hiawatha Course signs near the golf course itself, but given the neighborhood, my assumption would be that these would be nearly all white households.
by martykoessel
February 9th, 2021, 9:47 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis - News & General Topics
Replies: 1851
Views: 363264

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

(I agree this is O/T at this point) Counterpoint - farmers markets are not Costcos and nobody shops at a farmers market like they do regular suburban grocery stores. Like many other city amenities, visitors are envisioned to be from the dense neighborhoods surrounding it or are visitors who will ha...
by martykoessel
February 9th, 2021, 9:26 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis - News & General Topics
Replies: 1851
Views: 363264

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

This isn't really an RBC Gateway topic anymore, is it? That said, the idea of a year-round, indoor marketplace at the central PO is enticing. I've sometimes thought that the best place to start would be in the southernmost, smaller structure, since this might be compatible with downsized operations ...
by martykoessel
February 9th, 2021, 9:10 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Elliot Park
Replies: 99
Views: 27817

Re: Elliot Park

A couple of comments on this one: --The Elliot Park neighborhood's biggest disadvantage vis-a-vis other downtown neighborhoods is the bleakness of the blocks between it and the downtown core. It feels more apart than it really is. Also, the neighborhood is relatively poor and feels it. As those blea...
by martykoessel
July 11th, 2020, 10:03 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Stadium Village
Replies: 152
Views: 74243

Re: Stadium Village

A couple photos of progress over at SE 26th and Essex:

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It’ll be rough if no students show up this fall to fill up these and other places.
by martykoessel
July 2nd, 2020, 2:16 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Lake and Fremont - 15 stories
Replies: 20
Views: 2814

Re: Lake and Fremont - 15 stories

I was on the South Uptown neighborhood call last night where the developers presented their plans for this building. It went about as expected with some supporting the height and others saying it doesn't fit the neighborhood. Also concerns about the rooftop party deck and what the exterior would lo...
by martykoessel
May 4th, 2020, 12:22 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: 800 15th Ave SE - 800 15th Ave SE - 12 Stories - 131'
Replies: 10
Views: 3512

Re: 800 15th Ave SE - 800 15th Ave SE - 12 Stories - 131'

Wilderness Inquiry, a great non-profit organization, is headquartered in the one-story buildings on the west side of the site. Is there any word on what will happen to them? It looks like they were the main seller so at a minimum, they have a nice cash infusion here. Thanks for the update, HKM. I'm...
by martykoessel
May 1st, 2020, 8:14 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: 800 15th Ave SE - 800 15th Ave SE - 12 Stories - 131'
Replies: 10
Views: 3512

Re: 800 15th Ave SE - 800 15th Ave SE - 12 Stories - 131'

Wilderness Inquiry, a great non-profit organization, is headquartered in the one-story buildings on the west side of the site. Is there any word on what will happen to them?
by martykoessel
March 28th, 2020, 7:30 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Theater Garage Marquee Apartments - (Franklin & Lyndale)
Replies: 550
Views: 70422

Re: Theater Garage Marquee Apartments - (Franklin & Lyndale)

"Brand New Modern Luxury Apartment Homes"
= “New Luxury Apartments” 🙂
by martykoessel
March 13th, 2020, 12:46 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Cambria / Fairfield Hotels - 41 10th Street N (former Ramada block)
Replies: 65
Views: 18067

Re: Cambria / Fairfield Hotels - 41 10th Street N (former Ramada block)

Yesterday I heard this project will break ground soon, within a few weeks.
What a strange time for this to be going forward.
by martykoessel
February 4th, 2020, 10:39 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Lunds & Noko(mis) Apartments - Cedar & Minnehaha Pkwy
Replies: 52
Views: 14827

Re: Bergan's Redevelopment - Cedar & Minnehaha Parkway

Do you ‘spose there’s time for one last errand? We are low on milk. Good bye, old buddy!
by martykoessel
January 9th, 2020, 11:22 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis - News & General Topics
Replies: 1851
Views: 363264

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Both of these buildings are handsome artifacts of their period. We’ve lost the very best from this time, but one or both of these could be worth saving if they are handled well. Perhaps either a park or a slender new building could take over the parking lot. I'm with Luigi on this one. Even if thes...
by martykoessel
January 1st, 2020, 1:45 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Affordable Housing
Replies: 7
Views: 3494

Re: Affordable Housing

Ok, since I started this here, any thoughts on how to replace the last-resort-housing-for-homeless-families lost through the Drake Hotel fire?
by martykoessel
January 1st, 2020, 1:36 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Affordable Housing
Replies: 7
Views: 3494

Re: Affordable Housing

There is a thread over in the Anything Goes forum. Thanks for directing me there. Maybe I was stuck by the extremely limited reaction to the Drake Hotel fire, which made me wonder how much avowed urbanists really care about the issue. Do we go bonkers over exterior cladding issues and push the huge...
by martykoessel
January 1st, 2020, 1:22 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Affordable Housing
Replies: 7
Views: 3494

Affordable Housing

Happy New Year, everyone! It seems that there is no thread devoted solely to affordable housing. Independently of ethical concerns, making sure that there is adequate affordable housing directed toward the bottom end of Minneapolis' workforce is a key element in assuring the economic health of our u...
by martykoessel
December 16th, 2019, 9:56 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Eleven - 1111 West River Parkway - 41 stories / 550'
Replies: 346
Views: 98240

Re: Eleven (Ryan Condo Tower) - 1111 West River Parkway - 41 stories / 550'

:D
Would it be too inflammatory to suggest a 900 ft tall freeway lid? :D That could get two birds with one stone, a lid and a new tallest hahah
Touche :D