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by kiliff75
October 19th, 2020, 7:31 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Maintaining old houses
Replies: 58
Views: 4367

Re: Maintaining old houses

I was concerned about vapor issues with insulating and having efficient windows, but our contractor told us this was mainly an issue with homes (typically 80s era) that have a vapor barrier installed. There shouldn't be an issue with moisture getting trapped in the walls unless you have a vapor barr...
by kiliff75
October 13th, 2020, 6:14 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Future Cars: Electric and Autonomous Vehicles
Replies: 539
Views: 55082

Re: Future Cars: Electric and Autonomous Vehicles

Unless we have a price on carbon, EPA mileage regulations actually help the price of the car more closely reflect the total cost to you and to society. Why should other people pay for your pollution? Seems like a more reasonable market if the full costs of the vehicle are included in the cost, and b...
by kiliff75
October 5th, 2019, 9:57 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: RBC Gateway (Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 519'
Replies: 2011
Views: 278485

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

The already stellar view from any seat in foul territory at Target Field will continue to get even better! Such a nice place to just sit and take everything in, provided the weather is nice :)
by kiliff75
July 12th, 2019, 7:25 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Hiawatha-Minnehaha Corridor Development & MinHi Line
Replies: 211
Views: 58255

Re: Hiawatha-Minnehaha Development & RR Corridor/MinHi Line

The Acme Foundry at 3161 Hiawatha (NE corner of 32nd and Hiawatha) is for sale! Hopefully to be developed into something, too bad that long strip of land with dirt piles isn't part of this property... https://www.loopnet.com/Listing/3161-Hiawatha-Ave-Minneapolis-MN/16120184/?fbclid=IwAR2chiEQrcVOB47...
by kiliff75
June 19th, 2019, 2:51 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map
Replies: 1765
Views: 330132

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Heard a rumor of 42 stories... don't quote me on that I remember a proposed 25 story office building ... do you think this is office or residential? This is the old 25-story office building proposal that was cancelled... https://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/morning_roundup/2013/10/hines-north-loo...
by kiliff75
May 19th, 2019, 7:08 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: RBC Gateway (Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 519'
Replies: 2011
Views: 278485

Re: Gateway Tower (RBC/Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 503'

With a reminder about the 80-story flash in the pan. Whatever happened to that developer? Based on Alex Duval's website (who made the 80 story proposal), it appears he has been some part of the design process of a couple large projects that were built, and renovated someone's condo, but hasn't deve...
by kiliff75
May 13th, 2019, 5:41 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: RBC Gateway (Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 519'
Replies: 2011
Views: 278485

Re: Gateway Tower (RBC/Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 503'

Someone get a picture of the foosball table inside the shelter in the SW corner before it goes!
by kiliff75
April 29th, 2019, 4:48 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Bloomington Central Station & South Loop Development
Replies: 191
Views: 47525

Re: Bloomington Central Station & South Loop Development

Wow thanks for following up! Hopefully a nudge from the city, higher property values, and a good market for development cause this to happen sooner rather than later.
by kiliff75
April 29th, 2019, 9:20 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Bloomington Central Station & South Loop Development
Replies: 191
Views: 47525

Re: Bloomington Central Station & South Loop Development

On a related note, it would be interesting to see if any of the "Park and Fly" businesses nearby decide to redevelop their surface lots with airport parking ramps and apartments at any time in the near future
by kiliff75
February 27th, 2019, 8:04 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Southside Pride
Replies: 3
Views: 2973

Re: Southside Pride

The "newspaper"?
by kiliff75
February 12th, 2019, 11:10 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map
Replies: 1765
Views: 330132

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Looks like this would happen with sunsets twice every summer, about a month before/after the solstice on May 20th and July 20th. It would also happen for sunrises twice a year, around November 20th and January 20th. https://www.esrl.noaa.gov/gmd/grad/solcalc/ Sunset (red line) on May 20th, 2019: sun...
by kiliff75
January 14th, 2019, 9:25 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Arby’s Island
Replies: 211
Views: 29482

Re: Arby’s Island

The backhoe is already in use, demolition had begun as I drove by this morning...
by kiliff75
August 16th, 2018, 8:30 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Upper Harbor Terminal
Replies: 51
Views: 13908

Re: Upper Harbor Terminal

Reminds me of the giant cement grain elevator next to surly, seems pretty cool.
by kiliff75
August 16th, 2018, 6:55 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Proposed Crown Hydro Plant
Replies: 14
Views: 2909

Re: Proposed Crown Hydro Plant

Plus, the state is making such great progress adding wind and solar renewables. Agreed, this project would only produce 3.4 MW and we can easily make that much clean energy from two typical 2 MW wind turbines. That’s a drop in the bucket compared to what’s being developed in the Midwest (1400 MW of...
by kiliff75
August 6th, 2018, 2:50 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Hiawatha-Lake - Minnehaha - Downtown Longfellow
Replies: 249
Views: 52200

Re: Hi-Lake - Minnehaha Mall (Target, etc.) - Downtown Longfellow

I noticed that the car detailing store at the SE corner of Lake-Hiawatha looked like it was empty this morning, no cars in the parking lot (there usually are tons) and it looked pretty empty on the inside. Anyone know what's going on there?
by kiliff75
August 5th, 2018, 6:40 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: East 38th Street & 38th St Station Development
Replies: 239
Views: 69529

Re: 38th Street Corridor & 38th St Station Development

When I drove by last night there was a backhoe next to the gas station at 3800 24th Ave S (where Yellow Tree proposed a 4-story apt building). Demo soon perhaps?
by kiliff75
July 31st, 2018, 3:27 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 240 Park Ave S - Zygi's Apartments - 18 stories - 188'
Replies: 59
Views: 23424

Re: 240 Park Ave S - Zygi's Apartments

And there's also this tidbit from the article... The Wilfs acquired the surface parking lot at the corner of Park and Washington Avenues in 2007 — long before construction of the U.S. Bank Stadium began — when they bought a small portfolio of parking lots from Central Parking. They also own two adja...
by kiliff75
July 31st, 2018, 3:21 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 240 Park Ave S - Zygi's Apartments - 18 stories - 188'
Replies: 59
Views: 23424

Re: 240 Park Ave S - Zygi's Apartments

Wow with this 17-story tower, the 22-story tower a block to the west, the 13-story Ironclad building two blocks east, and the 43-story condo tower a few blocks east... there's quite a change in the skyline in this part of downtown!
by kiliff75
June 22nd, 2018, 9:14 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: The Larking - 800 Park - 17 stories - 172'
Replies: 90
Views: 28042

Re: Wells Fargo Redevelopment - 801 Portland

That would be awesome! What's the story on the source of this? (Not trying to be critical, I'm just curious about how much i should get my hopes up)