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by Gman12
December 22nd, 2020, 4:37 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Interstate 94
Replies: 255
Views: 32403

Re: Interstate 94

As an actual fiscal conservative, I don't like the idea of being stuck on nightmarish traffic choked arterials with dozens of signals on my drive between downtown. If we cut out government waste and bloat we can still afford nice things like assuring mobility for people in society. The affordabilit...
by Gman12
December 22nd, 2020, 4:23 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Interstate 94
Replies: 255
Views: 32403

Re: Interstate 94

Conservatism, even fiscal conservatism doesn't mean don't spend government money on anything more any more than liberalism equals the government takes control of everything in full blown socialism / communism. I can't go out and buy streets, roads, and freeways, so it's the role of the government t...
by Gman12
June 16th, 2020, 2:11 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Northeast and Southeast Minneapolis - General Topics
Replies: 846
Views: 98295

Re: Northeast and Southeast Minneapolis - General Topics

Xcel is the holding company that holds all the subsidiaries, which includes all the old utilities that did the mergers, Northern States Power was one of them. Looks like there are 6 main operating companies under Xcel. http://investors.xcelenergy.com/Operating-Structure/Index?KeyGenPage=210237 And 2...
by Gman12
January 8th, 2020, 9:51 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis - General Topics
Replies: 1801
Views: 341039

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

I didn't go, but the meeting agenda showed one presentation for the one proposal bizjournals reported on. https://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/news/2019/12/11/minneapolis-rfp-attracts-one-proposal-for.html Sounds like the company specializes on rehabbing historic buildings so it seems unlikely the...
by Gman12
July 26th, 2019, 9:15 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Street, Road and Highway Projects
Replies: 1076
Views: 170055

Re: Street, Road and Highway Projects

It appears the central avenue bridge will be closed for close to two years due to a significant rehab project.

http://www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/projec ... index.html
by Gman12
October 11th, 2018, 4:31 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Mall of America - Bloomington
Replies: 978
Views: 155158

Re: Mall of America - Bloomington

Over the last couple of weeks they've been adding signals to the entrances of the parking ramps as well as each of the levels. I'm assuming they'll be used to indicate the number of available parking spots but have no idea how they're supposed to work yet. I've been seeing the bay monitoring system...
by Gman12
September 13th, 2018, 10:18 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Riverfront - Mill Ruins Park - Waterworks
Replies: 256
Views: 36188

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Riverfront - Mill Ruins Park - Waterworks

Finally some action here. The Fuji Ya building is fenced off and backhoe is on site digging up the parking lot.
by Gman12
June 19th, 2018, 12:03 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis - General Topics
Replies: 1801
Views: 341039

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Saw a geotechnical company drilling in Churchhill's parking lot this morning. Might not mean anything, but would be cool to have something built on a surface lot I thought would never be developed. Fingers crossed.
by Gman12
November 30th, 2017, 8:28 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Residences at 33 S 5th St, 40 floors. 451 feet (cancelled)
Replies: 51
Views: 6500

Re: Residences at 33 S 5th St, 40 floors. 451 feet

Wow this came out of left field. Looks great, the parking podium is hidden nicely unlike a lot of the other projects that have gone up. Replaces a couple of empty buildings and new residents to help support restaurants and businesses on the north end of Nicollet Mall.
by Gman12
October 17th, 2017, 5:11 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Mill City Quarter - 300 South 2nd Street
Replies: 201
Views: 44522

Re: Mill City Quarter - 300 South 2nd Street

Looks like the first floor is being split into 3 parts. A sign saying Pure Barre coming soon is in one of the smaller sections. Still hoping for a pharmacy in the big section.
by Gman12
April 19th, 2017, 4:09 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Riverfront - Mill Ruins Park - Waterworks
Replies: 256
Views: 36188

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Riverfront - Mill Ruins Park - Waterworks

Both parking lots around the old Fuji Ya building are closed, jersey barriers up.
by Gman12
March 29th, 2017, 4:51 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Archive Apartments (Not West Elm Hotel & Condos) - 102-120 1st Street N
Replies: 143
Views: 27878

Re: West Elm Hotel

Have we asked the River how it feels about the proposal?
It's indifferent, just goes with the flow.
by Gman12
March 10th, 2017, 4:36 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: St. Paul Palace Theater renovation
Replies: 29
Views: 5483

Re: St. Paul Palace Theater renovation

Anyone going tonight (or in the near future)?
Yep, Phantogram on Sunday!
by Gman12
March 1st, 2017, 6:18 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market
Replies: 1095
Views: 204039

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market

I wonder if Hines will dust off this plan? Overall vacancy rates are very close to 2008 levels, but I'm afraid the CBD is too high at 17.7% If they can snag a 300,000 sqf client to take a 1/3rd of the building maybe they can get it going with the rest speculative. http://www.bizjournals.com/twinciti...
by Gman12
March 21st, 2016, 4:12 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Chinese food downtown
Replies: 8
Views: 1081

Re: Chinese food downtown

Not Chinese food, but I highly recommend checking out Bep Vietnamese for lunch in the 5th street towers. Opened up late last year and the service and food is always outstanding. My go to place for Asian food since there aren't many good skyway options.
by Gman12
February 18th, 2016, 11:48 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: TCF Bank Building Redevelopment
Replies: 384
Views: 69038

Re: TCF Bank Building Redevelopment

I like the sound of this, hopefully something modern and timeless, a lot of glass, but not something too crazy that some architect is trying to make a name for themselves with some experiment that will be an eyesore for ever.
by Gman12
February 18th, 2016, 11:38 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: U.S. Bank Stadium
Replies: 2079
Views: 74192

Re: U.S. Bank Stadium Construction Updates

On the webcam, they're removing some of the zinc cladding on the easternmost portion of the north side. Any reason why?
I heard on KFAN the other day there was a rumor that they have to replace a bunch of it due to water seeping in behind the panels.
by Gman12
January 13th, 2016, 5:12 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Rumors!
Replies: 112
Views: 9611

Re: Rumors!

Guys, if I win the Powerball I'll start a consortium and build us a Supertall.
by Gman12
November 20th, 2015, 10:21 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Twin Cities' National and Global Image
Replies: 960
Views: 103740

Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Measured by zip code, Edina's 55424 (the quadrant between 44th, France, 62, and 100) is the 51st wealthiest zip code in the nation. http://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/print-edition/2015/11/20/minnesota-most-affluent-zip-codes-edina-map.html?ana=e_twin_rdup&s=newsletter&ed=2015-11-20&u=4o6H1FDaPE...