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by Blaisdell Greenway
November 23rd, 2015, 8:15 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Lake & Nicollet Redevelopment (Kmart site)
Replies: 425
Views: 95780

Re: Lake & Nicollet Redevelopment (Kmart site)

Elizabeth Glidden is speaking about reopening Nicollet at the Lyndale Neighborhood Association meeting TONIGHT at Painter Park! 6:30-8:00

Neighborhood is also voting on the AMP House aka the Garfield Aquarium redevelopment. Sensible urbanist perspectives are highly welcome in a sea of NIMBYs.
by Blaisdell Greenway
November 23rd, 2015, 8:12 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: The Amp House (3255 Garfield)
Replies: 66
Views: 10097

Re: The Amp House (3255 Garfield)

Going in front of the whole neighborhood board tonight at Painter Park, 6:30-8:00. Help is again requested.

Also, Elizabeth Glidden will be speaking about reopening Nicollet!
by Blaisdell Greenway
November 10th, 2015, 3:52 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: City Club Apartments - 1000 Marquette Ave (Handicraft Building)
Replies: 382
Views: 57262

Re: 10th & Marquette Handicraft Building Development

Klash Drums in NE posted on facebook about buying all of Floyd's vintage inventory.
by Blaisdell Greenway
November 10th, 2015, 3:44 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown (and LynLake) Development & General Topics
Replies: 1082
Views: 182467

Re: Uptown General Topics & Development Map

A retail conversion of this site was posted a while back.
It looks like they're doing foundation work. There's a 3 foot wide moat around the base of the building.
by Blaisdell Greenway
October 31st, 2015, 9:43 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: The Amp House (3255 Garfield)
Replies: 66
Views: 10097

Re: The Amp House (3255 Garfield)

This is going before the neighborhood on Wednesday, November 4, from 6:30 to 8 at the Lyndale Community Center (36th/Nicollet). Because this is Minneapolis, it's likely to be controversial so we need as much support as possible for what is really a pretty modest project. Bring your friends! Btw, the...
by Blaisdell Greenway
May 28th, 2015, 5:00 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: North Loop Neighborhood
Replies: 1027
Views: 187546

Re: North Loop Neighborhood

Also, I'm totally in love with the White Brick. super classy and different.
That white brick could turn out to be super sharp. Certainly nicer than brown stucco.
by Blaisdell Greenway
March 26th, 2015, 12:05 pm
Forum: Cities Around the World
Topic: Los Angeles
Replies: 56
Views: 12771

Re: Los Angeles

www.urbanize.la is the best resource for all of the new projects popping up all over LA. It seems like every week there is another announcement for a new stick or tower project replacing parking lots or squat auto-oriented buildings. At the same time a number of midcentury and googie gems are gettin...
by Blaisdell Greenway
March 17th, 2015, 12:07 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Dinkytown Rentals - 725 8th St SE
Replies: 23
Views: 4045

Re: Dinkytown Rentals - 725 8th St SE

I think the roll-in bike room with separate entrance is a huge deal... have any been proposed before?

The gabled roof is kind of lame and a little too 90's po-mo looking for my taste, though I do appreciate the brick facade up to the height of the adjacent building.
by Blaisdell Greenway
February 13th, 2015, 6:07 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News
Replies: 1220
Views: 193702

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

So do big box retailers like Home Depot have urban concept stores (like City Target), or is that NY store just a one off thing that they did just because it's New York? There is a pretty neat two-level urban format Home Depot in Lincoln Park in Chicago. First floor is day-to-day necessities like li...
by Blaisdell Greenway
January 23rd, 2015, 12:32 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Nord Haus - 315 1st Ave NE (208' - 20 Stories)
Replies: 617
Views: 111882

Re: Superior Plating site

Hot damn, this makes me happy. If only the rest of the city realized they could rise up and demand better development for their neighborhoods and that the developers might actually listen! A committed council member probably helps though.
by Blaisdell Greenway
January 21st, 2015, 11:59 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Nicollet Bus Garage
Replies: 3
Views: 631

Nicollet Bus Garage

Looks like they are adding a second story to the office portion of the Nicollet bus garage, over the entrance facing 31st Street. Does anyone know what is going on? I couldn't find info on Metro Transit's website.
by Blaisdell Greenway
November 6th, 2014, 4:06 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: AC Marriott Hotel - 401 Hennepin Ave (Andrews Hotel site)
Replies: 353
Views: 56196

Re: Andrews Hotel site (4th & Hennepin)

Meh, could they at least come up with a new color scheme?
by Blaisdell Greenway
October 30th, 2014, 4:32 pm
Forum: Updates - Announcements - Problems - Suggestions
Topic: UrbanMSP/streets.mn merger
Replies: 63
Views: 9129

Re: Updates and Changes

Or the majority posting on the forum and those in control of the forum are alienating the lesser voices. It definitely doesn't operate asa majority rule minority rights type situation as is and seems to be going further from that now.
Yes.
by Blaisdell Greenway
October 30th, 2014, 2:53 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 1500 Nicollet Avenue - Dominium Development - 6 stories / 184 units
Replies: 142
Views: 37222

Re: 1500 Nicollet Half Block

This is also a good opportunity to build a land bridge along the west side of Nicollet across 94 and reintroduce some continuity to the streetscape, taxable parcels, etc. Especially if there is some street and bridge reconfiguration work going on with the streetcar project.
by Blaisdell Greenway
September 17th, 2014, 8:57 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Red 20 - 20 6th Street NE
Replies: 199
Views: 44451

Re: Red 20 - (20 6th Street Northeast, former Totino's site)

I'm thinking the retail bays and the density are huge gains for the neighborhood, and I don't think the building is nearly ugly enough to outweigh all that
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Keep on filling in them parking lots!
by Blaisdell Greenway
September 4th, 2013, 7:25 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Xcel Energy HQ - 401 Nicollet
Replies: 539
Views: 83546

Re: Xcel Energy HQ - (401 Nicollet Mall)

On page 26 is a picture of the Nicollet Mall streetcar running between the old and new Xcel headquarters: http://www.minneapolismn.gov/www/groups ... 112501.pdf
by Blaisdell Greenway
August 26th, 2013, 3:40 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Westminster Church
Replies: 194
Views: 22960

Re: Westminster Church

This parking lot actually looks pretty nice, well, as surface parking lots in the CBD go. Only half of the parcel is dedicated to parking, which looks like it's made of permeable pavers. The rest is a green space with two rows of trees, and the row closest to the sidewalk contains much larger mature...
by Blaisdell Greenway
August 20th, 2013, 2:31 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Red 20 - 20 6th Street NE
Replies: 199
Views: 44451

Re: Red 20 - (519 Central Ave NE, former Totino's site)

Jersey barriers went up around the site today.
by Blaisdell Greenway
August 9th, 2013, 9:42 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Dinkytown Hotel - (1300 block of 4th Ave SE)
Replies: 352
Views: 43289

Re: Doran Dinkytown Development

I'd be cool with an L-shaped building that wraps around Mesa and takes out that "2 story" tan thing, as long as there's no curb cut. However, I will fight anyone who wants to tear down the old streetcar suburb architecture. That seems entirely doable, and would set the tower behind 4th street, givi...
by Blaisdell Greenway
August 6th, 2013, 1:15 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 222 & Whole Foods - (222 Hennepin Avenue)
Replies: 577
Views: 87133

Re: 222 & Whole Foods - (222 Hennepin Avenue)

I'm curious why everyone is so upset (or at least cautiously ok) with the outcome of this building, especially compared to all of the other stick structures going up around town? The materials appear to be high quality and the brownish color scheme is fairly traditional and classy. I like the use of...