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by lordmoke
January 4th, 2013, 1:39 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: The Bridges - (950 University Avenue SE)
Replies: 242
Views: 40226

Re: The Bridges - (950 University Avenue SE)

Still, 11 stories means concrete and not stick, right? Yep! A little tired of seeing all the stick construction, as I'm sure everyone is. If they pick the materials right (it looks like they're shooting for a nod to the University's building choices) this could look really nice. Either way, the siz...
by lordmoke
January 2nd, 2013, 12:37 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Dinkytown Rentals Townhouses - (621 15th Avenue Southeast)
Replies: 54
Views: 12673

Dinkytown Rentals Townhouses - (621 15th Avenue Southeast)

An apartment building designed to look like a row of houses. It will be replacing a row of houses.
Site plan and renderings:
http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/www/gro ... 102177.pdf
by lordmoke
January 2nd, 2013, 12:24 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: The Franklin Center (13th & Franklin)
Replies: 26
Views: 3988

Re: The Franklin Center (13th & Franklin)

It is indeed the church's project- another item on the agenda is in regards to the addition of a parking lot behind this parcel on church property. According to the PC site, it will be a "2 story commercial building" which I assume means that no portion will be housing, though I can't be sure. http:...
by lordmoke
January 2nd, 2013, 11:31 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: The Franklin Center (13th & Franklin)
Replies: 26
Views: 3988

The Franklin Center (13th & Franklin)

Site plan showed up for a new 2 story building on 13th and Franklin. http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/www/groups/public/@cped/documents/webcontent/wcms1p-102174.pdf This means we'll lose the small white garage thing that has a picture of Jesus being fellated in the middle: http://maps.google.com/?ll=...
by lordmoke
January 2nd, 2013, 11:19 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Junction Flats - (643 Fifth Street North)
Replies: 121
Views: 28792

Re: Junction Flats - (643 Fifth Street North)

Site plan and renderings from the Planning Commission:
http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/www/gro ... 102181.pdf

Not too bad looking. It's got a pool. It's also going to take up the ENTIRE block behind the Holiday.
by lordmoke
January 1st, 2013, 2:20 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Valspar Expansion
Replies: 29
Views: 6731

Re: Valspar Expansion

They've started on this. Equipment and a trailer are on site, and it looks like they've started taking out the old windows.
by lordmoke
December 21st, 2012, 12:20 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Lowry Avenue Bridge
Replies: 42
Views: 8012

Re: Lowry Avenue Bridge

Random F&C piece about the lighting technology:
http://finance-commerce.com/2012/12/lig ... ue-bridge/
by lordmoke
December 21st, 2012, 11:50 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Target Campus - Brooklyn Park
Replies: 61
Views: 9247

Re: Target Campus- Brooklyn Park

Also, Brooklyn Park is on drugs: http://www.startribune.com/local/north/160780425.html?refer=y How so? We're likely going to build an LRT out there, so shouldn't there be more development there? I was mostly referring to the "Third Downtown" rhetoric. Development sure, but that's not gonna happen.
by lordmoke
December 20th, 2012, 2:21 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Target Campus - Brooklyn Park
Replies: 61
Views: 9247

Re: Target Campus- Brooklyn Park

Some old articles on this, but worth a look nonetheless, This has a rendering of one of the two buildings. It makes me laugh a little that the architect went to extra trouble to make the building look smaller: http://post.mnsun.com/2012/05/brooklyn-park-approves-target-development/ Site Plans: http:...
by lordmoke
December 20th, 2012, 12:17 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: City Club Apartments - 1000 Marquette Ave (Handicraft Building)
Replies: 382
Views: 57466

Re: Handicraft Building Apartments

How recently was that project page updated? It's still including the Nicollet Mall parcels that were purchased by Target and turned into their employee lounge. Unless they're working with Target on something we don't know about, which seems unlikely given what we know of Target's plans.
by lordmoke
December 20th, 2012, 9:54 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Apartment Construction Boom (2011-??)
Replies: 344
Views: 48510

Re: Apartment Boom

http://finance-commerce.com/2012/12/hot-twin-cities-apartment-market-shows-signs-of-cooling-off/ Another good free article from F&C. Nothing Earth-shattering, but some nice reading. It's a little amusing how after that very painful real estate bubble bursting a few years ago, developers are being ve...
by lordmoke
December 18th, 2012, 10:14 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Happy Hour!
Replies: 322
Views: 44944

Re: Happy Hour

Really going to try and make it to this, but I'm not sure I'll get off work in time.
by lordmoke
December 14th, 2012, 10:14 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: DTE: Wells Fargo, Radisson Red, Edition Apts & Millwright Building
Replies: 2903
Views: 369873

Re: Star Tribune Blocks

According to this Minnpost Article Two full blocks might become parks... (implying bye bye Strib building... :( ) but that implies the 1mil square feet could be on two blocks including a lot of parking and retail and some residential... Personally I'd prefer to see partial blocks of park, like two ...
by lordmoke
December 11th, 2012, 11:55 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: RS Eden Emanuel - (822 Third Street South)
Replies: 47
Views: 10837

Re: RS Eden Emanuel - (822 Third Street South)

This one's up to the third story now. Stick after the first floor, of course. This is already doing a great job of psychologically cutting into the parking lot ocean though.
by lordmoke
November 30th, 2012, 5:04 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)
Replies: 2434
Views: 296651

Re: Transit News and Happenings

And now for a little unrelated history...
http://www.mnvideovault.org/mvvPlayer/c ... opup=yes#0
I can't believe I just watched that entire thing. Funny how different this played out than how it was planned then.
by lordmoke
November 30th, 2012, 9:56 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Cossetta's Alimentari
Replies: 36
Views: 8878

Re: Cossetta's Alimentari

While it did turn out better looking than the renderings appeared, this structure is still very ill-proportioned and unsure of itself. The large ground level arches suggest supports for a massive structure that isn't there, the brick doesn't match (in an unflattering way) and this building has so ma...
by lordmoke
November 27th, 2012, 10:39 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Gateway Park
Replies: 78
Views: 12287

Re: Gateway Park

Here's how this plan needs to work: -Disregard all plans for a park on the block between Nicollet-Marquette-3rd-4th. The city can sell this block to a developer to raise money for the park. -Close Nicollet completely between 3rd and Washington, connecting the "Library Park" to Cancer Survivors, and ...
by lordmoke
November 27th, 2012, 9:54 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: The Marshall - (515 14th Avenue Southeast)
Replies: 238
Views: 45865

Re: UTEC Student Housing - (1313 Fifth Street Southeast)

Depressing article containing the even more depressing news that UTEC comes down next month:
http://www.mndaily.com/2012/11/27/man-behind-dinkytown