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by eastharrietguy
February 20th, 2016, 4:52 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Apartment Construction Boom (2011-??)
Replies: 343
Views: 48224

Re: Apartment Construction Boom (2011-??)

I'm guessing the recent discounts at LPM ate their lunch. They were priced about the same for brand new unoccupied units with a better set of amenities in the common areas. Now that LPM has filled up I'm sure that will normalize a little bit, but from when I viewed units in Eitel they were a bit ru...
by eastharrietguy
February 20th, 2016, 2:34 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Stress relief
Replies: 222
Views: 25721

Re: Stress relief

I like the first one a lot... the middle one would be great if it wasn't for the carbuncle growing on the middle of it. Makes me want to pick it off like a scab.
by eastharrietguy
January 13th, 2016, 7:40 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Introductions
Replies: 155
Views: 34329

Re: Introductions

Great article, Tab. Now I want to visit Tromso!
by eastharrietguy
January 9th, 2016, 8:22 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Introductions
Replies: 155
Views: 34329

Re: Introductions

Its easy to live here. Traffic is not as bad as most other bigger metros. You don't have to wait (usually) to use an ATM. We have about as much to offer (arts/culture/education/sports/recreation/entertainment) here as any metro in the country, except for the very biggest. There is a strong sense of ...
by eastharrietguy
January 9th, 2016, 3:38 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Introductions
Replies: 155
Views: 34329

Re: Introductions

Hi all, Tom here. Just found this thread after a year of being a registered member. Before that, was a lurker here and at Minnescraper. I'm guessing I'm older than just about everyone here - I moved to Minnie from NY over 40 years ago to attend the U of M. I am market analyst in the multifamily indu...
by eastharrietguy
November 8th, 2015, 6:45 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: The Dayton's Project
Replies: 298
Views: 52575

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market

Agreed. The older part of the Dayton's building (it will always be Dayton's to me) is perhaps the most interesting building on the Mall. Along with two other older gems, the Young Quinlan Building and the Essex Building, this building brings some warmth and character to the street that is lacking in...
by eastharrietguy
October 7th, 2015, 4:26 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Xcel Energy HQ - 401 Nicollet
Replies: 539
Views: 83546

Re: Xcel Energy HQ - 401 Nicollet

I like this building a lot and am surprised at all the negative comments. Then again, no form of art elicits the range of reactions... good and bad... as does architecture. I like everything about this building. The red/beige color combo is warm, the large square windows are a nice break from a cont...
by eastharrietguy
August 13th, 2015, 10:29 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market
Replies: 1072
Views: 196706

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market

Wish they would be moving these folks downtown... I'm guessing they would prefer downtown...

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by eastharrietguy
July 30th, 2015, 2:37 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Condos, construction liability laws, etc.
Replies: 85
Views: 3030

Re: Nicollet Hotel Block

Those warranties are important. I live in a boom era-condo that had insufficient windows and several construction defects. Ultimately everyone needed to buy new windows and the entire exterior of our building was replaced, since shoddy construction meant water was getting inside and rotting some of...
by eastharrietguy
June 30th, 2015, 5:45 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: DTE: Wells Fargo, Radisson Red, Edition Apts & Millwright Building
Replies: 2903
Views: 369621

Re: Downtown East Project (Ryan Companies / Wells Fargo)

How did I miss that there's going to be retail in that building fronting the park? That makes me hate it a whole lot less. That's why I've never figured out the desire to put a restaurant IN the park itself - it seems like the first floor of this building should work. I can't tell, but is there ret...
by eastharrietguy
May 25th, 2015, 9:18 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News
Replies: 1220
Views: 193714

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Different types of retail require different population sizes... the size of the trade area population for a convenience store is much less than for a full service grocery, for example.
by eastharrietguy
May 25th, 2015, 9:10 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Mill City Quarter - 300 South 2nd Street
Replies: 201
Views: 44466

Re: Mill City Quarter - (300 South 2nd Street)

The developer of the senior portion told me at the groundbreaking last week that they were supposed to start digging the next day... perhaps they've not closed on the financing yet, but I know they're close.
by eastharrietguy
May 10th, 2015, 1:07 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Mill City Quarter - 300 South 2nd Street
Replies: 201
Views: 44466

Re: Mill City Quarter - (300 South 2nd Street)

Groundbreaking for the senior portion scheduled for May 19... not sure about the workforce apartments Steve Minn is doing on the other part of the block, perhaps that is starting as well. Anyone know about that?
by eastharrietguy
May 4th, 2015, 9:43 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Embassy Suites (Plymouth Building) - 12 6th Street S
Replies: 286
Views: 44862

Re: A Hotel (?) @ Plymouth Building - 12 6th Street S

Nice one Grant - do you know if that hotel still exists in Indy?
by eastharrietguy
May 2nd, 2015, 1:25 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market
Replies: 1072
Views: 196706

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market

Recent office market report for 1st qtr 2015 can be accessed on this site. http://dtz.cassidyturley.com/markets/us/minneapolis-st-paul Shows vacancy down to 12.3% downtown with 129,000 s.f. of absorption in the first quarter. It will be interesting to see the impact of the new single-user buildings,...
by eastharrietguy
April 24th, 2015, 12:32 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Stadium Parking Ramp Development Site - 25 stories / 294'
Replies: 1054
Views: 137544

Re: Stadium Parking Ramp Air Rights Development

I don't understand why the City doesn't go back out for RFPs on this site, since Ryan is clearly not going to deliver what they originally proposed - and what got them the development rights. Or maybe go back to Mortenson and ask them if they are still interested in the deal.
by eastharrietguy
April 18th, 2015, 1:15 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Ceresota Building Apartments (155 5th Ave S)
Replies: 49
Views: 10802

Re: Ceresota Building Apartments (155 5th Ave S)

A co-worker of mine went into this building this week and said the first floor seem really dark despite the mirrored wall and skylights (and it was a sunny day). Also, there does not seem to by much work going on and no place to get information on the new assisted living housing. Sounds like they mi...
by eastharrietguy
March 10th, 2015, 6:51 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Linden Crossing - (4264 Upton Ave S)
Replies: 105
Views: 21670

Re: Linden Crossing - (4264 Upton Ave S)

The neighborhood NIMBYs gave Dwyer so much flak for even 4 stories, I don't know how Gassen will get away with 5. Will he have to start over again? Brace for more neighborhood opposition. Too bad, I liked Dwyer's design and thought it would be a great addition to the neighborhood.
by eastharrietguy
March 10th, 2015, 8:58 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Legacy Condominiums - 121 12th Ave S (187' - 17 Stories)
Replies: 209
Views: 36061

Re: Stanton Condo Project - 121 12th Ave S

I think Stanton owns/controls many of his subs so he has more control over the quality of the work being done on his buildings and is confident they won't have an issue down the road. Plus, he will stand by his work... I believe I heard a quote from him once where he said " if there's a problem, I'l...
by eastharrietguy
March 9th, 2015, 1:55 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Legacy Condominiums - 121 12th Ave S (187' - 17 Stories)
Replies: 209
Views: 36061

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Looks like Stanton is not afraid of the 10-year warranty period like so many other developers. Their aversion to risk is leaving the entire market for new condos to him.