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by minntransplant
July 12th, 2012, 10:28 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Loring Vue Apartments - (415 Oak Grove Street)
Replies: 216
Views: 36863

Re: Loring Vue Apartments

Fire trap! yes, and the hallway looks rather small :? would be very hard to move in and out... unless you had movers do it for you... It is the perspective that makes them look small. There are building codes for hallway width, so they will be no different than almost every other newer apartment bu...
by minntransplant
July 12th, 2012, 7:42 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Loring Vue Apartments - (415 Oak Grove Street)
Replies: 216
Views: 36863

Re: Loring Vue Apartments

wow! This is going up fast. I'm going to have to walk by tomorrow to check it out, because it is starting to look much larger than I originally envisioned (as is the case for most of these projects). Thanks for the photo! What a great vantage point.
by minntransplant
July 12th, 2012, 1:31 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Calhoun Square
Replies: 289
Views: 57007

Re: Calhoun Square

Awesome. H&Ms draw a lot of foot traffic. A huge get for CS and uptown in general.
by minntransplant
July 10th, 2012, 7:56 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4598
Views: 448660

Re: Southwest LRT

Wasn't sure where exactly to post this thought, but I'm concerned that if St. Paul is trying to get $27 million in DEED money for the Lowertown stadium, and the Met Council is trying to get $14 million in DEED money for the Southwest Corridor, out of a total pot of $47 million, that probably spells...
by minntransplant
July 10th, 2012, 8:58 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: LPM Apartments - (376' - 36 Stories)
Replies: 1522
Views: 241882

Re: 1368 LaSalle Ave development

Nice, a Lull Telehandler. Looks like there is an attachment on it, but I cannot tell for sure given the perspective. IIRC, the anticipated start date was "late summer." Perhaps that will become a reality. In any event, I live close by and will enjoy watching this tower go up. I volunteer for taking ...
by minntransplant
July 9th, 2012, 2:22 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Episcopal Homes - (1890 University Avenue)
Replies: 33
Views: 10771

Re: 1890 University Ave (former Porky's site)

Nice. I love all these projects along University that are already being proposed/approved. Really helps to prove the LRT naysayers wrong.
by minntransplant
July 9th, 2012, 1:01 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Nord Haus - 315 1st Ave NE (208' - 20 Stories)
Replies: 617
Views: 111550

Re: Superior Plating site

Cannot wait for this site to get cleaned up and redeveloped. It is a tremendous location for something truly great.
by minntransplant
July 9th, 2012, 12:57 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Lake & Nicollet Redevelopment (Kmart site)
Replies: 422
Views: 94730

Re: Lake & Nicollet

Finance & Commerce covers the topic: http://finance-commerce.com/2012/07/city-of-minneapolis-tackles-riddle-of-reopening-nicollet/ There's mention of the "complicated" land ownership situation, which doesn't strike me as all that complicated. There are two parcels, each owned by different entities....
by minntransplant
June 26th, 2012, 9:33 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Minneapolis Streetcar System
Replies: 272
Views: 35415

Re: Minneapolis Streetcar System

http://councilmeetings.metc.state.mn.us ... 12_204.pdf

same info here; just another source
by minntransplant
June 22nd, 2012, 6:27 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Minneapolis Skyway System
Replies: 517
Views: 69321

Re: Minneapolis Skyway System

I love the skyway system. It serves an important purpose: it makes working downtown pleasurable and appealing. I question whether downtown Minneapolis would have a workforce of 180,000 if we didn't have our vibrant and quirky skyway network. Sure, if you limit or destroy the skyway, businesses that ...
by minntransplant
June 22nd, 2012, 9:08 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: The Paxon - (324 First Street North)
Replies: 115
Views: 27585

The Paxon - (324 First Street North)

"NORTH LOOP — Sherman Associates is moving ahead with a five-story, 125-unit apartment development at the site of a long-stalled condo project called the Reserve. The developer presented conceptual drawings of the project to the North Loop Neighborhood Association’s Planning & Zoning Committee on Ju...
by minntransplant
June 19th, 2012, 5:28 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Surly Brewery - (Malcolm Avenue & 5th Street SE)
Replies: 178
Views: 47466

Surly Brewery - (Malcolm Avenue & 5th Street SE)

Surly is making progress selecting a site for its Brewery. I'm not sure if these specifics have been revealed before. "One of the possible sites in Minneapolis is 3171 5th Street SE, a former food processing plant just east of the University of Minnesota. That location is a stone's throw from the fu...
by minntransplant
June 19th, 2012, 4:06 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Lake & Nicollet Redevelopment (Kmart site)
Replies: 422
Views: 94730

Re: Lake & Nicollet

Get it done!

I've often heard that this is one of K-Mart's highest performing stores, which, perhaps, helps explain why it has been extremely difficult to undo this planning failure.
by minntransplant
June 19th, 2012, 4:01 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nic on Fifth - (290' - 26 Stories)
Replies: 1033
Views: 186562

Re: Nicollet Residences

I'll take slicing off 6 floors over not building at all. 27 stories will still make a nice impact on the skyline.
by minntransplant
June 18th, 2012, 12:35 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Mall of America - Bloomington
Replies: 976
Views: 149773

Re: Radisson Blu

Ooh, I am actually enjoying the orange. IA with others, this looks better than the actual mall.
by minntransplant
June 16th, 2012, 10:39 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Trader Joes (Lyndale and 27th)
Replies: 132
Views: 14969

Re: Trader Joes (Lyndale and 27th)

I support this project. I'm glad that the developer listened to many legitimate concerns and made modifications. While it may be preferred to have TJs incorporated into a multi-use, multi-story, project, I still think that this will be a net plus to the neighborhood. TJs will likely attract more per...
by minntransplant
June 15th, 2012, 7:32 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Lunds - 1201 Hennepin Avenue S
Replies: 67
Views: 8468

Re: Downtown Lunds Store - 12th & Hennepin

Looks fantastic. Thanks for the pics!
by minntransplant
June 15th, 2012, 7:28 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Calhoun Square
Replies: 289
Views: 57007

Re: Calhoun Square

This would be a huge "get" imho. Should increase foot traffic in Calhoun Square a good deal.
by minntransplant
June 14th, 2012, 7:54 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown Theatre
Replies: 29
Views: 4516

Re: Uptown Theatre

I haven't been paying attention to this, but I love that the theatre is getting a face lift. I especially like that it will include a bar, something every theatre should have. Anyone know what the plans are (if any) for the marquee and sign? I imagine they are just leaving the sign as-is, although I...
by minntransplant
June 6th, 2012, 2:29 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News
Replies: 1550
Views: 185370

Re: Uptown Restaurant News

Will this be Greenleaf's first commercial tenant?