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by minntransplant
May 23rd, 2018, 12:12 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nicollet Mall
Replies: 1386
Views: 175888

Re: Nicollet Mall

https://mplsdowntown.com/nicollet-springtacular-event-set-wednesday-may-23-onnicollet/ https://twitter.com/brentpavia/status/999313297756258305 this is going on today. It's a bit crazy. There is the big band stage, but then they also have 4-5 solo acts around the space and they have powered amps. J...
by minntransplant
May 16th, 2018, 11:03 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News
Replies: 1550
Views: 185441

Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

I'm surprised. It always seemed busy, especially during patio season. Great opportunity for someone else ...
by minntransplant
May 9th, 2018, 11:52 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Hennepin Avenue Reconstruction (Douglas to Lake St)
Replies: 253
Views: 15963

Re: Hennepin Avenue Reconstruction / E Line (Uptown to Downtown)

Hennepin already has a lot of bike traffic. It would be interesting to see some counts, but I'd bet it has more bike traffic than 3rd Ave, and possibly more than 1st or LaSalle, all of which have dedicated lanes. It would be a huge mistake not to have one on Hennepin. It's like the argument people m...
by minntransplant
May 8th, 2018, 9:15 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Southside - General Topics
Replies: 989
Views: 164546

Re: Southside - General Topics

That BK is way to profitable for them to close. Since corporate owns it, we might even see some remodeling to bring it out of the early aughts. There are already multiple interested parties, some of whom are already BK franchisees. There are developer types who are also interested in the property. ...
by minntransplant
April 30th, 2018, 7:48 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Southside - General Topics
Replies: 989
Views: 164546

Re: Southside - General Topics

Anyone know what's going on with the Burger King at Nicollet and 34th? It's been closed for a week now. There's a sign on the door that says it will re-open, but I'm started to think something more might be going on. I haven't seen anyone onsite doing repairs/remodeling (I live nearby). Maybe they ...
by minntransplant
April 25th, 2018, 12:55 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Southside - General Topics
Replies: 989
Views: 164546

Re: Southside - General Topics

Anyone know what's going on with the Burger King at Nicollet and 34th? It's been closed for a week now. There's a sign on the door that says it will re-open, but I'm started to think something more might be going on. I haven't seen anyone onsite doing repairs/remodeling (I live nearby). Maybe they h...
by minntransplant
April 17th, 2018, 1:43 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: The Larking - 800 Park - 17 stories - 172'
Replies: 90
Views: 28019

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

A 6 story building seems to fit in with what's already built along 9th. Usually I want more height downtown, but this doesn't seem unreasonable. Also, would HCMC have any issues with a tower on this lot? Not sure if that would make it more difficult for helicopters.
by minntransplant
March 9th, 2018, 12:11 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Smaller Scale "Missing Middle" Multi-Family Development
Replies: 73
Views: 12943

Re: Smaller Scale Multi-Family Infill

"Duplexes ruin the character of the neighborhood!" I'm willing to personally visit the neighborhood of anyone who says this and take pictures of the duplexes that are already there. I'm tempted to do the same on Nextdoor, which is already starting to heat up (odd that it always seems to be people f...
by minntransplant
March 6th, 2018, 2:38 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 1410 Loring - 1400 Nicollet Ave. (Market BBQ redevelopment)
Replies: 52
Views: 12274

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

10k sq ft to replace Asian Taste, Ryan's Pub, Market BBQ, Salsa a la Salsa and Upper Cuts? Is that enough for another five businesses at least or are we repeating south of Nicollet by adding lots more people while simultaneously making the area a lot less walkable? Oh well, just gonna be lots more ...
by minntransplant
February 26th, 2018, 8:22 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 1500 Nicollet Avenue - Dominium Development - 6 stories / 184 units
Replies: 142
Views: 37093

Re: 1500 Nicollet Avenue - Dominium Development - 6 stories / 184 units

Old buildings are now all demoed. I'll try to get some photos on the way home today. I couldn't tell if a crane or pile driver was being set up this morning. Moving fast now ...
by minntransplant
February 21st, 2018, 7:21 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map
Replies: 1765
Views: 328702

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Disappointing that there are no plans to change that congested nightmare of a skyway corridor. Also, "the forthcoming renovation of The Dayton’s Project which will add several hundred thousand square feet of class B office space." I'm not clear on what exactly the differences are between Class A an...
by minntransplant
February 20th, 2018, 12:47 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Nicollet-Central Streetcar
Replies: 889
Views: 99934

Re: Nicollet-Central Streetcar

Isn't the "beauty" of a streetcar system that you don't have to do as much prep for laying rails. The cars are much lighter than LRT and there should not be the need to move any underground utilities. They should be able to do the line in considerably less time than an LRT line with less disruption...
by minntransplant
February 12th, 2018, 1:10 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Daymark Uptown (Sons of Norway site) - 3014 Holmes Ave S
Replies: 137
Views: 36032

Re: Sons of Norway block redevelopment - 1455 Lake St W

The neighborhood's input should have limited sway over someone else's property rights. If the neighborhood groups demand the end of private property, that would be intriguing. Based on my following of the various Nextdoor threads, it is difficult to hone in one what the opposition is most concerned...
by minntransplant
February 2nd, 2018, 10:22 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: North Loop Neighborhood
Replies: 1027
Views: 187203

Re: North Loop Neighborhood

I like the concept, but couldn't they add a couple levels of apartments or condos above it? Not exactly the highest and best use ...
by minntransplant
January 31st, 2018, 8:17 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Minneapolis Skyway System
Replies: 517
Views: 69325

Re: Minneapolis Skyway System

Have people heard how the businesses in the Skyway are doing with the big game? Max's Cafe's owner wrote to the Star Tribune that he was down 20% and Park Cafe in the Government Center is closing on Thursday I think. I'm afraid that the workers are fleeing and the tourists aren't taking their place...
by minntransplant
January 25th, 2018, 8:02 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 1500 Nicollet Avenue - Dominium Development - 6 stories / 184 units
Replies: 142
Views: 37093

Re: 1500 Nicollet Avenue - Dominium Development - 6 stories / 184 units

A construction trailer is now on site. Looks like this is getting close to breaking ground ...
by minntransplant
December 8th, 2017, 12:54 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 1500 Nicollet Avenue - Dominium Development - 6 stories / 184 units
Replies: 142
Views: 37093

Re: 1500 Nicollet Avenue - Dominium Development - 6 stories / 184 units

They recently installed a fence around the parking lot (Market BBQ's food truck and other vehicles had been parking there until the fence went up), and all the buildings look cleared out now. I take that as a sign that demo is imminent.
by minntransplant
November 8th, 2017, 8:53 am
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Minneapolis Mayoral Election 2017
Replies: 379
Views: 34053

Re: Minneapolis Mayoral Election 2017

No one's posted here in over a week? OK... Huge anti-Hodges wave last night. Her chances of picking up enough 2nd/3rd-choice votes are not looking good. I ranked Hodges first, Frey second. I'm 100% fine with Jacob Frey as mayor, but am not sure I'll ever understand the depth of the anti-Hodges wave...
by minntransplant
October 13th, 2017, 9:49 am
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Minneapolis Mayoral Election 2017
Replies: 379
Views: 34053

Re: Minneapolis Mayoral Election 2017

I'm going Hodges/NLP/Dehn. I think Hodges or Dehn will win. Frey and Hoch seem to turn off too many people and won't have enough #2 or #3 support to carry them to victory. Betsy certainly has her haters, but I think her support is deeper than many think (especially among regular voters).
by minntransplant
October 4th, 2017, 3:02 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Alatus Residential Project - 228 South 12th Street (32 stories - ~348'/405')
Replies: 167
Views: 34994

Re: Alatus Residential Project - 228 South 12th Street

In regards to the parking, did they mention if any of the total included public parking? If that does include spots that could be used by the paying public, I'm okay with the higher total. Or would there be any other reason Alatus would be aiming so high on this? I'm not sure how these things work,...