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by minntransplant
August 31st, 2017, 7:56 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Old Thrivent HQ - Sora Apartments & Parking Ramp
Replies: 163
Views: 33477

Re: Thrivent's Surface Parking Lots

If Thrivent is downsizing, why not lease space in an existing building? If new is a must, why not build office space on the half-block parking ramp they are proposing? Wouldn't that be more cost-efficient (and convenient) for their employees? None of this makes any sense yet. I think they would hav...
by minntransplant
May 24th, 2017, 7:53 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: South Nicollet / Kingfield-Lyndale-Tangletown-Windom Neighborhoods
Replies: 176
Views: 30302

Re: South Nicollet (Lyndale & Kingfield & Tangletown & Windom)

Why would they need a parking variance? Weren't parking requirements eliminated near high frequency transit? The developer brought that up and said they could move forward without one. I couldn't tell whether the City was encouraging them to seek the variance, or if the developer decided on its own...
by minntransplant
May 23rd, 2017, 2:56 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: South Nicollet / Kingfield-Lyndale-Tangletown-Windom Neighborhoods
Replies: 176
Views: 30302

Re: South Nicollet (Lyndale & Kingfield & Tangletown & Windom)

Weren't those two live/work townhomes? Wasn't live/work, especially facing Nicollet (let's face it, the rest of the "live worK" interior is really garages) the reason why this proposal was chosen over one that would have housed significantly more people on the parcel? https://streets.mn/2016/07/27/...
by minntransplant
May 23rd, 2017, 7:12 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: South Nicollet / Kingfield-Lyndale-Tangletown-Windom Neighborhoods
Replies: 176
Views: 30302

Re: South Nicollet (Lyndale & Kingfield & Tangletown & Windom)

Regarding the proposed development at 3329 Nicollet, there's a public meeting in Lyndale on May 22. The developer is seeking setback variances. I'll be attending and hopefully they will have more renderings. The developer has updated their proposal. They are replacing 2 town homes (the ones frontin...
by minntransplant
May 18th, 2017, 6:47 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: South Nicollet / Kingfield-Lyndale-Tangletown-Windom Neighborhoods
Replies: 176
Views: 30302

Re: South Nicollet (Lyndale & Kingfield & Tangletown & Windom)

Regarding the proposed development at 3329 Nicollet, there's a public meeting in Lyndale on May 22. The developer is seeking setback variances. I'll be attending and hopefully they will have more renderings.
by minntransplant
April 13th, 2017, 10:09 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Franklin Avenue
Replies: 41
Views: 3944

Re: Franklin Avenue

Posted this here for the sake of not duplicating threads. What are folks thoughts on the MnDOT detour of all freeway access traffic from Hennepin/Lyndale down Franklin at the moment? When I first saw they were going to do this I figured they would have tried to mitigate how it would impact the neig...
by minntransplant
February 14th, 2017, 2:00 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nicollet Mall
Replies: 1386
Views: 175821

Re: Nicollet Mall Reconstruction Project

It doesn't seem like there's been any work done on the north end of the mall for several months; including week days. This may turn out beautiful, but I have to imagine they wish they would've planned the logistics better. When I arrive downtown in the morning, it is rare I see anyone working on th...
by minntransplant
October 26th, 2016, 6:58 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News
Replies: 1128
Views: 198404

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

Hm, the bar was usually full for happy hour...but no it never seemed too busy for dinner. I thought it was an okay place though. We can't seem to get Mexican or Tex Mex places to work downtown for some reason. It is a shame, because I love that stuff:) Is Salsa A La Salsa still there? That is kind ...
by minntransplant
September 1st, 2016, 9:05 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: DTE: Wells Fargo, Radisson Red, Edition Apts & Millwright Building
Replies: 2903
Views: 369397

Re: DTE: Wells Fargo, Radisson Red, Edition Apts & Millwright Building

Millwright is "topping off" today. Saw the Christmas tree being lifted up this morning.
by minntransplant
August 8th, 2016, 1:36 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Chroma - 113 East 26th Street
Replies: 40
Views: 7351

Re: Chroma - (113 East 26th Street)

This is coming along very nicely. Their website is now up and running. Interesting to note that they have 1 unit under $1,000/mo. http://chromampls.com/
by minntransplant
August 8th, 2016, 1:32 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Embassy Suites (Plymouth Building) - 12 6th Street S
Replies: 286
Views: 44851

Re: Embassy Suites (Plymouth Building) - 12 6th Street S

Are my eyes deceiving me, or do the ground level windows have a blue hue to them? I walked by today, and couldn't tell if there was some film or lining on the interior side. Either way, it is looking really sharp. Hard to imagine that this will be an Embassy Suites - I never think of downtown or bea...
by minntransplant
July 1st, 2016, 8:03 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Gaviidae Common / Downtown YMCA
Replies: 114
Views: 11425

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

I'm really enthusiastic about this project. I walk through or by Gaviidae every day and it is always striking just how dead the building is despite being a central hub of the skyway system. I especially like the giant Y and hope that the feature remains (not sure about code issues or feasibility iss...
by minntransplant
May 26th, 2016, 6:45 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: AC Marriott Hotel - 401 Hennepin Ave (Andrews Hotel site)
Replies: 353
Views: 56168

Re: AC Marriott Hotel (401 Hennepin Ave / Andrews Hotel site)

Saw this in person the other day, can confirm: is utter garbage.

Seriously, this has got to be the worst-clad building ever constructed in Minneapolis. I can't believe any architect approved this.
It's about time we got something worse than Center Village
by minntransplant
May 25th, 2016, 7:10 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: North Loop Neighborhood
Replies: 1027
Views: 187180

Re: North Loop Neighborhood

The Acme complaint about parking speaks to the mentality many still have about parking: if it isn't literally adjacent to or across the street from the destination, it doesn't exist.
by minntransplant
May 19th, 2016, 7:32 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Chroma - 113 East 26th Street
Replies: 40
Views: 7351

Re: Chroma - (113 East 26th Street)

It will be interesting to see how rent here compares to other recently completed "non-luxury" market rate projects. Rents at 2320 Colfax came in way higher than what was initially promised, effectively in the same range as any other new build in Uptown, regardless of no pool, etc. Rents at Zest (54...
by minntransplant
May 19th, 2016, 7:20 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News
Replies: 1210
Views: 188586

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Well it's still better that they remodeled and made the nice corner entrance and then closed than if they hadn't done anything at all, right? Maybe we'll get another outlet store :) A Nike outlet store wouldn't be the worst thing to happen ... it would be nice if another sports/athletic apparel ret...
by minntransplant
May 16th, 2016, 12:51 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: 1900 Colfax Avenue Apartments (5 units)
Replies: 22
Views: 1940

Re: 1900 Colfax Avenue Apartments (5 units)

We must have missed it but the HPC denied this back on April 19, going against CPED's recommendation. The developer is appealing that decision to the City Council's Zoning & Planning Committee on 5/19: http://minneapolismn.gov/meetings/legislation/WCMSP-180042 My guess is that this is a slam dunk a...
by minntransplant
May 13th, 2016, 7:47 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market
Replies: 1054
Views: 191278

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market

the Baker Center renovation is now well underway. They've been stripping off the facade along Marquette this week.
by minntransplant
April 20th, 2016, 8:48 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News
Replies: 1210
Views: 188586

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

The Saks space is looking nice. Walked by the street level this morning, and they had the coverings off one window. Definitely looks ready for a Thursday opening.
by minntransplant
March 15th, 2016, 7:47 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Legacy Condominiums - 121 12th Ave S (187' - 17 Stories)
Replies: 209
Views: 36003

Re: Legacy Condominiums - 121 12th Ave S

I think it looks nice and the materials all *look* high-end. I think it will turn out looking sharp and attractive. I don't think anyone should worry about whether they will sell, and how quickly. I think the Mill District has proven to be an attractive area for condo buyers. Not to mention, 32 unit...