Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Postby Nick » June 21st, 2019, 10:38 am

The Embassy Suites on Hennepin was a big one.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Postby mamundsen » June 21st, 2019, 1:42 pm

Former YMCA building at 30 S 9th purchased for ~$5 million.

http://www.startribune.com/swervo-pays- ... 499169001/
Great to see! It'll be nice to see some new retail down in this area.
They have started removing the old facade of this building. It’s going to be an interesting view when open.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Postby mnmike » June 24th, 2019, 11:27 pm

So, I hate to be that guy that brings a thread to the top making it look like there is news when I just have a question...so I will ask this here:) I don't live in Minneapolis anymore...I wonder does anyone have any recent pics or an update about how Peavey Plaza is looking? Isn't that supposed to be almost done at this point? Also, and progress on tree replacing on Nicollet? How is that looking in year two? I know there is still a ton of vacant space, but at least the old B&N space is nearly built out. The restaurant patios/flowers looking good? Considering the city neglected to include any flower pots in the new design!! How dumb was that?!

Thanks in advance for any pics or commentary :D I miss making my rounds to see how things are looking.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Postby EOst » June 25th, 2019, 8:09 am

Construction photos and timeline of current activity on the city's website: http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/publicw ... /index.htm

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Postby amiller92 » June 25th, 2019, 9:37 am

I think they replaced all the dead trees (or at least I saw them replacing dead trees one day, impressively with similar-sized trees, and assume they did all of them).

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Postby mnmike » June 25th, 2019, 12:40 pm

Thanks guys!

I hadn't found that page.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Postby maxbaby » June 25th, 2019, 6:32 pm

New partial office to apartment conversion in Elliot Park. https://finance-commerce.com/2019/06/sc ... nneapolis/

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Postby Anondson » June 25th, 2019, 7:53 pm

Anyone know when this is supposed to end? Seems like it's taking an amazingly long time.
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Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Postby twinkess » June 25th, 2019, 10:26 pm

Hah, I was just about to ask about this too. What are they even doing?

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Postby mattaudio » June 25th, 2019, 10:33 pm

New partial office to apartment conversion in Elliot Park. https://finance-commerce.com/2019/06/sc ... nneapolis/
I thought I just suggested that concept in another thread a month or two ago.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Postby Silophant » June 26th, 2019, 5:57 am

This project is the Met Council repairing a sewer tunnel 85' below grade. It'll wrap up next spring.


At that time, the city's reconstruction of 4th St will begin in earnest, to be complete in 2022.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Postby mattaudio » June 26th, 2019, 7:35 am

Any chance we can get some trains running in the sandstone layer 80 ft under downtown, too?

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Postby mattaudio » June 26th, 2019, 7:37 am

Also, I cannot believe that in the year 2019 we are doing full rebuilds of downtown streets as three-lane one-ways.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Postby twinkess » June 26th, 2019, 8:18 am

This project is the Met Council repairing a sewer tunnel 85' below grade. It'll wrap up next spring.


At that time, the city's reconstruction of 4th St will begin in earnest, to be complete in 2022.
Thanks! Not knowing had been extremely mildly bothering me for the last six months haha

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Postby karlshea » June 26th, 2019, 9:55 am

Also, I cannot believe that in the year 2019 we are doing full rebuilds of downtown streets as three-lane one-ways.
Why? What's wrong with one-ways?

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Postby mattaudio » June 26th, 2019, 10:43 am

Nothing is wrong with one-lane one-ways. A few things are wrong with two-lane one-ways but they can be acceptable under certain circumstances. One-way streets with three or more lanes are completely incompatible with an urban environment.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Postby karlshea » June 26th, 2019, 1:41 pm

You didn't really answer the question, you just restated what you said before.

If you've got a three-lane one-way then if you've got someone turning right and someone turning left and both are blocked then at least the whole street isn't at a standstill.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Postby VacantLuxuries » June 26th, 2019, 1:44 pm

It's not about the traffic flow, it's about the environment it creates for everyone outside of a car.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Postby billhelm » June 26th, 2019, 3:05 pm

It turns urban roads into mini-freeways. See Portland or Park Avenue north of Lake Street.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Postby mulad » June 26th, 2019, 3:51 pm

They're also bad for bicycles, since reaching certain destinations can technically require you to go around an extra block or two (though of course most people will just end up riding against the flow or going on the sidewalk, etc.). They cut down on the number of alternate routes people have to get from point A to point B, so they can end up concentrating traffic. But when the traffic dies down on non-rush periods, the streets can be wide dead zones (this is usually more apparent in downtown St. Paul than Minneapolis). They can be faster, but that tends to just make drivers escape downtown more quickly rather than lingering and spending more time/money in the area.


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