Downtown Minneapolis - News & General Topics

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Re: RBC Gateway (Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 519'

Postby Cinzano71 » February 10th, 2021, 12:20 pm

A Nicolett [sic] Mall trolley/street car would help with that. Similar to Denver’s 16th street street mall. It could use Marquette and Hennepin to make a loop in front of the Post Office.

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Re: RBC Gateway (Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 519'

Postby uptownbro » February 10th, 2021, 12:49 pm

To bad the city has all but killed a similar plan for a street car.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis - News & General Topics

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis - News & General Topics

Postby alexschief » February 11th, 2021, 7:48 am

The pandemic is bringing all the 70's-90's bad urban ideas back to the forefront. Now I see we're onto the "downtown circulator."

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis - News & General Topics

Postby Silophant » February 11th, 2021, 8:44 am

The biggest advantage of the 16th St Mall, IMO, is that it's solely a pedestrian mall (with a circulator bus). The major bus route spine is a a one-way pair on 15th and 17th. If we routed the Nicollet buses onto 3rd Ave instead (with bus lanes, since it's still a four-lane street), they would be sped up, access to the east side of downtown would be improved, and we could close Nicollet down for events without making it harder for people to get where they need to go. We could then run a circulator bus as well. I don't think it'll single-handedly save downtown or anything, but the MallRide is a nice option to have in Denver.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis - News & General Topics

Postby grant1simons2 » February 12th, 2021, 12:45 pm

If there's going to be any circulator, it's going to serve Downtown-Riverside-Campus-Northeast one that runs in a Washington-University loop.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis - News & General Topics

Postby mattaudio » February 12th, 2021, 3:52 pm

If there's going to be any circulator, it's going to serve Downtown-Riverside-Campus-Northeast one that runs in a Washington-University loop.
Gondolas radiating out from a downtown hub, maybe on the near-block of surface parking between Warehouse District LRT, Butler Square, and Glueks....
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Re: Downtown Minneapolis - News & General Topics

Postby Cat349F » February 15th, 2021, 11:26 am

What is going on 1 block south of 240/Gateway on Hennepin? I got told to gear up for a partial demo, drill and set retention, and a bunch of foundation shotcrete work.
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Re: Downtown Minneapolis - News & General Topics

Postby Nathan » February 15th, 2021, 12:41 pm

What is going on 1 block south of 240/Gateway on Hennepin? I got told to gear up for a partial demo, drill and set retention, and a bunch of foundation shotcrete work.
Hmm I know that there's been a lot of talk and need of work on the 90s... but haven't seen anything specific lately. What else is there? Senior high rise and the library?

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis - News & General Topics

Postby COLSLAW5 » February 15th, 2021, 12:44 pm

could be the start of the second half of the 365 Nicollet Block

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis - News & General Topics

Postby SurlyLHT » February 15th, 2021, 1:06 pm

could be the start of the second half of the 365 Nicollet Block
Only thing I can think of. Which is good news? This building was a bit more handsome then the other Opus projects? Also they skyway was put across there and is dead-ended.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis - News & General Topics

Postby GILBball » February 15th, 2021, 1:29 pm

Has the Rockler Fur renovation started yet? That would fit the general area and would probably involve a lot of that type of work.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis - News & General Topics

Postby uptownbro » February 15th, 2021, 1:43 pm

Demo makes me think that its 17 N Washington but it could really be any number of projects but thats north not south.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis - News & General Topics

Postby Cat349F » February 15th, 2021, 2:43 pm

Demo could mean anything coming from the office. I’m not sure if they meant East Hennepin, not Hennepin. 420 is the address. Glam Doll donuts may want to gear up, if it’s East Hennepin.
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Re: Downtown Minneapolis - News & General Topics

Postby COLSLAW5 » February 15th, 2021, 3:06 pm

420 East Hennepin would make sense I pretty sure there was an apartment building taking up the top triangle area of that block that got approved not to long ago

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis - News & General Topics

Postby SurlyLHT » March 2nd, 2021, 11:45 am

Okay, time for them to build a 900' tower. I'm half joking, I know one great and unique year doesn't mean they need a new office tower. But, that Target is healthy and growing and has adapted to the COVID and Amazon.com age does make it more likely they will need something at some point. I'm also wondering if companies would be more willing to share their tower with residential units given COVID and work from home and mobile workforce trends? Maybe what a HQ Tower is needs to be re-imagined.

https://www.startribune.com/target-s-sa ... 600029246/

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis - News & General Topics

Postby COLSLAW5 » March 2nd, 2021, 1:30 pm

Unfortunately they already have almost entirely empty buildings up in Brooklyn Park. It also sounds like they will be giving some of their employees the option of permanent remote work. They do occupy a large chunk of the city center building so if anything they might be leaning towards abandoning that space.

Target is also one of the biggest supporters of the Blue Line extension as it is basically going to be connecting their 2 major campuses together.


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