Downtown Minneapolis - News & General Topics

Downtown - North Loop - Mill District - Elliot Park - Loring Park
seanrichardryan
IDS Center
Posts: 4003
Joined: June 3rd, 2012, 9:33 pm
Location: Merriam Park, St. Paul
Contact:

Re: Downtown Minneapolis - General Topics

Postby seanrichardryan » August 17th, 2014, 9:57 pm

Doesn't the Strib look great from this angle?
Q. What, what? A. In da butt.

grant1simons2
IDS Center
Posts: 4305
Joined: February 8th, 2014, 11:33 pm
Location: Marcy-Holmes

Re: Downtown Minneapolis - General Topics

Postby grant1simons2 » August 17th, 2014, 10:28 pm

Beautiful parking lot

Minneboy
US Bank Plaza
Posts: 672
Joined: January 15th, 2013, 1:18 pm

Re: Downtown Minneapolis - General Topics

Postby Minneboy » August 18th, 2014, 6:04 am

Wow look at all those cranes. Sweet.

User avatar
Nathan
Capella Tower
Posts: 3891
Joined: June 1st, 2012, 10:42 am

Re: Downtown Minneapolis - General Topics

Postby Nathan » August 18th, 2014, 4:43 pm

Doesn't the Strib look great from this angle?
yeah so good :(

grant1simons2
IDS Center
Posts: 4305
Joined: February 8th, 2014, 11:33 pm
Location: Marcy-Holmes

Re: Downtown Minneapolis - General Topics

Postby grant1simons2 » August 24th, 2014, 8:54 pm

Infill project please...

https://i.imgur.com/wiOJ9Xs.jpg

User avatar
FISHMANPET
IDS Center
Posts: 4352
Joined: June 6th, 2012, 2:19 pm
Location: Corcoran

Re: Downtown Minneapolis - General Topics

Postby FISHMANPET » August 25th, 2014, 12:10 am

Based on the lack of windows I would guess there was once a nice building there, anybody that's good with such things able to find some old pictures?

grant1simons2
IDS Center
Posts: 4305
Joined: February 8th, 2014, 11:33 pm
Location: Marcy-Holmes

Re: Downtown Minneapolis - General Topics

Postby grant1simons2 » August 25th, 2014, 12:38 am

There might be some in my DT MPLS historical book. The exact address is 806 Hennepin

Grrrr. Yep. Beautiful part of a hotel.
Image

hoffm83n
Metrodome
Posts: 57
Joined: April 22nd, 2013, 3:19 pm

Re: Downtown Minneapolis - General Topics

Postby hoffm83n » August 25th, 2014, 11:50 pm

will/can anything ever be done with that random open area between the post office, hennepin and west river parkway?

grant1simons2
IDS Center
Posts: 4305
Joined: February 8th, 2014, 11:33 pm
Location: Marcy-Holmes

Re: Downtown Minneapolis - General Topics

Postby grant1simons2 » August 25th, 2014, 11:57 pm

I'm in favor of a park or a restaurant with a river view

mamundsen
Wells Fargo Center
Posts: 1134
Joined: November 15th, 2012, 10:01 am

Re: Downtown Minneapolis - General Topics

Postby mamundsen » August 26th, 2014, 8:22 am

There is a plan to connect that down to the river. It's been discussed on here before. Keep digging through the threads...

Edit: There are renderings posted in the Hennepin Ave and Gateway Park threads.
Last edited by mamundsen on August 26th, 2014, 8:29 am, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
Nathan
Capella Tower
Posts: 3891
Joined: June 1st, 2012, 10:42 am

Re: Downtown Minneapolis - General Topics

Postby Nathan » August 26th, 2014, 8:26 am

it's a part of the downtown councils 2025 plan, but no actual proposal or anything

mullen
Foshay Tower
Posts: 979
Joined: June 4th, 2012, 7:02 am

Re: Downtown Minneapolis - General Topics

Postby mullen » August 26th, 2014, 10:39 am

i remember all of the candidates vowing during a mayoral debate when RT first ran they would make that vacant lot below the post office a priority. obviously very difficult to get anything going when the feds are involved. and as has been said it needs to be part of cohesive plan to connect downtown with the river there.

there also was a plan to open those spots below the post office fronting the parkway to various vendor concepts. then 9/11 happened and the feds freaked out about security. now we have these spaces sitting empty behind gates. a waste of space imo.

MNdible
is great.
Posts: 5795
Joined: June 8th, 2012, 8:14 pm
Location: Minneapolis

Re: Downtown Minneapolis - General Topics

Postby MNdible » August 26th, 2014, 11:49 am

I think it was actually the OKC bombing that scared them off from opening them.

Pretty sure that our best bet for getting this area improved is to have the Minneapolis post office consolidated out of existence. Does anybody remember if the Eagan distribution center was designed to accommodate future expansion?

grant1simons2
IDS Center
Posts: 4305
Joined: February 8th, 2014, 11:33 pm
Location: Marcy-Holmes

Re: Current & Proposed Downtown Minneapolis Projects

Postby grant1simons2 » September 4th, 2014, 3:08 pm

Developer Harshal Patel and a group of investors paid $1 million for the 100-year-old Federal Plaza in downtown Minneapolis and plan to turn it into a small boutique hotel.

Read more: http://finance-commerce.com/2014/09/fro ... z3CNpdcG5r

HiawathaGuy
Wells Fargo Center
Posts: 1623
Joined: June 4th, 2012, 12:03 pm

Re: Current & Proposed Downtown Minneapolis Projects

Postby HiawathaGuy » September 4th, 2014, 3:35 pm

Developer Harshal Patel and a group of investors paid $1 million for the 100-year-old Federal Plaza in downtown Minneapolis and plan to turn it into a small boutique hotel.
Very cool infill project.

grant1simons2
IDS Center
Posts: 4305
Joined: February 8th, 2014, 11:33 pm
Location: Marcy-Holmes

Re: Current & Proposed Downtown Minneapolis Projects

Postby grant1simons2 » September 4th, 2014, 3:46 pm

This is exactly what was needed here. I'm a bit confused about location though, is it going in right next to the Minneapolis hotel?

User avatar
Nick
Capella Tower
Posts: 2716
Joined: May 30th, 2012, 9:33 pm
Location: Loring Park, Minneapolis

Re: Current & Proposed Downtown Minneapolis Projects

Postby Nick » September 4th, 2014, 4:00 pm

Yo dawg: Literally just look at the picture on the link you just posted.

grant1simons2
IDS Center
Posts: 4305
Joined: February 8th, 2014, 11:33 pm
Location: Marcy-Holmes

Re: Current & Proposed Downtown Minneapolis Projects

Postby grant1simons2 » September 4th, 2014, 4:02 pm

Ha! That's what I thought but it just didn't make much sense to me... I mean, the Hotel Minneapolis sign is attached to their building..

Wedgeguy
Capella Tower
Posts: 3709
Joined: June 1st, 2012, 6:59 am

Re: Current & Proposed Downtown Minneapolis Projects

Postby Wedgeguy » September 4th, 2014, 6:13 pm

Why I seriously have to wonder if this will ever come to fruition. Having a hard time seeing any Hotel business plan making much money with that location and floor plates and lack of views. Having the caliber of hotels that exist, are in the pipeline, and proposed that have more workable plans, I just don't see this project ever opening up.

Silophant
Moderator
Posts: 4066
Joined: June 20th, 2012, 4:33 pm
Location: Whimsical NE

Re: Current & Proposed Downtown Minneapolis Projects

Postby Silophant » September 4th, 2014, 6:37 pm

Ha! That's what I thought but it just didn't make much sense to me... I mean, the Hotel Minneapolis sign is attached to their building..
Not necessarily a problem. They're not necessarily aiming for the exact same market as the Hotel Minneapolis. Even if they were, you only have to go a few blocks to see the Radisson and the Marriott across the street from one another, (almost) directly linked by skyway. Since hotels have almost no walk-up business, placement relative to each other doesn't matter as much.


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest