I was specifically referring to the western most block and not the other three simply because that is where all the focus has been so far and that block is under Dr. McGuire's control. I would be shocked if MNUFC wouldn't get rid of the residential and hotel portions of the master plans but that doesn't mean the demand for housing, hotels, etc. would just disappear, it would still exist and be built in the area just on a different parcel. I also think site assembly could be difficult for the other blocks for the simple reason that both Walmart and Target both own land and I doubt either one is willing do to Amazon any favors right nowI mean... there are literally 4 consecutive super blocks of underutilized land along University between Snelling and Lexington. If amazon showed interest in this site... don't you think MN united and crew might be willing to get rid of the residential and hotel portions (which are not actually committed at this point) and let the free market hack away at the rest of the big box store and strip mall extravaganza going on in this area?I feel like the Midway super block isn't going to be big enough for 8 million sq ft of office space and the Allianz Field. Plus there is going to be a bunch of other development come along with a corporate campus of this size, hotels are the easy example. There is no way that is all going to fit on the super block unless Amazon is willing to build multiple 700'+ towers. The original master plan had about 1 million sq ft of office space and that include like 4 200'+ towers. I think to make Midway work you are going to the super block directly to the east.
And if Amazon picks Midway is there any chance a building a Green Line express going down the middle of 94 between the DT's with stops at Snelling and the U?
And to be clear I wouldn't shed a single tear if all 4 super blocks between Snelling and Lex get redeveloped.