The title of this post is not the name of some new luxury apartment building, rather a collection of thoughts triggered by recent changes in my life that have kept me further away from Uptown than I’m used to. After eight years working in commercial real estate in Uptown, I made a switch to the public sector to manage a Transit Oriented Development program.
The result was that I’m not on the ground in Uptown much anymore and am focused professionally and personally on a much larger geography. This website has taken the brunt of not having much time. I plan to focus my limited web posts to Streets.mn and discuss business regulation reform and zoning issues at the municipal level. Issues like why we need to reform our liquor policies to support historic rehabs of difficult-to-renovate commercial buildings, allowing bed and breakfasts in some residential zoning districts, and encouraging smaller infill development at neighborhood nodes by eliminating parking requirements for small-scale buildings (for example, if Patina at 50th & Bryant had build 2 to 3 apartments above the retail structure).
So where does this site go from here? Are there people who want to write or should this continue to hibernate?