IT LOOKS LIKE Minneapolis officials have forgotten any lessons they may have learned from the LSGI fiasco of a few years back. For those who haven't been riveted to the latest feud: Two contesting developers, Opus and Ryan, want to build an office tower on the north side of Nicollet Mall at 10th Street. Opus owns development options on several choice properties there, but the city wants Ryan to build the tower because Mayor Sharon Sayles Belton and the Minneapolis Community Development Agency want the Target store that Ryan would also build. In February, the city announced its intention to exercise its powers of eminent domain to condemn the parcels Opus had optioned and sell them to Ryan. Opus threatened to sue, and three weeks ago the MCDA announced it had reached a settlement with Opus that would give Opus a Nicollet Mall parcel on the south side of the mall that includes... More >>>