Urban Planning

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2012

    Seward Cafe to add evening hours, live music, wine and beer

    First the Birchwood announced an addition. Now Seward Cafe, another neighborhood institution, is pursuing its own expansion plans.The 38-year-old cafe isn't looking to add onto its spacious corner lot, but instead to revamp the menu, extend its current breakfast and lunch business into dinner, start ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2012

    The Birchwood Cafe seeks to rezone and remodel

    See Also:Birchwood Cafe's cobbler: 100 Favorite DishesBest Farm to Table Restaurant 2012: Birchwood CafeFor decades, Birchwood Cafe has been a favorite neighborhood cafe, especially for vegans and vegetarians. They were also one of the first to promote the farm-to-table movement and demonstrate thei ... More >>

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    February 29, 2012
  • Blogs

    March 26, 2010

    Mark Savin double-dipped as a prominent attorney in the Twins deal

    He represented Hennepin County when it was acquiring the land for Target Field, and he represented the developer who was working with the landowner to get the sweetest deal possible.

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2009

    Station 19 owner: City trying to tax us out

    After protecting his historic building from the University of Minneso ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2007

    Twins Ball Park comment thread

    This week's cover story, A Big Roadblock at Home Plate, by G.R. Anderson Jr., looks at the dispute between Hennepin County and the owners of the land where ... More >>

  • News

    February 7, 2007
  • News

    November 8, 2006

    Billion Dollar Dreamer

    Jerry Trooien has already spent millions promoting The Bridges, the $1.5 billion St. Paul riverfront development that city government keeps on spurning. No matter: He knows they'll come around someday.

  • News

    October 4, 2006

    Stealing Home

    The Twins ballpark deal hits a snag on one minor detail: Property acquisition

  • News

    February 22, 2006

    If You Lived Here, You'd be Broke by Now

    How a cadre of developers has turned $800-a-month local apartments into $200,000 condos—and turned out a few thousand residents in the process.

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2006
  • Blogs

    February 9, 2006

    The big (and very tall) chill

    There's a mailer circulating to certain Minneapolis residents this week touting The Nicollet on the Mall, the condo project that will purportedly become the tallest residential building in the city. Trouble is, the entire project is behind schedule.

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2005
  • News

    August 17, 2005

    One for the Little Guy

    The state Supreme Court sides with a homeowner in Richfield redevelopment spat

  • News

    July 20, 2005

    The Interloper

    Hines Interests joins in the stadium game. What does that mean for Twinsville?

  • News

    April 21, 2004

    Downtown Renaissance, Again

    Can condos and entertainment venues make a neighborhood out of the city's core?

  • Books

    June 19, 2002

    Hey Joe!

    A closer look at Joe Duffy's probe into Minneapolis corruption

  • News

    January 30, 2002
  • Books

    April 4, 2001

    Academic Misconduct

    Despite promises, Minneapolis plans to displace a north-side training center

  • Books

    September 27, 2000

    Mall Rats

    The city says it won't try to bulldoze Hi-Lake for months, if at all. Shopping Center tenants aren't impressed.

  • News

    October 13, 1999

    The Once and Future River

    Promenades and parks, cappuccino and condos: Tomorrow's upper Mississippi looks dandy. But first, can't city hall get rid of those grimy scrapyards? Why, yes.

  • Books

    December 9, 1998

    A Matter of Convenience

    SuperAmerica is selling expansion at 40th & Lyndale. The neighbors aren't buying.

  • Books

    September 2, 1998

    Greenbacks or Green Space?

    Brookfield's Block E plan is headed for the dumpster, but a new movement is afoot to turn downtown's saddest parking lot into a park

  • News

    June 3, 1998

    Goodbye Golden Boy

    Baby Boomers and Block E. Preservation and parks. Urban history and virtual reality. Outgoing city planning director Paul Farmer on the politics and passions that got him fired.

  • News

    May 6, 1998

    Room at the Bottom

    When Eisenhower-era civic leaders drunk on urban renewal laid waste to the Gateway district, they forever altered the topography of this town's hard-luck hotels and shot-and-a-beer saloons.

  • News

    January 7, 1998

    Sold Down The River

    Minneapolis's brave new riverfront will have parks, museums, and upscale condos. Who said subsidized housing was just for the poor?

  • News

    February 12, 1997

    Out With the New, In With the Old

    In Minneapolis and elsewhere, proponents of the New Urbanist planning movement are promising a new tomorrow -- one that looks a lot like yesterday.