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Sunday, January 30, 2011
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This blog thread posted by the Irving Inquisition uses some explicit language, as well as depicting some aspects of life in North Minneapolis that some readers may find objectionable. Reader discretion is advised.
1st Up: To Make Anew
Demolition is proceeding on Freemont and Broadway where the new Minneapolis Public Schools headquarters is slated to be built. Originally, demolition was scheduled to occur back in October of 2010, but as is typical for many construction projects, scope creep caused a few delays.
Here are some photos of what the future MPS site looks like today.
|This image conjures up images of the Berlin Wall.|
|Watch out for the random mines... just kidding :)|
|Look at the cut-away of what the old building looked like.|
Irving Inquisition will publish more photos of the construction project as noticeable progress is made.
Jerk Du Jour: Urban Homeworks
Check out 1727 Emerson Avenue North in Old Highland. This problem property used to be a criminal haven for years until the mortgage crisis came and the slumlord that owned it, lost it.
|1727 Emerson Avenue North|
In 2008, Urban Homeworks scooped up this gem and that’s pretty much all she wrote. Since Urban Homeworks is a non-profit sanctioned by the city to fix up properties like this one, they have the advantage of not having to pay the $6,300 vacant and boarded fee. Sure, I guess that’s nice… So why is it 2011 and nothing’s happened? They’ve done diddly squat with the property since.
I suspect the problem is money; as in not enough of it. Urban Homeworks obviously can’t get the job done in this case. Two years of nothing is undeniable proof of that. Perhaps they should put the property up for sale and sell it to an enterprising local that’s financially solvent and current on their property taxes? Perhaps somebody else will have better luck restoring this property?
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- Thoughts on the State of the Union Address
- Strange Business Strategies
- Volunteering for Adult Literacy
- Donald W.R. Allen’s Conman Contract
- Tahtianna’s: Restaurant Review
- The Story About 2210 Irving Avenue North
- Victory 44: Restaurant Review
- Things Worth Saving
- Limelight for NoMi Liquor Stores—How to Fail a Bus...
- Mo' Better Blues
- Prepping for Demolition
- Fire on the 2700 Block of Knox Avenue North
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