Friday, February 03, 2006


The Banks Mall

Just because the developer of the Mall of America is interested in developing the Banks, doesn't mean that we'll end up with Tri-County Mall on the river. It's actually a really good sign. As the County opens up the Request for Proposal phase, it's good news that a major developer with experience is interested. Granted, what Verdi Construction really wants is to bypass the RFP process and be named preferred developer (ala Corporex), but hopefully they'll submit a proposal and be considered along with other developers. The last thing we need is a repeat of Corporex and another 6 months down the drain.

Hopefully something will get done, and we'll have garage construction started by the end of 2006.

I think the best improvement of the Banks right now would be some sod. With all the special interests and political infighting it will still be years before anything gets done. At least it wouldn't look like the open wound it is.
ps I'm having a little trouble sending comments so if I do it twice please excuse me and I apologize.
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