As usual, millennials are (partly) to blame.
After promising to spend $150 million of their own money on a stadium, the team’s owners aren’t going to walk away over a few million bucks in taxes. So why even go there?
“There is no one in public life who wants to take him on,” says one longtime DFL insider of Morillo, a local union leader who describes himself as a “thug in pastels.”
“The Gateway” project would include a mixed-use building with 300 apartments, a “Canopy by Hilton” hotel and street-level retail.
The latest design eliminates previously proposed stairways that would have connected a skyway to the mall, but adds other elements aimed at generating more street-level activity.
The meeting was marked by highly emotional exchanges between council members, and between officials and protesters. Here’s how the council members explained their positions.
A proposal to reduce the property tax levy revealed that a city council often viewed as politically monolithic — 12 of the 13 members are DFLers — may not be.