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by phop
January 15th, 2020, 9:27 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
Replies: 540
Views: 64989

Re: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

The Governor's bonding proposal includes a little more than $12 million for the Grand Rounds Missing Link:

https://mn.gov/mmb/budget/capital-budget/current/

It would be pretty exciting to actually see movement on this.
by phop
October 16th, 2019, 8:42 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: City Club Apartments - 1000 Marquette Ave (Handicraft Building)
Replies: 382
Views: 53465

Re: City Club Apartments - 1000 Marquette Ave (Handicraft Building)

Star Tribune feature: http://www.startribune.com/wave-of-the-future-downtown-minneapolis-micro-units-rent-for-1-250-a-month/563253662/ The Michigan-based developer of that project, Jonathan Holtzman, was in town this week to tout the project, which he said has been a hit and will serve as a model fo...
by phop
September 27th, 2019, 8:54 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market
Replies: 1010
Views: 163530

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market

St. Paul's interfacing with the river is still very bad in downtown. Granted, it has more of a severe bluff to deal with than Minneapolis, but Minneapolis is working towards a world-class river park on the downtown periphery, while St. Paul is still trying to figure out simply how to get people past...
by phop
August 14th, 2019, 1:10 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News
Replies: 1537
Views: 165551

Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

http://www.startribune.com/famous-dave-s-franchisees-embrace-some-of-its-menu-and-decor-changes/538107212/ In July, the company closed the Calhoun Square location that it had operated since 1996. Originally, it planned to downsize the restaurant to fit into its new smaller footprint of one-third the...
by phop
June 12th, 2019, 3:48 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)
Replies: 2350
Views: 243094

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

Can see the breakdown here: https://metrocouncil.org/Council-Meetings/Committees/Transportation-Committee/2019/June-10,-2019/Info-1-2019-1st-Quarter-Ridership-Report.aspx The worst gap relative to 2018 was January. Looks like a decrease in that month of >10%, significantly worse than February and Ma...
by phop
April 25th, 2019, 6:40 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Street, Road and Highway Projects
Replies: 958
Views: 120429

Re: Street, Road and Highway Projects

On the same topic, East Hennepin is finally being 4-3'd in 2020 (partially) and the bike crossing is being fixed:

http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/cip/fut ... -bike-blvd
by phop
April 12th, 2019, 11:37 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: St. Anthony Village
Replies: 49
Views: 6970

Re: St. Anthony Village

Arguably worst housing debacle of the current boom.
by phop
March 19th, 2019, 7:18 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Northside - General Topics
Replies: 301
Views: 68470

Re: Northside - General Topics

Cool unique project:

http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/www/gro ... 217761.pdf

"Cycle speedway" on the south side of Royal Foundry Craft Spirits / mini soccer pitch on north side of La Dona Cerveceria.
by phop
March 11th, 2019, 10:07 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Roseville / Rosedale - General Topics
Replies: 112
Views: 18977

Re: Roseville / Rosedale - General Topics

Could we finally get a pedestrian bridge over 36?
by phop
February 13th, 2019, 9:45 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: North Loop Neighborhood
Replies: 1020
Views: 166031

Re: North Loop Neighborhood

This is the "its a neighbourly day" mural building, for what it's worth.
by phop
February 13th, 2019, 9:26 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: North Loop Neighborhood
Replies: 1020
Views: 166031

Re: North Loop Neighborhood

25 of the units are studios, lol.
by phop
February 11th, 2019, 7:14 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)
Replies: 2350
Views: 243094

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

decided to crunch some numbers a little and try to estimate how much non-bus modes (lRT, BRT, etc) make up Metro's total ridership numbers: 2014: 19.8% 2015: 27.6% 2016: 29.7% 2017: 32.0% 2018: 34.0% I know its no where close to painting an accurate picture, but if the ~2% increase per year that's ...
by phop
January 30th, 2019, 10:18 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Street, Road and Highway Projects
Replies: 958
Views: 120429

Re: Street, Road and Highway Projects

My interpretation is that 29-32 are all components of aBRT, so this would boost the B, D and E lines. Nice to see these moving closer to fully-funded ($27 million total here).
by phop
December 3rd, 2018, 7:53 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 1400 Park Avenue
Replies: 125
Views: 29020

Re: 1400 Park Avenue

Appears to still be happening. Utility work soon:

https://finance-commerce.com/2018/12/wh ... k-project/
by phop
November 29th, 2018, 6:45 pm
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Minneapolis Mayoral Election 2017
Replies: 379
Views: 23496

Re: Minneapolis Mayoral Election 2017

My main worry was that his ambition would get the better of him and he'd use the post to pursue obnoxious brand-building, but this hasn't happened at all.
by phop
November 18th, 2018, 7:15 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Green Line LRT
Replies: 1283
Views: 7828

Re: Green Line LRT

The Green Line is still a star (and the Blue Line is doing great too): https://www.metrotransit.org/green-line-continues-to-see-record-breaking-ridership The Green Line had its busiest month ever in October, keeping the light rail line on pace to set another annual ridership record. More than 1.4 mi...
by phop
November 7th, 2018, 10:07 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Amtrak Empire Builder and Intercity Rail to Chicago
Replies: 374
Views: 44984

Re: Amtrak Empire Builder and Intercity Rail to Chicago

Edit: not really sure how much say the state legislature has here. Evers could probably find funds somewhere to move this along.
by phop
September 26th, 2018, 7:24 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Orange Line / 35W@94: Downtown to Crosstown Project
Replies: 804
Views: 90310

Re: Orange Line (35W BRT) & Lake St Transit Access Project

Why didn’t they make all of the Orange line stations inline station? How much time is going to be wasted exiting and re-entering the freeway? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Because this project is an afterthought to place a transit fig-leaf on a massive highway reconstruction project. There wil...
by phop
August 24th, 2018, 8:39 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 501 7th St S
Replies: 21
Views: 4087

Re: 501 7th St S

175 units is not terrible for a quarter block.
by phop
August 10th, 2018, 6:09 pm
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Minnesota Governor Election 2018
Replies: 277
Views: 17192

Re: Minnesota Governor Election 2018

Does anyone have an idea when/if the Star Tribune will drop a poll? At this point I would probably vote for whomever was ahead between Walz/Murphy in order to deny Swanson.

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