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by phop
April 7th, 2017, 7:43 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Prospect Park Senior Living (Malcom and 4th St SE)
Replies: 8
Views: 354

Re: Northeast (and Southeast) - General Topics

Also a new retail node at the 30th and 4th intersection, interestingly.
by phop
April 4th, 2017, 11:16 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 3889
Views: 291158

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

I believe they can pass another resolution if they feel a deal can be made. The March 30th deadline was self-imposed.

I'll be emailing McLaughlin about getting this done. SWLRT just cannot keep getting delayed.
by phop
March 31st, 2017, 12:24 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 3889
Views: 291158

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Huh? We're talking about efforts to immediately torpedo long-planned infrastructure projects for no good reason. Yes, it's completely 'crazy'. No better word for it.
by phop
March 29th, 2017, 10:18 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 3889
Views: 291158

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

A fair amount of vulnerable metro Republicans signed on to the FTA letter. I guess I'm not really understanding their political calculus. These are districts with existing transit service! Do they think that their constituents want them to spite other areas of MSP? Hopefully someone finds an effecti...
by phop
March 20th, 2017, 12:25 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: A Strip Mall - (129 Plymouth Avenue North)
Replies: 60
Views: 6144

Re: A Strip Mall - (129 Plymouth Avenue North)

grant1simons2 wrote:
March 19th, 2017, 8:46 pm
One of these just got built in Chanhassen. That should be reason enough to deny it.

https://www.google.com/maps/@44.8600464 ... 56!6m1!1e1
The Chanhassen version has better street frontage...
by phop
March 2nd, 2017, 11:15 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Northeast (and Southeast) - General Topics
Replies: 594
Views: 25079

Re: Northeast (and Southeast) - General Topics

Yeesh, 4 curbs cuts for an assisted living facility?
by phop
February 24th, 2017, 10:47 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: High Speed Rail MSP to Rochester
Replies: 395
Views: 43315

Re: High Speed Rail MSP to Rochester

So this is probably dead: http://www.postbulletin.com/news/politics/high-speed-rail-at-crossroads/article_7adfbe2b-d0c4-50f2-b38f-7172dbf43c08.html But questions are swirling as to what has happened to the rail group. Visitors to North American High Speed Rail Group's website are instead referred to...
by phop
February 22nd, 2017, 4:27 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 3889
Views: 291158

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

It might be possible to prevent this from passing in the Senate. Assuming Democrats are united, I would think the one Republican to target on this would be Paul Anderson in the 44th district. He won by just under 200 votes and the southern portion of his district is reasonably close to a few of the ...
by phop
February 22nd, 2017, 2:12 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 3889
Views: 291158

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

I think we'll have a good idea how the feds will respond once the California Caltrain electrification project is decided http://www.slate.com/blogs/moneybox/2017/02/16/will_elaine_chao_axe_federal_funding_for_caltrain.html A similar tactic was used, just by California's US House delegation rather t...
by phop
January 12th, 2017, 4:37 pm
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Minnesota Governor Election 2018
Replies: 106
Views: 3877

Re: Minnesota Governor Election 2018

Yet Mark Dayton is currently our governor.
by phop
January 12th, 2017, 4:00 pm
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Minnesota Governor Election 2018
Replies: 106
Views: 3877

Re: Minnesota Governor Election 2018

How about Thissen?
by phop
November 11th, 2016, 8:04 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Presidential Election 2016
Replies: 1007
Views: 42010

Re: Presidential Election 2016

What is actually bad about nominating Chris Coleman though? I definitely have a lukewarm reaction to him, but he seems better than 80% of the candidates that have been floated.
by phop
November 10th, 2016, 10:43 am
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Minnesota Governor Election 2018
Replies: 106
Views: 3877

Re: MN State Senate and House Elections 2016

I would gladly support Don Ness. A Tom Bakk-type on the other hand...
by phop
November 9th, 2016, 10:16 pm
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Minnesota Governor Election 2018
Replies: 106
Views: 3877

Re: MN State Senate and House Elections 2016

Why would the inner urban metro turn out in strong numbers for an outstate DFLer?
by phop
November 8th, 2016, 11:58 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Presidential Election 2016
Replies: 1007
Views: 42010

Re: Presidential Election 2016

Demolished. What a fucking disaster.
by phop
September 15th, 2016, 10:44 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown General Topics & Development Map
Replies: 856
Views: 88319

Re: Uptown General Topics & Development Map

Ok, so the two possible solutions to that would likely be 1) build subsidized transportation in some form out to those exurban jobs at some not-insignificant cost so they can enjoy the benefits of lower rent and a job to pay for it, hopefully without subsidy, 2) retain and grow jobs that match thes...
by phop
September 8th, 2016, 2:21 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 3889
Views: 291158

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

I think Republican's have overplayed how much Southwest LRT antics resonate in greater MN. My general feeling is that greater MN in particular doesn't really care about Southwest either way; it's a Metro issue.
by phop
August 25th, 2016, 6:25 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 3889
Views: 291158

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Sounds like it's happening. https://www.minnpost.com/politics-policy/2016/08/met-council-unveils-plan-cover-state-share-southwest-lrt-funding The plan unveiled Thursday would have the Met Council financing $91.75 million in certificates with the CTIB financing another $11.75 million. Those certifica...
by phop
May 22nd, 2016, 11:04 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Minnesota Transportation Funding (General)
Replies: 646
Views: 38967

Re: Minnesota Transportation Funding (General)

Heh, Senate (Latz) amended the bonding bill from the house to include more transit funding literally minutes before the effective end of session. So no bonding, no transportation.

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