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by sdho
May 11th, 2018, 12:33 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Wooddale Station Area / PLACE Proposal - St. Louis Park
Replies: 121
Views: 13311

Re: Wooddale Station Area / PLACE Proposal - St. Louis Park

Anondson wrote:
May 11th, 2018, 12:28 pm
The traffic on the regional trail? It will go through a tunnel under Wooddale, that is a separate project.
Oh SWEET! Didn't realize that was happening.
by sdho
May 11th, 2018, 11:47 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Wooddale Station Area / PLACE Proposal - St. Louis Park
Replies: 121
Views: 13311

Re: Wooddale Station Area / PLACE Proposal - St. Louis Park

The Wooddale Ave bridge has a final design. With this much reconstruction I wished the bike lanes had more curb protections at some of those pork chop islands. Is trail traffic now supposed to go up to the TH 7 intersection and wait on the porkchops instead of crossing at the frontage road? That re...
by sdho
May 11th, 2018, 11:42 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Southdale Area Development - Edina
Replies: 655
Views: 74991

Re: Southdale Area Development - Edina

The rise and fall of Southdale name is interesting to me. Seemed like it has been being steadily replaced by businesses that just identify as "Edina". For example, I had a can of paint from "Hirshfield's Southdale" from 10 years ago. Brought it in to get a new quart of that color -- new label says "...
by sdho
May 7th, 2018, 4:11 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: 66th Street - Richfield
Replies: 129
Views: 15306

Re: 66th Street - Richfield

The medians between 35 and Penn have been landscaped and they look good. I was terrified they were going to remain covered in crab grass. I think they just hydroseeded quick last fall to make sure it didn't become a muddy mess. I agree, they look great. I really like how they kept the left turn lan...
by sdho
May 7th, 2018, 12:11 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: 66th Street - Richfield
Replies: 129
Views: 15306

Re: 66th Street - Richfield

Nicollet & 66th closed today completely (no four-way stop). They say the roundabout will be open to traffic by Memorial Day -- which would be a pretty crazy pace. Portland took a whole season.
by sdho
May 7th, 2018, 12:10 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: 66th Street - Richfield
Replies: 129
Views: 15306

Re: 66th Street - Richfield

Local Roots opened on Saturday. Website is http://localrootsmn.com/ I've already been twice in 2 days. Currently open 6am-3pm 7 days/week for breakfast and lunch. Eventually they will add dinner service and beer/wine. Lunch menu prices are definitely at the upper limit for what the Richfield market...
by sdho
April 10th, 2018, 9:03 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Furnace / HVAC in older homes
Replies: 8
Views: 429

Re: Furnace / HVAC in older homes

I may as well be specific here. Total cost I am looking at is $18,500. $1,500 is for asbestos removal of existing furnace $17,000 is for new furnace (96% furnace, 17-SEER AC), duct work, and new water heater. They recommended switching out the existing water heater for a side-venting model so I coul...
by sdho
April 10th, 2018, 8:58 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Furnace / HVAC in older homes
Replies: 8
Views: 429

Re: Furnace / HVAC in older homes

Multistage heating only makes sense if you have zoning. A new furnace with an EC motor that can run low speed constant fan will keep mix the air well enough. No furnace will fix bad duct work. Surprised to hear this, both given Mikey's experience and other people I've talked to who have done the tw...
by sdho
April 10th, 2018, 8:51 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: D Line - Chicago-Fremont/Emerson Rapid Bus
Replies: 70
Views: 6438

Re: D Line - Fremont/Emerson/Chicago Rapid Bus

News announced at our last Richfield Transportation Commission meeting: Metro Transit staff now to recommend adding a stop at 70th Street and Portland (which was in the original/theoretical aBRT plan in 2012 but removed in the draft plan this year). The trade-off is that the remaining 5 bus will ter...
by sdho
April 6th, 2018, 2:00 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Furnace / HVAC in older homes
Replies: 8
Views: 429

Re: Furnace / HVAC in older homes

Thanks for advice. The HVAC guy also told me about the two-stage being advantageous, especially for older house with not-ideal register locations. Was planning to go for that (but was a little unsure if it was worth it or just another way to get the project cost up!). That total package costs includ...
by sdho
April 6th, 2018, 1:07 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Apartment Construction Boom (2011-??)
Replies: 327
Views: 34382

Re: Apartment Construction Boom (2011-??)

There might be more total units cancelled in those 3 SLP/Edina projects than in all of Mpls over the past 5+ years Wow. That would speak volumes to Mpls' success at getting things through the pipeline. Oh and forgot my own town :). 70 units rejected at Pillsbury Commons in 2012 due to neighborhood ...
by sdho
April 6th, 2018, 1:00 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Apartment Construction Boom (2011-??)
Replies: 327
Views: 34382

Re: Apartment Construction Boom (2011-??)

Just in Mpls? 7200 France (160 units) and Estelle (167) are notable defeats in Edina. Plus Bridgewater Bank (180 units) in St. Louis Park. In the first two, the projects were completely canceled. In the third, no residential component in the approved project. Each of those three were defeated based ...
by sdho
April 6th, 2018, 12:16 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Furnace / HVAC in older homes
Replies: 8
Views: 429

Furnace / HVAC in older homes

I know a lot of people have older single-family homes here. Recently purchased a 1950 house that, for whatever unfortunate reason, was built with a gravity furnace (already kind of a dated technology then). The furnace is original to the house, is half rusted out, contains asbestos, and costs a fort...
by sdho
April 1st, 2018, 4:17 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Good time to buy a condo?
Replies: 6
Views: 410

Re: Good time to buy a condo?

Seems like condo market has seen less much less inflation than single-family homes. Just looking around, it seems like most of the 2005-era condos still have not caught back up to their original purchase price (with some limited exceptions, like North Loop). No matter what, I wouldn't expect to make...
by sdho
March 29th, 2018, 4:50 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Southdale Area Development - Edina
Replies: 655
Views: 74991

Re: Southdale Area Development - Edina

Everything seems to be on a really audacious scale. But honestly, I don't totally see the appeal for development there with so much underutilized land still available in the more immediate Southdale area. For residential -- living on or near France/York gets you a lot closer to a lot more things. Fo...
by sdho
March 28th, 2018, 10:55 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Southdale Area Development - Edina
Replies: 655
Views: 74991

Re: Southdale Area Development - Edina

The Planning Commission approved increases in height & density to allow a 19-story, 182-unit development at the Guitar Center site (Hazelton Apartments, a luxury tower by the people who did Nic at 5th). Hoping this isn't a repeat of Estelle, where PC makes the pro-growth move and is shot down by Co...
by sdho
March 23rd, 2018, 2:44 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Red Line (Cedar Avenue BRT)
Replies: 433
Views: 48745

Re: Red Line (Cedar Avenue BRT)

Given what a dud the Red Line has been so far, I guess I don't see an extension as making a dramatic improvement -- and I wouldn't support it if it meant "splitting" Orange Line frequency. But if it was just layered on top, it would be a nice addition. I agree time from MOA to downtown would be bett...
by sdho
March 22nd, 2018, 9:28 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Grandview District - Edina
Replies: 85
Views: 9721

Re: Grandview District - Edina

Squidward wrote:
March 21st, 2018, 8:03 pm
The Caribou coffee received approval from city council yesterday
Whyyyy.

Was it a unanimous vote?
by sdho
March 20th, 2018, 2:00 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Southdale Area Development - Edina
Replies: 655
Views: 74991

Re: Southdale Area Development - Edina

Via Penn Central of Richfield on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PennCentralofR ... 7800384116

I guess no doubt at all that it is a full demolition of JC Penney.
by sdho
March 19th, 2018, 11:49 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Southdale Area Development - Edina
Replies: 655
Views: 74991

Re: Southdale Area Development - Edina

Also there is simply something wrong in a system that allows developments like Shake Shack basically as of right but requires comprehensive plan amendments (that they fail to get) for something like Estelle. Estelle would’ve been much better 1 block east of where it was proposed. While I don’t insi...

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