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by sdho
September 14th, 2018, 1:13 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Orange Line (35W BRT) & Lake St Transit Access Project
Replies: 736
Views: 77329

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

Well, it is also every 15 minutes midday on weekdays, the same as planned Orange Line service. OL is 15 minutes off-peak/weekends, 10 minutes during rush hour. 535 is every 15 at best (or every 30 in Bloomington as others have noted). On a personal level, I'm about equidistant to 76th/Knox or 66th ...
by sdho
September 12th, 2018, 5:20 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Richfield - General Topics - 66th Street
Replies: 155
Views: 17673

Re: Richfield - General Topics - 66th Street

I'm glad that Richfield completed the re-build of Portland before this planned move of the interchange. I doubt the city would have gone through with the lane reduction if they had known about a possible increase due to the move. I grew up in Richfield just off Portland and my parents still live th...
by sdho
September 12th, 2018, 10:35 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Richfield - General Topics - 66th Street
Replies: 155
Views: 17673

Re: Richfield - General Topics - 66th Street

^Thanks for the kind words, Multimodal and HiawathaGuy New stuff: Related to Bloomington as well as Richfield -- Richfield City Council and Planning Commission heard a presentation from MnDOT about the start of the 494 expansion project through Richfield and Bloomington. Some key things that came up...
by sdho
September 12th, 2018, 10:20 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Orange Line (35W BRT) & Lake St Transit Access Project
Replies: 736
Views: 77329

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

Seems that the 6 via Xerxes is about 39 mins midday. 515 from Southdale to 35W is 7 mins and Orange Line from 66th to 7th would probably be 12-15 minutes, so even if the wait is 15 minutes, 515+Orange is faster. Edina has been going on about a Southdale circulator for some time. Until we have prope...
by sdho
September 6th, 2018, 7:49 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Richfield - General Topics - 66th Street
Replies: 155
Views: 17673

Richfield - General Topics

Adding a general topics thread for Richfield, I think I post enough stuff to warrant it ;) New Strib story today 'Explosion of interest' leads to $200M redevelopment boom in Richfield A preschool, a luxury car dealership and a Dunkin’ Donuts are just a few of the projects underway in Richfield, an i...
by sdho
August 22nd, 2018, 8:18 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Richfield - General Topics - 66th Street
Replies: 155
Views: 17673

Re: 66th Street - Richfield

The fourplex idea could work, even though it seems like 66th and Portland should be able to stand as a node much denser and more amenity rich than this. Add a fifth fourplex, since it's already overparked. Probably, yeah. Although a few points for this density: 1. Could work well with a "book-end" ...
by sdho
August 22nd, 2018, 12:25 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Richfield - General Topics - 66th Street
Replies: 155
Views: 17673

Re: 66th Street - Richfield

Two possible developments presented at Planning Commission-Council-HRA work session: The first was at 66th & Queen. Developer owns a large (0.5 acre) single family home parcel, and is considering an apartment project as small as just that parcel, or as large as 6 additional parcels + vacation of par...
by sdho
August 15th, 2018, 4:53 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Avenues- Replace Numbers With Names
Replies: 20
Views: 1246

Re: Avenues- Replace Numbers With Names

Another idea is to extend the tree name theme east from Cedar, since that is a highly recognizable street name. Obviously some are taken elsewhere in the city, like Oak St. But, Pine, Fir, Honeylocust, etc. Many trees not taken. Sort of kitschy, but could tie together the series of major north-south...
by sdho
August 15th, 2018, 4:51 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Avenues- Replace Numbers With Names
Replies: 20
Views: 1246

Re: Avenues- Replace Numbers With Names

A. What name do you all suggest for 34th Ave? B. Is it reasonable to make several hundred residents (and a couple dozen businesses) change their addresses, if the primary reason is to benefit business? There's no real benefit to the individual resident, other than your address becomes slightly easi...
by sdho
August 14th, 2018, 7:14 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Avenues- Replace Numbers With Names
Replies: 20
Views: 1246

Re: Avenues- Replace Numbers With Names

I am well outside the numerological twilight zone, but still have persistent problems (on 2nd Ave S) with people mistaking Stevens for 2nd. Basically every time I take an Uber or taxi. If you were talking about as radical an idea as renaming streets, may as well clean up all the weirdness between Ni...
by sdho
July 24th, 2018, 12:10 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Eleven (Ryan Condo Tower) - 1111 West River Parkway - 43 stories / 526'
Replies: 126
Views: 15831

Re: Eleven (Ryan Condo Tower) - 1111 West River Parkway - 43 stories / 526'

The sidewalk in question (on the south side of the parkway) actually ends before it can reach 13th avenue. Anyone using this sidewalk would be stranded mid-block. A new driveway+raised crosswalk would be an upgrade overall considering that this is not currently a reasonable route for anyone. Wow. Y...
by sdho
July 3rd, 2018, 11:03 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Pentagon Park (Hwy 100 & Industrial Blvd) - Edina
Replies: 114
Views: 16823

Re: Pentagon Park (Hwy 100 & Industrial Blvd) - Edina

As for walkable streets I think this project is a significant improvement to the site. There are currently no sidewalks here. They’re adding a sidewalk lining West 77th which is desperately needed, I see people walking in the street regularly instead of crossing and using the one on the southern si...
by sdho
July 3rd, 2018, 10:59 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Pentagon Park (Hwy 100 & Industrial Blvd) - Edina
Replies: 114
Views: 16823

Re: Pentagon Park (Hwy 100 & Industrial Blvd) - Edina

It just seems very short-sighted to think, “OMG we have to build something, anything, so we’ll just take this suburban apartment building and forget everything we’ve been pushing for about multimodal transportation, place making, and human-scaled streets.” Because, like the person who calls this ki...
by sdho
June 29th, 2018, 5:01 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Pentagon Park (Hwy 100 & Industrial Blvd) - Edina
Replies: 114
Views: 16823

Re: Pentagon Park (Hwy 100 & Industrial Blvd) - Edina

Pentagon Park has been in development hell since the early 2000s and nothing except a small condo building (before the market crash) that got turned into apartments, some renovated office buildings, and a cleared dirt lot have come about on the site. I think the city council was just happy to get s...
by sdho
June 29th, 2018, 5:00 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Pentagon Park (Hwy 100 & Industrial Blvd) - Edina
Replies: 114
Views: 16823

Re: Pentagon Park (Hwy 100 & Industrial Blvd) - Edina

Good point, but did neighbors protest this development? I don’t think the density is what was at issue, but rather the land use (housing-only vs. mixed use). No, they did not protest. That's exactly my point! This developer is empowered to invest in the property based on its potential, not based on...
by sdho
June 27th, 2018, 12:03 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Pentagon Park (Hwy 100 & Industrial Blvd) - Edina
Replies: 114
Views: 16823

Re: Pentagon Park (Hwy 100 & Industrial Blvd) - Edina

Didn’t the PC deny the Caribou drive through but the council opened their arms for it? Yep. The council has been going against the PC in a number of projects over the past year. That’s certainly their right, as the PC is just advisory to the council. But it’s frustrating that the city asks develope...
by sdho
June 22nd, 2018, 3:38 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Pentagon Park (Hwy 100 & Industrial Blvd) - Edina
Replies: 114
Views: 16823

Re: Pentagon Park (Hwy 100 & Industrial Blvd) - Edina

That Edina City Council sure does not seem to agree much with their Planning Commission -- after rejecting a couple (*much* better IMO) Southdale projects that the PC recommended approval of, here they're approving what PC said to deny. *shrug* It's a really distorted sense of priority when this low...
by sdho
June 12th, 2018, 11:03 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: 7250 France Avenue - Edina
Replies: 35
Views: 2995

Re: 7250 France Avenue - Edina

Fair point -- just because a few people have a preference doesn't mean it represents an entire community. I just found that particular objection so bizarre, since I have really never heard it in any other context. I have heard of many communities finding controversy with sidewalks, but I always assu...
by sdho
June 11th, 2018, 1:07 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: 7250 France Avenue - Edina
Replies: 35
Views: 2995

Re: 7250 France Avenue - Edina

Are they the same people who don't want a sidewalk in front of their house? I guess Edina can consider itself the birthplace of NIMFYism. Ha ha ha! After a tax was introduced, that spread the cost of new sidewalks to all residents rather than just the people whose house it was in front of, the resi...
by sdho
June 5th, 2018, 9:22 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Southdale Area Development - Edina
Replies: 660
Views: 78667

Re: Southdale Area Development - Edina

Fischer said there is a tendency for people to equate height with traffic. The Shake Shack restaurant that was recently approved on a corner of Southdale, he said, is more likely to add traffic in the area than a tall apartment building. “No one’s complaining about that,” he said. First reaction: P...

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