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by Minnekid
July 12th, 2015, 11:45 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: A Line - Arterial Rapid Bus
Replies: 477
Views: 53125

Re: "A Line" Snelling Avenue Arterial Bus

What I don't like about this line, along with light rail is that it is very easy to board without paying. Along with that, more transit cops will have to be hired to check tickets which adds the the expense of the line. But I don't know what else could be done to make sure people pay.
by Minnekid
July 12th, 2015, 11:38 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News
Replies: 1533
Views: 160881

Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

Cheapo won't become fully obsolete because records are making a comeback. So it's actually keeping them in the neighborhood for a fairly long time.
by Minnekid
May 23rd, 2015, 11:13 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: U.S. Bank Stadium
Replies: 2066
Views: 59186

Re: Minnesota Multi Purpose Stadium

Where is this soccer field?? What are the streets?
by Minnekid
February 26th, 2015, 10:21 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 365 Nicollet (334' - 30 stories)
Replies: 624
Views: 109949

Re: Opus Ritz Block Development

Yeah those plans existed before "The Yard" and Gold Medal Park. At the time there was no greenspace in any part of downtown so they planned a park there. But the combination of having a park 5-6 blocks away, another by the river, and a high demand for residential, it makes sense to nix the park.
by Minnekid
February 9th, 2015, 12:23 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: District 600 - 600 5th Street North
Replies: 220
Views: 42486

Re: District 600 - (600 Fifth Street North)

This thing has looked practically the same since summer because of the neighboring building's collapse. Also, it looks unsteady, thoughts on that?
by Minnekid
January 31st, 2015, 4:53 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: LPM Apartments - (376' - 36 Stories)
Replies: 1522
Views: 238143

Re: LPM Apartments - (376' - 36 Stories)

In reality, the only truly "ghetto" building in the area are the Nicollet Towers. They are not good at all and fill the area with people that can fit the stereotype. It is subsidized housing and I see the people that live in their, my grandma lives there. She is part of the older Russian community t...
by Minnekid
December 18th, 2014, 10:27 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Latitude 45 - 301 Washington Avenue South
Replies: 374
Views: 74445

Re: Latitude 45 - (301 Washington Avenue South)

This thing is a behemoth.
by Minnekid
November 19th, 2014, 12:22 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: West End / Central Park West Development - St. Louis Park
Replies: 175
Views: 20470

West End / Central Park West - St. Louis Park

http://www.startribune.com/blogs/283209901.html DLC Residential is proposing five new buildings at West End right up against Highway 100. It is a massive project that would add 706,000 sq ft of offices, 363 apartment units, 150 room hotel, and a 2600 stall parking ramp. http://apps.startribune.com/b...
by Minnekid
November 19th, 2014, 12:29 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: A Line - Arterial Rapid Bus
Replies: 477
Views: 53125

Re: "A Line" Snelling Avenue Arterial Bus

I don't know if I understood this correctly, but it would go from Roseville to st Paul and then to Minneapolis. What's the purpose of that? Since it goes through major st Paul streets and looks like it's mostly for Roseville and st Paul, why not have it end at union depot and have people transfer on...
by Minnekid
November 16th, 2014, 11:38 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Brunsfield Place - 915 Washington Avenue N
Replies: 191
Views: 35861

Re: Brunsfield Place - (915 Washington Avenue North)

The picture does not work.
by Minnekid
November 9th, 2014, 5:33 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Doubletree by Hilton - 501 Huron Blvd SE
Replies: 88
Views: 17551

Re: Huron and Essex Hotel

Many of the projects going on around the city involve infill of parking lots. Some may be different but a majority is infill. It's interesting and telling of an area where the construction is demolishing existing properties. It's showing that this area is already dense but market factors make the ar...
by Minnekid
October 9th, 2014, 1:06 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Nicollet-Central Streetcar
Replies: 840
Views: 78238

Re: Nicollet-Central Streetcar

I don't think this is the best idea. Honestly a street car has no value over a bus going down the same route. It goes the same speed or even slower, is generally the same size or not much bigger and is just a larger cost of money. If you're going to build a route down on those streets I would say a ...
by Minnekid
October 7th, 2014, 10:13 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nic on Fifth - (290' - 26 Stories)
Replies: 1033
Views: 182934

Re: Nic on Fifth - (290' - 26 Stories)

I don't think that's the correct reasoning. If we do so much for safety we should have the almost perfect line. We have had upwards or 20 accidents and even though a lot of fault goes to people's stupidity, the safety was not as good as it should be.
by Minnekid
October 4th, 2014, 11:01 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Green Line LRT
Replies: 1281
Views: 6107

Re: Green Line (Central Corridor LRT)

The university basically has given full signal priority. Crossing the tracks takes is impossible because the light stays red for long and green only very slightly. I'm glad.
by Minnekid
September 29th, 2014, 12:26 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: City Center
Replies: 384
Views: 53081

Re: City Center

It's just going to take time, because the Nic on Fifth are the first true new residents to downtown. LPM is in an area full of apartments that is close to downtown but away from it at the same time. It mostly adds to the Loring Park neighborhood and slightly the downtown area. Nic on Fifth, the Rit...
by Minnekid
September 24th, 2014, 9:34 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: City Center
Replies: 384
Views: 53081

Re: City Center

It's just going to take time, because the Nic on Fifth are the first true new residents to downtown. LPM is in an area full of apartments that is close to downtown but away from it at the same time. It mostly adds to the Loring Park neighborhood and slightly the downtown area. Nic on Fifth, the Ritz...
by Minnekid
July 2nd, 2014, 8:38 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Hennepin Avenue Reconstruction (Downtown)
Replies: 68
Views: 13355

Re: Hennepin Avenue (Downtown)

I was wrong, it actually does look nice. Perfect location too. So how long is this going to be kept here?
by Minnekid
June 29th, 2014, 10:42 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Green Line LRT
Replies: 1281
Views: 6107

Re: Green Line (Central Corridor LRT)

I finally got to ride the Green Line today. It was okay, besides the fact that the ride time from end to end starting from Target Field Station took almost an hour and that trains were 10-15 minutes delayed because of some incident at Raymond Station I saw a lot of positives. On the Minneapolis end ...
by Minnekid
June 23rd, 2014, 2:50 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Hennepin Avenue Reconstruction (Downtown)
Replies: 68
Views: 13355

Re: Hennepin Avenue (Downtown)

Idk it just looks kind of strange, I may drive up to it if I have time today. I wouldn't know that it's a park, it just looks like a large bleacher which makes sense for sitting but there's a bleacher to nothing. I feel if more plant and flower plots were added to make it more green, even in the sma...
by Minnekid
June 22nd, 2014, 12:09 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Hennepin Avenue Reconstruction (Downtown)
Replies: 68
Views: 13355

Re: Hennepin Avenue (Downtown)

It's because it doesn't look very appealing. It looks kind of strange,as if it isn't done. More should be done, imo.

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