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by 612transplant
October 8th, 2015, 12:10 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Prospect Park - General Topics
Replies: 182
Views: 32059

Re: Prospect Park - General Topics

19 posts, and finally somebody with some common sense...
by 612transplant
October 7th, 2015, 11:58 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: South Quarter Phase IV: The Rose (Portland & Franklin)
Replies: 71
Views: 14290

Re: South Quarter Phase IV: The Rose (Portland & Franklin)

I don't know if this was covered, but the name is derived from Sr. Rose Tillemans, a great community advocate and founder of Peace House long, long ago.

I feel as though not many people (on this thread at least) know the history of this very unique space.
by 612transplant
January 29th, 2015, 2:24 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Forum Etiquette
Replies: 219
Views: 17570

Re: Rumors!

I left because the snark here was too high. I actually didn't feel like the discussion EVER stayed on topic of what the title was. Grant, respectfully, the snark level here isn't any higher than it is at SSC. It is just coming from people who do not necessarily agree with you, so it is *perceptibly...
by 612transplant
January 29th, 2015, 12:51 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Rumors: A Historical Record of Mystery
Replies: 1110
Views: 84510

Re: Rumors!

That may be true, but TexasRE's photo seems to be a professional photo (unlike so many other's on LinkedIn that have endorsed her), and when I pulled her up on LinkedIn she has no photo at all. So she ONLY did a professional photo for the SSC website and NOT on a site actually designed to promote y...
by 612transplant
January 27th, 2015, 1:30 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Rumors: A Historical Record of Mystery
Replies: 1110
Views: 84510

Re: Rumors!

It's because the moderation there is part of the problem, not part of the solution. They've been duped into what amounts to a totally irrelevant, non-development related discussion there by TexasRE for the better part of the past year, and mods are siding with the dupers, not the posters that have b...
by 612transplant
June 23rd, 2014, 9:42 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Hennepin Avenue Reconstruction (Downtown)
Replies: 68
Views: 13354

Re: Hennepin Avenue (Downtown)

There was a gentleman playing banjo in that "park" during Northern Spark. Nobody else was with him there, until a few friends and I stopped to listen. After we stopped, a small crowd began to gather. So, maybe this park will thrive off of groupthink? Or better advertising?
by 612transplant
June 15th, 2014, 11:31 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Green Line LRT
Replies: 1281
Views: 6037

Re: Green Line (Central Corridor LRT)

I was pretty disappointed with the signalling issue, as well, as I thought that was going to be normal, had been under the impression that the line would have some sort of nominative ROW, and had wondered if I had missed something big. I'm glad to hear that this seems to be a last-minute technical g...
by 612transplant
September 21st, 2013, 2:07 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Public Schools
Replies: 47
Views: 5064

Re: Public Schools

^^^Right, thanks for the explanation. It was a big time cost saving maneuver, to say the least. Humboldt and Arlington were always sort of "dumping ground" schools for kids/parents that didn't make a decision, back when the district would still bus you anywhere. We have that same issue in Pittsburgh...
by 612transplant
September 19th, 2013, 8:59 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Public Schools
Replies: 47
Views: 5064

Re: Public Schools

The apartment boom is full of millenials and empty nesters. When focusing on the millenials, the question is will they stay when they have kids? Public schools/ charter/ or special qualifying schools (?) like the International schools are very important. When do you think Minneapolis will put more ...
by 612transplant
July 23rd, 2013, 7:43 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Northstar Commuter Rail
Replies: 760
Views: 92391

Re: Northstar

seanrichardryan wrote:So Brent can get from his cabin in St Cloud to his office in the IDS?
To be fair, is it really any less pointless to go all the way to St. Cloud than it is just going to Big Lake, now?
by 612transplant
July 1st, 2013, 5:14 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: City Place Lofts - (730 Hennepin Avenue)
Replies: 37
Views: 10283

Re: City Place Lofts - (730 Hennepin Avenue)

It's too bad the income limits are so low. It would be better if places like this had a mix of units for 30% AMI, 50%AMI, etc. so that we weren't repeating past mistakes of filling buildings exclusively with poor people. Granted this particular building will bring some balance to the generally high...
by 612transplant
June 7th, 2013, 9:20 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Forum Etiquette
Replies: 219
Views: 17570

Re: Forum Etiquette

David, maybe I should clarify that I don't mean any animosity by that statement, and I'm sure that my opinions would be welcomed, respected, and not repressed. It's just a time thing: posting something long about my opinions on this-or-that takes some energy and effort, and it's not really why I com...
by 612transplant
June 6th, 2013, 6:11 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Forum Etiquette
Replies: 219
Views: 17570

Re: Forum Etiquette

I can take personal responsibility for that. I *don't* post here very often, so it is short-sighted for me to assume that others will "get" my sarcasm in text. That being said, as somebody who reads a lot, but only posts occasionally, the updates on actual projects are very much appreciated, whereas...
by 612transplant
June 6th, 2013, 5:46 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: DTE: Wells Fargo, Radisson Red, Edition Apts & Millwright Building
Replies: 2903
Views: 363382

Re: Star Tribune Blocks

^^^Sorry, don't leave! I should have used a sarcasm smile, although I thought my sarcasm was inferred. Mea culpa. I'm actually about as indifferent on Rybak as you can get. And I also don't see how the comments that initially derailed the thread can be called political. More....philosophical? My mai...
by 612transplant
June 6th, 2013, 3:40 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: DTE: Wells Fargo, Radisson Red, Edition Apts & Millwright Building
Replies: 2903
Views: 363382

Re: Star Tribune Blocks

I see three new pages in this thread and excitedly open it, expecting some updates. Instead, it is a three page debate over the semantics of "yard." You guys are right. Rybak is an abhorrent human being. So glad he's out soon. Now, I think anybody participating in this tete-a-tete has officially for...
by 612transplant
May 31st, 2013, 5:21 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Rice Creek Commons (TCAAP site) - Arden Hills
Replies: 89
Views: 14229

Re: Twin Cities Ammunition Plant (Arden Hills)

I'm all for denser suburban development, and I'm all for any development at this site. I don't know about your 5-10 year forecast....I would think that after the homes are constructed, they would be looking to have them on market for no more than a year. Unless they build in phases (entirely possibl...
by 612transplant
May 31st, 2013, 6:47 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4468
Views: 403077

Re: Southwest Corridor (Green Line Extension)

As an aside, Tom Miller seems awfully concerned with the safety of nearby freight trains.....for a guy willing to STAND within feet of the tracks for a Fox9 interview :mrgreen:
by 612transplant
May 31st, 2013, 6:41 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Rice Creek Commons (TCAAP site) - Arden Hills
Replies: 89
Views: 14229

Re: Twin Cities Ammunition Plant (Arden Hills)

Outcast,

Essentially, yes. The developer can obviously mitigate any other infrastructural strain on their own, but they're not going to build a new elementary school on-site...
by 612transplant
May 30th, 2013, 9:15 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Rice Creek Commons (TCAAP site) - Arden Hills
Replies: 89
Views: 14229

Re: Twin Cities Ammunition Plant (Arden Hills)

Did a little google searching: http://www.twincities.com/localnews/ci_22073844/ramsey-county-buys-former-ammunition-plant-hopes-attracting "Cleanup costs and the national economic slump prompted a local developer, the Ryan Cos., to walk away from a proposed $850 million mixed-use development in 2009...
by 612transplant
May 30th, 2013, 7:09 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bike Share
Replies: 321
Views: 33370

Re: Nice Ride Minnesota

One thing that those maps could indicate is that whereas *some* systems truly are built for tourists and occasional trips, ours is designed more with the daily commuter in mind. Compare us to Toronto, especially. Their system appears to be clustered very densely around the core-- Toronto is a geogra...

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