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by Nathaniel
August 27th, 2014, 10:36 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Stadium LRT Station, Ped Bridge & Plaza (MSFA block)
Replies: 466
Views: 54224

Re: Downtown East / Vikings Stadium LRT Station

Here's a crazy thought: What if we just accepted gridlock? I have a feeling that, in doing so, people would just opt to go another way. Whether that be a walk through a future park, or around north and back over, etc. I mean, it's 10 days a year. It seems excessive to build this at about $20k a game...
by Nathaniel
August 27th, 2014, 4:36 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Stadium LRT Station, Ped Bridge & Plaza (MSFA block)
Replies: 466
Views: 54224

Re: Minnesota Multi Purpose Stadium

topher hoefer wrote:http://www.startribune.com/blogs/272734301.html

Here comes the pedestrian bridge!
Anyone know where this came from? Like, who's idea was it? It's not in any planning document. Sort of jumped from out of the blue. Thoughts on the bridge?
by Nathaniel
June 1st, 2014, 11:14 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: CNU 22 in Buffalo, NY
Replies: 2
Views: 762

Re: CNU 22 in Buffalo, NY

Kellonathan - I know there are a few streets.mn'ers and a handful of locals going. We'd love to have you at CNU22 NextGen events. Check out www.cnunextgen.org for updates. Our schedule is posted here: http://cnunextgen.wordpress.com/2014/06/02/nextgenschedule/ Thanks. Look forward to seeing you there.
by Nathaniel
January 20th, 2014, 6:23 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: New Senate office building (St. Paul Capitol Hill)
Replies: 66
Views: 11950

Re: New Senate office building (St. Paul Capitol Hill)

In a bit of good news, I've spoken to a few decision-makers on this project. The Board has read the article, and private conversation on the topic has been encouraging, and I may present in front of them during their February meeting. Anyway, myopic.
by Nathaniel
January 14th, 2014, 1:27 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: OXBO - 7 Corners Hardware Redevelopment
Replies: 74
Views: 13843

Re: 7 Corners Hardware

It's a real bummer to see this go under.

A lot of local businesses use that place. However, the interior setup and business model needs a lot of work. It was clear they hadn't invested in the business in a long time.
by Nathaniel
January 14th, 2014, 1:25 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: New Senate office building (St. Paul Capitol Hill)
Replies: 66
Views: 11950

Re: New Senate office building (St. Paul Capitol Hill)

MNdible wrote:Streets.mn would benefit if they could turn down the righteous indignation dial just a little bit.
It'd be easier to do if we weren't right so often, and then just thoroughly ignored. ;)
by Nathaniel
January 13th, 2014, 6:05 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: New Senate office building (St. Paul Capitol Hill)
Replies: 66
Views: 11950

Re: New Senate office building (St. Paul Capitol Hill)

I just wrote a piece on Streets.MN about this Building Proposal: https://streets.mn/2014/01/13/demand-better-urbanism-today-stop-the-new-senate-office-building/ I mentioned this before, and I wanted to say it again. I don't mean to have this be some type of self-promotion, but wanted to share the co...
by Nathaniel
January 11th, 2014, 10:50 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Dorothy Day Center
Replies: 15
Views: 3073

Re: Dorothy Day Center

Old Topic here, but I'll bring it back (with a little self-promotion - sorry): https://streets.mn/2014/01/06/should ... -relocate/
by Nathaniel
November 18th, 2013, 12:39 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: "Best Of 2013" - Development & Reuse
Replies: 1
Views: 387

"Best Of 2013" - Development & Reuse

Over at Streets.MN, we're doing a 2013 "Best of" and I wanted to share two categories that we'd really love your (UrbanMSP Community) feedback on. 2013 Best New Building or Development: http://www.streets.mn/2013/11/15/call-for-nominations-category-10-best-new-building-or-development/ Best Adaptive ...
by Nathaniel
August 30th, 2013, 6:02 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Grand & Finn Apartments - (2124 Grand Avenue)
Replies: 45
Views: 9697

Re: Grand & Finn Apartments - (2124 Grand Avenue)

Yes, it should have been built. Yes, it's an ugly building. My thoughts are that the neighbors should have fought for quality, not lack of density. Architectually, I'm cool with allowing a large variety of options. However, a cheap building is a cheap building, and this is a cheap building. I can't ...
by Nathaniel
July 9th, 2013, 8:39 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: New Senate office building (St. Paul Capitol Hill)
Replies: 66
Views: 11950

Re: New Senate office building (St. Paul Capitol Hill)

Good catch, Fishmanpet. One of the great tragedies of human existence is the inability of the vast majority of bureaucrats to understand irony. A regulation created by the department of administration specifically exempts the department of administration. Makes you want to join the tea party or som...
by Nathaniel
April 16th, 2013, 11:18 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nicollet Mall
Replies: 1365
Views: 152722

Re: Nicollet Mall

It’s silly to pit the reopening of Nicollet against the revamping of Nicollet Mall. They both need to happen, and one likely qualifies for state bonding because it has region-wide significance. In a world of limited resources, I think we need to target projects that will give us the highest return ...
by Nathaniel
April 16th, 2013, 7:41 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nicollet Mall
Replies: 1365
Views: 152722

Re: Nicollet Mall

Reconsidering the Nicollet Mall Redesign ... http://www.streets.mn/2013/04/16/reconsidering-the-nicollet-mall-redesign/ There is a $20 million sum of state money that may be dedicated to redesign Nicollet Mall. While $20 million could bring some impressive changes to the pedestrian mall, these funds...
by Nathaniel
April 6th, 2013, 10:50 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Strong Towns
Replies: 20
Views: 1751

Re: Strong Towns On Tap - April 9, 2013

Thanks for posting this Matt ... We'd love to have a great turnout at Huge Theater on April 9th for the "on Tap" event. If at all possible, if you are attending, could you RSVP on Facebook? https://www.facebook.com/events/426979957395863/ I understand anyone's hesitation on this, but the reason is t...
by Nathaniel
November 29th, 2012, 12:25 pm
Forum: Greater Minnesota
Topic: Elk Run Biobusiness Park (Pine Island)
Replies: 36
Views: 10035

Re: Elk Run Biobusiness Park (Pine Island)

Wow, this one interchange is over $11,000 per resident of Pine Island. It's a great example of how we view road construction as the best source of economic development. In my mind, a better, more productive idea would have been to give some of the money (possibly in grant / low-interest loan form) ...
by Nathaniel
November 29th, 2012, 10:43 am
Forum: Greater Minnesota
Topic: Elk Run Biobusiness Park (Pine Island)
Replies: 36
Views: 10035

Re: Elk Run Biobusiness Park (Pine Island)

This is a proposed development in Pine Island, Minnesota, a town of around 3,000 people. Pine Island is a nice small town, but one with some overly ambitious plans. It’s looking to bring a 2,325 acre development to the edge of town that includes a 200 acre “bio-business park” (thanks to “aggressive ...
by Nathaniel
November 29th, 2012, 10:37 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Schmidt Brewery Apartment Conversion
Replies: 40
Views: 12313

Re: Schmidt Brewery Apartment Conversion

Is it me, or is finding information on St. Paul development nearly impossible and unnecessarily difficult?
by Nathaniel
November 29th, 2012, 10:36 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Hamm's Brewery - (713 Minnehaha Avenue)
Replies: 10
Views: 2515

Re: Hamm's Brewery

Flat Earth will be moving into a space in the Hamm's Brewery. I'm not sure of specifics, but I've heard that construction of a space is underway.
by Nathaniel
November 29th, 2012, 10:34 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Commons at Penn
Replies: 17
Views: 4016

Re: Commons at Penn

It would be nice if they built it so that the "community and programming space" were convertible to retail ... 100% agree. I'd advocate to pursue some type of local zoning language that not only encourages but practically requires certain types of spaces to be convertible . While I would be happy t...
by Nathaniel
November 29th, 2012, 10:24 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: The Marshall - (515 14th Avenue Southeast)
Replies: 238
Views: 43172

Re: UTEC Student Housing - (1313 Fifth Street Southeast)

I personally can't think of any new developments that do a good job of incorporating "Ma and Pop" type of establishments and businesses. But I too would like to see that done well. New space is expensive to develop. Developers need to cover costs, so they do what is rational - they find the tenant ...

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