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by MNdible
June 18th, 2019, 9:59 am
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
Replies: 516
Views: 55986

Re: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

amiller92 wrote:
June 18th, 2019, 9:47 am
Yeah, apparently I'm not yet sufficiently anti-car.
[sound of my head exploding]

[winking emoji]
by MNdible
June 13th, 2019, 2:24 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map
Replies: 1659
Views: 264579

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Even if the main sections of the viaduct were torn down through the North Loop, I'm thinking that there would still need to be some sort of a viaduct between 5th Ave N and 2nd Ave N. See the 5th Street Viaduct for reasons why.

Edit, what he said.
by MNdible
June 12th, 2019, 2:00 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map
Replies: 1659
Views: 264579

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Speaking of that rendering, does anybody have any idea what the deal is with Target Field's player/VIP parking area southwest of the ballpark (to the right of that image)? My recollection was that the team had rights (and maybe on obligation) to develop that land. Does that ring a bell with anybody?
by MNdible
June 12th, 2019, 9:49 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Foundry Mixed-Use Development - 115-125 1st St N, 128 2nd St N, 128 1st Av N
Replies: 86
Views: 13562

Re: Foundry Mixed-Use Development - 115-125 1st St N, 128 2nd St N, 128 1st Av N

You're right about the proximity of the C Ramp -- I have to admit that's a blind spot on my part, but perhaps telling in that in all of the times I've visited this area, it's never once occurred to me that I would park there. But it feels very far removed from the core of the area bounded by Washing...
by MNdible
June 11th, 2019, 3:44 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Foundry Mixed-Use Development - 115-125 1st St N, 128 2nd St N, 128 1st Av N
Replies: 86
Views: 13562

Re: Foundry Mixed-Use Development - 115-125 1st St N, 128 2nd St N, 128 1st Av N

Yes, the meter rates could probably stand to be increased, but the facts on the ground are pretty clear that there are, in fact, not enough parking spots in the immediate area to support the burgeoning regional retail, dining, and entertainment hotspot that the area is becoming.
by MNdible
June 10th, 2019, 9:58 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Foundry Mixed-Use Development - 115-125 1st St N, 128 2nd St N, 128 1st Av N
Replies: 86
Views: 13562

Re: Foundry Mixed-Use Development - 115-125 1st St N, 128 2nd St N, 128 1st Av N

It would be great if someone would come up with an appropriate way to dress the two exposed ends of the parking ramp. Tearing it down completely and building buildings at both ends would do the trick. There's currently a waiting list to get contract parking in that ramp, so probably not going to te...
by MNdible
June 10th, 2019, 8:51 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Star Tribune
Replies: 214
Views: 15295

Re: Star Tribune

Absolutely. Subscribe if you can!
by MNdible
June 7th, 2019, 2:32 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Eleven (Ryan Condo Tower) - 1111 West River Parkway - 48 stories / 550'
Replies: 206
Views: 30592

Re: Eleven (Ryan Condo Tower) - 1111 West River Parkway - 48 stories / 550'

I think we may have discussed this in the Gateway thread, but wasn't the theory that the number of available parking spaces was perhaps driving the number of condos? The footprint of the underground parking and the depth of bedrock puts a hard cap on the number of parking spaces available. They had ...
by MNdible
June 7th, 2019, 2:27 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
Replies: 516
Views: 55986

Re: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

The fact that people on both sides of the discussion are up in arms is probably an indication that they've found a reasonable compromise.
by MNdible
June 6th, 2019, 9:43 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Prospect Park - General Topics
Replies: 176
Views: 29892

Re: Prospect Park - General Topics

I know that the railroad is loathe to give up any right of way, but it certainly appears that the spur in question would be of no ongoing value to them.
by MNdible
June 6th, 2019, 9:36 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Southdale Area Development - Edina
Replies: 704
Views: 85783

Re: Southdale Area Development - Edina

If there's one thing we should have learned by now, it's that developers and retailers will seize upon any whisp of an excuse to justify a change they were going to make anyway. I have been critical of the mall’s owner being so cautiously slow and small at reinventing for so long. Rosedale’s change ...
by MNdible
June 6th, 2019, 9:32 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Plymouth – General Topics
Replies: 12
Views: 1253

Re: Plymouth – General Topics

The new proposal calls for a pair of affordable housing projects — a five-story, 210-unit senior housing building and a pair of four-story general-occupancy apartmentbuildings with a total of 220 units. In addition to the 430 units of housing, the project would also include a three-level, 229-stall...
by MNdible
June 3rd, 2019, 8:51 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: The Expo - 215 2nd St SE (285' - 26 Stories)
Replies: 111
Views: 19048

Re: The Expo - 215 2nd St SE (285' - 26 Stories)

alexschief wrote:
June 3rd, 2019, 7:32 am
Let's be honest, Doran is using the HPC as cover here. If they wanted to build towers instead of Dallas donuts, they'd do it.
Ding. Ding. Ding.
by MNdible
May 31st, 2019, 9:22 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Prospect Park - General Topics
Replies: 176
Views: 29892

Re: Prospect Park - General Topics

It's a little tough to figure out what's proposed to happen with the property boundaries here -- the way they're subdividing, I wonder if Wall is going to be selling the remainders of their property here to Surly? Also, it appears that BNSF still controls a little landlocked sliver.
by MNdible
May 29th, 2019, 1:51 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Southdale Area Development - Edina
Replies: 704
Views: 85783

Re: Southdale Area Development - Edina

The other rendering in the packet on page 12 has a sign that says "Markets" with another sign above it that appears to be redacted. Does anybody recognize that signmark?
by MNdible
May 28th, 2019, 8:55 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Tunnels!
Replies: 99
Views: 10170

Re: Tunnels!

The big idea about the Hyperloop is that it travels in an almost-vacuum at very high speeds across very long distances. It may well be just a pipe-dream, but aside from the fact that they both travel in tubes, it's a fundamentally different idea than the inta-city tunnels that this represents.
by MNdible
May 28th, 2019, 8:42 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Tunnels!
Replies: 99
Views: 10170

Re: Tunnels!

I know you're just repeating the headline, but the Boring Company is not the same as the Hyperloop.
by MNdible
May 21st, 2019, 3:14 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: D Line - Chicago-Fremont/Emerson Rapid Bus
Replies: 159
Views: 14308

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

How surprising that everybody here sees this as a non-issue. I'm sure everybody else will agree. Just a couple rando-thoughts: 1. Of the elements of the aBRT system that improve bus speed, the bumpouts are down the list, and their benefits could mostly be achieved by signal timing and far-side stops...
by MNdible
May 21st, 2019, 1:20 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: D Line - Chicago-Fremont/Emerson Rapid Bus
Replies: 159
Views: 14308

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

You're right. Still, you could design the street section in such a way that this wasn't the case. And I suspect that it's a detail that even those who've been paying attention may not have fully understood, and one that might make a lot of people (present company of course excluded) upset when they ...

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