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by MNdible
February 22nd, 2018, 12:09 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map
Replies: 1482
Views: 212556

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

The distinction seems to be that Class A is brand new, while Class B isn't. You can renovate a Class B space to the point that it's Class A caliber, but the fact that it's not new construction is where they draw the line. The Dayton's building will always be plagued by deep floorplates with poor ac...
by MNdible
February 22nd, 2018, 11:51 am
Forum: Cities Around the World
Topic: New York City
Replies: 128
Views: 11869

Re: New York City

Do we have a list of the largest skyscrapers to be dismantled? This must be up there.

EDIT: There's a list for that.
by MNdible
February 21st, 2018, 12:11 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Dinkytown
Replies: 384
Views: 54193

Re: Dinkytown

That lone house on 13th Avenue is under different ownership. Figure they really need to acquire that property to make this pencil out.
by MNdible
February 21st, 2018, 11:59 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Future cars / Driverless cars
Replies: 423
Views: 33616

Re: Future cars / Driverless cars

You all are seriously overthinking this.
by MNdible
February 20th, 2018, 4:04 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Future cars / Driverless cars
Replies: 423
Views: 33616

Re: Future cars / Driverless cars

You guys saw that this was just running between Hennepin and Lyndale, right? It's not a real service. It's just a little demonstration project.
by MNdible
February 20th, 2018, 2:02 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Gaviidae Common / Downtown YMCA
Replies: 114
Views: 8078

Re: Gaviidae Common / Downtown YMCA

Thrivent is only four blocks from Gaviidae, and the new MPLS office building is even closer. Seems like you'd want to be further away than that. Is there leasable space left in one of the Wells Fargo towers? Or the Ironclad?
by MNdible
February 20th, 2018, 1:56 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Condo Rental Caps: Economics and Equity
Replies: 11
Views: 567

Re: Condo Rental Caps: Economics and Equity

I'll echo what's been noted above -- when we were looking at condos, the ones that didn't allow rentals seemed notably less expensive. It's sort of a "last one in raise the drawbridge" mentality, and it can potentially cause real hardship for existing owners who, for unforseen reasons, need to start...
by MNdible
February 20th, 2018, 11:32 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Future cars / Driverless cars
Replies: 423
Views: 33616

Re: Future cars / Driverless cars

There was a big push back around 1999 or so to put buses in the trench, but the MGC rallied to kill that idea.
by MNdible
February 20th, 2018, 10:32 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: C Line - Penn Avenue North Arterial Rapid Bus
Replies: 124
Views: 12176

Re: C Line - Arterial Rapid Bus & Penn Ave Community Works Project

Given unlimited resources, maybe some of these extensions make sense. But if you refer to this map (and take it with a grain of salt), you'll see that not all areas merit beefed up transit. We've talked about the perils of long routes before -- delays rippling through the system, more complicated ro...
by MNdible
February 19th, 2018, 10:59 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Arby’s Island
Replies: 83
Views: 6055

Re: Arby’s Island

Because Jane Jacobs.
by MNdible
February 19th, 2018, 10:01 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Nicollet-Central Streetcar
Replies: 802
Views: 68888

Re: Nicollet-Central Streetcar

They could issue bonds tomorrow. There's pretty easy math for how much you can bond, given a set source of funding. And of course, the funding should increase with property value inflation.

I think it's the uncertainty of the federal funding sources that's holding things back now.
by MNdible
February 16th, 2018, 3:32 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: MSP Airport
Replies: 1167
Views: 134904

Re: MSP Airport

These figures (from the MSP wikipedia page) demonstrate how radically the aircraft types have shifted over the last 15 years. Compare 2005 (just before Northewest filed for bankruptcy) with the 2017 numbers. Roughly the same number of passengers with 25% fewer aircraft. Passengers Aircraft Movements...
by MNdible
February 14th, 2018, 12:14 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Stadium Village
Replies: 117
Views: 20206

Re: Stadium Village

Man, that building just gets better with age.
by MNdible
February 14th, 2018, 10:59 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Woman's Club of Minneapolis Parking Lot (344-410 Oak Grove)
Replies: 19
Views: 1617

Re: Woman's Club of Minneapolis Parking Lot (344-410 Oak Grove)

I've thought about this before, but a long staircase in perpetual shadow in a winter climate probably falls into the category of attractive nuisance.
by MNdible
February 11th, 2018, 2:55 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: 2024 Olympic Bid?
Replies: 118
Views: 9747

Re: 2024 Olympic Bid?

Doesn't Denver seem like a much better option than MSP?
by MNdible
February 9th, 2018, 4:09 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: St. Louis Park - General Topics
Replies: 404
Views: 40500

Re: St. Louis Park - General Topics

Are they severing the rail spur as part of the SWLRT project?
by MNdible
February 9th, 2018, 11:47 am
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: US Congress and MN House Elections 2018
Replies: 13
Views: 709

Re: US Congress and MN House Elections 2018

fehler wrote:
February 9th, 2018, 10:17 am
Rukavina Time!
Oh man, I miss me some Tommy Rukavina.

I think Tony Sertich could be a good candidate. Larson runs strong in Duluth, probably terribly in the rest of the district.

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