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by MNdible
November 21st, 2019, 4:53 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown (and LynLake) Development & General Topics
Replies: 1062
Views: 143854

Re: Uptown (and LynLake) Development & General Topics

I can't agree with you that losing the 3513 building is any kind of a good tradeoff just because you develop the parking lot. That parking is accessed off of the alley, doesn't have a Hennepin Avenue curbcut, and is screened by landscaping along the sidewalk. Not my land, so I can't tell them what t...
by MNdible
November 19th, 2019, 10:50 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: MSP Airport
Replies: 1252
Views: 161788

Re: MSP Airport

The A and B concourses were originally developed back when Northwest was flying a lot of Saab 340 's to small markets across the upper midwest. These planes couldn't utilize the jetbridges at the other gates designed for bigger planes, and it wouldn't make sense to take up a full sized gate for thes...
by MNdible
November 19th, 2019, 9:52 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: MSP Airport
Replies: 1252
Views: 161788

Re: MSP Airport

The long term plan is to extend that skyway all of the way across to a future extended G Concourse.
by MNdible
November 18th, 2019, 2:40 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Northeast and Southeast Minneapolis - General Topics
Replies: 799
Views: 68690

Re: Northeast and Southeast Minneapolis - General Topics

Not to be that guy, but I'm definitely that guy: this is neither Northeast nor Southeast.
by MNdible
November 9th, 2019, 9:34 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Parkway 25 (Vescio's/ValuStay site) - St. Louis Park
Replies: 43
Views: 4581

Re: Parkway 25 (Vescio's/ValuStay site) - St. Louis Park

Would be interesting to know if the county will allow at-grade crossings of the railroad tracks, since as I understand it they're now the owner.
by MNdible
November 8th, 2019, 2:31 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Minneapolis Skyway System
Replies: 517
Views: 64296

Re: Minneapolis Skyway System

Approval docs, for those interested.

Looks unremarkable, and mostly unoffensive.
by MNdible
November 6th, 2019, 9:56 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)
Replies: 2325
Views: 235013

Re: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)

Is it really traffic congestion on this stretch of Nicollet that's the issue? In my experience, this bus is slow because it makes lots of stops and has lots of passengers getting on and off.
by MNdible
November 4th, 2019, 5:45 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: East 38th Street & 38th St Station Development
Replies: 238
Views: 42123

Re: East 38th Street & 38th St Station Development

There may be some credence to Nick's suggestion that the immediately adjacent power lines could be limiting the height. As the image shows, the existing neighbor to the south is a short five stories.
by MNdible
November 1st, 2019, 1:12 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: B Line Lake St Rapid Bus, Midtown Rail Transit
Replies: 570
Views: 51864

Re: B Line Lake St Rapid Bus, Midtown Rail Transit

Also, heavy maintenance could still happen at the Hiawatha yard. You can get there from here, especially after hours for infrequent heavy maintenance.
by MNdible
October 31st, 2019, 10:07 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: B Line Lake St Rapid Bus, Midtown Rail Transit
Replies: 570
Views: 51864

Re: Calhoun Towers - 3430 List Place (295' - 24 stories)

And the interlining could presumably still happen to the west of the West Lake station -- it doesn't hurt anything to have split platforms at this location.
by MNdible
October 30th, 2019, 11:32 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Minneapolis Skyway System
Replies: 517
Views: 64296

Re: Minneapolis Skyway System

Yeah, because the parking garage has comparatively short floors, it doesn't line up well with the other buildings. You can see from the existing connection that the Skyway will likely use the third floor of the garage.
by MNdible
October 30th, 2019, 11:27 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: B Line Lake St Rapid Bus, Midtown Rail Transit
Replies: 570
Views: 51864

Re: Calhoun Towers - 3430 List Place (295' - 24 stories)

The track and platform layout shown in these plans seems consistent with the layout shown in the Midtown Transitway Study.

See especially the first page of Appendix D.
by MNdible
October 30th, 2019, 11:15 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Calhoun Towers - 3430 List Place (295' - 24 stories)
Replies: 80
Views: 12786

Re: Calhoun Towers - 3430 List Place (295' - 24 stories)

What if there could be some sort of vertical circulation access/easement in Building D from the Lake Street overpass down to the platform level? The station design already includes vertical circulation from Lake Street down to the platform level, so this would have a very limited benefit for pretty...
by MNdible
October 29th, 2019, 9:16 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Richfield - General Topics - 66th Street
Replies: 213
Views: 24899

Re: Richfield - General Topics - 66th Street

That's a great photo. Sorry for straying north of the border, but does anybody know if Wagner's pre-dated the street grid in this area? I always had assumed that they'd expanded across Queen from an initial Penn Avenue frontage, but his image makes it look so randomly plopped down there. EDIT: It ap...
by MNdible
October 29th, 2019, 8:46 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Richfield - General Topics - 66th Street
Replies: 213
Views: 24899

Re: Richfield - General Topics - 66th Street

What's the story with the stub of 62nd Street just north of this site? Doesn't appear to serve anything.
by MNdible
October 25th, 2019, 1:52 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: B Line Lake St Rapid Bus, Midtown Rail Transit
Replies: 570
Views: 51864

Re: B Line Lake St Rapid Bus, Midtown Rail Transit

tmart wrote:
October 25th, 2019, 1:25 pm
I imagine B Line buses will just pass the 21 buses at stops, so bunching shouldn't be that big of a problem.
I don't think that's going to be nearly as simple as you make it sound, especially since most bus stops will probably be reconfigured so they're stopping in a traffic lane.
by MNdible
October 25th, 2019, 1:10 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: B Line Lake St Rapid Bus, Midtown Rail Transit
Replies: 570
Views: 51864

Re: B Line Lake St Rapid Bus, Midtown Rail Transit

I feel like the mismatch in ridership is going to be a long term problem for the line. The core of the old 21, from Hiawatha west, has very heavy ridership, and it drops off a ton after that point. Their solution, to maintain the legacy 21 on the core route, means that the aBRT buses will just end u...
by MNdible
October 24th, 2019, 8:51 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Parkway 25 (Vescio's/ValuStay site) - St. Louis Park
Replies: 43
Views: 4581

Re: Parkway 25 (Vescio's/ValuStay site) - St. Louis Park

The "come on" was directed at the railroads for being difficult, not you!
by MNdible
October 23rd, 2019, 2:10 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Parkway 25 (Vescio's/ValuStay site) - St. Louis Park
Replies: 43
Views: 4581

Re: Parkway 25 (Vescio's/ValuStay site) - St. Louis Park

Do not underestimate how long the ramps need to be in order to clear the railroad tracks on a bridge.

Or you could save a couple of million dollars and just have the bike/ped path cross at grade. I know the railroad would fight this, but come on.

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