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by MNdible
July 23rd, 2018, 9:50 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: East End / Thresher Square / Trader Joes - 713 Washington Ave S
Replies: 372
Views: 60862

Re: East End / Thresher Square / Trader Joes - 713 Washington Ave S

Trader Joe's is a great store to walk to, because by its nature it's not a place where people are loading up with tons of staples and bulky things. That said, this weekend's weather could not have been nicer. The mix in January might look a little different.
by MNdible
July 20th, 2018, 2:16 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Saint Paul - General Topics
Replies: 428
Views: 78073

Re: Saint Paul - General Topics

I guess we'd have to assume that Fairview is going to be the buyer, right?

Off topic, it's astonishing what a cobbled together mess that Riverside campus is.
by MNdible
July 20th, 2018, 12:57 pm
Forum: Cities Around the World
Topic: Los Angeles
Replies: 51
Views: 6716

Re: Los Angeles

Only news to me (ref'd from the article that ranked the neighborhood around Target Field as seventh best in MLB ): Los Angeles received an unsolicited proposal to build a gondola from Union Station to Dodgers Stadium. Of particular note: Although municipalities traditionally devise their own project...
by MNdible
July 20th, 2018, 9:39 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bicyclist Demographics (and popular image)
Replies: 6
Views: 701

Re: Bicyclist Demographics (and popular image)

Not that this invalidates the larger point made above, but it's worth remembering that there is a very strong correlation between age and income. For example, the area around the University of Minnesota shows up as being a very high poverty area, but we don't typically think about single college stu...
by MNdible
July 18th, 2018, 1:10 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News and Current Happenings
Replies: 2034
Views: 181704

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

It's almost as if the current administration has no respect for the rule of law, historical precedence, or basic human decency.
by MNdible
July 13th, 2018, 8:58 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Art and Architecture Building Redevelopment - 3338 University Ave SE - 14 Stories / ~155'
Replies: 80
Views: 8658

Re: Art and Architecture Building Redevelopment - 3338 University Ave SE - 14 Stories / ~155'

Again, not taking an opinion on this, but I think the issue is more the view to the tower, not from it. Right now, the tower is visible from almost all vantage points, and visually stands alone. It's definitely a landmark, and very much part of the identity of this part of town. Whether you give a c...
by MNdible
July 12th, 2018, 12:33 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Art and Architecture Building Redevelopment - 3338 University Ave SE - 14 Stories / ~155'
Replies: 80
Views: 8658

Re: Art and Architecture Building Redevelopment - 3338 University Ave SE - 14 Stories / ~155'

Ugh, the view argument. You cannot expect to preserve any view unless you own it. Without speaking to this specific project or this specific view, it's very different to suggest that there are important view corridors that should be maintained for the public benefit than it is for a specific homeow...
by MNdible
July 12th, 2018, 9:34 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Iron Store - 528 Washington Ave N
Replies: 14
Views: 1906

Re: Iron Store - 528 Washington Ave N

I'm not sure how the ADA would treat this. I suspect even if it's an existing building, if it's new retail they would require elevator access.
by MNdible
July 12th, 2018, 9:06 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Iron Store - 528 Washington Ave N
Replies: 14
Views: 1906

Re: Iron Store - 528 Washington Ave N

No retail proposed in any of these buildings? That seems like a massive miscalculation.

I understand the split-level nature of the two bigger buildings is problematic, but other buildings have handled it. And the two-story brick building seems like it would be perfect for retail.
by MNdible
July 12th, 2018, 9:01 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: University of Minnesota - General Topics & Development Map
Replies: 536
Views: 68631

Re: University of Minnesota - General Topics & Development Map

Silophant wrote:
July 11th, 2018, 7:14 pm
You mean where the bike path from the bridge dead-ends into a flight of stairs? Nope!
That's the one.
by MNdible
July 12th, 2018, 8:55 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Oaks Union Depot - 244 4th Street E
Replies: 18
Views: 3078

Re: Oaks Union Depot - 244 4th Street E

My understanding is that the code allows a mezzanine level to be added to the 6th floor. In order for it to be considered a mezzanine, though, it must be directly connected to the 6th floor (so no stand-alone 7th floor unites) and the floor area of the mezzanine must be less than X% of the main floo...
by MNdible
July 11th, 2018, 3:18 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: University of Minnesota - General Topics & Development Map
Replies: 536
Views: 68631

Re: University of Minnesota - General Topics & Development Map

Speaking of this area (which I have to admit I haven't been through in a while), has the University finally gotten around to fixing the egregious gap in the bike lanes that they created when they expanded the law school 20 years ago?
by MNdible
July 10th, 2018, 1:50 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Twin Cities' National and Global Image
Replies: 904
Views: 73898

Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

It's also a little bit of a meaningless statistic. It doesn't take into account, for example, the fact that although Wells Fargo is HQ'ed in San Francisco, they have massive operations in Minneapolis. And, probably Charlotte too, based on the Wachovia takeover.
by MNdible
July 10th, 2018, 11:31 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 800 Washington Ave S (Guthrie Ramp liner development: Reloaded)
Replies: 21
Views: 1874

Re: 800 Washington Ave S (Guthrie Ramp liner development: Reloaded)

Do any of the proposals take advantage of the option to split the parcel that the city included?
by MNdible
July 10th, 2018, 11:03 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: D Line - Chicago-Fremont/Emerson Rapid Bus
Replies: 114
Views: 9033

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

Tmart, please don't take away this well worn chestnut. It's a forum favorite!
by MNdible
July 10th, 2018, 9:39 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bike Share
Replies: 213
Views: 22770

Re: Bike Share

And I was recently in Seattle, and found that they were littering sidewalks like people fear. So, [shrugs].
by MNdible
July 9th, 2018, 1:25 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Twin Cities Underground Rail
Replies: 81
Views: 7923

Re: Twin Cities Underground Rail

At this point, I'd argue that a north-south bus tunnel would be far more useful than a rail tunnel.
by MNdible
July 6th, 2018, 1:31 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: D Line - Chicago-Fremont/Emerson Rapid Bus
Replies: 114
Views: 9033

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

I guess my point is that it's not ridiculous to think that we could have some strategic sections of transit corridors with grade separation. In fact, it's something we should be pushing for. But to argue that, for example, the entire D Line should be a subway is... not a justifiable argument. Even i...
by MNdible
July 6th, 2018, 11:09 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: D Line - Chicago-Fremont/Emerson Rapid Bus
Replies: 114
Views: 9033

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

VacantLuxuries wrote:
July 6th, 2018, 10:47 am
It would serve a desperate need for a high capacity north-south route through dense, transit dependent communities...
So dense.

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