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by MNdible
March 21st, 2019, 1:56 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Southside - General Topics
Replies: 913
Views: 116550

Re: Southside - General Topics

Interesting that they put the parking above the grocery store, not below it. Must be because of the high water table in this area?
by MNdible
March 21st, 2019, 10:24 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Elliot Park
Replies: 47
Views: 8961

Re: Elliot Park

Yeah, but. This always seemed like a real stretch for a retail location. Are empty storefronts better for the neighborhood than full apartments?
by MNdible
March 20th, 2019, 3:59 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: St. Louis Park - General Topics
Replies: 468
Views: 49481

Re: St. Louis Park - General Topics

Yeah, that bridge is terrible. For how much that thing is going to cost to build and maintain, and how unpleasant it's going to be to use, you could just pay off the railroad to allow an at-grade crossing.

I know it's not that simple, but it really should be.
by MNdible
March 20th, 2019, 12:28 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News and Current Happenings
Replies: 2230
Views: 208670

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

I think the issue was that while NexTrip was using GPS data to tell you that your bus was going to be late, it wasn't using predictive technology to tell you how much later it was going to get based on known conditions. In other words, even though the system knew that the bus before yours took 10 mi...
by MNdible
March 20th, 2019, 10:39 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Elliot Park
Replies: 47
Views: 8961

Re: Elliot Park

The First Covenant project (actually called East Town Apartments) is before the Planning Commission to make some tweaks to the project . ...the applicant is proposing to change the commercial space to additional apartments. The number of affordable residential units would increase from 159 units to ...
by MNdible
March 20th, 2019, 10:07 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: City Club Apartments - 1000 Marquette Ave (Handicraft Building)
Replies: 352
Views: 42578

Re: City Club Apartments - 1000 Marquette Ave (Handicraft Building)

If we're talking about expensive, space consuming appliances that could be shared and promote social interaction, the washer and dryer are a way more likely candidate. But whatevs.
by MNdible
March 20th, 2019, 9:50 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Southeast Como Neighborhood
Replies: 21
Views: 2765

Re: Southeast Como Neighborhood

Classic use of the split face concrete block. This building is right out of the late 90's.
by MNdible
March 19th, 2019, 3:08 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Vision Loss Resources Redevelopment - Lyndale & Franklin
Replies: 9
Views: 374

Re: Southside - General Topics

I don't have access to the article, but my guess from what's visible is that this is just a "here's what you might be able to do" visual that's part of the RFP documentation, and doesn't actually represent a real proposal that a real developer has made.
by MNdible
March 19th, 2019, 3:02 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: City Club Apartments - 1000 Marquette Ave (Handicraft Building)
Replies: 352
Views: 42578

Re: City Club Apartments - 1000 Marquette Ave (Handicraft Building)

amiller92 wrote:
March 19th, 2019, 2:55 pm
Don't all the floor plans show Murphy beds?
They do not.

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by MNdible
March 19th, 2019, 3:01 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: City Club Apartments - 1000 Marquette Ave (Handicraft Building)
Replies: 352
Views: 42578

Re: City Club Apartments - 1000 Marquette Ave (Handicraft Building)

It feels like the trend is like the olden pubs of yore, towards smaller homes (apartments, condos, whatever) where people no longer entertain guests, but instead meet friends at a local pub. Entertaining at home was something only the aristocracy did. Yeah, there's definitely some truth to that. Un...
by MNdible
March 19th, 2019, 1:59 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: City Club Apartments - 1000 Marquette Ave (Handicraft Building)
Replies: 352
Views: 42578

Re: City Club Apartments - 1000 Marquette Ave (Handicraft Building)

I've been in some of these studio units, and the thing that would drive me crazy is this: No sane person is going to sleep on a pull-out mattress for more than a couple of nights, so you're going to have a bed, not a couch, in the middle of your apartment. Which is maybe fine, but if you have guests...
by MNdible
March 15th, 2019, 2:18 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: TMBR - 100 3rd Ave N
Replies: 43
Views: 2913

Re: TMBR - 100 3rd Ave N

The only thing that's going to move the dial on transportation (given that our land use patterns are so fully baked) is electrification. And electric cars need parking spaces just like ICE cars. We're arguing about whether the next 5,000 people who move into downtown will drive their cars a little b...
by MNdible
March 15th, 2019, 8:59 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: TMBR - 100 3rd Ave N
Replies: 43
Views: 2913

Re: TMBR - 100 3rd Ave N

If obsessing over the number of parking spots in downtown apartment buildings is part of the solution to global warming, it is the tiniest part of the solution imaginable.
by MNdible
March 14th, 2019, 11:23 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Stadium Parking Ramp Development Site
Replies: 1048
Views: 120192

Re: Stadium Parking Ramp Development Site

I've spent some time searching, and can't find the actual plans for the Fleet Farm ramp. I know that they (after being forced to by the City) had dedicated some parking areas to be convertible to future commercial space. My recollection is that there were some additional areas where, should there su...
by MNdible
March 14th, 2019, 10:12 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Stadium Parking Ramp Development Site
Replies: 1048
Views: 120192

Re: Stadium Parking Ramp Development Site

My understanding is that only the southernmost bay of the ramp was structured to carry vertical expansion.
by MNdible
March 13th, 2019, 10:35 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Northern Lights Express
Replies: 355
Views: 41763

Re: Northern Lights Express

Meh. It's not ideal, but it wouldn't be the end of the world to have the train do a three point turn at the wye before continuing on to SPUD. There are lots of terminal stations that require such a movement.
by MNdible
March 12th, 2019, 2:18 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: TMBR - 100 3rd Ave N
Replies: 43
Views: 2913

Re: TMBR - 100 3rd Ave N

Just so I'm clear, when people in neighborhoods complain about apartments generating traffic, we call them NIMBY's and note that residential properties generate very very little traffic. But apartments downtown are a different animal, somehow.
by MNdible
March 12th, 2019, 1:38 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: TMBR - 100 3rd Ave N
Replies: 43
Views: 2913

Re: TMBR - 100 3rd Ave N

This project is lovely. Lots to like here. ...before it's too late. This seems more than a little bit melodramatic. Aside from being an affront to your vision, what exactly is the impending doom that having below grade parking stalls as a part of this project causes? The Fed ramps is obviously an en...

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