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by Suburban Outcast
March 26th, 2017, 3:26 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Tim Hortons
Replies: 20
Views: 1994

Re: Tim Hortons

The Maplewood location that is under construction right now has blank walls facing Rice St and County Rd B , which is a shame. It's right across from the Highway 36 and Rice St park-and-ride, so it would have been nice to see the storefront face Rice more. The Dunkin Donuts just a mile north along R...
by Suburban Outcast
February 26th, 2016, 5:23 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Northern Lights Express
Replies: 355
Views: 41914

Re: Northern Lights Express

phop wrote:Bonus if the proposed schedule holds up: The Cambridge-Target Field train time is ~7 minutes faster than the drive time without traffic.
I bet that is probably due to 65 being an expressway with multiple stoplights with only a few limited-access interchanges.
by Suburban Outcast
February 13th, 2016, 2:47 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: White Bear Lake-to-Minneapolis Transit Corridor
Replies: 31
Views: 5207

Re: White Bear Corridor

Also, given that 35E's MnPASS lanes are already being extended to County Rd J (NB) and Highway 96 (SB), most people in this area might be more inclined to still drive to downtown Saint Paul from the northern suburbs (I use 35E on my commute and its usually only 10 minutes to downtown even with traff...
by Suburban Outcast
September 5th, 2015, 1:49 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Google Maps
Replies: 201
Views: 26728

Re: Google Maps

Looks like Google has updated some of the streets and roads around the cities to July 2015 photos

View of Downtown Minneapolis from 35W over the river
Latitude 45 from Washington Ave
by Suburban Outcast
April 19th, 2015, 10:06 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Video Games
Replies: 155
Views: 14264

Re: Video Games

I like the mods, but I still prefer SimCity 4 a bit more than Cities: Skylines to be honest. SC4 looks more realistic to me, as something about the 3D graphics of the 2013 SimCity and C:S just seem odd to me for some reason. Plus the various demands for stuff like crematoriums gets annoying. I still...
by Suburban Outcast
April 19th, 2015, 2:11 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: The Finn - 735 Cleveland Ave - Edina Realty Development
Replies: 37
Views: 7224

Re: 735 S Cleveland- Edina Realty Redevelopment

Which is a valid point as I'm not the biggest fan of the design either. I just wish the neighborhood opponents would put more focus on the design/appearance of a new development rather than the size of it and parking issues.
by Suburban Outcast
April 18th, 2015, 9:22 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: The Finn - 735 Cleveland Ave - Edina Realty Development
Replies: 37
Views: 7224

Re: 735 S Cleveland- Edina Realty Redevelopment

I have a feeling that parking is still going to be pretty easy in that area. Even when I go to HPB on Ford and their lot is full, there has always been a spot on the street only a block or two away. When most people complain about parking to me, it's usually that they are too lazy to walk a block or...
by Suburban Outcast
March 29th, 2015, 12:52 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Suburbs - General Topics
Replies: 1027
Views: 108455

Re: Suburbs - General Topics

Little Canada only has about 2,500 ppsm, but the minimum lot size for new houses ranges from 10,000-11,000 sf. There are always a couple residents that are in opposition when large lots get subdivided. Minnesotans in general just have an aversion to density for some odd reason.
by Suburban Outcast
March 23rd, 2015, 10:17 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Twin Cities' National and Global Image
Replies: 939
Views: 79458

Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

I don't know. I spent two years working in Loretto. Most of my coworkers were from Buffalo, Montrose and Delano. The amount of racist comments I heard out there was off the charts. When I attended MNSU my freshman year, some guy from Delano thought Little Canada was "so ghetto" when I told him wher...
by Suburban Outcast
March 22nd, 2015, 5:43 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Twin Cities' National and Global Image
Replies: 939
Views: 79458

Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

You can always play the "Twin Cities Edition" of Monopoly (I think from the 90s) that is now full of defunct or renamed businesses (Minnegasco, National City Bank, Dayton's, etc.). http://monopolytraveler.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/Twin-Cities-Board.jpg http://monopolytraveler.com/blog/wp-content/u...
by Suburban Outcast
February 7th, 2015, 1:26 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: The Bickford and Steelcase - 515 3rd Street North
Replies: 70
Views: 6487

Re: Steelcase (525 3rd St N)

I'm not a fan of it personally (it looks like something that should be surrounded by more green space and/or overlooking a body of water rather than an elevated highway). I do kinda like this project in the sense that Minneapolis gets a more diverse array of architectural styles.
by Suburban Outcast
February 1st, 2015, 4:23 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Super Talls
Replies: 106
Views: 12201

Re: Super Talls

by Suburban Outcast
January 31st, 2015, 2:00 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Forum Etiquette
Replies: 219
Views: 16813

Re: Forum Etiquette

Honestly, some of the discussions on the forum and streets.mn in general are off-putting to me due to condescending tones. It has lead me to become more apathetic towards urban planning in general. I have gradually focused towards getting GIS-based jobs over the planning field (although they can go ...
by Suburban Outcast
November 14th, 2014, 10:14 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Nord Haus - 315 1st Ave NE (208' - 20 Stories)
Replies: 615
Views: 95374

Re: Superior Plating site

I think the 17-story tower is adequate for now. Something of this scale would be nice on the block where Surdyk's currently is, whenever that could ever be developed (I assume a very long time).
by Suburban Outcast
October 23rd, 2014, 12:31 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Northstar Commuter Rail
Replies: 718
Views: 84551

Re: Northstar Commuter Rail

Between the 850 and 852 (expresses from Foley) there are 37 AM rush hour departures to Minneapolis, dropping off on Marquette. There are 5 AM Northstar departures to Minneapolis, dropping off in the North Loop. Which one would you take? Honestly the train if it fit my schedule. I've found trains to...
by Suburban Outcast
October 21st, 2014, 9:14 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Northstar Commuter Rail
Replies: 718
Views: 84551

Re: Northstar Commuter Rail

They should at least have the Foley Blvd station be built, which would transfer some of the park and ride commuter ridership from bus to rail. While there wouldn't be a massive improvement in travel time switching from the express buses, it still doesn't make sense that Northstar goes by the largest...
by Suburban Outcast
October 17th, 2014, 9:16 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News and Current Happenings
Replies: 2240
Views: 211174

Re: Public Transit News and Happenings

I always see a "mini bus" around Rosedale. I think it is an 87. Makes me laugh every time. It looks half the size of a regular bus. It's the 87 that goes down Cleveland, I took it for a semester to the U's Saint Paul Campus in 2012 when Rosedale still had a P&R lot. It's not bad, but it can take aw...
by Suburban Outcast
October 16th, 2014, 4:38 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Rush Line Corridor BRT
Replies: 490
Views: 47936

Re: Rush Line Corridor (Alternatives Analysis)

The density just isn't there and given the 35E expansion, I doubt this will ever come into fruition except maybe a fancier express bus. WBL is dense for an eastern suburb, but it's still less dense than Robbinsdale or SLP. Maplewood really isn't too dense either; if WBL's downtown was where Maplewoo...
by Suburban Outcast
September 28th, 2014, 3:20 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Northstar Commuter Rail
Replies: 718
Views: 84551

Re: Northstar Commuter Rail

Even with the high speed, you have to factor in the actual average speed the train will go. I just came back from UMD from a symposium on Friday and it took me less than 2 hours to get to Vadnais Heights (though yes I was speeding). Even if the train's max speed goes faster than my car, I can still ...
by Suburban Outcast
September 28th, 2014, 2:34 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Google Maps
Replies: 201
Views: 26728

Re: Google Maps

I noticed that there are some August 2014 street views available along I-94 east of downtown Minneapolis and around the metro (such as Hwy 13 in Prior Lake), and I assume more locations will be uploaded in the near future.

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