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by LakeCharles
November 15th, 2019, 11:21 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)
Replies: 1023
Views: 115540

Re: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)

Agreed with alexschief. That sidewalk design is worse than an optimal future vision, for sure, but it's better than what is currently there!
by LakeCharles
November 7th, 2019, 1:48 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Calhoun Square
Replies: 289
Views: 48433

Re: Calhoun Square

Calhoun Square sells for $35 million, down from $69m just 5 years ago. They plan "significant changes" saying it's problems are a "mix of the building and the wrong tenants”, not the location or neighborhood. http://www.startribune.com/chicago-investment-firm-buys-calhoun-square-for-34-5-million-and...
by LakeCharles
October 18th, 2019, 6:50 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Shakopee
Replies: 23
Views: 3465

Re: Shakopee

Boo. Rebuild Nicollet Park instead.
by LakeCharles
October 4th, 2019, 2:02 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Future Cars: Electric and Autonomous Vehicles
Replies: 529
Views: 49608

Re: Future Cars: Electric and Autonomous Vehicles

Good article in the NYTimes about how autonomous vehicles may end up increasing pedestrian fatalities:

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/201 ... e=Homepage
by LakeCharles
September 27th, 2019, 8:25 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market
Replies: 1010
Views: 161262

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market

Downtown St Paul has some great urban spaces, but in between them it's real gross. Walking down 6th St between Rice Park and Mears Park is very depressing.
by LakeCharles
September 25th, 2019, 7:15 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Alia Tower - 200 Central - 483' / 40 Stories
Replies: 900
Views: 140328

Re: Alia Tower - 200 Central - 483' / 40 Stories

I mean the real disappointment is the people that tied them up in the courts for months, for no reason.
by LakeCharles
September 12th, 2019, 7:28 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Fullertown Flats - 4736 Grand Ave
Replies: 9
Views: 1869

Re: Fullertown Flats - 4736 Grand Ave

It is weird how the 2040 plan did not increase allowances here at all. And why? Just because it happens to be farther from the core? This is a fully commercial node. Every corner is a commercial building (except for the park), and there is already a 2.5 story building within a building or two from e...
by LakeCharles
August 28th, 2019, 11:47 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Saint Paul - General Topics
Replies: 554
Views: 116808

Re: Saint Paul - General Topics

Fortunately/unfortunately, St Paul has oodles of huge spaces to develop. Hillcrest, Ford, and even just on University there is the old Sears site, the area around Allianz, and now this. There is no way all of them get developed this cycle, and I'm worried we'll end up in a situation where a big box ...
by LakeCharles
August 27th, 2019, 12:59 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)
Replies: 2336
Views: 237848

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

That axis says we had a ridership of over 6 trillion in June, which I'd say is pretty damn impressive for a metro area our size.
by LakeCharles
August 19th, 2019, 9:11 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Renaissance Square / The Andrus
Replies: 38
Views: 7277

Re: Renaissance Square / The Andrus

It is a bit strange that a restaurant functioned in this exact space for a very long time, and a current restaurant and a bar continue to function with the exact same alley constraints as this, yet this particular space is the odd one out.
by LakeCharles
August 7th, 2019, 7:48 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News
Replies: 1537
Views: 164441

Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

Kind of wild how one of (if the most) cohesive, urban space in Minneapolis in an area packing some of the highest density and near some of the wealthiest areas of town, has so many high-profile vacant spots. With the exception of Target, has there been a new retail (not service or food) tenant in t...
by LakeCharles
August 7th, 2019, 7:44 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News
Replies: 1197
Views: 168339

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

I'm enjoying the new Nicollet! It is very well used during the day, people sitting on the chairs, playing the games they have set out, and the public piano. I walk along stretches of the whole length at least once a week, at different times of the day, and granted I am a straight white male, but I'v...
by LakeCharles
July 30th, 2019, 2:34 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News
Replies: 1197
Views: 168339

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

I mean, I agree that people sleep on the benches, but I have also gone in there to look at it multiple times. They don't bite.
by LakeCharles
July 11th, 2019, 10:25 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Saint Paul - General Topics
Replies: 554
Views: 116808

Re: Saint Paul - General Topics

Ins't Breck Woods almost all in Lauderdale, not St Paul?
by LakeCharles
July 3rd, 2019, 8:50 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Northeast and Southeast Minneapolis - General Topics
Replies: 816
Views: 71616

Re: Northeast and Southeast Minneapolis - General Topics

Nice! That corner has been a bummer for awhile. Though it's too bad they couldn't incorporate Little Jack's in there somehow. What a weird building. Did anyone ever go in there back in the day?
by LakeCharles
July 1st, 2019, 10:30 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Hennepin Avenue (Franklin to 36th)
Replies: 139
Views: 14285

Re: Hennepin Avenue (Franklin to 36th)

I know the construction is pretty much finished now but how area between lake at 31st end up so barren? kind of surprised that they didn't add anything like storm water pavers to add some variety. I'll repeat my earlier criticism that the Lake to 31st block absolutely needs to have have pull-off ba...
by LakeCharles
June 18th, 2019, 12:58 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
Replies: 538
Views: 63635

Re: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

My dad takes the parkway coming from Highland Park in St. Paul to my sister's at Lyndale & 54th. These changes will almost certainly push him to 62. One anecdote, for sure, but I don't think it's so unusual.
by LakeCharles
June 5th, 2019, 8:34 am
Forum: Greater Minnesota
Topic: Duluth - General Topics
Replies: 23
Views: 5682

Re: Duluth - General Topics

$1 billion in infrastructure spending planned by Duluth hospital systems over the next 2 years, including two 10+ story buildings

https://www.mprnews.org/story/2019/06/0 ... investment
by LakeCharles
May 21st, 2019, 12:05 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: D Line - Chicago-Fremont/Emerson Rapid Bus
Replies: 159
Views: 15578

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

Well that is not true at all for the whole northern half of the line, nor the section south of 62, only for the part cutting through South Minneapolis between downtown and 62 (<40% of the line). And for that section, there is a pair of 3 lane one way roads 1/10th of a mile away for cars to drive on.
by LakeCharles
May 6th, 2019, 4:56 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Southside - General Topics
Replies: 949
Views: 128734

Re: Southside - General Topics

I never even considered visitors! See, this is why I asked. Thanks.

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