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by mattaudio
September 20th, 2017, 8:37 am
Forum: Greater Minnesota
Topic: Alatus Project - Rochester
Replies: 22
Views: 2649

Re: Alatus Project - Rochester

Demo of the houses and one of the two old motels is now complete.
by mattaudio
September 18th, 2017, 11:28 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Fantasy maps
Replies: 130
Views: 13582

Re: Fantasy maps

Yes, I've suggested similar ideas before even for express buses heading from East Metro to St. Paul - We should have a designation for buses that go express from DT to DT (and should only charge a local fare for that segment) and interline existing express buses to Mpls via St. Paul and vice versa. ...
by mattaudio
September 14th, 2017, 4:27 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Zoning in Minneapolis
Replies: 262
Views: 21921

Re: Zoning in Minneapolis

Class III materials should be allowed on any building face that doesn't front a public street or sidewalk. It's ridiculous how much CPC and staff have concerned themselves with materials on narrow side yards and whatnot. Hello, your ridiculous concern comes at the expense of people having housing.
by mattaudio
September 13th, 2017, 3:28 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: TCF Bank Building Redevelopment
Replies: 369
Views: 56805

Re: TCF Bank Building Redevelopment

wow fail.
by mattaudio
September 5th, 2017, 10:19 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 1500 Nicollet Avenue - Dominium Development - 6 stories / 184 units
Replies: 92
Views: 13054

Re: 1500 Nicollet Avenue - Dominium Development - 6 stories / 184 units

Isn't there a sidewalk between the two fences? Between the parking lot and the Interstate?
by mattaudio
September 2nd, 2017, 11:01 am
Forum: Greater Minnesota
Topic: Brainerd
Replies: 7
Views: 2179

Re: Brainerd

http://www.brainerddispatch.com/news/4321899-river-rail-revitalization An idea to revitalize Brainerd focuses on building up downtown Brainerd and surrounding area by adding mixed-use development, trails and renovating existing buildings. http://www.brainerddispatch.com/sites/default/files/styles/16...
by mattaudio
August 30th, 2017, 9:41 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Thrivent's Surface Parking Lots
Replies: 120
Views: 11763

Re: Thrivent's Surface Parking Lots

My Thrivent contacts tell me they want less space, not more. Back in the day, they had people in 701 - that's now a Hennepin County building too, right? Then they consolidated back at 625, and there was plenty of room when I was there on a project 7 years ago. They aren't growing that much, and they...
by mattaudio
August 29th, 2017, 4:39 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Thrivent's Surface Parking Lots
Replies: 120
Views: 11763

Re: Thrivent's Surface Parking Lots

So, any chance the city and county talked about sharing some sort of new facility?
by mattaudio
August 22nd, 2017, 8:41 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown General Topics & Development Map
Replies: 931
Views: 98995

Re: Uptown General Topics & Development Map

For both of those projects: Considering they are building underground parking, it's sort of a shame the underground parking doesn't extend under nearby surface lots. Economies of scale suggest it would be far easier to build parking under those lots now rather than with some future tiny development....
by mattaudio
August 22nd, 2017, 7:52 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nicollet Mall Reconstruction Project
Replies: 1151
Views: 107241

Re: Nicollet Mall Reconstruction Project

It seems like the real bus capacity solution for downtown would be moving more buses (express buses or routes that terminate downtown) to east-west corridors, since the capacity crunch is on north-south corridors. There is no reason why buses coming in on 394 or 94 from the north or west should use ...
by mattaudio
August 18th, 2017, 2:09 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Stick vs. Concrete / Construction Quality Issues
Replies: 103
Views: 20500

Re: Stick vs. Concrete / Construction Quality Issues

Apartment Fires Are Tied to Cheaper, Wood-Based Construction
Blazes at construction sites raise questions about use of wooden frames instead of higher-cost metal ones
https://www.theatlantic.com/business/ar ... nt/532437/
by mattaudio
August 18th, 2017, 12:02 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Elliot Park
Replies: 31
Views: 4810

Re: Elliot Park

Bold new plan re-envisions Park and Portland avenues in downtown Minneapolis
http://www.startribune.com/a-bold-new-p ... 441018603/
by mattaudio
August 18th, 2017, 9:39 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: 77th/76th Street Corridor - Richfield / Edina
Replies: 210
Views: 18321

Re: 77th/76th Street Corridor - Richfield / Edina

Seems like Richfield could restripe 77th for one traffic lane, one parking lane, and one bike lane rather than two traffic lanes. Reduce the speed limit to 30 MPH.
by mattaudio
August 16th, 2017, 12:20 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 3978
Views: 321117

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

min-chi-cbus wrote:
August 16th, 2017, 11:46 am
seems to give the project a chance to be nixed from that point
feature, not bug
by mattaudio
August 16th, 2017, 9:30 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: 77th/76th Street Corridor - Richfield / Edina
Replies: 210
Views: 18321

Re: 77th/76th Street Corridor - Richfield / Edina

22 unit apartment building proposed for International Blvd and Pillsbury in Richfield. 22 underground parking stalls, 19 above grade parking stalls. FAR or 0.216? I mean, I guess it's good to see new apartments in Richfield. But come on, wow. http://richfieldmn.gov/home/showdocument?id=11879 https:/...
by mattaudio
August 16th, 2017, 9:14 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: 77th/76th Street Corridor - Richfield / Edina
Replies: 210
Views: 18321

Re: 77th/76th Street Corridor - Richfield / Edina

Richfield Jaguar Land Rover details:
http://richfieldmn.gov/home/showdocument?id=11879
Looks decent, except for the 58 stall surface lot along International Blvd.

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by mattaudio
August 16th, 2017, 9:02 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 3978
Views: 321117

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Wish we could chop up this work a little differently... Blue Line to Penn or Robbinsdale alongside Green Line to West Lake or Hopkins. Open both extensions in phases = more urban service sooner.
by mattaudio
August 14th, 2017, 10:21 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: North Loop Neighborhood
Replies: 927
Views: 132961

Re: North Loop Neighborhood

A perfect time to do something about breaking up the superblock between 4th and 5th St N right?
by mattaudio
August 10th, 2017, 11:01 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 920 S 3rd St
Replies: 11
Views: 1800

Re: 920 S 3rd St

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1vGw2MwOdSFFM9dpb5FUWCh5ROwI&usp=sharing "L6 - Gold Streetcar ROW built to LRT spec on campus connector segment Trains could possibly through-route west of Stadium Village station on Green Line, turning around at a pocket track west of West Bank station or continuing...
by mattaudio
August 9th, 2017, 4:38 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Northeast (and Southeast) - General Topics
Replies: 648
Views: 36714

Re: Northeast (and Southeast) - General Topics

Wow, Sheridan is hot. Solhem has a new 98 unit proposal on the triangle block between Broadway and the 1029 bar.
http://minneapolismn.gov/www/groups/pub ... 203228.pdf

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