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by mattaudio
October 16th, 2019, 7:19 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Eagan, Apple Valley, Burnsville - General Topics
Replies: 78
Views: 11262

Re: Eagan, Apple Valley, Burnsville - General Topics

The only transit remotely walkable to this development has four reverse-commute frequencies per day:
https://www.metrotransit.org/Route/436

But, on a brighter note, the new Costco less than a mile down Vikings Parkway/Blue Gentian is supposedly opening the first week of November.
by mattaudio
October 15th, 2019, 8:56 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Fantasy maps
Replies: 189
Views: 25122

Re: Fantasy maps

^which is why I've proposed many times over the years that we eventually create a double-level east-west tunnel under 5th or 6th Streets... One level as a grade-separation of the Blue and Green lines, and a second level as a regional/commuter heavy rail connection between NP #9 bridge and Target Fie...
by mattaudio
October 15th, 2019, 8:54 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: MSP to Rochester High Speed Rail
Replies: 461
Views: 56509

Re: MSP to Rochester High Speed Rail

One thing that needs to happen is to build more of a base in the MSP region for these services rather than relying on individual regions in Greater MN to lobby for their lines.
by mattaudio
October 15th, 2019, 10:27 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Southside - General Topics
Replies: 947
Views: 126431

Re: Southside - General Topics

Anondson wrote:
April 11th, 2019, 9:20 pm
Center for Performing arts at 38th and Pleasant proposing to add a 4 story expansion.
https://twitter.com/nickmagrino/status/ ... 0004691970
Catholic church across the street files an appeal over the (granted) minimum parking variance.
https://lims.minneapolismn.gov/File/2019-01145
by mattaudio
October 15th, 2019, 9:12 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: The Once and Future Dayton's
Replies: 279
Views: 41033

Re: The Once and Future Dayton's

Retail tenants include Border's Books, Snyder's Drug, Hard Rock Cafe, Applebee's, Shout House, Bellanotte, and Gameworks.
Office anchors include Control Data and ADC Telecommunications.
by mattaudio
October 15th, 2019, 9:03 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)
Replies: 2312
Views: 231506

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

Is Northtown irredeemable from a land use perspective? If you live in the residential neighborhood maybe a block away from the transit center, you have no sidewalk to the transit center and have to cross multiple pedestrian-hostile intersections. Here's someone about to do just that in Streetview: h...
by mattaudio
October 15th, 2019, 7:35 am
Forum: Greater Minnesota
Topic: Rochester
Replies: 520
Views: 65284

Re: Rochester

There's no such thing as interim parking. Mayo is simply not with the times when it comes to transportation demand management for institutional land uses and large-scale employment centers. They don't even charge employees to park downtown.
by mattaudio
October 15th, 2019, 7:34 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Mall of America Transit Station
Replies: 137
Views: 18203

Re: Mall of America Transit Station

Right? I keep wondering, if the following were planned in parallel, if it would have just made more sense to move the LRT to the Lindau corridor: - $15.5 million for the Lindau Lane tunnel - $25 million for a transit center - $200 million or more on constructed and future Mall expansion - $100+ mill...
by mattaudio
October 13th, 2019, 7:29 pm
Forum: Greater Minnesota
Topic: Rochester
Replies: 520
Views: 65284

Re: Rochester

Mayo wants to use an old Kmart as a huge park & ride in the middle of a moderately dense, walkable, good neighborhood on the extreme edge of downtown, requiring miles of urban driving for most motorists to take advantage of it. https://www.medcitybeat.com/news-blog/2019/mayo-clinic-employee-parking-...
by mattaudio
October 7th, 2019, 11:59 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: E Line Arterial BRT
Replies: 96
Views: 9143

Re: E Line Arterial BRT

Route the 6 up Xerxes, then west of Bde Maka Ska via West Lake Station and Uptown Transit Station like this https://goo.gl/maps/LdrByqo3yBcL1aJX6 Provides additional benefits vs keeping the route east of Bde Maka Ska colocated with the E Line: - 1/2 mi walk to West End - Allows for Southdale/Xerxes...
by mattaudio
October 7th, 2019, 11:36 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Sibley Plaza Redevelopment [on hold]
Replies: 37
Views: 6493

Re: Sibley Plaza Redevelopment [on hold]

Has there been a site plan published for Sibley Plaza and the Aldi? Seems like there should be plenty of space to build some new housing or mixed use similar to what is happening in front of the Minnehaha Ave Aldi.
by mattaudio
October 4th, 2019, 10:39 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: MSP to Rochester High Speed Rail
Replies: 461
Views: 56509

Re: MSP to Rochester High Speed Rail

Right? It seems so odd that these farmers are upset about losing access to 52 when... they're already losing access to 52. The long-term vision is a full acess-controlled freeway on the corridor, and they're probably about halfway there between adding interchanges (no more stoplights south of Eagan!...
by mattaudio
October 2nd, 2019, 12:36 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: RBC Gateway (Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 519'
Replies: 1983
Views: 244668

Re: RBC Gateway (Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 519'

Wasn't the special valet ramp from the porte cochere to the underground parking originally denied by the Planning Commission? It looks like they're back to ask for that? Or was it appealed before? Anyways, really a shame there's not more retail on the Henn/Wash corner - or anywhere else for that mat...
by mattaudio
October 2nd, 2019, 9:38 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: MSP to Rochester High Speed Rail
Replies: 461
Views: 56509

Re: MSP to Rochester High Speed Rail

52 would work... if they also did major earthworks for the full right-of-way, and/or if they are comfortable with lengthy viaducts. For example, the Vermillion Valley would make sense for a higher viaduct for the freeway AND rail over the river and County 62: https://goo.gl/maps/1pxrxchDmtPGNU539 Th...
by mattaudio
October 2nd, 2019, 8:03 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: RBC Gateway (Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 519'
Replies: 1983
Views: 244668

Re: RBC Gateway (Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 519'

*far*side*bus*stops*are*better*than*near*side*
by mattaudio
September 26th, 2019, 1:49 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Richfield - General Topics - 66th Street
Replies: 207
Views: 23523

Re: Richfield - General Topics - 66th Street

This reminds me of how Richfield dreams about demolishing all the affordable storefront space on Penn near 66th.
by mattaudio
September 25th, 2019, 10:52 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Alia Tower - 200 Central - 483' / 40 Stories
Replies: 896
Views: 138414

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

It will be interesting to see if Alatus comes back with a project that's designed to hit more of those lower price points, and to see how dumbed down the design needs to be to achieve that. Wouldn't be the worst outcome to see the unit count jump from 214 to 350+ (smaller units! more neighbors)... ...
by mattaudio
September 24th, 2019, 9:21 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Richfield - General Topics - 66th Street
Replies: 207
Views: 23523

Re: Richfield - General Topics - 66th Street

While this project looks great in many ways, it's unfortunate to see this corner go from probably a dozen storefronts down to a single restaurant space.
by mattaudio
September 21st, 2019, 1:48 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: E Line Arterial BRT
Replies: 96
Views: 9143

Re: E Line Arterial BRT

Route the 6 up Xerxes, then west of Bde Maka Ska via West Lake Station and Uptown Transit Station like this https://goo.gl/maps/LdrByqo3yBcL1aJX6 Provides additional benefits vs keeping the route east of Bde Maka Ska colocated with the E Line: - 1/2 mi walk to West End - Allows for Southdale/Xerxes ...
by mattaudio
September 19th, 2019, 12:44 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nicollet 301 - 20 stories - 241'
Replies: 33
Views: 6035

Re: Nicollet 301 - 20 stories - 241'

I'm really disappointed with how Marquette keeps getting shafted by some of these projects. Nic on 5th put a Starbucks on their Marquette corner (which is great) but Opus has done nothing on their block. Even the upper parking podium levels aren't screened like 3rd and Nicollet.

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