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by mattaudio
September 18th, 2018, 9:49 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: MSP Airport
Replies: 1202
Views: 146128

Re: MSP Airport

Yep, much easier to simply lowball MSP-DUB itineraries connecting through AMS or CDG.
by mattaudio
September 18th, 2018, 9:48 am
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan
Replies: 79
Views: 6221

Re: Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan

jtoemke wrote:
September 18th, 2018, 9:12 am
Every time I tell myself not to read the comments... every time I fail.
I also suffer from this same affliction.
by mattaudio
September 18th, 2018, 9:10 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Southside - General Topics
Replies: 891
Views: 111210

Re: Southside - General Topics

mattaudio wrote:
May 4th, 2018, 8:01 am
lordmoke wrote:
June 8th, 2016, 2:37 pm
Attractive little single-story building proposed for 27th and Bloomington:
http://minneapolismn.gov/www/groups/pub ... 181246.pdf
It looks like this may finally be underway. Lots of earthwork happening on site.
This is framed and sheathed.
by mattaudio
September 18th, 2018, 9:08 am
Forum: Greater Minnesota
Topic: Rochester
Replies: 488
Views: 55831

Re: Rochester

Cool to see Rochester on its way to a #newtallest, but man that addition is ugly.
by mattaudio
September 10th, 2018, 8:32 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)
Replies: 958
Views: 103687

Re: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)

I'm not sure if this negotiating tactic is made more difficult by the line currently serving a nuclear power plant... but why not just threaten to buy out the railroad's customers? This isn't a main line, it's an industrial spur. It doesn't take too many shippers getting picked off before the line i...
by mattaudio
August 29th, 2018, 11:48 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News and Current Happenings
Replies: 2096
Views: 188807

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

Or... What's the over/under on fareboxes on buses vs fareboxes at transit stations? Esp. if we do 1/4 mi stop spacing and have far fewer stops? Dunno.
by mattaudio
August 23rd, 2018, 8:31 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Junction Flats - (643 Fifth Street North)
Replies: 121
Views: 26999

Re: Junction Flats - (643 Fifth Street North)

Is that Shaq looking outside a second floor window to Jay Z and Beyonce walking on the street, on p9 of the PDF?
by mattaudio
August 22nd, 2018, 9:17 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Richfield - General Topics - 66th Street
Replies: 155
Views: 17646

Re: 66th Street - Richfield

Kinda ridiculous how these neighborhood corridors in Richfield lack on-street parking, unlike most comparable streets in Minneapolis or St. Paul.
by mattaudio
August 22nd, 2018, 7:55 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: The Commons - Downtown East Park
Replies: 681
Views: 90623

Re: The Commons - Downtown East Park

Mpls hasn't really been strategic in trying to move towards that vision. For example, the lane on the south side of the street between Park and 4th Ave could have easily been removed if: 1. Mpls worked with the Armory to change loading dock access (those flanking garages) to Portland and 5th. And el...
by mattaudio
August 22nd, 2018, 3:19 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Richfield - General Topics - 66th Street
Replies: 155
Views: 17646

Re: 66th Street - Richfield

The fourplex idea could work, even though it seems like 66th and Portland should be able to stand as a node much denser and more amenity rich than this. Add a fifth fourplex, since it's already overparked.
by mattaudio
August 21st, 2018, 12:03 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: The Commons - Downtown East Park
Replies: 681
Views: 90623

Re: The Commons - Downtown East Park

You might say, - After the closure of 5th St between 11th Avenue and Park Avenue as part of the Vikings Stadium (4 blocks), and the $9.79 million project to realign the I-94 offramp to 7th St rather than 5th St. - AND the elimination of all curb cuts and curb uses of 5th St between Park Ave and 5th ...
by mattaudio
August 20th, 2018, 7:45 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Transitways in other Minnesota cities?
Replies: 28
Views: 2063

Re: Transitways in other Minnesota cities?

Downtown Rochester has a railroad, though I doubt the locals would describe it as "nice." The north edge of downtown near Civic Center has the CP mainline (ex DM&E, ex Chicago & Northwestern) which still has a significant amount of traffic. Then there's also an industrial spur that curves into the e...
by mattaudio
August 20th, 2018, 6:48 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Nicollet Ave / Eat Street - Whittier, Stevens, Loring Park
Replies: 174
Views: 20852

Re: Nicollet Ave / Eat Street - Whittier, Stevens, Loring Park

This is why a restaurant in my neighborhood paid another land owner to rezone an unrelated nearby parking lot from OR2 to C1 :(
by mattaudio
August 17th, 2018, 11:11 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Saint Paul - General Topics
Replies: 457
Views: 84013

Re: Saint Paul - General Topics

Did we miss this proposed 185 room, 10 story SpringHill Suites near Wacouta Commons?
http://www.startribune.com/new-hotel-to ... 491048341/
https://goo.gl/maps/7td31f67RAS2
by mattaudio
August 17th, 2018, 9:48 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)
Replies: 958
Views: 103687

Re: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)

It's almost like we're absolutely awful at how we get rail transit projects accomplished.
by mattaudio
August 17th, 2018, 9:47 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Gold Line BRT (Gateway Corridor)
Replies: 333
Views: 48058

Re: Gold Line BRT (Gateway Corridor)

It's almost like all East Metro to St. Paul BRTs should extend to DT Mpls and replace the 94... Imagine if you could take the Gold, Rush Line, or Red Rock BRT express between the downtowns on a local fare. It would also eliminate the awfulness about the 94 charging express fares when that surcharge ...
by mattaudio
August 14th, 2018, 7:50 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: U.S. Highway 169
Replies: 100
Views: 11075

Re: U.S. Highway 169

This plan is ridiculously expensive and unnecessary. Did they not consider making the entire four lane corridor MnPASS inside the beltway? There's no reason to expand this corridor with new lanes. 494 and 100 are already parallel corridors, and we just expanded 494 and a portion of 100 with new lane...
by mattaudio
August 10th, 2018, 11:49 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Southside - General Topics
Replies: 891
Views: 111210

Re: Southside - General Topics

Seems like Venn could set up a corner of their operation for morning-midday coffee + baked goods, to take advantage of 1. their wonderfully large seating area and 2. have window service for transit commuters.
by mattaudio
August 9th, 2018, 8:34 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Hotel News
Replies: 225
Views: 45755

Re: Downtown Hotel News

Cool, I overlook that from my office and I look forward to spying on people on the rooftop.
by mattaudio
August 8th, 2018, 10:01 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: MSP Airport
Replies: 1202
Views: 146128

Re: MSP Airport

Count me as someone else who also wanted to check out the hotel and the observation bar, and expected to simply get to the light rail station and be able to walk landside.

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