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by mattaudio
February 26th, 2020, 4:27 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Nicollet-Central Streetcar
Replies: 874
Views: 90319

Re: Nicollet-Central Streetcar

I hear there may be more updates about this project within the next couple months, but I don't know the nature of the updates. Anyone else hearing new things about this streetcar plan?
by mattaudio
February 24th, 2020, 11:20 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Root District - Farmers Market / Royalston Station
Replies: 70
Views: 13032

Re: Root District - Farmers Market / Royalston Station

twincitizen wrote:
February 21st, 2020, 4:02 pm
But I guess when you pay a consultant 50 grand or whatever, they aren't going to suggest calling something what it's already called (even if informally).
Folks, https://www.postbulletin.com/news/local ... e6da2.html
by mattaudio
February 24th, 2020, 11:17 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4524
Views: 425445

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

While it's not as egregious as 21st St Station, the area of Bryn Mawr near Penn Ave Station is very underzoned in 2040 as well. Unsurprisingly, another area represented by CM Goodman. The Penn corridor is interior 3 and everything else is interior 2. Single family homes a few hundred feet from the P...
by mattaudio
February 18th, 2020, 4:53 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)
Replies: 1066
Views: 126877

Re: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)

MNdible wrote:
Smart people studied putting LRT on Broadway. There's a good reason that it was dismissed as on option.
Are those the same smart people that got us a mile-long $160 million tunnel along Southwest LRT so that freight trains can operate above light rail trains?
by mattaudio
February 18th, 2020, 11:16 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)
Replies: 1066
Views: 126877

Re: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)

I do actually agree that at-grade LRT on Penn or Broadway would probably be bad. Broadway could be at-grade on the stroady part until North Memorial / Victory Parkway, but then ideally it could head underground. An underground section from where Broadway de-stroads just east of Victory to where 7th ...
by mattaudio
February 18th, 2020, 10:17 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)
Replies: 1066
Views: 126877

Re: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)

And the magical thinking that you can have a 10' drive lane smacked right up against the curb without accounting for the gutter and snow storage is a streets.mn classic. (Not that it was a good thing) This was permissible all over the city when engineers wanted to cram in Four Lane Death Roads all ...
by mattaudio
January 28th, 2020, 4:38 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Bergan's Redevelopment - Cedar & Minnehaha Parkway
Replies: 43
Views: 7268

Re: Bergan's Redevelopment - Cedar & Minnehaha Parkway

Perimeter fence going up today. Temporary curb cut for Cork Dork and Carbone's is in action.
by mattaudio
January 26th, 2020, 9:45 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Cedar Avenue - Powderhorn-Nokomis area
Replies: 163
Views: 24330

Re: Cedar Avenue - Powderhorn-Nokomis area

Cedar Inn at 42nd St will be temporarily closed beginning Feb 1 for a light refresh. New owners, but supposedly the name and the menu will be remaining.
by mattaudio
January 16th, 2020, 1:36 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Amtrak Empire Builder and Intercity Rail to Chicago
Replies: 374
Views: 49822

Re: Amtrak Empire Builder and Intercity Rail to Chicago

IMO there should be something like 3-4 trains PDEW CHI-MSP in addition to the Empire Builder. If the eastbound EB is on time, it lashes up with the regional train. If not, it lashes up with the next train and so on.
by mattaudio
January 16th, 2020, 1:31 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Southside - General Topics
Replies: 978
Views: 144463

Re: Southside - General Topics

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by mattaudio
January 14th, 2020, 11:32 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4524
Views: 425445

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Possibly incorrect list of Non-Freeway roads that got grade separated crossings from existing Green Line: 1. 3rd st and 4th st (the second crossing) downtown. 2. Cedar Ave and 19th Ave for west bank station. 3. Cedar St near the Capitol (may have already been there?) All three of those grade separa...
by mattaudio
January 13th, 2020, 9:37 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Southside - General Topics
Replies: 978
Views: 144463

Re: Southside - General Topics

30 units proposed for the vacant lot behind Chris and Rob's at 42nd St and 32nd Ave.
3115 E 42nd St
by mattaudio
January 7th, 2020, 1:29 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Rumors: A Historical Record of Mystery
Replies: 1114
Views: 89641

Re: Rumors: A Historical Record of Mystery

Billionaire presidential candidate is headed to Wells, MN tomorrow... http://m.startribune.com/michael-bloomb ... 566778592/
by mattaudio
January 3rd, 2020, 2:17 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News
Replies: 1099
Views: 180422

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

SurlyLHT wrote:
January 2nd, 2020, 5:48 pm
A Diner of the Uptown Diner variety would be good here.
How does that differ from Band Box a few blocks away?
by mattaudio
December 31st, 2019, 1:15 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Fridley - Columbia Heights - Spring Lake Park
Replies: 38
Views: 7369

Re: Fridley - Columbia Heights - Spring Lake Park

Update on the shotgun marriage between Columbia Heights taxpayers and Alatus. Columbia Heights plans America's first city hall in a luxury apartment building http://citypages.com/news/columbia-heights-plans-americas-first-city-hall-in-a-luxury-apartment-building/566577081 Alatus requested financial ...
by mattaudio
December 12th, 2019, 12:46 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Freight Rail News and Happenings
Replies: 136
Views: 19728

Re: Freight Rail News and Happenings

Aren't there multiple rail businesses on this spur? The canning plant in Montgomery, and a railcar business south of Jordan? Sad to see U.P. not care about this. Maybe Progressive Rail would have some interest, particularly if they could connect it to their Richfield spur (part of the old Dan Patch)...
by mattaudio
December 4th, 2019, 2:46 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Northeast and Southeast Minneapolis - General Topics
Replies: 822
Views: 83134

Re: Northeast and Southeast Minneapolis - General Topics

1. Turn back Central to the City or County.
2. Make it three lanes rather than five (paint some lanes red for buses, or whatever).
Easy.
by mattaudio
December 3rd, 2019, 5:02 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Elliot Park
Replies: 75
Views: 19798

Re: Elliot Park

Speaking of the county making investments that in Elliot Park that are not necessarily for Elliot Park... What ever happened to that Parkside medical tower that overlooks the park? At one point, there was a plan to convert many of the floors into market-rate apartments. Later on, there was a Mike Op...
by mattaudio
December 3rd, 2019, 12:17 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Elliot Park
Replies: 75
Views: 19798

Re: Elliot Park

Am I the only one wondering what else happened behind the scenes to end up with this result? Seems like a complex issue, but Elliot Park seems to get dogged with more than their share of large institutions, supportive housing, etc. Yes, the facility is opening up, but I can't imagine hundreds of bed...

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