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by mattaudio
July 12th, 2018, 11:43 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Thrivent Smith Lot - 5th Ave and 7th St - Micro Apartments and Diner
Replies: 9
Views: 1057

Re: Thrivent Smith Lot - 5th Ave and 7th St - Micro Apartments and Diner

Back then, Thrivent actually had a diner on the ground floor of their HQ facing the Hennepin County tower... LouAnn's Diner.
by mattaudio
July 12th, 2018, 8:04 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Calhoun Towers - 3430 List Place (2x 281' - 24 stories)
Replies: 54
Views: 4342

Re: Calhoun Towers - 3430 List Place (2x 281' - 24 stories)

Odds of this becoming another Accenture Building where the first tower is built, a recession happens, and the second tower never happens?
by mattaudio
July 11th, 2018, 8:15 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Hi-Lake - Minnehaha Mall (Target, etc.) - Downtown Longfellow
Replies: 159
Views: 18068

Re: Hi-Lake - Minnehaha Mall (Target, etc.) - Downtown Longfellow

Are we still assuming a new Aldi here will complement rather than replace the existing Aldi just west of Hiawatha?
by mattaudio
July 10th, 2018, 11:46 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: D Line - Chicago-Fremont/Emerson Rapid Bus
Replies: 113
Views: 8809

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

Two things that seem to contradict the "cities and counties are helpless without the state" narrative: - Hennepin County recently started collecting an additional 0.005% sales tax that can be used for transit. - Hennepin County recently started collecting a $20/car/year wheelage tax that can be used...
by mattaudio
July 10th, 2018, 8:45 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: D Line - Chicago-Fremont/Emerson Rapid Bus
Replies: 113
Views: 8809

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

Maybe the legislature should get out of the business of funding *urban transit AND *rural county roads
by mattaudio
July 10th, 2018, 7:41 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bike Share
Replies: 212
Views: 22515

Re: Bike Share

Wouldn't the solution to "dockless" problems be to have virtual docks as corrals in the street itself? Replace one car space with 10+ bike spaces.
by mattaudio
July 9th, 2018, 3:05 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Twin Cities Underground Rail
Replies: 81
Views: 7878

Re: Twin Cities Underground Rail

Do we have any upcoming projects to fully reconstruct a prime north-south downtown corridor with a $5 million per block budget? That seems like it would be an opportune time to tunnel. Plz let me know thx.
by mattaudio
July 6th, 2018, 8:15 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: D Line - Chicago-Fremont/Emerson Rapid Bus
Replies: 113
Views: 8809

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

Move the D Line to Cedar and build a full subway on Chicago/Fremont instead.
by mattaudio
July 5th, 2018, 8:54 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Hiawatha-Minnehaha Ave Development & RR Corridor/Grain Elevators
Replies: 111
Views: 16026

Re: Hiawatha-Minnehaha Ave Development & RR Corridor/Grain Elevators

How many rail customers are left on that rail spur south of Lake? And are there any customers between Lake and the Mississioppi River bridge? This seems to move the Hi-Line concept slightly closer to reality.
by mattaudio
July 3rd, 2018, 3:41 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: U.S. Highway 52
Replies: 150
Views: 20742

Re: U.S. Highway 52

2nd St SW to 6th St SW is in a "cut" that would make capping easy, yet it's SFH on both sides and a cap would be of lower value. 2nd St SW north towards Cascade Creek is where a cut would really shine (Miracle Mile redevelopment, improving walkability of 2nd St SW across 52, and providing stronger c...
by mattaudio
June 28th, 2018, 11:35 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Washington and Portland Mixed Use - 22 stories
Replies: 40
Views: 4773

Re: Washington and Portland Mixed Use - 22 stories

Related: - The 3 is the only bus on 3rd St east of 5th Ave S. - The contraflow transit lane on 4th St was eliminated between 9th Ave (Norm McGrew) and 5th Ave. - The 4th St plan west of 4th Ave S does not plan to move towards two-way traffic :( - 3rd St as a one-way don't serve any exclusive travels...
by mattaudio
June 28th, 2018, 9:05 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: 4737 Minnehaha Ave - Lander Development
Replies: 17
Views: 467

Re: Hiawatha-Minnehaha Ave Development & RR Corridor/Grain Elevators

On social media, I saw someone else say that they wish for some sort of bike shop / coffee shop in this project. I have to agree, it would be nice to have some park-oriented retail in the bottom.
by mattaudio
June 28th, 2018, 7:39 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Northeast and Southeast Minneapolis - General Topics
Replies: 723
Views: 50020

Re: Northeast (and Southeast) - General Topics

http://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/news/2016/03/17/costco-northeast-minneapolis-store.html Apparently CostCo bought a warehouse at 3311 Broadway St. NE on Sept 1st. Say it could fit a CostCo store, which would honestly be great if they could re-use an older industrial building instead of buildin...
by mattaudio
June 27th, 2018, 3:50 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News and Current Happenings
Replies: 2022
Views: 180669

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

As a frequent 133 rider, I've been watching how numerous express and limited stop buses use the left lane of Park and Portland between Downtown and 31st Street. But some of these routes are expected to stay on Park and Portland even after the 35W project, as an equity improvement for Phillips and Po...
by mattaudio
June 27th, 2018, 3:42 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Street, Road and Highway Projects
Replies: 890
Views: 90483

Re: Street, Road and Highway Projects

With all the giant earthwork happening in that photo, it sure is a shame we're not getting a rail transit right-of-way in that corridor between the south end of downtown and the Greenway or even further south.
by mattaudio
June 26th, 2018, 6:25 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Blue Line (Hiawatha LRT)
Replies: 563
Views: 68842

Re: Blue Line (Hiawatha LRT)

Don't tell them that they proposed Corridor 4 for the segment of 50th St between 28th and 34th avenues which has zero transit.
by mattaudio
June 26th, 2018, 12:46 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: 4737 Minnehaha Ave - Lander Development
Replies: 17
Views: 467

Re: Hiawatha-Minnehaha Ave Development & RR Corridor/Grain Elevators

Isn't that the block that had a fit over people parking Car2Gos in on their blocks to walk to Minnehaha Falls? I'm sure they'll embrace new development.
by mattaudio
June 25th, 2018, 8:51 am
Forum: Greater Minnesota
Topic: Rochester
Replies: 476
Views: 51862

Re: Rochester

Harbor Bay is doing a few projects. They are also doing the hotel at the Virgil's site, right?

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