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by mattaudio
November 16th, 2018, 10:07 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4262
Views: 366096

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Yeah, I'm thinking serve their walkable urban cores... they are both really cool old walkable towns.
by mattaudio
November 16th, 2018, 9:52 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Red Rock Corridor
Replies: 46
Views: 7455

Re: Red Rock Corridor

Why doesn't the Red Rock team get with Dakota County and consider a different routing between Newport and SPUD? Route across the Wakota Bridge and serve WSP and SSP via some combo of Concord, 52, or Robert St. Red Rock's routing along Hwy 61 from Newport to St. Paul is a holdover from when it was pl...
by mattaudio
November 16th, 2018, 9:26 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4262
Views: 366096

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Now maybe we can talk about another green line extension on the OTHER end? 2-3 more station south of the Mississippi River in St. Paul. There is a lot of opportunity for a nice dense development to blossium in the area, plus connecting the St. Paul downtown Airport would be pretty neat too. Or let'...
by mattaudio
November 16th, 2018, 9:00 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Richfield - General Topics - 66th Street
Replies: 195
Views: 20287

Re: Richfield - General Topics - 66th Street

Dunkin Donuts at 66th and Penn is open, and I'm not sure that's a good thing for Richfield.
by mattaudio
November 14th, 2018, 3:23 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Gateway Tower (RBC/Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 503'
Replies: 1776
Views: 194545

Re: Gateway Tower (RBC/Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 503'

Why not work with Opus and fund a temporary skyway from the library to 365?
by mattaudio
November 14th, 2018, 12:26 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Gateway Tower (RBC/Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 503'
Replies: 1776
Views: 194545

Re: Gateway Tower (RBC/Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 503'

United Properties said the skyway to Marquette Plaza was a sticking point because the Library will not be connected to the larger skyway network until Phase II of the Opus/Ritz Block project. In which case I say... ok then, pay a few mil for a temporary skyway between the library and Phase I, or get...
by mattaudio
November 13th, 2018, 5:12 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: 5 Story Retail + Apartment - Chicago & 809 E Lake St
Replies: 5
Views: 1307

Re: 5 Story Retail + Apartment - Chicago & 809 E Lake St

CM Alondra Cano stirring up her base on this project: Many #Powderhorn residents have asked me about the development project that is being proposed for the Chi-Lake corner where Los Ocampo has their taqueria. Tonight, starting at 4:30 p.m., the Planning Commission will hold a public hearing about th...
by mattaudio
November 13th, 2018, 2:50 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: East End / Thresher Square / Trader Joes - 713 Washington Ave S
Replies: 389
Views: 65436

Re: East End / Thresher Square / Trader Joes - 713 Washington Ave S

SO many street level Starbucks in recent years. I'm not complaining! I routinely walk by a skyway Starbucks or two (e.g. the one in the Westin) to get to a street level one.
by mattaudio
November 13th, 2018, 9:47 am
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Hennepin County Commissioner Districts 2,3,4 (2018)
Replies: 35
Views: 1530

Re: Hennepin County Commissioner Districts 2,3,4 (2018)

Always great too post like MNdible posts at the same time.
by mattaudio
November 13th, 2018, 9:44 am
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Hennepin County Commissioner Districts 2,3,4 (2018)
Replies: 35
Views: 1530

Re: Hennepin County Commissioner Districts 2,3,4 (2018)

Do we have confidence that whoever wins his seat in 2020 will be better? I ask because: 1. While I obviously don't agree with him, I know a few people in County government who says he's not that bad... He is happy to say his piece but then get out of the way when he realizes he's in the minority on ...
by mattaudio
November 9th, 2018, 5:20 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Stadium Parking Ramp Development Site
Replies: 1019
Views: 115026

Re: Stadium Parking Ramp Development Site

Would have also been nice if the ramp could have had a storefront or two on 3rd St S. All the inexplicable birch in the world doesn't make up for a lack of sidewalk activation.
by mattaudio
November 9th, 2018, 3:16 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Northern Lights Express
Replies: 339
Views: 39405

Re: Northern Lights Express

MNdible wrote:
November 9th, 2018, 11:45 am
I think they were using their Budd cars, so the Depot being stub-end shouldn't have been an issue.
They still would have had to switch directions from the station to the mainline, since there's no direct track from the NSSR tracks to the station.
by mattaudio
November 9th, 2018, 10:57 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Northern Lights Express
Replies: 339
Views: 39405

Re: Northern Lights Express

I'm guessing the problem is that the Duluth Depot (and the parallel Soo Line depot that was once across the street) are stub-end depots. That makes it hard for any sort of commuter service from the Duluth north end short of an expensive reconstruction to add a wye into the line. Related: Here's a fa...
by mattaudio
November 9th, 2018, 10:43 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Electric Scooters
Replies: 40
Views: 2375

Re: Electric Scooters

I've done the parking photo rating thing on Lime, but didn't know it worked for Bird. I only did the rating once out of curiosity, but I would not do it again without some sort of incentive... What, do our techbro neoliberal overlords expect me to do their QA work for free? One other thing I (briefl...
by mattaudio
November 6th, 2018, 2:01 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Gold Line BRT (Gateway Corridor)
Replies: 376
Views: 51347

Re: Gold Line BRT (Gateway Corridor)

I wonder if Lucerne has more than 2 Empire Builders a day.
by mattaudio
November 6th, 2018, 12:34 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: 77th/76th Street Corridor - Richfield / Edina
Replies: 211
Views: 20133

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

Ye Ole Shoppes at Lynddale is getting an Aldi:
http://www.startribune.com/aldi-and-sie ... 499841601/
by mattaudio
November 5th, 2018, 1:42 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Northstar Commuter Rail
Replies: 682
Views: 79430

Re: Northstar Commuter Rail

Could that charity be Metro Transit and reducing local bus service reductions?
by mattaudio
November 5th, 2018, 1:30 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Gold Line BRT (Gateway Corridor)
Replies: 376
Views: 51347

Re: Gold Line BRT (Gateway Corridor)

Since Kellogg has AADT of 14,200 near SPUD, why not just reconfigure Kellogg to have one lane of traffic each way and one lane of local bus drop-offs? This seems to have all the advantages: It can have vertical circulation right into the SPUD concourse, but buses can still through-route SPUD towards...
by mattaudio
November 5th, 2018, 11:18 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Gold Line BRT (Gateway Corridor)
Replies: 376
Views: 51347

Re: Gold Line BRT (Gateway Corridor)

at40man wrote:
November 5th, 2018, 10:58 am
Today's streets.mn article even points to the fact that Union Depot will be an important transportation hub.
Yes, a transfer hub for *people connecting to intercity rail* not *commuters trying to get a half mile closer to their jobs in the downtown core.*
by mattaudio
November 5th, 2018, 9:18 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: The Commons - Downtown East Park
Replies: 683
Views: 91799

Re: The Commons - Downtown East Park

Anondson wrote:
October 26th, 2018, 6:16 pm
What were they thinking?
Three lanes of one-way vehicle traffic towards 35W!

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