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by mattaudio
July 21st, 2017, 11:16 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Orange Line (35W BRT) & Lake St Transit Access Project
Replies: 634
Views: 63061

Re: Orange Line (35W BRT) & Lake St Transit Access Project

Completely eliminating 2nd Ave S including sidewalk between 28th St and Lake St. Of course, this also includes the desire-path up the 28th St bridge abutment, which was a shortcut to avoid the severe jog in the actual sidewalk (meaning this area has already been walk-hostile, but it's getting worse)...
by mattaudio
July 21st, 2017, 10:14 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Orange Line (35W BRT) & Lake St Transit Access Project
Replies: 634
Views: 63061

Re: Orange Line (35W BRT) & Lake St Transit Access Project

They are also permanently removing local sidewalks as part of this project. This project is a huge loss for non-motorized travel and neighborhood connectivity.
by mattaudio
July 21st, 2017, 8:10 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News and Current Happenings
Replies: 1673
Views: 143003

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

I've been on those buses in Hong Kong. I can't say I ever really noticed the ceiling height on the second floor. However, I'm 5'10" a far cry from your 6'4" :lol: . Anyway, I'd be thrilled if Metro Transit could roll them out. They're much better than bendy buses. Oooh that reminds me of the bus to...
by mattaudio
July 21st, 2017, 8:05 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Dan Patch Intercity Regional Passenger Rail
Replies: 70
Views: 7051

Re: Dan Patch Intercity Regional Passenger Rail

If you're running DMUs rather than LRVs, it would make far more sense to run north and turn on the BNSF rather than turn onto the TC&W/ex-Milwaukee Road. This was the actual spot that was known as the "iron triangle" in early SWLRT freight reroute planning, and it has a grade that was previously use...
by mattaudio
July 21st, 2017, 7:47 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Star Tribune
Replies: 200
Views: 11961

Re: Star Tribune

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by mattaudio
July 18th, 2017, 9:01 am
Forum: Greater Minnesota
Topic: Rochester
Replies: 435
Views: 41247

Re: Rochester

It would also be wise to capture the spur ROW south of Hwy 14 (12th St SE) for transit right of way... Eventually part of a north-south spine connecting the growing Hwy 52 corridor to the northwest with the Hwy 63 corridor to RST airport in the south. Some Rochester Pantasy Maps I've made over the l...
by mattaudio
July 14th, 2017, 7:51 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Thrivent's Surface Parking Lots
Replies: 80
Views: 7572

Re: Thrivent's Surface Parking Lots

Where's Nasa or June or RetiredBanker when you need them?!?
by mattaudio
July 13th, 2017, 11:32 am
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Minneapolis City Council and Park Board Elections 2017
Replies: 162
Views: 8190

Re: Minneapolis City Council and Park Board Elections 2017

Did she lead the Wedge downzoning that furthered racial disparity, poverty, and housing unaffordability?
by mattaudio
July 13th, 2017, 10:59 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: 38th Street Corridor & 38th St Station Development
Replies: 174
Views: 22522

Re: 38th Street Corridor & 38th St Station Development

Should fit in much better once the different materials are up. It breaks up the monotony quite a bit and makes it feel like a number of smaller buildings.
by mattaudio
July 13th, 2017, 10:31 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Thrivent's Surface Parking Lots
Replies: 80
Views: 7572

Re: Thrivent's Surface Parking Lots

Yep, now the other hand is "Ballard Operations" in a corn field outside Appleton, WI...
by mattaudio
July 13th, 2017, 10:00 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Thrivent's Surface Parking Lots
Replies: 80
Views: 7572

Re: Thrivent's Surface Parking Lots

Their employees currently pay $0 per year to park. There's a lot of room between $0 and $3600. $0 is not the market clearing price of parking downtown.
by mattaudio
July 13th, 2017, 9:56 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: St. Anthony Village
Replies: 18
Views: 1982

Re: St. Anthony Village

Housing discrimination complaint from Lowry Grove mobile home park dismissed.
The complaint dealt with the much-debated sale of St. Anthony's only mobile home park, which recently closed. http://www.startribune.com/lowry-grove- ... 434284013/
by mattaudio
July 13th, 2017, 9:20 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Thrivent's Surface Parking Lots
Replies: 80
Views: 7572

Re: Thrivent's Surface Parking Lots

Thrivent employees are telling me the new parking capacity here is to replace the parking capacity which will be lost on the block east of 5th Ave S when that is developed.
by mattaudio
July 13th, 2017, 9:01 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Edina Crossroads Project - 7200, 7201, 7250 France
Replies: 31
Views: 1314

Re: Edina Crossroads Project - 7200, 7201, 7250 France

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That routing doesn't really seem conducive to bicycling...
by mattaudio
July 13th, 2017, 8:55 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Thrivent's Surface Parking Lots
Replies: 80
Views: 7572

Re: Thrivent's Surface Parking Lots

To be fair, the Thrivent tower's east face is *mostly a blank wall* because it was *designed for a tower to snug up against it.* https://goo.gl/maps/urLM2krPBG42
by mattaudio
July 13th, 2017, 8:52 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Street, Road and Highway Projects
Replies: 798
Views: 74421

Re: Street, Road and Highway Projects

I was still frustrated by the 8th St plans here, for a "utility lane" type thing for buses. Yeah, how does that work on Hennepin? Seeing that 8th St doesn't connect to anything on the west end, and only connects to TH-55 on the east end of downtown, seems like this would be the perfect street for bu...
by mattaudio
July 13th, 2017, 8:48 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Mortenson / USBank site - 333 Hennepin Ave E (~28 stories / 280 units)
Replies: 254
Views: 30707

Re: Mortenson / USBank site - 333 Hennepin Ave E (~28 stories / 280 units)

Chef wrote:
July 13th, 2017, 7:29 am
The "z stripe" will look ridiculous and is reminiscent of bad '80s PoMo.
Patrick Bateman is appalled.
by mattaudio
July 12th, 2017, 3:03 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Thrivent's Surface Parking Lots
Replies: 80
Views: 7572

Re: Thrivent's Surface Parking Lots

Let's step back and think about this *with* a skyway: This parcel could be a hub for the DTE skyway network, already connecting 701/Accenture, Government Center/USBankPlaza, and the ramp-jail-ramp connection to the new WF buildings. It seems like this would be a place to build a more prominent skywa...
by mattaudio
July 12th, 2017, 8:20 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: City of Minneapolis Offices Consolidation
Replies: 97
Views: 9111

Re: City of Minneapolis Offices Consolidation

A comment on the Thrivent thread made me remember how much of a lost opportunity it was that the City did not fix the eastern municipal ramp's ground presence before they swapped it for the private ramp on the western half of the block... I mean... a million or three to make the ground level not suc...
by mattaudio
July 12th, 2017, 8:15 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Thrivent's Surface Parking Lots
Replies: 80
Views: 7572

Re: Thrivent's Surface Parking Lots

SurlyLHT wrote:
July 12th, 2017, 8:12 am
That a skyway may be extending toward HCMC is really exciting.
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