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by mattaudio
May 18th, 2018, 2:03 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4191
Views: 350162

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Minneapolis is on track to grow by more than 50,000 residents in less than two decades. That map might not happen by 2030 but it needs to happen far sooner than 2100. Regarding the planned streetcar, my philosophy is that Nicollet-Central should get ABRT within 2 years and then plan for a subway wit...
by mattaudio
May 18th, 2018, 11:54 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Hamline Station - (1333 University Avenue)
Replies: 47
Views: 13525

Re: Hamline Station - (1333 University Avenue)

Planning Commission overrules staff recommendation, will allow BP rebuild http://monitorsaintpaul.com/planning-commission-overrules-staff-recommendation-will-allow-bp-rebuild/ An aging BP gas station, convenience store and car wash at the northwest corner of Hamline and University avenues, can be re...
by mattaudio
May 18th, 2018, 11:34 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4191
Views: 350162

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Ultimately adding a second track at later date comes at significant increase in cost. Portland is still dealing with the decision to single track the Red Line. Single tracking causes significant operational difficulties, if you thought the signals on University were bad, single tracking would degra...
by mattaudio
May 16th, 2018, 2:08 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4191
Views: 350162

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

We can build it now and fix it later:
https://streets.mn/2014/02/11/southwest-lrt-plan/
by mattaudio
May 16th, 2018, 7:37 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4191
Views: 350162

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Bakken2016 wrote:
May 15th, 2018, 3:42 pm
the project has many bridges and a few tunnels.
Lots of flyover bridges in Eden Prairie and Minnetonka, and of course a nine figure tunnel in the Kenilworth corridor despite it being a railroad corridor since before the area was developed. Those are bugs, not features.
by mattaudio
May 15th, 2018, 3:20 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4191
Views: 350162

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Those ideas are from this plan (which is over four years old, which shows how ridiculously long this project has drawn on).
by mattaudio
May 15th, 2018, 2:13 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4191
Views: 350162

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Is it, uh, too late to...
1. Eliminate 21st St Station
2. Single track the LRT between West Lake and Penn Ave
3. Not do the shallow tunnel, but instead run a single track of LRT next to a single track of freight
4. Save piles and piles of money?
by mattaudio
May 11th, 2018, 1:55 pm
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: 2017-18 MN Legislative Session & Budget - Battle for the Senate Majority?
Replies: 57
Views: 3422

Re: 2017-18 MN Legislative Session & Budget - Battle for the Senate Majority?

Probably not, since the lottery pool is for natural resources and the environment.
by mattaudio
May 11th, 2018, 8:00 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Southdale Area Development - Edina
Replies: 655
Views: 74975

Re: Southdale Area Development - Edina

Stroaddale? Anyways, sort of funny how the Southdale name is becoming less prominent beyond the confines of the mall. Supposedly Bruce Dayton donated the land for what became Fairview Southdale Hospital on the condition that the hospital was named after Southdale. Clearly the founders of Southdale h...
by mattaudio
May 10th, 2018, 11:01 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Fantasy maps
Replies: 144
Views: 16463

Re: Fantasy maps

Putting this in Fantasy Maps for the sake of MNdible... Many of us have thought about the idea of a future subway under the most dense parts of Nicollet (and across the river and up Central in Northeast). This morning, as I drove down I-35W and noticed all the earthworks for the southside freeway re...
by mattaudio
May 8th, 2018, 2:41 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Hennepin Avenue Reconstruction / E Line (Uptown to Downtown)
Replies: 97
Views: 7496

Re: Hennepin Avenue Reconstruction / E Line (Uptown to Downtown)

Personally I'd like to see a Hennepin bike-walk-transitway that only has limited sections of slip lane and on-street parking. This would essentially close Hennepin as a through street. I don't think that's politically feasible, so this was the closest I could imagine getting to the best transit outc...
by mattaudio
May 6th, 2018, 2:01 pm
Forum: Greater Minnesota
Topic: Mayo Expansion Proposal - Rochester
Replies: 110
Views: 21167

Re: Mayo Expansion Proposal - Rochester

Rochester has a RFP to consult on how to make Rochester fun. No joke.
http://www.rochestermn.gov/home/showdocument?id=20687
by mattaudio
May 4th, 2018, 8:01 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Southside - General Topics
Replies: 852
Views: 101385

Re: Southside - General Topics

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.
by mattaudio
May 3rd, 2018, 11:19 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Schafer Richardson offices & parking ramp - 1000 3rd St N (Zuccaro’s Produce building)
Replies: 36
Views: 2764

Re: Schafer Richardson offices & parking ramp - 1000 3rd St N (Zuccaro’s Produce building)

I can't imagine CPED really not wanting to see this project in this location, so one of these scenarios seems likely: 1. This is some policy/political ploy to point out something with our zoning code and be a catalyst for change (but nothing sticks out). 2. They are following the zoning map to the l...
by mattaudio
May 2nd, 2018, 2:33 pm
Forum: Greater Minnesota
Topic: Alatus Project - Rochester
Replies: 32
Views: 4647

Re: Alatus Project - Rochester

This is called "The Berkman."
by mattaudio
May 2nd, 2018, 1:30 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Hiawatha-Minnehaha Avenue Development & Grain Elevators/Freight Corridor
Replies: 96
Views: 12219

Re: Hiawatha-Minnehaha Avenue Development & Grain Elevators/Freight Corridor

The new CPC agenda lists the Domino's/Starbuck's requests as withdrawn. I called CM Johnson's office, and his staff confirmed the applicant is looking to submit a different application down the road that incorporates community feedback.
by mattaudio
May 2nd, 2018, 1:16 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Northeast and Southeast Minneapolis - General Topics
Replies: 704
Views: 46460

Re: Northeast and Southeast Minneapolis - General Topics

Did we have record of the Ramada along 35W and Industrial becoming a "Delta Hotels | Marriott" hotel? Yikes how many marquees does one company need?
http://www.minneapolismn.gov/www/groups ... 210589.pdf

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