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by EOst
August 14th, 2018, 2:00 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: West Elm Hotel & Condos - 102-120 1st Street N
Replies: 103
Views: 7938

Re: West Elm Hotel & Condos - 102-120 1st Street N

Design is pretty yikes.
by EOst
August 14th, 2018, 8:53 am
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Avenues- Replace Numbers With Names
Replies: 12
Views: 439

Re: Avenues- Replace Numbers With Names

The Minneapolis "numerological twilight zone": https://www.minnpost.com/cityscape/2015 ... light-zone

I think that the long run would be better if certain major avenues in that area were named, but it would be a notable burden in the short run on residents.
by EOst
August 9th, 2018, 8:45 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Harlem Irving and CA Ventures - 240 Hennepin Ave - 18-20 stories
Replies: 37
Views: 2679

Re: Harlem Irving and CA Ventures - 240 Hennepin Ave - 18-20 stories

Also, the heart of downtown shifted half a mile southwest to around 7th St in the early 20th century. This left the Bridge Square/Gateway area isolated from most commercial/office activity, which led to the Skid Row thing.
by EOst
August 8th, 2018, 9:09 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Harlem Irving and CA Ventures - 240 Hennepin Ave - 18-20 stories
Replies: 37
Views: 2679

Re: Harlem Irving and CA Ventures - 240 Hennepin Ave - 18-20 stories

I'm always confused as to why architects are insistent on doing this with the new product we're seeing. What's the precedent for 3 stories when most of the remaining original office stock on Hennepin (Lumber Exchange, Masonic Temple, etc.) is 8-12 stories? There is a good chance the original buildi...
by EOst
August 4th, 2018, 11:52 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nicollet Mall
Replies: 1347
Views: 139785

Re: Nicollet Mall

Is 16th really that much better, or is it just grass is greener? People in Denver don't seem to love it https://www.denverpost.com/2018/02/03/lets-save-the-16th-street-mall/: Don’t look too closely at Denver’s renowned 16th Street Mall. You’re likely to see uneven and worn pavers, aging planters, va...
by EOst
August 3rd, 2018, 10:30 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Saint Paul - General Topics
Replies: 431
Views: 79590

Re: Saint Paul - General Topics

CAAPB is working on a reinvestment plan for the area right now, but the current state of Rice is a big barrier. The sidewalks are unbelievably narrow.
by EOst
August 2nd, 2018, 1:00 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Stillwater Development News
Replies: 34
Views: 3361

Re: Stillwater Development News

The guy sounds obnoxious, but he isn't wrong. Houlton existed mostly to serve traffic across the Lift Bridge, so it's pretty clear that the bypass would hurt their business significantly. I don't know if they would be any better off if the Lift Bridge were maintained for cars, but bikes aren't going...
by EOst
July 22nd, 2018, 1:13 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan
Replies: 73
Views: 5733

Re: Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan

Me in March: If this came down to a Council vote--if it gets that far--what would a majority for this look like? If you assume the opposition of those quoted in the article [Johnson, Gordon], plus the members who are pretty obviously poor fits for this proposal (Goodman, Palmisano, Reich) you would ...
by EOst
July 12th, 2018, 9:46 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bike Share
Replies: 229
Views: 24176

Re: Bike Share

Banning scooters and ebikes from sidewalks won't actually solve the problem, any more than the ban on sidewalk riding in commercial areas does. Criminalization is a lazy solution to a hard problem. If people don't feel safe riding in the street, make the streets safe.
by EOst
July 10th, 2018, 9:10 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bike Share
Replies: 229
Views: 24176

Re: Bike Share

That's the Nice Ride/Motivate plan. The difficulty with that model is that you need a *lot* of those virtual docks to have the kind of coverage or last-mile usability that a truly dockless system can have. Nice Ride has talked about having 500 of these at launch, which sounds like a lot, but here's ...
by EOst
July 9th, 2018, 4:11 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bike Share
Replies: 229
Views: 24176

Re: Bike Share

I think dockless vs. docked is pretty much a moot point now. Dockless is coming. Our docked provider (Nice Ride) has said their business model won't work long-term with docks. Like it or not, this is the future we're in.
by EOst
July 4th, 2018, 12:21 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Rush Line Corridor BRT
Replies: 446
Views: 40744

Re: Rush Line Corridor BRT

How much extra time could the "detour" possibly take? #1 is around 1900 ft, #4 (depending on the routing) is ~2400 ft. Even accounting for delay at the turns (and maybe at Arcade as well) it's hard to imagine that extra 2-3 minutes being a big deal.
by EOst
July 2nd, 2018, 4:03 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bike Share
Replies: 229
Views: 24176

Re: Bike Share

I think 500 is the initial parking rollout, with more anticipated later. They were talking about submitting full site plans to the city for each one, so 500 is a lot for a very limited amount of time. I don't personally love the "dockless bike share, but constrained to a limited number of painted vi...
by EOst
June 27th, 2018, 1:04 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Street, Road and Highway Projects
Replies: 894
Views: 92178

Re: Street, Road and Highway Projects

Would people here really prefer having this level of daily traffic on Park/Portland/Nicollet/etc? There's a lot of space between "the world is ending" and "everything's fine."
by EOst
June 27th, 2018, 1:00 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Stadium Village
Replies: 144
Views: 27302

Re: Stadium Village

Exciting plans, but I guess I'm a little nervous about their impact specifically at Washington/Huron. As I've said before (probably in this thread?), I think there's value in retaining those three corners of historic retail (SE: 1901, SW: 1905, NE: 1922) in the middle of all that new construction. I...
by EOst
June 25th, 2018, 12:54 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Loring Park Neighborhood
Replies: 76
Views: 12245

Re: Loring Park Neighborhood

The FHWA is very strongly against these, under the theory that drivers and pedestrians will become hopelessly confused by the shiny colors and carnage will ensue. I'm sure Mdcastle could elaborate here.

I assume that's why Minneapolis chose exclusively low-traffic city-owned streets to try it.
by EOst
June 24th, 2018, 11:08 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News and Current Happenings
Replies: 2068
Views: 185281

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

That's an astonishing number of riders on the Green Line. Between Green and Blue, METRO is already matching or exceeding the entire Denver RTA light rail system with 1/3 the miles. If Bottineau and SWLRT were built and only managed 20k daily riders each (well below projections) METRO would come clos...
by EOst
June 21st, 2018, 3:32 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: OX-OP Gallery and Residences.
Replies: 42
Views: 4084

Re: OX-OP Gallery and Residences.

Apparently they've been under the impression that the bollards were just a temporary thing, and that since they obviously weren't working for the people that moved downtown and insisted on continuing to drive everywhere, they would soon be removed so they could zooooom out to 35W as God intended. T...
by EOst
June 21st, 2018, 2:42 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: OX-OP Gallery and Residences.
Replies: 42
Views: 4084

Re: OX-OP Gallery and Residences.

That was announced and presented to the DMNA in Aprilish. The residents of the various Stanton buildings around 2nd/11th are raising hell; I'm not sure if it's delayed because of that or if it's still on its slow, secretive schedule. Raising hell about the bikeway upgrade? What are their arguments ...

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