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by EOst
December 10th, 2019, 4:58 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis City Planning Commission
Replies: 105
Views: 15159

Re: Minneapolis City Planning Commission

I heard that the City Charter specifically says ward boundaries are to be drawn from the corners inward I don't see this in the charter: https://library.municode.com/mn/minneapolis/codes/code_of_ordinances?nodeId=CH_ARTIIBO_S2.2WA Wards must "consist of a compact, contiguous area, not longer than t...
by EOst
December 6th, 2019, 7:40 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bicycle Infrastructure
Replies: 1559
Views: 149720

Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

The tree removals are for parking bays, not the bike lanes. Cut the widening and you can save the trees.
by EOst
December 5th, 2019, 1:49 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Melzer Block (E Hennepin between Univ and 4th) for Sale
Replies: 13
Views: 927

Re: Melzer Block (E Hennepin between Univ and 4th) for Sale

I wouldn't give much stock to the fact that many of the retail spaces are leased. That was true on the 1400 and 1500 blocks of Nicollet too, and it didn't stop those developments. The fact that the whole row of buildings has been assembled by one investment group certainly suggests there was interes...
by EOst
December 4th, 2019, 11:00 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Nicollet Ave / Eat Street - Whittier, Stevens, Loring Park
Replies: 165
Views: 24935

Re: Nicollet Ave / Eat Street - Whittier, Stevens, Loring Park

The church is part of the Washburn-Fair Oaks Historic District.
by EOst
December 4th, 2019, 10:59 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Melzer Block (E Hennepin between Univ and 4th) for Sale
Replies: 13
Views: 927

Re: Melzer Block (E Hennepin between Univ and 4th) for Sale

I thought for sure that these buildings were historically protected. But, nope!
by EOst
December 4th, 2019, 10:54 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Saint Paul - General Topics
Replies: 554
Views: 116808

Re: Saint Paul - General Topics

Even more striking when it's lit up at night.
by EOst
December 3rd, 2019, 1:12 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Elliot Park
Replies: 70
Views: 13952

Re: Elliot Park

It is genuinely extremely difficult to find buildings suitable for conversion into shelter, especially this kind of long-term shelter. I strongly believe this is less a conspiracy to concentrate poverty and more the result of an availability that met Catholic Charities' needs (close to transit, clos...
by EOst
December 2nd, 2019, 1:17 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Northeast and Southeast Minneapolis - General Topics
Replies: 816
Views: 71616

Re: Northeast and Southeast Minneapolis - General Topics

It's unfortunate that there will really be no practical alternative for that truck traffic than Central to Lowry, both with unprotected on-street bike lanes. It would be better for nearly everyone if they could take 29th instead.
by EOst
November 26th, 2019, 1:48 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)
Replies: 2336
Views: 237848

Re: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)

The 1/2 cent sales tax authority given to counties under Minn. Stat. 297A.993 can be used for both transit and other transportation projects, as long as those projects are generally specified. My understanding is that Hennepin faces a significant funding gap for their road/bridge projects, and that ...
by EOst
November 22nd, 2019, 7:43 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown (and LynLake) Development & General Topics
Replies: 1069
Views: 146698

Re: Uptown (and LynLake) Development & General Topics

I'm with MNdible on this one. That kind of naturally-occurring affordable(ish) commercial space is a limited resource, especially in this part of town.
by EOst
November 19th, 2019, 1:35 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map
Replies: 1737
Views: 288921

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Wonder if they'll remove some of that screening around the top of the tower too.
by EOst
November 17th, 2019, 1:13 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)
Replies: 1023
Views: 115540

Re: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)

University LRT guideway is 12' at stations and 14' elsewhere, as in the Riverview dimensions above. Hennepin County will also at minimum require 2' of gutter for those travel lanes.
by EOst
November 15th, 2019, 1:05 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)
Replies: 1023
Views: 115540

Re: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)

So aside from tunneling through the North Side, which honestly seems like an impossible endeavor, do you have other ideas? Just curious. I do hate that Broadway would go from being pretty hostile to staying pretty hostile if LRT did run down the center. But honestly, where else could it run, that i...
by EOst
November 15th, 2019, 11:28 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)
Replies: 1023
Views: 115540

Re: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)

Put another way, "your main business corridor has to be an unpleasant street so that we can run limited stop transit service through your neighborhood" is not actually much better than "your main business corridor has to be an unpleasant street so we can run a highway through your neighborhood."
by EOst
November 15th, 2019, 11:24 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)
Replies: 1023
Views: 115540

Re: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)

But the choice isn't LRT or existing conditions. Putting LRT down Broadway directly prevents a design that emphasizes pedestrian safety, business vitality, greenspace, etc.

We should be careful not to restrict our vision such that good transit is the only thing we care about.
by EOst
November 15th, 2019, 10:58 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)
Replies: 1023
Views: 115540

Re: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)

Broadway is only 80' wide, so LRT down the middle would require some pretty serious compromises for every other mode. University is 120', only 26 of those extra 40' are spent on keeping it 4 lanes, and I don't know that anyone would pick University as their ideal street. You could bring it down to ...
by EOst
November 14th, 2019, 4:27 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)
Replies: 1023
Views: 115540

Re: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)

Broadway is only 80' wide, so LRT down the middle would require some pretty serious compromises for every other mode. University is 120', only 26 of those extra 40' are spent on keeping it 4 lanes, and I don't know that anyone would pick University as their ideal street. (Setting aside the idea of m...
by EOst
November 14th, 2019, 2:11 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)
Replies: 1023
Views: 115540

Re: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)

I think the AA proposed taking Lyndale to Broadway. I imagine that might require some ROW acquisition (strangely, only a 60' ROW right now), but you might be able to do it without demolitions. Penn is impossible without demolishing a lot of houses.
by EOst
November 14th, 2019, 8:13 am
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Minneapolis City Politics General Discussion
Replies: 362
Views: 29228

Re: Minneapolis City Politics General Discussion

I would argue whether it's necessary or not, but either way, this is 100% not something that the Legislature should be micromanaging for only certain types of home rule cities. If the people of Minneapolis feel this is a problem, it is a problem that should be addressed in the city charter, not at a...

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