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by EOst
June 14th, 2018, 4:00 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Legacy Condominiums - 121 12th Ave S (187' - 17 Stories)
Replies: 201
Views: 27982

Re: Legacy Condominiums - 121 12th Ave S (187' - 17 Stories)

Considering Stanton planned something called "The Eclipse" that looked like this--

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It may have just been his taste.
by EOst
June 11th, 2018, 1:29 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Southside - General Topics
Replies: 874
Views: 104929

Re: Southside - General Topics

by EOst
June 5th, 2018, 10:23 am
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Minnesota Governor Election 2018
Replies: 242
Views: 12187

Re: Minnesota Governor Election 2018

There's no evidence that Walz is unpopular among urban liberals. Murphy turned out to be slightly more popular, but this isn't exactly a Clinton vs. Sanders situation where Murphy supporters are going to stay home. Walz-Flanagan is still a very progressive ticket that damn near everyone in the DFL ...
by EOst
June 4th, 2018, 9:15 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Arby’s Island
Replies: 176
Views: 13483

Re: Arby’s Island

A little more effort on the materials and this could get a real Florin Court vibe going.
by EOst
June 4th, 2018, 9:13 pm
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Minnesota Governor Election 2018
Replies: 242
Views: 12187

Re: Minnesota Governor Election 2018

I don't have a strong preference in Walz vs. Murphy, but I think Walz backers tend to overestimate the importance of his appeal outstate. If he does better than Dayton outstate but can't drive big turnout in the metro, he'll lose a close election. The theory of the Murphy-Maye Quade ticket (Erin^2?)...
by EOst
May 31st, 2018, 2:34 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4211
Views: 353958

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

The reason it was estimated so cheaply is because MNDOT views BRT as "any bus with expensive shelters and an abstract route map." The studied plan had $0 for corridor construction and $0 for right-of-way. It was using shoulders at rush hour and mixed-traffic otherwise, all but 3 eastbound and 1 wes...
by EOst
May 31st, 2018, 11:31 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4211
Views: 353958

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

394 was included in the highway BRT study a few years ago. 2013 cost was estimated at $47m, which is a bargain compared to the cost of LRT here.
by EOst
May 30th, 2018, 3:47 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown General Topics & Development Map
Replies: 968
Views: 109722

Re: Uptown General Topics & Development Map

http://www.southwestjournal.com/news/development/2018/05/developer-planning-apartments-at-lake-james/ From the description, this sounds like 3000, 3004, and 3008 James, as well as 1711 Lake. All are owned by "James & Lake LLC". I'm surprised--those houses on James look really nice, at least from the...
by EOst
May 30th, 2018, 11:42 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Southside - General Topics
Replies: 874
Views: 104929

Re: Southside - General Topics

I guess one small bright side is that the combined footprints of the two buildings should be reasonably buildable.
by EOst
May 20th, 2018, 10:02 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News
Replies: 1465
Views: 145007

Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

If they really wanted, it probably wouldn't be hard to skirt 3 and 5 to avoid falling under the ban.
by EOst
May 18th, 2018, 5:38 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News and Current Happenings
Replies: 1995
Views: 176521

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

Have definitely heard it discussed since. But glad it's not happening!
by EOst
May 18th, 2018, 3:39 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News and Current Happenings
Replies: 1995
Views: 176521

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

If the 61 is getting truncated to Arcade/Maryland but the 54 extension doesn't run on Sundays, does that mean that Arcade won't have any bus service at all on Sundays?
by EOst
May 17th, 2018, 2:14 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4211
Views: 353958

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Hey, so would the Southwest Diagonal freeway. Wonder if the neighbors along Kenilworth would like this better?

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by EOst
May 17th, 2018, 11:14 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bicycle Infrastructure
Replies: 1458
Views: 123880

Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

Yep. The CCB trail on Jackson connects to a trail on the north side of University to L'Orient, then on the east side of L'Orient to Pennsylvania, then east on the Pennsylvania/Phalen trail to the Vento Trail or north on a trail on the west side of Frontage Rd (ugh) to the Gateway. The part behind Km...
by EOst
May 17th, 2018, 9:53 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bicycle Infrastructure
Replies: 1458
Views: 123880

Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

A few weeks ago I saw that crews were ripping up Jackson Street in front of Regions Hospital to complete the Jackson Street bikeway that will go from University Ave to (almost) the river. What a pity that at Kellogg the trail essentially ends a block short with really no indication of how to get th...
by EOst
May 15th, 2018, 1:03 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4211
Views: 353958

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Still worth the cost.
by EOst
May 11th, 2018, 2:19 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Washington Avenue (reconstruction, restriping, etc.)
Replies: 253
Views: 47121

Re: Washington Avenue (reconstruction, restriping, etc.)

Yeah, those bike signals on Washington confuse me to no end. Nothing at all like the actually really nice bike signals on the Jackson PBL.
by EOst
May 9th, 2018, 8:55 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Hennepin Avenue Reconstruction / E Line (Uptown to Downtown)
Replies: 97
Views: 7777

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

Would Hennepin really be the best street in south Minneapolis to take car-free? Seems like you could make a pretty strong case for Nicollet instead, between the Mall and the whole Kmart thing.
by EOst
May 9th, 2018, 7:53 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Hennepin Avenue Reconstruction / E Line (Uptown to Downtown)
Replies: 97
Views: 7777

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

I don't think removing all cars from Hennepin is likely or even necessarily desirable. The backlash would be so intense that it would probably end up getting reversed, and kill a lot of other great initiatives with it.
by EOst
May 8th, 2018, 3:27 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Hennepin Avenue Reconstruction / E Line (Uptown to Downtown)
Replies: 97
Views: 7777

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

I mean, I know you've got your allegiances, but... really? There are other options for moving bikes -- like the Bryant Ave facility, for example (which should be improved) -- but Hennepin is the only option for moving buses (and cars) through this corridor. Until we tunnel. I won't pretend that it ...

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