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by acs
April 24th, 2019, 9:00 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Labeling the Transit System
Replies: 69
Views: 4717

Re: Labeling the Transit System

The way they label transfer stations seems to be pretty inconsistent as well. For example all of the downtown minneapolis LRT stops are given a white bar, but nothing for the bloomington/airport stations where the blue and riverview interline except for the MOA. Same for pretty much everything in do...
by acs
February 27th, 2019, 9:17 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Federal Reserve Riverfront Parking Ramp
Replies: 63
Views: 8560

Re: Federal Reserve Riverfront Parking Ramp

Doesn't downtown zoning still prevent any new single-use parking structures, which this would clearly be? I don't get all the angst here when this is clearly going to get denied by zoning and planning. Or is the fed somehow exempt from this.
by acs
February 19th, 2019, 6:50 pm
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: 2019-2020 MN Legislative Session / Budget / Bonding
Replies: 30
Views: 1570

Re: 2019-2020 MN Legislative Session / Budget / Bonding

No, it's for funding suburban road expansion. All gas tax is constitutionally "used solely for highway purposes". Motor vehicle sales taxes are what get split 60/40% in favor of highways vs transit, but they make up a smaller funding source than the gas tax. This is a good source for the complicated...
by acs
November 28th, 2018, 9:39 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: E Line Arterial BRT
Replies: 81
Views: 6287

Re: E Line ABRT

Why not option 7, but after West Lake station take Excelsior over to France ave. Then it can hit all the nodes from the other options while providing more connectivity between the LRT and Uptown.

Edit: Matt beat me to it.
by acs
May 1st, 2018, 3:49 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Street, Road and Highway Projects
Replies: 940
Views: 107661

Re: Street, Road and Highway Projects

MnDOT Corridors of Commerce program money for 2018 announced this morning. $204 million for one interchange: http://www.startribune.com/state-awards-i-494-i-35w-interchange-other-highways-400m-for-major-renovations/481405051/ Lol, these are basically all in the metro area to improve commute times. ...
by acs
February 9th, 2018, 10:12 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)
Replies: 990
Views: 107744

Re: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)

Multimodal wrote:
February 9th, 2018, 8:45 am
Headline: CRISIS!

Article: This is a normal and expected situation.

Result: clickbait.
It's why I wait for a Strib article before reacting to things like this.
by acs
February 6th, 2018, 2:54 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: U.S. Bank Stadium
Replies: 2066
Views: 54370

Re: U.S. Bank Stadium

People are forgetting that MSP was a contender for hosting the college football national championship the last time around it was bid. Ultimately we lost to a few no brainer sites like Atlanta and Phoenix but I would expect us to make a bid the next time it comes up in 2025.
by acs
January 18th, 2018, 9:50 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Southdale Area Development - Edina
Replies: 705
Views: 86034

Re: Southdale Area Development - Edina

Yes, because what everyone wants to do after a hard workout is bike home in the snow.
by acs
November 14th, 2017, 10:11 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Zoning in Minneapolis
Replies: 277
Views: 27443

Re: Zoning in Minneapolis

Missed this little gem in the Strib over the weekend: New parking ramps could return to Minneapolis, in disguise City might lift ban on homely stand-alone ramps if they're largely hidden from view http://www.startribune.com/new-parking-ramps-could-return-to-minneapolis-in-disguise/456715053/ Sounds ...
by acs
November 8th, 2017, 2:16 pm
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Minneapolis Mayoral Election 2017
Replies: 379
Views: 21408

Re: Minneapolis Mayoral Election 2017

Strib is calling it for Frey
by acs
November 7th, 2017, 9:12 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News
Replies: 1472
Views: 151462

Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

Dang, I was hoping retail rents were finally coming down. That would be much better for the whole area.
by acs
November 1st, 2017, 11:14 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4441
Views: 389961

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

No, because that would be offensive to some people on here.
by acs
October 4th, 2017, 1:48 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
Replies: 522
Views: 56400

Re: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

Just put it on the ballot and let voters pick the name from a limited selection. A bunch of liberal busybodies may want to change the name but that doesn't mean everyone has to go along with what they pick to replace it.
by acs
September 27th, 2017, 6:44 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Amazon's New HQ?
Replies: 280
Views: 17344

Re: Amazon's New HQ?

That's already going to happen with the way the StP mayoral candidates are giving in to the Highland Park NIMBYs on this site. None of that matters now, site plan approved 5-2: http://www.startribune.com/st-paul-city-council-expected-to-vote-wednesday-on-divisive-ford-site-plan/448252103/ Although ...
by acs
September 13th, 2017, 11:12 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Amazon's New HQ?
Replies: 280
Views: 17344

Re: Amazon's New HQ?

Minnesota’s bid will be “restrained,” Dayton says. http://www.startribune.com/gov-mark-dayton-says-state-of-minnesota-s-amazon-hq-bid-to-be-restrained/444027563/ Probably good news for people against the proposal (and other cities that want it). Golly gee, no conflict of interest here. It's not lik...
by acs
September 12th, 2017, 10:51 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4441
Views: 389961

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

This project is gift that just keeps on giving...to transit opponents that is. At this point it seems like the supporters of this project as-is only do so to keep opponents from getting a win. All the delays, overruns, and problems with this line have set back mass transit support in this city damn ...
by acs
September 12th, 2017, 10:46 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Amazon's New HQ?
Replies: 280
Views: 17344

Re: Amazon's New HQ?

What do we have to gain? How about what do we have to lose? Amazon is the company that will in all likelihood put Target and Best Buy out of business. No matter where HQ2 ends up we're staring down the barrel of losing tens of thousands of corporate headquarters jobs sometime in the near future. I u...
by acs
September 7th, 2017, 8:29 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Amazon's New HQ?
Replies: 280
Views: 17344

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market

50,000 employees and 8M+ square feet is far larger than any single building in this state (Think 10 times the size of the WF project). It's going to have to be a multiple building complex. Really, our best site for this is probably the Ford plant site or TCAAP and there's already huge pushback again...
by acs
August 29th, 2017, 2:36 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Old Thrivent HQ Block - 4th Ave and 6th St (existing building & new parking ramp)
Replies: 160
Views: 20428

Re: Thrivent's Surface Parking Lots

Now we know what they want to do with the big lot across the street: I just got an email alert that Thrivent has a preliminary agreement to sell its building to Hennepin County. It wants to build a new HQ across the street. Why would Hennepin County need more office space? They're in the process of...
by acs
August 29th, 2017, 10:08 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Old Thrivent HQ Block - 4th Ave and 6th St (existing building & new parking ramp)
Replies: 160
Views: 20428

Re: Thrivent's Surface Parking Lots

David Greene wrote:
August 29th, 2017, 10:04 am
VacantLuxuries wrote:
August 29th, 2017, 9:14 am
Follow the money. Lenders being unnecessarily stingy and/or timid is almost certainly at fault here.
Pull together some funds and make it happen! There's a killing to be made in residential loans! It's a slam dunk!
Shades of 2006 right there. We all know how that turned out.

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