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by stp1980
May 2nd, 2016, 12:08 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4468
Views: 403096

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

For what its worth this is what I wrote to my senator today. Feel free to use for yours and edit however you like. Dear Senator Cohen, I am a constituent of yours in the Highland Park neighborhood of Saint Paul. This morning I have read through the bonding proposal (2016 Capital Investment - SF 2839...
by stp1980
January 15th, 2016, 1:39 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4468
Views: 403096

Re: East Metro Rail Capacity Study

I don't know if I am missing anything in the full list of projects, but transit is pretty much non-existent in the governor's bonding proposal.
by stp1980
August 19th, 2015, 8:09 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Gold Line BRT (Gateway Corridor)
Replies: 392
Views: 56509

Re: Gold Line (Gateway Corridor BRT)

Wow. Just wow. Really? This thing is going to meander along frontage roads. Outside of 494/694 there nothing to support about this 'line'. It could be an aBRT and cut off at a logical point. Again too many planners playing SIM city gives a bad plan.
by stp1980
May 28th, 2015, 8:30 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: OXBO - 7 Corners Hardware Redevelopment
Replies: 74
Views: 13837

Re: Opus Redevelopment - 7 Corners Hardware site

They are starting to knock the church down this morning, looks like things are going to start picking up here!
by stp1980
April 27th, 2015, 12:35 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4468
Views: 403096

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

It's difficult to see how this will move forward. Politically, I think the cost is now beyond what would be acceptable and any friends of this project, especially the lukewarm ones, may melt away. The very Byzantine and lengthy review process is disincentive enough, it would be a huge loss for trans...
by stp1980
January 11th, 2015, 9:06 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: RBC Gateway (Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 503'
Replies: 1963
Views: 239214

Re: Nicollet Hotel Block

Duval discusses how he makes it work. http://m.startribune.com/local/minneapolis/288099651.html?section=/ Key point, the tower isn't offices. Mostly residential for the predicted huge need. The offices will be in the podium. He sounds like a bit of a dreamer, but I am guessing there are a fair amou...
by stp1980
December 10th, 2014, 9:30 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Hamline Station - (1333 University Avenue)
Replies: 49
Views: 15697

Re: Hamline Station - (1333 University Avenue)

The streetscape here is going to be dramatically changed by this project and the one down at Griggs. Does anyone know if Target owns the property across the street from this one? It seems like that is an asset they would be willing to sell off at some point as it is just two empty parking lots far a...
by stp1980
December 4th, 2014, 5:56 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Black Lives Matter, The Police, etc.
Replies: 670
Views: 39812

Re: Interstate 35W

This conversation is only slightly more civilized than the comments section of the Trib right now.
by stp1980
November 11th, 2014, 8:54 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Rush Line Corridor BRT
Replies: 495
Views: 50523

Re: Rush Line Corridor (Alternatives Analysis)

Terminating the line at Maplewood Mall might not be a bad idea. You would have this line capped by DT St. Paul and the hospital and the mall at the other end. I wonder if it would be possible to run it up Payne, cross over to Arcade/61, North Side of Beam Ave by the hospital, transit center. You cou...
by stp1980
October 15th, 2014, 3:02 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: 2700 University Avenue Development
Replies: 144
Views: 29879

Re: 2700 University Ave

I am glad that this looks like it will go through. This piece of real estate is a head scratcher for me, as to why this has not happened sooner.
by stp1980
October 3rd, 2014, 9:33 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Waters of Highland Park
Replies: 2
Views: 1526

Waters of Highland Park

Former funeral home on Snelling near intersection of Highland Parkway. Senior apartments 4 story. Funeral home building is now gone and it looks like they are in a hurry to put this on up judging by the giant hole in the ground
http://finance-commerce.com/tag/the-wat ... land-park/
by stp1980
October 3rd, 2014, 9:12 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: "City" "Place" - Woodbury
Replies: 133
Views: 20353

Re: State Farm Corporate Campus redevelopment - Woodbury

It will also to annoy you that Woodbury has a "City Centre" and a "City Walk" in a similar pavement to building ratio as this project. Although City Walk has apartments and a little less pavement
by stp1980
September 21st, 2014, 12:05 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Downtown-to-Downtown Rail Capacity Study
Replies: 87
Views: 12426

Re: Downtown-to-Downtown Rail Capacity Study

Anyone going to be on his train today? I am curious as to the route and speed it is going to go. First passenger carrying run of UnionDepot to Target Field!

http://finance-commerce.com/transit/201 ... s-weekend/
by stp1980
August 17th, 2014, 7:55 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Roads that didn't get built outstate
Replies: 15
Views: 2035

Re: Roads that didn't get built outstate

It seems that outstate corridors get upgraded to four lanes in piece- meal segments. I wonder if a better solution would be 'super-2s' in these areas with passing lanes every 10-15 miles. This way you don't overbuild roads that don't have the traffic volume on them to necessitate a full four lanes b...
by stp1980
August 15th, 2014, 8:40 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: "City" "Place" - Woodbury
Replies: 133
Views: 20353

Re: State Farm Corporate Campus redevelopment - Woodbury

As a child of the 'Wood-hood' I will have to say that I am glad this land will be used in some way and people will be working here as the building has been vacant almost more time than it was occupied. That said the urbanist in me cringes at the 'asphalt acres' concept. The development pattern here ...
by stp1980
August 12th, 2014, 8:39 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Gold Line BRT (Gateway Corridor)
Replies: 392
Views: 56509

Re: Gateway Corridor

I forget about CTIB money but can it be used for express bus facilities? Let's face it this project is about keeping Wash. Co in CTIB. Red Rock does not seem to be moving along too quickly either. If we build a suburban transit corridor (I'm looking at you Red Line!). Unless you change zoning and pl...
by stp1980
August 6th, 2014, 8:17 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Mayo Clinic Square
Replies: 511
Views: 74660

Re: Mayo Clinic Square (formerly Block E)

mamundsen wrote:I think this renovation will make it almost unrecognizable.
I don't think anyone will complain about that
by stp1980
August 1st, 2014, 3:40 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Gold Line BRT (Gateway Corridor)
Replies: 392
Views: 56509

Re: Gateway Corridor

Ahh.....just looked again at the aa.
by stp1980
August 1st, 2014, 2:30 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Gold Line BRT (Gateway Corridor)
Replies: 392
Views: 56509

Re: Gateway Corridor

Can we orange line this? AKA freeway BRT? In a perfect world we should be able to connect the burbs to the network otherwise let's use this money to aBRT a-line to z-line where it will be used. Otherwise I have to agree with the sentiment "forget it jake it's Chinatown"

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