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by rmc
November 6th, 2019, 12:42 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Wooddale Station Area / PLACE Proposal - St. Louis Park
Replies: 151
Views: 22314

Re: Wooddale Station Area / PLACE Proposal - St. Louis Park

PLACE/Via seems stalled out. They haven't been able to meet any of the deadlines on this project over multiple years. It was a bold plan with lots of neat features, but it's going precisely as its detractors predicted. I was a supporter of this, but the goalposts have continually moved enough where ...
by rmc
October 17th, 2019, 11:41 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Cemeteries
Replies: 6
Views: 864

Re: Cemeteries

That Baltrami Park bit is fascinating. This is only a new topic for the US. Many more densely populated countries have been repurposing cemeteries for centuries. It's pretty common for European development projects to uncover (hopefully not recently) dead folks.
by rmc
October 17th, 2019, 11:16 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Parkway 25 (Vescio's/ValuStay site) - St. Louis Park
Replies: 43
Views: 5306

Re: St. Louis Park - General Topics

Would be neat to see a little more mixed use, but might not be completely suitable for that space.
by rmc
October 8th, 2019, 10:09 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Wooddale Station Area / PLACE Proposal - St. Louis Park
Replies: 151
Views: 22314

Re: Wooddale Station Area / PLACE Proposal - St. Louis Park

I'm not worried long-term. SOMETHING will go in there; the property will be too valuable. I commend the city for trying to get something environmentally and civically progressive, but it seems like it might have been a little too much of a reach.
by rmc
October 8th, 2019, 9:23 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Beltline Station Area – St. Louis Park
Replies: 43
Views: 5189

Re: Beltline Station Area – St. Louis Park

I thought this was interesting and the forum could be a place to get some ideas. Kenwood Gymnastics has been told their lease will end because the current building owner is looking to sell/redevelop the property. Kenwood would like to find/build a new facility nearby. From the owner: It's been 9 yea...
by rmc
September 12th, 2019, 1:26 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: St. Louis Park - General Topics
Replies: 489
Views: 57416

Re: St. Louis Park - General Topics

Assuming you're referring to the Hwy 169 Mobility Study: https://www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/projects/hwy169study/.
The improvements to Cedar Lake Rd and possible frontage roads have loads of contingencies and a proposed implementation span of 2022 - 2043. I won't hold my breath. ;)
by rmc
September 11th, 2019, 1:46 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Louisiana Station Area
Replies: 19
Views: 2766

Re: Louisiana Station Area

Update on the former Sam's Club site from the city council: "On Sept. 16, council will give final approvals to rezone the site from Commercial to a combination of High-Density Multiple Family Residential and Business Park, enabling the potential for at least 500 new housing units and 100 jobs on the...
by rmc
September 11th, 2019, 1:33 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: St. Louis Park - General Topics
Replies: 489
Views: 57416

Re: St. Louis Park - General Topics

Park Spanish Immersion school moved to the old Cedar Manor building this school year. It's a huge improvement in the facility, but bike access is pretty bad along Cedar Lake road. I know they're improving the east end of Cedar Lake Rd, but I haven't been able to find anything on the west end, to Hwy...
by rmc
September 11th, 2019, 9:17 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Wooddale Station Area / PLACE Proposal - St. Louis Park
Replies: 151
Views: 22314

Re: Wooddale Station Area / PLACE Proposal - St. Louis Park

Not much has taken place at the site this summer. Does not give me warm fuzzies about the timeline. Really guessing the second phase of the project isn't getting secured. The city project site hasn't had an update since December. https://www.stlouispark.org/government/departments-divisions/community...
by rmc
June 4th, 2019, 10:16 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Beltline Station Area – St. Louis Park
Replies: 43
Views: 5189

Re: Beltline Station Area – St. Louis Park

I don't think that type of store is in Hyvee's portfolio. They're all giant warehouse types. The Sam's Club property seems more of a fit for Hyvee.
by rmc
June 4th, 2019, 9:21 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: St. Louis Park - General Topics
Replies: 489
Views: 57416

Re: St. Louis Park - General Topics

Dress Barn is closing all of its stores, seems unlikely that it's connected to rent.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/20 ... 747205002/
by rmc
June 3rd, 2019, 1:13 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: West End / Central Park West Development - St. Louis Park
Replies: 184
Views: 24843

Re: West End / Central Park West Development - St. Louis Park

Speaking for myself, the retail at West End doesn't create much of a destination district. My wife isn't drawn to much there either, but she works and shops downtown. Creating a successful retail district also requires... successful retail. It seems better designed as an entertainment district, but ...
by rmc
October 10th, 2018, 10:31 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Hopkins - General Topics
Replies: 258
Views: 36001

Re: Hopkins - General Topics

Unless I'm reading this wrong, it's as follows: 25 seats / 3 = 8.333333 spaces 960 sq ft / 250 = 3.84 spaces Gross requirement = 12.17 spaces - 2 on-street space credits - 1 bike rack credit - 2 transit stop proximity credits Net requirement = 7.17 spaces. So which way does the city round? I'm guess...
by rmc
August 7th, 2018, 2:01 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Louisiana Station Area
Replies: 19
Views: 2766

Re: Louisiana Station Area

Anyone heard anything on the old Sam's Club? That seems like a prime property as well.
by rmc
August 7th, 2018, 1:51 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Wooddale Station Area / PLACE Proposal - St. Louis Park
Replies: 151
Views: 22314

Re: Wooddale Station Area / PLACE Proposal - St. Louis Park

Just messaged SLP about the Via (Place) development, as not much has happened over the summer. City Staff met with the PLACE team earlier this week, and they are still on track for the development. The Federal Tax Bill that was passed at the end of 2017 caused a hiccup in their financing for the pro...
by rmc
October 11th, 2017, 12:01 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Wooddale Station Area / PLACE Proposal - St. Louis Park
Replies: 151
Views: 22314

Re: Wooddale Station Area / PLACE Proposal - St. Louis Park

According to someone in the SLP planning department, demolition should start in the next couple days. There were "delays" in PLACE getting started. They have had discussions about what happens if the SWLRT improvements are delayed/dropped, and there is some interest in making improvements to the bik...
by rmc
October 11th, 2017, 11:20 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Wooddale Station Area / PLACE Proposal - St. Louis Park
Replies: 151
Views: 22314

Re: Wooddale Station Area / PLACE Proposal - St. Louis Park

Still no progress on the site. Some survey markers were put up, but no demolition activity. My big question is around the traffic plan. The traffic mitigation plan for this site was dependent on the SWLRT improvements being made to the Wooddale / Hwy 7 / 36th St / bike trail intersections. With SWLR...
by rmc
August 24th, 2017, 3:01 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4470
Views: 406544

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

More on the "mile-long, ten-foot-tall, threefoot thick" wall:
http://www.hillandlakepress.com/PDF/17Aug.pdf
by rmc
November 3rd, 2016, 11:34 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: West End / Central Park West Development - St. Louis Park
Replies: 184
Views: 24843

Re: West End / Central Park West Development - St. Louis Park

Anyone know what's going in on the southwest corner of West End? Some banners said something about an arcade, gasthaus, and craft beers.
by rmc
November 3rd, 2016, 11:31 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: MN Highway 100
Replies: 98
Views: 16192

Re: MN Highway 100

The Hwy 100 lane reduction is supposed to last into "mid-November". We'll see!
I'm excited for traffic to return to normal... at least until January.

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