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by BoredAgain
March 6th, 2020, 1:52 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Lake & Nicollet Redevelopment (Kmart site)
Replies: 413
Views: 81455

Re: Lake & Nicollet Redevelopment (Kmart site)

fehler wrote:
March 6th, 2020, 1:18 pm
"Open" means open to cars. Doesn't need to be a freeway, but there should be an allowance for autos, else why are we spending tax dollars on it.
"Open" should be open to people. Cars are not necessary or required.
by BoredAgain
March 6th, 2020, 10:26 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Nicollet-Central Streetcar
Replies: 874
Views: 90319

Re: Nicollet-Central Streetcar

If we do want to advocate, is there anyone aside from our city councilperson that we should contact? This is all very new, and I doubt they have a designated contact for any potential project, but I could be wrong.
by BoredAgain
March 5th, 2020, 1:33 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Street, Road and Highway Projects
Replies: 979
Views: 135968

Re: Street, Road and Highway Projects

Anondson wrote:
March 5th, 2020, 1:16 pm
I thought the limit to lower to was 25. Wrong?
Many people like to say " Twenty is plenty". Possibly because it rhymes .
by BoredAgain
February 25th, 2020, 1:56 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Thrivent Headquarters Block - 6th St and Portland Ave
Replies: 195
Views: 41663

Re: Thrivent Headquarters Block - 6th St and Portland Ave

Not necessarily though - if you look at the plans, they actually show an alternative 10-story option that just has a slimmer massing above the 2nd floor (that could be a good thing). So 10 stories instead of 8, but a very similar number of units, possibly even fewer. Comp Plan goal met? Height and ...
by BoredAgain
February 7th, 2020, 12:45 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Southside - General Topics
Replies: 978
Views: 144457

Re: Southside - General Topics

Burger King should absolutely be denied. It has been closed for 18 months. As the rules state, this should not be allowed to open as a Burger King again. Zoning Board of Adjustment denied the request. It was a unanimous vote. I think they have 10 days to appeal ... Burger King restaurants will reop...
by BoredAgain
January 24th, 2020, 10:44 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Northside - General Topics
Replies: 314
Views: 79208

Re: Northside - General Topics

The MPHA is proposing a really exciting project at 1600 Penn Ave N. It's a site that (via Streetview) has been vacant since at least 2007, and sits about a quarter mile from C Line stops on Golden Valley and Plymouth. The proposed building will be an energy efficient triplex, with excellent insulat...
by BoredAgain
January 20th, 2020, 9:39 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: White Bear Lake & Vadnais Heights - General Topics
Replies: 8
Views: 2931

Re: White Bear Lake & Vadnais Heights - General Topics

To be fair, a lot of breweries in Minneapolis are also in random spots without commercial neighbors or great walkability. Also to be fair, most of the breweries in Minneapolis are in older industrial areas with re-used buildings. Those that are purpose built, or in newer buildings are almost all ve...
by BoredAgain
January 15th, 2020, 11:25 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4524
Views: 425442

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

alexschief wrote:
January 15th, 2020, 8:54 am
Getting bad political decisions changed is, in theory, cheaper than designing around them.
In theory, Communism works.
by BoredAgain
January 14th, 2020, 4:16 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4524
Views: 425442

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

People talk about the "mistakes" of the Green Line as if they were inevitable and in the past, but it is true today that the Green Line has not been given signal priority entirely along its route. The majority of the issues with street running would be avoided if there was a willingness to have the...
by BoredAgain
January 14th, 2020, 11:41 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4524
Views: 425442

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

My take is more that the CC got uniquely screwed up than that there's a systemic suburban speed bias. If you look at the non-downtown portions of the Blue Line, its pretty similar to SWLRT, except for the godforsaken tail south of the airport. Grade separated for major (>15,000AADT) crossings, full...
by BoredAgain
January 14th, 2020, 9:59 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4524
Views: 425442

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

It's striking how much more willing they are to build expensive bridges to grade separate this line out in wealthy suburbia than they were to do the same for the two dense lines running in the core. Imagine how much cleaner the Snelling / University intersection would be if they'd built a tunnel or...
by BoredAgain
January 8th, 2020, 9:41 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: 200 Central (2019) - 293' / 27 Stories
Replies: 29
Views: 7245

Re: 200 Central (2019) - 293' / 27 Stories

He community meeting was tonight... anybody go to the meeting? The meeting even was promoted on Channel 5... Opposed. Land Use + Development Committee passed a motion to send a recommendation to the Association’s Board of Directors to send a letter of opposition to the Heritage Preservation Commiss...
by BoredAgain
December 13th, 2019, 5:00 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: North Loop Neighborhood
Replies: 1023
Views: 176283

Re: North Loop Neighborhood

Last I checked, despite the name, LynHall wasn't a food hall in the way that any of the ones Alex listed are. I put them in the category of "...general food hall model ..." mentioned in the above post. Though they are a slightly different business and people can disagree on how broad that categoriz...
by BoredAgain
December 13th, 2019, 12:17 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: North Loop Neighborhood
Replies: 1023
Views: 176283

Re: North Loop Neighborhood

When I was visiting town a couple weeks ago, I hadn't really planned to get lunch at the new-ish Graze food hall, but I was close by and hungry and so I did. My thoughts were, (A) It's really quite nice, and (B) at lunchtime on a weekday it was mostly full—just from my single sample it feels to me ...
by BoredAgain
November 22nd, 2019, 10:23 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News
Replies: 1549
Views: 174318

Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

Los Andes moving to the Dulono's space as well: https://www.southwestjournal.com/news/biz-buzz/2019/10/los-andes-coming-to-former-dulonos-site/ They came to the Lyndale Neighborhood meeting last month. They have some nice intentions for the interior, as well as live music and cocktails (the reason ...
by BoredAgain
November 22nd, 2019, 9:55 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: MSP Airport
Replies: 1263
Views: 172792

Re: MSP Airport

I understand the desire to have an easy access point for hotel guests. That makes sense. I can't understand why they didn't provide some way to get from the hotel to the main terminal without getting into a car/shuttle bus of some kind. I thought the point of a hotel airport was to avoid the need fo...
by BoredAgain
October 18th, 2019, 1:08 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Shakopee
Replies: 25
Views: 6066

Re: Shakopee

Time to start lobbying a another green line extension.
by BoredAgain
September 19th, 2019, 11:17 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Hiawatha-Minnehaha Development & RR Corridor/MinHi Line
Replies: 191
Views: 47829

Re: Hiawatha-Minnehaha Development & RR Corridor/MinHi Line

Ped access to the Starbucks is really bad, I'll give you that. But I disagree that drive-thru lines will frequently back up all the way onto 42nd. There's actually ample queuing space from the ordering station to the street, wrapping around the building and through the parking lot. This isn't Snell...
by BoredAgain
August 8th, 2019, 12:08 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News
Replies: 1549
Views: 174318

Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

Apple has too many stores in our metro already. They are not opening any new locations until they close multiple current locations. I know this from talking to current Apple store management staff.
by BoredAgain
August 8th, 2019, 11:59 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Highway Removal
Replies: 5
Views: 927

Re: Highway Removal

Jesus, people will just attach "racsim" to literally anything now. If we tear them down now we got the gentrification folks all up in a tizzy. What a fucking bananas world we live in 2019. Did you read the article? The actual information from the reporter had a lot of good context and discussion. I...

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