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by BoredAgain
November 2nd, 2018, 8:54 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Saint Paul - General Topics
Replies: 474
Views: 88480

Re: Saint Paul - General Topics

Speaking of jersey barriers, NE corner of Rice and Como has them surrounding the old Stahl lanes footprint. Anyone have info on what's going up? Combination coffee shop and dialysis clinic. I realize that you likely mean two separate businesses in one shared building, but the thought of a literal "...
by BoredAgain
October 26th, 2018, 9:19 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Buzza Lofts of Uptown
Replies: 97
Views: 20873

Re: Buzza Lofts of Uptown

Phase II is back after a 5-year timeout: http://minneapolismn.gov/www/groups/public/@cped/documents/webcontent/wcmsp-214930.pdf If you're interested in why it went away for 5 years, read the last couple paragraphs of this SW Journal article from March 2014 I guess I'm glad that it wasn't blocked in...
by BoredAgain
October 16th, 2018, 8:58 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Southside - General Topics
Replies: 899
Views: 113310

Re: Southside - General Topics

Multimodal wrote:
October 16th, 2018, 8:53 am
So the bulldozers have come to create triplexes already?

That was fast.
I assume you already knew this and you are just trolling, but it was an empty lot.
by BoredAgain
October 12th, 2018, 9:34 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: 2924 Bryant Ave S, 86 units
Replies: 7
Views: 594

Re: 2924 Bryant Ave S, 86 units

The CoW should demand more bicycle parking. Only 40 long term bike parking spaces for 86 units is not a good look for a building just a short roll from the Midtown Greenway. I agree. They are also right on the Bryant bike boulevard, which is a major N-S bikeway. On a different note, I assume they t...
by BoredAgain
September 16th, 2018, 11:48 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Housing Market/Economics - General Topics
Replies: 216
Views: 15189

Re: Housing Market/Economics - General Topics

Interesting look at whether a home or stocks were a better investment. Stocks come out a slight winner, but timing matters more, and different housing markets change how much stocks were better. Does anyone who is good with charts, and access to historical housing prices in the various housing mark...
by BoredAgain
September 13th, 2018, 12:42 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Orange Line (35W BRT) & Lake St Transit Access Project
Replies: 758
Views: 79133

Re: Orange Line (35W BRT) & Lake St Transit Access Project

DanPatchToget wrote:
September 12th, 2018, 2:38 pm
It may not have the speed yet, but it would still be nice to have frequent, all-day service along the corridor instead of what we have now.
If they can't reach the planned speeds, then they would need more buses and more drivers to meet the original frequency. That might not be possible.
by BoredAgain
September 12th, 2018, 12:43 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Richfield - General Topics - 66th Street
Replies: 183
Views: 19842

Re: Richfield - General Topics - 66th Street

^Thanks for the kind words, Multimodal and HiawathaGuy New stuff: Related to Bloomington as well as Richfield -- Richfield City Council and Planning Commission heard a presentation from MnDOT about the start of the 494 expansion project through Richfield and Bloomington. Some key things that came u...
by BoredAgain
August 29th, 2018, 8:28 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Hiawatha-Minnehaha Ave Development & RR Corridor/Grain Elevators
Replies: 132
Views: 22061

Re: Southside - General Topics

‘Extremely affordable’ housing project planned at 45th and Hiawatha The five-story, 53,950 square-foot building will sit on one acre. It will include 80 efficiency units that range from 418 to 518 square feet. A parking lot will have 40 spaces, or about a half space per unit, and there will be insi...
by BoredAgain
August 23rd, 2018, 8:23 am
Forum: Cities Around the World
Topic: Shanghai
Replies: 7
Views: 1116

Re: Shanghai

China related in general- Bloomberg wishes the worst on China https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2018-08-21/china-could-use-a-little-u-s-style-suburban-sprawl?utm_campaign=socialflow-organic&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&cmpid%3D=socialflow-twitter-view&utm_content=view There is all sor...
by BoredAgain
August 16th, 2018, 8:00 am
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Avenues- Replace Numbers With Names
Replies: 20
Views: 1328

Re: Avenues- Replace Numbers With Names

Another idea is to extend the tree name theme east from Cedar, since that is a highly recognizable street name. Obviously some are taken elsewhere in the city, like Oak St. But, Pine, Fir, Honeylocust, etc. Many trees not taken. Sort of kitschy, but could tie together the series of major north-sout...
by BoredAgain
July 30th, 2018, 4:04 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: East End / Thresher Square / Trader Joes - 713 Washington Ave S
Replies: 389
Views: 65346

Re: East End / Thresher Square / Trader Joes - 713 Washington Ave S

xandrex wrote:
July 30th, 2018, 12:58 pm
Lots of open space that seemed wasted, and it seemed like, at least for the products I was searching for, their produce was a lacking.
I feel like you just described every Trader Joe's I have ever visited.
by BoredAgain
July 8th, 2018, 4:04 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: D Line - Chicago-Fremont/Emerson Rapid Bus
Replies: 138
Views: 12129

Re: D Line - Chicago-Fremont/Emerson Rapid Bus

But if you only build transit in to areas of poor and less privileged people, you continue the myth that transit is only for poor people. Transit users continue to be the "other" for people with more power and it continues to be marginalized. Ok then just build it for people who won't use it. get s...
by BoredAgain
July 8th, 2018, 9:15 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: D Line - Chicago-Fremont/Emerson Rapid Bus
Replies: 138
Views: 12129

Re: D Line - Chicago-Fremont/Emerson Rapid Bus

But if you only build transit in to areas of poor and less privileged people, you continue the myth that transit is only for poor people. Transit users continue to be the "other" for people with more power and it continues to be marginalized.
by BoredAgain
July 2nd, 2018, 12:28 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nicollet Mall
Replies: 1352
Views: 142821

Re: Nicollet Mall

Some positive outcomes from this current renovation: the infrastructure upgrade underneath the street will make the next rehab less complex and somewhat faster to complete. I honestly hope that this is not true because the city realizes that they should bite the bullet and pay for a north-south tra...
by BoredAgain
July 2nd, 2018, 11:06 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nicollet Mall
Replies: 1352
Views: 142821

Re: Nicollet Mall

Some positive outcomes from this current renovation: the infrastructure upgrade underneath the street will make the next rehab less complex and somewhat faster to complete. I honestly hope that this is not true because the city realizes that they should bite the bullet and pay for a north-south tra...
by BoredAgain
June 28th, 2018, 9:21 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Washington and Portland Mixed Use - 22 stories
Replies: 44
Views: 7004

Re: Washington and Portland Mixed Use - 22 stories

That's all the info I've got, but I'd imagine that the tower will be on the Washington/Portland corner. This seems correct to me, especially if the alley ROW must be maintained. That would mean tower (with underground parking and base retail) at Washington and Portland, new fire station at 5th and ...
by BoredAgain
June 25th, 2018, 11:45 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Tunnels!
Replies: 89
Views: 8476

Re: Tunnels!

Just so we're on the same page, transit (at least around here) used to be privately owned and operated, thought they made liberal use of the public ROW. I'm not an expert, but operations were funded by fares, while expansion was funded primarily by speculative real estate investment. At some point, ...
by BoredAgain
June 21st, 2018, 4:52 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: OX-OP Gallery and Residences.
Replies: 44
Views: 5257

Re: OX-OP Gallery and Residences.

If the neighboring properties are ever developed, then large parts of this building will lose value. I guess that might qualify as future affordable housing? The other major problem I see is the lack of active frontage on Washington. They should make the giant front lobby into commercial space and u...
by BoredAgain
June 15th, 2018, 10:06 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Nicollet-Central Streetcar
Replies: 840
Views: 74551

Re: Arterial Bus Rapid Transit Corridors

Streetcars *can* run as fast as a bus, but they can't drive around something that's blocking their way. I firmly believe that any streetcar vehicles should have reinforced front ends, the modern equivalent of a cow catcher, and a clear legal right to ram or push any vehicle blocking it's path, pref...
by BoredAgain
June 12th, 2018, 5:07 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Suburban World Theater rehab - 3022 Hennepin Ave S
Replies: 100
Views: 18490

Re: Suburban World Theater & El Lago (now LynLake Brewery)

MNdible wrote:
June 12th, 2018, 4:25 pm
Image

Why in the world would you put in a false ceiling like this in this space?
My initial thought is noise control. It looks like it is designed so you can still see through to the mural.

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