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by BoredAgain
January 20th, 2020, 9:39 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: White Bear Lake & Vadnais Heights - General Topics
Replies: 8
Views: 1614

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: 4490
Views: 411022

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: 4490
Views: 411022

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: 4490
Views: 411022

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: 4490
Views: 411022

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: 25
Views: 2551

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: 1013
Views: 165363

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: 1013
Views: 165363

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: 1537
Views: 165466

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: 1260
Views: 165943

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: 23
Views: 3727

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: 190
Views: 40500

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: 1537
Views: 165466

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: 855

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...
by BoredAgain
August 2nd, 2019, 12:25 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Northstar Commuter Rail
Replies: 760
Views: 94631

Re: Northstar Commuter Rail

Excellent questions, all around. I tried to account for all your concerns ahead of time, but didn't explain any of the grade details in my original post. Is this new station at the elevation of the existing viaducts? That would mean moving trains from a trench moving up to elevated platforms and th...
by BoredAgain
August 2nd, 2019, 9:45 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Northstar Commuter Rail
Replies: 760
Views: 94631

Re: Northstar Commuter Rail

The primary advantage of this is eliminating the need to back out of a station and allowing for through-running west/north <--> east/south. While I didn't show it explicitly, I'd like to think plenty of development could be done above any sort of station which replaces the viaducts. But you're abso...
by BoredAgain
July 25th, 2019, 7:49 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: North Loop Green - Hines - 350 N 5th St(?) - 35 stories / 393'
Replies: 83
Views: 15082

Re: North Loop Green - Hines - 350 N 5th St(?) - 36 stories / ~400'(?)

People waiting for commuter rail departures? Is there any reason that they couldn't build a connection to the northeast end of the Northstar platform from the area under the viaducts? It's proof of payment like the LRT, so I don't think they necessarily have to funnel everyone through the headhouse...
by BoredAgain
July 19th, 2019, 3:08 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: North Loop Green - Hines - 350 N 5th St(?) - 35 stories / 393'
Replies: 83
Views: 15082

Re: North Loop Green - Hines - 350 N 5th St(?) - 36 stories / ~400'(?)

It will definitely be a big change to views of the skyline from a distance as it is the first big leap past Hennepin. When US Bank Stadium was announced in 13/14, I thought at the time we would see the skyline start to shift south and east. That's happened to an extent, but the pull of the North Lo...
by BoredAgain
July 18th, 2019, 2:51 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bicycle Infrastructure
Replies: 1559
Views: 151015

Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

It’s like the highway network every summer. Maybe that’s what happens when the network reaches a big enough state? Except that the highways close so that the highways can be re-built or expanded. Bike trails close so that nearby roads or rail lines or apartment buildings or something other than bik...
by BoredAgain
June 13th, 2019, 8:55 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Road Geek Topics
Replies: 267
Views: 33961

Re: Road Geek Topics

I work north of Washington. Getting the buses to cross Washington is regularly so terrible that bus routes are abandoning service at Marquette and 2nd. The 477 for instance cancelled service north of Washington because getting buses across Washington is so bad. Box blocking by car drivers is normal...

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