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by BoredAgain
July 8th, 2018, 4:04 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: D Line - Chicago-Fremont/Emerson Rapid Bus
Replies: 114
Views: 8954

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: 114
Views: 8954

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: 1314
Views: 135371

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: 1314
Views: 135371

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: 40
Views: 4993

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: 77
Views: 7125

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: 29
Views: 2607

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: 73539

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 & El Lago Theater (LynLake Brewery)
Replies: 99
Views: 17655

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.
by BoredAgain
June 3rd, 2018, 6:25 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Latest Census Estimates and Met Council Projections
Replies: 172
Views: 14317

Re: Latest Census Estimates and Met Council Projections

It's a snapshot. Different people will view it differently. To me it looks like the calm before the storm. The birthrate continues to fall and the mortality of the largest generation in the history of America will start ramping rapidly in the next decade. The first of the boomers are now 73. The mo...
by BoredAgain
May 30th, 2018, 11:52 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: D Line - Chicago-Fremont/Emerson Rapid Bus
Replies: 114
Views: 8954

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

That may be the plan now, bu that doesn't mean it won't change. I wasn't worried about the parking. I was worried about confined space because of conflicts between bus stop, movement zone, and patio seating. Corner placement is best for transit reasons, but the sidewalk corner can get crowded. Also,...
by BoredAgain
May 30th, 2018, 10:54 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: D Line - Chicago-Fremont/Emerson Rapid Bus
Replies: 114
Views: 8954

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

The current south bound bus stop is in front of the health partners building further up the block, so people loitering at the actual bus stop wouldn't even be close to Turtle Bread. Given the generally confined space, I'm guessing the new stop would be in the same location. Moving it closer to the a...
by BoredAgain
May 21st, 2018, 9:42 am
Forum: Cities Around the World
Topic: Atlanta
Replies: 48
Views: 6070

Re: trees in Atlanta

Okay, so in order to experience the trees that are saved, people have to go outside the city? The majority of preservation from increased density is from prevention of distant greenfield development. You can also visit the improved local parks that are supported by increased density if you can't ma...
by BoredAgain
May 21st, 2018, 9:33 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News
Replies: 1466
Views: 146279

Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

Why does our code ban fast food restaurants? I understand (and approve of) banning drive-throughs, but pedestrians need to eat quickly too.
by BoredAgain
May 3rd, 2018, 9:19 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Gateway Tower (Four Seasons/RBC) - 43 stories - 513'
Replies: 1642
Views: 174722

Re: United Properties / Four Seasons "Gateway" Project (Nicollet Hotel Block)

BigIdeasGuy wrote:
May 3rd, 2018, 8:02 am
Did anyone ask why they only building 3 stories of condos?
I don't have an answer to your question, but it is 4 floors of condos. Sorry for being pedantic.
by BoredAgain
April 4th, 2018, 11:39 am
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan
Replies: 42
Views: 3652

Re: Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan

Although, I'm for density I think the city needs to resolve their issues with keeping rental units habitable. There currently is a crisis with the Kahn and Frenz properties, the city and it's oversight have failed the tenants of these properties. Even after properties have gone to the administrator...
by BoredAgain
March 29th, 2018, 8:56 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bicycle Infrastructure
Replies: 1461
Views: 125558

Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

I'm pretty sure the removal primarily benefited taxis and delivery trucks. I know that this comment was made in snark, but the layout makes it very difficult for residents on Blaisdell to get the services that other people take for granted, unless the service providers are abusing the bike lane. As...
by BoredAgain
March 29th, 2018, 4:09 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bicycle Infrastructure
Replies: 1461
Views: 125558

Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

Living on Blaisdell, I'm pretty sure the removal primarily benefited taxis and delivery trucks. I also enjoyed the added protection, never saw drainage problems, and shoveled a path through the berm for my own use and the use of my guests.
by BoredAgain
March 29th, 2018, 12:41 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market
Replies: 938
Views: 128539

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market

Metro office vacancies update. Mostly what we already knew. Downtown Class A office space is still doing pretty well, especially in the best buildings. Class B vacancies are through the roof. And the West End submarket is still red hot. So, considering a ~20% vacancy rate in class B space and a ~2%...
by BoredAgain
March 14th, 2018, 1:14 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Smaller Scale "Missing Middle" Multi-Family Development
Replies: 72
Views: 3354

Re: Smaller Scale

The housing demolition that allowed the interstate highways into the urban core did far more to reduce population than lower demand... What's your best estimate of the portion of that 28% decline in population that was due to interstate demolition? I got here shortly afterward, so I don't know how ...

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