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by BoredAgain
September 16th, 2018, 11:48 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Housing Market/Economics - General Topics
Replies: 215
Views: 14811

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: 736
Views: 77331

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: 155
Views: 17673

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: 125
Views: 19805

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: 1099

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: 1246

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: 387
Views: 64617

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: 133
Views: 11472

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: 133
Views: 11472

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: 1347
Views: 140953

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: 1347
Views: 140953

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: 6870

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: 8372

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: 43
Views: 4755

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: 74247

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: 100
Views: 18283

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: 14670

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: 133
Views: 11472

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: 133
Views: 11472

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: 6210

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...

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