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by BoredAgain
December 18th, 2018, 1:02 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Midtown Corridor Rail & Lake Street aBRT (B Line)
Replies: 486
Views: 41267

Re: Midtown Corridor Rail & Lake Street aBRT (B Line)

I could be mistaken, but I'm pretty certain that the Calhoun Towers plans explicitly show tracks and platforms for both SWLRT and the Midtown line. The smaller platform (mislabeled) is almost certainly intended to be the dedicated Midtown platform, with one track connecting to the SWLRT line and th...
by BoredAgain
December 17th, 2018, 12:33 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Hi-Lake - Minnehaha Mall (Target/Cub) - Downtown Longfellow
Replies: 192
Views: 26324

Re: Hi-Lake - Minnehaha Mall (Target/Cub) - Downtown Longfellow

ALDI is non union. Big knock against it in my book. A bit off topic, but unions are great when they bring increased wages, better benefits, a stable and well trained workforce and improved accountability on both sides. Unions are unnecessary when employers offer the wages and benefits on their own....
by BoredAgain
December 9th, 2018, 11:47 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: C Line - Penn Avenue North Rapid Bus
Replies: 189
Views: 16899

Re: C Line - Penn Avenue North Rapid Bus

You would think there's a modern trolleybus with a small battery that can be utilized for short distances if there's a detour or the bus needs to get around a vehicle (stalled car, some idiot parked in a no-parking zone, etc.). It should be possible to design the connection so that there is enough ...
by BoredAgain
December 9th, 2018, 11:38 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Twin Cities' National and Global Image
Replies: 923
Views: 77100

Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Thats understandable. I figure we could do both though. Would having an earlier bowl eliminate the chance to host the CFP national championship game? Levi's Stadium is hosting the Redbox bowl on Dec 31st and then the CFP Championship Game on Jan 7th. So yes, it can be done. Just need a Corporate Sp...
by BoredAgain
November 22nd, 2018, 10:45 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Hennepin Avenue Reconstruction (Douglas to Lake St)
Replies: 104
Views: 9862

Re: Hennepin Avenue Reconstruction / E Line (Uptown to Downtown)

The stretch of Hennepin south of Lake is open again. I happened to be there yesterday picking up a book at Magers & Quin. There were half a dozen cars parked in the new bike lanes between Lake and 31st. There was also a traffic cop giving them tickets. This is the first time I have seen a traffic co...
by BoredAgain
November 2nd, 2018, 8:54 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Saint Paul - General Topics
Replies: 481
Views: 90774

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: 21066

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: 113817

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: 625

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: 15257

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@94: Downtown to Crosstown Project
Replies: 779
Views: 81202

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: 199
Views: 21605

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: 139
Views: 23285

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: 1126

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: 22
Views: 1840

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: 390
Views: 66232

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: 12222

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: 12222

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: 1355
Views: 143795

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: 1355
Views: 143795

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...

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