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by kellonathan
November 8th, 2018, 2:49 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 501 7th St S
Replies: 18
Views: 2702

Re: 501 7th St S

From the PDR Comprehensive Report...
- The address for the proposed restaurant space will be 505 S 7th Street.
- The address for the residential entrance will be 511 S 7th Street.
Sometimes, the City doesn't even know how to interpret their own addressing standard. It should be 7th Street South.
by kellonathan
October 29th, 2018, 2:40 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: E Line ABRT
Replies: 21
Views: 979

Re: E Line ABRT

That's true. That being said, *if the stars align*, and when we have both SWLRT and Midtown Greenway Rail converging at the station, I believe it makes more sense to have both B and E lines serve the station. I guess, eventually, it all comes down to cost-and-benefit balance for serving SWLRT-origin...
by kellonathan
October 29th, 2018, 1:36 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: E Line ABRT
Replies: 21
Views: 979

Re: E Line ABRT

My speculation is also on the France-Excelsior-Lake routing. With the E Line serving France with a high-frequency service, #6 can be truncated to become a "shuttle" btwn Uptown TC and Southdale via Xerxes. (maybe extend to downtown during peak hours, depending on service hour availability) Shorter r...
by kellonathan
October 5th, 2018, 2:07 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News and Current Happenings
Replies: 2131
Views: 194522

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

Starting October 13, several stops will be eliminated to speed up route #2. Glad to see some 1/4mi stop spacing in action. We should do this system-wide.

https://www.metrotransit.org/route-2
by kellonathan
September 18th, 2018, 10:28 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Former West Publishing / County Jail development site
Replies: 73
Views: 11906

Re: Demolition of West Publishing / old jail

I'm personally happy to see bigger out-of-town players like AECOM bringing in some competitions to the Twin Cities development market. I'm loving these quality proposals and renderings.

(Full disclosure: Albeit not involved in any of these proposals, I'm an AECOM employee.)
by kellonathan
August 16th, 2018, 11:17 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Gold Line BRT (Gateway Corridor)
Replies: 376
Views: 51293

Re: Gold Line BRT (Gateway Corridor)

There is an on-going MnDOT study on I-94 between downtowns. Even if they can secure the funding in the next cycle or so, I would guess it would take a while for engineering/construction to see HOV/HOT lanes on I-94. They also probably want to wait until the current I-35W construction is done before ...
by kellonathan
August 10th, 2018, 3:16 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis address format discrepancies
Replies: 11
Views: 504

Re: Minneapolis address format discrepancies

Maybe I have OCD or something, but signs with inconsistency really grind my gear... https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1836/42160041180_0037d0f583.jpg 2018-08-10 14_06_23-799 County Rd 3 - Google Maps by Jonathan Ahn , on Flickr Also, this is technically correct, following the address standard and every...
by kellonathan
August 10th, 2018, 2:57 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis address format discrepancies
Replies: 11
Views: 504

Re: Mortenson / USBank site - 333 Hennepin Ave E (290' - 26 stories)

I think you might be right! That will also explain why the alphabet streets west of Lyndale (e.g. Aldrich-Bryant-Colfax...) has "S" attached to them too.
by kellonathan
August 10th, 2018, 2:37 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis address format discrepancies
Replies: 11
Views: 504

Re: Mortenson / USBank site - 333 Hennepin Ave E (290' - 26 stories)

I suspect that there is a discrepancy between public works dept's signage-making practices and the city's addressing standard. The city already has Minneapolis Addressing Standard v1.22 that says all directional markers should be used as suffixes. Also, I don't understand why named streets in "South...
by kellonathan
August 10th, 2018, 2:28 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nicollet Mall
Replies: 1352
Views: 142821

Re: Nicollet Mall

I completely agree. Not just Nicollet, but I think the impact of us not being able to effectively activate street-level retail storefronts goes far beyond just that one corridor. I know we're only doing a so-so job at revitalizing Nicollet Mall, but walking on any East-West streets in downtown (e.g....
by kellonathan
August 7th, 2018, 4:32 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: MSP Airport
Replies: 1216
Views: 148661

Re: MSP Airport

I stayed at the new MSP InterContinental hotel couple nights ago as my flight out of MSP was 6 in the morning, and I really did not want to wake up at 3am to drive to the airport. Overall, it was a good stay, but there are some catches I didn't expect when I booked. It is really hard to get to the h...
by kellonathan
August 3rd, 2018, 10:43 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Mall of America Transit Station: Master Plan
Replies: 118
Views: 14083

Re: Mall of America Transit Station: Master Plan

If we were going to staff one transit center, and one transit center only, I would think the busiest transit hub in the state probably deserves a staffed customer center.
by kellonathan
July 21st, 2018, 9:50 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News and Current Happenings
Replies: 2131
Views: 194522

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

DanPatchToget wrote:
July 21st, 2018, 8:01 am
How about the bullsh*t rapid transit known as the Red Line? Any increase in ridership? Not that it would really matter unless it broke over 1,000.
I'm guessing they pretend it's not part of the METRO system anymore, blaming everything to MVTA. /s
by kellonathan
May 29th, 2018, 9:32 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Twin Cities' National and Global Image
Replies: 912
Views: 76051

Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

From Michigan's point-of-view, not to mention the greater Detroit Metro, Twin Cities' regionalism is definitely something to be modeled after. Looking at their transit debate with DDOT vs. SMART, and now with RTA in the pictures, and not having enough long-term funding that doesn't cross the county ...
by kellonathan
March 7th, 2018, 6:07 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Riverview Corridor Streetcar
Replies: 790
Views: 72345

Re: Riverview Corridor Streetcar

Just in case if anyone's interested in watching the live public hearing happening at the St Paul City Council, http://stpaul.granicus.com/mediaplayer. ... 212a634f55
by kellonathan
February 28th, 2018, 7:15 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Northern Lights Express
Replies: 339
Views: 39366

Re: Northern Lights Express

IIRC, the original plan for "the Interchange" Phase II used to include a plan for constructing a whole new glass train hall for commuter/regional rail passengers, above the current platform and connect it to 5th St.
by kellonathan
January 28th, 2018, 5:13 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: The Link at Prospect Park - 2929 University Ave SE
Replies: 202
Views: 32031

Re: The Link at Prospect Park - 2929 University Ave SE

You're probably talking Overflow Espresso which used to be in that building next to a daycare.
by kellonathan
December 4th, 2017, 1:40 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nordic House - 729 Washington Av N
Replies: 288
Views: 46358

Re: Nordic House - 729 Washington Av N

Welcome to the forum! Photo contributions like this is super-helpful and exciting for someone who's reading from out of town like myself. Thanks!
by kellonathan
December 4th, 2017, 1:34 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Northern Lights Express
Replies: 339
Views: 39366

Re: Northern Lights Express

Seattle to Vancouver "WA" (aka 'the Couv') is 7 times a day, but Seattle to Vancouver "BC" is only twice a day.
by kellonathan
November 14th, 2017, 3:38 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News and Current Happenings
Replies: 2131
Views: 194522

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

If you have a Super Bowl ticket, buy a special $30 Gameday Pass. Regular light-rail service WILL NOT operate on gameday.

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