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by kellonathan
January 16th, 2019, 12:45 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Federal Reserve Riverfront Parking Ramp
Replies: 28
Views: 848

Re: Federal Reserve Riverfront Parking Ramp

The fact that North Loop is only served by two local "coverage" routes, 7 and 14, makes it quite interesting to navigate to-and-from North Loop by transit. (e.g. Should I wait for the 14, or walk two blocks to catch the 7?) On a sidenote, the lack of "direct" connection between Mill District and Nor...
by kellonathan
December 24th, 2018, 6:21 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News
Replies: 992
Views: 142888

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

On a tangentially related note, I wonder if the parking lot on the SE side of 5+Hennepin is less likely to get developed due to the mural. I imagine it being a good location to be a public plaza with food trucks and programming or some sorts, at least. I'm also hoping the upcoming Hennepin Downtown ...
by kellonathan
December 21st, 2018, 12:14 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News
Replies: 992
Views: 142888

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

I don't know---I can understand that sentiment actually. Waiting for the bus at 5+Hennepin, I didn't really feel like I was in the "heart" of downtown (or at least right next to, supposedly). The light rail station is literally surrounded by Sneaky Pete/Dreamgirls and two parking lots to the south. ...
by kellonathan
December 18th, 2018, 12:40 pm
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Metropolitan Council
Replies: 142
Views: 8640

Re: Metropolitan Council

I was hoping to see a technocrat-kinda figurehead like Peter McLaughlin, but oh well, Slawik seems pretty qualified compared to other finalists.
by kellonathan
November 20th, 2018, 3:53 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Former West Publishing / County Jail development site
Replies: 101
Views: 15969

Re: Former West Publishing / County Jail development site

More renderings for the project.
by kellonathan
November 8th, 2018, 2:49 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 501 7th St S
Replies: 18
Views: 2782

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 Arterial BRT
Replies: 60
Views: 3669

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 Arterial BRT
Replies: 60
Views: 3669

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: 2172
Views: 200279

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: 101
Views: 15969

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: 377
Views: 51819

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: 564

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: 564

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: 564

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: 1355
Views: 143890

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: 1220
Views: 150064

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: 14179

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: 2172
Views: 200279

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: 924
Views: 77347

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: 72593

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

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