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by amiller92
June 18th, 2019, 1:39 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
Replies: 516
Views: 55975

Re: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

Not that I particularly care how people re-route, but that seems like a trip that would be particularly well-suited to just divert to 50th at the first barrier.
by amiller92
June 18th, 2019, 10:29 am
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
Replies: 516
Views: 55975

Re: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

Oh, I don't know about that. Taking away capacity may well reduce trips. I mean, induced demand and all.

But yes, whatever trips aren't eliminated will use 50th and 54th/Diamond Lake Road instead if they can't avoid the area entirely.
by amiller92
June 18th, 2019, 9:47 am
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
Replies: 516
Views: 55975

Re: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

Yeah, apparently I'm not yet sufficiently anti-car. What with the lakes and freeway in the way, the Parkway is a useful connection that mostly works okay (aside from at Cedar), with relatively slow moving traffic. The exceptions are the two intersections with 50th, where I think the plan offers smar...
by amiller92
June 10th, 2019, 9:27 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Eleven (Ryan Condo Tower) - 1111 West River Parkway - 48 stories / 550'
Replies: 206
Views: 30591

Re: Eleven (Ryan Condo Tower) - 1111 West River Parkway - 48 stories / 550'

While I completely agree with you that 30 is a pitiful number, I will say that I would much rather live at the Eleven's location than the Gateway's. Both good, but Mill District area is truly top-notch for livability. Hm. There's a Trader Joe's now, but the knock on the Mill District for me was alw...
by amiller92
May 21st, 2019, 2:08 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: D Line - Chicago-Fremont/Emerson Rapid Bus
Replies: 159
Views: 14308

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

If you've ever watched how people drive around buses, you might think that it's a good thing that people aren't going to be able to fail to yield to the bus or turn in front of it. I mean, if you think the speed of the bus and the safety of pedestrians are higher priorities than the speed of (mostly...
by amiller92
May 21st, 2019, 12:42 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: D Line - Chicago-Fremont/Emerson Rapid Bus
Replies: 159
Views: 14308

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

I mean, he's not wrong about this. The problem lies with the proposed construction of concrete cutouts or “curb-outs” at the stops for the planned D Line buses. The “curb-outs” are designed as concrete extensions of existing sidewalks into the driving lanes on the street, which would eliminate the ...
by amiller92
May 20th, 2019, 9:09 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Montage (Nye's redevelopment) - 116 E Hennepin Avenue
Replies: 581
Views: 60257

Re: Montage (Nye's redevelopment) - 116 E Hennepin Avenue

Bank of America is opening a branch here. That leaves one more retail space to fill. The branch will be a virtual banking center, which means it won't have bankers. Instead there'll be an interactive learning wall, a video-conferencing room, a table featuring the bank’s latest technology and a digi...
by amiller92
May 13th, 2019, 12:22 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Subsidized and/or Affordable Housing
Replies: 317
Views: 22297

Re: Subsidized and/or Affordable Housing

Then you have to think about how it would happen. A landlord that's happy with what he's making isn't going to sell, so you're either condemning problem properties (back to substandard) or you've got a landlord who wants to sell and you may be competing against redevelopment that will be more profit...
by amiller92
May 13th, 2019, 10:35 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Subsidized and/or Affordable Housing
Replies: 317
Views: 22297

Re: Subsidized and/or Affordable Housing

That comes with ongoing maintenance and replacement costs, though. And to me there's a moral question as to whether publicly-owned housing can appropriately be kept substandard (which is why some of that NOAH is affordable).
by amiller92
May 13th, 2019, 9:19 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: University of Minnesota - General Topics
Replies: 550
Views: 81795

Re: University of Minnesota - General Topics

There was construction happening at the Viking Bar this morning. Looked like maybe they were putting in a window facing Riverside (there was a hole in the bricks, anyway).

(Did not see a West Bank or Cedar/Riverside thread)
by amiller92
May 13th, 2019, 9:16 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bicycle Infrastructure
Replies: 1513
Views: 137795

Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

The signals make no sense. What does a flashing yellow bike symbol mean? Flashing yellow left turn arrows mean yield if you're turning. Are bikes supposed to yield to cars when it's flashing yellow? Why? And why do the pedestrian indicator and car green turn before the bike signal? Are bikes suppose...
by amiller92
May 7th, 2019, 9:55 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: West End / Central Park West Development - St. Louis Park
Replies: 170
Views: 18460

Re: West End / Central Park West Development - St. Louis Park

Every time I go there (which wasn't often when we lived downtown and is almost never now), I just cannot fathom how they built it without housing above the shops. Like, who is a "town center" for? Typically, the people who live there (or other are already there). It's like the re-created Downtown's ...
by amiller92
May 6th, 2019, 11:54 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Bergan's Redevelopment - Cedar & Minnehaha Parkway
Replies: 32
Views: 1851

Re: Southside - General Topics

mattaudio wrote:
May 6th, 2019, 10:18 am

Anyone else going to the developer meeting this Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.? It sounds like the proposed tenant will be announced at the meeting.
Planning to go.
by amiller92
May 6th, 2019, 11:53 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Tim Hortons
Replies: 30
Views: 2914

Re: Tim Hortons

I'd be rather surprised if the franchise agreement doesn't have a noncompete that would complicate converting to competing donut brand.

Although franchise law is weird and I know very little about it, so it's possible that isn't allowed.
by amiller92
April 30th, 2019, 3:29 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Hiawatha-Minnehaha Development & RR Corridor/MinHi Line
Replies: 161
Views: 28201

Re: Hiawatha-Minnehaha Development & RR Corridor/MinHi Line

Darnit, my faith in the factual reporting capabilities of Baking Business dot com has been thoroughly undermined.
by amiller92
April 29th, 2019, 9:48 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News and Current Happenings
Replies: 2266
Views: 217238

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

Seems like HCMC is far enough away that most would transfer to on of the many buses that stops right at HCMC
by amiller92
April 29th, 2019, 9:39 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Hiawatha-Minnehaha Development & RR Corridor/MinHi Line
Replies: 161
Views: 28201

Re: Hiawatha-Minnehaha Development & RR Corridor/MinHi Line

Sara Bergen wrote:
April 29th, 2019, 9:23 am
... I can't imagine much would be done with it until GM vacates their parcel, which I have not heard is going to happen anytime soon.
If it's true that only ADM (and, at the time a metal recycler) is/was the only remaining train customer, I wonder what, if anything, GM is doing at this property.
by amiller92
April 29th, 2019, 9:31 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Hiawatha-Minnehaha Development & RR Corridor/MinHi Line
Replies: 161
Views: 28201

Re: Hiawatha-Minnehaha Development & RR Corridor/MinHi Line

It's weird that article says they're a half mile apart, because they're much closer than that: "...Atkinson Mill and Nokomis Mill, located at 3745 and 3501 Hiawatha Ave, respectively." http://www.longfellownokomismessenger.com/longfellow-flour-mills-keep-minneapolis-mill-city-alive/ This has interes...
by amiller92
April 26th, 2019, 9:04 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: 2800 Wayzata Blvd. (Former Northwestern Bell offices)
Replies: 14
Views: 1975

Re: 2800 Wayzata Blvd. (Former Northwestern Bell offices)

Not sure there's a more car-dependent spot you could put senior and still be in the city.
by amiller92
April 24th, 2019, 12:21 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News
Replies: 1008
Views: 149105

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

Right? Makes you wonder what's really going on.

But 62 years is a long run for any hospitality business. Things change. Oh well.

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