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by Mikey
February 17th, 2019, 6:50 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Amazon's New HQ?
Replies: 270
Views: 14886

Re: Amazon's New HQ?

I'm still in for Cheyenne Wyoming. The state is so small, 100,000 new citizens from the tech could probably flip it blue
by Mikey
February 1st, 2019, 3:42 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Midtown Corridor Rail & Lake Street aBRT (B Line)
Replies: 518
Views: 43836

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

If we're gonna run an aBRT line west out of downtown St Paul (and we should), Grand / Cleveland / Marshall would make the most sense. It'd be a hell of a fight giving up 4-6 parking spots every few blocks on Grand, but that would hit two major universities as well as leave room for some kind of shar...
by Mikey
February 1st, 2019, 3:32 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Federal Reserve Riverfront Parking Ramp
Replies: 45
Views: 4288

Re: Federal Reserve Riverfront Parking Ramp

Hypothetically, would we be be willing to trade this ramp for the USPS giving up theirs?
by Mikey
February 1st, 2019, 11:33 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Orange Line / 35W@94: Downtown to Crosstown Project
Replies: 795
Views: 83265

Re: Orange Line / 35W@94: Downtown to Crosstown Project

Some BRT only ramps and guideway from the freeway around Cliff Ave over to Nicollet north of Hwy 13 would be ideal. Avoid the cloverleaf, aim straight south for Heart of the City.
by Mikey
February 1st, 2019, 11:29 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Interstate 94
Replies: 166
Views: 24648

Re: Interstate 94

It'd probably be more realistic to plan on a Gold Line extension down the median, with dedicated ramps directly to the median at 5th/6th St in St Paul and 7th/8th in Minneapolis. Building stops at Snelling and Huron a la 46th St can still be part of the plan
by Mikey
January 3rd, 2019, 7:51 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Transitways in other Minnesota cities?
Replies: 31
Views: 2583

Re: Transitways in other Minnesota cities?

They've updated the article; it now mentions two routes. One from Bloomington to Apple Valley (Red Line) and one in St Paul (A Line I'd presume) By the tone, an A Line type is probably the goal
by Mikey
December 20th, 2018, 4:13 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Orange Line / 35W@94: Downtown to Crosstown Project
Replies: 795
Views: 83265

Re: Orange Line / 35W@94: Downtown to Crosstown Project

Regardless of inducing / reducing driving demand, a full traffic 24th St bridge (with the necessarily lowered freeway) would have made a future cap possible. Since we're not gonna rebuild this chunk of freeway for another 50+ years, that's potentially a big mistake
by Mikey
December 20th, 2018, 4:07 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Allianz Field and Snelling-Midway Development
Replies: 702
Views: 67124

Re: Soccer Stadium and Snelling-Midway Development

They were cycling the colors on the jumbotron / ribbon boards inside as well (according to the webcam) Possibly "breaking in" the system?
by Mikey
December 2nd, 2018, 11:06 am
Forum: Greater Minnesota
Topic: Alexandria
Replies: 2
Views: 357

Re: Alexandria

babysteps...
by Mikey
November 30th, 2018, 6:17 pm
Forum: Greater Minnesota
Topic: Duluth Residential Tower (15 stories)
Replies: 9
Views: 1201

Re: Duluth Residential Tower (15 stories)

I hope they keep the sign somehow
by Mikey
November 26th, 2018, 6:05 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: "City" "Place" - Woodbury
Replies: 133
Views: 19596

Re: "City" "Place" - Woodbury

Is it odd that my biggest problem is the missed opportunity to connect Hudson Rd to Hudson Rd? That kind of thing always annoys the ^$* out of me
by Mikey
November 26th, 2018, 6:02 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Labeling the Transit System
Replies: 41
Views: 2763

Re: Labeling the Transit System

How about giving hBRT lines metallic colors and LRT lines primary colors? Rename the Orange line to Silver, and Red to, umm, copper? For colors, how about teal, maroon, purple, yellow to go with blue, green, red and orange I have no issues with the mix of colors and letters - colors could represent ...
by Mikey
November 5th, 2018, 8:10 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Street, Road and Highway Projects
Replies: 911
Views: 101200

Re: Street, Road and Highway Projects

So, in a few years I-94 will be 6 lanes from 494/694 to 610, 8 LANES from 610 to 101, http://www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/projects/i94rogers/pdf/faq.pdf then back to six lanes through Albertville, 4 lanes to Monticello, and then back to six again to Clearwater... And they still aren't sure if they're g...
by Mikey
October 30th, 2018, 9:08 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Riverview Corridor Streetcar
Replies: 790
Views: 73011

Re: Riverview Corridor Streetcar

They did have streetcar stops inside the (at the time, much larger) fort, but no big stations. Of course, the bridge that carried them was much farther east than the current one; it was almost to the pentagon north central tower. And, the walls and most of the original buildings of the "historic" fo...
by Mikey
October 30th, 2018, 4:14 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Mall of America - Bloomington
Replies: 954
Views: 122973

Re: Mall of America - Bloomington

Maybe with the coming death of Sears, there would be the opportunity to bulldoze the east ramp and expand the mall in that direction.

Of course, they'll probably say they need $$$ to put 24th below grade...
by Mikey
July 3rd, 2018, 12:00 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: U.S. Highway 52
Replies: 150
Views: 21285

Re: U.S. Highway 52

And back in the early 90's planning of what became the mid-2000's reconstruction of 52, they looked at capping the freeway from 2nd to 6th Ave SW
by Mikey
April 21st, 2018, 5:37 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Hunt Electric site - 2300 Territorial Rd
Replies: 4
Views: 1630

Re: Hunt Electric site - 2300 Territorial Rd

Is this their Union Flats project? 217 units on the corner of Hampden and Territorial, will officially be 787 Hampden
by Mikey
April 6th, 2018, 3:36 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Furnace / HVAC in older homes
Replies: 15
Views: 958

Re: Furnace / HVAC in older homes

We did have baseboards upstairs (the house was actually from 1900 and had been converted into a up/down duplex in the fifties, so the upstairs was separate until the owner before us re-combined them). Depending on how much the ductwork costs, it's probably worth knocking your electric bill in half i...
by Mikey
April 6th, 2018, 1:27 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Furnace / HVAC in older homes
Replies: 15
Views: 958

Re: Furnace / HVAC in older homes

Not sure on the gravity furnace upgrade part, but just swapping out our 1950's forced air furnace and adding AC ran close to $7500 twelve years ago, and that was with me personally running the ductwork to the second floor and basement ahead of time. I can tell you the electric and gas bills in the w...

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