Search found 791 matches

by Tiller
July 15th, 2018, 5:22 am
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Suburban City Councils, shenanigans
Replies: 63
Views: 5902

Re: Suburban City Councils, shenanigans

You missed his radio interview. https://wccoradio.radio.com/articles/op ... fall-apart

I think he unironically could need some help.
by Tiller
July 12th, 2018, 3:20 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Mall of America - Bloomington
Replies: 885
Views: 113014

Re: Mall of America - Bloomington

Trader Joe's has tried/wanted to open a location in the South Loop (not sure if in the mall or not), but i think Bloomington has some restriction on any given company owning/operating more than 1 liquor store in their borders. Since there's already a Trader Joe's in West Bloomington, and im sure the...
by Tiller
June 30th, 2018, 10:44 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: STREETS MN Meet-Up?
Replies: 17
Views: 985

Re: STREETS MN Meet-Up?

I would definitely try to go! A summer picnic/happy hour as a biannual complement to the winter fundraiser.
by Tiller
June 26th, 2018, 11:50 am
Forum: Cities Around the World
Topic: Atlanta
Replies: 48
Views: 6065

Re: trees in Atlanta

To elucidate on that implication, more density means less infrastructure/service costs per capita, which allows us to spend more on priorities like parks. St Paul has a $50+ million maintenance backlog in their park system, and yet their parks are considered better than many other cities. If St Paul...
by Tiller
June 23rd, 2018, 10:32 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Loring Park Neighborhood
Replies: 76
Views: 12103

Re: Loring Park Neighborhood

They should keep it, small but nice placemaking like this is what we need!
by Tiller
June 21st, 2018, 3:30 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Twin Cities to Eau Claire regional rail
Replies: 83
Views: 6123

Re: Twin Cities to Eau Claire regional rail

There is a spur to Stillwater, though based on a map the group had been using at one point, it looked like they envision(ed) adding Stillwater without backing into and out-of a spur (meaning adding track through a new or previously abandoned ROW?)
by Tiller
June 3rd, 2018, 3:25 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Latest Census Estimates and Met Council Projections
Replies: 172
Views: 14313

Re: Latest Census Estimates and Met Council Projections

The more I read about it the more worried I get. We're much better off than Japan or China, but it's still going to be a pretty big drag. I'm thinking growth will be pretty elusive over the next 20 years. Does anybody have a reality check? Am I worrying about nothing? Even in nations like Japan/Chi...
by Tiller
June 2nd, 2018, 2:15 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nicollet Mall
Replies: 1314
Views: 135347

Re: Nicollet Mall

Maybe the cloudy day doesn't help, but even with the trees it still seems pretty gray.
by Tiller
May 28th, 2018, 12:07 am
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Metropolitan Council
Replies: 125
Views: 7761

Re: Metropolitan Council

Could make for a fun/interesting State Supreme Court case: legislative bills are supposed to have a single-topic according to the Minnesota Constitution vs the line-item veto only applies to appropriations. If this is in a bonding bill, then it should be bonding, and thus veto-able. If it isnt an ap...
by Tiller
May 23rd, 2018, 4:24 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Apartment Construction Boom (2011-??)
Replies: 333
Views: 35444

Re: Apartment Construction Boom (2011-??)

The new "Conifer Ridge" apartments I'm moving to in Maplewood are 3 stories. They're finishing the final (third) building as we speak.
http://www.coniferridgeapts.com/
by Tiller
May 22nd, 2018, 11:59 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Latest Census Estimates and Met Council Projections
Replies: 172
Views: 14313

Re: Latest Census Estimates and Met Council Projections

Millennials are further to the left ideologically and in terms of voting patterns than baby boomers were at this point in their lives, so even if/when their views gradually change, they will never be as conservative as the baby boomers are right now.
by Tiller
May 21st, 2018, 12:41 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Latest Census Estimates and Met Council Projections
Replies: 172
Views: 14313

Re: Latest Census Estimates and Met Council Projections

Well people are talking about demographics and population growth. Because the baby boomers were born together in such a large cluster, population growth numbers will be further weighed down once their bump starts passing on.
by Tiller
May 19th, 2018, 5:16 am
Forum: Cities Around the World
Topic: Atlanta
Replies: 48
Views: 6065

Re: trees in Atlanta

Higher density = more trees saved. Not the other way around. Okay, I really want to believe this. Please expand on this thought. The more people/businesses we can house in already-existing urban/(suburban) areas through greater density, the fewer forests, wetlands, farmland (which means natural are...
by Tiller
May 15th, 2018, 7:58 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Wikipedia
Replies: 23
Views: 2204

Re: Wikipedia

Bumping this thread to ask: how do people feel about our current Wikipedia pages? Are they any better/worse than before?
by Tiller
May 13th, 2018, 5:43 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Districts
Replies: 12
Views: 1271

Re: Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Districts

Instead of TIF, could cities define a district and levy a separate/additional property tax therein? For the Nicollet ave streetcar, Minneapolis needed special permission from the legislature because it's a value-capture district. If the key part is "value capture", and not "district", cities could u...
by Tiller
May 8th, 2018, 1:32 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Suburban Malls and Associated Retail News
Replies: 155
Views: 19343

Re: Suburban Malls and Associated Retail News

Three of these malls are not like the others, though is that just because of recent anchor closings? (like JCPenny in Southdale and Sears in Burnsville Center last year?) Northtown Mall (Blaine): 1.65% vacancy rate (losing a Herbergers this year) Ridgedale Center: 2.07% vacancy rate Mall of America:...
by Tiller
May 6th, 2018, 7:00 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Hopkins - General Topics
Replies: 154
Views: 19302

Re: Hopkins - General Topics

I was just in Hopkins for the first time the other day when my bf and I went to eat at Samba, and noticed a wonderful separated bikeway there! Since part of it was adjacent to a one-way, sounds like that was the ARTery project. It would be awesome if we could get bikeways like that built around the ...
by Tiller
May 2nd, 2018, 5:39 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News and Current Happenings
Replies: 2026
Views: 181020

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

They're finally tearing up the corner of Maryland/Arcade for the 54 bus extension! They're also tearing out the two temporary pedestrian refuges before resurfacing, when they'll install the new permanent ones. (service on the 54 bus to the Maplewood Mall transit center starts June 9th!) https://i.im...
by Tiller
April 25th, 2018, 7:07 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4219
Views: 357157

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Nationalize the railroads when? Would be a helluva lot easier than how things work now. :roll:
by Tiller
April 14th, 2018, 8:38 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Arterial Bus Rapid Transit Corridors
Replies: 241
Views: 26544

Re: Arterial Bus Rapid Transit Corridors

(This map was posted by EOst in the Hennepin/E Line thread) https://i.imgur.com/vr6SOFl.png I just want to say how disappointed I am that it looks like Ramsey County got the A Line extension into what appears to be the official aBRT queue. There are many other areas where aBRT should go before the ...

Go to advanced search