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by thatchio
December 15th, 2018, 4:57 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Midtown Corridor Rail & Lake Street aBRT (B Line)
Replies: 471
Views: 40263

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

There had been a very preliminary evaluation of how the Midtown streetcar could connect to the Green Line Extension. It assumed a single side platform (IIRC) just south of the West Lake Station and then a single track connection to the west connecting to the Green Line Extension. It was not assumed ...
by thatchio
December 15th, 2018, 11:40 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4330
Views: 371283

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Also, a comparable property that may be similar to some of the areas along the Green Line Extension is the Spring District in Bellevue. Once an office/warehouse corridor tucked between Downtown Bellevue and Microsoft, it's transitioning into a mixed-use, urban district along the future East Link lig...
by thatchio
December 15th, 2018, 11:37 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4330
Views: 371283

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

With respect to the comment about not being sure how much Eden Prairie or Minnetonka has thought about redevelopment of the station areas, this Southwest Community Works effort may shed some light on the topic. https://www.swlrtcommunityworks.org/beyond-rails/planning-information/investment-framewor...
by thatchio
December 5th, 2018, 3:35 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4330
Views: 371283

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

One thing to keep in mind about SWLRT is that the cities along the line have put in considerable effort in thinking about how to shape station area development and support TOD. While folks can go on and on about whether they like this line, it appears to be happening now and there is a lot of opport...
by thatchio
November 23rd, 2018, 11:53 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Mozaic (all phases)
Replies: 581
Views: 69713

Re: Mozaic (all phases)

Read that Alchemy 365 opened. Anyone have any recent photos of the project? How is the connection along the busway seem?
by thatchio
November 2nd, 2018, 8:10 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Buzza Lofts of Uptown
Replies: 97
Views: 21058

Re: Buzza Lofts of Uptown

The Low Income Housing Tax Credits will make Phase I affordable for at least 15 years.
by thatchio
September 15th, 2018, 9:34 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown General Topics & Development Map
Replies: 994
Views: 120666

Re: Uptown General Topics & Development Map

The north side promenade running along the Midtown Greenway in this area was a huge missed opportunity for the community. So much of the conversation about the development projects was on the scale, unit count, and parking of those buildings and much less on the promenade. The City of Minneapolis re...
by thatchio
September 6th, 2018, 9:09 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Saint Paul Union Depot
Replies: 371
Views: 60391

Re: Saint Paul Union Depot

Had HH there back in July. Not a bad spot for that.
by thatchio
June 6th, 2018, 9:21 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Arby’s Island
Replies: 188
Views: 17177

Re: Arby’s Island

I'm dying to know if the curved area will be clad by specially fabricated curved cement board panels. This design is crying out for cement board.
:lol: :lol: :lol:
by thatchio
May 24th, 2018, 8:02 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News
Replies: 1472
Views: 149418

Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

Yeah, I actually really hate that our pedestrian overlay districts ban fast food. It just comes off as the worst sort of progressive "we know what's best for you." It's not like fast food needs a drive-thru (which is a legitimate thing to ban). I assume it also will prevent more than a few fast foo...
by thatchio
May 20th, 2018, 10:50 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News
Replies: 1472
Views: 149418

Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

Some of their restaurants, like the Richfield one, includes movable chairs. The only stationary seating are the booths.
by thatchio
May 20th, 2018, 10:00 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News
Replies: 1472
Views: 149418

Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

Per 520.160 - definitions: Restaurant, fast food. An establishment whose design or principal method of operation includes five (5) or more of the following characteristics. In addition, any restaurant with a drive-through facility shall be considered a fast food restaurant. (1) A permanent menu boar...
by thatchio
April 15th, 2018, 9:19 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Hennepin Avenue Reconstruction (Douglas to Lake St)
Replies: 104
Views: 9850

Re: Hennepin Avenue Reconstruction / E Line (Uptown to Downtown)

Point taken about the audio-alerting functions of the beg button. I was intending more that one shouldn't have to press the button to get a walk. As for 28th bus stop, it'd be useful to get some data on how many mobility restricted individuals use it. I found that stop extremely frustrating as it ra...
by thatchio
April 15th, 2018, 10:05 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Hennepin Avenue Reconstruction (Douglas to Lake St)
Replies: 104
Views: 9850

Re: Hennepin Avenue Reconstruction / E Line (Uptown to Downtown)

If there were ever a subway, there would likely be only one station in between Loring Park and Uptown Transit Center. Stations are expensive. That said, aBRT is not as capital intensive. Things to consider: how should surface transit operate in this section, especially if there are both local and aB...
by thatchio
March 11th, 2018, 8:32 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Southside - General Topics
Replies: 899
Views: 113788

Re: Southside - General Topics

Love that it has so many family sized units, including many 3- and 4-BRs.
by thatchio
March 10th, 2018, 10:56 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Mozaic (all phases)
Replies: 581
Views: 69713

Re: Mozaic (all phases)

The Instagram for MoZaic East said they were excited to have Alchemy365 with a photo showing them with a sign saying they love Uptown. No additional details. Alchemy365 has several locations and offers strength/conditioning and yoga classes.
by thatchio
February 17th, 2018, 11:08 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Arby’s Island
Replies: 188
Views: 17177

Re: Arby’s Island

In case you are interested, I did place some historical files on the Lake/Lagoon one-way pair. I believe most of these came from a file that the traffic division at the City of Minneapolis maintained that I photocopied back in the early 2000s. I am not the best at figuring out how to share files now...
by thatchio
February 13th, 2018, 11:09 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Arby’s Island
Replies: 188
Views: 17177

Re: Arby’s Island

I have a whole cache of old one-way/two-way/contraflow files on Lagoon/Lake from the 80s/90s. They're from Public Works' files, including references to saving the files for the next time someone brings the topic up. If anyone's interested, I can try to figure out how to share them.
by thatchio
February 11th, 2018, 9:32 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Sons of Norway block redevelopment - 1455 Lake St W
Replies: 123
Views: 17031

Re: Sons of Norway block redevelopment - 1455 Lake St W

All these projects convince me more that using a much more rigid zoning code on height and FAR would reduce fights for both the neighbors and developers. But the only way that would work is if the zoning districts were both redefined and reapplied so that the specific parcel had the zoning necessary...
by thatchio
February 7th, 2018, 11:07 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Rex 26 - 2601 Lyndale Ave S
Replies: 262
Views: 29930

Re: Rex 26 - 2601 Lyndale Ave S

Per the article, I don't really buy the idea that the developer would be this far into construction and claim that their project is not financially feasible without the additional units. The construction loan was likely predicated on the pre-lease to Aldi and structural changes at this point in the ...

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