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by up north
November 5th, 2015, 7:32 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Friendships and the Built Environment
Replies: 14
Views: 976

Re: Friendships and the Built Environment

I wonder if we can make a correlation with the recent headline grabbing study that says middle age whites rate of death is ridiculously high relative to peer countries (alarmingly so) and the social isolation inherent to North American suburbs. http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2015/11/boom...
by up north
August 6th, 2015, 1:52 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Stadium Village
Replies: 144
Views: 37742

Re: Stadium Village

Nah it's nothing horrible. Just looks ugly from the outside. But the inside is fine. As I said, the biggest complaint I had was that you can't open any windows.
by up north
August 5th, 2015, 10:22 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Stadium Village
Replies: 144
Views: 37742

Re: Stadium Village

seanrichardryan wrote:You lived there? I'm sorry....
I lived there my sophomore year. Hideous building. Inside wasn't horrible but you couldn't open any windows which sucked. The gym was nice though.
by up north
July 28th, 2015, 1:11 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Suburbs - General Topics
Replies: 1027
Views: 119101

Re: Suburbs - General Topics

QuietBlue wrote:
up north wrote: Why are those "must-have's"?

Most can get along just fine without those conveniences.
Everyone's version of a must-have is different, and they change over time.
Those are wants. Not must-haves.
by up north
July 28th, 2015, 10:45 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Suburbs - General Topics
Replies: 1027
Views: 119101

Re: Suburbs - General Topics

mamundsen wrote:Building new, because it will have all of today's must have features. Open Living concept, Master Bathroom, larger closets, laundry nearer the bedrooms vs in the basement somewhere, 2 car garage, etc.
Why are those "must-have's"?

Most can get along just fine without those conveniences.
by up north
March 5th, 2015, 10:47 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)
Replies: 1021
Views: 113869

Re: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)

Ugly road? This is a very beautiful road, with wide, green medians and mature trees galore. I wish 55/Hiawatha was as beautiful as this. I actually find Hiawatha fairly attractive, as far as highways go. I love the grain mills and the industrial grit feeling they give. Olson is bland and pseudo-sub...
by up north
March 3rd, 2015, 8:13 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Minneapolis - St. Paul Business News
Replies: 255
Views: 21650

Re: Minneapolis - St. Paul Business News

From everything I've heard the corporate culture at target didn't sound very conducive to actually making good business decisions or getting stuff done. It sounded more like a way for twenty-somethings to meet their future husband/wife and pay for drinks in uptown than a viable business environment...
by up north
February 27th, 2015, 8:52 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Athletic Department Practice Facilities
Replies: 76
Views: 13450

Re: Athletic Department Practice Facilities

They're building a new track facility in Saint Paul. An equal number of male and female athletes will be displaced.
by up north
February 24th, 2015, 8:09 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Rush Line Corridor BRT
Replies: 499
Views: 52106

Re: Rush Line Corridor (Alternatives Analysis)

Maybe it's just because I mostly grew up there, but I've always thought downtown White Bear was a hidden gem.

Man I wish they had this line when I was growing up.
by up north
February 22nd, 2015, 11:06 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Ford Plant Redevelopment [archive - locked]
Replies: 124
Views: 33055

Re: Ford Twin Cities Assembly Plant Redevelopment

Here's a quick mockup of what the Ford site could look like sticking to the traditional grid pattern of the city.

Red = Commercial/Mixed Use
Purple = Apartments/Condos
Blue = Residential
Green = Park

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by up north
February 17th, 2015, 11:44 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: "The Miracle of Mpls", Local Responses & Racial Disparities
Replies: 122
Views: 5400

Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

So here's one predictable response to the Atlantic "Miracle of Minneapolis" article: http://www.questionthepremise.org/new-blog/2015/2/17/about-that-miracle While there is obviously merit and truth to saying "Minneapolis is a great city for white people, but much less so for people of color", due t...
by up north
February 15th, 2015, 2:34 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 4Marq - 400 Marquette Ave (313' - 30 Stories)
Replies: 835
Views: 153745

Re: 4Marq - (313' - 30 Stories)

This is looking really great.
by up north
February 10th, 2015, 11:54 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Doubletree by Hilton - 501 Huron Blvd SE
Replies: 88
Views: 17563

Re: Huron and Essex Hotel

Two points:

a)The rendering on the Daily page looks nice. It fits the area well.

b)Sucks that block on the west side of Huron will now be an empty field for the foreseeable future.
by up north
February 6th, 2015, 1:04 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: The Bickford and Steelcase - 515 3rd Street North
Replies: 70
Views: 6810

Re: Steelcase (525 3rd St N)

This is what pops to mind:

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by up north
February 2nd, 2015, 12:15 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Stadium Village
Replies: 144
Views: 37742

Re: Stadium Village

Good. It was always silly for there to be a Jamba Juice there AND in Coffman. Any more silly than having a Walgreens, CVS or now Target Express on just about every corner near campus? :mrgreen: I wish those were there when I lived in Stadium Village a couple years back. Had to walk to Dinky to get ...
by up north
February 2nd, 2015, 8:49 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Doubletree by Hilton - 501 Huron Blvd SE
Replies: 88
Views: 17563

Re: Huron and Essex Hotel

Does anyone know what the U plans to do with the half block on the corner of Fulton and Oak. They tore down a couple houses there. Currently it's just used as parking for the hospital construction.

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