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by VacantLuxuries
April 26th, 2018, 8:00 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4135
Views: 343642

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

I would. In fact, that sounds like the best way to cut through the local media's "let's drive those anti-metro clicks" spin on the story.
by VacantLuxuries
April 25th, 2018, 2:52 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4135
Views: 343642

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

It might be a combination of this and construction costs making it too difficult for any contractor bid to meet what they've budgeted for.
by VacantLuxuries
April 25th, 2018, 1:14 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4135
Views: 343642

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

TC&W operates out of Glencoe, MN

Glencoe, MN is represented in the state senate by David Osmek, who was so excited to have the opportunity to attack a supporter of SWLRT he forgot how to spell 'dream'.

I imagine a conversation took place here.
by VacantLuxuries
April 23rd, 2018, 12:12 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Transit Crime
Replies: 104
Views: 15252

Re: Transit Crime

Pretty ballsy to throw out the 'political narrative' card in a post that implies there's a "group of people" who are a-okay with bus driver assaults.
by VacantLuxuries
April 20th, 2018, 10:29 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4135
Views: 343642

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

I think Minneapolis should be focusing on Midtown Greenway Streetcar, because this better serves the area between the two rail lines. Nic-Central can wait. Well, one of those rail lines has been on various precipices of not being built for years now, so that might factor into why they're not focusi...
by VacantLuxuries
April 16th, 2018, 1:47 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map
Replies: 1500
Views: 218910

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

At least we had low expectations from the start
by VacantLuxuries
April 16th, 2018, 1:00 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis Density and Population Growth (500k, etc)
Replies: 227
Views: 27980

Re: Minneapolis Density and Population Growth (500k, etc)

It's the sort of thing that makes people hate urbanists.
I thought that was my ravenous hunger for destroying parking.
by VacantLuxuries
April 16th, 2018, 11:07 am
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis Density and Population Growth (500k, etc)
Replies: 227
Views: 27980

Re: Minneapolis Density and Population Growth (500k, etc)

Hopefully you're not a nurse, ER doctor, EMT, firefighter, police officer, or some other essential service that needs to get out of the house to go to work and ensure essential services keep running. Another reason why forbidding communities from ensuring their emergency services hire from within t...
by VacantLuxuries
April 12th, 2018, 12:37 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: 200 Central - Alatus Tower (Washburn-McReavy Site) 483' / 40 Stories
Replies: 782
Views: 106820

Re: 200 Central - Alatus Tower (Washburn-McReavy Site) 483' / 40 Stories

Age old lesson, when you flash your money around trying to get what you want, you might end up separated from it.
by VacantLuxuries
April 11th, 2018, 9:32 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: United Properties / Four Seasons "Gateway" Project (Nicollet Hotel Block)
Replies: 1568
Views: 163131

Re: United Properties / Four Seasons "Gateway" Project (Nicollet Hotel Block)

I'm personally in favor of the streetcar. I think despite the mode's disadvantages over light rail, not having a high capacity permanent investment in transit that runs north/south through the densest parts of the city is a mistake. Especially if the justification for downgrading it to aBRT is "we d...
by VacantLuxuries
April 6th, 2018, 3:39 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: West Lake Street Hotel- 3012 Excelsior Blvd (8 stories, 100')
Replies: 29
Views: 2253

Re: West Lake Street Hotel- 3012 Excelsior Blvd (8 stories, 100')

Setting aside the attractive design of the thing, would any of you, knowing what you do about the area, actually choose to stay in this hotel? Aside from the Bde view, there's really nothing over there. Speaking as someone who stayed recently at the Moxy in Uptown, I can see someone older who wants...
by VacantLuxuries
April 6th, 2018, 11:49 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Roseville / Rosedale - General Topics
Replies: 73
Views: 10124

Re: Roseville / Rosedale - General Topics

And two of the remaining anchors are Macy's and J.C. Penney. Maybe this wasn't a good time for an expansion.
by VacantLuxuries
April 1st, 2018, 1:35 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Good time to buy a condo?
Replies: 6
Views: 392

Re: Good time to buy a condo?

I would say it's a bad time to buy a condo since we're currently setting up the economic conditions for another recession/depression, but it's really more a question of whether they're buying because they want to live there, or buying because they just want to turn a profit off of their investment i...
by VacantLuxuries
March 30th, 2018, 9:09 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Freight Rail News and Happenings
Replies: 125
Views: 13744

Re: Freight Rail News and Happenings

Let them pony up and build new railroads if they want to play J.J. Hill so bad. I don't feel bad for millionaires that no longer get to take advantage of Amtrak.
by VacantLuxuries
March 29th, 2018, 3:56 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market
Replies: 934
Views: 123287

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market

And the vacancy rate would probably drop considerably if the (eventual? haven't kept up on their financial woes) new owners of the Northstar Center convert it to something else since they're 69% vacant right now.

Though the non-hotel portions of the building would be difficult to turn into housing.
by VacantLuxuries
March 29th, 2018, 12:55 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market
Replies: 934
Views: 123287

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market

A quick look at the available spaces on LoopNet shows there's a number of really attractive buildings that are Class B. Particularly 825-831 Nicollet Mall and 500-520 Nicollet Mall. They'd make for great conversions if the owners wanted to go that direction.
by VacantLuxuries
March 28th, 2018, 3:50 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Minneapolis Skyway System
Replies: 473
Views: 52585

Re: Minneapolis Skyway System

Hopefully that will happen at some point (my wish).
Probably won't, that would mean Steve Cramer would have to do more than the bare minimum.

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