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by BBMplsMN
February 14th, 2019, 10:52 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Gateway Tower (RBC/Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 503'
Replies: 1877
Views: 206439

Re: Gateway Tower (RBC/Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 503'

Still gonna be a long and boring inside walk from that fancy hotel, as there's no other route than through the library, 365, Xcel, the Nic and Fifth Street Towers until you no skyway level retail until you get to there (with the Nic's being empty). Pretty much the same situation at street level. Th...
by BBMplsMN
February 10th, 2019, 11:02 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Northstar Commuter Rail
Replies: 711
Views: 83148

Re: Northstar Commuter Rail

Oreos&Milk wrote:
February 10th, 2019, 7:57 pm
Like freeways have straight miles so they can be used as emergency airstrips during time of war.
This is an urban myth.

https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/landi ... and-glory/
by BBMplsMN
February 7th, 2019, 11:20 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Twin Cities' National and Global Image
Replies: 932
Views: 78302

Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

alexschief wrote:
February 7th, 2019, 9:31 am
Senator Klobuchar will be announcing her run for the Presidency on Saturday at Boom Island.
I thought she was announcing on Sunday, February 10. Did that change?
by BBMplsMN
January 16th, 2019, 1:44 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Federal Reserve Riverfront Parking Ramp
Replies: 45
Views: 4288

Re: Federal Reserve Riverfront Parking Ramp

On a sidenote, the lack of "direct" connection between Mill District and North Loop, both on Washington, is also noticeable with recent growth in both neighborhoods. I'd say, in the short term, route 7 should serve Washington Ave (instead of 1st St - Hennepin - 4th St - 4/5th Aves zig-zag) straight...
by BBMplsMN
January 15th, 2019, 9:29 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Gateway Tower (RBC/Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 503'
Replies: 1877
Views: 206439

Re: Gateway Tower (RBC/Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 503'

mattaudio wrote:
January 15th, 2019, 8:33 am
How will porte cocheres be re-purposed when we ban cars?
They will be lovely awnings to keep people out of the rain and snow no matter the mode of transportation.
by BBMplsMN
January 8th, 2019, 10:30 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Gateway Tower (RBC/Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 503'
Replies: 1877
Views: 206439

Re: Gateway Tower (RBC/Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 503'

It's fascinating how dividing the signage issue is on this forum. I find it rather surprising. My preference is no sign. Actually, very strongly, no sign. One of the things I appreciate about our skyline is the lack of corporate logos at the top of our buildings. It's irrelevant if other cities allo...
by BBMplsMN
December 31st, 2018, 6:13 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: The Commons - Downtown East Park
Replies: 687
Views: 93494

Re: The Commons - Downtown East Park

Seems pretty clear, call it the Prince Remembrance Garden and the city should be in the clear.
by BBMplsMN
December 28th, 2018, 1:38 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Mall of America - Bloomington
Replies: 954
Views: 122971

Re: Mall of America - Bloomington

Anyone care to give thoughts on what MOA will do with the Sears space? Tear it down for a taller office building or another hotel? Or try to fill it in like they did (or are still doing) with Bloomingdale's?
by BBMplsMN
December 22nd, 2018, 10:06 am
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan
Replies: 187
Views: 16825

Re: Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan

I find it fun to see how other cities are reacting to the 2040 plan. Here’s Philadelphia. They put together a panel of people to discuss if it could work there, where the median house value is much lower and density is already higher: www.philly.com/news/minneapolis-single-family-zoning-philadelphia...
by BBMplsMN
December 11th, 2018, 8:16 am
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan
Replies: 187
Views: 16825

Re: Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan

Here’s the best article I could find on the plan and next steps. And it comes from Portland, Oregon.

https://www.sightline.org/2018/12/10/mi ... g-housing/
by BBMplsMN
November 29th, 2018, 3:22 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: E Line Arterial BRT
Replies: 60
Views: 3794

Re: E Line ABRT

MNdible wrote:
November 29th, 2018, 2:29 pm
But why wouldn't you just make the 601 an extension of the Option 7 routing?
They do let you add comments on the survey. FWIW, when asked to pick your preferred route, I chose option 5, but added that I would prefer option 7 if it continued down France all the way to Southdale.
by BBMplsMN
November 16th, 2018, 9:11 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Gateway Tower (RBC/Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 503'
Replies: 1877
Views: 206439

Re: Gateway Tower (RBC/Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 503'

(In this case getting close to the river and having the option to connect with the library, I would obviously never suggest the connection through the old federal reserve as a great option but I'm more concerned about the feeling in cancer survivors park and the light impact etc etc.) On the flip s...
by BBMplsMN
November 5th, 2018, 9:18 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Unique Facades/Materials
Replies: 6
Views: 422

Re: Unique Facades/Materials

As weird as it sounds, I've seen many people taking photos against the blue panelled wall next to the new Trader Joe's on Chicago at Washington.
by BBMplsMN
October 15th, 2018, 4:57 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: West Lake Street Hotel- 3012 Excelsior Blvd (8 stories, 100')
Replies: 32
Views: 3702

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

Is this project officially dead? BP has a sign up saying they’re not closing. And a hiring sign on the door. I asked the cashier and he didn’t think they were ever planning to close. But that doesn’t seem true.
by BBMplsMN
October 12th, 2018, 2:23 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: City living trends and predictions
Replies: 125
Views: 11807

Re: City living trends and predictions

Not sure where to put this, but The New York Times is providing a map of every building in America. And it's fascinating and mesmerizing.

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/201 ... tates.html
by BBMplsMN
September 10th, 2018, 1:14 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: New developments seem to have terrible balconies
Replies: 8
Views: 621

Re: New developments seem to have terrible balconies

I always kind of assumed they were for smoking, but I never even see anybody using them for that. Smoking isn't allowed on my building's balconies. Since it goes directly up into someone else's balcony. However, I do see a lot of people using the balconies in my building and the building next door....
by BBMplsMN
August 29th, 2018, 11:59 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News and Current Happenings
Replies: 2209
Views: 205033

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

Does it provide change when you don’t have exact fare? Can you pay with your phone? Or use your phone as a Go-To Card? It seems like a lot of money to just add swipeable transfers (and MAYBE credit cards in the future).
by BBMplsMN
August 19th, 2018, 8:56 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Upper Harbor Terminal
Replies: 49
Views: 7057

Re: Upper Harbor Terminal

I'm trying to figure out how the people on the lawn section behind the suite tower building are going to see the stage. Presumably there is going to be some pitch to the lawn and the building doesn't appear to have a 40' high gap in it more like 20'-25'. I have a hard time figuring how the people a...
by BBMplsMN
August 10th, 2018, 3:35 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis address format discrepancies
Replies: 11
Views: 578

Re: Mortenson / USBank site - 333 Hennepin Ave E (290' - 26 stories)

Can we at least all agree that numbered streets should never, ever be spelled out? (e.g. Sixth...just don't do it) You're in luck. Page 16 of the Minneapolis Street Naming and Address Standard V1.22 2004 Edition says: Numeric street names shall be written using numerical rather than alphabetical sp...

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