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by BBMplsMN
April 22nd, 2019, 7:37 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4361
Views: 380489

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

I really should start keeping a list of all the ways Kenwood has tried to kill this project. The latest one I heard about is saving a rare bee that breeds in the rail corridor. But this was on Nextdoor, so that ups the crazy quotient.
by BBMplsMN
April 15th, 2019, 7:21 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: CNU 2020
Replies: 7
Views: 1074

Re: CNU 2020

For anyone interested, the happy hour is now this Thursday (April 18). Same details as before. See link above. The event invitation offers some questions to consider beforehand: 1. The theme of the 2020 Congress is the Promise of the Public Realm: Community, Equity, Voice. What does this mean to you...
by BBMplsMN
April 10th, 2019, 2:03 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: CNU 2020
Replies: 7
Views: 1074

Re: CNU 2020

I think the CNU happy hour is being rescheduled due to the weather.
by BBMplsMN
April 7th, 2019, 9:27 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: CNU 2020
Replies: 7
Views: 1074

CNU 2020

The Congress for New Urbanism will be in Saint Paul in 2020, and they are looking for local urbanists to get involved. The planning committee is hosting a happy hour this Thursday (April 11) from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Dual Citizen Brewing Company in Saint Paul. To register or for more information fol...
by BBMplsMN
April 5th, 2019, 11:33 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Allianz Field and Snelling-Midway Development
Replies: 742
Views: 74282

Re: Allianz Field and Snelling-Midway Development

No doubt it's going to be messy with the platform in the middle of the road. Seems like a pedestrian tunnel might be in order.
by BBMplsMN
March 20th, 2019, 12:47 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: City Club Apartments - 1000 Marquette Ave (Handicraft Building)
Replies: 361
Views: 44897

Re: City Club Apartments - 1000 Marquette Ave (Handicraft Building)

jtoemke wrote:
March 20th, 2019, 11:21 am
Honestly, I am their ideal client, being someone who moved in one car trip last time. If I found 350-400sf in an older building for like 700-800 bucks I'd be down for sure.
$700-$800 would be great. Sadly, these mini miracles start at more than $1,200.
by BBMplsMN
February 26th, 2019, 5:35 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Amazon's New HQ?
Replies: 274
Views: 16527

Re: Amazon's New HQ?

by BBMplsMN
February 14th, 2019, 10:52 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Gateway Tower (RBC/Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 503'
Replies: 1899
Views: 212148

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: 718
Views: 84535

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: 939
Views: 79456

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: 63
Views: 8301

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: 1899
Views: 212148

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: 1899
Views: 212148

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: 93674

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: 959
Views: 125092

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: 193
Views: 19559

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: 193
Views: 19559

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: 61
Views: 4215

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: 1899
Views: 212148

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...

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