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by Multimodal
August 14th, 2019, 7:16 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Gold Line BRT (Gateway Corridor)
Replies: 392
Views: 56291

Re: Gold Line BRT (Gateway Corridor)

EOst wrote:
August 13th, 2019, 8:35 am
Notable: "20% of all Twin Cities households without cars are along the Gold Line route"
But I thought BRT to the suburbs was going to destroy the Twin Cities? ;)
by Multimodal
August 14th, 2019, 7:08 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Thrivent Headquarters Block - 6th St and Portland Ave
Replies: 164
Views: 26357

Re: Thrivent Headquarters Block - 6th St and Portland Ave

https://www.apnews.com/c9c940d4b2544facaf60ea18dc03e0da A fire killed 5 children at a daycare over the weekend. … Now if you want to argue that the design should be different, or it shouldn't take up so much of the street frontage, or the play area should be tucked behind the building, that's fine....
by Multimodal
August 14th, 2019, 6:57 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: City Club Apartments - 1000 Marquette Ave (Handicraft Building)
Replies: 375
Views: 49343

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

Or it’s fine. Right?! Most buildings are ordinary. That’s fine. Sure, I’m not a fan of most dark patchwork buildings, but it’s a design trend and we mostly have to live with it. What really matters is buildings that, because of their size or location, stand out. Things like skyscrapers, “gateway” b...
by Multimodal
August 14th, 2019, 6:43 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Southdale Area Development - Edina
Replies: 733
Views: 90997

Re: Southdale Area Development - Edina

Does the city zoning here not have minimums? That they can tear down what’s there, build less, by right? If so I’m LOLing. Yep. Building minimums were pulled out of the Southdale District plan guidelines at the last minute, since they were quite high (8 stories, I believe). But, clearly, there’s a ...
by Multimodal
August 9th, 2019, 11:38 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Southdale Area Development - Edina
Replies: 733
Views: 90997

Re: Southdale Area Development - Edina

Those are good ideas. The city needs to do more. I just don’t want to build bad infrastructure that will hang around for 50 years. City leaders have done great things (like the Promenade), but it has to be more consistent, more part of a … comprehensive plan. 😉 The first step is throwing out the dou...
by Multimodal
August 8th, 2019, 7:10 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: St. Louis Park - General Topics
Replies: 484
Views: 54155

Re: St. Louis Park - General Topics

Yeah, I agree with all of that.
by Multimodal
August 8th, 2019, 7:07 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Pentagon Park (Hwy 100 & Industrial Blvd) - Edina
Replies: 153
Views: 21372

Re: Pentagon Park (Hwy 100 & Industrial Blvd) - Edina

Hopefully they'll at least reduce that frontage road to two lanes? It's a pretty silly 4LDR right now That’s not part of this project. The frontage road is presumably MNDOT controlled? And Viking Dr. is the southern border of Edina there, so presumably that would be a big, multi-jurisdictional proc...
by Multimodal
August 8th, 2019, 7:02 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Pentagon Park (Hwy 100 & Industrial Blvd) - Edina
Replies: 153
Views: 21372

Re: Pentagon Park (Hwy 100 & Industrial Blvd) - Edina

Yeah, I wasn’t a fan of the self-absorbed design. I pushed for the internal east-west street to at least go all the way through for bikes & peds, if not cars. And I wanted a safe north-south bicycle route that was direct, rather than the convoluted one they came up with. Along the same lines of what...
by Multimodal
August 8th, 2019, 6:06 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Southdale Area Development - Edina
Replies: 733
Views: 90997

Re: Southdale Area Development - Edina

Imagine being a wheelchair user or stroller pusher on the west France sidewalk south of 66th: https://goo.gl/maps/zxfu15UBX5sLW75Z6 Not sure what you mean. It’s really bad between 70th & just north of 76th on the west side. Right up against the curb. The Southdale District Design Guidelines are sti...
by Multimodal
August 8th, 2019, 1:20 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Thrivent Headquarters Block - 6th St and Portland Ave
Replies: 164
Views: 26357

Re: Thrivent Headquarters Block - 6th St and Portland Ave

Whenever the discussion goes to ground floor retail this far from the core of downtown, I always wonder what kind of commercial uses people are imagining would even be attracted to such spaces. Undoubtedly the Elliot Park area could use a decent grocery store and some small service oriented operati...
by Multimodal
August 8th, 2019, 1:05 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Southdale Area Development - Edina
Replies: 733
Views: 90997

Re: Southdale Area Development - Edina

This project was MNDOT redecking the bridge, making the northbound lane safer, and making the eastbound onramp safer. I’m surprised it’s as nice as it is. If the E Line ends up going down France, then I imagine Hennepin & Edina will have a plan for upgrading sidewalks and lighting, including this br...
by Multimodal
August 8th, 2019, 11:15 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Thrivent Headquarters Block - 6th St and Portland Ave
Replies: 164
Views: 26357

Re: Thrivent Headquarters Block - 6th St and Portland Ave

I assume Multimodal is insinuating that a daycare is too boring/inactive of a retail use to bless the sidewalk frontage of this building (Please do correct me if I'm wrong and that's not what you meant). That's patently absurd. This area and most of downtown is an absolute dead zone with vacant gro...
by Multimodal
August 8th, 2019, 10:59 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Thrivent Headquarters Block - 6th St and Portland Ave
Replies: 164
Views: 26357

Re: Thrivent Headquarters Block - 6th St and Portland Ave

squrtis wrote:
August 8th, 2019, 8:50 am
Multimodal wrote:
August 8th, 2019, 8:12 am
Is daycare a good use for a first floor?
As opposed to a second or higher floor? Yes. Imagine trying to evacuate a daycare with infants and toddlers using stairs verses a door straight to the sidewalk.
Is this very different from evacuating senior housing?
by Multimodal
August 8th, 2019, 10:58 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Thrivent Headquarters Block - 6th St and Portland Ave
Replies: 164
Views: 26357

Re: Thrivent Headquarters Block - 6th St and Portland Ave

dajazz wrote:
August 8th, 2019, 8:54 am
And downtown daycares should strongly be encouraged if you want to continuing bringing more residents in.
I just asked if the first floor was appropriate. Nobody’s talking about banning daycare downtown.
by Multimodal
August 8th, 2019, 8:12 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Thrivent Headquarters Block - 6th St and Portland Ave
Replies: 164
Views: 26357

Re: Thrivent Headquarters Block - 6th St and Portland Ave

Is daycare a good use for a first floor?
by Multimodal
August 8th, 2019, 8:11 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Highway Removal
Replies: 5
Views: 693

Re: Highway Removal

Sounds like a good case for Ayd Mill Road in St. Paul.
by Multimodal
August 8th, 2019, 8:10 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: St. Louis Park - General Topics
Replies: 484
Views: 54155

Re: St. Louis Park - General Topics

Shouldn’t everything be protected/separated bike lanes these days?

This will be with us for 50+ Years. This area is dense & getting denser, next to 2 LRT stations!
by Multimodal
August 8th, 2019, 7:53 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bike Share
Replies: 311
Views: 32631

Re: Bike Share

An aging population would be more inclined to bike (and not join the merry "why am I paying for this I can't use it" chorus) if they're able to travel further distances without added bodily strain. Isn’t that what transit is for? Bikes are for 0.5-5 miles, more or less. Anything longer and you migh...
by Multimodal
August 8th, 2019, 7:31 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Southdale Area Development - Edina
Replies: 733
Views: 90997

Re: Southdale Area Development - Edina

mister.shoes wrote:
July 15th, 2019, 10:42 pm
Can verify it’s open. Drove over it yesterday. Sidewalks look pretty puny.
Pretty sure the sidewalks are over twice as wide as they used to be.

I do wish they had a low fence or something other than the curb to block cars.
by Multimodal
August 8th, 2019, 7:29 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Southdale Area Development - Edina
Replies: 733
Views: 90997

Re: Southdale Area Development - Edina

Finally some action on that proposal that was approved last year.

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