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by Multimodal
December 17th, 2018, 5:44 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News
Replies: 959
Views: 138655

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

This is absolutely an urban design problem, and Jane Jacobs nailed it 50 years ago. All this new housing downtown is great, but we allow developers to buy the whole block, which means all the retail & restaurant space is shiny & new—and expensive. Think of your favorite inexpensive food places, and ...
by Multimodal
December 15th, 2018, 3:22 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Gateway Tower (RBC/Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 503'
Replies: 1786
Views: 196994

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

Would people enjoy the streets more if, like the skyways, they didn’t have cars or buses driving down the center of them, and were pedestrian prioritized?
by Multimodal
December 15th, 2018, 1:20 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4332
Views: 371635

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

With respect to the comment about not being sure how much Eden Prairie or Minnetonka has thought about redevelopment of the station areas, this Southwest Community Works effort may shed some light on the topic. https://www.swlrtcommunityworks.org/beyond-rails/planning-information/investment-framewo...
by Multimodal
December 14th, 2018, 8:25 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: E Line Arterial BRT
Replies: 55
Views: 3105

Re: E Line Arterial BRT

On the other hand, if the Southdale area turns into a “third downtown”, Linden Hill-ers will be perfectly positioned to have household members work either there or in downtown Mpls. Or Musk’s The Boring Company builds a tunnel under the lakes, connecting Linden Hills to downtown directly. I can dream.
by Multimodal
December 13th, 2018, 12:53 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Edina – General Topics
Replies: 75
Views: 9656

Re: Edina – General Topics

Taco Loco or whatever is always busy when I go there. There was a lot of interest in the project, and a few accolades, but the consensus was it was premature, as the city had not considered residential there, and it will now be studied. It would also be a lonely island of residential without a more…...
by Multimodal
December 12th, 2018, 11:50 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Edina – General Topics
Replies: 75
Views: 9656

Re: Edina – General Topics

Maybe someday, but not today. A unanimous ‘no’. Off to city council.
by Multimodal
December 12th, 2018, 6:29 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Gateway Tower (RBC/Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 503'
Replies: 1786
Views: 196994

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

Meanwhile, people who live and work downtown tend to like them for their convenience and climate control, and property owners want them because people like them. Just like the people in the suburbs who love their climate controlled cars, and the businesses that want to create parking spaces for the...
by Multimodal
December 12th, 2018, 12:38 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: E Line Arterial BRT
Replies: 55
Views: 3105

Re: E Line Arterial BRT

Mattaudio, I like your thoughts about north-south connectivity in the Mpls/SLP/Edina corner. One tweak: the thought of a bus running through the heart of the Country Club neighborhood seems questionable, not to mention there’s no destinations. So what if the line went north on Wooddale from Valley V...
by Multimodal
December 12th, 2018, 8:19 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Bike Shopping
Replies: 53
Views: 3381

Re: Bike Shopping

What distances are you traveling (one way) and how fast are you riding? Do you sweat that much if you’re riding 5-7 miles at a casual pace?
by Multimodal
December 12th, 2018, 8:12 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Unique Facades/Materials
Replies: 6
Views: 389

Re: Unique Facades/Materials

We watched the scorpion building episode. Pretty cool.
by Multimodal
December 11th, 2018, 4:53 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan
Replies: 182
Views: 15477

Re: Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan

Slightly off topic... I'm confused by the following article about Brooklyn Park. http://www.fox9.com/news/city-of-brooklyn-park-relied-on-community-input-to-create-6-pillars-of-2025-strategic-plan They are working on a 2025 plan?!?! I thought every city in Metro area was required to do a 2040 plan....
by Multimodal
December 11th, 2018, 11:24 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4332
Views: 371635

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Do the ABC ramps become a stop on downtown streetcar lines/loop (other than blue/green lines)? A place with plentiful rental bikes, ebikes, escooters, etc.? I’m guessing someone who drives downtown rather than taking the Blue or Green lines probably won’t hop on transit once they get down there. On ...
by Multimodal
December 11th, 2018, 11:03 am
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan
Replies: 182
Views: 15477

Re: Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan

I suppose this answer isn’t relevant because the zoning is still residential-only, not mixed use, but it seems quite creative:

https://www.rjohnthebad.com/plain-talk/ ... p-building
by Multimodal
December 10th, 2018, 11:24 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4332
Views: 371635

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Is something akin to the scale of the A/B/C ramps a necessary evil (consolidated paid parking) for a region to get denser before/while transit is developed for the area? What if the Greater Southdale District banned surface lots and instead had consolidated municipal parking until transit were devel...
by Multimodal
December 10th, 2018, 8:59 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: E Line Arterial BRT
Replies: 55
Views: 3105

Re: E Line Arterial BRT

All the optional routes, north and south, were on the presentation boards, but since the meeting was at Pershing Park, towards the south end of the line, most people were more interested in talking about the south end.
by Multimodal
December 10th, 2018, 6:59 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan
Replies: 182
Views: 15477

Re: Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan

Well like I said, it wouldn’t be current SFHowners that would convert to triplexes. Newer owners would presumably be people who wouldn’t be horrified by the Mpls2040 plan and its implications for diversity.
by Multimodal
December 10th, 2018, 6:56 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: E Line Arterial BRT
Replies: 55
Views: 3105

Re: E Line Arterial BRT

I went to the first public meeting today. They chose the current options mostly because ridership is low on other routes (39th St.; Wooddale Ave.; south of Southdale) and they are looking to hit the bigger nodes & job centers (Linden Hills, 44th and 50th & France, the hospital, the length of Xerxes)...
by Multimodal
December 10th, 2018, 6:47 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan
Replies: 182
Views: 15477

Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan

… I think consolidation of real estate wealth is something we don't really talk about in the Twin Cities, and should… That said, it remains to be seen how many of those homeowners actually do expand or become small-operation landlords, and it will definitely be gradual. I agree. I think a big part ...
by Multimodal
December 10th, 2018, 6:31 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: North Loop Neighborhood
Replies: 995
Views: 151654

Re: North Loop Neighborhood

If they put a newsstand on the first floor, is it considered mixed use?

OK, a newsstand totally sounds like something from a black & white movie.

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