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by Ohiosotan
April 12th, 2020, 9:41 am
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
Replies: 584
Views: 82384

Re: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

I thought for sure the golf course would be out and the trails would be extend and connect to the ones around Nokomis. Bummer.
by Ohiosotan
February 28th, 2020, 4:56 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Southside - General Topics
Replies: 999
Views: 154459

Re: Southside - General Topics

Following on the heels of Blackbird closing, The City Market suddenly closed and Dragon Wok posted on Facebook that they're moving to another location. That's a lot of change on that side of 38th & Nicollet going on now. I just hope there aren't plans to empty out and tear down this perfectly good a...
by Ohiosotan
February 28th, 2020, 1:06 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis Population / Density - General Discussion
Replies: 260
Views: 51595

Re: Minneapolis Population Growth - Onward to 500k!

A little harsh... ex Minneapolitan, now Columbusian - I would argue Short North is more vibrant and walkable than Uptown, North Loop, or NE. Yes they lack the fancy stuff (trains and bike lanes) but the city is rapidly urbanizing. I would say its about 15 years behind Minneapolis in amenities. They...
by Ohiosotan
February 14th, 2020, 12:26 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis Population / Density - General Discussion
Replies: 260
Views: 51595

Re: Minneapolis Population Growth - Onward to 500k!

Originally hailing from Columbus myself it's pretty insane to even consider a downtown population of 50k in a mid-size Midwestern city. Columbus is a city of 900k which is struggling to attain a downtown population of 10k as of this year. Proposals for any residential building 20 stories or taller h...
by Ohiosotan
January 14th, 2020, 2:12 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Riverfront - Mill Ruins Park - Waterworks
Replies: 227
Views: 31051

Re: Downtown Riverfront - Mill Ruins Park - Waterworks

There are just too many more compelling projects that could use that money instead: extending the greenways as mentioned earlier along (NE especially) and across the Mississippi, bridge the highway gap on Washington between Downtown and Seven Corners with a park cap that includes fountains and maybe...
by Ohiosotan
August 15th, 2019, 3:51 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bicycle Infrastructure
Replies: 1581
Views: 158139

Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

Very impressive! Saint Paul keeps making large strides, maybe Downtown next?
by Ohiosotan
December 27th, 2018, 11:58 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News
Replies: 1108
Views: 190733

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

I don't see how we're missing the elephant in the room which is that Prime 6 was nearly a whopping *12,000 sq ft*!! No wonder Hennepin isn't that vibrant when you have bloated turds like this taking up all of the space leaving no room for small interesting local businesses to open up. You could make...
by Ohiosotan
December 14th, 2018, 3:51 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: E Line Arterial BRT
Replies: 109
Views: 13365

Re: E Line Arterial BRT

I just hope that they trim some stops on the 6 in the meantime so that it's at least a bit quicker to reach Linden Hills from Downtown.
by Ohiosotan
November 18th, 2018, 3:38 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bicycle Infrastructure
Replies: 1581
Views: 158139

Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

Rode the whole stretch just now. Couple of things: the old sharrows are awkwardly positioned in the right lane and bike lane with half of the symbols all rubbed off from car tires and the highway bridge section shouldn't have cyclists shift to the right. Not that much at least: add a buffer and/or w...
by Ohiosotan
November 18th, 2018, 2:27 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bicycle Infrastructure
Replies: 1581
Views: 158139

Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

New bike lanes on LaSalle just south of Grant: not buffered like north of Grant and pretty narrow especially when a food truck is parked in front of Lakes & Legends. I'll take it I guess.
by Ohiosotan
November 12th, 2018, 2:21 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Hennepin Avenue Reconstruction (Douglas to Lake St)
Replies: 104
Views: 11473

Re: Hennepin Avenue Reconstruction / E Line (Uptown to Downtown)

I'd still like to see mid-block crosswalks. When developers build these new downtown mega projects they include things like this which existing downtowns largely refuse. Developers know that you need narrow streets, lots of marked crosswalks, and low speeds (the street below is posted at 25 MPH) and...
by Ohiosotan
September 6th, 2018, 1:35 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bicycle Infrastructure
Replies: 1581
Views: 158139

Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

Rode stretches of the new bike lanes on 24th between Hennepin and 3rd. I'm happy with it overall, quite of bit of it is curbside bike lanes. Wouldn't mind improvements north-south east of Nicollet in Whittier; still don't like the 1st Ave bike lanes scrunched up against parked cars.
by Ohiosotan
March 8th, 2018, 8:36 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)
Replies: 2378
Views: 271782

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

Any word on fixing the Blue Line to A Line transfer at 46th St Station southbound? Like clockwork the empty A Line bus pulls off as the Blue Line shows up. Who's genius idea was that and why don't they have the drivers wait a few seconds for people to get off the Blue Line and onto the empty bus?
by Ohiosotan
March 6th, 2018, 2:13 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 1410 Loring - 1400 Nicollet Ave. (Market BBQ redevelopment)
Replies: 52
Views: 11753

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

10k sq ft to replace Asian Taste, Ryan's Pub, Market BBQ, Salsa a la Salsa and Upper Cuts? Is that enough for another five businesses at least or are we repeating south of Nicollet by adding lots more people while simultaneously making the area a lot less walkable? Oh well, just gonna be lots more c...
by Ohiosotan
January 30th, 2018, 8:26 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: D Line - Chicago-Fremont/Emerson Rapid Bus
Replies: 159
Views: 16619

Re: D Line - Fremont/Emerson/Chicago Rapid Bus

There's no reason whatsoever to bypass 48th & Chicago. Nodes like this have stops all over the A Line. Yes Ford & Cleveland doesn't have a stop, true, but instead there's *two* stations a block east and west of there (Finn and Kenneth) so there's no excuse that stations couldn't be just a block away...
by Ohiosotan
December 15th, 2017, 6:01 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News
Replies: 1108
Views: 190733

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

I'd like to see the Masa spot filled in soon, but first I'd like to see the three storefronts it takes up split into to three separate storefronts. Nicollet Mall needs a lot more destinations.
by Ohiosotan
December 15th, 2017, 5:41 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 1500 Nicollet Avenue - Dominium Development - 6 stories / 184 units
Replies: 142
Views: 36239

Re: 1500 Nicollet Avenue - Dominium Development - 6 stories / 184 units

Then you get the highway, then an empty lot. If someone were to build on those two lots that would be a bit less of a barren connection to the rest of the stuff on Nicollet in Stevens Square. Crossing the freeway wouldn't be so bad if there was something immediately at the end of it. True, but that...
by Ohiosotan
December 12th, 2017, 6:09 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 1500 Nicollet Avenue - Dominium Development - 6 stories / 184 units
Replies: 142
Views: 36239

Re: 1500 Nicollet Avenue - Dominium Development - 6 stories / 184 units

This is such a stupid development. In addition to the other 5 story apartment across the street there's going to be a lot more residents with a lot less to walk to. Every time I pass by I see the half dozen storefronts still standing and hope that the project is about to be taken off of life support...
by Ohiosotan
December 12th, 2017, 5:59 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nicollet Mall
Replies: 1383
Views: 171440

Re: Nicollet Mall Reconstruction Project

Not only are the unheated bus stations nice to look at, the signal prioritization for buses is a nice touch too.

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