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by Korh
April 20th, 2019, 11:06 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Suburban Malls and Associated Retail News
Replies: 176
Views: 23312

Re: Suburban Malls and Associated Retail News

Don't know if this has been talked about before but does anyone have a good source that estimates how many people visit each of the various malls? I know MOA gets around 40 million visitors a year and I think Rosedale gets something like 12 million a year (though I think that number was from 2011), ...
by Korh
April 14th, 2019, 9:40 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Excelsior and Lake Minnetonka Cities - General Topics
Replies: 71
Views: 7357

Re: Excelsior and Lake Minnetonka Cities - General Topics

Only real way good trail connection from Hopkins to Wayzeta I see is putting a trail on Mcginty Rd and have it connect to to the Minnetonka LRT trail at Minnetonka Blvd, but that's mainly from personal experience since my family use to have this round trip where we would bike towards Carver Park Res...
by Korh
April 14th, 2019, 9:17 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: A Line - Arterial Rapid Bus
Replies: 477
Views: 51046

Re: A Line - Arterial Rapid Bus

Didn't they want to use the new buses for the state fair last year to handle capacity on the A line but the order to come in on time.
by Korh
March 13th, 2019, 9:38 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Northern Lights Express
Replies: 355
Views: 41908

Re: Northern Lights Express

So assuming amtrak takes it, where gonna (technically) have two amtrak stations less than 15 miles apart with no direct way to travel between the two besides having to take a transfer on the green line. I'm trying to think of another pair of stations with a similar situation but I don't know amtraks...
by Korh
March 8th, 2019, 10:10 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Mall of America - Bloomington
Replies: 959
Views: 125081

Re: Mall of America - Bloomington

Am I the only finds this a little funny given how iirc great wolf lodge used to be called/marketed as the water park of America
by Korh
March 3rd, 2019, 1:35 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Hopkins - General Topics
Replies: 239
Views: 29032

Re: Hopkins - General Topics

I thought the historic core used to be a little more south than its current location but i could be wrong. I see your reasons behind why the district should arbitrarily extended the district past excelsior and agree with them, though I might still argue extending that extending it one block south to...
by Korh
March 2nd, 2019, 6:52 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Hopkins - General Topics
Replies: 239
Views: 29032

Re: Hopkins - General Topics

wonder if there's any cause to warrant extending the overlay district south past Excelsior. there's a small strip of general business between 11th and 8th that will be right next to the downtown station and of course there's the honda dealership and supervalue that could be redeveloped.
by Korh
February 11th, 2019, 6:50 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News and Current Happenings
Replies: 2239
Views: 211043

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

decided to crunch some numbers a little and try to estimate how much non-bus modes (lRT, BRT, etc) make up Metro's total ridership numbers: 2014: 19.8% 2015: 27.6% 2016: 29.7% 2017: 32.0% 2018: 34.0% I know its no where close to painting an accurate picture, but if the ~2% increase per year that's b...
by Korh
February 11th, 2019, 4:09 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Northstar Commuter Rail
Replies: 718
Views: 84516

Re: Northstar Commuter Rail

I find this a bit odd since iirc O'Driscoll voted against a northstar extension study back in 2015. Though I can sorta see his reasoning but in a few different situations. For example I don't remember to much of the Duluth flooding back in 2012 but does anyone recall if the rail line was still in op...
by Korh
February 5th, 2019, 2:44 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Suburbs - General Topics
Replies: 1027
Views: 108415

Re: Suburbs - General Topics

Maybe a should of clarified but I mainly meant small in terms of area not population. So I do agree that suburbs should be large enough to support services like police and fire departments I would argue that the exact population depends on how large of area they have to cover. Also since you mention...
by Korh
February 4th, 2019, 7:50 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Suburbs - General Topics
Replies: 1027
Views: 108415

Re: Suburbs - General Topics

I remember one of my teaches jokingly said Hopkins way so small and irregularly shaped it might as well be split between Edina and SLP. It was all in good humor but still did take a little offence to it (not by much mind you) since I grew up in Hopkins and for the most part still like it and would b...
by Korh
January 31st, 2019, 4:30 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4359
Views: 380224

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

While back I said I would maybe put together some type of image/chart comparing time to get to each station on the SWLRT route with our current transit system and I manage to do one part of it (first time trying to make one of these so its a bit rough). Times are slightly different than my initial r...
by Korh
January 18th, 2019, 8:42 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Northern Lights Express
Replies: 355
Views: 41908

Re: Northern Lights Express

I wonder, we all are aware of the link between economic development and rail, but how strong is the connection between population growth and rail. Assuming the NLX doesn't get hit with reduced speeds and number of round trips again, does anyone think the project will reverse Duluth's currently decre...
by Korh
January 17th, 2019, 11:39 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: MSP to Rochester High Speed Rail
Replies: 439
Views: 51827

Re: High Speed Rail MSP to Rochester

I might be alone in this but without a connection to Chicago is there any other reason to push for 150+ mph for a train to Rochester. Considering the distance its kinda like arguing to upgrading the northstar to a high speed train to get to St. Cloud. I've always been a little pessimistic whit regar...
by Korh
January 10th, 2019, 10:41 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Hopkins - General Topics
Replies: 239
Views: 29032

Re: Hopkins - General Topics

Interesting. I do remember Driskill"a being remodeled 2 or 3 years ago now, only thing I miss is the old photographs of Hopkins hanging on the walls. Any word on what their gonna do with the property? Kinda hope they keep it as a supermarket count a few specialty markets, it's the only one inside th...
by Korh
January 1st, 2019, 7:22 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Hopkins - General Topics
Replies: 239
Views: 29032

Re: Hopkins - General Topics

still find it a little weird the have it listed under current projects if the East End study is more of a guide to what Hopkins wants to do for development.

Though since its being treated as a guide I wouldn't be surprised if they used the findings from the study for another area in the city.
by Korh
January 1st, 2019, 10:43 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Hopkins - General Topics
Replies: 239
Views: 29032

Re: Hopkins - General Topics

Was browsing through the Hopkins city website and stumbled upon a project I haven't really heard before under Current Projects named the "East End Redevelopment" The projects page doesn't really tell much, only states a study was initiated several years ago and gives a small site plan so I wouldn't ...
by Korh
December 26th, 2018, 10:06 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News and Current Happenings
Replies: 2239
Views: 211043

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

been wondering this for a while, I've been fare checked a few times (most of them where when I made the mistake of getting of at target field during a twins game) and every time I simply had to show my go-to card to get a pass. So does anyone know if the Metro Transit police have anyway to check the...
by Korh
December 22nd, 2018, 12:22 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4359
Views: 380224

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

The article mentions along with the tech center there is one more parcel they describe as "small and irregular", any idea where it is?
by Korh
December 17th, 2018, 9:33 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Northstar Commuter Rail
Replies: 718
Views: 84516

Re: Northstar Commuter Rail

I'm just surprised the escalator was working this year. Though I wonder if it might be better if they started putting a small ticket price for the holiday train. Now I know this is a controversial statement put let me put froward three points to defend my stance: the money doesn't have to be complet...

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