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by karen nelson
October 12th, 2018, 3:36 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Ford Site Redevelopment
Replies: 28
Views: 645

Re: Ryan Companies Ford Site Redevelopment

Are transit routes, stops, planned for in this layout?
by karen nelson
October 10th, 2018, 4:48 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Ford Site Redevelopment
Replies: 28
Views: 645

Re: Ford Plant Redevelopment - Highland Park

It will probably be the bulge of population of Millenial's kids that finally fill out this site. By 2030, probably going to cooling off in real estate values as Millennials will be past their peak household formation and peak homebuying period (2020-2024). And there a bunch of trends that will likel...
by karen nelson
September 27th, 2018, 9:38 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Former West Publishing / County Jail development site
Replies: 73
Views: 11538

Re: Former West Publishing / County Jail development site

I'm timid rider, I've gotten on BV via Lowertown many times, easy from behind CHS.
by karen nelson
September 25th, 2018, 11:23 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Former West Publishing / County Jail development site
Replies: 73
Views: 11538

Re: Former West Publishing / County Jail development site

Building high end office and residential space facing the river seems smart to me, it could make St. Paul become very interesting employers and residents that haven't considered it before. The views in all directions would be amazing, either the across the river, up the river towards Mounds Park, or...
by karen nelson
September 14th, 2018, 4:50 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Saint Paul - General Topics
Replies: 466
Views: 86785

Re: Saint Paul - General Topics

For another comparison to downtown and Ford Site, the Creative Enterprise Zone, roughly the south half of St. Anthony Park has 43, 000 jobs, this from a recent CEZ email: "Pop quiz: How many jobs, of all types, are based here in the Creative Enterprise Zone? a) under 23,000 b) about 33,000 c) over 4...
by karen nelson
September 14th, 2018, 4:31 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Saint Paul - General Topics
Replies: 466
Views: 86785

Re: Saint Paul - General Topics

To me the modern economy of cities is trending toward more mixing. Districts that are all office towers, all residential, all industrial seem a thing of the past. Most people who want to live in denser areas seem most interested in this mixing - retail at street level, offices mixed in with resident...
by karen nelson
September 14th, 2018, 4:18 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: D Line - Chicago-Fremont/Emerson Rapid Bus
Replies: 138
Views: 12059

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

Sounds like it will happen, seems like a incremental change that won't make anything a that much worse and will make it much better for riders. Having lived near the now A Line, I can't express enough to people how excellent that aBRT is, and how much better for long time transit riders it is, how m...
by karen nelson
September 13th, 2018, 3:04 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: D Line - Chicago-Fremont/Emerson Rapid Bus
Replies: 138
Views: 12059

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

We are having same argument going about business patio areas and bus stops going in St. Anthony Park in St. Paul - bus stop at Como Ave and Doswell has blocked restaurant there (Karta Thai) from have sidewalk café, talk of moving it north because already stop one block away at Carter/library. Lookin...
by karen nelson
July 7th, 2018, 12:31 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Weyerhaueser site redevelopment - 700 Emerald St
Replies: 72
Views: 11292

Re: Weyerhaueser site redevelopment - 700 Emerald St

Friday afternoon demo began in northern part of site. Weis is general contractor
by karen nelson
July 7th, 2018, 12:29 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: 2700 University Avenue Development
Replies: 144
Views: 28314

Re: 2700 University Avenue Development

Hodges Bend now has their license to serve alcohol on the their patio and it appears to be dog friendly.
by karen nelson
May 19th, 2018, 2:22 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Prospect Park Senior Living (Malcom and 4th St SE)
Replies: 25
Views: 3807

Re: Prospect Park Senior Living (Malcom and 4th St SE)

So the bike parking reduction seems very short sighted to me if it is for whole plan. The assisted care and memory units will not just have residents, they will need a fair amount of employees. The day care - will have employees and parents dropping off kids via bikes, as well as the residents and s...
by karen nelson
May 17th, 2018, 10:10 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Prospect Park - General Topics
Replies: 156
Views: 24567

Re: RE: Re: Prospect Park - General Topics

LakeCharles wrote:When it says Midwest Climbing is "Currently Underway", what does that mean?
iDK what they mean, but it went out to bid sometime ago so I think it has to be close to building time.

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by karen nelson
May 8th, 2018, 6:47 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: City living trends and predictions
Replies: 125
Views: 11558

Re: City living trends and predictions

The time to regulate AVs is now. The political will will only be harder to muster once people incorporate them into their daily routines, and tech companies are not going to wait for governments to get their acts together before turning these things loose. We should have city ordinances on the book...
by karen nelson
May 5th, 2018, 7:42 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Weyerhaueser site redevelopment - 700 Emerald St
Replies: 72
Views: 11292

Re: Weyerhaueser site redevelopment - 700 Emerald St

Melo's article mentions it as two parks, but its just one piece of land, the main rectangular park in the middle of the site and the curved old RR spur part that goes south and east of the main park land, that will be the trail land. There is also small triangle of land at sout, east end of the curv...
by karen nelson
May 3rd, 2018, 10:38 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: 2103 Wabash
Replies: 24
Views: 2780

Re: 2103 Wabash

At it's done, dead.

https://www.twincities.com/2018/05/02/s ... ing-plant/

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by karen nelson
May 1st, 2018, 1:33 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: City living trends and predictions
Replies: 125
Views: 11558

Re: City living trends and predictions

If ride-sharing apps, increased transit and computer-driven cars could reduce the number of vehicles on the road maybe we could make convert more of our streets to those proposals with Northside Greenway or etc. It'll be great to get back some of that acreage. (As you mention in your article.) I pe...
by karen nelson
May 1st, 2018, 1:07 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Art and Architecture Building Redevelopment - 3338 University Ave SE - 14 Stories / ~155'
Replies: 85
Views: 10789

Re: Art and Architecture Building Redevelopment - 3338 University Ave SE - 17 Stories / 195'

The only thing I don't like about beside 17 stories being a bit much, is the setback white building with only one? floor at street level. I would have out a few floors right up to street there and then setback. IDK why, but several story buildings - like 3-4-5 right close to sidewalk and street seem...
by karen nelson
April 21st, 2018, 7:29 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Art and Architecture Building Redevelopment - 3338 University Ave SE - 14 Stories / ~155'
Replies: 85
Views: 10789

Re: RE: Re: Art and Architecture Building Redevelopment - 3338 University Ave SE - 17 Stories / 195'

I guess I put the analogy poorly. I think there is a bit of a status quo bias in the idea circulating that one shouldn't detract from the view of the tower, or take something away from it by being taller. If the high point there existed without the tower, and someone proposed a tower on the natural...
by karen nelson
April 21st, 2018, 7:24 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Baker School -- 821 Raymond
Replies: 1
Views: 756

Re: RE: Baker School -- 821 Raymond

The owner of the Baker School building at Raymond and Territorial has applied to rezone the two lots making up the site to T3. The application says that no changes to the property are planned at this time. Hmm. Just trying to increase the future value of the property, understandable. But wonder if ...
by karen nelson
April 21st, 2018, 7:22 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: 2103 Wabash
Replies: 24
Views: 2780

Re: RE: Re: 2103 Wabash

mthieroff wrote:It's zoned I-1.
Apparently the developer and American Engineering we're asked to try to work out their issues before final ruling on this, decision pushed to May. I think the residential in the area can be fine with nearby industrial uses.

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