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by karen nelson
December 3rd, 2018, 1:12 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Former West Publishing / County Jail development site
Replies: 101
Views: 15099

Re: Former West Publishing / County Jail development site

I worry about concrete plazas - they can become forlorn, wind-swept zombie lands if there is not enough people wandering around on them. The ideal artificial plaza/ park space in a downtown area, in my mind has sufficient space, greenery, and interest to draw people but not too much empty space to l...
by karen nelson
November 20th, 2018, 5:42 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Former West Publishing / County Jail development site
Replies: 101
Views: 15099

Re: Former West Publishing / County Jail development site

I like the instinct to connect the upper city with the lower river front with terraced destinations - open view to the river, the retail, patios, stairs..but I want to know how bikes get up those stairs....
by karen nelson
November 20th, 2018, 5:40 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Former West Publishing / County Jail development site
Replies: 101
Views: 15099

Re: Former West Publishing / County Jail development site

Where did Shephard Road go?

Is it under all the new concrete cantilever out towards the river?
by karen nelson
October 29th, 2018, 3:01 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Soccer Stadium and Snelling-Midway Development
Replies: 684
Views: 62007

Re: Soccer Stadium and Snelling-Midway Development

There seems to be quite a bit of demand for residential near transit. Hello A Line meets Green Line. Why not some tall residential with some street front retail and coworking, smaller office places on, say the second floor. Not that much different than say Vintage, which rents for good money, right?
by karen nelson
October 12th, 2018, 3:36 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Ford Site Redevelopment
Replies: 32
Views: 1332

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: 32
Views: 1332

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: 101
Views: 15099

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: 101
Views: 15099

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: 480
Views: 90269

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: 480
Views: 90269

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: 12203

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: 12203

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: 11463

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: 28526

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: 3924

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: 157
Views: 25079

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: 11686

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: 11463

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: 2830

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: 11686

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...

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