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by karen nelson
May 21st, 2019, 11:30 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: D Line - Chicago-Fremont/Emerson Rapid Bus
Replies: 159
Views: 14296

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

This will be an amazing take to compare after it is built. Remember it. http://www.startribune.com/counterpoint-express-buses-won-t-work-on-chicago-avenue/509927842/ That the writer is a member of a business association against BRT makes me suspicious it’s written in good faith concern. This is jus...
by karen nelson
May 21st, 2019, 11:21 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: E Line Arterial BRT
Replies: 81
Views: 6281

Re: E Line Arterial BRT

Would love to see the extension from Stadium Village to Westgate - Met Transit has been using Westgate as bit of a bus route hub and goo location given development happening in area and potential for more density. Though it would mostly duplicate Green Line for a few stops, many students and employe...
by karen nelson
May 20th, 2019, 3:30 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Weyerhaueser site redevelopment - 700 Emerald St
Replies: 76
Views: 12739

Re: Weyerhaueser site redevelopment - 700 Emerald St

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by karen nelson
May 20th, 2019, 3:26 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Weyerhaueser site redevelopment - 700 Emerald St
Replies: 76
Views: 12739

Re: Weyerhaueser site redevelopment - 700 Emerald St

So the occupants of the Case Building nearby this Weyerhauser site are to date: Kimley Horn A/E firm, The Lab pilot brewery and tap room (which is an excellent place to hang out despite the view being a surface parking lot), and a seminary. And they still have space to fill. As to the new park in th...
by karen nelson
May 6th, 2019, 2:47 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Prospect Park - General Topics
Replies: 176
Views: 29888

Re: Prospect Park - General Topics

Seems like Mpls denser development is working its way east to St. Paul, tho St. Paul did 2700 University Apts already at the border and has dense stuff going in south of Franklin Not surprised at the interest in Wells Fargo, pharmacy area, given Westgate and PP LRT stations are so close, filling in ...
by karen nelson
March 13th, 2019, 3:36 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Raymond Station area developments
Replies: 9
Views: 2043

Re: Raymond Station area developments

Creative enterprise zone is doing a mural festival in Sept - if you know of any blank walls in the Raymond/Univeristy area that would make a good mural canvas, know a building owner etc, let them know.

https://creativeenterprisezone.org/chroma-zone
by karen nelson
February 19th, 2019, 4:53 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bike Share
Replies: 289
Views: 30368

Re: Bike Share

I have an pedal assist ebike and ride it on city streets and trails to work - I get passed at 20 mph, on flats and downhills, all the time by more fit regular bikers. I average 18 mph because I don't slow down going up hills much. On Gateway trail on weekday mornings, there are so few people I feel ...
by karen nelson
February 19th, 2019, 4:11 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Raymond Station area developments
Replies: 9
Views: 2043

Re: Raymond Station area developments

So the entire underground parking area is for retail?

Because I see open spots all the time closer to the apartment entrances, also.

More open spots in retail area tho.
by karen nelson
February 18th, 2019, 5:39 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Raymond Station area developments
Replies: 9
Views: 2043

Re: Raymond Station area developments

It's unfortunate that the first two floors of this will be parking. It's almost more like a parking ramp with wrapped by some housing and some retail - hopefully they can repurpose those parking levels in future. I guess they had underground pollution issues so underground parking wasn't going to wo...
by karen nelson
December 3rd, 2018, 1:12 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Former West Publishing / County Jail development site
Replies: 106
Views: 18641

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: 106
Views: 18641

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: 106
Views: 18641

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: Allianz Field and Snelling-Midway Development
Replies: 742
Views: 75735

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: 42
Views: 3572

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: 42
Views: 3572

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: 106
Views: 18641

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: 106
Views: 18641

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: 512
Views: 101650

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: 512
Views: 101650

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...

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