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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: 20
Views: 2402

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: 155
Views: 23408

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: 115
Views: 10147

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: 66
Views: 8792

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: 2520

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: 115
Views: 10147

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 - 17 Stories / 195'
Replies: 55
Views: 5394

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 - 17 Stories / 195'
Replies: 55
Views: 5394

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: 682

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: 2520

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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by karen nelson
April 17th, 2018, 12:25 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Future cars / Driverless cars
Replies: 463
Views: 37102

Re: Future cars / Driverless cars

Will kids and pretty much anyone who currently isn't allowed to operate a vehicle be able to use an AV on their own? This assumes the vehicle is fully autonomous and the rider doesn't need to take control at all. sure - parents use Uber to ferry their older kids a lot already - I'm sure kids of a c...
by karen nelson
April 17th, 2018, 12:17 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: The Link at Prospect Park - 2929 University Ave SE
Replies: 201
Views: 30575

Re: The Link at Prospect Park - 2929 University Ave SE

Also, where is best way to go with bike? Residents will know this stuff but for people using retail, some wayfinding, signage would be very good idea for safety and flow.
by karen nelson
April 16th, 2018, 8:33 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Prospect Park Senior Living (Malcom and 4th St SE)
Replies: 20
Views: 2402

Re: RE: Re: Prospect Park - General Topics

exiled_antipodean wrote:The senior living project now has a name: The Pillars of Prospect Park
http://oppidan.com/properties/senior-ho ... spect-park
That seventh floor roof deck area should be very nice.


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by karen nelson
April 16th, 2018, 8:29 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: What wrong with our parks?
Replies: 22
Views: 1207

Re: RE: Re: What wrong with our parks?

Do you think "The Commons" -- the park in front of the Vikings stadium will get much day-to-day (non-event) use? Its sort of nice, but the location is a big weird, you would need to choose that park over the river. I actually sort of think Downtown east is sort of over-parked, at least in terms if ...
by karen nelson
April 16th, 2018, 7:53 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Phalen Village
Replies: 4
Views: 829

Re: RE: Re: Phalen Village

Again, I was told there wasn't developer interest to make it higher density. Apparently the neighborhood was desperate for a drive-thru coffee shop and didn't want to wait for something better. Also, many in the neighborhood probably like strip malls. The other commercial area for D2 is White Bear ...
by karen nelson
April 16th, 2018, 7:47 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Future cars / Driverless cars
Replies: 463
Views: 37102

Re: RE: Re: Future cars / Driverless cars

I believe it was in Burnsville's Comprehensive Plan it was mentioned traffic lights would no longer be needed with AVs. Everyone wants to use AVs instead of driving, biking, or walking right? The no traffic light thing seems way further out than AVs becoming vast majority of trips/miles. Even the v...
by karen nelson
April 16th, 2018, 7:32 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Art and Architecture Building Redevelopment - 3338 University Ave SE - 17 Stories / 195'
Replies: 55
Views: 5394

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

Huh? There would be outrage about any private (and most public) development in any neighborhood park, and rightly so. The analogy doesn't hold at all. Sent from my Nexus 5X using Tapatalk so you think the tower should never have been built? No, I'm saying the analogy is flawed because: We're talkin...
by karen nelson
April 16th, 2018, 7:30 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: The Link at Prospect Park - 2929 University Ave SE
Replies: 201
Views: 30575

Re: RE: Re: The Link at Prospect Park - 2929 University Ave SE

When I visited the store this weekend, I found it confusing with what I think are 3 entrances? I also noticed people jumping off the rail platform and cutting across the tracks to get to the entrance near the LRT. They may want to put a fence up there. Thats bad. Makes sense that with all the new d...
by karen nelson
April 16th, 2018, 7:28 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: The Link at Prospect Park - 2929 University Ave SE
Replies: 201
Views: 30575

Re: RE: Re: The Link at Prospect Park - 2929 University Ave SE

Is there a "back" entrance from the light rail? Or do you have to walk around the block? If you get off the light rail and face the Link, there is a staircase in the middle of the block on 29th. Walk up this and you end up essentially in an unfinished drop-off zone that is attached to the Fresh Thy...
by karen nelson
April 13th, 2018, 4:19 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Future cars / Driverless cars
Replies: 463
Views: 37102

Re: Future cars / Driverless cars

So I'm working on a list of all the good and bad for cities, our streets, our built environment, our transportation folks think will come from AV revolution...will post for comments in a few days.

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