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by Bob Stinson's Ghost
April 30th, 2020, 3:50 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: TMBR - 100 3rd Ave N
Replies: 58
Views: 7525

Re: TMBR - 100 3rd Ave N

At this stage building a pioneering high rise mass timber building is an extremely risky venture, but it looks to be greenest option by far for building that level of density. We need to get a few of these up and study them in the real world. Personally, I'd support some level of public subsidy to d...
by Bob Stinson's Ghost
April 29th, 2020, 3:16 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: TMBR - 100 3rd Ave N
Replies: 58
Views: 7525

Re: TMBR - 100 3rd Ave N

If you travel west of Minneapolis you will need to go to Denver Colorado before any built environment resembling; car free, upwardly mobile, desirable can be found. Minneapolis has the task to be the catchment for all those individuals from areas where any significant change is too far to envision....
by Bob Stinson's Ghost
April 28th, 2020, 6:31 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: TMBR - 100 3rd Ave N
Replies: 58
Views: 7525

Re: TMBR - 100 3rd Ave N

I just went back and reread this thread. So much discussion of cars and parking, but very little about the value of carbon sequestration in the structure. Maybe someday proposals will be required to provide an estimate of fossil fuel consumption and emissions required to build them. Perhaps this wou...
by Bob Stinson's Ghost
February 27th, 2020, 1:05 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Nicollet-Central Streetcar
Replies: 889
Views: 96511

Re: Nicollet-Central Streetcar

amiller92 wrote:
February 27th, 2020, 10:41 am
Completely uninformed opinion: no way will this get built as rail.
Are you thinking we've passed "peak streetcar"? Or are you just thinking the projected ridership doesn't justify it?
by Bob Stinson's Ghost
February 25th, 2020, 6:20 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News
Replies: 1549
Views: 179848

Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

Recreational dispensary? Maybe next year?

Seriously, you have to literally make money hand over fist every single day to pay the fixed costs of operating in a brand new storefront in the heart of uptown.
by Bob Stinson's Ghost
February 21st, 2020, 10:58 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Vision Loss Resources Redevelopment - Lyndale & Franklin
Replies: 39
Views: 9402

Re: Vision Loss Resources Redevelopment - Lyndale & Franklin

I'd have to agree that the current design looks like a cash cow. If I were an investor living in Florida I would be head over heels in love with it.
by Bob Stinson's Ghost
January 21st, 2020, 7:58 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Amtrak Empire Builder and Intercity Rail to Chicago
Replies: 380
Views: 53164

Re: Amtrak Empire Builder and Intercity Rail to Chicago

Also note that after you arrive at Ohare you still have to get downtown, but when you get off the train you already *are* downtown.
by Bob Stinson's Ghost
December 11th, 2019, 7:20 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: 200 Central (2019) - 293' / 27 Stories
Replies: 29
Views: 9181

Re: Alia Tower - 200 Central - 483' / 40 Stories

Wedge-live guy seems kinda grumpy they didn't go ahead with the condos for millionaires.
by Bob Stinson's Ghost
December 11th, 2019, 12:09 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Prospect Park - General Topics
Replies: 189
Views: 43879

Re: Prospect Park - General Topics

I found it by accident. All I wanted to do was open the picture in a new tab so I could zoom it. When a site disables that I always get interested.

IOS appears unaffected, not sure about Android.
by Bob Stinson's Ghost
December 11th, 2019, 10:55 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Prospect Park - General Topics
Replies: 189
Views: 43879

Re: Prospect Park - General Topics

I don't pretend to an 3l33t h4x0r, but a quick glance under the hood at the page source of that *LOCKED* bizjournals link turned up a link to z.moatads.com, which is pretty well known malware, FYI. Maybe if you have an account they don't try to infect you? Or maybe it's really harmless, and I just b...
by Bob Stinson's Ghost
November 7th, 2019, 9:33 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bike Share
Replies: 336
Views: 51723

Re: Bike Share

How does the ebike charging work? Are the charging stations grid connected?
by Bob Stinson's Ghost
November 6th, 2019, 12:04 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)
Replies: 2378
Views: 271183

Re: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)

Is it really traffic congestion on this stretch of Nicollet that's the issue? In my experience, this bus is slow because it makes lots of stops and has lots of passengers getting on and off. Yep, a lot of passengers and stops. It's pretty remarkable how many people are getting on and off those buse...
by Bob Stinson's Ghost
November 1st, 2019, 11:49 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Dinkytower - McDonalds redevelopment
Replies: 26
Views: 8325

Re: Dinkytower - McDonalds redevelopment

nBode wrote:
November 1st, 2019, 1:59 pm
It certainly is very very ugly.
Looks very profitable.
by Bob Stinson's Ghost
October 17th, 2019, 11:38 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Vision Loss Resources Redevelopment - Lyndale & Franklin
Replies: 39
Views: 9402

Re: Vision Loss Resources Redevelopment - Lyndale & Franklin

Do they have a strategy to monetize all that parking, I wonder, or is it just there to mollify the neighborhood group? Will parking be a $200 a month add-on for your $1300 a month tiny apartment?
by Bob Stinson's Ghost
October 17th, 2019, 11:58 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Vision Loss Resources Redevelopment - Lyndale & Franklin
Replies: 39
Views: 9402

Re: RE: Re: Vision Loss Resources Redevelopment - Lyndale & Franklin

Looks like they're planning on keeping the semi trucks pulling a 90° back in from Lyndale feature. Early stages but not a fan of this Sent from my Nokia 6.1 using Tapatalk Care to elaborate? Are they planning some form of retail large enough it requires semi parking/loading? Twitter guy says 10,000...
by Bob Stinson's Ghost
October 15th, 2019, 8:03 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Vision Loss Resources Redevelopment - Lyndale & Franklin
Replies: 39
Views: 9402

Re: Vision Loss Resources Redevelopment - Lyndale & Franklin

A little quick googling shows a height of 119 for TMBR.

Conventional concrete construction is an environmental disaster. The amount of natgas which has to burned to make the cement is huge, plus a lot of dirty diesel to haul it there and hoist all that weight into place.
by Bob Stinson's Ghost
October 7th, 2019, 5:19 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Future Cars: Electric and Autonomous Vehicles
Replies: 529
Views: 53181

Re: Future Cars: Electric and Autonomous Vehicles

The potential scenarios for electric vehicles span a wide range of possibilities, from a car-to-go type sharing service using BEV Smartfortwo's, all the way up to Suburbans and Tahoes which are even heavier because they are carrying 2000 LB battery packs. The environmental impacts of these two scena...
by Bob Stinson's Ghost
September 12th, 2019, 10:47 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Electric Scooters
Replies: 102
Views: 22958

Re: Electric Scooters

I see about 50 people riding scooters for each one I see pedaling a green or blue Nice Ride.
by Bob Stinson's Ghost
September 3rd, 2019, 1:41 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Electric Scooters
Replies: 102
Views: 22958

Re: Electric Scooters

This looks pretty legit, it appears to be a serious attempt at analyzing lifecycle environmental impacts of dockless e-scooters: https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/ab2da8/pdf If scooter trips replace walking, biking or transit, the net effect is negative, as you might expect. Short...

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