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by Oreos&Milk
January 12th, 2020, 2:47 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Fantasy maps
Replies: 201
Views: 30223

Re: Fantasy maps

Since we're in fantasy mode... What if we extended Southwest LRT via existing HCRRA/MnDOT rights-of-way (mostly the old railroad grade to Chaska) with split service to Downtown Chaska and Downtown Shakopee? Those two downtowns are two of the seven county seats in our metro area, and they could rela...
by Oreos&Milk
December 17th, 2019, 12:31 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Eleven - 1111 West River Parkway - 41 stories / 550'
Replies: 289
Views: 57425

Re: Eleven (Ryan Condo Tower) - 1111 West River Parkway - 41 stories / 550'

Would it be too inflammatory to suggest a 900 ft tall freeway lid? :D That could get two birds with one stone, a lid and a new tallest hahah how about a 900 space parking ramp? Maybe naming rights could go to Walmart too! :lol: Go Vikes! But seriously a B Ramp like structure that had a nice pedestr...
by Oreos&Milk
December 17th, 2019, 12:15 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Eleven - 1111 West River Parkway - 41 stories / 550'
Replies: 289
Views: 57425

Re: Eleven (Ryan Condo Tower) - 1111 West River Parkway - 41 stories / 550'

The idea of freeway lids keeps popping up on this forum. I understand the desire for connection, but there are still many acres of underutilized land downtown, and there are gaping infrastructure needs everywhere. Juxtaposing the square footage cost of space on top of a freeway cap to these facts, ...
by Oreos&Milk
December 16th, 2019, 11:45 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Melzer Block (E Hennepin between Univ and 4th) for Sale
Replies: 14
Views: 1622

Re: Melzer Block (E Hennepin between Univ and 4th) for Sale

I say bulldoze the back side of the buildings and rebuild it into a tower, and leave the street side front 20 feet. Except for the brick walls between the two 3 floor buildings. Save that back further as that would be a loverly outdoor/indoor cafe space. The rest would look nice as a modern tower on...
by Oreos&Milk
December 16th, 2019, 11:13 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: 200 Central (2019) - 293' / 27 Stories
Replies: 25
Views: 2551

Re: 200 Central (2019) - ~300'? / 27 Stories

Hey look, plans: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1LOVSPUTI6Q53hwJlsFM3K1aGFTihp4FF Great find! Not sure I like how the tower lines Central Ave instead of being pushed back to the back side of the podium. There is a great 3-6 floor vide in this area that would be greatly complemented. As well...
by Oreos&Milk
November 26th, 2019, 9:26 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: C Line - Penn Avenue North Rapid Bus
Replies: 217
Views: 25454

Re: C Line - Penn Avenue North Rapid Bus

You mean like the D line. It’s already so high traffic I wonder if there won’t be enough busses to fill the demands of that corridor?
by Oreos&Milk
November 18th, 2019, 10:17 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Eleven - 1111 West River Parkway - 41 stories / 550'
Replies: 289
Views: 57425

Re: Eleven (Ryan Condo Tower) - 1111 West River Parkway - 41 stories / 550'

I wish all towers would move as efficiently and quickly as this. When I saw this on Saturday crossing the river I got so excited I distracted my wife and we missed our exit. That's almost a "intervention" for development tracking obsession story. haha :lol: But in all seriousness, yes this one has ...
by Oreos&Milk
November 18th, 2019, 10:11 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)
Replies: 1023
Views: 116614

Re: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)

I like the broadway route idea, but only as a more temporary solution until they can eventually get the railroad to agree. The Broadway BRT line goes all the way to Robbinsdale and building 6 more ideally temp BRT stations north of that would be a good investment to get the line fast tracked. Maybe ...
by Oreos&Milk
November 11th, 2019, 4:44 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Mall of America - Bloomington
Replies: 973
Views: 136939

Re: Mall of America - Bloomington

What unimaginative useless crap!!! The water park looks deserving to be included in to the MOA but the rest.... the rest? THE REST!!! ...the rest I wouldn't even clap had it lined the outlet mall just south of the River next to the Red line. Where is the grand MOA rotunda on the North East section o...
by Oreos&Milk
November 6th, 2019, 7:37 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bike Share
Replies: 333
Views: 37022

Re: Bike Share

Nice Ride Proposes Master Plan Amendment for 2020 Riding Season https://d21xlh2maitm24.cloudfront.net/nrm/Lightweight-Station-Render_Public_Cropped.png?mtime=20191103200951 I am such a heavy user of the green bikes and I absolutely adore the service! While I own 3 of my own bikes I still pay for th...
by Oreos&Milk
October 28th, 2019, 10:17 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: B Line Lake St Rapid Bus, Midtown Rail Transit
Replies: 570
Views: 56009

Re: B Line Lake St Rapid Bus, Midtown Rail Transit

Sorry I was thinking of the E line, that line down Hennepin should connect to westend. I guess B line is going to be extended to St. Paul downtown. https://metrocouncil.org/Council-Meetings/Committees/Transportation-Committee/2019/October-28,-2019/Info-2_-B-Line-Update.aspx I like that Idea, I don't...
by Oreos&Milk
October 27th, 2019, 2:41 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: B Line Lake St Rapid Bus, Midtown Rail Transit
Replies: 570
Views: 56009

Re: B Line Lake St Rapid Bus, Midtown Rail Transit

I am also betting on this service becoming a very successful route. No doubt. Regarding the ridership mismatch between west and east of Hiawatha Ave, we should probably revisit the Midtown Corridor Streetcar/LRT soon, ideally along with the implementation of B Line. Guess we just need more people t...
by Oreos&Milk
October 21st, 2019, 3:32 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: The Once and Future Dayton's
Replies: 297
Views: 47448

Re: The Once and Future Dayton's

Lifetime Office.. sounds better IMO. Yea, they really picked a bad name.
by Oreos&Milk
October 21st, 2019, 3:30 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: MSP to Rochester High Speed Rail
Replies: 466
Views: 59128

Re: MSP to Rochester High Speed Rail

One thing that needs to happen is to build more of a base in the MSP region for these services rather than relying on individual regions in Greater MN to lobby for their lines. This. The Greater MN regions all are absolutely auto-dependent so a train into the Cities, while nice for commuters or cas...
by Oreos&Milk
October 21st, 2019, 11:56 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Rochester Transit Line
Replies: 20
Views: 3217

Re: Rochester Transit Line

Given our state's famously flexible definition of "BRT", I'm very curious to see what this ends up actually being. It would be quite the feat if Rochester managed to get, say, dedicated, physically-separated, center-running bus lanes before Minneapolis or St. Paul got them. I agree the C Line which...
by Oreos&Milk
October 21st, 2019, 11:53 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 1500 Nicollet Avenue - Dominium Development - 6 stories / 184 units
Replies: 141
Views: 26718

Re: 1500 Nicollet Avenue - Dominium Development - 6 stories / 184 units

To be fair there already is that street parking lot with 49 spaces, which could be converted to sideways parking on the north side of the street as well making maybe 70 spaces in total. It's a nice asset, that could help boost retail if they could turn it into a private lot allowing businesses to ha...
by Oreos&Milk
October 20th, 2019, 9:12 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 1500 Nicollet Avenue - Dominium Development - 6 stories / 184 units
Replies: 141
Views: 26718

Re: 1500 Nicollet Avenue - Dominium Development - 6 stories / 184 units

Maybe one of those mini Cub Foods stores. The one in south Minneapolis is so cool. It would cater more to the neighborhood what with the density here and really wouldn't require parking. Doubt it, but I would love to see something like that. Especially when it's a company with larger traditional si...
by Oreos&Milk
October 14th, 2019, 12:45 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)
Replies: 2350
Views: 242906

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

Northtown Mall wants to move the transit center to the south parking lot so that the land can be developed. The neighborhood adjacent (which is in Spring Lake Park) to the new transit center isn't happy. https://www.hometownsource.com/abc_newspapers/news/government/spring-lake-park-opposes-proposed...
by Oreos&Milk
October 14th, 2019, 12:22 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Mall of America Transit Station
Replies: 140
Views: 20597

Re: Mall of America Transit Station

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48897682396_06c210e130_z.jpg IMG_20191014_085011 by Michael Hicks , on Flickr Absolutely stunning! We really are giving people a luxury carless experience when visiting the area. The other month I had to fly for work, and on my return trip I had to use the termin...

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