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by Oreos&Milk
June 7th, 2019, 3:25 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Brainstorming: reimagine Franklin Avenue between Hennepin and Bloomington
Replies: 8
Views: 617

Re: Brainstorming: reimagine Franklin Avenue between Hennepin and Bloomington

That Aldi/Dollar Tree would love to see that space redevelop into say a Hyvee with underground parking and maybe even several floors of apartments! Would love to see bike lanes on 19th on the west end and on 21st on the east end with a crossover at Peavey park. That way no bikes on franklin ave as i...
by Oreos&Milk
June 7th, 2019, 3:05 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bicycle Infrastructure
Replies: 1538
Views: 140913

Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

I don’t know about top priority but still very important. Me personally I’d like them to focus on building the trail on the other side! From east river parkway to midway and downtown St. Paul on a bike trail!! ( funneling to bike lanes and calling it a day!) Then building/renovating the river crossi...
by Oreos&Milk
May 25th, 2019, 8:58 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Riverview Corridor Streetcar
Replies: 810
Views: 77202

Re: Riverview Corridor Streetcar

Presentation on Riverview: http://agenda-suite.com:8080/agenda/ramsey/521/TWVldGluZyBEb2N1bWVudHMgUmVnaW9uYWwgUmFpbHJvYWQgQXV0aG9yaXR5IFJSQSAtIDMuMjAxOSAtIDA1LjA3LjE5IChwdWJsaWMp/21/n/36048.doc If there is no plan to merge this line with the midtown streetcar line I think this line should be labele...
by Oreos&Milk
April 5th, 2019, 12:46 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Cemeteries
Replies: 4
Views: 502

Re: Cemeteries

I think there is going to be a VERY hard conversation one day as to when we can redevelop these lands and in what way... Maybe 100 years or 150 years after the most recent person was laid to rest. I'm not sure. but I don't think we would see housing in such an area. It's true they don't pay rent and...
by Oreos&Milk
April 5th, 2019, 12:23 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: City Club Apartments - 1000 Marquette Ave (Handicraft Building)
Replies: 363
Views: 47021

Re: City Club Apartments - 1000 Marquette Ave (Handicraft Building)

https://clientseast.spherexx.com/centralizedimagestoreprocessing/common/dynamic.asp?p=/centralizedimagestore/cityclub/collateral/5191-NORM-LI_181116_INT_lobby_PB_102131.jpg&w=1&mw=1280&h=1&mh=1024&q=81 There's too much happening!!! don't hurt me but.. I actually like it! Maybe minus the oversize ma...
by Oreos&Milk
April 5th, 2019, 12:12 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Green Line LRT
Replies: 1281
Views: 3848

Re: Green Line LRT

VERY interesting conversation regarding giving trains the ability to hold greens longer... I'm not expert but arn't we just about 5-15 years away from having a smart system? I mean a transit system that is able to calculate backups on an entire system via google maps, traffic cams and can predict wh...
by Oreos&Milk
March 6th, 2019, 7:46 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: City Center
Replies: 370
Views: 50129

Re: City Center

to me it looks like lipstick on a pig... better still but not by much. I guess I'd be more excited if that lipstick covered the full face. Yes, paint the concrete tower a darker gray, have floors where it's lighter gray like how the IDS center has it's black "belt". Or a modern mix colors that helps...
by Oreos&Milk
February 24th, 2019, 3:42 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Blue Line (Hiawatha LRT)
Replies: 586
Views: 74292

Re: Blue Line (Hiawatha LRT)

I never seen anybody smoke on a train before.. on the station platform yes, still wrong there too but I don't say anything since I just go to the other side of the station anyways.. but if I was stuck with somebody smoking on the train i'd probably take a picture and send it to Metro Transit with a ...
by Oreos&Milk
February 17th, 2019, 2:18 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Blue Line (Hiawatha LRT)
Replies: 586
Views: 74292

Re: Blue Line (Hiawatha LRT)

what? no way! I know they had weird hours but it was really neat to go there and eat a sub and watch the trains go by and the airplanes land overhead. Was such a neat spot to have lunch, even if the food was just Subway. I hope they have a little fast casual restaurant there. It's a nice location to...
by Oreos&Milk
February 16th, 2019, 3:51 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Fridley - Columbia Heights - Spring Lake Park
Replies: 29
Views: 3815

Re: Fridley - Columbia Heights - Spring Lake Park

University Ave is such a weird and overbuilt road, and its traffic counts drop dramatically the farther south you go. It's 32500 north of 694, where a 4-6 lane divided highway makes sense, but it drops into the low 20s through Columbia Heights and then down to the low teens (12-13k) south of 40th A...
by Oreos&Milk
February 16th, 2019, 3:36 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Blue Line (Hiawatha LRT)
Replies: 586
Views: 74292

Re: Blue Line (Hiawatha LRT)

The original plan was bad and the new plan is bad. Of course a district made up strictly of high-rise office is not economically resilient. But why pivot to residential if you have no plans to actually create neighborhoods? Who wants to live in a condo in the HealthPartners parking lot? Do they rea...
by Oreos&Milk
February 10th, 2019, 7:57 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Northstar Commuter Rail
Replies: 736
Views: 87915

Re: Northstar Commuter Rail

Northstar extension to... Camp Ripley. http://knsiradio.com/news/local-news/lawmaker-wants-study-expand-northstar-mn?fbclid=IwAR0LrMeTXdY9IHxUHg0r2NqYed2FE3xInMBP0bUuLQdF5gdrK-exR3-M7_0 This is kind of a crazy logical leap: Representative Tim O’Driscoll says in case of a natural disaster, having a ...
by Oreos&Milk
February 3rd, 2019, 2:09 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: B Line Lake St Rapid Bus, Midtown Rail Transit
Replies: 530
Views: 46991

Re: Midtown Corridor Rail & Lake Street aBRT (B Line)

To those skilled in back of the napkin math, I'm curious how aBRT costs add up. I know they're dramatically cheaper than LRT, but still it's hard to figure out how these still cost so much. Like, what does a bus cost? I have no idea, but let's say $500K (which seems really high?) . And let's say a ...
by Oreos&Milk
February 1st, 2019, 7:15 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Federal Reserve Riverfront Parking Ramp
Replies: 82
Views: 11668

Re: Federal Reserve Riverfront Parking Ramp

There is lots of hard money moving to/from the building in this area, plus some underground parking already which is I think why they're going aboveground for this. Is it feasible for the USPS "sell" their ramp to the Fed, who then leases back spaces to the post office? There is plenty of room but ...
by Oreos&Milk
February 1st, 2019, 1:13 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Orange Line / 35W@94: Downtown to Crosstown Project
Replies: 797
Views: 85343

Re: Orange Line / 35W@94: Downtown to Crosstown Project

I kinda like the connecting Orange line bus idea. I'm sure I might annoy people by mentioning this but, I kinda wish Nicollet Ave connected over the river with a bus way, pedestrian, and bike lanes. having the fast Orange line is important for commuters, but having a local bus line that connects dow...
by Oreos&Milk
February 1st, 2019, 12:38 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Federal Reserve Riverfront Parking Ramp
Replies: 82
Views: 11668

Re: Federal Reserve Riverfront Parking Ramp

Why can't they build an underground parking ramp under the nice little green space & under the building side? Then build a 6 floor apartment building with the first floor for residential parking instead of retail. Granted I would like to see some retail here but not the best site, but would be neat ...
by Oreos&Milk
February 1st, 2019, 12:29 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Minneapolis Skyway System
Replies: 511
Views: 60733

Re: Minneapolis Skyway System

Can't park a food truck in a skyway. Maybe we need a unified sign to label our public skyway access points. Landlords don't want to do that because the riff raff gets inside. I agree with the earlier post, the idea of making them more public space seems like a good idea on paper, however extra resp...
by Oreos&Milk
January 11th, 2019, 4:11 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Gateway Tower (RBC/Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 503'
Replies: 1946
Views: 227565

Re: Gateway Tower (RBC/Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 503'

The porte cochere is totally reasonable (I say this as someone who bikes on Hennepin with great frequency) but I'm really, really not thrilled about that sign getting approved, if for no other reason than the terrible precedent it sets. I like being able to appreciate our skyline without being assa...
by Oreos&Milk
January 9th, 2019, 12:20 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Gateway Tower (RBC/Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 503'
Replies: 1946
Views: 227565

Re: Gateway Tower (RBC/Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 503'

In my view, there's no game of chicken. Losing this mediocre development over a sign dispute would be perfectly fine. I'm ok with leaving this block empty for a while in order to get something better. It's weird that this site still has to carry its 'iconic' baggage. If this is a mediocre developme...
by Oreos&Milk
January 6th, 2019, 12:25 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Dan Patch Intercity Regional Passenger Rail
Replies: 119
Views: 14131

Re: Dan Patch Intercity Regional Passenger Rail

well, if it can't have the high frequency I just struggle to see how it would attract riders. Not to mention it's limiting downtown drop-off sites. Orange line will have lots of drop off and pick up spots and have the high frequency riders want. Long term, I agree trains are best (once the capacity ...

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