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by candycaneforestelf
July 7th, 2020, 4:01 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4550
Views: 438116

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

As someone who lives in the far SW exurbs, people aren't gonna wanna ride the bus from Chan or Chaska to transfer at EP station when the EP station is all of about 10-15 minutes away for most residents of those communities on weekends. They'd rather drive, park, and wait, than drive, park, wait for ...
by candycaneforestelf
July 6th, 2020, 1:17 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4550
Views: 438116

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

They lost a good chunk of the surface parking there to the Elevate project, and I'm thinking they feel the station will not have adequate parking for an anticipated spike in park and ride commuters as well as game day ridership for sporting events. And the parking would be needed to encourage riders...
by candycaneforestelf
June 29th, 2020, 12:57 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Street, Road and Highway Projects
Replies: 1024
Views: 152416

Re: Street, Road and Highway Projects

Definitely because they anticipate more suburban tract housing being built on the southern side of Cottage Grove, and maybe to replace the single lane bridge to the lower island for all the aggregate trucks headed to and from there, since most of the lower island is a part of Cottage Grove.
by candycaneforestelf
June 18th, 2020, 10:38 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: St. Louis Park - General Topics
Replies: 531
Views: 77361

Re: St. Louis Park - General Topics

As an exurbanite, I use this MicroCenter once or twice a year specifically for electronics purchases in volumes I would not trust transiting on public transit, both physically and in cash value. A PC case box is very awkward to carry even if it's legitimately the only thing you're carrying. Also, du...
by candycaneforestelf
June 18th, 2020, 9:49 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Suburban Malls and Associated Retail News
Replies: 189
Views: 28310

Re: Suburban Malls and Associated Retail News

Outside of regional demographics, not sure how that makes sense.

It's basically never been busy anytime I've needed to go to that specific Target or somewhere else in the north end of the mall.
by candycaneforestelf
June 17th, 2020, 12:17 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Suburban Malls and Associated Retail News
Replies: 189
Views: 28310

Re: Suburban Malls and Associated Retail News

They'll probably only push if they can't find a suitable tenant for the JCPenney spot. The area around that (plus the back half of the Target lot) and the ramp outside of Von Maur are likely going to be the only significant empty swaths of parking lot left with Scheel's opening.
by candycaneforestelf
June 15th, 2020, 3:59 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Suburban Malls and Associated Retail News
Replies: 189
Views: 28310

Re: Suburban Malls and Associated Retail News

I hope Eden Prairie Mall takes a queue from Southdale and starts to develop the outlots with housing. The JCPenney at EP Mall is within a 1/2 mile walkshed of the Town Center light rail station. JCP is also immediately next door to existing grocery in Target and across 78th from Cub. Walking friend...
by candycaneforestelf
June 15th, 2020, 9:28 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Chanhassen - Chaska - Carver County
Replies: 108
Views: 15052

Re: Chanhassen - Chaska - Carver County

Is the southwest metro really so lucrative for Costco that they need to make their 10th store a second one in this corner of the metro? Wouldn't Lino Lakes/Blaine, Plymouth, or Lakeville make far more sense based on where they already have stores? This isn't even 10 miles from the Eden Prairie Costc...
by candycaneforestelf
June 12th, 2020, 12:43 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Road Geek Topics
Replies: 275
Views: 37044

Re: Road Geek Topics

Probably long overdue from a resources available standpoint given the relatively wide discrepancy in AADT on those roads.

The whole constitutional route thing is definitely way outdated and but probably won't ever have the political will to remove it.
by candycaneforestelf
September 6th, 2019, 9:14 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4550
Views: 438116

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Maybe it's being rebuilt for a higher clearance of the road? It could also be because there are funds for it and replacing it was a concession to get the rail company on board or back on board with the project.
by candycaneforestelf
May 9th, 2018, 6:57 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Chanhassen - Chaska - Carver County
Replies: 108
Views: 15052

Re: Chanhassen - Chaska - Carver County - General Topics

This was specifically in response to Mackenthun's considering moving the highway. There were already some commercial uses that had located there, but there was a general fear that having the grocery store move would really impact the downtown. The McDonald's was still in the future, as was the car ...
by candycaneforestelf
May 8th, 2018, 2:15 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Chanhassen - Chaska - Carver County
Replies: 108
Views: 15052

Re: Chanhassen - Chaska - Carver County - General Topics

Some initial concepts for downtown Chaska's City Square West redevelopment have been released. (West side of 41 between 3rd and 4th Streets across from the park). http://www.chaskamn.com/DocumentCenter/View/2276 Is that proposal supposed to be for the whole block? Wish there was a plan to preserve ...
by candycaneforestelf
May 7th, 2018, 9:12 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Chanhassen - Chaska - Carver County
Replies: 108
Views: 15052

Re: Chanhassen - Chaska - Carver County - General Topics

Waconia is a charming lakeside town with a largely urban land use and a walkable street grid. Its wellbeing and bucolic way of life is threatened by sub-urban sprawl. Very late with this, but having moved to Waconia when I was 7 and having lived there until 2 years ago, it hasn't been predominantly...

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