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by PhilmerPhil
August 15th, 2019, 4:51 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News
Replies: 1533
Views: 160893

Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

I just heard that the Uptown Lund’s will be undergoing renovation soon. So for any of those of you that had a sliver of hope that maybe one day in the near future they would consider redevelopment or moving into an unannounced mixed use project nearby, those hopes can be put on pause for now. I hope...
by PhilmerPhil
February 20th, 2019, 8:46 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: City Center
Replies: 384
Views: 53088

Re: City Center

Would be pretty cool if downtown got a SARA and H&L
by PhilmerPhil
January 12th, 2019, 9:44 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Does Minneapolis have too many stoplights?
Replies: 59
Views: 7589

Re: Does Minneapolis have too many stoplights?

No to Lyndale. Crossing unsignalized 32nd is already nightmare. I really want to see the signal cycles shortened on Lyndale. I shouldn’t have to wait 90 seconds to cross a street. The four way stop at 34th and Hennepin seems to be working fine. Is it going to stay that way or are they going to put i...
by PhilmerPhil
October 6th, 2018, 2:35 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Southside - General Topics
Replies: 945
Views: 125893

Re: Southside - General Topics

Permit posted on the former Peter Pan Cleaners at 38th and Grand shows that a “Good Times” pizza/bar will be opening here.
by PhilmerPhil
September 6th, 2018, 11:15 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bicycle Infrastructure
Replies: 1555
Views: 146433

Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

I’m always glad to see new bike lanes, but honestly don’t see myself using these much at all. For most of my purposes, 25th Street is much more pretty, flat, calm, and easier to turn left off of. It does get dicey crossing Lyndale though, but that isn’t too frequent of an occurrence for me. Either w...
by PhilmerPhil
August 21st, 2018, 7:20 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: The Commons - Downtown East Park
Replies: 687
Views: 95723

Re: The Commons - Downtown East Park

PhilmerPhil wrote:
June 26th, 2017, 8:42 am
So is 5th Street just going to remain as is? Weren't there plans to close the section between the park and tracks to cars?
Some changes have been made to the streets here, but purely to the benefit of cars :(
by PhilmerPhil
July 24th, 2018, 9:37 am
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan
Replies: 197
Views: 23070

Re: Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan

Opponents of the plan consistently talk about how this is a developer driven plan, but I get the sense that larger developers are happy with the status quo. They have the market to themselves right now, know how to work within the existing regulatory framework, and have the financial chops to build ...
by PhilmerPhil
July 23rd, 2018, 2:30 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan
Replies: 197
Views: 23070

Re: Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan

Anyone need a Neighbors for More Neighbors lawn/window sign? I've got plenty to spread around!
by PhilmerPhil
June 15th, 2018, 10:45 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Arby’s Island
Replies: 211
Views: 23825

Re: Arby’s Island

What frustrates me most about this project is the lack of retail frontage. Especially at Lake and Emerson. One of the things that excited me most about the hotel project was that it would begin to make a stronger pedestrian oriented connection between LynLake and Uptown. The design of Lake and Emers...
by PhilmerPhil
May 30th, 2018, 11:30 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Improving Metro Transit's urban bus service
Replies: 119
Views: 8796

Re: Improving Metro Transit's urban bus service

Let’s stage a photo op with shovels for Peter McLaughlin when this project starts. It’s little projects like this that have a big impact, but don’t get much attention.
by PhilmerPhil
May 29th, 2018, 8:43 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: D Line - Chicago-Fremont/Emerson Rapid Bus
Replies: 159
Views: 15204

Re: D Line - Chicago-Fremont/Emerson Rapid Bus

Letter from Harvey McClain (Turtle Bread owner) and another business owner, who aren't happy about the proposed 48th and Chicago station. The current bus stop already attracts some bad characters who spend time saying they "are waiting for a bus" when they are actually planning other activities (pan...
by PhilmerPhil
May 29th, 2018, 2:08 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Any interest in a Dutch-style bike rider gathering?
Replies: 4
Views: 563

Re: Any interest in a Dutch-style bike rider gathering?

I've also thought about having a similar ride, but oriented more on the clothing style than the bikes themselves. Something that always frustrates me about group rides, especially when they are pitched as ways to get new people into biking, is the amount of spandex, high-viz, helmets, jerseys, etc. ...
by PhilmerPhil
May 19th, 2018, 7:31 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News
Replies: 1533
Views: 160893

Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

It seems really unlikely. Being in the pedestrian oriented overlay, not only drive thrus, but also fast food are banned. But gosh be darn, I would love to have a Culver’s in walking distance.
by PhilmerPhil
May 16th, 2018, 12:06 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Thrivent Headquarters Block - 6th St and Portland Ave
Replies: 167
Views: 27564

Re: Thrivent Headquarters Block - 6th St and Portland Ave

It seems like recent projects have been making massive spaces between buildings, starting with the ultra wide alleys on the Nic on 5th block. Other examples of widely spaced buildings include the KA block, behind the Radisson Red, the behind the Uptown Target, and more. It creates a pretty poor walk...
by PhilmerPhil
April 13th, 2018, 4:26 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: City of Minneapolis Office Building - 501 4th Ave S - 11 stories / 171'
Replies: 219
Views: 34164

Re: City of Minneapolis Office Building - 501 4th Ave S - 11 stories / 171'

please make meters more expensive so short-term parkers can actually find them (just had a chat about this on Twitter - meters are so cheap that when I've had to drive downtown for something quick, I usually end up circling around for 10 minutes just to find one remotely close to my location. Yes t...
by PhilmerPhil
April 3rd, 2018, 9:53 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Car Sharing / Rental (Car2Go, HourCar, etc.)
Replies: 232
Views: 26394

Re: Car Sharing / Rental (Car2Go, HourCar, etc.)

For a majority of my trips, I found car2go to be significantly cheaper than Uber/Lyft.
by PhilmerPhil
March 29th, 2018, 2:32 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bicycle Infrastructure
Replies: 1555
Views: 146433

Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

I’ve always wondered why the city bothered clearing out that buffer area between bollards. Seems like a great natural added level of protection.

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