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by twincitizen
February 13th, 2019, 3:11 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Fridley - Columbia Heights - Spring Lake Park
Replies: 25
Views: 2827

Re: Fridley - Columbia Heights - Spring Lake Park

https://www.metrotransit.org/how-would-you-improve-university-ave-and-hwy-65 How would you improve University Ave. and Hwy. 65? The City of Fridley will hold a series of workshops to explore what’s possible for these key corridors. What are the community’s goals and priorities from a transportation ...
by twincitizen
February 13th, 2019, 2:19 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Gateway Tower (RBC/Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 503'
Replies: 1877
Views: 206112

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

That still requires Opus to actually build something on their lot next to 365 Nic...and there aren't even rumors about what Opus might build there. When Opus proposed 365 Nic they were still considering office or residential options for the lot (aka 315 Nicollet), depending on market conditions. I t...
by twincitizen
February 13th, 2019, 2:03 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: North Loop Neighborhood
Replies: 1005
Views: 156106

Re: North Loop Neighborhood

Proposal for a new building at 310 2nd Street North . 59 units, 124 parking spaces. Is this some kind of sick joke? Let's not ignore that the proposal also has 1,400 square feet of commercial space, which could have anywhere from 5-15 spaces earmarked. I'm of two minds on this... On one hand, who i...
by twincitizen
February 7th, 2019, 12:08 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Gold Line BRT (Gateway Corridor)
Replies: 383
Views: 52852

Re: Gold Line BRT (Gateway Corridor)

Article in a local paper about 3M Station: http://www.lillienews.com/articles/2019 ... ne-station
by twincitizen
February 7th, 2019, 12:04 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Federal Reserve Riverfront Parking Ramp
Replies: 45
Views: 4276

Re: Federal Reserve Riverfront Parking Ramp

Hypothetically, would we be be willing to trade this ramp for the USPS giving up theirs? I would absolutely, without question, rather let the Fed build their new ramp over keeping the USPS ramp in place forever. The USPS ramp site is going to be a great park / transition down to the river someday. ...
by twincitizen
February 7th, 2019, 11:48 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Twin Cities' National and Global Image
Replies: 932
Views: 78214

Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

It’s Sunday. This event should also help raise the profile of Boom Island Park, one of the most awesome but least appreciated park spaces in the entire city. Most people probably haven’t even heard of it, let alone know how insane the views of downtown are. Holding Rock the Garden here back in 2016 ...
by twincitizen
February 6th, 2019, 8:18 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Buzza Lofts of Uptown
Replies: 99
Views: 22023

Re: Buzza Lofts of Uptown

Full plans for Phase II: http://minneapolismn.gov/www/groups/pub ... 216920.pdf

6 stories, 135 units.
by twincitizen
February 6th, 2019, 3:44 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Suburbs - General Topics
Replies: 1027
Views: 105449

Re: Suburbs - General Topics

Population isn't the only factor in determining the minimum scale for an independent city to be fiscally stable. Commercial-industrial tax base is arguably equally important to population. A city of 15,000 with a large commercial-industrial tax base could be more fiscally sound than one with 40,000 ...
by twincitizen
February 6th, 2019, 3:18 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Shriners Hospital for sale
Replies: 8
Views: 969

Re: Shriners Hospital for sale

Any chance the U/Fairview would be interested? Or another healthcare-related company looking to establish ties with the U or just to be in close proximity? I'd guess for the high price this property will go for, it's not going to be some random developer. By necessity I'd guess it will be institutio...
by twincitizen
February 1st, 2019, 6:19 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists
Replies: 309
Views: 26415

Re: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists

MNdible wrote:
February 1st, 2019, 4:58 pm
There IS a place for fun in your life.
My middle school crush was in a MOA commercial from that same era / ad campaign (not that one though, I looked very closely)
by twincitizen
February 1st, 2019, 5:39 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Suburbs - General Topics
Replies: 1027
Views: 105449

Re: Suburbs - General Topics

Random thought: It's kinda wild how any two 2nd-ring suburbs could merge and immediately become: -the largest suburb -3rd largest city in the metro, -3rd or 4th largest city in the state. Plymouth and Maple Grove - 149k Coon Rapids and Blaine - 127k Burnsville and Apple Valley 114k Brooklyn Park and...
by twincitizen
February 1st, 2019, 1:13 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Midtown Corridor Rail & Lake Street aBRT (B Line)
Replies: 518
Views: 43747

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

"Does Selby Ave east of Snelling Ave demand/deserve aBRT service?" is not the only question that needs to be asked in this analysis. Keep in mind: *due to the limited-stop nature of the B Line, the legacy 21 will still be around, at reduced frequencies, just like the A Line / 84. *even today, the 21...
by twincitizen
January 31st, 2019, 11:19 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Midtown Corridor Rail & Lake Street aBRT (B Line)
Replies: 518
Views: 43747

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

B Line has a website up: https://www.metrotransit.org/b-line-project It says planning will begin in 2019, detailed engineering in 2020, and pending full funding, construction 2021. That's really aggressive, and as we know from the A, C, and D Lines...funding never materializes on time, and things in...
by twincitizen
January 30th, 2019, 7:30 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News and Current Happenings
Replies: 2209
Views: 204754

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

Funding for the A and C Lines was cobbled together in a similar fashion, from various federal, state, and local sources. And that's fine. We don't necessarily need Hennepin County to dedicate a big pile of money all at once. We do need Hennepin County to step up and pledge to fill a gap immediately ...
by twincitizen
January 30th, 2019, 12:28 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Minneapolis Skyway System
Replies: 510
Views: 58389

Re: Minneapolis Skyway System

Rather than rehashing (please everyone, please don't!), I'd encourage Mr. Ghost to read this thread from the top. Pretty please.
by twincitizen
January 30th, 2019, 12:16 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Orange Line / 35W@94: Downtown to Crosstown Project
Replies: 795
Views: 83197

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

Dakota County's OLX website https://www.orangelineextension.com/ includes a video summary, which says the study is on hold until spring 2019. As much as I'm opposed to extending the Orange Line BRT to Kenrick P&R, I commend the consultant (Kimley Horn) on the quality/clarity of that video. If I can ...
by twincitizen
January 30th, 2019, 12:21 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Orange Line / 35W@94: Downtown to Crosstown Project
Replies: 795
Views: 83197

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

Although I've repeatedly posted the same idea for the Orange Line to have a "local tail" running down Nicollet, there are a few pretty obvious reasons why the "Orange Line connector" is a separate route. 1. Metro Transit will operate the Orange Line. The Orange Line connector will be operated by MVT...
by twincitizen
January 29th, 2019, 9:00 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Street, Road and Highway Projects
Replies: 911
Views: 100995

Re: Street, Road and Highway Projects

Met Council Transportation Committee agenda from 1/28/19: https://metrocouncil.org/getdoc/c0e22db ... WbBgFUqxKg

Big agenda. Of note, the annual selection of regional solicitation projects are item 5.
by twincitizen
January 29th, 2019, 8:34 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Interstate 94
Replies: 166
Views: 24594

Re: Interstate 94

Rethinking I-94 presentation to Met Council's Transpo Committee (1/28/19): https://metrocouncil.org/Council-Meetin ... nfo-1.aspx
by twincitizen
January 29th, 2019, 8:01 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Minneapolis Skyway System
Replies: 510
Views: 58389

Re: Minneapolis Skyway System

We can keep the skyways, we just need to move like 5-10% of the businesses (primarily fast-casual restaurants and convenience stores) down to the street level. Just 5-10% (that's between 1 in 10 and 1 in 20) of existing skyway businesses would be absolutely transformative to our street-level vitalit...

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