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by twincitizen
August 10th, 2018, 3:02 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis address format discrepancies
Replies: 11
Views: 336

Re: Mortenson / USBank site - 333 Hennepin Ave E (290' - 26 stories)

I suspect that there is a discrepancy between public works dept's signage-making practices and the city's addressing standard. The city already has Minneapolis Addressing Standard v1.22 that says all directional markers should be used as suffixes. Also, I don't understand why named streets in "Sout...
by twincitizen
August 10th, 2018, 2:07 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis address format discrepancies
Replies: 11
Views: 336

Re: Mortenson / USBank site - 333 Hennepin Ave E (290' - 26 stories)

Shouldn't there be some consistency in where the cardinal direction is placed? Lyndale Ave S. Fremont Ave N. Why should Hennepin Ave E be written differently? It's 100% fine if people call it "East Hennepin" colloquially, to distinguish from other parts of Hennepin Ave, but consistency in the offici...
by twincitizen
August 10th, 2018, 1:50 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nicollet Mall
Replies: 1342
Views: 139197

Re: Nicollet Mall

I sometimes wonder if allowing the newer office buildings on the west side of Nicollet between 8th-11th was a big mistake. I'm talking about US Bancorp Center, 900-950 Nicollet (former Retek on the Mall), and Target Plaza South. The towers themselves and the influx of workers are great. I just wonde...
by twincitizen
August 10th, 2018, 12:55 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Southside - General Topics
Replies: 878
Views: 108426

Re: Southside - General Topics

I think what it comes down to is that the "faux dive bar" concept is dumb and unwelcome. It's a misread of the type/caliber of restaurant that could work in that location. Maybe I'm wrong, but I've convinced myself that a large percentage of the late-era customers of Sunrise Inn did not actually liv...
by twincitizen
August 10th, 2018, 12:29 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Southside - General Topics
Replies: 878
Views: 108426

Re: Southside - General Topics

Tap beer selection is weaker than it should be (and wastes taps on crap like Old Style). But more importantly, the food menu is just way too limited. Especially if you're not a beef eater, you have like 2 or 3 things you can eat (my GF is basically vegetarian + chicken). I don't mean to say they sho...
by twincitizen
August 10th, 2018, 11:24 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Southside - General Topics
Replies: 878
Views: 108426

Re: Southside - General Topics

I'm extremely jealous that that stretch of 38th St can support 2 excellent neighborhood cafes (FireRoast and Riverview), but we have nothing of the sort along 28th Ave / 34th Ave in Standish-Ericsson. FireRoast and Riverview are probably coffee shops first, but both have pretty robust food offerings...
by twincitizen
August 10th, 2018, 10:29 am
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Minnesota Governor Election 2018
Replies: 260
Views: 13589

Re: Minnesota Governor Election 2018

Swanson over/under 20% in the primary? This is such a crapshoot, but I'll go 38% Walz, 34% Murphy, 23% Swanson, 5% other. Swanson has the name recognition over Murphy, but how much is that actually going to matter to an energized DFL voting base? This is the primary, not the general, so I'd imagine ...
by twincitizen
August 9th, 2018, 10:55 am
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: US Congress and MN House Elections 2018
Replies: 22
Views: 1391

Re: US Congress and MN House Elections 2018

My 5 second take: lots of progressive people are supporting Jen Kader, who I can confirm is great IRL and absolutely could hit the ground running. However, it does seem kinda weird to support a white candidate in one of the only "minority-majority" districts in the entire state of MN. Of the 134 hou...
by twincitizen
August 4th, 2018, 9:36 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nicollet Mall
Replies: 1342
Views: 139197

Re: Nicollet Mall

I’m eating a bagel on 16th St right now. The clearest failure of the new Nicollet is that $10-15MM was spent on design, when we should have copied Denver and put the savings into pavers and electric buses. That’s probably only about 50% of it though. Half of Nicollet’s problems are the lack of store...
by twincitizen
August 4th, 2018, 9:24 am
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis address format discrepancies
Replies: 11
Views: 336

Re: Mortenson / USBank site - 333 Hennepin Ave E (290' - 26 stories)

Technically, that is the correct address format: https://gis.hennepin.us/property/map/default.aspx?pid=2302924120250 Minneapolis doesn’t consistently follow the Hennepin County address format on street signs though. Also, numbered streets are never to be spelled (e.g. “South Sixth Street” is doubly ...
by twincitizen
July 29th, 2018, 8:18 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Orange Line (35W BRT) & Lake St Transit Access Project
Replies: 732
Views: 75441

Re: Orange Line (35W BRT) & Lake St Transit Access Project

I've always liked the idea of the Orange Line having a "local tail", basically offering local (or aBRT-style) service between Burnsville Center and the current planned terminus near Heart of the City. From 13/Nicollet, I'd go south on Nicollet, stopping every 1/2 mile at major intersections down to ...
by twincitizen
July 25th, 2018, 9:49 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Robbinsdale, Crystal & New Hope – General Topics
Replies: 86
Views: 8013

Re: Robbinsdale, Crystal & New Hope – General Topics

Quasi-related: did anyone ever ask or hear why there's no Blue Line Station planned at 34th-36th-ish? Seems like an obvious stop for the hospital area. The >2 mile gap between Golden Valley Road and Downtown Robbinsdale/42nd Ave is so big it actually violates Met Council's own stop spacing standards...
by twincitizen
July 25th, 2018, 9:45 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Mall of America Transit Station: Master Plan
Replies: 118
Views: 13756

Re: Mall of America Transit Station: Master Plan

IDEA: What if we just enact a 0.5% transit sales tax at MOA (though not on clothes obviously, but there's still plenty of restaurant & entertainment revenue to tax)
by twincitizen
July 25th, 2018, 3:23 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Mall of America Transit Station: Master Plan
Replies: 118
Views: 13756

Re: Mall of America Transit Station: Master Plan

Still baffled that the City of Bloomington is contributing $5MM to this (WHY??) and Mall of America is contributing $0 (except the ongoing use of their property, which I guess is not nothing). Does anyone know if Metro Transit is paying rent to MOA? Gotta believe they are and it probably ain't cheap...
by twincitizen
July 25th, 2018, 2:21 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: 4737 Minnehaha Ave - Lander Development
Replies: 19
Views: 1166

Re: 4737 Minnehaha Ave - Lander Development

F&C (locked): https://finance-commerce.com/2018/07/lander-plans-apartments-next-to-minnehaha-park/ Feedback from the neighborhood meeting was “predictable,” Lander said. Residents told him the building is too big, too modern looking and that it would add to heavy vehicle traffic near the park, he sa...
by twincitizen
July 25th, 2018, 2:00 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan
Replies: 73
Views: 5719

Re: Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan

So, according to a couple of posts above there is zero interest from builders in doing fourplexes? And Frey and Bender just want to throw this zoning change out there and see if anybody bites? There haven't been a bunch of ADUs built either, since those were legalized 4 years ago. And that's fine. ...
by twincitizen
July 24th, 2018, 10:56 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Eleven (Ryan Condo Tower) - 1111 West River Parkway - 43 stories / 526'
Replies: 126
Views: 15292

Re: Eleven (Ryan Condo Tower) - 1111 West River Parkway - 43 stories / 526'

1. Wait why does the Park Board care? The trails are on the other side of the road and wouldn’t be interrupted by the requested curb cut at all. 2. If the Eleven parcel is split off from the existing office building, its only street frontage would be on the parkway. I don’t think the Park Board can ...
by twincitizen
July 24th, 2018, 3:43 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan
Replies: 73
Views: 5719

Re: Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan

Schroeder and Johnson and Gordon represent precisely the areas which will be most impacted, places that people want to live but that aren't absurdly expensive (Ward 7 and 13). They are also wards with a bunch of sometimes poorly constructed and maintained housing where the financials on tear-down t...
by twincitizen
July 23rd, 2018, 1:23 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Iron Store - 528 Washington Ave N
Replies: 20
Views: 2920

Re: Iron Store - 528 Washington Ave N

100% affordable housing projects rarely include retail, and it has everything to do with the insanely complex financing schemes used to make these projects happen. To be clear, I'm not saying there shouldn't be retail. But this isn't the same as [City staff or Planning Commission] simply asking CPM ...
by twincitizen
July 23rd, 2018, 12:41 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan
Replies: 73
Views: 5719

Re: Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan

They've posted all of the comments made between 3/22 and 6/22 online, including the interactive map comments. Comments from 6/23-7/22 (final month of comment period) will be uploaded in the coming weeks. https://minneapolis2040.com/received-public-comments/ This isn't terribly surprising due to age ...

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