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by twincitizen
November 17th, 2017, 2:32 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Orange Line (35W BRT) & Lake St Transit Access Project
Replies: 652
Views: 66653

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

There was some chatter up-thread about the Good Grocer building being torn down . That property and the vacant lot to the west will be added to the Nico property, and the alley will be redirected out to Lake Street instead of Stevens Ave, due to the new exit ramp & widening of Stevens. http://www.mi...
by twincitizen
November 15th, 2017, 12:35 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Elliot Park
Replies: 36
Views: 5906

Re: Elliot Park

Yes, those townhomes are hideous and should be replaced. Yes, the existing apartment building (fmr Madison School) should be renovated. Cool. But replacing the townhomes with a tiny 3-story, 22-unit apartment building in this location? Not acceptable. I don't expect them to build Grant Park or Skysc...
by twincitizen
November 15th, 2017, 12:12 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Arcadia on the River - 1101 West River Parkway
Replies: 21
Views: 1390

Re: Arcadia on the River - 1101 West River Parkway

While common sense and market reality would lead us to believe that the ~16 year old office building would remain, with a condo tower built on the parking lot, I don't think it's 100% a foregone conclusion. Bernardi stated they were looking at ~$200M total development cost. That would buy quite a bi...
by twincitizen
November 13th, 2017, 2:12 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Gold Line (Gateway Corridor) BRT
Replies: 305
Views: 43905

Re: Gold Line (Gateway Corridor) BRT

WashCo Commissioner Lisa Weik with an update: http://www.woodburybulletin.com/opinion/4358337-lisa-weik-viewpoint-key-phase-begins-gold-line-brt-project I don't think it was announced here, but the Gold Line project is now in the hands of Metro Transit for engineering/construction phase. The project...
by twincitizen
November 13th, 2017, 2:06 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Expo 2023
Replies: 34
Views: 2682

Re: Expo 2023

Decision to be made on Wednesday: MN vs. Buenos Aires vs. Lodz (Poland)
http://finance-commerce.com/2017/11/wor ... ming-soon/ (unlocked)
by twincitizen
November 8th, 2017, 3:11 pm
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Minneapolis Mayoral Election 2017
Replies: 348
Views: 15515

Re: Minneapolis Mayoral Election 2017

If you ranked Frey or Dehn first, your 2nd and 3rd picks didn't matter a bit. I would have liked to put Frey 4th, to prevent Hoch from winning, if it came down to those two, but it didn't, so it didn't matter. The only people for whom it would have matter are people who voted Nekima, Hoch, Hodges i...
by twincitizen
November 8th, 2017, 2:59 pm
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Minneapolis City Council and Park Board Elections 2017
Replies: 279
Views: 13829

Re: Minneapolis City Council and Park Board Elections 2017

Midtown really needs a backer at the county. It currently does not have one. Short of voting out the entire Minneapolis cohort of the HC board in 2018 (McLaughlin, Higgins, Greene), I honestly think we might just have to wait a couple years until shovels are in the ground on the two LRT extensions. ...
by twincitizen
November 8th, 2017, 2:28 pm
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Minneapolis City Council and Park Board Elections 2017
Replies: 279
Views: 13829

Re: Minneapolis City Council and Park Board Elections 2017

Alright Fletcher! As stated above, my predictions are that Barb is out, but Reich eeks out a win. I'm totally fine with that result too. With Johnson (prez), Glidden (vice-prez), and Quincy (budget chair) all gone, we do need to retain some old hands. Pessenda also struck me on the kinda wacky side,...
by twincitizen
November 8th, 2017, 2:18 pm
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Minneapolis Mayoral Election 2017
Replies: 348
Views: 15515

Re: Minneapolis Mayoral Election 2017

Kinda cool that you can (sorta) see how many voters went "bullet ballot" (i.e. chose only their favorite candidate, did not rank others) by moving through the elimination rounds. 2,630 voters did not rank any of the top 5 candidates, only ranking among the 14 joke candidates. 2,119 voters did not ra...
by twincitizen
November 8th, 2017, 2:03 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Hiawatha-Minnehaha Avenue Development & Grain Elevators/Freight Corridor
Replies: 88
Views: 10091

Re: Hiawatha-Minnehaha Avenue Development & Grain Elevators/Freight Corridor

The Longfellow n'hood org seriously held a committee meeting on election night? WTF.

How were there any nerds left to attend?
by twincitizen
November 8th, 2017, 11:37 am
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Minneapolis City Council and Park Board Elections 2017
Replies: 279
Views: 13829

Re: Minneapolis City Council and Park Board Elections 2017

They're in the Journal / Southwest Journal, Nokomis-Longfellow Messenger, etc. They're obnoxious black and white ads of her making stupid faces / gestures, and they look EXACTLY like her realtor ads, which often run in the same paper. One of her real estate ads (not campaign ad) even uses the catchp...
by twincitizen
November 8th, 2017, 11:30 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Hopkins - General Topics
Replies: 126
Views: 14379

Re: Hopkins - General Topics

They say various locations, but the biggest concentration of USB Home Mortgage jobs are at Meridian Crossing in Richfield. Meridian Crossings appear to be ~185,000 sq feet (each building), so 370,000 total? I have no idea how much of that is USB, but probably most of it. USB has/had a 100,000 sq ft ...
by twincitizen
November 8th, 2017, 10:39 am
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Minneapolis City Council and Park Board Elections 2017
Replies: 279
Views: 13829

Re: Minneapolis City Council and Park Board Elections 2017

Ward 3 is shaping up to be a fascinating ranked-choice case, given Jentzen's commanding 1st choice lead over Fletcher. But Jentzen has few 2nd and 3rd choice votes, so she could definitely still lose if most of Bildsoe's voters put Fletcher 2nd. Fletcher has a commanding lead in 2nd choice votes, so...
by twincitizen
November 8th, 2017, 8:29 am
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Minneapolis Mayoral Election 2017
Replies: 348
Views: 15515

Re: Minneapolis Mayoral Election 2017

No one's posted here in over a week? OK... Huge anti-Hodges wave last night. Her chances of picking up enough 2nd/3rd-choice votes are not looking good. I ranked Hodges first, Frey second. I'm 100% fine with Jacob Frey as mayor, but am not sure I'll ever understand the depth of the anti-Hodges wave ...
by twincitizen
November 8th, 2017, 8:06 am
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Minneapolis City Council and Park Board Elections 2017
Replies: 279
Views: 13829

Re: Minneapolis City Council and Park Board Elections 2017

Sounds like it's going to be Lisa Bender vs. Linea Palmisano for Council Prez and I would imagine it will be close (7-6) like last time, but publicly will be a unanimous vote as this stuff is decided in private. I also don't think it will be as easy to predict as folks might think. Last time around,...
by twincitizen
November 8th, 2017, 8:04 am
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: 2017 St. Paul Mayoral Election
Replies: 93
Views: 5149

Re: 2017 St. Paul Mayoral Election

I guess I was mostly viewing the race through the lens of Highland Park & the Ford site debate, so I thought Harris would be a lot more competitive as the anti-density candidate. Also in general, I just thought it would be a closer race between Carter and Harris. Way to go Melvin Carter! One could d...
by twincitizen
November 2nd, 2017, 3:15 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: LynLake Municipal Lot Redevelopment
Replies: 10
Views: 820

Re: LynLake Municipal Lot Redevelopment

Pretty safe to assume it would be paid parking, considering the existing lot is paid parking. Other than facilitating the sale of the land and re-development, I have to imagine the city would not be an active ongoing owner of the project. That is, the underground/structured public parking built into...
by twincitizen
October 30th, 2017, 6:57 pm
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Minneapolis City Council and Park Board Elections 2017
Replies: 279
Views: 13829

Re: Minneapolis City Council and Park Board Elections 2017

This conversation seems to be missing the main part of the story, which is that the Strib *really* hates John Quincy. Here they are, endorsing the full slate of incumbents and/or "Mpls Works"-supported candidates, and John Quincy is the one that the Strib found too objectionable to return to the cou...
by twincitizen
October 26th, 2017, 1:38 pm
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Minneapolis City Council and Park Board Elections 2017
Replies: 279
Views: 13829

Re: Minneapolis City Council and Park Board Elections 2017

That is disappointing to hear about Londell French. While I'm sure these surveys get annoying, not responding to Our Streets, as a Park Board candidate, is troubling. And blowing off the LWV is pretty rude as well. I am increasingly impressed by Vetaw and definitely swayed by some of the endorsement...
by twincitizen
October 20th, 2017, 10:37 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Southdale Area Development - Edina
Replies: 549
Views: 63789

Re: Southdale Area Development - Edina

Shopping other sites- may have agreement in another city https://i.imgur.com/t4EBBbG.png The article goes on to say that the revised development "in another city" would be a single tower, slightly taller to make up for the lost units of the 2nd tower. Total development costs would be a bit lower ($...

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