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by twincitizen
April 18th, 2018, 7:21 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Suburban Malls and Associated Retail News
Replies: 147
Views: 17317

Re: Suburban Malls and Associated Retail News

Momentarily perhaps, but I’d guess the Southdale space gets filled before most of the others. There’s gotta some type of large-format store that’s salivating at a shot at Edina. Southdale location is probably the only one in the metro that could wind up with something better than Herberger’s. Most w...
by twincitizen
April 17th, 2018, 2:34 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: 38th Street Corridor & 38th St Station Development
Replies: 190
Views: 26673

Re: 38th Street Corridor & 38th St Station Development

Why does it need to be rezoned from C1 to C2?
by twincitizen
April 14th, 2018, 4:28 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Hennepin Avenue Reconstruction / E Line (Uptown to Downtown)
Replies: 59
Views: 5311

Re: Hennepin Avenue Reconstruction / E Line (Uptown to Downtown)

Let’s try to keep this topic limited to the portion of Hennepin being reconstructed (and the E Line stations that will be built as part of the project). Was there something at the meeting confirming that the E Line plan was identical to the 2012 ATCS study? Or are y’all just assuming so? The E Line ...
by twincitizen
April 13th, 2018, 1:02 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: The Link at Prospect Park - 2929 University Ave SE
Replies: 193
Views: 28900

Re: The Link at Prospect Park - 2929 University Ave SE

At least where I work, the head building official assigns addresses and communicates that with the post office. I'd assume the developer or Fresh Thyme simply didn't request a University Ave address; which I agree, that seems like an odd oversight
by twincitizen
April 12th, 2018, 9:52 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: O'Gara's Development - 164 Snelling Ave N
Replies: 25
Views: 1486

Re: O'Gara's Development - 164 Snelling Ave N

Dunkin & Savoys are proposed across Snelling on the DQ lot. My inquiry was about the properties on Hague east of Snelling
by twincitizen
April 12th, 2018, 8:28 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Hennepin Avenue Reconstruction / E Line (Uptown to Downtown)
Replies: 59
Views: 5311

Re: Hennepin Avenue Transit (Uptown to Downtown)

So who went to the open house last night, what did you see, etc? Where are the aBRT stops? How many lanes, any transit priority? Here's the City's project page: http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/cip/future/HennepinSouth Flyer for last night's meeting: http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/www/groups/public/...
by twincitizen
April 12th, 2018, 8:00 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: O'Gara's Development - 164 Snelling Ave N
Replies: 25
Views: 1486

Re: O'Gara's Development - 164 Snelling Ave N

Anyone know if there's something brewing across the street from here? A friend just moved out of a triplex on the south side of Hague (facing the O'Garas parking lot). Owners told her that they were selling and that it would be torn down. She was in the 2nd house in from Park Liquors, so maybe it's ...
by twincitizen
April 12th, 2018, 7:46 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: D Line - Fremont/Emerson/Chicago Rapid Bus
Replies: 70
Views: 6138

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

The proposed changes in Richfield (adding a station at 70th, while curtailing the reduced 5 service at 66th Street) are really smart. The 5 was not going to continue all the way to MOA anyways, it was going to stop at Portland/American. It makes a lot of sense to just end it at 66th, as the ridershi...
by twincitizen
April 6th, 2018, 4:53 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Post Office
Replies: 71
Views: 4438

Re: Downtown Post Office

Whatever someone wants to propose and build I guess. I don't see the point in saving that annex building at all, when the main post office building is staying. It's going to be hard enough to find good uses for the larger building. I don't see how the annex could be re-used as anything other than of...
by twincitizen
April 6th, 2018, 4:28 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Roseville / Rosedale - General Topics
Replies: 73
Views: 10093

Re: Roseville / Rosedale - General Topics

And two of the remaining anchors are Macy's and J.C. Penney. Maybe this wasn't a good time for an expansion. Me, a little over a year ago, in the "Suburban Malls" thread: The more I think about it, Rosedale adding another anchor space for Von Maur seems like really short-term thinking. I give it le...
by twincitizen
April 6th, 2018, 4:08 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market
Replies: 934
Views: 122915

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market

Right, but that’s for a cab ride only. If you think it through, that would mean a long cab ride home, then getting in a personal vehicle (assuming your family has one available) and then possibly heading in another direction to the kid’s school. No one is taking the cab right to the kid's school and...
by twincitizen
April 6th, 2018, 1:58 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market
Replies: 934
Views: 122915

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market

That’s a smart move for any large downtown employer that wants to get more employees on transit. “Ability to leave mid-day to pick up a sick kid” is definitely high on the list of reasons people give for not taking the bus. It wouldn’t be a bad idea for Metro Transit / Move Minneapolis to think abou...
by twincitizen
April 6th, 2018, 1:53 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Apartment Construction Boom (2011-??)
Replies: 327
Views: 34175

Re: Apartment Construction Boom (2011-??)

I think it speaks volumes to that when you elect a pro-growth council and Mayor (both Hodges & Frey), the ever-present anti-development folks on E-democracy & neighborhood boards are mostly rendered powerless. They whine just as hard, but generally to no effect.
by twincitizen
April 6th, 2018, 1:32 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Post Office
Replies: 71
Views: 4438

Re: Downtown Post Office

The 2-story annex building at the foot of the 3rd Ave Bridge is protected? Meh, I could live without it if the main building is preserved
by twincitizen
April 6th, 2018, 1:02 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Apartment Construction Boom (2011-??)
Replies: 327
Views: 34175

Re: Apartment Construction Boom (2011-??)

There might be more total units cancelled in those 3 SLP/Edina projects than in all of Mpls over the past 5+ years
by twincitizen
April 6th, 2018, 12:42 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Apartment Construction Boom (2011-??)
Replies: 327
Views: 34175

Re: Apartment Construction Boom (2011-??)

Someone should put together a list of projects that have been cancelled or replaced with substantially smaller projects (e.g. Nye’s tower). I think the list would be shorter than most would expect. Almost everything proposed in this current boom has gotten built, despite the typical urbanist/YIMBY r...
by twincitizen
March 22nd, 2018, 6:11 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: C Line - Penn Avenue North Arterial Rapid Bus
Replies: 157
Views: 13728

Re: C Line - Penn Avenue North Arterial Rapid Bus

Also isn't McGlaughlin kind of ambivalent to a little hostile to the concept of rapid bus? Sure, he's a big LRT booster, but I don't think I've seen anything to indicate he's opposed to BRT. Link? He refused to pay for aBRT with CTIB money. People hoped that would change with Hennepin County recent...
by twincitizen
March 22nd, 2018, 5:56 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: LynLake Municipal Lot Redevelopment
Replies: 12
Views: 1599

Re: LynLake Municipal Lot Redevelopment

According to a cat on the internet, some are worried about it being overrun with pro-parking folks who don’t want it to change. So consider attending
by twincitizen
March 22nd, 2018, 10:01 am
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Hennepin County Commissioner Districts 2,3,4 (2018)
Replies: 2
Views: 136

Re: Hennepin County Commissioner Districts 2,3,4 (2018)

Commissioner forum (for all 3 seats up this year): https://www.facebook.com/events/2011291545761610/ Sunday April 29. 2-4pm Let's pack the ****ing room and make some noise about aBRT. Specifically about Hennepin County agreeing to fund the B, D, and E lines ASAP. Background info (i.e. why I'm mad at...
by twincitizen
March 16th, 2018, 12:05 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: City Club Apartments - 1000 Marquette Ave (Handicraft Building)
Replies: 290
Views: 33682

Re: City Club Apartments - 1000 Marquette Ave (Handicraft Building)

I’m not 100% clear on this either. I wonder if maybe Minneapolis’ ordinance allows the CPED director to issue extensions without City Council action. In the suburb I work for, approvals are good for one year, Council can extend by another year (or if we know the project has a longer timetable for be...

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