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by RailBaronYarr
July 21st, 2017, 2:36 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Washington Avenue (reconstruction, restriping, etc.)
Replies: 249
Views: 44364

Re: Washington Avenue (reconstruction, restriping, etc.)

Well, are they just to give a different looking green to bicyclists, or are they separately timed to provide a head start for cyclists to enter the intersection? I could also see separate signals having the future capacity to detect bikes and end the cycle early to give priority to people on bikes (...
by RailBaronYarr
July 19th, 2017, 11:19 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Eagan, Apple Valley, Burnsville - General Topics
Replies: 50
Views: 6136

Re: Eagan, Apple Valley, Burnsville - General Topics

http://www.startribune.com/burnsville-a ... 434618643/

Nicollet Plaza development at HoTC on hold now while the city faces a legal challenge led by.... the owner of the adjacent strip mall.
by RailBaronYarr
July 13th, 2017, 8:49 pm
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Minneapolis City Council and Park Board Elections 2017
Replies: 162
Views: 8190

Re: Minneapolis City Council and Park Board Elections 2017

Maybe I'm reading the situation wrong, but are you implying that this didn't happen? That John (or someone) doctored *all* those screenshots, and you'll only accept live links to her posts as proof of what she's said?
by RailBaronYarr
July 13th, 2017, 1:18 pm
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Minneapolis City Council and Park Board Elections 2017
Replies: 162
Views: 8190

Re: Minneapolis City Council and Park Board Elections 2017

Maybe, just maybe, you can take this one example to heart and re-think your position that John has spun things "so far out of reality so many times"? If you were interested in seeing more screenshots of Saralyn saying crazy/racist/awful things on Facebook, you could. These are the things people say/...
by RailBaronYarr
July 13th, 2017, 12:23 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Living Green
Replies: 14
Views: 409

Re: Living Green

Am I correct in saying time-of-use metering for residential was not statutorily allowed until recently (2014? IIRC). That would explain the recent trial, which likely helped Xcel figure out a good rate structure. Of course, as solar becomes more widespread, daytime charging may be incentivized as we...
by RailBaronYarr
July 13th, 2017, 11:53 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: 38th Street Corridor & 38th St Station Development
Replies: 174
Views: 22522

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

On one hand, this building meets the definition of looming. On the other hand,,,,
by RailBaronYarr
July 13th, 2017, 11:41 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Edina Crossroads Project - 7200, 7201, 7250 France
Replies: 31
Views: 1314

Re: Edina Crossroads Project - 7200, 7201, 7250 France

To be fair, the Nine Mile Creek route west of here is a total mess. Not just because it follows the windy creek, but also tons of snake points to cross roads. Really, a direct route underpass similar to the one over at York would be nice, but it it's not gonna happen. I'm guessing that, unlike many ...
by RailBaronYarr
July 12th, 2017, 9:11 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Thrivent's Surface Parking Lots
Replies: 80
Views: 7572

Re: Thrivent's Surface Parking Lots

Looks like The Suburbanist created a streets.mn forum account! In all seriousness, I'm not wild about this proposal but I don't think it's as much junk as others seem to. The number of units is frustratingly low, but parking wrapped with *something* is a good start, and I really get the impression t...
by RailBaronYarr
July 10th, 2017, 3:30 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Future cars / Driverless cars
Replies: 366
Views: 29157

Re: Future cars / Driverless cars

I think I've brought this up before, but.... why not just subscribe to a community solar garden? So far since February, my share has produced more energy than I've used each month. We'll see how my June-July bill looks since we've been using AC, but it may be canceled out by the better insolation. N...
by RailBaronYarr
July 7th, 2017, 12:55 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Video Games
Replies: 151
Views: 11713

Re: Video Games

by RailBaronYarr
July 6th, 2017, 3:20 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: South St. Paul and West St. Paul
Replies: 23
Views: 1992

Re: South St. Paul and West St. Paul

Worth highlighting that their own records show that South St Paul saw just 5 calls a month to their 5 “registered housing with services” buildings. To call this an economic issue is........
by RailBaronYarr
July 5th, 2017, 3:22 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bicycle Infrastructure
Replies: 1229
Views: 102741

Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

I think both sides of a minor disagreement are guilty of using the same circumstance as evidence for why their preferred outcome is better. Sidewalks are fine because parking access is rare, but also there'd be many issues pushing that traffic to alleys. The reverse is true for me. We can't each hav...
by RailBaronYarr
July 5th, 2017, 2:13 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bicycle Infrastructure
Replies: 1229
Views: 102741

Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

Making alleys with any sort of significant commercial access traffic one way would eliminate, what, 95% of the conflicts? I don't really think surface lots in urban areas (especially a place Eat Street, with well-used on-street parking as well as significant walk/bike/transit patrons) see as much ve...
by RailBaronYarr
July 3rd, 2017, 9:01 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Nord Haus - 315 1st Ave NE (208' - 20 Stories)
Replies: 550
Views: 77573

Re: Nord Haus - 315 1st Ave NE (208' - 20 Stories)

Yes, suggesting Nord Haus' very expensive 10 penthouse units prices cater to a totally different type of person than David Greene was definitely the One And Only Solution to housing affordability for all. Glad that's how you read that conversation as well.
by RailBaronYarr
June 29th, 2017, 2:22 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Nord Haus - 315 1st Ave NE (208' - 20 Stories)
Replies: 550
Views: 77573

Re: Nord Haus - 315 1st Ave NE (208' - 20 Stories)

I would say that a post bemoaning how expensive brand new units are in a different part of town and comparing them to the cost of your living situation (which, btw, does not mirror actual SFH pricing in your neighborhood now) is somewhat knee-jerk and in a different context (say, a neighborhood org ...
by RailBaronYarr
June 29th, 2017, 2:12 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bicycle Infrastructure
Replies: 1229
Views: 102741

Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

On that subject, I've used the not-yet-officially-open ones on Washington a bit and the ones on Portland and Park and pedestrians standing in them while waiting to cross the street is a real issue. Are we missing a design element that's supposed to help with that? Or will pedestrians figure it out ...
by RailBaronYarr
June 29th, 2017, 11:25 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Nord Haus - 315 1st Ave NE (208' - 20 Stories)
Replies: 550
Views: 77573

Re: Nord Haus - 315 1st Ave NE (208' - 20 Stories)

Most of my disagreement with your post comes in the last two paragraphs, which aren't really germane to the Nord Haus project itself. I will say, it is interesting to hear you tout homeownership and the value of gaining equity (which is only had when land values rise, without which depreciation + fi...
by RailBaronYarr
June 29th, 2017, 10:19 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bicycle Infrastructure
Replies: 1229
Views: 102741

Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

One reason is the large number of curb cuts on Eat Street. People aren't just making lefts at intersections. The best thing about Nicollet is that but for maybe 2 block faces (east side of the 2000 block and the northern third of the east 2700 block, plus maybe you could count the Whittier Clinic b...
by RailBaronYarr
June 29th, 2017, 10:05 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Nord Haus - 315 1st Ave NE (208' - 20 Stories)
Replies: 550
Views: 77573

Re: Nord Haus - 315 1st Ave NE (208' - 20 Stories)

I like having this conversation time and again. People are at different places in their lives with different spending priorities than you. They'd rather not spend (or they don't have!) the $20-40k required to make a down payment on a $400k+ house (there are none listed in the Wedge for under $400k r...
by RailBaronYarr
June 29th, 2017, 9:36 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Shakopee
Replies: 1
Views: 253

Shakopee

I thought a separate thread from the Valleyfair one would be worthwhile. http://finance-commerce.com/2017/06/just-2-cpm-buys-shakopee-apartment-rental-sites-for-nothing/ Minneapolis developer CPM got a sweetheart deal for a collection of lots in downtown Shakopee, including the extant city hall loca...

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