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by RailBaronYarr
April 28th, 2017, 3:09 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Prospect Park - General Topics
Replies: 113
Views: 13829

Re: Prospect Park - General Topics

I dunno, I guess it's not that hard to imagine that the stoplight would remain green for the transitway unless a car 'begs' to cross it, or very, very long timed signals to cross it. There are bike detectors/cameras that could give someone approaching a (rare) red light on a bike an green within sho...
by RailBaronYarr
April 28th, 2017, 9:29 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Prospect Park - General Topics
Replies: 113
Views: 13829

Re: Prospect Park - General Topics

Couldn't the buses, which already have signal preemption technology installed (for the light at Energy Park Drive) (...right?.) just get priority at these signals? The city/developer should pay for the cost of the technology on the signals, but I think there's public benefit to having additional cro...
by RailBaronYarr
April 27th, 2017, 2:27 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: 38th Street Corridor & 38th St Station Development
Replies: 148
Views: 19348

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

I think that's an easy thing to say as a (I'm making a potentially small leap here) white male. The Cardinal is still a bar, and places that don't serve liquor but with poor design are still places where women can be attacked, stalked, etc. I'm not sure I'm the right person to comment on the particu...
by RailBaronYarr
April 26th, 2017, 8:58 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bicycle Infrastructure
Replies: 1141
Views: 92884

Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

These anecdotes are odd because my experience on 26th in the PM (coming from Chicago Ave to Nicollet to head north) and 28th in the AM (Lyndale to Nicollet) is fairly fast (if a bit chaotic in the PM). I guess I can't say anything about 28th west of Lyndale (I come from CARAG and drive up Lyndale to...
by RailBaronYarr
April 26th, 2017, 8:14 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Grandview District Redevelopment - Edina
Replies: 40
Views: 4699

Re: Grandview District Redevelopment - Edina

This looks totally reasonable and normal and well within the city's goal's for this district if I'm remembering them correctly. Active uses on 3 of 4 building faces is pretty rare, as is getting two new pedestrian connections.
by RailBaronYarr
April 21st, 2017, 2:33 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Graves Condo Building - 3041 Holmes
Replies: 74
Views: 7102

Re: Graves Condo Building - 3041 Holmes

I took this on April 10, though it doesn't show much detail.
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by RailBaronYarr
April 21st, 2017, 2:03 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Mortenson / USBank site - 333 Hennepin Ave E (~28 stories / 280 units)
Replies: 210
Views: 23685

Re: Mortenson / USBank site - 333 Hennepin Ave E (~28 stories / 280 units)

I guess I don't really care so much about the tower portion of it. There were a lot of people here who thought the previous iteration was silly and bad, too. (I actually kinda liked it) The screened parking and curb cuts along 4th need to go. Can't force them to, but it looks to me like they could l...
by RailBaronYarr
April 21st, 2017, 12:13 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News and Current Happenings
Replies: 1631
Views: 132404

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

Yeah, if you ignore all the other money the state sends to Minneapolis for specific programs. And, I don't think I've ever seen it, only at a county level.
by RailBaronYarr
April 21st, 2017, 11:57 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News and Current Happenings
Replies: 1631
Views: 132404

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

Is it actually true that if LGA went away, so too would sales tax just be reverted to cities? The general state sales & use tax generated in 2014 was $5.4bn, and total LGA for that year was only $507m. It's easy to say they would just revert that money back to the cities that generated it, but I'm n...
by RailBaronYarr
April 20th, 2017, 7:54 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Future cars / Driverless cars
Replies: 314
Views: 25410

Re: Future cars / Driverless cars

Can't read the article, but are those added insurance costs balanced by the likely drop in crash rates an autonomous car would have?
by RailBaronYarr
April 19th, 2017, 2:06 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown General Topics & Development Map
Replies: 856
Views: 88319

Re: Uptown General Topics & Development Map

That house at 3453 Hennepin has been torn down:

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(for this project: http://minneapolismn.gov/www/groups/pub ... 192554.pdf)
by RailBaronYarr
April 19th, 2017, 8:08 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Southside - General Topics
Replies: 746
Views: 80627

Re: Southside - General Topics

Some details on the 3501 2nd Ave proposal by Yellow Tree: http://finance-commerce.com/2017/04/yellow-tree-goes-micro-in-first-new-apartment-project/ Yellow Tree is targeting “that budget conscious professional” who wants new finishes and proximity to Uptown, Nicollet Avenue and downtown Minneapolis,...
by RailBaronYarr
April 11th, 2017, 3:12 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: West Lake Station / Calhoun Village area - multimodal study, development, etc.
Replies: 63
Views: 6049

Re: West Lake Station / Calhoun Village area - multimodal study, development, etc.

This would be pretty nifty. Overall a pretty good conceptual site plan. Looks like they've got some development on the north side of 31st as well, might just be a concept. I think some quality ped connections between 31st/Abbott and the shopping center would really make a difference since it's not g...
by RailBaronYarr
April 7th, 2017, 10:44 am
Forum: Updates - Announcements - Problems - Suggestions
Topic: Forum Issues
Replies: 76
Views: 9374

Re: Forum Issues

Hey, I tried to squelch the argument before it got too long ;)
by RailBaronYarr
April 7th, 2017, 10:02 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Prospect Park - General Topics
Replies: 113
Views: 13829

Re: Prospect Park - General Topics

Yeah the language is pretty explicit that they're talking about a 12 story tower above a 50k sqft grocery on Block 4 - an MOU with Wall, not the RISE building under current construction.
by RailBaronYarr
April 7th, 2017, 7:56 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Prospect Park Senior Living (Malcom and 4th St SE)
Replies: 8
Views: 354

Re: Northeast (and Southeast) - General Topics

Even though this is steps from a light rail station, I think the surface lot is fine. You've got a daycare (which, realistically, will still have a good number of AM/PM dropoffs by car), the need for at-grade dropoffs for senior citizens, and guest parking. Balancing out the surface lot (all hidden ...
by RailBaronYarr
April 6th, 2017, 3:23 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Southside - General Topics
Replies: 746
Views: 80627

Re: Southside - General Topics

Not sure if this is the right thread for this, but it's east of 35W so... http://www.minneapolismn.gov/www/groups/public/@cped/documents/webcontent/wcmsp-196998.pdf 49 unit apartment building proposed for 2 lots currently single fam homes. 22 parking spaces. Decent mix of 2-3 bedroom units. I like h...
by RailBaronYarr
April 5th, 2017, 1:59 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: West Elm Hotel & Condos - 102-120 1st Street N
Replies: 78
Views: 4937

Re: United Properties / Four Seasons "Gateway" Project (Nicollet Hotel Block)

Ok. Off the top of my head... Forum members who are fundamentally skeptical of the need for regulating new uses in a historic district and/or the public benefit (relative to costs) historic districts generally provide: RailBaronYarr amiller92 fishmanpet (?) VAStationDude (?) mplsjaromir (?) others? ...
by RailBaronYarr
April 5th, 2017, 8:27 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Solving car congestion by not caring about cars?
Replies: 11
Views: 900

Re: Solving car congestion by not caring about cars?

Going to pile on, but I also did not feel there was much disruption after the first week or two when the 35W bridge collapsed. And I lived in Marcy Holmes and commuted to Chanhassen, so I definitely would have felt the ripples on any of the freeways west of the river. Because I was incredibly OCD ab...
by RailBaronYarr
April 3rd, 2017, 12:41 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: West Lake Station / Calhoun Village area - multimodal study, development, etc.
Replies: 63
Views: 6049

Re: West Lake Station / Calhoun Village area - multimodal study, development, etc.

My comment re: SWLRT was intended to mean that they could build a massive, 375-unit development with less parking, if SWLRT happens. They obviously could and will develop the site regardless of SWLRT, but I don't think they would build that many units in SWLRT's absence because they would have to d...

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