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by RailBaronYarr
August 18th, 2017, 7:49 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Sons of Norway block redevelopment - 1455 Lake St W
Replies: 11
Views: 801

Re: Sons of Norway block redevelopment - 1455 Lake St W

Really gotta believe Wells Fargo is willing to part with those two parcels for the right price. Their new building across Humboldt is so over-parked, it's not like they need the overflow.
by RailBaronYarr
August 18th, 2017, 9:53 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Calhoun Square
Replies: 268
Views: 37898

Re: Calhoun Square

Okay so this is my first time using some 3D modeling software so go easy on me.

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by RailBaronYarr
August 9th, 2017, 9:35 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Fantasy maps
Replies: 118
Views: 12514

Re: Fantasy maps

Yeah, the upshot for Lyndale is to be a safer street that people can actually cross and bike on, with all sorts of potential for some transit priority. The county could look at the street, even under their own broad goals of moving people across the county, with a multimodal lens and see that a 3-la...
by RailBaronYarr
August 9th, 2017, 9:12 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Planned Parenthood - New Uptown Clinic (1210 Lagoon Ave)
Replies: 17
Views: 921

Re: Planned Parenthood - New Uptown Clinic (1210 Lagoon Ave)

I think it was discussed a long time ago, but another wrinkle in the redevelopment of this particular lot, even for PP, is that they don't own the parking lot along Lagoon, only the land under the building and back parking (right? county records show a different owner). I hope that whatever they're ...
by RailBaronYarr
August 8th, 2017, 12:36 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Fantasy maps
Replies: 118
Views: 12514

Re: Fantasy maps

What if instead of worrying first about where cars will go, we designed the streets to work best for peds/bikes/transit and then let people in SOVs who aren't using the freeways (ie, people going to/from downtown or nearby destinations) switch modes or departure times, and people who ARE using the f...
by RailBaronYarr
August 4th, 2017, 9:31 am
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Minnesota Governor Election 2018
Replies: 179
Views: 6817

Re: Minnesota Governor Election 2018

I see messaging and engagement with elected officials of small communities that is about improving the economy with durable, good-paying jobs while respecting the (local and global) environment ( here's an example! ). Forgive me, but that report has a lot of text so I just scanned it. I saw nothing...
by RailBaronYarr
August 3rd, 2017, 3:22 pm
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Minnesota Governor Election 2018
Replies: 179
Views: 6817

Re: Minnesota Governor Election 2018

This right here is key. Growing up in northern Minnesota with a lot of connections to the Iron Range, it was really just watching the very slow death of a region (which, of course, has been going on for some time). A lot of the attitude from metro DFL is, "Suck it up, buttercup, you're destroying t...
by RailBaronYarr
July 28th, 2017, 8:50 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Stillwater Development News
Replies: 9
Views: 877

Re: Stillwater Development News

The article didn't say, it only referred to the proposal as a "new" hospital. Though this section leads me to believe this is in addition to the existing hospital: Turnblad said the project has the potential to become an “east metro trauma center or regional health facility” serving Washington Count...
by RailBaronYarr
July 27th, 2017, 8:31 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: North Loop Neighborhood
Replies: 918
Views: 130189

Re: North Loop Neighborhood

^Which also puts a hole in the claim that historic preservation of the North Loop as a whole is what made it valuable enough to spur redevelopment. People are paying for proximity (jobs, transit, cultural stuff downtown, regional centrality, the river, etc) and current or hoped-for local shopping/di...
by RailBaronYarr
July 21st, 2017, 2:36 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Washington Avenue (reconstruction, restriping, etc.)
Replies: 249
Views: 45007

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: 6290

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: 175
Views: 8739

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: 175
Views: 8739

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: 428

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: 175
Views: 23097

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: 1377

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: 7818

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: 29450

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: 11905

Re: Video Games

by RailBaronYarr
July 6th, 2017, 3:20 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: South St. Paul and West St. Paul
Replies: 23
Views: 2138

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........

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