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by min-chi-cbus
June 11th, 2018, 7:27 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Dismantling Downtown Freeways
Replies: 174
Views: 22054

Re: Dismantling Downtown Freeways

Those fantasy maps are great, but one thing I think they miss is the length off ramps require to be safe. The very lowest threshold in the city is from 35W to 4th st and University ave. Those ramps are so short, cars come screaming off the freeway and need to slam on the brakes. Super unsafe for al...
by min-chi-cbus
May 22nd, 2018, 8:32 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Northside - General Topics
Replies: 270
Views: 43557

Re: Northside - General Topics

That is just awesome! I knew Devean George was heavily involved in redeveloping NoMi but Kevin Garnett's addition is a pleasant surprise to me. I love KG!
by min-chi-cbus
May 21st, 2018, 9:11 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Latest Census Estimates and Met Council Projections
Replies: 172
Views: 14031

Re: Latest Census Estimates and Met Council Projections

Pretty cool....definitely hoping that some places like SLP, Edina, Minneapolis, St. Paul, Richfield, etc. are a bit under-counted. I've probably said it here before and I'll say it again now, but I'd love to see our metro grow closer to 15% decennially and we're still hovering around 10%-11%. Perhap...
by min-chi-cbus
May 2nd, 2018, 8:58 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Grandview District - Edina
Replies: 85
Views: 9877

Re: Grandview District - Edina

I'd be thrilled to get a lid anywhere. I don't think this is the best place for it in the whole area, but it would be great to get projects like this happening somewhere to prove they can work around here. So I'll take Edina's being first if we have to. I don't understand it unless the land values ...
by min-chi-cbus
April 17th, 2018, 11:27 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: St. Louis Park - General Topics
Replies: 431
Views: 43450

Re: St. Louis Park - General Topics

Thanks! Seeing the latest aerial makes me wonder just how much longer the Burlington/Micro Center site just off of 36th street and Hwy. 100 can hold out before being sold for redevelopment (assuming that is part of the small area plan for this part of SLP). Same goes for the Discoveries for Children...
by min-chi-cbus
April 17th, 2018, 11:08 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Suburban Malls and Associated Retail News
Replies: 155
Views: 19037

Re: Suburban Malls and Associated Retail News

That's going to leave Northtown with only a Best Buy and a Burlington Coat Factory as anchors. Leaves Macy's as the only anchor at Southdale too. FWIW, the current locations are: Midway St. Paul Rosedale - previously announced closure Southdale Northtown Southtown - previously announced closure Sti...
by min-chi-cbus
April 17th, 2018, 10:57 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: St. Louis Park - General Topics
Replies: 431
Views: 43450

Re: St. Louis Park - General Topics

Here’s a 1971 aerial that has the Excelsior-100 bridge now completed (36th was yet to come many years later.) https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180417/4a6d0f8b233e23840bf1a0696bb38d3a.jpg Byerly’s and Target are in a former gravel pit! St. Louis Park is on top of huge deposits of aggregate, there ...
by min-chi-cbus
April 17th, 2018, 10:45 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: St. Louis Park - General Topics
Replies: 431
Views: 43450

Re: St. Louis Park - General Topics

I hope this doesn’t turn into a medical complex ghetto, with no other uses. Did Wooddale used to continue across into what is now the parking lot, continuing to Target & Byerly’s? I assume Byerly’s will be redeveloped at some point, as the parking lot is virtually always empty. I HATE that intersec...
by min-chi-cbus
April 17th, 2018, 10:40 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: St. Louis Park - General Topics
Replies: 431
Views: 43450

Re: St. Louis Park - General Topics

Nick wrote:
April 17th, 2018, 9:06 am
You could do offices I suppose, but if I remember correctly this site is pretty badly contaminated and not suited for residential.
Dumb question: why would that prohibit offices but allow for retail? If anything I'd expect it to prohibit residential first and foremost.
by min-chi-cbus
April 17th, 2018, 10:39 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: St. Louis Park - General Topics
Replies: 431
Views: 43450

Re: St. Louis Park - General Topics

The city invested a lot of time and resources planning replacing the old strip that was here, redesigning the unfortunate Wooddale-Excelsior-100 intersection into the current alignment so that the McDonalds-Boston Market-Theater-ex Granite City could fit for maximum restaurant and retail parking. I...
by min-chi-cbus
April 17th, 2018, 10:21 am
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis Density and Population Growth (500k, etc)
Replies: 228
Views: 29703

Re: Minneapolis Density and Population Growth (500k, etc)

My wife's parents were in town over the weekend from Cleveland (you'd be surprised how much complaining we heard about the weather, ironically) and they decided to stay at the Double Tree Hotel near the West End in St. Louis Park -- originally for two key reasons: 1. close proximity to where we live...
by min-chi-cbus
March 26th, 2018, 5:54 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: University of Minnesota - General Topics & Development Map
Replies: 530
Views: 66269

Re: University of Minnesota - General Topics & Development Map

Maybe because of their utilitarian nature? Maybe the uses inside highly dictate how the building looks (or more than we might think)? Not sure though, just a guess.
by min-chi-cbus
March 23rd, 2018, 9:40 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market
Replies: 934
Views: 125942

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market

Kroger was interested in an acquisition of Shipt before Target bought it, and these discussions are rumored to be related to an ecommerce-related strategic partnership, rather than a merger. An acquisition is even less likely - the two companies have strong brands, but they don't overlap. Kroger is...
by min-chi-cbus
March 22nd, 2018, 6:50 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Making my own drawings
Replies: 5
Views: 321

Re: Making my own drawings

I had a whole write up on Sketchup before I saw you had some trouble with it. Biggest thing to remember is that the units are typically in inches, So to build a box, type in 5', 6' and hit enter. You have a box now you can push or pull. There's not a lot of good free software out there today but fr...
by min-chi-cbus
March 20th, 2018, 11:28 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Autonomous vehicles impact on real estate
Replies: 47
Views: 1422

Re: Autonomous vehicles impact on real estate

Well, I think the most interesting aspect of all of this is that Political leaders are considering letting these future AV companies (Google, Uber, etc.) include some kind of disclosure that prohibits any potential accident victims from filing a lawsuit against the companies at fault. They'd be allo...
by min-chi-cbus
March 19th, 2018, 9:43 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Apartment Construction Boom (2011-??)
Replies: 332
Views: 34931

Re: Apartment Construction Boom (2011-??)

I’m not worried.....yet.
by min-chi-cbus
March 18th, 2018, 8:56 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: What wrong with our parks?
Replies: 22
Views: 1207

Re: What wrong with our parks?

Minnehaha Falls Park is probably my favorite Minneapolis park. The addition of Sea Salt and subsequent pavilion renovation a couple years ago really polished up this place nicely. It feels like a European park to me. Not to mention Longfellow Gardens right next to it. I agree with Karen and also th...
by min-chi-cbus
March 18th, 2018, 8:54 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: What wrong with our parks?
Replies: 22
Views: 1207

Re: What wrong with our parks?

Plastic slides are a great way to scare kids with shocks. So....go back to metal (burns) or wood (splinters) then? What do you suggest? I don’t disagree with you per se, but playgrounds are plastic for a reason. Sometimes THE most fun and engaging playground is one made with natural elements, like ...
by min-chi-cbus
March 14th, 2018, 9:47 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Rice Creek Commons (TCAAP site) - Arden Hills
Replies: 75
Views: 11087

Re: Rice Creek Commons (TCAAP site) - Arden Hills

Maybe those babies are funding future phases through a child tax levy....hence, the 18-year build-out?

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