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by editcostarica
May 9th, 2016, 3:00 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Buses vs Rail and Cars vs Transit
Replies: 80
Views: 7928

Re: Downtown Parking

The Victory Ramp in downtown St Paul is a good example of a mixed-use ramp. From south to north, there's a little bodega, ramp entrance, small print shop, ramp exit, and a restaurant. It's the only ramp around that I find doesn't completely suck the life out of the block.
by editcostarica
April 5th, 2016, 1:18 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Saint Paul - General Topics
Replies: 554
Views: 116930

Re: Saint Paul - General Topics

St Paul's population peaked in 1960 when it had 313,411 residents; the low point was 1980, when the number dipped to 270,230. I bet much of that dip was smaller household sizes after children grew out of the house. I think you're right. Average household size in 1960 was almost 3.5 people; today it...
by editcostarica
April 2nd, 2016, 10:10 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Saint Paul - General Topics
Replies: 554
Views: 116930

Re: Saint Paul - General Topics

St Paul's population peaked in 1960 when it had 313,411 residents; the low point was 1980, when the number dipped to 270,230.
by editcostarica
April 2nd, 2016, 10:06 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News
Replies: 1537
Views: 164492

Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

twincitizen wrote:Dunn Bros on Lake & Bryant is dunn...and is apparently now "Carley Coffee" https://www.facebook.com/Carley-Coffee- ... cation=ufi
Sounds like this one's a Dunn deal.
by editcostarica
March 17th, 2016, 12:17 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: East of Pascal, West of Lexington, north of I-94
Replies: 20
Views: 2469

Re: East of Pascal, West of Lexington, north of I-94

Qhaberl wrote:I haven't been by there lately. What is that land currently being used for? From what I can remember, nothing.
Ostensibly it's used for parking as they are paved, marked lots. But in my five years in Frogtown, I've never seen Target's parking overflow all the way to University.
by editcostarica
February 2nd, 2016, 4:08 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Rana Village - 2900 Pleasant Ave
Replies: 28
Views: 5263

Re: Rana Village - 2900 Pleasant Ave

Beautiful Frog Wound Village it is.
by editcostarica
February 2nd, 2016, 11:43 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Rana Village - 2900 Pleasant Ave
Replies: 28
Views: 5263

Re: Rana Village - 2900 Pleasant Ave

I can't get past the name: "rana" in Spanish is "frog," so this sounds like Frogtown to me.
by editcostarica
August 27th, 2014, 2:09 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Green Line LRT
Replies: 1283
Views: 7441

Re: Green Line (Central Corridor LRT)

I'm just going to eat somewhere around the stadium village. Got off at Victoria and got yelled at by a group saying "eh white boy go back to linden hills." While I hope this is not the case, I highly doubt that anyone around University and Victoria would urge you to return to Linden Hills. I'm of S...
by editcostarica
July 2nd, 2013, 3:15 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Ford Plant Redevelopment [archive - locked]
Replies: 124
Views: 33794

Re: Ford Twin Cities Assembly Plant site

Talinsday, I think you're right. Still, the dreamer in me wishes the City would withhold a couple of blocks with lot-size limits to allow for a unique, modern infill akin to the great commercial strips of old. Can you imagine a three-block stretch with four to eight small-scale buildings on either s...
by editcostarica
May 17th, 2013, 5:01 pm
Forum: Photography
Topic: Density
Replies: 2
Views: 2587

Re: Density

Those are great pics that artistically illustrate life amid 67,000 souls per square mile.
by editcostarica
February 26th, 2013, 2:01 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown (and LynLake) Development & General Topics
Replies: 1069
Views: 146818

Re: Uptown Projects Map

I know what you mean, min-chi-cbus. Anything that disrupts the status quo garners a flurry of worried questions from the local culture, and the press report more on the man-on-the-street level, and less with the bigger picture in mind.
by editcostarica
February 20th, 2013, 11:48 pm
Forum: Cities Around the World
Topic: Chicago
Replies: 152
Views: 15600

Re: Chicago: Wicker Park

Some nice shots there!
by editcostarica
January 14th, 2013, 11:35 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: MPS Headquarters - (1250 West Broadway)
Replies: 41
Views: 4699

Re: MPS Headquarters - (1250 West Broadway)

At the same time the housing stock is very good. Compared to NE and south you get a quality home with the historic detailing intact. Demographics are shifting and perhaps the crime and business environment will improve. It's going to be slow going. Exactly! I've cleaned out many foreclosed homes in...
by editcostarica
December 17th, 2012, 10:51 am
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: Block E (archive)
Replies: 351
Views: 42746

Re: Block E

Yes, fotoapparatic, call signs east of the Mississippi begin with "W", and those west all start with "K."
by editcostarica
December 4th, 2012, 12:27 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Episcopal Homes - (1890 University Avenue)
Replies: 33
Views: 10642

Re: 1890 University Ave (former Porky's site)

This looks like it might stymie activity directly in front of the platform.
by editcostarica
December 3rd, 2012, 2:15 pm
Forum: Photography
Topic: Foreclosure Photography
Replies: 0
Views: 2651

Foreclosure Photography

What lies inside the homes that line our streets is a fascinating, telling commentary on the state of our cities and towns - and on Americans' lives. I work cleaning out foreclosed homes, and what we leave behind tells a lot about who we are. Here's a sampling of unstaged images from homes I've clea...
by editcostarica
October 12th, 2012, 4:43 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Island Station
Replies: 17
Views: 4411

Re: Island Station

I think it would be useful to look to the Tate Modern for inspiration in this case.
by editcostarica
October 3rd, 2012, 5:26 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Culver's (1491 University Avenue)
Replies: 19
Views: 4077

Re: Culver's (1491 University Avenue)

A fifty-car parking lot? That is precisely what I did not want to see along University. I'm saddened by this news.

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