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by billhelm
October 11th, 2018, 1:45 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Mall of America - Bloomington
Replies: 939
Views: 119608

Re: Mall of America - Bloomington

they've installed some kind of sensors in the ceilings of the parking garages which will probably detect openings. I've parked in other facilities with these and they're quite nice and efficient.
by billhelm
October 10th, 2018, 2:58 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Hopkins - General Topics
Replies: 216
Views: 25859

Re: Hopkins - General Topics

With the exception of a food service restaurant and fitness center, Buidling B (the center building) at Excelsior crossings has been vacant for a while.
by billhelm
October 10th, 2018, 2:54 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Richfield - General Topics - 66th Street
Replies: 183
Views: 19842

Re: Richfield - General Topics - 66th Street

Very nice. that parking lot is significantly larger than it needs to be.
by billhelm
September 28th, 2018, 8:13 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: D Line - Chicago-Fremont/Emerson Rapid Bus
Replies: 138
Views: 12129

Re: D Line - Chicago-Fremont/Emerson Rapid Bus

This is great. Pretty much supports my theory that a few vocal opposers are drowning out the overwhelming support online. Everybody I've had conversations with in the neighborhood supports it.
by billhelm
August 29th, 2018, 10:04 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: D Line - Chicago-Fremont/Emerson Rapid Bus
Replies: 138
Views: 12129

Re: D Line - Chicago-Fremont/Emerson Rapid Bus

It's just such a head scratcher. I would think that forward thinking businesses would value the increased service, and it makes me question if I want to patronize them (I've already stopped going to Turtle Bread).
by billhelm
August 29th, 2018, 9:51 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: D Line - Chicago-Fremont/Emerson Rapid Bus
Replies: 138
Views: 12129

Re: D Line - Chicago-Fremont/Emerson Rapid Bus

according to one of the building owners on NextDoor, "every single building owner" in the node is against it. While I highly doubt this is true, they are whipping up a bunch of scare tactics like "remember when there was a gun shop here?" or "remember when things were boarded up", as if adding two B...
by billhelm
August 11th, 2018, 12:17 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Southside - General Topics
Replies: 899
Views: 113310

Re: Southside - General Topics

I appreciate they kept some of what made the sunrise charming while adding a food menu and craft beer. I don't think they're aiming at Sunrise's previous clientele...
by billhelm
July 17th, 2018, 10:48 am
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan
Replies: 139
Views: 11510

Re: Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan

I've muted all of it on Nextdoor at this point. The same half dozen people repeating the same same ill informed fear mongering talking points over and over. Ire over our council member who was easily voted in. Yes, well, Nextdoor = "The same half dozen people repeating the same same ill informed fe...
by billhelm
July 16th, 2018, 9:56 am
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan
Replies: 139
Views: 11510

Re: Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan

My attitude towards homeownership is the same as yours, having experienced the same thing. That said, some of the opposition I've seen has been from younger, more recent homeowners too. I suspect there are a number of people out there who had to really stretch to buy their homes, and are now very w...
by billhelm
July 16th, 2018, 8:16 am
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan
Replies: 139
Views: 11510

Re: Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan

I've muted all of it on Nextdoor at this point. The same half dozen people repeating the same same ill informed fear mongering talking points over and over. Ire over our council member who was easily voted in. (we'll vote him out next time!) Great, it's your right, just realize there may be fewer pe...
by billhelm
July 13th, 2018, 1:39 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bike Share
Replies: 259
Views: 26726

Re: Bike Share

Yeah, Bird has people out collecting these every night and returning them to "nests" which currently seem to be only in/near downtown Minneapolis.
by billhelm
June 26th, 2018, 11:37 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: OX-OP Gallery and Residences.
Replies: 44
Views: 5260

Re: OX-OP Gallery and Residences.

https://www.facebook.com/grumpysdt/post ... 9778718919

Grumpy's announced that they will close in the fall and gave some reasons why.
by billhelm
May 30th, 2018, 7:01 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: D Line - Chicago-Fremont/Emerson Rapid Bus
Replies: 138
Views: 12129

Re: D Line - Chicago-Fremont/Emerson Rapid Bus

Most unfortunate. Not a frequent customer of Turtle but now even less so. You'd think they'd want more transit options, but they clearly view their customers as walkers and drivers from the immediate area.
by billhelm
May 24th, 2018, 11:38 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Boulevard trees
Replies: 23
Views: 2640

Re: Boulevard trees

I found this recent email blast from the Minneapolis Parks and Rec really interesting regarding boulevard trees. https://content.govdelivery.com/account ... ns/1ef7ef6
by billhelm
April 23rd, 2018, 3:35 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News and Current Happenings
Replies: 2131
Views: 194523

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

Inducing more cars with the third lane during off peak is an unfortunate side effect.

I'm just bracing for multiple years of the car sewer mess this is going to create on local streets.
by billhelm
April 19th, 2018, 8:48 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News and Current Happenings
Replies: 2131
Views: 194523

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

I rode on one on a 133 inbound to downtown in January. They're definitely a few floating around.
by billhelm
March 20th, 2018, 7:12 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Southside - General Topics
Replies: 899
Views: 113310

Re: Southside - General Topics

The south Minneapolis campus is employees in the mortgage division. Pre-campus many years ago most were downtown or at a site across from the Mall of America. The downtown location is just about everything else back office they have in town, they also still have some space in the Wells Fargo Tower. ...
by billhelm
February 15th, 2018, 12:26 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Southside - General Topics
Replies: 899
Views: 113310

Re: Southside - General Topics

http://www.citypages.com/restaurants/pepitos-parkway-theater-buildings-purchased-burrito-mercado-taking-over-restaurant-space/474122593 The purchaser of the Pepitos and Parkway Theater spaces has been revealed as well as El Burrito Mercado setting up their second location. The theater is not going t...
by billhelm
January 31st, 2018, 11:18 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Orange Line (35W BRT) & Lake St Transit Access Project
Replies: 758
Views: 79133

Re: Orange Line (35W BRT) & Lake St Transit Access Project

The 5 may be a half hour on paper but in my experience never was at rush hour times (as long as an hour, as short as 35-40 minutes). I did start taking the 14 in the fall when 35W was a mess. In "normal" times, the 133 was at least 10-15 minutes faster than the local routes. It adds up. The D line m...
by billhelm
January 31st, 2018, 8:54 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Orange Line (35W BRT) & Lake St Transit Access Project
Replies: 758
Views: 79133

Re: Orange Line (35W BRT) & Lake St Transit Access Project

For a regular rider of the 156 express, the disruption leaving downtown this last week has been a scary preview of the next 4 years once stage 2 starts and access to downtown via 65 will be closed. The re-routing of buses to Park into downtown and Portland out of downtown will render the express ro...

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