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by mister.shoes
October 8th, 2019, 8:36 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Future Cars: Electric and Autonomous Vehicles
Replies: 528
Views: 47696

Re: Future Cars: Electric and Autonomous Vehicles

Zero cars, period? Or zero individually-owned cars?
by mister.shoes
October 3rd, 2019, 9:06 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: RBC Gateway (Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 519'
Replies: 1983
Views: 244528

Re: RBC Gateway (Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 519'

Don't all the condo owners have full access to the Four Seasons amenities? So while it's a 20% decrease in hotel rooms, the increase in condos is from 22 to 36 is quite significant. Those residents will theoretically need the hotel staff year-round instead of at whatever occupancy rate a place like ...
by mister.shoes
August 29th, 2019, 8:58 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Ayd Mill Road
Replies: 122
Views: 12266

Re: Ayd Mill Road

I'm but one sparse user (it was more often when my now-wife lived in StP), but I think I've traveled the full length only a handful of times. Virtually every other trip has been between Grand and 35E.
by mister.shoes
August 19th, 2019, 11:40 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Wells Fargo Redevelopment - 801 Portland - 16 stories - 180'
Replies: 82
Views: 15383

Re: Wells Fargo Redevelopment - 801 Portland - 16 stories - 180'

Initially I hated the stripe, and while I still don't love it, photos like the one from bapster make me actually appreciate the bit of color it adds to the view.
by mister.shoes
August 16th, 2019, 7:46 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: City Club Apartments - 1000 Marquette Ave (Handicraft Building)
Replies: 375
Views: 49951

Re: City Club Apartments - 1000 Marquette Ave (Handicraft Building)

I didn't realize some of the units have all-season(?) balconies.
by mister.shoes
August 15th, 2019, 9:55 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Northstar Commuter Rail
Replies: 760
Views: 92835

Re: Northstar Commuter Rail

As the maker of the map, I 100% agree it’s fantasyland. That’s how I roll :-D
by mister.shoes
August 14th, 2019, 9:58 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Northstar Commuter Rail
Replies: 760
Views: 92835

Re: Northstar Commuter Rail

I hadn’t considered the East station for serving through routes because I didn’t think it would be close enough to downtown. But adjacent to TCF and the Green would work. Cool.
by mister.shoes
August 14th, 2019, 12:41 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Northstar Commuter Rail
Replies: 760
Views: 92835

Re: Northstar Commuter Rail

Getting Rid of the 394 ramps into downtown would be a nightmare for the ABC ramps. I assume you mean the 3rd/4th Street viaducts, not the 394 ramps, because I'm definitely not suggesting we do the latter. That said, C Ramp I can see (no pun intended) being affected, but I can't imagine too many com...
by mister.shoes
August 13th, 2019, 12:41 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Northstar Commuter Rail
Replies: 760
Views: 92835

Re: Northstar Commuter Rail

P.S. Since I wrote ^ that, I revised the idea a bit to fix the streets and rail at the west/north end. Angling 4th past 10th allowed me to connect Napco with 3rd and clean up the rail switches and curves. The Dropbox link is the same as above.
by mister.shoes
August 13th, 2019, 10:17 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Northstar Commuter Rail
Replies: 760
Views: 92835

Re: Northstar Commuter Rail

Lots more words below. FWIW, I'm not arguing, just trying to address your thoughtful concerns. I guess I was considering connectivity for Dan Patch and other "Commuter" rail options for the Minneapolis hub and leaving longer inter-city rail to SPUD. I also completely missed your planned connection a...
by mister.shoes
August 12th, 2019, 9:13 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Star Tribune
Replies: 233
Views: 17335

Re: Star Tribune

^ Same. mrs.shoes and I have been "planning on" subscribing for quite some time now but just haven't done it. $100/year would have been done already.
by mister.shoes
August 8th, 2019, 8:46 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Southdale Area Development - Edina
Replies: 733
Views: 91893

Re: Southdale Area Development - Edina

I guess that just illustrates how ridiculously narrow they used to be :D
by mister.shoes
August 2nd, 2019, 10:30 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Northstar Commuter Rail
Replies: 760
Views: 92835

Re: Northstar Commuter Rail

Excellent questions, all around. I tried to account for all your concerns ahead of time, but didn't explain any of the grade details in my original post. Is this new station at the elevation of the existing viaducts? That would mean moving trains from a trench moving up to elevated platforms and tha...
by mister.shoes
August 2nd, 2019, 9:35 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Northstar Commuter Rail
Replies: 760
Views: 92835

Re: Northstar Commuter Rail

The primary advantage of this is eliminating the need to back out of a station and allowing for through-running west/north <--> east/south. While I didn't show it explicitly, I'd like to think plenty of development could be done above any sort of station which replaces the viaducts. But you're absol...
by mister.shoes
August 1st, 2019, 4:09 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Northstar Commuter Rail
Replies: 760
Views: 92835

Re: Northstar Commuter Rail

Here's my previous North Loop redo updated to take into account a rail station in the ROW of the removed viaducts. Unfortunately, it starts from the same base map as the previous version, which I did in 2013. I added Dock Street Flats, T3, and the new Hines North Loop Green proposal, but development...
by mister.shoes
August 1st, 2019, 11:40 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: City Center
Replies: 384
Views: 53167

Re: City Center

Maaaaaybe, if they do the facade remodel in chunks, it'll end up looking less monolithic?
by mister.shoes
July 31st, 2019, 12:04 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: RBC Gateway (Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 519'
Replies: 1983
Views: 244528

Re: Gateway Tower (RBC/Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 503'

"Excavate bedrock? You can do that?"
—Opus, probably.
by mister.shoes
July 18th, 2019, 11:29 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Northstar Commuter Rail
Replies: 760
Views: 92835

Re: Northstar Commuter Rail

Start with this: Here's an idea I came up with maybe a decade ago. https://drive.google.com/open?id=1IHFzzeD0FDr4J5gNsCjf6zW1Bi0&usp=sharing Tear down the viaducts and run the tracks down that corridor instead of between 5th and 7th. There should be enough room for one or two long platforms. Then, t...
by mister.shoes
July 17th, 2019, 12:55 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: North Loop Green - Hines - 350 N 5th St(?) - 35 stories / 393'
Replies: 70
Views: 10167

Re: North Loop Green - Hines - 350 N 5th St(?) - 36 stories / ~400'(?)

Furthermore, we'd want any _really_ intense transit hub-ness to be underground. Let's work on on the densification that makes a transit hub necessary rather than setting aside phenomenally valuable land for it maybe someday sorta happening.

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