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by mister.shoes
March 9th, 2020, 3:26 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Suburbs - General Topics
Replies: 1033
Views: 136726

Re: Suburbs - General Topics

I dunno. It could really use a drive-in theater.
by mister.shoes
February 13th, 2020, 5:03 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)
Replies: 1066
Views: 126753

Re: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)

I'd be curious to see if the pushback actually is greater now than it was however long ago the original alignments were being debated/chosen. The Green Line has proven wildly successful and the combination of having both Green and Blue is starting to open eyes to the benefits of a proper rail system...
by mister.shoes
January 15th, 2020, 10:32 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Riverfront - Mill Ruins Park - Waterworks
Replies: 227
Views: 29963

Re: Downtown Riverfront - Mill Ruins Park - Waterworks

You are suggesting removing the functioning hydroelectric station that is on the National Register of Historic Places? Not necessarily, no. Just the concrete apron and other in-the-water structures. Maybe. The hydroelectric station requires the vertical water drop the damn/artificial falls provides...
by mister.shoes
January 14th, 2020, 10:38 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Riverfront - Mill Ruins Park - Waterworks
Replies: 227
Views: 29963

Re: Downtown Riverfront - Mill Ruins Park - Waterworks

Tear out all the infrastructure in the water and let it go natural. This is just dumb. A real waterfall transitioning to rapids in the middle of the metro is 1000x more interesting than a walkway around a shitty concrete apron. You are suggesting removing the functioning hydroelectric station that ...
by mister.shoes
January 13th, 2020, 11:36 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Riverfront - Mill Ruins Park - Waterworks
Replies: 227
Views: 29963

Re: Downtown Riverfront - Mill Ruins Park - Waterworks

Tear out all the infrastructure in the water and let it go natural. This is just dumb. A real waterfall transitioning to rapids in the middle of the metro is 1000x more interesting than a walkway around a shitty concrete apron.
by mister.shoes
October 8th, 2019, 8:36 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Future Cars: Electric and Autonomous Vehicles
Replies: 529
Views: 52139

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: 1995
Views: 262007

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: 140
Views: 20194

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: 83
Views: 21337

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: 382
Views: 55085

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: 763
Views: 103438

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: 763
Views: 103438

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: 763
Views: 103438

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: 763
Views: 103438

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: 763
Views: 103438

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: 23061

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: 749
Views: 106195

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: 763
Views: 103438

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: 763
Views: 103438

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...

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