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by blobs
January 6th, 2017, 1:37 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: 50th & France - Edina/Minneapolis
Replies: 112
Views: 12500

Re: 50th & France - Edina/Minneapolis

I kinda like those parking ramps for some reason.
by blobs
March 16th, 2016, 9:03 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Southdale Area Development - Edina
Replies: 733
Views: 91010

Re: Southdale Area Development - Edina

This is amazing. I'm blown away by how quickly this area is transforming. It almost feels like a downtown area now.
by blobs
February 18th, 2016, 2:21 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Interstate 494
Replies: 100
Views: 11553

Re: Interstate 494

Yup, Lyndale gets tons of traffic whenever 35W is out. I for one would LOVE to have real time pricing everywhere, and I am willing to bet most people would be in favor of it. I read an article some time ago that showed across all levels wealth and income, people simply do not have time to sit and wa...
by blobs
February 16th, 2016, 1:15 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Interstate 494
Replies: 100
Views: 11553

Re: Interstate 494

Why is there so much congestion on 494 and 62 in the first place?
by blobs
February 10th, 2016, 3:40 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Minnetonka Area – General Topics
Replies: 160
Views: 20099

Re: Minnetonka Area – General Topics

I don't understand the appeal of suburban condos/townhomes. The idea seems to me to trade less space for greater amenities within walking/taxiing distance when purchasing a condo vs. a standalone house. But in the suburbs you just end up with less space. :?: :?:
by blobs
February 10th, 2016, 10:32 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Richfield - General Topics - 66th Street
Replies: 199
Views: 22549

Re: 66th Street - Richfield

Good point, mattaudio. I would like to see the things you suggested implemented.

66th and Penn is a good example of a bad place. It just doesn't work. Compare with 50th and Penn.
by blobs
February 5th, 2016, 10:45 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Suburbs - General Topics
Replies: 1027
Views: 115071

Re: Suburbs - General Topics

I recently made the mistake of going to the Richfield one, but OCB Roseville used to be pretty good.
by blobs
February 3rd, 2016, 12:35 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: 77th/76th Street Corridor - Richfield / Edina
Replies: 211
Views: 20986

Re: 77th/76th Corridor - Richfield / Edina

Stone countertops are a big differentiator for a lot of people, it sounds kinda silly but it kinda makes sense. Apartments inside really aren't that different from one another and a stone countertop can be a huge differentiator for a lot of people.
by blobs
January 26th, 2016, 2:10 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News
Replies: 1533
Views: 160147

Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

Calhoun Square should be 'dozed
by blobs
January 20th, 2016, 12:56 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists
Replies: 311
Views: 27948

Re: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists

I like that Lake Elmo is rural and think there are so many closer in suburbs that should become better urbanized and don't think Lake Elmo needs to at all. I think we need better rural AND urban spaces, and the problem is just the default mode of suburbanization means those seeking good urban or goo...
by blobs
January 19th, 2016, 10:56 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Apartment Hunting General Discussion
Replies: 196
Views: 13856

Re: Apartment Hunting General Discussion

How...how are folks affording these rents?
by blobs
October 5th, 2015, 4:21 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: 77th/76th Street Corridor - Richfield / Edina
Replies: 211
Views: 20986

Re: 77th/76th Corridor - Richfield / Edina

Personal anecdote: I felt most safe bicycling in Minneapolis, and slightly less in Richfield. But in Bloomington, it is the worst. I often have seen motorists visibly FREAK OUT and have NO IDEA what to do with a cyclist around. I am talking full panic stricken looks on their faces. I have seen drive...
by blobs
September 23rd, 2015, 1:02 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Suburbs - General Topics
Replies: 1027
Views: 115071

Re: Suburbs - General Topics

VAStationDude wrote:Downtown Lakeville to the Valvoline at Lyndale and 58th is 21 minutes without traffic according to Google maps.
I can confirm this firsthand ;)
by blobs
July 14th, 2015, 2:35 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Bland low-density commercial - 5108 Edina Industrial
Replies: 21
Views: 2277

Re: Bland low-density commercial - 5108 Edina Industrial

I used to be ok with drive thrus but seeing them at lyndale/66th...they are arse ugly. No longer a fan but I still use them (hypocrite!)

sdho makes a good point about them devaluing adjacent residential through air/light/sound pollution

/edit: those 1 way ones looks nice, though.
by blobs
July 14th, 2015, 8:53 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Richfield - General Topics - 66th Street
Replies: 199
Views: 22549

Re: 66th Street - Richfield

Richfield is cleanin' up nice! Now they need to do finish the 4-3 conversions and add trees and bulldoze the hub and nasty' rainbow.
by blobs
July 10th, 2015, 2:15 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Bland low-density commercial - 5108 Edina Industrial
Replies: 21
Views: 2277

Re: Bland low-density commercial - 5108 Edina Industrial

with turn lanes 84th has more lanes than 494. cars go 40+mph and it's uncomfortable to walk near at rush hour or really any time of day. no tree shade. and drivers stop in the crosswalk, are generally in a hurry and drive aggressively.
by blobs
July 10th, 2015, 11:28 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Bland low-density commercial - 5108 Edina Industrial
Replies: 21
Views: 2277

Re: Bland low-density commercial - 5108 Edina Industrial

Bleh. I work near this sad area. The Normandale area from car almost looks deceivingly walkable, but it's really not, since it's built at automobile scale. Every dump strip mall nearby you have to get to by car. I see people walking on the strip mall lawns sometimes, and they look miserable. And 84t...
by blobs
June 23rd, 2015, 11:16 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Suburbs - General Topics
Replies: 1027
Views: 115071

Re: Suburbs - General Topics

"That neighbor from three doors down has bitched again about your snowmobile trailer parked on the street. Everything is no less than 20 minutes away."

This.
by blobs
June 18th, 2015, 3:44 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Suburbs - General Topics
Replies: 1027
Views: 115071

Re: Suburbs - General Topics

http://www.citypages.com/news/do-you-live-in-one-of-the-twin-cities-most-polluted-neighborhoods-7406652 "The area by Knollwood Mall registers high in three categories — ozone levels, crap in the air, and harmful chemical releases — making it one of the Twin Cities' most polluted neighborhoods, acco...

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