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by kbee
February 18th, 2017, 1:29 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Counties Transit Improvement Board (CTIB)
Replies: 155
Views: 14272

Re: Counties Transit Improvement Board (CTIB)

If you want to cast blame, cast it towards those who decided aBRT isn't a transitway.
That would be CTIB...
by kbee
December 22nd, 2015, 12:45 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Gold Line BRT (Gateway Corridor)
Replies: 392
Views: 56689

Re: Gold Line (Gateway Corridor BRT)

This project is being led by Washington and Ramsey counties, not Metro Transit.
by kbee
June 23rd, 2014, 9:53 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Green Line LRT
Replies: 1281
Views: 6145

Re: Green Line (Central Corridor LRT)

Metro Transit needs to hear about this everyday until it's fixed. You're right that somebody should hear about this everyday until it's fixed, but I think it would be more effective if everyone contacted the cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul and Hennepin and Ramsey counties - particularly St. Paul...
by kbee
March 12th, 2014, 11:38 am
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Southwest Minneapolis Teardown Moratorium
Replies: 51
Views: 5933

Re: Southwest Minneapolis Teardown Moratorium

And if I had recently purchased a home in the neighborhood with plans to teardown and rebuild (completely within the limits of existing ordinance) and was told: Surprise! You've got to wait a year, I would be very upset as well. If the intent really is to have a one-year moratorium I would call that...
by kbee
March 12th, 2014, 11:33 am
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Southwest Minneapolis Teardown Moratorium
Replies: 51
Views: 5933

Re: Southwest Minneapolis Teardown Moratorium

She tried to bring bar owners and neighbors together to figure out a solution to the noise problem. It was a key issue to some of her constituents. Bar owners didn't care much and ignored complaints. She introduced a "surprise ordinance" and it brought everyone to the table to hash out a solution. ...
by kbee
February 25th, 2014, 12:12 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Southside - General Topics
Replies: 945
Views: 126101

Re: Southside - General Topics

From the Strib article: Additionally, the judge recommended the city move a bus stop outside the bar, which owner Rick Nelson has long blamed for attracting much of the crime. What a BS double standard. I'm not surprised that the owner is blaming his problems on a bus stop but it is disheartening to...
by kbee
January 23rd, 2014, 9:10 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Motiv Apartments - 2320 Colfax Avenue S
Replies: 846
Views: 82880

Re: 2316-2320 Colfax Apartments

aaannnd we're back: http://www.southwestjournal.com/news/news/colfax-apartment-proposal-is-back From the article: Property owner Michael Crow said that despite the project's publicity, and despite promises from advocates to help restore or sell the building, he hasn't heard a word from them in month...
by kbee
January 15th, 2014, 1:59 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: A Line - Arterial Rapid Bus
Replies: 477
Views: 53207

Re: Snelling BRT/enhanced bus

The Governor's bonding recommendations include $10 million for Snelling BRT (A Line), which is enough to fully fund the project. This is some very good news in a bonding proposal that is otherwise pretty lame on transit (it also included $7 million to continue work on the Lake St Orange Line Station...
by kbee
January 15th, 2013, 11:55 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: B Line Lake St Rapid Bus, Midtown Rail Transit
Replies: 530
Views: 48127

Re: Midtown Corridor

Metro Transit is hosting a pair of Midtown AA Open Houses on January 28th and 29th. The purpose is to introduce the project and allow for public comment on the purpose and need of the project. The dates/locations are as follows: Monday, January 28th 6-8pm Colin Powell Center, 3rd Floor 2924 4th Aven...
by kbee
December 19th, 2012, 1:59 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Metropolitan Council
Replies: 18
Views: 2225

Re: Metropolitan Council

Another major problem with a CTIB-like structure is the elected officials that make up the board are only responsive to their respective constituencies. The members of CTIB are charged with making regional decisions while really only representing their counties. Thus we end up with each member tryin...
by kbee
December 10th, 2012, 10:54 pm
Forum: 2013 Minneapolis Municipal Election
Topic: 2013 Minneapolis Municipal Election
Replies: 219
Views: 18666

Re: 2013 Minneapolis Municipal Elections

Looks like the ward 10 race is getting even more crowded: http://southwestjournal.wordpress.com/2012/12/10/lisa-bender-announces-run-for-city-council-in-ward-10/ . This is going to be a really interesting race, I'm curious to see how the challengers differentiate themselves from the rest of the fiel...
by kbee
December 9th, 2012, 9:34 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown (and LynLake) Development & General Topics
Replies: 1058
Views: 141571

Re: Uptown Projects Map

Reading the CIDNAs rationale for opposing the project (unanimously - surprise) and some of the comments on their message board is very disheartening. A snippet from my favorite comment: "Where does it stop? Will Calhoun someday be ringed by 30-story monstrosities?" Unbelievable. These debates always...
by kbee
December 9th, 2012, 4:17 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News
Replies: 1533
Views: 161376

Re: Uptown Restaurant News

Prices are the same as the West Bank location. $4-6 for a pint of beer with a great selection. Entrees are probably along the lines of $8-$14 or so. Although I usually only eat there at their happy hour for $5 burgers. As far as the clientele goes, I'd say late 20s and early to mid 30s. Not a partic...
by kbee
December 9th, 2012, 12:25 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Arterial Bus Rapid Transit Corridors
Replies: 269
Views: 31999

Re: Arterial Transit Corridor Study ("rapid bus")

I'm sure many of you have seen this article in the StarTrib already http://www.startribune.com/local/south/181272371.html?refer=y It's disappointing to see a suburban county with such a small stake in the proposed arterial BRT network (only a portion of one of the 12 corridors, Robert St, itself a v...
by kbee
December 9th, 2012, 9:33 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Introductions
Replies: 153
Views: 24959

Re: Introductions

Hi All, My name is Kyle. I'm new to UrbanMSP and actually never made it on to Minnescraper either. I was referred here by twincitizen who I happen to know IRL. I'm a second year urban planning grad student at the Humphrey School, concentrating on transportation planning. My interests lie primarily i...
by kbee
December 8th, 2012, 12:19 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News
Replies: 1533
Views: 161376

Re: Uptown Restaurant News

World Street Kitchen opened today. If not for the abundance of leftovers in my fridge, I'd be eating there right now. Republic is also open. Was at the Republic last weekend. I'm happy to say I'm impressed with the layout/atmosphere. The view of Hennepin & Lake is nice and the crowd was a little hi...

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