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by xandrex
December 13th, 2018, 2:18 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Alia Tower - 200 Central - 483' / 40 Stories
Replies: 861
Views: 124992

Re: Alia Tower - 200 Central - 483' / 40 Stories

Wow, when did the Phillips Foundation move out of the Pillsbury Library? Phillips Foundation offices haven't been in there for years. They were my funding org when I did a year of AmeriCorps back in 2012, and that same year they moved into the Banks Building. 1st Ave NE and 7th Street. And they're ...
by xandrex
December 11th, 2018, 11:38 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: C Line - Penn Avenue North Rapid Bus
Replies: 189
Views: 16800

Re: C Line - Penn Avenue North Rapid Bus

There's another cost to trolleybuses: time. Even if the cost difference is "only" 25 percent, it makes getting these lines up and running on an even longer timeline (which also adds cost).
by xandrex
December 11th, 2018, 11:24 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Twin Cities' National and Global Image
Replies: 923
Views: 77049

Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

On the flip side, because it's Minneapolis and not a major hub of national media, will this move receive less attention and publicity than it might otherwise? That seems almost certainly so at least in terms of mainstream, general audience press. But will that matter, if (perhaps) Minneapolis' exam...
by xandrex
December 6th, 2018, 9:48 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4327
Views: 371000

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

"Urban" is a pretty generous description of South Minneapolis. A lot of the Hiawatha Line runs through places we'd think of as streetcar suburbs if they weren't inside the Minneapolis city limits. St. Louis Park and Hopkins are certainly much more similar to Longfellow than they are to Eden Prairie...
by xandrex
December 3rd, 2018, 4:13 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Northeast and Southeast Minneapolis - General Topics
Replies: 734
Views: 52942

Re: Northeast and Southeast Minneapolis - General Topics

This is the definition of a freeway armpit apartment, and I can't for the life of me figure out why you'd want to put a "luxury community" there. But at least it's place in such a way that any fixing of the grid here wouldn't be impacted by this development.
by xandrex
December 3rd, 2018, 4:08 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map
Replies: 1568
Views: 244273

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

I've always thought buildings with more parking spaces downtown always come down to: -Wealthier renters in expensive buildings who want to keep their cars (especially if they work a corporate job on a suburban campus). -The inability to park cars for free on streets most of the time. -Lack of basic ...
by xandrex
November 29th, 2018, 2:50 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: E Line Arterial BRT
Replies: 52
Views: 2832

Re: E Line ABRT

I think corridors are important, but geometry of the area thanks to the lakes means you've gotta sacrifice that to a certain extent. And really, the benefit of aBRT in making things less confusing isn't that it runs on one street...it's that you don't need to worry about branches at all. That it mak...
by xandrex
November 29th, 2018, 11:35 am
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Minneapolis Mayoral Election 2017
Replies: 379
Views: 20555

Re: Minneapolis Mayoral Election 2017

I have generally been pleased with his performance. I'm sure I've disagreed with him on certain things, but nothing stands out. It is interesting that many lefties (for lack of better phrasing here) who chided him during the election seem to have quieted down quite a bit. Sure, they'll poke at indiv...
by xandrex
October 25th, 2018, 11:20 am
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Hennepin County Commissioner Districts 2,3,4 (2018)
Replies: 35
Views: 1638

Re: Hennepin County Commissioner Districts 2,3,4 (2018)

I’m obviously voting for Hutch over Stanek, and I hope in an election sure to rile up progressives in Hennepin County that he can pull it off. That said, Stanek doesn’t just have incumbency advantage: He’s also just a better campaigner. I don’t know who’s running Hutch’s digital presence, but it’s o...
by xandrex
October 18th, 2018, 9:11 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bicycle Infrastructure
Replies: 1495
Views: 132012

Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

If the gap between Grant and Franklin is finally fixed, that would be a major win. I am very comfortable riding in traffic, taking the lane, etc. But I literally stopped biking on this street, because I had several encounters where cars literally hit me with their mirrors, harassed me, honked at me,...
by xandrex
October 16th, 2018, 3:34 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Theater Garage Marquee Apartments - (Franklin & Lyndale)
Replies: 525
Views: 52463

Re: Theater Garage Marquee Apartments - (Franklin & Lyndale)

Given that the building was almost certainly in disrepair to begin with, I assume now that inspectors have become involved that this wouldn't just be shoring up the foundation - it would also be fixing everything else they found, no? Assuming this gets knocked down, I wonder what can realistically g...
by xandrex
October 16th, 2018, 10:25 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News and Current Happenings
Replies: 2164
Views: 197526

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

Yeah, the 7 has kind of a wacky route, but it sure seems like it's more useful for folks who need access to the core of downtown than just running on Washington, especially when the part it skips is the deadest stretch on the entire street.
by xandrex
October 15th, 2018, 1:19 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Theater Garage Marquee Apartments - (Franklin & Lyndale)
Replies: 525
Views: 52463

Re: Theater Garage Marquee Apartments - (Franklin & Lyndale)

This would certainly explain why there's been essentially no progress on this project for months.
by xandrex
October 12th, 2018, 10:06 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: 1930 Hennepin Ave
Replies: 7
Views: 515

Re: 1930 Hennepin Ave

The Hennepin frontage is blah. A full third of it just a parking garage entrance. Obviously, the neighborhood fought for the change, and maybe it's better to have frontage on Colfax, because Hennepin is pretty blah here...but it's going to make getting in and out of this garage a nightmare. If you'r...
by xandrex
October 12th, 2018, 9:58 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: 2924 Bryant Ave S, 86 units
Replies: 7
Views: 623

Re: 2924 Bryant Ave S, 86 units

More bike parking definitely needed, but this looks like a really nice infill project.
by xandrex
October 11th, 2018, 10:33 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Mozaic (all phases)
Replies: 581
Views: 69698

Re: Mozaic (all phases)

Here's an unlocked article from the Strib. No mention of them leaving at some point, though given the note that WeWork looks for short-term corporate clients, I guess this is exactly what they'd want anyway.
by xandrex
October 10th, 2018, 8:26 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Mozaic (all phases)
Replies: 581
Views: 69698

Re: Mozaic (all phases)

Syngenta is moving 200 employees from Minnetonka to WeWork’s Uptown space.

https://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/ ... tonka.html
by xandrex
October 2nd, 2018, 3:13 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Gold Line BRT (Gateway Corridor)
Replies: 377
Views: 51626

Re: Gold Line BRT (Gateway Corridor)

LOL at congestion in downtown St. Paul. I work in DT STP and it's practically a ghost town when I leave at 4:30/5.
by xandrex
October 2nd, 2018, 11:22 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News
Replies: 1472
Views: 149408

Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

Noticed nobody had posted this from last week: Uptown Lotus is closed. The curse continues. https://twincities.eater.com/2018/9/28/ ... own-closed

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