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by xandrex
February 12th, 2019, 2:03 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Interstate 94
Replies: 166
Views: 24629

Re: Interstate 94

I know the convo is getting a bit stale here, but I’m just getting through threads from the last couple weeks, and this one stood out because of all of the recent weather-related traffic issues. Regarding driving on 94/35W for intracity travel: While it might be worth examining the worthiness of the...
by xandrex
January 18th, 2019, 12:20 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown General Topics & Development Map
Replies: 1030
Views: 126127

Re: Uptown General Topics & Development Map

Eh, I saw some folks on Twitter who are definitely not urbanists or plugged into development news worrying that "condos" were going to go up. So it's definitely not just this forum.
by xandrex
January 16th, 2019, 1:39 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Federal Reserve Riverfront Parking Ramp
Replies: 45
Views: 4281

Re: North Loop Neighborhood

Metro Transit does need to serve the North Loop better, but this isn't a sign of that. The Fed is on Hennepin Avenue, directly outside the building are stops for the 4, 6, 7, 11, 61 and 824. Just two blocks away are stops for the 14, 667, 672, and 674. Just a few more blocks in any direction and yo...
by xandrex
January 16th, 2019, 12:02 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Federal Reserve Riverfront Parking Ramp
Replies: 45
Views: 4281

Re: North Loop Neighborhood

This is another sign that the city (and Metro Transit) really, really, really need to figure out how to better serve the North Loop with transit. Sure, a lot of workers are probably suburban folks who will drive in anyway. But the North Loop is a booming neighborhood. Minneapolis isn’t doing itself ...
by xandrex
January 15th, 2019, 12:21 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Gateway Tower (RBC/Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 503'
Replies: 1877
Views: 206312

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

How will porte cocheres be re-purposed when we ban cars? Covered bike parking. :mrgreen: I feel like there's gotta be some sort of design somewhere between "Hewing Hotel Load in the Bike Lane" and "Four Seasons Porte Cochere." Why not some sort of pull-out area and curbside loading zone, and then c...
by xandrex
January 15th, 2019, 12:14 pm
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Metropolitan Council
Replies: 143
Views: 8866

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

I imagine that the actual answer is something anodyne like "internal politics," but it makes the shakeup sexier in print if "it's about homeless on trains" is the issue. It's just hard to imagine that homeless on trains was the actual reason since there hasn't really been much controversy from it (t...
by xandrex
January 14th, 2019, 11:15 am
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Metropolitan Council
Replies: 143
Views: 8866

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

This could go either here or in the Met Council thread...

Brian Lamb out as head of Metro Transit. https://twitter.com/MooreStrib/status/1 ... 7645963266

Anyone have any insight on how this might change the org?
by xandrex
December 20th, 2018, 12:48 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Allianz Field and Snelling-Midway Development
Replies: 702
Views: 66944

Re: Soccer Stadium and Snelling-Midway Development

Light show was going even after midnight. I drove past around 12:15 and it was really cool to see.
by xandrex
December 19th, 2018, 11:41 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Minneapolis Skyway System
Replies: 510
Views: 58416

Re: Minneapolis Skyway System

I've seen long lines for both platforms after a game.
by xandrex
December 18th, 2018, 1:08 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News
Replies: 993
Views: 143970

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

You left out French Meadow and World Street Kitchen, which are definitely fast casual. Loon Deli (never actually been in). Caffrey's. Lowry Hill Meats, which I'd count as fast casual. The prepared foods available at The Wedge and Kowalski's, which I'd call comparable. A whole bunch of coffee shops ...
by xandrex
December 18th, 2018, 1:02 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Minneapolis Skyway System
Replies: 510
Views: 58416

Re: Minneapolis Skyway System

You shouldn't Uber from the stadium to the ABC ramps, but you probably shouldn't wait for the train either...you'll wait a lot longer in line than the walk would take.
by xandrex
December 18th, 2018, 12:21 pm
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Metropolitan Council
Replies: 143
Views: 8866

Re: Metropolitan Council

Tweet from Morning Take says its Slawik: https://twitter.com/morningtake/status/ ... 1945315335
by xandrex
December 18th, 2018, 12:20 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News
Replies: 993
Views: 143970

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

Just makes me wonder...what is it about downtown that makes them more prevalent there vs. the rest of the city? There are 160,000 workers there for lunchtime. I figured someone who say this. But there are also 400,000+ people in Minneapolis. Plenty of folks need lunch on weekdays not downtown, not ...
by xandrex
December 18th, 2018, 12:13 pm
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Minnesota Governor Election 2018
Replies: 277
Views: 14963

Re: Minnesota Governor Election 2018

Walz is starting to announce his appointments, and it looks like the MAK is his choice for MnDOT.

https://twitter.com/morningtake/status/ ... 1945315335
by xandrex
December 18th, 2018, 11:24 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News
Replies: 993
Views: 143970

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

One thing that is interesting is that I kind of think downtown Minneapolis and the rest of Minneapolis kind of have opposite problems. Plenty of places to get junk food elsewhere in the city (although...yes, give us more Taco Bells), but whenever I want "fast casual," I find myself coming up short ...
by xandrex
December 17th, 2018, 12:24 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News
Replies: 993
Views: 143970

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

Lotta Strib commenters who (of course) made a point of blaming this on the minimum wage, which seems pretty unlikely given that we are nowhere near $15/hr yet. That said, I don't think salad/bowl places opening are really in the same league. What downtown is really hemorrhaging are standardized, che...
by xandrex
December 14th, 2018, 1:09 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Alia Tower - 200 Central - 483' / 40 Stories
Replies: 863
Views: 126236

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

I was in there once, and I believe it was really just an office space for the family, Talenti (at the time), and a board room for fancier meetings.
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: 863
Views: 126236

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: 191
Views: 17630

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: 932
Views: 78266

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...

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