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by Snelbian
July 14th, 2013, 3:14 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Dismantling Downtown Freeways
Replies: 174
Views: 23752

Re: Nicollet-Central Corridor

I don't have a horse in this race, but you guys have to remember that a lot of people really like cars. Cars are not just uniform, emotionless objects that transport people. It would take a lot more than replacing a couple freeways with normal streets to make driving prohibitive for people who love...
by Snelbian
July 12th, 2013, 12:15 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Dismantling Downtown Freeways
Replies: 174
Views: 23752

Re: Dismantling Downtown Freeways

I think what's needed here is a local case study. Remove a less "vital" freeway with little real worth and see what happens. I nominate Ayd Mill. Please?
by Snelbian
July 12th, 2013, 8:09 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Dismantling Downtown Freeways
Replies: 174
Views: 23752

Re: Dismantling Downtown Freeways

at40man wrote:Generally Minneapolis is a place that I pass through because I am trying to get somewhere else, as do thousands of others.
Isn't that the problem?
by Snelbian
July 12th, 2013, 8:01 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: The Vintage (Selby and Snelling)
Replies: 136
Views: 38986

Re: Selby and Snelling

Version two of a post I finished just as my computer crashed... The Strib article gets a few details slightly wrong, so I'll just repeat everything I can remember or find in my notes from Tony Barranco's presentation to the Union Park LUC about 36 hours prior to that article's publication. Phase 1 w...
by Snelbian
July 10th, 2013, 1:42 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Saint Paul - General Topics
Replies: 550
Views: 113477

Re: St. Paul Project Map

I can think of a few posts I've seen since joining relatively recently that read as "I've never been to St. Paul except for one trip to Midway Rainbow and a game at the Xcel - why is the rest of St. Paul so dead and boring?" It's not snobbery, though, just ignorance.
by Snelbian
July 9th, 2013, 2:30 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Dinkytown
Replies: 417
Views: 79862

Re: Dinkytown

I just attempted to edit it, but Wiki doesn't like my tablet. I could try later with a desktop browser. What a ridiculously petty attempt at PR.
by Snelbian
July 8th, 2013, 12:05 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Saint Paul - General Topics
Replies: 550
Views: 113477

Re: Saint Paul - General Topic(s)

Catching myself up on early notification emails I've been neglecting, it looks like Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative is asking the city for $1.1 million in assistance to build a 5-story, 44-unit housing development at 1949 University Ave for homeless youths 18-25. And the empty Midway Chevrol...
by Snelbian
July 8th, 2013, 8:34 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Grand & Finn Apartments - (2124 Grand Avenue)
Replies: 45
Views: 9709

Re: Grand & Finn Apartments - (2124 Grand Avenue)

My only quibble would be that there are some people who are essentially NIMBYs that ARE calling for St. Thomas to grow in the sense that they want the university to follow through on a plan to build on-campus residences on vacant land they own.
by Snelbian
July 6th, 2013, 10:32 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Grand & Finn Apartments - (2124 Grand Avenue)
Replies: 45
Views: 9709

Re: Grand & Finn Apartments - (2124 Grand Avenue)

Yep. To be fair, some of the Tommies aren't themselves to blame. They were just raised poorly and spoiled by Mr. and Mrs. Gundrick.
by Snelbian
July 6th, 2013, 10:11 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: MSP Airport
Replies: 1239
Views: 160300

Re: MSP Airport

If that's the excuse we need to get the rail built, I'm okay with that.
by Snelbian
July 6th, 2013, 10:08 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: DTE: Wells Fargo, Radisson Red, Edition Apts & Millwright Building
Replies: 2903
Views: 363677

Re: Star Tribune Blocks

I guess it's because I don't drive much, but I just don't see what's so terrible about a two block detour. Surely people living far enough away that they can't bus quickly have already decided, consciously or otherwise, that they don't care about those couple extra minutes stuck in traffic. It's aki...
by Snelbian
July 6th, 2013, 9:58 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Grand & Finn Apartments - (2124 Grand Avenue)
Replies: 45
Views: 9709

Re: Grand & Finn Apartments - (2124 Grand Avenue)

Ugly building. But just to be clear, especially since a lot of people here don't get to St. Paul very often - the density debate is a small fraction of the issue. In fact, it's not much more than a red herring. Same with height and size. The neighbors are opposed to student housing. They just tend t...
by Snelbian
July 4th, 2013, 6:21 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Green Line / Central Corridor construction thread (archive)
Replies: 1598
Views: 288493

Re: Green Line (Central)

A good example of that catch-22 is Rondo. They complained for years that the City was ignoring their infrastructure, and now they're complaining that the Green Line will mean higher property taxes.
by Snelbian
July 2nd, 2013, 9:40 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: The Marshall - (515 14th Avenue Southeast)
Replies: 238
Views: 43272

Re: UTEC Student Housing - (1313 Fifth Street Southeast)

The problem with Dylan isn't what he loves or hates. It's that anyone thinks that it's relevant. Every time an article about Dinkytown gets published, he has to be mentioned at least once. Why are we basing major urban planning decisions on one old man?!
by Snelbian
July 2nd, 2013, 9:13 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: The Venue at Dinkytown - (14th Avenue SE & 5th Street SE)
Replies: 568
Views: 53266

Re: Opus Dinkytown Project - (14th Avenue SE & 5th Street SE

As far as I can tell they were shopping around for a location in Prospect Park and spilled those beans before a deal was finalized.

I'm glad The Podium decided to move after all. I just wish they hadn't contributed to this mess in the first place with that letter of theirs.
by Snelbian
July 2nd, 2013, 9:11 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Saint Paul - General Topics
Replies: 550
Views: 113477

Re: Saint Paul - General Topic(s)

That's great news. Saint Paul needs more auto part stores. Oh, and car lots. [/sarcasm] Where on Rice? It'll be interesting to see what effects the new restrictions on University have on adjacent streets.
by Snelbian
July 1st, 2013, 10:01 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: DTE: Wells Fargo, Radisson Red, Edition Apts & Millwright Building
Replies: 2903
Views: 363677

Re: Star Tribune Blocks

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWz7IC5s3dQ ‪https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_QZbjBa7qc I've included two links to what I consider amazing, world-class, downtown-defining development proposals: The first is the breathtaking Etihad Towers, located in Abu Dhabi; The other is the Hudson Yards project...
by Snelbian
June 19th, 2013, 7:41 am
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Open Streets
Replies: 20
Views: 2403

Re: Open Streets

ECtransplant wrote:This is why we can't have nice things in 'Murica
This. So much for family friendly...
by Snelbian
June 13th, 2013, 10:00 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: A Line - Arterial Rapid Bus
Replies: 477
Views: 53290

Re: Snelling BRT/enhanced bus

As of last week, the proposed cost for the line is around $27 million and they're $10 million short on the funding. Bike storage in some form will be located at all stations, the 84 will not change in any way, and there will be no net loss of on-street parking. Neighborhood advisers were apparently ...

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