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by Snelbian
May 9th, 2013, 7:27 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Saint Paul Union Depot
Replies: 374
Views: 64689

Re: Saint Paul Union Depot

It's also the terminus for the 21, with (by my count) 230 Metro Transit buses a day in or out.
by Snelbian
May 9th, 2013, 7:06 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)
Replies: 1023
Views: 114247

Re: Bottineau Corridor (Blue Line Extension)

I like the two stops on a golf course. Brilliant.
by Snelbian
May 7th, 2013, 2:49 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)
Replies: 2325
Views: 234797

Re: Transit News and Happenings

Not quite sure where to put this, but it looks like Megabus has moved from their stop near the Metrodome LRT station over to a parking lot at St. Anthony & Pascal in Saint Paul (just southeast of University & Snelling). Somewhat related, what's going on at the corner of Snelling and Pascal? That us...
by Snelbian
May 2nd, 2013, 7:12 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Episcopal Homes - (1890 University Avenue)
Replies: 33
Views: 10631

Re: 1890 University Ave (former Porky's site)

At last month's Union Park Land Use Committee meeting the CEO of Episcopal Homes ran us through the features and design. In addition to all the amenities within the building which will be closed off to public access (including an "authentic Irish pub", which I find amusing), they intend for the corn...
by Snelbian
April 29th, 2013, 8:03 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: The 700 on Washington - (700 Washington Avenue Southeast)
Replies: 151
Views: 28023

Re: 301 Walnut (Sally's Building)

Thanks, I completely missed that info somehow. Isn't that the same reason Caspian Bistro gave for opposing the redevelopment at the corner of Washington and Huron? How is that supposed to work, anyway? Is there some obvious outcome of the physics I'm missing that means tall building next to shorter ...
by Snelbian
April 29th, 2013, 6:54 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: The 700 on Washington - (700 Washington Avenue Southeast)
Replies: 151
Views: 28023

Re: 301 Walnut (Sally's Building)

Anyone know what property Juno is involved with?
by Snelbian
April 23rd, 2013, 7:20 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: CHS Field (St. Paul Saints Ballpark)
Replies: 272
Views: 50679

Re: Saints Lowertown Ballpark

And once again we learn what we already knew - there is nothing resembling a parking shortage in Lowertown. Not that this won't stop people from continuing to complain about the parking shortage (which I can really only assume means "I can't find a space in front of my building's door").
by Snelbian
April 22nd, 2013, 2:06 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: New Bell Museum/Planetarium
Replies: 51
Views: 9193

Re: New Bell Museum/Planetarium

The Twin Cities could have a great (or at least very good) Science and Technology Museum if you combined the Bell, with the Science Museum, with a Planetarium, with the Bakken, with the Works. (Just as it could have a great Transportation museum, ...). There are network effects to combining facilit...
by Snelbian
April 12th, 2013, 10:44 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Oaks Station Place
Replies: 72
Views: 16948

Re: Oaks Station Place

I'm just glad there's finally SOMETHING there. Waiting around for 30 minutes to catch the 84 in that lot has always felt tedious and exposed, easily the worst part of my trips to the airport or MoA. That plaza promises to be a much better spot to crash than the uncomfortable bus shelter benches. And...
by Snelbian
April 8th, 2013, 2:41 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Green Line / Central Corridor construction thread (archive)
Replies: 1598
Views: 288705

Re: Green Line (Central)

It's really not that big of a divider. We're talking about an interrupted barrier on a busy thoroughfare that didn't get all that many jaywalkers to begin with (and, to be fair, it's not so high that people couldn't still do that). Hardly comparable to a trench entire blocks wide bisecting the city....
by Snelbian
April 7th, 2013, 8:24 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: University of Minnesota - General Topics
Replies: 552
Views: 89006

Re: Current University of Minnesota Projects

There are more undergraduates, and more of them want to live on campus. This has been accelerated by the U's move towards having less parking nearby with the demolition of the largest parking lot without a replacement during stadium construction. The dorms have never been able to accommodate anywher...
by Snelbian
April 4th, 2013, 7:37 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Introductions
Replies: 153
Views: 25126

Re: Introductions

I'm Colin. I've lived in the Cities very nearly all my life, first in White Bear Lake, then Willernie, then Woodbury before escaping that for Stadium Village for 3 years and Merriam Park in Saint Paul for the last 5. I have no background in urbanism, unless you count a Masters thesis dealing with 10...
by Snelbian
March 29th, 2013, 2:28 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Arterial Bus Rapid Transit Corridors
Replies: 269
Views: 32080

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

The 84 is almost exclusively standard buses, and they're usually around 2/3 full until 9 pm or so in my experience. I think part of the enthusiasm for a Snelling BRT (which will, oddly, NOT be replacing the 84) is based on expected density increases at University and, to a lesser extent, Selby. And ...
by Snelbian
March 29th, 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: 53312

Re: House of Hanson Site (14th Avenue SE & 5th Street SE)

The argument also ignores how Purple Onion, Campus Pizza, and many other places have successfully relocated within their respective areas to larger places and done very well. Shhh, don't confuse the debate with real-world examples of redevelopment outcomes. We need to preserve character and parking...
by Snelbian
March 29th, 2013, 9:11 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Coze Flats - (628 University Ave SE)
Replies: 63
Views: 16919

Re: 628 University Ave SE

Everyone knows that Dinkytown/Marcy Holmes would be better off without all those undergraduates moving in and out every 4 years! I mean, just imagine how idyllic the retail core there would be without that pesky university and its tens of thousands of people buying things. To say nothing of how much...
by Snelbian
March 19th, 2013, 9:26 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: The Vintage (Selby and Snelling)
Replies: 136
Views: 39019

Re: Selby and Snelling

Snelling and Ashland, where the larger Cheapo location on the strip mall to the east used to be (they consolidated into the smaller Cheapo location across the street).
by Snelbian
March 15th, 2013, 10:41 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: The Venue at Dinkytown - (14th Avenue SE & 5th Street SE)
Replies: 568
Views: 53312

Re: House of Hanson Site (14th Avenue SE & 5th Street SE)

What an utterly ridiculous article. They've managed to disparage students as a mere nuisance prone to violence, ignore actual parking statistics while simultaneously presenting them, and pretend that the Purple Onion and Dinkydome weren't redeveloped only a few years ago into tall mixed-use student ...
by Snelbian
March 14th, 2013, 4:16 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: St. Paul Restaurant News
Replies: 284
Views: 60569

Re: St. Paul Restaurant News

Finally! The "historic preservation" reasoning still baffles me. Was it the parking spaces that are historic? Are we preserving 20th century transportation nightmares now above the interests of livability?
by Snelbian
March 14th, 2013, 2:26 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: The Vintage (Selby and Snelling)
Replies: 136
Views: 39019

Re: Selby and Snelling

We definitely care about it, but the feeling in the neighborhood is that it's a fight for another day. Everyone here seems to be agreed that the strip mall should be redeveloped and the parking lot filled with mixed-use buildings fronting Snelling, but most people (as represented by that NIMBY group...
by Snelbian
March 14th, 2013, 9:16 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: The Vintage (Selby and Snelling)
Replies: 136
Views: 39019

Re: Selby and Snelling

The Buffalo Wild Wings development has spawned a new NIMBY organization, "Citizens for a Better Snelling Avenue" ("better" in this case being strictly defined as "not allowing bars other than O'Gara's anywhere near Grand or Selby") - http://www.facebook.com/CitizensForABetterSnellingAv?sid=0.0010178...

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