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by Didier
February 26th, 2019, 9:25 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Raymond Station area developments
Replies: 10
Views: 2676

Re: Raymond Station area developments

There are some wild reptiles in that place. No pun intended.
by Didier
February 26th, 2019, 5:35 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Southside Pride
Replies: 3
Views: 1091

Southside Pride

What's the deal here?
by Didier
February 7th, 2019, 4:01 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Allianz Field and Snelling-Midway Development
Replies: 756
Views: 83101

Re: Allianz Field and Snelling-Midway Development

A small win for the urbanists? Allianz Field will have a team store open daily, year round, on the northwest corner.

https://www.mnufc.com/post/2019/02/07/b ... -sign-goes
by Didier
February 7th, 2019, 9:49 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Shriners Hospital for sale
Replies: 11
Views: 2242

Re: Shriners Hospital for sale

Yep, and the bridge itself is vertigo inducing. But kind of fun sometimes. And loud. It would be nice to have a more pleasant connection here, though.
by Didier
February 6th, 2019, 4:17 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Shriners Hospital for sale
Replies: 11
Views: 2242

Re: Shriners Hospital for sale

There's a crossing already at Seymour. I wouldn't turn one down at Cecil but don't know it'd do much.
by Didier
February 5th, 2019, 6:31 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Interstate 94
Replies: 166
Views: 26617

Re: Interstate 94

Typically if 35W is backed up I've found city streets to be equally so. And you always think it'll be faster to take some back road, but then you wait 10 minutes to get through a stoplight or four-way stop. I hate sitting in stop and go freeway traffic, but it's really never faster to try to bypass ...
by Didier
February 5th, 2019, 3:41 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Interstate 94
Replies: 166
Views: 26617

Re: Interstate 94

In my experience, getting off a congested interstate to try to save time on city streets is almost always a losing proposition.
by Didier
February 2nd, 2019, 9:42 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: B Line Lake St Rapid Bus, Midtown Rail Transit
Replies: 570
Views: 53767

Re: Midtown Corridor Rail & Lake Street aBRT (B Line)

Cool, thanks for the info. That's incredible that a station could cost $400,000. Where is all the money going? It's basically four poles, a few slabs of glass and a computer, right?
by Didier
February 2nd, 2019, 10:39 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: B Line Lake St Rapid Bus, Midtown Rail Transit
Replies: 570
Views: 53767

Re: Midtown Corridor Rail & Lake Street aBRT (B Line)

To those skilled in back of the napkin math, I'm curious how aBRT costs add up. I know they're dramatically cheaper than LRT, but still it's hard to figure out how these still cost so much. Like, what does a bus cost? I have no idea, but let's say $500K (which seems really high?). And let's say a th...
by Didier
January 21st, 2019, 12:44 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Minneapolis, Kansas
Replies: 4
Views: 612

Minneapolis, Kansas

What do we know about this place? Has anyone been? Perhaps we set up a streets.mn bicycle journey. As a bonus, the road to Minneapolis goes through Wells! (essentially)
by Didier
January 11th, 2019, 12:48 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Shoveling
Replies: 16
Views: 1086

Re: Shoveling

Most egregious are the side sidewalks. So many corner houses fail to adequately clear their side sidewalk, which is bad because usually those are often major thoroughfares. The reason I started this thread was the south side of Franklin Avenue in Prospect Park, where several corner houses have their...
by Didier
January 9th, 2019, 9:05 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: RBC Gateway (Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 519'
Replies: 1992
Views: 249960

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

What leverage does RBC actually have here in terms of the sign? The company has already put god knows how much time and money into the planning for this building. If it pulled the nuclear option and walked away entirely, RBC not only loses that investment but also the opportunity to occupy a brand n...
by Didier
January 8th, 2019, 9:44 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: RBC Gateway (Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 519'
Replies: 1992
Views: 249960

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

I mean, do we really think RBC would put this much effort into this project only to cut bait because they can't have a sign that was never allowed to begin with?
by Didier
January 8th, 2019, 9:07 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown (and LynLake) Development & General Topics
Replies: 1067
Views: 146008

Re: Uptown General Topics & Development Map

Possibly related, but Victoria's Secret is also imploding.
by Didier
January 1st, 2019, 7:23 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: The Commons - Downtown East Park
Replies: 687
Views: 95939

Re: The Commons - Downtown East Park

Sex and Candy Pavillion
by Didier
December 22nd, 2018, 1:28 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News
Replies: 1043
Views: 159182

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

Yeah, I was probably too explicit in my first post. This stretch of Hennepin just feels very close to a lot of things, but not part of anything. This restaurant is on the back side of City Center, which is pretty much the western edge of the main office population. Hennepin has a lot going on south ...
by Didier
December 21st, 2018, 11:25 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News
Replies: 1043
Views: 159182

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

Sure, there are some hotels there now, but my overall point remains: who is going to this part of Hennepin Avenue for a pleasant dining experience?
by Didier
December 20th, 2018, 11:03 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News
Replies: 1043
Views: 159182

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

Even though this is pretty close to some successful restaurants, this corner feels like kind of a no-man's land. Like, who is naturally around 6th and Hennepin? The location — kind of on the edge of the CBD and the entertainment district, but not far from the seedy bars and strip clubs at 5th and He...
by Didier
December 20th, 2018, 10:51 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Allianz Field and Snelling-Midway Development
Replies: 756
Views: 83101

Re: Soccer Stadium and Snelling-Midway Development

Correct! http://www.startribune.com/all-night-li ... 503251312/

Also, should we change the name of the thread since the stadium has a name now?

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