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by HuskyGrad
June 5th, 2015, 9:14 am
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: Soccer Stadium in Minneapolis (cancelled)
Replies: 1001
Views: 110561

Re: Major League Soccer Stadium in Minneapolis

Serious question: Does McGuire's group own this prime land that they intend to build this stadium on? I just need to understand why it seems to be a foregone conclusion that they get to build on this site? Do they have a purchase agreement in or do they have it under contract? Does the city not own...
by HuskyGrad
June 2nd, 2015, 2:31 pm
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: Soccer Stadium in Minneapolis (cancelled)
Replies: 1001
Views: 110561

Re: Major League Soccer Stadium in Minneapolis

The thing about the whole options backdating, is that it was common practice in companies across the country. Many times it was used as a way to reward a CEO or management for increasing the companies stock and performance. McGuire's was approved by the entire board as a way of rewarding him for pe...
by HuskyGrad
May 27th, 2015, 3:44 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Stadium LRT Station, Ped Bridge & Plaza (MSFA block)
Replies: 466
Views: 54391

Re: Downtown East LRT Ped Bridge & Stadium Plaza (MSFA Block

FISHMANPET wrote:That's why it's so expensive, it will have all that dead load of people waiting on it.
People aren't a dead load, they're a live load.
by HuskyGrad
May 20th, 2015, 1:46 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4469
Views: 405973

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

HiawathaGuy wrote:$500M in cuts proposed for Southwest LRT line
http://www.startribune.com/500m-in-cuts ... 304445241/
That is quite the false headline, they took all of the potential options and added them up.
by HuskyGrad
May 20th, 2015, 10:48 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: A Line - Arterial Rapid Bus
Replies: 477
Views: 53404

Re: "A Line" Snelling Avenue Arterial Bus

RailBaronYarr wrote:So speeding or running a red light, which are a heck of a lot riskier to society, are petty misdemeanors while fare evasion is a misdemeanor? WTH?
Fare evasion is also stealing revenue from the agency.
by HuskyGrad
May 19th, 2015, 7:41 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: A Line - Arterial Rapid Bus
Replies: 477
Views: 53404

Re: "A Line" Snelling Avenue Arterial Bus

According to the May 11 Transportation Committee meeting, the TVMs for the A-Line (And C and D Lines) will print tickets that will not be able to be used on regular bus fareboxes and will not be able to recharge Go-To cards. This allows each TVM to cost $11,000 instead of the $80,000 the LRT TVMs c...
by HuskyGrad
May 14th, 2015, 9:21 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4469
Views: 405973

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

fehler wrote:Build all stations only long enough for 2-car trainsets. That'll save a few bucks now.
That won't work since the Green Line already runs three car trains and the runs will be continuous.
by HuskyGrad
May 7th, 2015, 1:03 pm
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: Soccer Stadium in Minneapolis (cancelled)
Replies: 1001
Views: 110561

Re: Major League Soccer Stadium in Minneapolis

Like I said, I'm assuming the wording in the tweet is wrong and the bill is actually for public ownership of the stadium. Apparently she actually is proposing public ownership of the team. http://www.startribune.com/state-rep-phyllis-kahn-proposes-new-mls-team-be-community-owned/302935381/?recircul...
by HuskyGrad
May 6th, 2015, 3:08 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: The Commons - Downtown East Park
Replies: 687
Views: 95956

Re: The Commons - Downtown East Park

The windows are being boarded up in the Star Tribune building as well.
by HuskyGrad
April 29th, 2015, 7:23 am
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: Soccer Stadium in Minneapolis (cancelled)
Replies: 1001
Views: 110561

Re: Major League Soccer Stadium in Minneapolis

Hi everyone. I'm a newbie, so please be patient. I'd like to help the conversation get back on topic. I'm a little astonished that there isn't more skepticism about the stadium proposal. I know the blogger at http://www.fieldofschemes.com , and from that site and the book of the same title I've lea...
by HuskyGrad
April 28th, 2015, 8:03 am
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: Soccer Stadium in Minneapolis (cancelled)
Replies: 1001
Views: 110561

Re: Major League Soccer Stadium in Minneapolis

Is the lack of a Royalston station really a factor? Soccer fans have been trekking out to Blaine for years. How many of ‘em would actually forego attending a match solely because they’d rather not walk 1/4 mile from Target Field Station to the stadium? I don't think it would be too big of a problem...
by HuskyGrad
April 28th, 2015, 5:06 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4469
Views: 405973

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Costs have gone down before. Central Corridor came in under its original budget which resulted in all kinds of upgrades. In fact I believe both of our LRT projects came in under budget, resulting in contingency funds being used for upgrades. You are no longer allowed to use contingency funds on upg...
by HuskyGrad
April 27th, 2015, 11:06 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Mayo Clinic Square
Replies: 511
Views: 74819

Re: Mayo Clinic Square

Wedgeguy wrote:Grant, Do you know if those are the old Escalators, or did they move them and those are new units?
Looks like they were relocated.

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by HuskyGrad
April 24th, 2015, 7:53 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Stadium LRT Station, Ped Bridge & Plaza (MSFA block)
Replies: 466
Views: 54391

Re: Downtown East LRT Ped Bridge & Stadium Plaza (MSFA Block

So, this angle makes me ask again... Remind me again why we can't build a skyway across 4th Street, just west of Chicago, to vertical circulation that brings people to the westbound LRT platform (and further down to the ramp)? This would basically cross from the vertical circulation seen in the new...
by HuskyGrad
April 23rd, 2015, 2:30 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: City Club Apartments - 1000 Marquette Ave (Handicraft Building)
Replies: 382
Views: 52690

Re: 10th & Marquette Development

Looking at those images, it's not even 100% clear that you can actually "walk out" from those little patios. They appear to be fully enclosed by railing. Not sure exactly who that would appeal to... I want to live on Marquette, and be able to step out onto a little private patio, but I don't want t...
by HuskyGrad
April 23rd, 2015, 12:59 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: City Club Apartments - 1000 Marquette Ave (Handicraft Building)
Replies: 382
Views: 52690

Re: 10th & Marquette Development

Looks like this update will save Devil's Advocate.
by HuskyGrad
April 23rd, 2015, 8:46 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: U.S. Bank Stadium
Replies: 2066
Views: 59870

Re: Minnesota Multi Purpose Stadium

They're dismantling the southern tower crane today.
by HuskyGrad
April 21st, 2015, 10:29 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Stadium LRT Station, Ped Bridge & Plaza (MSFA block)
Replies: 466
Views: 54391

Downtown East LRT Ped Bridge & Stadium Plaza (MSFA Block)

I believe the issue is the underground structure that was a rushed idea. Kind of like this one.


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by HuskyGrad
April 21st, 2015, 7:03 am
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: Soccer Stadium in Minneapolis (cancelled)
Replies: 1001
Views: 110561

Re: Major League Soccer Stadium in Minneapolis

MNdible wrote:They're all so principled!
I hope tomorrow they'll final pass that amendment on banning funding for unicorn bridges since nobody asked for those either. :twisted:
by HuskyGrad
April 14th, 2015, 2:59 pm
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: Soccer Stadium in Minneapolis (cancelled)
Replies: 1001
Views: 110561

Re: Major League Soccer Stadium in Minneapolis

Anthony Greder wrote:Minnesota United FC will privately finance estimated $120 million for construction of an 18,000-seat stadium and about $30 million for land.
https://twitter.com/andygreder/status/5 ... 1058292738

Not too bad.

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