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by kirby96
August 23rd, 2017, 9:26 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Alia Tower - 200 Central - 483' / 40 Stories
Replies: 897
Views: 149488

Re: 200 Central - Alatus Tower (Washburn-McReavy Site) 483' / 40 Stories

So the Supreme Court will actually hear Complaint 4 regarding the height? That seems really odd...
by kirby96
August 4th, 2017, 12:29 pm
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Minnesota Governor Election 2018
Replies: 277
Views: 21799

Re: Minnesota Governor Election 2018

what exactly is the problem with a little of that messaging when the GOP's mantra is constantly "just pick yourself up by your bootstraps, son" Well, the problem is it doesn't work. How many urban blacks have Republicans convinced to vote for them with that message? Plus it's disingenuous for a par...
by kirby96
August 3rd, 2017, 1:32 pm
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Minnesota Governor Election 2018
Replies: 277
Views: 21799

Re: Minnesota Governor Election 2018

I don't think anyone has a good idea about how to compromise between "I'd like a job that's inherently polluting" and "we don't want you to pollute." If this is the majority view of the DFL, and I increasingly think it is, then the DFL will continue lose the Iron Range and quite possibly the state....
by kirby96
August 1st, 2017, 8:41 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News
Replies: 1099
Views: 180478

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

Easy answer: someone just keep score...
by kirby96
August 1st, 2017, 3:47 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News
Replies: 1099
Views: 180478

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

Per the Strib, Haute Dish has closed.
by kirby96
July 21st, 2017, 11:05 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Orange Line / 35W@94: Downtown to Crosstown Project
Replies: 807
Views: 96143

Re: Orange Line (35W BRT) & Lake St Transit Access Project

mattaudio wrote:
July 21st, 2017, 10:14 am
They are also permanently removing local sidewalks as part of this project. This project is a huge loss for non-motorized travel and neighborhood connectivity.
Seriously? Where is that happening? I admit the scope of this project is so overwhelming that I haven't paid much attention to details...
by kirby96
July 13th, 2017, 12:30 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Edina Crossroads - 7200-7250 France (cancelled - see 7250 France for separate project)
Replies: 41
Views: 3501

Re: Edina Crossroads Project - 7200, 7201, 7250 France

Yeah, I was going to say, the Sabo Bridge requires elevation, a road crossing, and at least one sharp turn (if you're either coming from or turn onto the Hiawatha Trail into downtown). This bridge isn't that different. It even looks like the Sabo Bridge! I was thinking of that too. I mean, yeah, th...
by kirby96
July 7th, 2017, 10:35 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bicycle Infrastructure
Replies: 1559
Views: 153675

Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

A buddy of mine has one. It's pretty cool, but very frustrating to ride with him when he's on it. We'll head off to our destination maybe 4-6 miles off for beers, a game, dinner, whatever, and he sets a faster (but not obviously unreasonable) pace. So without thinking about it, I simply ride faster ...
by kirby96
June 20th, 2017, 11:36 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: 2009 Lyndale Avenue - CPM Development
Replies: 42
Views: 5778

Re: 2009 Lyndale Avenue - CPM Development

xandrex wrote:
June 20th, 2017, 9:12 am
Doesn't this require tearing down part of the Mort's building? I drive by this site every day and haven't seen any activity.
Mortimer's is staying, but losing one of it's 'annexes', as I understand it. Thank God. The death of the Minneapolis dive bar is one of the great tragedies of our time.
by kirby96
June 6th, 2017, 4:53 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News
Replies: 1099
Views: 180478

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

I heard from a store owner downtown that Mc Cormick and Schmick's is closing...don't think I've seen anything confirming yet, so put that down as a rumor for now. If so...they aren't amazing or anything, but unless something else is lined up pretty quick it is yet another depressing empty spot. The...
by kirby96
June 6th, 2017, 11:01 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Uber/Lyft
Replies: 5
Views: 585

Re: Uber/Lyft

I've switched to Lyft 100%. Kinda sorta on principal, kinda sorta because those pink mustaches really turned me off previously (side note: the new Lyft dashboard displays are actually kind of nice, as awhile back as I jumped into an Uber and suddenly realized I had no idea if this was actually my Ub...
by kirby96
May 25th, 2017, 4:38 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Alia Tower - 200 Central - 483' / 40 Stories
Replies: 897
Views: 149488

Re: 200 Central - Alatus Tower (Washburn-McReavy Site) 483' / 40 Stories

Guess who filed an appeal at the last second? They have already lost their case 3 times (with the City and in court). When they lose in appeal all those donors lose all their money down the black hole. But what this will do is delay the project yet again. Where it gets weird is whether they will be...
by kirby96
May 23rd, 2017, 9:25 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4527
Views: 426082

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Trump budget will exclude funding for transit projects without 'full funding grant authority', which includes SWLRT. I'm interested to hear the opinion of people that know more than I, but my first thought is this could be the bullet to the head. Not because I think Trump's budget will pass, but bec...
by kirby96
April 28th, 2017, 1:46 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Black Lives Matter, The Police, etc.
Replies: 670
Views: 40377

Re: Black Lives Matter, The Police, etc.

I don't think there is a constituency that loves Harteau, but it's the optics and the way it would play out. It's not really the Fortune or New York Observer things at all, but it does strike the general chord that someone who 'some think is lousy and few think is great' would be firing someone that...
by kirby96
April 28th, 2017, 11:52 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Black Lives Matter, The Police, etc.
Replies: 670
Views: 40377

Re: Black Lives Matter, The Police, etc.

Of course those lists are all baloney click bait intended to cause exactly the 'wait, what?' response, but yep. She's number 22. Right ahead of Joe Biden, 8 spots ahead of Elon Musk, and 9 ahead of Justin Trudeau. EDIT: I can only imagine the campaign lit placed on our doors by Hodges' opponents: "2...
by kirby96
April 28th, 2017, 11:09 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Black Lives Matter, The Police, etc.
Replies: 670
Views: 40377

Re: Black Lives Matter, The Police, etc.

I don't think Hodges would create many enemies by firing Harteau but she sure would have letting Delmonico be in charge of the 4th precinct. I don't know. Some of the quoted northsiders seem to be okay with him. I also don't know how you can keep a police chief who refuses to meet with the mayor ov...
by kirby96
April 27th, 2017, 5:01 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: East 38th Street & 38th St Station Development
Replies: 239
Views: 63555

Re: 38th Street Corridor & 38th St Station Development

I've spent WAAAY too much time at the Cardinal (they used to sponsor my softball team, so was there roughly once a week from April to October for about 8 years). Never saw any trouble there other than a teammates bike being stolen (and almost certainly not by a patron). Crowd skewed older as might b...
by kirby96
April 21st, 2017, 11:51 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Future Cars: Electric and Autonomous Vehicles
Replies: 529
Views: 52241

Re: Future cars / Driverless cars

I think people are underestimating how quickly insurance companies will make manual driving unaffordable once this technology is available. And I think you're vastly overestimating the insurance companies' ability to drive the market. No way politicians would allow insurance companies to force ever...
by kirby96
April 21st, 2017, 11:09 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Future Cars: Electric and Autonomous Vehicles
Replies: 529
Views: 52241

Re: Future cars / Driverless cars

It'll happen, but I agree that it's a long ways off. The switch to electronic trading vs. open-outcry at the large stock and commodity exchanges comes to mind as an example of eliminating humans for superior machine execution. It was talked about way back in the 80's, and even then the basic technol...

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