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by tabletop
November 8th, 2012, 5:59 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: I-35W/I-94 Commons
Replies: 78
Views: 19370

Re: I-35W/I-94 Commons

It just occured to me that I would be in favor of expanding or rebuilding the Lowery tunnel not soaly for freeway expansion, but it would provide the perfect opportunity to redesign the Hennepin/Lyndale bottleneck. I know it would be even more expensive but it would bolster the economic vitality of ...
by tabletop
November 2nd, 2012, 4:50 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Taxis, Uber, Lyft, etc.
Replies: 41
Views: 2704

Re: Uber hits the Twin Cities

Minnesota state regulation's require limos to be more expensive than taxi's and to pick up passengers through prearranged pick-up's, meaning it's illegal for those town car drivers to steal fares from taxi's outside restaurants and hotels. It would also be a shame if everyone who use's Uber doesn't ...
by tabletop
October 28th, 2012, 9:54 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Lowry Avenue Bridge
Replies: 42
Views: 7807

Re: Lowry Avenue Bridge

Not a destination rich area yet. This bridge will be around for a long time and it will help anchor the north end of Mississippi river redevelopment that the city's been pushing for. Give it time.
by tabletop
October 6th, 2012, 7:45 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Orange Line / 35W@94: Downtown to Crosstown Project
Replies: 802
Views: 88000

Re: Orange Line (35W BRT)

I like how they incorporate the posts at the base of the archways in the rendering to reassure us this will not be used as an amazing jump for city buses or people people fleeing the police.
by tabletop
October 4th, 2012, 11:03 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Target Field Station (the Hotel) & Target Field Station (the Station)
Replies: 1016
Views: 136557

Re: The Interchange (At Target Field)

There are no more plans for LRT. After Southwest and Bottineau get built, that's it. If the lines aren't on a Met Council map by now they aren't happening for a long time. We will actually just have 2 light rail lines in the Twin Cities, since Southwest is an extension of the Green Line (Central Co...
by tabletop
September 26th, 2012, 1:23 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Target Field Station (the Hotel) & Target Field Station (the Station)
Replies: 1016
Views: 136557

Re: The Interchange (At Target Field)

Unfortunately, the more successful the rail services are, the worse the Interchange will be for bus riders. That's because the Interchange is a logical transfer point from Southwest and Bottineau at least to Northside buses. These services will come in from the west and this is the first point they...
by tabletop
September 25th, 2012, 4:42 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: What will it take to develop DTE?
Replies: 132
Views: 15177

Re: What will it take to develop DTE?

What if the parking lots were converted into underground lots, and above were built 3-4 story row houses and apartments. Nice and dense on small lots. I'm thinking if you broke down the city block into quarters with small pedestrian only streets (wide enough for fire trucks) bisecting the blocks wit...
by tabletop
September 22nd, 2012, 5:38 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Green Line / Central Corridor construction thread (archive)
Replies: 1598
Views: 287978

Re: Green Line (Central)

Operational costs would go down if we got rid of fares, more passengers would be attracted to the system, and dwell times would go down because all-door boarding could be used everywhere and there wouldn't be problems with people hunting around for change forever. But of course it would be a huge p...
by tabletop
September 15th, 2012, 9:15 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Loring Vue Apartments - (415 Oak Grove Street)
Replies: 216
Views: 36134

Re: Loring Vue Apartments - (415 Oak Grove Street)

Like waking up to the sun :) I rent, in a nice neighborhood and have an apartment about the size of the "alcove unit" and pay WAY less. Still have a view out my bedroom window (or a window in my bedroom for that matter). Just sayin these developers are charging way too much. Yeah, they're providing ...
by tabletop
September 15th, 2012, 8:56 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: The Green on 4th - 2901 4th Street SE
Replies: 69
Views: 23259

Re: Prospect Park Station - (2901 Fourth Street Southeast)

Ok. I think the NIMBY comes from Prospect Park on the south side of university being designated a historic district but on the north it seems to be fair game. I'm all for the right kind of development, but I fear that a large scale development will displace lot's of jobs from inexpensive work spaces...
by tabletop
September 15th, 2012, 8:26 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Loring Vue Apartments - (415 Oak Grove Street)
Replies: 216
Views: 36134

Re: Loring Vue Apartments - (415 Oak Grove Street)

It is nice that it's filling a void. But gotta say I would never pay $1,200-1,400 a month for a bedroom without a window... especially when you can have a mortgage on an entire house for a little more than half that.
by tabletop
September 15th, 2012, 7:54 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 1016 Marquette / Realestate Recycling Office Building
Replies: 23
Views: 3206

Re: 1016 Marquette / Realestate Recycling Office Building

I'm happy this didn't get built. Sure, the drawing looks kind of cute, especially the red cubes and the green roof. However, that space underneath is parking, and I haven't yet seen a building that can keep that sort of space looking anything but gloomy. We already have two examples in downtown: th...
by tabletop
September 15th, 2012, 7:41 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Peavey Plaza
Replies: 232
Views: 42289

Re: Peavey Plaza reconstruction project

I'm surprised they haven't announced that it will be renamed Mall of America Plaza
by tabletop
September 14th, 2012, 3:08 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Blue Line (Hiawatha LRT)
Replies: 586
Views: 75497

Re: Blue Line (Hiawatha)

Especially when it's all wrapped up ;)
by tabletop
August 23rd, 2012, 4:53 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Izzy's Ice Cream Factory
Replies: 176
Views: 32210

Re: Izzy's Ice Cream Factory

Izzy's may only have one location in St. Paul, but their distribution is extensive throughout the metro at all the co-op's, higher end grocers and restaurants. I doubt they would make this kind of investment without the need for increased production. And besides, their salted caramel ice cream would...
by tabletop
August 10th, 2012, 5:00 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map
Replies: 1733
Views: 283613

Re: Minneapolis Urban Planning

It would be nice to tackle the sprawl in Twin Cities and one way to do it would be with the creation of a developmental boundary through the Metro Council. Not exactly sure how you would draw those lines being it would be political suicide, but it could be interesting to follow the example Portland ...
by tabletop
August 7th, 2012, 5:41 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Orange Line / 35W@94: Downtown to Crosstown Project
Replies: 802
Views: 88000

Re: 35W Bus Rapid Transit Corridor

There was also a good article on gettingaroundmpls a while back on the project http://gettingaroundmpls.wordpress.com/2012/05/02/access-to-the-regions-chinesehibachi-buffet/ And it looks like they're going to have to do an expensive upgrade to the storm water runoff system to handle all the extra wa...
by tabletop
July 22nd, 2012, 7:13 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: ENL House Apartments - (3020 University Avenue)
Replies: 26
Views: 6874

Re: Prospect Place Apartments - 3020 University Avenue

This thing is horrible. Along with 90% of the tinderbox construction that's been going up lately. And from what I've heard they are being sold as fully furnished and the owner lives in Nigeria. Welcome students! Get wasted at "the Hole" (that's what she said). If this building deserves any credit at...
by tabletop
July 11th, 2012, 3:36 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Minneapolis & St. Paul Fantasies and Speculations
Replies: 445
Views: 57361

Re: Minneapolis & St. Paul Fantasies and Speculations

Agreed. After 94 is capped the next best place to go would be 35w from between 26th st and Franklin. A park right there would have some killer views, and do wonderful things for that area.
by tabletop
July 3rd, 2012, 8:47 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Target Field Station (the Hotel) & Target Field Station (the Station)
Replies: 1016
Views: 136557

Re: The Interchange (At Target Field)

I don't think this could be built as part of this project, but I think it would be a great idea if Bottineau gets delayed long-term. The problem I see with it is what's the through routing? What line do you propose this connects to? Have it be an extension of the Hiawatha line, or the Central Corri...

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