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by Suburban Outcast
September 28th, 2014, 8:37 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: DTE: Wells Fargo, Radisson Red, Edition Apts & Millwright Building
Replies: 2903
Views: 363508

Re: Downtown East Project (Ryan Companies / Wells Fargo)

Probably the architectural features of the development for the next couple months which will lead to more arguing since everyone has different tastes, while within that time period somebody will get offended by a condescending post and then will leave the site. And then the cycle restarts with anoth...
by Suburban Outcast
September 24th, 2014, 7:28 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: St. Cloud Airport
Replies: 19
Views: 3463

Re: St. Cloud Airport

My uncle and aunt who live north of Sartell did a roundtrip to Dublin last month from the St Cloud airport via O'Hare and Toronto to Dublin, and then via Newark and O'Hare; getting there they did alright, but their flight to O'Hare from Newark got cancelled and they ended up flying straight to MSP t...
by Suburban Outcast
August 27th, 2014, 8:49 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Architecture Drawings
Replies: 17
Views: 1153

Re: Architecture Drawings

Remember as well, that the worst case scenario is that you can always transfer to the U after a short stint in community college or another university. I had really mediocre grades in high school and was rejected from the U as a freshman in 2010. I started at MNSU, went there for a year and transfer...
by Suburban Outcast
August 4th, 2014, 8:06 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Dinkytown
Replies: 417
Views: 78714

Re: Dinkytown

I still wear a lot of American Eagle stuff (mostly jeans) and I attend the U. There are so many people on campus, you're bound to see a bit of everything. If we were going by what a ton of college students wear, then it could be a The North Face and/or Ugg store. Or a store that sells sweatpants en ...
by Suburban Outcast
August 4th, 2014, 1:11 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Dinkytown
Replies: 417
Views: 78714

Re: Dinkytown

My guesses are
- American Apparel
- H&M
- Urban Outfitters

...but I was thinking Uniqlo til you said the upcoming Venue retailer already has locations in the metro.
by Suburban Outcast
July 25th, 2014, 5:36 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: LPM Apartments - (376' - 36 Stories)
Replies: 1522
Views: 238190

Re: LPM Apartments - (376' - 36 Stories)

Since the Carlyle was built in 2008, and it's only the third tallest residential building in the state due to the Carlyle (which is the tallest) and Cray (formerly Galtier) Plaza in Saint Paul.
by Suburban Outcast
July 25th, 2014, 11:45 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bicycle Infrastructure
Replies: 1556
Views: 147652

Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

Good public Transit system plus bike infrastructure = freedom as well (basically all of Europe) It's really frustrating to see people give cars an easy pass when you have seen other systems where people exercise their freedoms just fine without. I agree, especially from a financial standpoint. I dr...
by Suburban Outcast
July 23rd, 2014, 12:09 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Grocery Stores
Replies: 246
Views: 19376

Re: Grocery Stores

I think if Cub wants to compete with other grocers in urban neighborhoods, they should follow the Target route and use smaller stores especially in places like Uptown. Supervalu probably could make good money selling off that lot with the potential of a Cub being an anchor retail store in whatever t...
by Suburban Outcast
July 21st, 2014, 4:41 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Tolling Urban Freeways
Replies: 136
Views: 8730

Re: Tolling Urban Freeways

I think having MNPass lanes should be used in lieu of general purpose lane expansions, but I'd rather see highway funds go towards upgrading cloverleaf or older interchanges to have more and more practical space for merging rather than any lane expansions. I feel that much of the traffic jams I get ...
by Suburban Outcast
July 15th, 2014, 9:23 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Green Line LRT
Replies: 1281
Views: 6149

Re: Green Line (Central Corridor LRT)

I don't think it's stupid but more inattentiveness (too busy talking to one another). At least they were smart enough to get off at DT East before having to backtrack from West Bank or even farther.
by Suburban Outcast
July 14th, 2014, 5:01 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: MSP Airport
Replies: 1238
Views: 159275

Re: MSP Airport

I just like it because it's easier to access in my opinion, given that T1/Lindbergh is busier. I've never been inside T1 past the ticket counters though, so I guess I might be missing out. I didn't mind T2 when I was waiting for my flight to Dulles though (the only flight I've been on when including...
by Suburban Outcast
July 14th, 2014, 4:43 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Suburbs - General Topics
Replies: 1027
Views: 117366

Re: Suburbs - General Topics

Yeah if industrial mainly stayed in the center cities, places like the North Loop or the Mill District would not be the way are today. Though I think that we should still try to keep the majority of the blue collar jobs inside or at least near the 494/694 beltway.
by Suburban Outcast
July 12th, 2014, 2:43 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Road Geek Topics
Replies: 267
Views: 33742

Re: Road Geek Topics

Yeah I don't mind the new galvanized ones (given on many of the lights the paint deteriorates quickly anyways), if agencies they do pick a color pattern - I just hope they finally get more consistent with the light pole coloring. It's definitely not the most important thing a road agency shouldn't b...
by Suburban Outcast
July 11th, 2014, 11:40 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Green Line LRT
Replies: 1281
Views: 6149

Re: Green Line (Central Corridor LRT)

Just keep the choices be MetroPass or UPass for U students and staff so they don't have to worry about people accidentally trying to use it outside of campus. And yeah that number seems quite high, I know there are a lot of people on campus but 112,000 cards seems extreme given many won't get it if ...
by Suburban Outcast
July 11th, 2014, 11:34 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Road Geek Topics
Replies: 267
Views: 33742

Re: Road Geek Topics

I've never really liked the tower lights much, I prefer the typical davit lights more. When it comes to lighting on the signs, they could install LEDs now pretty easily I bet. Another pet peeve of mine when it comes to lights in general in the metro, is how the streetlights or even stoplights can be...
by Suburban Outcast
July 10th, 2014, 9:41 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Amtrak Empire Builder and Intercity Rail to Chicago
Replies: 358
Views: 42434

Re: Amtrak Empire Builder

Sooner or later there is going to have to be a double-tracked (or even triple-tracked in busy areas) layout, and then Amtrak should get priority over one track while the private rail companies get the other. When the other track isn't being used, then it can be used by freight trains or vice versa. ...
by Suburban Outcast
July 8th, 2014, 6:57 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4468
Views: 403763

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Yeah I understand why they wouldn't build a wye now, but one thing that seems to hamper our expansion with rail transit is making it difficult to make changes on existing lines (such as the MOA terminus on the Blue Line, Downtown Minneapolis, etc.). Luckily they can still make some changes in the de...
by Suburban Outcast
July 8th, 2014, 6:36 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4468
Views: 403763

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

They could at least allow enough space on the Southwest tracks to allow a future wye, and then have the terminus of Midtown use the same platforms for Southwest's West Lake station (unless that would cause scheduling conflicts). Otherwise a single track for Midtown could be connected to Southwest ju...
by Suburban Outcast
July 8th, 2014, 6:09 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Minnesota Valley regional rail (Shakopee, Mankato, beyond)
Replies: 55
Views: 7085

Re: Shakopee Rail?

It is unlikely to happen. If regional rail somehow gets to Mankato by 2030, then a commuter rail line could possibly go to Shakopee with a shuttle to Mystic along the same route. But the chance of that happen is pretty nil. Most Scott County residents and politicians are conservative and typically a...
by Suburban Outcast
July 8th, 2014, 3:06 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Minnesota Valley regional rail (Shakopee, Mankato, beyond)
Replies: 55
Views: 7085

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Plus if it went over the Minnesota River, that would make the overall costs of the train to hit over $2 billion easily. Also, putting rail over to Shakopee would be better designed as commuter (and regional) rail rather than light rail. I wrote about the Dan Patch Corridor over a year ago and discus...

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