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by Suburban Outcast
April 8th, 2014, 10:03 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: SimCity
Replies: 32
Views: 4723

Re: SimCity

The one thing I really liked in SC4 is making my city more realistic with Wal-Mart supercenters along with strip malls and fast food chains on my avenues in my sprawled out suburbs. I just like having one or two large dense cities with that have suburbs sprawl all out across the map since it's so la...
by Suburban Outcast
April 8th, 2014, 9:39 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Green Line / Central Corridor construction thread (archive)
Replies: 1598
Views: 288970

Re: Green Line (Central Corridor LRT)

My guess is they are as well because when I went to an interview yesterday in downtown Saint Paul, I saw a train strolling down Cedar when I was on 7th. I got a bit excited once I realized it's getting closer to the opening date.
by Suburban Outcast
March 20th, 2014, 4:24 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Car Ownership
Replies: 63
Views: 4795

Re: Car Ownership

2 cars for 3 people (for a working/lower-middle class household in the inner suburbs): 2004 Ford Taurus - Father reverse-commutes to Lino Lakes 2004 Ford F-150 - Brother commutes to work (same city as home), and to Metro State We also have a 1998 Ford F-150, but we recently uninsured it because it's...
by Suburban Outcast
March 20th, 2014, 3:28 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: St. Croix River Crossing
Replies: 197
Views: 30251

Re: St. Croix River Crossing

Regardless of the disagreements against the bridge, if you have pictures and want to share them, feel free to post them :)
by Suburban Outcast
March 20th, 2014, 3:06 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: A Line - Arterial Rapid Bus
Replies: 477
Views: 53409

Re: "A Line" Snelling Arterial BRT

Since it's going to be running at a higher frequency than it is now, they might be focusing on using normal-sized buses since ridership might be more spread out, meaning less demand for articulated at the moment. Probably if the demand appears during certain time periods (like rush hour) once it's b...
by Suburban Outcast
March 17th, 2014, 10:57 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: The Marshall - (515 14th Avenue Southeast)
Replies: 238
Views: 44120

Re: The Marshall - (515 14th Avenue Southeast)

It is pretty massive. Here's a crappy view (sorry took the pic while in the passenger seat of a moving van) from 4th St SE.
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by Suburban Outcast
March 17th, 2014, 10:41 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: The Bridges - (950 University Avenue SE)
Replies: 242
Views: 39709

Re: The Bridges - (950 University Avenue SE)

I went to the U with my cousin today and took some pictures of this. (sorry due to the quality as I was taking these from the passenger seat while he was driving)
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by Suburban Outcast
February 16th, 2014, 12:53 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Latest Census Estimates and Met Council Projections
Replies: 183
Views: 17305

Re: Latest Census Estimates and Met Council Projections

These projected population tables made the local city council where I live worried about if they could handle another 4,000 people by 2040. Honestly, I think Little Canada has quite a ton of space to fit another 4,000 within 30 years, because the northwest part is industrial and might be partly rede...
by Suburban Outcast
February 14th, 2014, 3:00 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Interstate 494
Replies: 100
Views: 11595

Re: Interstate 494

I'm fine with expansion, it's just in certain areas like this one, a MNPass lane versus a general purpose lane would be beneficial in my opinion. I think the freeway is still going to be clogged with the future AADT, but a MNPass lane would at least allow people the option for a faster commute for a...
by Suburban Outcast
February 13th, 2014, 1:42 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Interstate 494
Replies: 100
Views: 11595

Re: Interstate 494

I think if we are going to expand freeways around the metro, that they should be MnPass lanes at least. Even with 35E and the expansion project near my house. It gets bad, but honestly people are just impatient so at least instead of having just 4 clogged general purpose lanes, they are least giving...
by Suburban Outcast
February 10th, 2014, 11:31 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: LPM Apartments - (376' - 36 Stories)
Replies: 1522
Views: 238478

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

Isn't this what it's supposed to look like?
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by Suburban Outcast
February 10th, 2014, 1:48 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: St. Croix River Crossing
Replies: 197
Views: 30251

Re: St. Croix River Crossing

It's not that I am against anything nice in that area (I like DT Stillwater). It's that I am questioning if a $675 million freeway expansion to a exurban area was really a good investment. Mdcastle, thanks for the update on the AADT. l. When the Golden gate was built there wasn'tmuch residential out...
by Suburban Outcast
February 10th, 2014, 12:52 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: St. Croix River Crossing
Replies: 197
Views: 30251

Re: St. Croix River Crossing

The four-lane bridge, with its towering blufftop-to-blufftop design, is expected to stand as a monument to engineering, built to last 100 years and someday ferry as many as 100,000 vehicles a day between Washington County and western Wisconsin. Doesn't the I-94 bridge only get 80K in AADT now? Most...
by Suburban Outcast
January 29th, 2014, 3:38 pm
Forum: Updates - Announcements - Problems - Suggestions
Topic: Forum Maintenance & Technical Issues
Replies: 356
Views: 34076

Re: Aaaaaaaand We're Back!

Every UrbanMSPer right now:
by Suburban Outcast
January 8th, 2014, 9:17 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Rush Line Corridor BRT
Replies: 499
Views: 52666

Re: Rush Line Corridor

Why not just have the current and future park and rides along exits on 35E/35 serve both Metro Transit express routes plus casino shuttles to Hinckley (if they don't already) and leave LRT or streetcar plans for denser neighborhoods in the East Side with possible expansion to WBL/Maplewood for anoth...
by Suburban Outcast
January 8th, 2014, 8:59 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Foundry Lake Street - (3118 Lake Street W)
Replies: 152
Views: 29413

Re: West Calhoun Apartments - (3118 West Lake Street)

They did a good job making the 11-story option the more attractive option.

I'm getting that their vibe was: "We can either try to build a slender and sleek mid-rise or a portly and plain low-rise, your choice."
by Suburban Outcast
December 17th, 2013, 1:43 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Green Line / Central Corridor construction thread (archive)
Replies: 1598
Views: 288970

Re: Green Line (Central Corridor LRT)

Continuing the subject of gentrification, there will probably be a premium to reside closely near an LRT station (just a guess). But what they can do for lower-income residents who can only afford properties farther away is to make sure to provide decent sidewalks and ample road space to bike to a s...
by Suburban Outcast
December 17th, 2013, 12:49 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Green Line / Central Corridor construction thread (archive)
Replies: 1598
Views: 288970

Re: Green Line (Central Corridor LRT)

I'm not on an agenda. I just think the pros outweigh the cons of the project. UptownSport, I am quite capable of understanding the harm that this project has done to some people, but every project of this magnitude does have some sort of harm attached to it. Same for every other LRT expansion or fre...

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