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by mattaudio
August 8th, 2019, 8:26 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bus Destination Signage
Replies: 11
Views: 1396

Re: Bus Destination Signage

It appears all routes go past some place known as GO TWINS!
by mattaudio
August 8th, 2019, 8:21 pm
Forum: Greater Minnesota
Topic: Mayo Expansion Proposal - Rochester
Replies: 130
Views: 35248

Re: Mayo Expansion Proposal - Rochester

I don't know why we're so hung up on new rails to Rochester. I don't know why you have to compete with drive times when being on a train means you don't have to sit behind a windshield and focus on driving. Service just has to be comfortable, reliable, and conveniently timed. With Canadian Pacific's...
by mattaudio
August 8th, 2019, 3:22 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Southdale Area - Edina
Replies: 749
Views: 111439

Re: Southdale Area Development - Edina

Imagine being a wheelchair user or stroller pusher on the west France sidewalk south of 66th: https://goo.gl/maps/zxfu15UBX5sLW75Z6
by mattaudio
August 8th, 2019, 9:22 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bus Destination Signage
Replies: 11
Views: 1396

Re: Bus Destination Signage

Now I'm wondering... What's the most complex or confusing destination signage in our system today?
by mattaudio
August 7th, 2019, 9:19 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News
Replies: 1208
Views: 182704

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

I tried sitting out on Nicollet to eat a Brueggers bagel for a quick break at work yesterday morning. I mean, at least it's not a construction zone anymore... But such a missed opportunity. First, there are few patio places on the north end of Nicollet - nowhere street-facing to get a coffee. There ...
by mattaudio
August 6th, 2019, 6:29 am
Forum: Greater Minnesota
Topic: Mayo Expansion Proposal - Rochester
Replies: 130
Views: 35248

Re: Mayo Expansion Proposal - Rochester

Gotta say, One Discovery Square looks like a suburban office park, not something belonging in a major downtown.
by mattaudio
August 5th, 2019, 7:18 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Southdale Area - Edina
Replies: 749
Views: 111439

Re: Southdale Area Development - Edina

I can verify this feels tightly integrated with the Taco Bell. What an amenity for those new residents.
by mattaudio
August 1st, 2019, 5:03 pm
Forum: Greater Minnesota
Topic: Duluth - General Topics
Replies: 29
Views: 13401

Re: Duluth - General Topics

I think the DECC kills a lot of the potential further into the harbor. I remember going 5th Ave + Harbor Dr (around DECC) to get between downtown and Canal Park and it was a surprisingly awful walk despite being along waterfront. https://goo.gl/maps/4oHS48nJsk5MvN9v6
by mattaudio
August 1st, 2019, 2:58 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: City Center
Replies: 395
Views: 62326

Re: City Center

luigipaladio wrote:
August 1st, 2019, 2:27 pm
It’s hard to imagine anything short of a minor nuclear detonation really helping this sad monument to architectural bad taste.
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by mattaudio
July 31st, 2019, 2:24 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Hillcrest golf course redevelopment site
Replies: 13
Views: 5202

Re: Hillcrest golf course redevelopment site

The vast majority of SPPA projects are total duds that look like they're competing with Rogers or Shakopee for low-employment-density warehousing and manufacturing. https://www.sppa.com/commercial-redevel ... d-projects
by mattaudio
July 30th, 2019, 1:48 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: City of Minneapolis Office Building - 501 4th Ave S - 11 stories / 171'
Replies: 225
Views: 40918

Re: City of Minneapolis Office Building - 501 4th Ave S - 11 stories / 171'

It looks like there's a CMU wall going in on some of the 5th St frontage of the parking ramp immediately behnid the new city building. Anyone know what that's about?
by mattaudio
July 30th, 2019, 12:28 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Duffey Lofts - 500-528 Washington Ave N
Replies: 57
Views: 14431

Re: Iron Store - 528 Washington Ave N (Uncancelled)

I'm more concerned about how we can get buses quickly down the corridor from North Loop to Gateway to Mill District, but maybe we just need signal priority and some bus skip queues on Washington.
by mattaudio
July 30th, 2019, 7:31 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown (and LynLake) Development & General Topics
Replies: 1078
Views: 167900

Re: Uptown (and LynLake) Development & General Topics

If I was managing an apartment complex and 95% of my car housing was leased, I'd be raising car rent.
by mattaudio
July 30th, 2019, 7:16 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: 2510 Riverside Avenue Apartments - 80 units / 6 stories
Replies: 9
Views: 4749

Re: 2510 Riverside Avenue Apartments - 80 units / 6 stories

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by mattaudio
July 29th, 2019, 9:45 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Eagan, Apple Valley, Burnsville - General Topics
Replies: 94
Views: 20725

Re: Eagan, Apple Valley, Burnsville - General Topics

You don't know SOTR unless you've lived SOTR. I challenge you to rename this thread.
by mattaudio
July 29th, 2019, 8:01 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Duffey Lofts - 500-528 Washington Ave N
Replies: 57
Views: 14431

Re: Iron Store - 528 Washington Ave N (Uncancelled)

This makes me long even more for a 3rd St connection across the rail trench, particularly as a backup corridor for buses and bike/walk. Washington Ave just gets too choked around Hennepin and Nicollet, and the North Loop could really use some better transit.
by mattaudio
July 26th, 2019, 10:41 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Street, Road and Highway Projects
Replies: 995
Views: 146338

Re: Street, Road and Highway Projects

It makes sense to consolidate buses onto Hennepin since the bridge has excess lane capacity. The only problem is that squeezing dedicated bus lanes onto Hennepin would be difficult between 1st and Washington. A dedicated bus lane around River Towers and Voya would work well for southbound buses to N...
by mattaudio
July 26th, 2019, 9:43 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Street, Road and Highway Projects
Replies: 995
Views: 146338

Re: Street, Road and Highway Projects

1. Seems like a great opportunity to *at a minimum* flip the bike lane to the outside of the jersey barrier, so both bicyclist and pedestrians are protected from motorists. 2. I wonder what this would have looked like if Lisa Goodman hadn't blocked a three lane 3rd Ave profile through downtown. 3. I...
by mattaudio
July 26th, 2019, 6:17 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News
Replies: 1208
Views: 182704

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Is it 60% of linear frontage or 60% of actual floor area? I hope it's not the latter. We need more retail density, not necessarily more retail floor area. If you have a 15,000 square foot floorplate but want to put in ten 500 sf storefronts (5,000 sf or 33%) that's much better for street life than a...

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