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by acs
April 7th, 2017, 10:56 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Mayo Clinic Square
Replies: 511
Views: 73043

Re: Mayo Clinic Square

I'm confused how it could be 96% leased. Aren't there several street level spaces still vacant, like the NE corner, that still aren't spoken for?
by acs
March 31st, 2017, 2:42 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Minnesota Transportation Funding (General)
Replies: 695
Views: 51058

Re: Minnesota Transportation Funding (General)

It'd have to be somewhere that would affect two freeways at once. I think our network is redundant enough to overcome shutting down one single freeway even if it's I-94. Most catastrophic would be I-35W and 494 interchange, I-94/35W commons south of downtown, then probably crosstown commons or 35E/9...
by acs
March 30th, 2017, 9:36 am
Forum: Cities Around the World
Topic: Des Moines
Replies: 61
Views: 6539

Re: Des Moines

Silophant wrote:
March 30th, 2017, 9:25 am
If #2 wins out, I can think of a couple other Upper Midwestern downtowns that a upscale movie theater would do well in.
Don't you know? We can't have nice things.
by acs
March 21st, 2017, 9:26 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Parking Facilities
Replies: 162
Views: 21330

Re: Downtown Parking Facilities

So wait, we have a prohibition against tearing down buildings for parking, but we didn't think to block converting building to parking ramps?
by acs
March 20th, 2017, 2:20 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: A Strip Mall - (129 Plymouth Avenue North)
Replies: 60
Views: 7154

Re: A Strip Mall - (129 Plymouth Avenue North)

It's started to cross 10th. Give in 5 more years and we'll see the movement into the industrial zone. I kind of doubt it. If anything, it will start heading west across the viaduct like it already has been doing. That's where the LRT lines are going anyways, while nothing is planned currently on I-...
by acs
March 10th, 2017, 1:02 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4240
Views: 364583

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Alternatively, if this line bombs (and I'm not at all saying it will), it will be a truly massive albatross hanging over the DFL, Hennepin county area and the Met Council for decades. This line has faced a tremendous amount of pushback and second-guessing, the worst case scenario would be to validat...
by acs
March 2nd, 2017, 3:13 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nic on Fifth - (290' - 26 Stories)
Replies: 1033
Views: 178912

Re: Nic on Fifth - (290' - 26 Stories)

Does the alcohol content of the beer have any serious disinfecting properties or no?

Anyways it looks like this will be in direct competition with City Works just a few blocks north.
by acs
February 27th, 2017, 12:38 pm
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Sunday Liquor Sales and other Beer/Liquor Legislation
Replies: 231
Views: 16397

Re: Sunday Liquor Sales and other Beer/Liquor Legislation

Holy shit, I never thought I'd see the day.
by acs
February 21st, 2017, 7:50 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News and Current Happenings
Replies: 2131
Views: 194523

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

80% is ridiculous, but in 2017 the Met Council only expects to get 17% of funding through fares. That has to improve greatly or the Met Council loses a lot of leverage in these debates. We've seen proposals for a fare increase but no info yet on how that would move the farebox recovery ratio. http:/...
by acs
February 21st, 2017, 7:45 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Counties Transit Improvement Board (CTIB)
Replies: 155
Views: 13589

Re: Counties Transit Improvement Board (CTIB)

Speaking of funding (this could go here or the general funding thread), the citizens's league got together to try and find acceptable funding sources to free up the transit "logjam". They presented their recommendations to the legislature this week. http://www.startribune.com/citizens-league-report-...
by acs
February 21st, 2017, 10:32 am
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Sunday Liquor Sales and other Beer/Liquor Legislation
Replies: 231
Views: 16397

Re: Sunday Liquor Sales and other Beer/Liquor Legislation

And by "REAL MINNESOTANS" he means approximately 83% of Minnesotans. http://www.startribune.com/poll-should-minnesota-allow-liquor-sales-on-sundays/414252763/?showPollResults=true Seriously, almost no issue has this kind of across the board bipartisan support from the public. If the opposition to li...
by acs
February 14th, 2017, 10:14 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nicollet Mall
Replies: 1352
Views: 142821

Re: Nicollet Mall Reconstruction Project

Forget Hennepin, 3rd ave makes too much sense not to have dedicated lanes. All the Nicollet Mall routes that cross the river go over the Central Ave. bridge, not on Hennepin. Only the 17 and 18 would have to jog over. But yeah, removing the buses and making the mall ped+bike only has to be one of th...
by acs
February 13th, 2017, 9:59 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: MSP Airport
Replies: 1216
Views: 148661

Re: MSP Airport

Not sure what thread to put this in, but Delta's former CEO was in MSP today and had some interesting thoughts on the future of small airplanes/airports. Unlocked: http://finance-commerce.com/2017/02/ex-delta-ceo-small-planes-a-worse-bet-than-bus-rail/ Basically saying that small planes with small c...
by acs
February 13th, 2017, 3:10 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Nord Haus - 315 1st Ave NE (208' - 20 Stories)
Replies: 610
Views: 92533

Re: Nord Haus - 315 1st Ave NE (208' - 20 Stories)

Wow, that's amazing. Can't believe this tower is almost done. It's been such a long process for this site.
by acs
February 10th, 2017, 10:21 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Minneapolis Skyway System
Replies: 473
Views: 54248

Re: Minneapolis Skyway System

Street connections are unfortunately a loaded topic, as certain business interests are concerned they will bring in the wrong people (which is super racist). To be fair, I don't think it has so much to do with race as it does with not wanting people to loiter, vandalize, or defecate in the skyway. ...
by acs
February 1st, 2017, 1:00 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Hotel News
Replies: 225
Views: 47574

Re: Downtown Hotel News

Maybe the commons with have one when it's finished. If it's ever finished.
by acs
January 26th, 2017, 10:58 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Riverfront - Mill Ruins Park - Waterworks
Replies: 192
Views: 20356

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Riverfront - Mill Ruins Park - Waterworks

Closing the lock was never about the carp anyways. It has everything to do with redeveloping the "blighted" industrial riverfront north of the locks. That much was made clear if you attended any of the "re-imagine the riverfront" workshops in winter 2015.
by acs
January 24th, 2017, 4:29 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Distribution/Warehouse Developments
Replies: 31
Views: 5770

Re: Distribution/Warehouse Developments

Lake Elmo? I'm sure that will go over just swell. They love development over there.
by acs
January 20th, 2017, 3:32 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Former West Publishing / County Jail development site
Replies: 73
Views: 11906

Re: Demolition of West Publishing / old jail

Cardon Development of Phoenix specifically. http://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/news/2017/01/20/only-bidder-for-st-paul-riverfront-site-pitches.html 5 star hotel, parking, housing, office space mixed use. Wouldn't it be something to see St. Paul jump ahead and get MN's first 5 star hotel before Mi...

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