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by stp1980
July 6th, 2013, 7:45 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Grand & Finn Apartments - (2124 Grand Avenue)
Replies: 45
Views: 9697

Re: Grand & Finn Apartments - (2124 Grand Avenue)

Maybe the landscaping will be really really good?
by stp1980
June 26th, 2013, 6:48 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: 35W Freeway Lid and Air Rights Development
Replies: 138
Views: 15680

Re: West Bank

It would be nice if we could bury the freeways. Not necessarily big dig style but a couple of blocks here and there. This area would be good as well as I 94 in saint Paul between DT and the capitol. $$$ probably prevents this though.
by stp1980
June 18th, 2013, 6:53 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Red Line (Cedar Avenue BRT)
Replies: 447
Views: 52653

Re: Red Line (Cedar BRT)

I really want this project to be better than it is. After reading the directions on Metro Transit's website on "How to Board" it explains that you need to ask the driver for a transfer to the Blue line. I thought that was the point of calling it a METRO? One ticket, one system, no extra hassle neces...
by stp1980
May 18th, 2013, 9:36 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Minneapolis Armory
Replies: 361
Views: 50918

Re: Minneapolis Armory

Some greenery would be nice too along with the glass. Could be nice place to go when the winter gets a little long and would complement the park well.
by stp1980
May 6th, 2013, 6:16 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4468
Views: 403846

Re: Southwest Corridor (Green Line Extension)

The movement on transit this year has been disappointing at the Capitol. If I read the last draft of one of the transportation bills correctly it seems that additional funding may come from Scott and Carver being added into CTIB, although a drop in the bucket and they will want some return on that.
by stp1980
May 6th, 2013, 6:10 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: MSP Airport
Replies: 1238
Views: 159345

Re: MSP Airport

If you go North long enough from MSP you will end up (near) Delhi, India. Wonder if there is any advantage to that in terms of airport location?
by stp1980
April 24th, 2013, 6:58 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Red Line (Cedar Avenue BRT)
Replies: 447
Views: 52653

Re: Red Line (Cedar BRT)

On the website for this project, it is saying that the buses have card readers for fare collection. I was under the impression that if this was a METRO line, then it would be similar to the light rail system of pre-pay to expedite boarding? Maybe this has been covered, and yes the service will be be...
by stp1980
April 11th, 2013, 7:49 am
Forum: Greater Minnesota
Topic: Mayo Expansion Proposal - Rochester
Replies: 130
Views: 26125

Re: Mayo Expansion Proposal - Rochester

I think it would be good for MN to cultivate Rochester as a thriving mid-size city, and some subsidy may be due to go their way. However, if you are going to ask for $500 million dollars over a long period of time, shouldn't PR 101 be to ask for a mere $50 million dollars a year rather than ask for ...
by stp1980
March 27th, 2013, 1:20 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Why is St Paul so Sleepy?
Replies: 14
Views: 1070

Re: Why is St Paul so Sleepy?

I live in St. Paul and I love St. Paul, but I do have to agree with what you are saying, it is a sleepy little 'burgh. Reason #1, We NIMBY like no other NIMBYs can (with the possible exception of Linden Hills)! If you are loud enough, the city council will grant you any three wishes no matter how ab...
by stp1980
March 20th, 2013, 2:42 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: State Budget & Bonding Bill 2013-14 Session
Replies: 45
Views: 4111

Bonding Bill 2013?

Have not heard anything yet on this. Wondering if any transit items will get into it. Other than talk of the transit tax increase proposed by Dayton nothing specific has surfaced, although this usually seems to be an endgame item after the budget gets completed. Anyone else hear anything?
by stp1980
March 14th, 2013, 9:54 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: The Vintage (Selby and Snelling)
Replies: 136
Views: 38947

Re: Selby and Snelling

Anyone want to form a pro development group to counter? Hmmmm such as "citizens for a better Snelling tomorrow, tomorrow"
by stp1980
March 6th, 2013, 7:56 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: NW Corner of Selby and Western (Currently CVA)
Replies: 1
Views: 1067

NW Corner of Selby and Western (Currently CVA)

Just a random thought, but what will happen to this building after CVA (College of Visual Arts) closes? This is a building I would not be sad to see go (its the low one-level building across from Nina's). Too early to start speculating? Awesome location.
by stp1980
February 25th, 2013, 7:32 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Suburbs - General Topics
Replies: 1027
Views: 117609

Re: General Suburb News

Ahh the "Wood-hood" my old home. It will definitely keep growing but they have never been big in diversifying the tax base beyond shopping and houses. I wonder if some of the land that is left (meaning that along the interstate and future Gateway corridor) would be better put to use for business. Th...
by stp1980
February 19th, 2013, 11:31 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: St. Croix River Crossing
Replies: 197
Views: 30213

Re: St. Croix River Crossing

[quote="mattaudio"]Is it anticipation of or the cause of future development? It is a case of if you build it, and the economic incentives are there (even if skewed) when you look at it in retrospect it would be in anticipation of, however it is much more likely the cause of future development. Do So...
by stp1980
February 19th, 2013, 9:00 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: St. Croix River Crossing
Replies: 197
Views: 30213

Re: St. Croix River Crossing

I hate to defend this one but there is already the equivalent of a four lane freeway on either side of this. The project here was only a matter of time. if not 20 years after when it first could have been built. Yes it will push a corridor of sprawl leapfrogging Lake Elmo to the south and push it ou...
by stp1980
February 13th, 2013, 8:20 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Saint Paul Streetcar Study
Replies: 88
Views: 11887

Re: Saint Paul streetcar study

Oh, and if this is not accompanied by a development plan or rezoning around certain areas, than all will be for nothing in terms of the development potential with any of these potential lines.
by stp1980
February 13th, 2013, 8:19 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Saint Paul Streetcar Study
Replies: 88
Views: 11887

Re: Saint Paul streetcar study

I agree that these seem to overlap with Metro Transit studies and that they could be better served by working together. The map really looks like the old streetcar map for the city, tracks are even there (though probably not useable) for many of these lines. What are the costs/per mile (on average f...
by stp1980
February 2nd, 2013, 7:10 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: LPM Apartments - (376' - 36 Stories)
Replies: 1522
Views: 238221

Re: Loring Park Apartments - (1368 LaSalle Avenue)

Anyone else want to scream "To the sky!, To the sky! Build it to the motherf***in sky!" ?
Sorry, just a little excited about this one :)
by stp1980
February 2nd, 2013, 7:01 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Twin Cities Future Transit Map
Replies: 372
Views: 50149

Re: Twin Cities Future Transit Map

This needs to be sent to the legislature, metro transit and the met council. You could even get around this city without a car on most days! Where is this again? ;)

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