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by Viktor Vaughn
January 11th, 2013, 1:45 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: DTE: Wells Fargo, Radisson Red, Edition Apts & Millwright Building
Replies: 2903
Views: 365199

Re: Star Tribune Blocks

nasa35 wrote: You guys realize we're talking about a bank, with a huge ego, right?
Wait, what? Wells Fargo is a bank? I thought they were a stagecoach company...
by Viktor Vaughn
January 10th, 2013, 12:33 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Green Line / Central Corridor construction thread (archive)
Replies: 1598
Views: 289451

Re: Green Line (Central)

Yeah, I suppose they do. There goes my theory...
by Viktor Vaughn
January 9th, 2013, 11:05 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Green Line / Central Corridor construction thread (archive)
Replies: 1598
Views: 289451

Re: Green Line (Central)

Guess I shouldn't sit near the back- Totally my fault :roll: There is sort of a subtle front/back of the bus difference. Not across the board, but elderly people and those who are nervous about their personal safety gravitate to the front of the bus for mobility reasons and probably because they fe...
by Viktor Vaughn
January 9th, 2013, 11:12 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Green Line / Central Corridor construction thread (archive)
Replies: 1598
Views: 289451

Re: Green Line (Central)

Aren't open air drug markets a sign of a city's vibrancy? Kind of like farmer's markets or sidewalk cafe's?

Seriously though, I don't really see why people freakout when someone offers to sell them drugs. It's easy enough to politely say "no thank you."
by Viktor Vaughn
January 8th, 2013, 10:40 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Washington Avenue (reconstruction, restriping, etc.)
Replies: 253
Views: 49008

Re: Washington Avenue

I'm all for fantasy speculation about future transportation improvements, but it's getting to the point where we're spending a lot of time on the board criticizing current decisions by planners because they don't conform to the fantasy speculation of some board members. It's confusing and frankly s...
by Viktor Vaughn
January 7th, 2013, 10:54 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Twin Cities Future Transit Map
Replies: 372
Views: 50851

Re: Twin Cities Future Transit Map

Visualizer wrote:You will be pleased to know that the 4 will be added in the next update.
I love it. It gives Northeast form and adds Lyndale to the map making southside look like the densest area outside of downtown (rightly so). But mostly I like it because it suggests the 4 should offer decent service.
by Viktor Vaughn
January 4th, 2013, 11:04 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Twin Cities Future Transit Map
Replies: 372
Views: 50851

Re: Twin Cities Future Transit Map

To me, the map looks a little empty without the 4. I know you don't want it to get too busy, but your map has a lot of whitespace between Columbia Heights and Rosedale. It's not a brt corridor, but I would hope that in a decade it could meet today's standards for the high frequency network. One opti...
by Viktor Vaughn
January 2nd, 2013, 12:58 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News
Replies: 1199
Views: 170250

Re: Downtown Retail News

Are they all just seasonal? I feel like the Northeast one has been open for quite a while, but then again Christmas starts in mid-September lately. It seemed to me like they've been around for quite awhile too. I was wondering if they were permanent. I suppose I'll walk by there this week and see i...
by Viktor Vaughn
January 2nd, 2013, 11:23 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News
Replies: 1199
Views: 170250

Re: Downtown Retail News

This year Gaviidae had a store for Midtown Global Market with a mix of handmade and internationally imported goods from various venders at the market. I'd be curious to know how their sales were over the holidays. Nearby, the organization representing the NE Arts District organization had a retail s...
by Viktor Vaughn
December 21st, 2012, 1:54 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Apartment Construction Boom (2011-??)
Replies: 334
Views: 37606

Re: Hot Twin Cities apartment market shows signs of cooling

I don't think we can keep up this pace of apartment construction, but hopefully good projects will continue to get financing. The apartment boom is both an appropriate response to changing long term trends & unmet demand, and it's a frothy sign of market overcompensation. Hopefully, any apartment gl...
by Viktor Vaughn
December 20th, 2012, 10:54 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Vikings Stadium Legislation/Financing Package
Replies: 261
Views: 18371

Re: Vikings Stadium

For example, people have a pretty static budget for entertainment. This is established. They won't spend money on entertainment that they wouldn't otherwise just because there's a new stadium. But it grinds my gears a bit to then extend that argument to "there's no economic benefit at all ever to b...
by Viktor Vaughn
December 19th, 2012, 11:58 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Central & Lowry NE
Replies: 73
Views: 15208

Re: Central & Lowry NE

Image

The NEIC press release touts the end of the yellow façade. I would love to see what’s under there.
by Viktor Vaughn
December 19th, 2012, 11:45 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Central & Lowry NE
Replies: 73
Views: 15208

Re: Central & Lowry NE

Last week, the Northeast Investment Cooperative signed a purchase agreement for the old furniture store at 2504/2506 Central Ave. Sounds like the idea is for Recovery Bike Shop to move into the 2504 side from their current spot in the Co-op building. The Co-op would then have room to expand. The Str...
by Viktor Vaughn
December 19th, 2012, 11:34 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Central & Lowry NE
Replies: 73
Views: 15208

Re: Central & Lowry NE

Does anyone know the plan for the former Burger King on Central and 18th? Hillcrest development purchased it and had a buyer with a plan that couldn’t be disclosed, last I heard. They’ve put a lot of work into this building, inside and out. Surely, they’ve had to disclose their plans by now to pull ...
by Viktor Vaughn
December 19th, 2012, 11:33 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Central & Lowry NE
Replies: 73
Views: 15208

Central & Lowry NE

This thread is for development updates for the business district from about 18th to 27th centered at the Central/Lowry node.
by Viktor Vaughn
December 18th, 2012, 11:33 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Vikings Stadium Legislation/Financing Package
Replies: 261
Views: 18371

Re: Vikings Stadium

Nick wrote:The point is that if every new user feels the need to write three paragraphs about how they're mad the stadium got approved, I'm going to have an aneurysm before any shovels even get in the ground.
Well for your heath's sake I'd recommend against goading 'em with dismissive comments.
by Viktor Vaughn
December 18th, 2012, 11:11 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: B Line Lake St Rapid Bus, Midtown Rail Transit
Replies: 570
Views: 56173

Re: Midtown Corridor

I thought I heard there isn't enough room for LRT, or even consistently double tracked streetcars, in the trench. I thought there was a limit to the streetcar frequencies possible because they can only pass in certain places. Is this true?
by Viktor Vaughn
December 18th, 2012, 10:41 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Vikings Stadium Legislation/Financing Package
Replies: 261
Views: 18371

Re: Vikings Stadium

Soooo...votes in favor of splitting the Vikings Stadium thread into one about the stadium and one about arguing about the stadium? Sorry, but this stadium is inseparable from the bs that got it built. I'm sorry your tired of hearing it, but this folly is just getting started. As we go along, we get...
by Viktor Vaughn
December 16th, 2012, 11:29 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Five15 on the Park - 515 15th Avenue South
Replies: 187
Views: 40329

Re: Currie Park Lofts Phase I

The Strib reports the Mpls City Council approved moving the Gluek tied house to make room for the Currie Park Lofts. Article However, they show a picture of the old Bedlam Theatre building. I had a freakout moment until I read Twincitizen's comment that the old pub to be moved is actually the small ...
by Viktor Vaughn
December 14th, 2012, 11:56 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Amtrak Empire Builder and Intercity Rail to Chicago
Replies: 374
Views: 45107

Re: Intercity rail to Chicago

Yes, you're right....I didn't take any "end of the world" scenarios into play. How foolish and short-sighted of me! Nor did I. I only pointed out that we are using temporary economic factors to evaluate longterm investments as if they were static. The need to diversify our transportation system and...

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