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by Qhaberl
May 29th, 2019, 11:47 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Ford Site Redevelopment
Replies: 50
Views: 6491

Re: Ford Site Redevelopment

I’m very excited about the redevelopment of the Ford site, but I have a question to pose to people on the Fourm. Do others think the Ford site would’ve been a great testing ground for a true form based code? I’m talking about a code that focuses on building a form first, and specific uses second? Th...
by Qhaberl
May 27th, 2019, 2:21 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: East 38th Street & 38th St Station Development
Replies: 238
Views: 47385

Re: East 38th Street & 38th St Station Development

Where is this development?


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by Qhaberl
May 21st, 2019, 6:15 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4469
Views: 405973

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)


I just want to make sure I understand this correctly, the track being delivered in this video is for the relocated freight rail, correct?


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by Qhaberl
May 16th, 2019, 6:14 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4469
Views: 405973

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

My opinion: totally understand not having much sympathy. This group of people has been trying to stop the project from the very beginning. I feel like the project has made some compromises in their favor; the shallow tunnel that will keep trains running basically underground. Sent from my iPhone usi...
by Qhaberl
May 15th, 2019, 4:31 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4469
Views: 405973

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Did not know that about the greenline not receiving its funding until two years after construction started. It sounds like starting construction before full funding is in place is standard practice. So a petition was sent to the governor, what’s next? When are the trees actually supposed to be remov...
by Qhaberl
May 15th, 2019, 10:38 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4469
Views: 405973

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

What are the chances the tree cutting in the Kenilworth Corridor is delayed? A petition with 2,900 signatures was delivered to Walz’s office asking to delay the tree cutting until funding is 100% certain (even though at this point it’s very near certain we’ll get the funding). Near certainty is gre...
by Qhaberl
May 15th, 2019, 10:35 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4469
Views: 405973

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

I can actually respect that. Why is the funding not 100% yet? I would favor not cutting trees until we have the written agreement from the FTA. Why have we not gotten the 100% guarantee?


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by Qhaberl
May 15th, 2019, 4:20 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4469
Views: 405973

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Might be an obvious question, but does the full weekend closure have to do with the amount of time it takes to repair the tracks? Could the repairs be done quicker if there were more manpower?


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by Qhaberl
May 14th, 2019, 9:57 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: RBC Gateway (Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 519'
Replies: 1992
Views: 250230

Re: Gateway Tower (RBC/Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 503'

Could someone post a link to the latest images of the project? This project is going through so many iterations, that it’s hard to keep track of which are the latest.
by Qhaberl
May 14th, 2019, 8:35 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4469
Views: 405973

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Thanks for the info! It seems like we have this problem after every winter. Are there any innovations being made to prevent these types of cracks from occurring in the tracks? I saw that they were working on the University skyway the other day when I was there. Asking the above question, about the r...
by Qhaberl
May 13th, 2019, 6:53 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4469
Views: 405973

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Not Southwest light rail related, but I wasn’t sure where to put it. What kind of trackwork are they doing downtown this weekend? Didn’t they do a whole bunch of work on the tracks downtown last year?


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by Qhaberl
May 10th, 2019, 9:12 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4469
Views: 405973

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

The point I’m getting at is that these conversations and plans need to be starting now. Before light rail is even built. These things need to be in place when it opens. Obviously you wouldn’t start the shuttle services until the rail is open, but you need to start figuring out how they will be funde...
by Qhaberl
May 10th, 2019, 9:06 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4469
Views: 405973

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

MNdible, I very much agree with you. I think self driving shuttle buses will definitely be able to fill that gap, I just wish they would be a reality sooner. That would be perfect. What is the plan for opening day? We know that getting these types of services implemented take time, is someone workin...
by Qhaberl
May 10th, 2019, 6:52 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4469
Views: 405973

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

I think ridesharing services can help fill this void, but they will not completely solve it. There will be people who will not be able to afford Uber and lyft. The problem with shuttles is that people will not want to stand outside for 20 minutes in the winter waiting for shuttle. Trains are expecte...
by Qhaberl
May 10th, 2019, 6:26 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4469
Views: 405973

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

So I feel like no one is asking this question, if they are, it doesn’t seem like there’s much of an answer. Southwest light rail is supposed to connect to many existing jobs. One area in particular is the golden triangle station. I know there are a lot of jobs in this area, but how exactly are peop...
by Qhaberl
May 10th, 2019, 6:24 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4469
Views: 405973

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

So I feel like no one is asking this question, if they are, it doesn’t seem like there’s much of an answer. Southwest light rail is supposed to connect to many existing jobs. One area in particular is the golden triangle station. I know there are a lot of jobs in this area, but how exactly are peopl...
by Qhaberl
May 9th, 2019, 9:20 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Lowa46 - 46th & Hiawatha Cub Foods Mixed Use
Replies: 102
Views: 17662

Re: Lowa46 - 46th & Hiawatha Cub Foods Mixed Use

That makes sense. Totally radical proposal, don’t even know if it’s possible, but could they wrap the restaurant in apartments? That would mean there would be no natural light going into the restaurant, but at least you would have more than one use. Another thought, as a way of dealing with the lack...
by Qhaberl
May 9th, 2019, 6:10 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map
Replies: 1737
Views: 288750

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

That’s awesome about the building being converted to affordable apartments. We can always use more of those. Unrelated question: what’s the latest on the property located just south of 10th St. and west of Hennepin Avenue? I thought they were going to be putting in two hotels there. Haven’t heard an...
by Qhaberl
May 8th, 2019, 7:52 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Lowa46 - 46th & Hiawatha Cub Foods Mixed Use
Replies: 102
Views: 17662

Re: Lowa46 - 46th & Hiawatha Cub Foods Mixed Use

I’m all for a restaurant, but why on earth couldn’t you at least put some apartments above it. Being so close to the A-line and 46 street station, I’m not too thrilled about the idea of a single use building.
by Qhaberl
May 8th, 2019, 6:48 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: 2800 Wayzata Blvd. (Former Northwestern Bell offices)
Replies: 14
Views: 2347

Re: 2800 Wayzata Blvd. (Former Northwestern Bell offices)

That’s not bad. Definitely could be better.

It all depends on how they make the pedestrian realm. They need to make it easy to get from the building to the bus stop. They will also need to add a Bench and shelter. About how long would it take someone to get from here to downtown?

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