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by Ubermoose
January 8th, 2014, 11:23 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4541
Views: 434693

Re: Southwest Corridor (Green Line Extension)

I'm hoping to make the first part of the meeting tomorrow night, but my time is limited and I'm sure that I won't be able to take part in much table talk, if at all. I really wanted to make it last night so that I could compare the two meetings. I guess that will have to wait for February. Thanks fo...
by Ubermoose
December 30th, 2013, 9:34 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 222 & Whole Foods - (222 Hennepin Avenue)
Replies: 577
Views: 86668

Re: 222 & Whole Foods - (222 Hennepin Avenue)

Minneapolisite wrote:They didn't have any Ohio beers I haven't seen up here before and they don't even carry Dogfish Head (which I have yet to find anywhere over here).
It is not available in Minnesota. No distributor has it.
by Ubermoose
December 20th, 2013, 3:38 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4541
Views: 434693

Re: Southwest Corridor (Green Line Extension)

Funny; the ad that appeared at the top of the story was 3 early signs of dimentia. It almost looked like a part of the story. In case anyone hasn't heard about the upcoming meetings, they are near the bottom of the story. Meetings will be held Jan. 7 and Jan. 9 in Minneapolis and St. Louis Park, res...
by Ubermoose
November 7th, 2013, 11:27 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4541
Views: 434693

Re: Southwest Corridor (Green Line Extension)

So it still looks to me as though we will have new consultants look at every option through St. Louis Park, even those that are just plain absurd, but for some reason we won't review any other alternatives through Kenilworth. Hmm. Money and connections definitely do the talking. Like I have said bef...
by Ubermoose
November 1st, 2013, 10:44 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Halloween Decorations
Replies: 12
Views: 1134

Re: Halloween Decorations

We had 25 last night, which is about average. I found it interesting that we had 2 groups that walked right by my house and my neighbors as we sat outside with a little fire. They even said hi to us. I overheard one of the kids saying that they had to hurry up to get to the "good house". We started ...
by Ubermoose
October 17th, 2013, 8:38 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4541
Views: 434693

Re: Southwest Corridor (Green Line Extension)

This is mostly right. As far as I can tell the bicyclists aren't the problem. It's the CIDNA and Kenwood residents complaining about the presence of freight rail. Sharing tracks won't solve that problem. . I've heard some discussion that this really comes down to what the Kenwood residents want to ...
by Ubermoose
October 17th, 2013, 9:05 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: National Marrow Donor Program HQ - 524 5th Street North
Replies: 296
Views: 48719

Re: Shapco Printing Site - (524 Fifth Street North)

There is absolutely no creativity in this design at all. Boring. It looks like the developer looked at blue prints from every suburban office park and went with the most bland.
I don't think it has to be exciting and daring, but at least have a little personality.
by Ubermoose
October 15th, 2013, 7:22 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4541
Views: 434693

Re: Southwest Corridor (Green Line Extension)

There is already freight going over that little creek. And, of course, there was already freight that was going through SLP, which is why nobody from SLP had any problem when the plan was to route more traffic through that corridor, right? I don't mean to call you out, but you've got a strong veste...
by Ubermoose
October 15th, 2013, 2:58 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4541
Views: 434693

Re: Southwest Corridor (Green Line Extension)

So we have had at least 4 independent consultants look at the options and we now have to spend another 3 or more months reviewing this again? I still say that there are powerful people with money who will make the square peg fit into the round hole one way or another. The rules will be changed until...
by Ubermoose
October 14th, 2013, 11:54 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4541
Views: 434693

Re: Southwest Corridor (Green Line Extension)

When the SPO released the costs of the 8 co-lo/relo options, they listed that the trail rerouted requires no full acquisitions: I don't think the bike lobby has had much influence at all, at least as far as I can tell. The CIDNA and Kenwood residents most vocal about this don't talk much about biki...
by Ubermoose
October 11th, 2013, 2:26 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4541
Views: 434693

Re: Southwest Corridor (Green Line Extension)

I readily admit that I have a personal stake in this. I am 1/2 block removed from the rail line. I have also been to several meetings from the time they selected the route, so I feel informed enough to comment. That said, I truly believe that I would feel the same way about the situation even if I d...
by Ubermoose
October 11th, 2013, 11:29 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4541
Views: 434693

Re: Southwest Corridor (Green Line Extension)

CIDNA taking a cue from SLP safety campaign: http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/10/11/politics/fear-of-freight-minneapolis-light-rail-safety-concerns-ring-louder Interesting that the rail was from 1920's. Evidently doesn't wear (appreciably The main differences between the Kenilworth...
by Ubermoose
September 27th, 2013, 2:56 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4541
Views: 434693

Re: Southwest Corridor (Green Line Extension)

It's irritating that local media repeat the phrase "two story berms through St. Louis Park" with no context. At what height, for what distance, and to what effect? You'd think the Berlin wall was being proposed. The berms are quite high and will effectively divide the area as any freeway would. The...
by Ubermoose
September 27th, 2013, 1:11 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Suburbs - General Topics
Replies: 1033
Views: 144497

Nelson's Meat Market and Bakery moving to St. Louis Park

http://stlouispark.patch.com/groups/5-t ... louis-park
I imagine they are moving into the old the H & R Block location. I'm thrilled that they are moving to my neighborhood.
by Ubermoose
September 26th, 2013, 10:09 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4541
Views: 434693

Re: Southwest Corridor (Green Line Extension)

No one "waited this late in the game." Those options were studied *years* ago and rejected. After reading the report below, I completely understand & agree with Hennepin County's insistence on the re-route (absent of options further west). It's not just about the bike trail in Kenilworth...there ar...
by Ubermoose
September 24th, 2013, 11:43 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 222 & Whole Foods - (222 Hennepin Avenue)
Replies: 577
Views: 86668

Re: 222 & Whole Foods - (222 Hennepin Avenue)

When I worked on Sunday, as I drove by, I saw a lot of people in the store doing prep work. When I was on the roof of the building where I work, I noticed that there seem to be a lot of residents that enjoy the amenities on the roof deck; pool, grills, lawn bowling, etc. The pool lights change color...
by Ubermoose
September 24th, 2013, 11:29 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Vikings Stadium Miscellaneous Discussion
Replies: 1660
Views: 174719

Re: Vikings Stadium

One report last night stated that the appeals could actually go on for a generation. Unfortunately for the former business partner, that means he probably won't ever see a cent. His family will though, eventually.
by Ubermoose
September 11th, 2013, 10:31 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: MN Highway 100
Replies: 98
Views: 16484

Re: Hwy 100

I attended the open house yesterday. It looks like construction starts next fall starting with the railroad and bike path bridges. After those are finished they will move onto the Minnetonka Blvd. bridge and when that is completed they will replace the Hwy. 7 bridge. The highway will have 4 lanes in...
by Ubermoose
September 5th, 2013, 1:51 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Bloomington - General Topics
Replies: 261
Views: 24003

Re: Toro Headquarters Expansion - Bloomington

On the latest drawings at the ceremony today, it appeared that the wood on the exterior was a little darker and almost a reddish color than in the earlier drawings. I liked the change. It will be interesting to see what it will look like when it's done.
by Ubermoose
September 5th, 2013, 9:29 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Bloomington - General Topics
Replies: 261
Views: 24003

Re: Toro Headquarters Expansion - Bloomington

They are having a groundbreaking ceremony today for the expansion. I hear the governor will be on hand as well the mayor and other dignitaries. The construction has a pretty tight timeline. They want the building to be ready for the 100th anniversary celebration next July.

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