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by Ubermoose
October 17th, 2013, 8:38 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4470
Views: 406667

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: 48366

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: 4470
Views: 406667

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: 4470
Views: 406667

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: 4470
Views: 406667

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: 4470
Views: 406667

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: 4470
Views: 406667

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: 4470
Views: 406667

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: 1028
Views: 120929

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: 4470
Views: 406667

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: 86102

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: 173636

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: 16193

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: 260
Views: 23276

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: 260
Views: 23276

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.
by Ubermoose
August 29th, 2013, 12:40 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4470
Views: 406667

Re: Southwest Corridor (Green Line Extension)

I can see the emotional reasons (safety, schools!) that SLP doesn't want the re-route, but do they really have a point? It seems like people have accepted that unlikely events (major disasters from freight derailments) justify co-location. What sold it for me is when the railroad demanded a redesig...
by Ubermoose
July 30th, 2013, 7:43 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4470
Views: 406667

Re: Southwest Corridor (Green Line Extension)

The Met Council just keeps on angering St. Louis Park. The plans they make just show no deep thought at all and seem as though they are rushed. I was at the station planning meetings and it is very obvious they have their own agenda if this is what they have come up with. The meetings and public inp...
by Ubermoose
July 24th, 2013, 3:36 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: St. Louis Park - General Topics
Replies: 489
Views: 57437

St. Louis Park Community Center

I don't know how likely this is to happen, but it appears they are going to look into it further. It would be added to the south end of the Rec Center and a 3 story parking ramp would be added as well. http://stlouispark.patch.com/groups/politics-and-elections/p/sticker-shock-50m-estimates-for-commu...
by Ubermoose
July 19th, 2013, 7:31 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4470
Views: 406667

Re: Southwest Corridor (Green Line Extension)

The Central Corridor, on the other hand, is urban transportation between two urban centers that converge into each other (although St Paul dropped the ball with all of the trashy stripmalls lining University). Even where areas are lacking their potential, at least with the right policies the existi...

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