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by nordeast homer
July 2nd, 2012, 12:40 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: MSP to Rochester High Speed Rail
Replies: 466
Views: 58446

Re: Zip Rail to Rochester

This one actually makes sense to me because of the amount of traffic that goes to Mayo and IBM from here. I still can't make sense of the rail to Duluth, I just don't see the demand.
by nordeast homer
June 29th, 2012, 9:50 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Green Line / Central Corridor construction thread (archive)
Replies: 1598
Views: 288916

Re: Central Corridor LRT

mulad wrote: I think there's a non-zero chance that the straight-through pieces can be installed by then
So you're saying there's a chance...
by nordeast homer
June 29th, 2012, 9:38 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 222 & Whole Foods - (222 Hennepin Avenue)
Replies: 577
Views: 86010

Re: 222

None of these versions are the one I was talking about. I thought they had originally set on a 32 or 33 story tower with redish/brown stone and blue glass. It was an attractive building, but I can't seem to find that picture anymore...oh well, either way it's water under the bridge...
by nordeast homer
June 28th, 2012, 9:46 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Elan Uptown
Replies: 422
Views: 52773

Re: Bennett Lumber Site

If you think uptown is congested now...
It's nice to see all this development, but there are going to be some growing pains for a couple of years until people adjust to this kind of a population increase in a relatively small area.
by nordeast homer
June 28th, 2012, 12:03 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 222 & Whole Foods - (222 Hennepin Avenue)
Replies: 577
Views: 86010

Re: 222

I guess some of us are just disappointed because of what could have been on this corner. When you go from the original design of 30 + stories and a design that is very upscale to this present design it's actually quite a let-down. And I know I'm beating a dead horse, but it truly is more of a suburb...
by nordeast homer
June 26th, 2012, 2:50 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: LPM Apartments - (376' - 36 Stories)
Replies: 1522
Views: 238435

Re: 1368 LaSalle Ave development

Lancestar made the comment that the strip mall was too car-centric... I would like what you're smokin'. The only thing that keeps these businesses open is the foot traffic. I will sometimes try to fill up at that station and I've left several times because, not only can I not get to the pumps, but t...
by nordeast homer
June 22nd, 2012, 2:10 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Minneapolis & St. Paul Fantasies and Speculations
Replies: 445
Views: 57406

Re: Minneapolis & St. Paul Fantasies and Speculations

I see "Explore Minnesota" commercials and it makes me wonder how effective it would be to actively promote downtown Minneapolis as a great and convenient place to live long term, using similar media. I think a lot of these discussions are unified in the appreciation and ongoing improvement of Minne...
by nordeast homer
June 18th, 2012, 2:46 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Central & Lowry NE
Replies: 73
Views: 15188

Re: 612Brew

I'm very excited about this one, it's a unique place to have a facility like this.
When I drove past this the other day they were already doing some work. This will really change the look of the building that is there, right now it looks pretty rough.
by nordeast homer
June 11th, 2012, 12:34 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Target Center Renovation
Replies: 463
Views: 70506

Re: Target Center Renovation

I understand the desire to make the street-scape "busier", but there isn't a lot of space to work with. About the only option would be right on 1st Ave. but, if you've been there for a large event, you don't want to take much a way from the lobby as it already seems too small. Everything else on str...
by nordeast homer
June 6th, 2012, 3:16 pm
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: Block E (archive)
Replies: 351
Views: 42672

Re: Block E

The biggest problem with Block E is that it will never live up to any vision that any of us have of a successful, destination block. When this block was most successful it was a book store (Shinders), movie theater(the Shubert), Moby Dick's, McDonalds, a bowling alley and some other dives. Unfortuna...
by nordeast homer
June 6th, 2012, 2:59 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Vikings Stadium Miscellaneous Discussion
Replies: 1660
Views: 173596

Re: Vikings Stadium

I'm a huge fan of the Linden Ave. design! The design that was shown with the peaked roof and touted as a re-model of the dome was hideous. I'm curious what the time line is for design work? I'm guessing they're just getting started on putting together the RFP right now, so I'm guessing 3-4 months...
by nordeast homer
June 6th, 2012, 11:09 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Minneapolis & St. Paul Fantasies and Speculations
Replies: 445
Views: 57406

Re: Minneapolis & St. Paul Fantasies and Speculations

Dropping a lane for vehicle traffic and adding one for bicycle traffic on a street that is already pretty tough at rush hour might be a good recipe for getting some bikers killed. If you are an avid bicycler I can understand your enthusiasm for a project like this; as one that is not, it's a pain in...
by nordeast homer
June 5th, 2012, 10:32 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: CHS Field (St. Paul Saints Ballpark)
Replies: 272
Views: 50733

Re: Saints Lowertown Ballpark

They're going to have to be careful about the materials they use on this ballpark; depending on the wood they choose and the maintenance they propose for the site, this thing could age really fast and look pretty rough.
by nordeast homer
June 5th, 2012, 10:27 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: The Green on 4th - 2901 4th Street SE
Replies: 69
Views: 23537

Re: Prospect Park Station - 2901 4th St. SE

Isn't this the group that just had a development in Richfield foreclosed on?
by nordeast homer
June 5th, 2012, 10:22 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Walker Library
Replies: 153
Views: 28435

Re: Walker Library

Go to VJAA.net and they have drawings on their website....pretty bland if you ask me. Far from iconic!

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