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by bptenor
November 30th, 2016, 9:58 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Rush Line Corridor BRT
Replies: 495
Views: 50402

Re: Rush Line Corridor (Alternatives Analysis)

Ooo I like silver; never thought of that! I think that's quite appropriate since this line will terminate in White Bear Lake. But I agree that a "fancy bus" doesn't deserve a color. a) Implement aBRT per Metro Transit's plan b) Initiate all-day express bus service on 265 (current frequencies are aby...
by bptenor
November 30th, 2016, 9:40 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Wee Houses at Payne and Maryland
Replies: 1
Views: 470

Re: Wee Houses at Payne and Maryland

I like it. Very intriguing and exciting. Payne Ave has a lot of progressive momentum.
by bptenor
November 14th, 2016, 5:21 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Rush Line Corridor BRT
Replies: 495
Views: 50402

Re: Rush Line Corridor (Alternatives Analysis)

Shit. As someone who lives in the project area, I was hoping the planners would eventually figure out that a "fancy" bus is not going to be worth it. It won't attract new riders or increase the current ridership, and access isn't really improved since it's just a parallel to route 64 (which already ...
by bptenor
August 5th, 2016, 10:19 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Saint Paul - General Topics
Replies: 521
Views: 106570

Re: Saint Paul - General Topics

Starbucks
by bptenor
May 10th, 2016, 9:26 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Riverview Corridor Streetcar
Replies: 810
Views: 78579

Re: Riverview Corridor (Alternatives Analysis)

Why can't parking on only one option of the street be an option? It seems all the concepts I've seen show parking on both sides of the street, or none at all.
by bptenor
April 30th, 2016, 11:24 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Saint Paul Union Depot
Replies: 372
Views: 63139

Re: Saint Paul Union Depot

I was there and it was a lot of fun, even though I don't know that much about trains to be honest. Nice to walk a few blocks from home to see things like this. From the looks of the crowd, maybe I need to start thinking about having a kid to warrant my interest in these train-centric events in the f...
by bptenor
April 13th, 2016, 9:14 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Wabasha Center (Former Macy's) - Downtown St. Paul
Replies: 210
Views: 36173

Re: Former Macy's Site - Downtown St. Paul

Looney Bin Brewery is tentatively moving into the space fronting Cedar, but they have also applied for a STAR grant/loan for the first floor retail space in the former Pioneer Press building (being converted to residential). Seems like they haven't quite decided where they're going to end up quite y...
by bptenor
December 18th, 2015, 12:41 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: 2700 University Avenue Development
Replies: 144
Views: 29673

Re: 2700 University Ave

Tower crane is up.
by bptenor
December 11th, 2015, 10:10 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Rush Line Corridor BRT
Replies: 495
Views: 50402

Re: Rush Line Corridor (Alternatives Analysis)

Yes, @Tiller. I agree with you 100%. I"m really heartened that this has actually pushed through as an option. I know I would a WBA LRT much more than a rail ROW route. I'd love to see it travel up E 7th and continue north on WBA, stop somewhere at the mall, and end in downtown WBL.
by bptenor
October 2nd, 2015, 7:12 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: St. Paul Restaurant News
Replies: 284
Views: 59701

Re: St. Paul Restaurant News

The inside is coming along very nicely. They recently paved the alley/patio area as well. No word on an opening date yet though as far as I've heard.
by bptenor
September 17th, 2015, 10:33 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Former West Publishing / County Jail development site
Replies: 131
Views: 22953

Re: Possible demolition of West Publishing / old jail

I believe they are demolishing the buildings more from the inside out, and building the retaining wall along the bluff while the buildings come down. I don't think we'll see exterior major demolition until demolition is alms complete.
by bptenor
September 4th, 2015, 8:24 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Suburbs - General Topics
Replies: 1027
Views: 115133

Re: Suburbs - General Topics

Yes, Gem Lake extends to 694 as well. I grew up in "North Maplewood" and its a completely different place than "South Maplewood," or the "southern leg."
by bptenor
September 3rd, 2015, 9:17 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Rush Line Corridor BRT
Replies: 495
Views: 50402

Re: Rush Line Corridor (Alternatives Analysis)

I don't dislike this routing, but to be fair, there's already a stop at Regions (Robert St Station). A stop on the north or east of the hospital wouldn't serve the hospital; there's no access on those sides.
by bptenor
August 25th, 2015, 1:29 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Rush Line Corridor BRT
Replies: 495
Views: 50402

Re: Rush Line Corridor (Alternatives Analysis)

I guess one of my bigger points is that running LRT on most of the narrow Lowertown streets around SPUD doesn't seem feasible. Broadway in particular is already constrained, and the ROW is blocked off by farmers' trucks during the Farmer's Market. And foot traffic from CHS Field would make it danger...
by bptenor
August 25th, 2015, 11:32 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Rush Line Corridor BRT
Replies: 495
Views: 50402

Re: Rush Line Corridor (Alternatives Analysis)

I'd much prefer Rush Line LRT to have its terminus on the SPUD concourse (alongside a Gold Line BRT station). Nothing else will activate the Depot quite like having transit riders INSIDE the Depot. Having eastbound lines terminate on the concourse (Rush, Red Rock, Gold Line, etc) and westbound lines...
by bptenor
August 17th, 2015, 10:10 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Saint Paul - General Topics
Replies: 521
Views: 106570

Re: Saint Paul - General Topics

I spoke with Sue at Subtext last week. It sounds like they are hoping to "bleed" into that space, mostly for used books and maybe some other type of "creative" venture. That space was just fixed up recently for no particular tenant, but presumably so it could be marketed for rent.
by bptenor
July 27th, 2015, 12:00 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: OXBO - 7 Corners Hardware Redevelopment
Replies: 74
Views: 13824

Re: Opus Redevelopment - 7 Corners Hardware site

The hardware site will have a Hampton Inn & Suites.
by bptenor
July 25th, 2015, 9:52 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: St. Paul Restaurant News
Replies: 284
Views: 59701

Re: St. Paul Restaurant News

I'm a little skeptical. I heard they were moving into that space back around June 2014, and yet zero work has been done there. I sure hope the space is used for commercial or retail and doesn't get converted into apts.
by bptenor
July 9th, 2015, 5:37 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: HealthPartners neuroscience center (295 Phalen Blvd)
Replies: 1
Views: 626

Re: HealthPartners neuroscience center (295 Phalen Blvd)

The one-story building used to be an outpatient rehab center and is already demolished (rehab moved out to the east side on Suburban Ave by Target).
by bptenor
May 19th, 2015, 2:20 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: 250 E. 7th Street
Replies: 9
Views: 1964

Re: 250 E. 7th Street

Hooray! This is very good news; excited to see what it's like.

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