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by mamundsen
August 21st, 2018, 9:56 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Maplewood, North St Paul, & Oakdale - General Topics
Replies: 17
Views: 1653

Re: Maplewood, North St Paul, & Oakdale - General Topics

Tonight Maplewood held a kickoff open house event for the North End Vision Plan. https://maplewoodmn.gov/1877/North-End-Vision-Plan I’m surprised by the 9 month project schedule for creating the plan. That seems relatively short. Although, I hope it means that they can get the ball rolling on some p...
by mamundsen
August 16th, 2018, 7:33 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Upper Harbor Terminal
Replies: 49
Views: 6947

Re: Upper Harbor Terminal

Is “industrial ruins” of today what the “mill district” was before it? Keep this stuff around to add character? Similar to reusing silos.
by mamundsen
August 14th, 2018, 3:09 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Archive Apartments (Not West Elm Hotel & Condos) - 102-120 1st Street N
Replies: 131
Views: 12893

Re: West Elm Hotel & Condos - 102-120 1st Street N

Would it be better if the U faced 1st? It would probably have better sun exposure and breakup the flat wall front of the building.
by mamundsen
August 10th, 2018, 6:46 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News and Current Happenings
Replies: 2164
Views: 197548

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

Metro Transit changes for next Saturday generally reinstate a number of trips suspended last week, but do eliminate other trips as well. Big changes to Route 71. Much of the route is being simplified. Full details here: https://www.metrotransit.org/august-updates I don’t get this. I assumed we were...
by mamundsen
August 6th, 2018, 12:12 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nicollet Mall
Replies: 1355
Views: 143776

Re: Nicollet Mall

The light walk is terrible. The mirrors do not work and reflect like they were advertised. Two blocks of it and it's basically a giant overly expensive pergola.
by mamundsen
July 30th, 2018, 9:06 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News and Current Happenings
Replies: 2164
Views: 197548

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

There are going to be some changes to the State Fair service this year, mostly due to an operator shortage. This piece from Citylab is a good read about the current state of affairs of the transit operator profession, as an aside: https://www.citylab.com/transportation/2018/06/why-wont-anyone-drive...
by mamundsen
July 30th, 2018, 5:57 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News and Current Happenings
Replies: 2164
Views: 197548

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

You’d be surprised. I use the p&r at Maplewood Mall and there are some WI plates. One time I parked next to a Tesla X with WI plates and happened to see the owner when we were headed home. I asked “why?” He said “I drive half my commute to get here, it’s nice to ride the bus for the 2nd half.”
by mamundsen
July 23rd, 2018, 10:07 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Future cars / Driverless cars
Replies: 486
Views: 40336

Re: Future cars / Driverless cars

If a major automaker bought Tesla, would it be profitable within a year? I think it would be awesome to see a Jeep/Dodge buyout of Tesla. Imagine an electric wrangler. 💰
by mamundsen
July 19th, 2018, 1:40 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Hotel News
Replies: 225
Views: 48245

Re: Downtown Hotel News

There are a number of other large corps down in that area. Thompson Reuters is one example. They are hoping that they will stay as close a possible. I think they are also hoping some of the amenities built in (auditorium, etc) will be used by these corps too. I think they are hoping that the stadium...
by mamundsen
July 14th, 2018, 8:04 pm
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Local politics, shenanigans
Replies: 74
Views: 7229

Re: Suburban City Councils, shenanigans

Anyone live in St Paul ward 4? Have you heard/read the news this past week about David Martinez? What is this guy thinking?!?! He’s unstable. Within a few days: - Banned from library for swearing and going absolutely crazy - kicked out and banned from Target Field for jumping the moat - assaults his...
by mamundsen
July 14th, 2018, 7:02 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bike Share
Replies: 259
Views: 26822

Re: Bike Share

You can sign up to be a "charger". Essentially, they pay you to collect them at night and you plug them in to charge over night. In the morning you set them outside for people to use. I've wondered about the financial aspect of this I see 3 things you should be paid for. 1, you have to drive around...
by mamundsen
July 13th, 2018, 8:31 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Calhoun Towers - 3430 List Place (2x 281' - 24 stories)
Replies: 57
Views: 6131

Re: Calhoun Towers - 3430 List Place (2x 281' - 24 stories)

Phase .......... Commencement .......... Completion Date .......... Description Phase A ....... Early 2019-2020 .......... 2022 ........................... 243 unit, 26 story tower Phase B ....... 2022-2024 .................. 2026 ........................... 256 unit, 26 story tower Phase C ..........
by mamundsen
July 13th, 2018, 8:24 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: The Expo - 215 2nd St SE (285' - 26 Stories)
Replies: 84
Views: 12379

Re: The Expo - 215 2nd St SE (285' - 26 Stories)

The three tower option D would be great. Do you think the community would fight it like the did the condos? I think NE is ready to BOOM!
by mamundsen
July 13th, 2018, 8:16 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Washington and Portland Mixed Use - 22 stories
Replies: 44
Views: 7079

Re: Washington and Portland Mixed Use - 22 stories

Looks great! Build it!
by mamundsen
July 13th, 2018, 8:09 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Twin Cities' National and Global Image
Replies: 923
Views: 77056

Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Twin Cities in final five, with Boston, Philadelphia, Raleigh, and Austin, for the Army’s Futures Command. http://www.startribune.com/twin-cities-among-five-finalists-for-coveted-army-r-amp-d-facility/485602332/ This is going to be in Austin. https://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/news/2018/07/12/a...
by mamundsen
June 27th, 2018, 9:42 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Stadium Village
Replies: 144
Views: 29290

Re: Stadium Village

WOW. That is big. Look at this rendering. https://twitter.com/evanrobertsnz/status/1011407644970635264 I feel like there are multiple "new downtowns" in the works: 1. NE Mpls is going vertical 2. Stadium Village 3. Soccer Stadium and Snelling-Midway Development (which is traveling south on Snelling)...
by mamundsen
June 19th, 2018, 2:21 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Riverview Corridor Streetcar
Replies: 790
Views: 72509

Re: Riverview Corridor Streetcar

This is the official LPA Map: https://www.ramseycounty.us/sites/default/files/Projects%20and%20Initiatives/Riverview%20Corridor%20LPA%20map.pdf This is the LPA flyer with a little extra info: http://riverviewcorridor.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Riverview-LPA-handout-010918.pdf Anyone know how to ...
by mamundsen
June 19th, 2018, 10:47 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Riverview Corridor Streetcar
Replies: 790
Views: 72509

Re: Riverview Corridor Streetcar

2028 :shock:
WOW!!!!!
by mamundsen
June 12th, 2018, 10:52 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Twin Cities' National and Global Image
Replies: 923
Views: 77056

Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

While the error is large and alarming... Even with the adjusted/corrected amounts, they blew the goal out of the water these past two years.
by mamundsen
June 12th, 2018, 10:43 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map
Replies: 1568
Views: 244299

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

amiller92 wrote:
June 12th, 2018, 8:55 am
The parking lot at third and Chicago, which I thought I read at some point was owned by the Wilf's, is closed and blocked off at the moment. Is something going in there?
Could this just be for tonight? It's the Taste of the Vikings event at USBS. Did they close this lot on game days?

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