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by mamundsen
May 23rd, 2018, 11:57 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nicollet Mall
Replies: 1347
Views: 141146

Re: Nicollet Mall

https://mplsdowntown.com/nicollet-springtacular-event-set-wednesday-may-23-onnicollet/ https://twitter.com/brentpavia/status/999313297756258305 this is going on today. It's a bit crazy. There is the big band stage, but then they also have 4-5 solo acts around the space and they have powered amps. Ju...
by mamundsen
May 23rd, 2018, 7:25 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 365 Nicollet (334' - 30 stories)
Replies: 624
Views: 106521

Re: 365 Nicollet (334' - 30 stories)

Yesterday and today they are painting the big blank wall on the north side. Looks like it will have a stripe pattern.
by mamundsen
May 21st, 2018, 12:35 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News
Replies: 1472
Views: 149040

Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

Case in point... most skyway food joints easily meet 4/6 of the items above. Depending on their furniture and packaging they could have 5 or all 6. I consider most to be fast casual, not fast food.
by mamundsen
May 19th, 2018, 7:15 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Saint Paul - General Topics
Replies: 466
Views: 86664

Re: Saint Paul - General Topics

Realignment of Lexington and senior housing. We talked about this somewhere already. Will be interesting to see if this is the first of many along W 7th.

https://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/ ... -west.html [locked]
by mamundsen
May 18th, 2018, 8:21 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Soccer Stadium and Snelling-Midway Development
Replies: 662
Views: 57767

Re: Soccer Stadium and Snelling-Midway Development

There was a recent story that the price tag has risen to $250M. Up from the $150-200 estimate. I remember when it was first proposed as $100 even. Ha!
by mamundsen
May 18th, 2018, 1:52 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4233
Views: 363914

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Ultimately adding a second track at later date comes at significant increase in cost. Portland is still dealing with the decision to single track the Red Line. Single tracking causes significant operational difficulties, if you thought the signals on University were bad, single tracking would degra...
by mamundsen
May 16th, 2018, 3:01 pm
Forum: Greater Minnesota
Topic: Winona
Replies: 19
Views: 3567

Re: Winona

Any guesses what could be brewing in Winona? https://www.twincities.com/2018/05/16/winona-mn-3-million-property-bought-mystery/ WINONA, Minn. — Southeast Minnesota officials aren’t sure why an Indiana company has spent more than $3 million acquiring property in their area. Rock LLC has bought six pr...
by mamundsen
May 15th, 2018, 6:45 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Regional Water Resources (Aquifers, Rivers, Lakes)
Replies: 20
Views: 1975

Re: Regional Water Resources (Aquifers, Rivers, Lakes)

I keep wondering if we currently have the irrigation ban or not? I haven't seen many neighbors turn on their systems yet.
by mamundsen
May 7th, 2018, 7:35 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Alia Tower - 200 Central - 483' / 40 Stories
Replies: 846
Views: 121950

Re: 200 Central - Alatus Tower (Washburn-McReavy Site) 483' / 40 Stories

I definitely see NE as one of the most upcoming neighborhoods. It will be a tough couple of years, but then WOW!

Side note: my express bus cuts through NE, from 35w to central/3rd, to Marq2; as do other express buses. I wonder if they will detour or permanently change those routes?
by mamundsen
April 30th, 2018, 10:16 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Suburbs - General Topics
Replies: 999
Views: 98754

Re: Suburbs - General Topics

Oh boy. Nextdoor is going crazy about a proposal in WBL. Apparently all 4 corners of the intersection of County Rd E and Bellaire Ave. Short summary: - mixed use - 3 story -1st floor commercial - 99 units over 4 buildings - lots of Nextdoor NIMBY https://twitter.com/mikeamundsen12/status/99116878385...
by mamundsen
April 23rd, 2018, 7:55 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Nord Haus - 315 1st Ave NE (208' - 20 Stories)
Replies: 610
Views: 92384

Re: Nord Haus - 315 1st Ave NE (208' - 20 Stories)

Tidbit in the article. Phase 1 is only 37.5% leased! (175 vacancies). I wonder how this neighborhood is going to cope with phase 2, and the USBank site, and eventually the condo tower. That's a big increase!
by mamundsen
April 23rd, 2018, 12:31 am
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Quasi-Governmental Boards and Commissions
Replies: 3
Views: 543

Re: Quasi-Governmental Boards and Commissions

How many of you are on city commissions? I'm interested in getting more involved locally (recently applied for the Rush Line Community Advisory Committee). Now I see that my city has 2 vacancies on the Environmental Advisory Commission. I don't have a background in governance or planning. I'm just i...
by mamundsen
April 19th, 2018, 6:43 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4233
Views: 363914

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Too late to look at 3c? LOL. I always love that one.
by mamundsen
April 19th, 2018, 6:35 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Nord Haus - 315 1st Ave NE (208' - 20 Stories)
Replies: 610
Views: 92384

Re: Nord Haus - 315 1st Ave NE (208' - 20 Stories)

What the? Remind those of us with short memories. What were phase 2 and 3 supposed to be? Tall and taller?
by mamundsen
April 17th, 2018, 3:55 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News and Current Happenings
Replies: 2123
Views: 192472

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

Has Metro Transit retired all of the Gillig Phantom buses? Last time I rode one was in 2016 I believe. They were common on Route 589, and I hated it. Leather seats were uncomfortable and you would slide around, and going over bumps they were noisier than an average bus. For the disabled it took awh...
by mamundsen
April 17th, 2018, 7:11 am
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis Density and Population Growth (500k, etc)
Replies: 228
Views: 30900

Re: Minneapolis Density and Population Growth (500k, etc)

There has been at least some snow removal. The marq2 bus stops aren't behind 3 foot drifts today. Is that the property responsibility? I notice Wells Fargo Center is always very clean (even yesterday).
by mamundsen
April 16th, 2018, 7:31 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis Density and Population Growth (500k, etc)
Replies: 228
Views: 30900

Re: Minneapolis Density and Population Growth (500k, etc)

How soon will the gigantic snow plies be cleared from downtown? The Marq2 buses were limited to one lane due to snow. It took me a full hour to get out of downtown on the bus.
by mamundsen
April 14th, 2018, 9:36 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Hennepin Avenue Reconstruction / E Line (Uptown to Downtown)
Replies: 98
Views: 8807

Re: Hennepin Avenue Reconstruction / E Line (Uptown to Downtown)

This map would look a lot more complete with the Riverview, Rush, Gold Line and something along 36 or RT 3 (enhanced).
by mamundsen
April 8th, 2018, 6:36 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Arterial Bus Rapid Transit Corridors
Replies: 241
Views: 27026

Re: Arterial Bus Rapid Transit Corridors

Ok. Thanks for the extra info. Now that I am looking at it on a map, I see rt 54 and E 7th aBRT are the same. I can see how they are connected. Kinda like versions 1.0 and 2.0 of the same project. I didn't realize that.
by mamundsen
April 8th, 2018, 6:44 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Arterial Bus Rapid Transit Corridors
Replies: 241
Views: 27026

Re: Arterial Bus Rapid Transit Corridors

I hope it's not E 7th. To me this area has 3 possible projects. I do not think all three need to happen.

Rt 54 extension - starts June 9(?)
Rush Line BRT
E 7th aBRT

How is that spending our transit dollars wisely?

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