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by mister.shoes
August 8th, 2019, 8:46 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Southdale Area - Edina
Replies: 749
Views: 111515

Re: Southdale Area Development - Edina

I guess that just illustrates how ridiculously narrow they used to be :D
by mister.shoes
August 2nd, 2019, 10:30 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Northstar Commuter Rail
Replies: 763
Views: 108186

Re: Northstar Commuter Rail

Excellent questions, all around. I tried to account for all your concerns ahead of time, but didn't explain any of the grade details in my original post. Is this new station at the elevation of the existing viaducts? That would mean moving trains from a trench moving up to elevated platforms and tha...
by mister.shoes
August 2nd, 2019, 9:35 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Northstar Commuter Rail
Replies: 763
Views: 108186

Re: Northstar Commuter Rail

The primary advantage of this is eliminating the need to back out of a station and allowing for through-running west/north <--> east/south. While I didn't show it explicitly, I'd like to think plenty of development could be done above any sort of station which replaces the viaducts. But you're absol...
by mister.shoes
August 1st, 2019, 4:09 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Northstar Commuter Rail
Replies: 763
Views: 108186

Re: Northstar Commuter Rail

Here's my previous North Loop redo updated to take into account a rail station in the ROW of the removed viaducts. Unfortunately, it starts from the same base map as the previous version, which I did in 2013. I added Dock Street Flats, T3, and the new Hines North Loop Green proposal, but development...
by mister.shoes
August 1st, 2019, 11:40 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: City Center
Replies: 395
Views: 62344

Re: City Center

Maaaaaybe, if they do the facade remodel in chunks, it'll end up looking less monolithic?
by mister.shoes
July 31st, 2019, 12:04 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: RBC Gateway (Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 519'
Replies: 2001
Views: 269795

Re: Gateway Tower (RBC/Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 503'

"Excavate bedrock? You can do that?"
—Opus, probably.
by mister.shoes
July 18th, 2019, 11:29 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Northstar Commuter Rail
Replies: 763
Views: 108186

Re: Northstar Commuter Rail

Start with this: Here's an idea I came up with maybe a decade ago. https://drive.google.com/open?id=1IHFzzeD0FDr4J5gNsCjf6zW1Bi0&usp=sharing Tear down the viaducts and run the tracks down that corridor instead of between 5th and 7th. There should be enough room for one or two long platforms. Then, t...
by mister.shoes
July 17th, 2019, 12:55 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: North Loop Green - Hines - 350 N 5th St(?) - 35 stories / 393'
Replies: 107
Views: 21598

Re: North Loop Green - Hines - 350 N 5th St(?) - 36 stories / ~400'(?)

Furthermore, we'd want any _really_ intense transit hub-ness to be underground. Let's work on on the densification that makes a transit hub necessary rather than setting aside phenomenally valuable land for it maybe someday sorta happening.
by mister.shoes
July 17th, 2019, 12:14 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: North Loop Green - Hines - 350 N 5th St(?) - 35 stories / 393'
Replies: 107
Views: 21598

Re: North Loop Green - Hines - 350 N 5th St(?) - 36 stories / ~400'(?)

Wow is right. That would be amazing.
SurlyLHT wrote: Opportunity to force the issue of getting rid of the viaduct? I want to see Google Earth with this and the Gateway project.
Time for me to readdress my no-viaduct fantasy map :D
by mister.shoes
July 15th, 2019, 10:42 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Southdale Area - Edina
Replies: 749
Views: 111515

Re: Southdale Area Development - Edina

Can verify it’s open. Drove over it yesterday. Sidewalks look pretty puny.
by mister.shoes
June 26th, 2019, 10:30 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Nicollet Ave Apartments - 1700 block of Nicollet
Replies: 19
Views: 6166

Re: Nicollet Ave Apartments - 1700 block of Nicollet

Man, I-94 needs to be buried or capped or *something*
by mister.shoes
June 25th, 2019, 8:13 am
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
Replies: 584
Views: 82353

Re: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

I struggled a lot with the WB one-way because I don't want to give in to the idea that the Parkway is a commuter route and auto traffic should be prioritized. At the same time, I think split one-ways give the creek and the trails the prominence they deserve. So I started with that as a baseline and ...
by mister.shoes
June 21st, 2019, 3:09 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
Replies: 584
Views: 82353

Re: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

Whoops. That layer had gotten turned off before export. Fixed. Thanks for the reminder.
by mister.shoes
June 20th, 2019, 10:41 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
Replies: 584
Views: 82353

Re: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

So going back to the Minnehaha Parkway discussion... As I mentioned a ways upthread, I live quite close to the intersection of Portland and the Parkway. We walk and bike the trails both directions from Portland all the time. Our children are almost-5 and just-past-2, so we're vividly aware of keepin...
by mister.shoes
June 13th, 2019, 10:21 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map
Replies: 1764
Views: 316148

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Get rid of the viaducts altogether and have the freeway ramps connect to Plymouth Ave where it crosses 94. Something like this concept from six years ago: https://www.dropbox.com/s/9lysoy59pvsrjdv/nl-redone-rev1.jpg?dl=0 FWIW, I keep meaning to come back to it and make some improvements. Mainly, I’d...
by mister.shoes
June 10th, 2019, 8:01 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Road Geek Topics
Replies: 271
Views: 36236

Re: Road Geek Topics

I've noticed the HOV lanes on 35W have had their diamonds removed and EXPRS painted in them instead. Is this simply a matter of semantics or is there a highly technical reason to use the letters instead of the symbol?
by mister.shoes
June 6th, 2019, 7:15 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
Replies: 584
Views: 82353

Re: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

Furthermore, because I’m apparently talkative tonight, I hate the new proposed Portland changes. I feel like they were a capitulation to commuters and loud, squeaky-wheel homeowners with creek frontage. Also also, the rationale in the article is annoying at best. Yeah, there’s a median at the east e...
by mister.shoes
June 6th, 2019, 7:09 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
Replies: 584
Views: 82353

Re: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

I kinda like the double stoplight intersections. They feel more, um, quaint? than a pinch. It’s not a fair comparison, but Summit/Lexington is far more intimidating than Summit/anything-west-of-there-except-Snelling.

That said, I heart roundabouts.
by mister.shoes
June 6th, 2019, 7:06 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
Replies: 584
Views: 82353

Re: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

Echoing Matt’s comment on the Strib site, I don’t like the resignation to the Parkway being a commuter route east of Portland. I live right at the Parkway/Portland mess, and I want to see it calmed severely instead of allowed to stay a speedway. Figure out how to do meandering split one-ways from 35...

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