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by exiled_antipodean
July 2nd, 2018, 10:54 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: MSP Airport
Replies: 1238
Views: 159294

Re: MSP Airport

by exiled_antipodean
June 29th, 2018, 2:00 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: MSP Airport
Replies: 1238
Views: 159294

Re: MSP Airport

What he said. However, the runways at MSP are long enough and our winds light enough at times (i.e. drag and lift from the wind are not as much of a factor) that tailwind landings are seen. (See this dated thread on airliners.net that refers to DC-10 and 747 use, but point stands). You do see takeof...
by exiled_antipodean
June 27th, 2018, 10:47 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Portico - 4737 Minnehaha Ave
Replies: 22
Views: 2886

Re: Hiawatha-Minnehaha Avenue Development & Grain Elevators/Freight Corridor

While it's not exactly vogue around here to wish for large/expensive condo units (rather than an apartment building with more, smaller units), my preference on this site would be the expensive condos, because it would likely mean higher quality building materials. I wish for more large expensive co...
by exiled_antipodean
June 24th, 2018, 6:59 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)
Replies: 2312
Views: 231533

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

I think the Raymond Avenue numbers are a good indication people are shifting their modal use. Someone on twitter posted about some absurd inflation of property values in the area. Absurd in the sense that there's clearly demand for housing, and it might not be being met.
by exiled_antipodean
June 13th, 2018, 10:52 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: MSP Airport
Replies: 1238
Views: 159294

Re: MSP Airport

Delta would have to give up the Haneda slot if they stopped flying it. They can't just switch it to another US origin. This points to it being likely to continue.
by exiled_antipodean
June 13th, 2018, 10:31 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Art and Architecture Building Development - 3338 University Ave SE - 14 Stories / 155'
Replies: 98
Views: 15941

Re: Art and Architecture Building Redevelopment - 3338 University Ave SE - 17 Stories / 195'

The revision of the PPA bylaws a couple of years ago replaced the former standing committees with defined membership with the city-recommended practice that any resident, business owner, can attend and vote in a committee. Typically the Land Use committee does not get 102 people, normally 10-20. But...
by exiled_antipodean
June 13th, 2018, 9:34 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Art and Architecture Building Development - 3338 University Ave SE - 14 Stories / 155'
Replies: 98
Views: 15941

Re: Art and Architecture Building Redevelopment - 3338 University Ave SE - 17 Stories / 195'

Large meeting of the PPA land use committee voted something like 67-35 to approve the MOU with Vermillion, and therefore add the neighborhood's support to the project when it goes to Planning Commission. You'd never have predicted this result if you read the local neighborhood email list.
by exiled_antipodean
May 7th, 2018, 1:00 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Bunge Mill (SE Como)
Replies: 32
Views: 6484

Re: Bunge Mill (SE Como)

There was a fire engine call out to the demolition site this morning. From a distance it looked like lots of smoke rising from it. But the fire engine left quickly, and I think that what happened was someone called the fire trucks to respond to a cloud of dust rising from the demolition.
by exiled_antipodean
April 30th, 2018, 11:47 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Art and Architecture Building Development - 3338 University Ave SE - 14 Stories / 155'
Replies: 98
Views: 15941

Re: Art and Architecture Building Redevelopment - 3338 University Ave SE - 17 Stories / 195'

Public consultation on this as follows. If you're a supporter, please especially consider showing up. IME with these things constructive contributions early on can really change the tone of the debate and discussion. Thursday, May 3rd, 6:30pm at the Textile Center: Evening listening session, hosted ...
by exiled_antipodean
April 17th, 2018, 2:51 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Art and Architecture Building Development - 3338 University Ave SE - 14 Stories / 155'
Replies: 98
Views: 15941

Re: Art and Architecture Building Redevelopment - 3338 University Ave SE - 17 Stories / 195'

I guess I put the analogy poorly. I think there is a bit of a status quo bias in the idea circulating that one shouldn't detract from the view of the tower, or take something away from it by being taller. If the high point there existed without the tower, and someone proposed a tower on the natural ...
by exiled_antipodean
April 17th, 2018, 12:54 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: The Link at Prospect Park - 2929 University Ave SE
Replies: 202
Views: 33360

Re: The Link at Prospect Park - 2929 University Ave SE

I wouldn't want to teach a kid to do it, but given that you can hear the train squeaking around the corner, and it's coming very slowly at that point, if you are able bodied enough to consider jumping down onto the tracks to save 50 metres of walking, you'll probably be fine. No need for a fence. Th...
by exiled_antipodean
April 14th, 2018, 4:02 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Art and Architecture Building Development - 3338 University Ave SE - 14 Stories / 155'
Replies: 98
Views: 15941

Re: Art and Architecture Building Redevelopment - 3338 University Ave SE - 17 Stories / 195'

It's interesting the status quo bias at work here. If There was no water tower, and someone came along and proposed building a big structure like it in the middle of the park, there would be outrage.
by exiled_antipodean
April 14th, 2018, 3:59 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: The Link at Prospect Park - 2929 University Ave SE
Replies: 202
Views: 33360

Re: The Link at Prospect Park - 2929 University Ave SE

Bike racks are now there. Concur with the parking lot explanation of address.
by exiled_antipodean
April 11th, 2018, 9:56 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Art and Architecture Building Development - 3338 University Ave SE - 14 Stories / 155'
Replies: 98
Views: 15941

Re: Art and Architecture Building Redevelopment - 3338 University Ave SE - 17 Stories / 195'

Coming west along University tonight I was interested to note that you basically don't see the tower until you're nearly perpendicular to it, because the existing Art and Architecture building blocks it from view if you're at street level. And yes, the renderings do show that it would barely impact ...
by exiled_antipodean
April 11th, 2018, 2:23 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Art and Architecture Building Development - 3338 University Ave SE - 14 Stories / 155'
Replies: 98
Views: 15941

Re: Art and Architecture Building Redevelopment - 3338 University Ave SE - 17 Stories / 195'

Since Prospect Park neighborhood discussions happen on a wide-circulation, but basically closed, email list rather than NextDoor or E-Democracy, I will just report that some people are concerned that the 17 story tower will detract from the visual prominence of the witches hat tower. Other people ar...
by exiled_antipodean
April 9th, 2018, 2:08 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Art and Architecture Building Development - 3338 University Ave SE - 14 Stories / 155'
Replies: 98
Views: 15941

Re: Art and Architecture Building Redevelopment - 3338 University Ave SE - 17 Stories / 195'

I agree that some people will be opposed to a building that tall, but there’s an influential faction in the neighborhood that wanted to see something dramatically different here, a signature development to welcome people to Minneapolis. And really the contrast with St Paul port authority low rise cr...
by exiled_antipodean
March 16th, 2018, 6:51 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Prospect Park Senior Living (Malcom and 4th St SE)
Replies: 25
Views: 4326

Re: Prospect Park - General Topics

Don't forget the liquor store at the grocery store!
by exiled_antipodean
March 6th, 2018, 12:37 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: 2510 Riverside Avenue Apartments - 80 units / 6 stories
Replies: 9
Views: 2743

2510 Riverside Avenue Apartments - 80 units / 6 stories

MN Daily has an article on some unique concerns neighbors have about a proposed six story apartment building at 25th and Riverside. Sit down for this: "“It’s the density – I think it’s just congested ... [There are] people trying to get into the parking ramp for work, and people trying to get into ...

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