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by exiled_antipodean
June 22nd, 2015, 1:48 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: 2700 University Avenue Development
Replies: 144
Views: 29914

Re: 2700 University Ave

More repetition of the same details from the local rag that suggests the retail space is a bike shop. Hard to tell. In any case, better to build with the flexibility of retail to come later and use the space for something in the interim. Form, not function, people. http://www.parkbugle.org/new-apart...
by exiled_antipodean
June 17th, 2015, 9:22 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: MSP Airport
Replies: 1238
Views: 159351

Re: MSP Airport

As I posted above, I hope that need will be analyzed given that AMS, LHR, and NRT may have preclearance. This is not the forum for a full discussion (go to airliners.net or flyertalk) but preclearance is a dubious idea for the airlines, at LHR particularly (multiple, poorly connected terminals). It...
by exiled_antipodean
May 29th, 2015, 9:42 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: MSP Airport
Replies: 1238
Views: 159351

Re: MSP Airport

This is a good summary of the issues

http://www.skywriteraviation.aero/2015/ ... rs-abound/
by exiled_antipodean
May 28th, 2015, 10:43 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Nicollet-Central Streetcar
Replies: 840
Views: 78292

Re: Nicollet-Central Streetcar

As say whenever I get the opportunity "if Australians are smart enough to do it", I'm pretty sure Americans can.

http://www.streetsblog.org/wp-content/u ... _jul07.jpg
by exiled_antipodean
May 26th, 2015, 6:33 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: The Hub Minneapolis - 600 Washington Ave SE (284' - 26 Stories)
Replies: 274
Views: 40965

Re: Opus Stadium Village Tower

If you go up to the top floors of Philips Wangensteen you can get a sense in some corridors of what the views will be like looking west and north to Minneapolis. If this project works out I wouldn't be surprised to see more towers along Washington 5-10 years hence. The zoning allows it, and it's a d...
by exiled_antipodean
May 26th, 2015, 2:48 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: The Hub Minneapolis - 600 Washington Ave SE (284' - 26 Stories)
Replies: 274
Views: 40965

Re: Stadium Village

As FISHMANPET outlines most of the current tenants could be accommodated in a new building or have a financial interest in the project proceeding, so I'm not really sure where the effective opposition is going to come from. To be sure, there will be people who claim the building is too tall, or out ...
by exiled_antipodean
May 13th, 2015, 7:52 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: MSP Airport
Replies: 1238
Views: 159351

Re: MSP Airport

MSP-KEF can be done without anything beyond ETOPS-60, since unlike east coast to KEF it is more over land.

http://www.gcmap.com/mapui?P=DEN-KEF%0D ... 389&EU=kts
by exiled_antipodean
May 13th, 2015, 7:50 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4468
Views: 403855

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Maybe by removing park and rides they'll realize that land immediately beside a rail line is a valuable asset that people will pay to build on, turning acres of costs into acres of revenue.
by exiled_antipodean
May 13th, 2015, 8:38 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: MSP Airport
Replies: 1238
Views: 159351

Re: MSP Airport

I have to wonder what sort of plane Delta would have used? To flood the market with seats and drive out FI they'd use a 747. But an A319 or A320 would make it just fine. Not sure what ETOPS or overwater requirements are needed to operate efficiently to Iceland, but that might have been a factor in ...
by exiled_antipodean
May 11th, 2015, 1:27 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Car Sharing / Rental (Car2Go, HourCar, etc.)
Replies: 232
Views: 26410

Re: Car Sharing / Rental (Car2Go, HourCar, etc.)

I have a hard time accepting this is a good deal for users. Yes, the deductible is being reduced but the cost of that deduction seems pretty high. Using the figures in the car2go quarterly report you can estimate that with the expansion to St Paul the fleet is driving about 2 million miles a year. B...
by exiled_antipodean
May 6th, 2015, 2:29 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Doubletree by Hilton - 501 Huron Blvd SE
Replies: 88
Views: 17555

Re: Huron and Essex Hotel - 501 Huron Blvd SE

At the neighborhood meeting they indicated their awareness of this and willingness to let trail come through.
by exiled_antipodean
April 12th, 2015, 2:15 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Montage (Nye's redevelopment) - 116 E Hennepin Avenue
Replies: 581
Views: 62217

Re: Nye's Redevelopment - 100 block of E Hennepin Avenue

Minneapolis doesn't ban advertising murals. They make it harder. A mural is still defined as "A work of graphic art painted on a building wall, which contains no commercial advertising or logos, and which does not serve to advertise or promote any business, product, activity, service, interest or e...
by exiled_antipodean
April 10th, 2015, 1:27 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Montage (Nye's redevelopment) - 116 E Hennepin Avenue
Replies: 581
Views: 62217

Re: Nye's Redevelopment - 100 block of E Hennepin Avenue

I'm making the point that it doesn't have to be blank. You can ban advertising murals but there's a cost to that. Here's a somewhat visible blank wall for which some company might gladly pay good money to use as a place to advertise whatever products they want to sell, solving the problem of this be...
by exiled_antipodean
April 10th, 2015, 11:08 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: 3535 Grand Ave S
Replies: 42
Views: 12913

Re: 3535 Grand Ave S

Lander group has a good track record. This is the kind of good infill we need more of.
by exiled_antipodean
April 10th, 2015, 11:06 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Montage (Nye's redevelopment) - 116 E Hennepin Avenue
Replies: 581
Views: 62217

Re: Nye's Redevelopment - 100 block of E Hennepin Avenue

How about a big advertising mural if our city didn't have such ridiculous rules about those?!
by exiled_antipodean
March 15th, 2015, 2:57 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Doubletree by Hilton - 501 Huron Blvd SE
Replies: 88
Views: 17555

Re: Huron and Essex Hotel - 501 Huron Blvd SE

Last I heard (at presentation to neighborhood zoning meeting) they had not settled on a brand for the hotel.
by exiled_antipodean
February 25th, 2015, 2:32 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: MSP Airport
Replies: 1238
Views: 159351

Re: MSP Airport

Also A while back I had dinner with someone from the MAC through work and I asked a few questions about future int'l airlines. Don't hold your breath for Korean anytime soon, which to me is a big bummer. I also asked about SAS or Norwegian since our Scandinavian population is so large and while it ...
by exiled_antipodean
February 22nd, 2015, 10:32 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Lebanon Hills Master Plan
Replies: 7
Views: 1140

Re: Lebanon Hills Master Plan

The paving will actually involve the removal of a lot of trees, and basically be like the construction of a road through the park.

Strenuously disagree with the notion of paving this or the Minnesota River Bottoms trails.
by exiled_antipodean
February 4th, 2015, 1:46 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Stadium Village
Replies: 144
Views: 36978

Re: Stadium Village

I know of some teachers and doctors living in there. At least one couple in their 50s who work at the U, and wanted to be able to walk to work, give up the two car lifestyle of the burbs. They said their floor was pretty sedate.

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