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by exiled_antipodean
May 29th, 2015, 9:42 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: MSP Airport
Replies: 1234
Views: 155005

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: 76561

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: 40027

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: 40027

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: 1234
Views: 155005

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: 4444
Views: 391115

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: 1234
Views: 155005

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: 25897

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: 17235

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: 60510

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: 60510

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: 12726

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: 60510

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: 17235

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: 1234
Views: 155005

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: 1117

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: 34048

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.
by exiled_antipodean
February 4th, 2015, 1:42 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Doubletree by Hilton - 501 Huron Blvd SE
Replies: 88
Views: 17235

Re: Huron and Essex Hotel

There go my dreams of ever using that rail right-of-way again, but whatever... Developers talked about leaving room on the rail right of way for a bike trail. I believe the railroad wants to sell the right of way from at least Franklin Ave north to this location, and possibly all the way from the C...
by exiled_antipodean
February 2nd, 2015, 8:51 am
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis Density and Population Growth (500k, etc)
Replies: 228
Views: 32197

Re: Minneapolis Density and Population Growth

Reduce minimum parking requirements in areas near 30 minute all-day transit service.

This would be a big win for the city if approved. Lets get lobbying our council members!

http://www.startribune.com/local/minnea ... 40331.html

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