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by at40man
February 12th, 2020, 1:59 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Ayd Mill Road
Replies: 163
Views: 28062

Re: Ayd Mill Road

https://www.twincities.com/2020/02/12/projected-ayd-mill-road-bike-pedestrian-repaving-costs-double-to-9-8-million-according-to-st-paul-public-works How would a mill and overlay be less expensive? The entire road needs to be re-engineered, and overlay seems to just be kicking the can down the road d...
by at40man
January 7th, 2020, 2:58 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: St. Paul RiverCentre Ramp RFP
Replies: 13
Views: 5004

Re: St. Paul RiverCentre Ramp RFP

And looking into it further, it appears that the Prairie Island Community and Port Authority are teaming up:

https://www.twincities.com/2020/01/06/p ... ntre-ramp/
by at40man
January 7th, 2020, 1:33 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: St. Paul RiverCentre Ramp RFP
Replies: 13
Views: 5004

Re: St. Paul RiverCentre Ramp RFP

Is it strange that the Port Authority has submitted a proposal that competes against private developers? I don't get why we have them doing this. My guess is that it might be a fall back option in case other proposals wind up falling through due to the challenges of reconstructing/financing the car...
by at40man
December 22nd, 2019, 2:07 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Allianz Field and Snelling-Midway Development
Replies: 785
Views: 109302

Re: Allianz Field and Snelling-Midway Development

gcm wrote:
December 7th, 2019, 4:12 pm
Hy-Vee is the last store I want anywhere in St Paul, much less Midway.
Fixed it.
by at40man
December 18th, 2019, 2:32 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Galtier Plaza
Replies: 76
Views: 18024

Re: Galtier Plaza

https://www.twincities.com/2019/12/17/new-owners-new-residential-direction-for-st-pauls-cray-plaza/ It should be interesting to see what is done here; much of the indoor atrium is inwardly-focused. When I worked there, we had a decent amount of skyway traffic. The food court also used to be pretty b...
by at40man
October 21st, 2019, 1:52 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: The Once and Future Dayton's
Replies: 297
Views: 50856

Re: The Once and Future Dayton's

VacantLuxuries wrote:
October 10th, 2019, 10:09 am
Lifetime Work.
What an absolutely terrible name. "Lifetime Fitness" and "Lifetime Athletic" make sense - being fit for a Lifetime is a desirable attribute.

But "Lifetime Work"? Who really wants a lifetime filled with work?
by at40man
August 26th, 2019, 6:11 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Ayd Mill Road
Replies: 163
Views: 28062

Re: Ayd Mill Road

Given that Maryland Ave went on a road diet between Johnson and Arkwright with a daily vehicle count of 23,000 with no true adverse affects, and Ayd Mill has a daily traffic count of 24,000 with far fewer stoplights, I think this reconfiguration will be just fine.
by at40man
August 16th, 2019, 12:51 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Ayd Mill Road
Replies: 163
Views: 28062

Re: Ayd Mill Road motor lanes to be reduced, adding bike and ped space

I'm surprised this hasn't been mentioned here yet - but GREAT news!

https://www.twincities.com/2019/08/16/s ... in-carter/
by at40man
July 7th, 2019, 10:53 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Ceresota Building Apartments (155 5th Ave S)
Replies: 49
Views: 10743

Re: Ceresota Building Apartments (155 5th Ave S)

Did this project ever finish? Every time I walk by that blank wall on 2nd St, I think they should be allowed to put some windows into the lower part of that wall below the Ceresota sign and maybe an awning facing the sidewalk. Activate this wall: https://goo.gl/maps/yzUpaQjQWEtvAnRt9 IMO this could...
by at40man
November 13th, 2018, 3:14 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: St. Paul Restaurant News
Replies: 291
Views: 72831

Re: St. Paul Restaurant News

They have a working relationship of some sort to the point that there would be a police substation rent-free in the basement of Tin's. I'm not necessarily against a police substation somewhere near Rice & Maryland. But I don't think that a police substation replaces the longer-term need to make more...
by at40man
November 12th, 2018, 10:14 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: St. Paul Restaurant News
Replies: 291
Views: 72831

Re: St. Paul Restaurant News

And to her credit - Gidget wants to meet with me! We were going to on Sunday to chat a bit about our visions for Rice Street, but something came up and wasn't able to, so she bought me and my friend a round of beers. Truly an extraordinarily kind woman who does care about the neighborhood. I am hope...
by at40man
November 7th, 2018, 3:37 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: St. Paul Restaurant News
Replies: 291
Views: 72831

Tin Cup's moving to Vadnais Heights

Surprised it hasn't been mentioned here, but Tin Cup's is moving. https://www.twincities.com/2018/11/03/tin-cups-owner-says-shes-closing-and-moving-to-vadnais-heights-she-blames-city-leadership-for-escalating-north-end-violence/ Having a bullets whiz by your family is terrible. But I also can’t help...
by at40man
November 6th, 2018, 2:37 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Gold Line BRT (Gateway Corridor)
Replies: 400
Views: 70776

Re: Gold Line BRT (Gateway Corridor)

mattaudio wrote:
November 6th, 2018, 2:01 pm
I wonder if Lucerne has more than 2 Empire Builders a day.
I wonder why so many people are mis-representing Ortega and McDonough's motives.
by at40man
November 6th, 2018, 1:20 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Gold Line BRT (Gateway Corridor)
Replies: 400
Views: 70776

Re: Gold Line BRT (Gateway Corridor)

http://www.startribune.com/gold-line-bus-rapid-transit-to-offer-six-stops-in-downtown-st-paul/499353131/ Downtown routing chosen by advisory committee, but will still be studying ending at Union Depot. Glad this is going in the right direction. You're welcome. :D Still boggles my mind that they're ...
by at40man
November 5th, 2018, 11:39 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Gold Line BRT (Gateway Corridor)
Replies: 400
Views: 70776

Re: Gold Line BRT (Gateway Corridor)

Today's streets.mn article even points to the fact that Union Depot will be an important transportation hub. Yes, a transfer hub for *people connecting to intercity rail* not *commuters trying to get a half mile closer to their jobs in the downtown core.* Even so, does that somehow change the fact ...
by at40man
November 5th, 2018, 10:58 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Gold Line BRT (Gateway Corridor)
Replies: 400
Views: 70776

Re: Gold Line BRT (Gateway Corridor)

http://www.startribune.com/gold-line-bus-rapid-transit-to-offer-six-stops-in-downtown-st-paul/499353131/ Downtown routing chosen by advisory committee, but will still be studying ending at Union Depot. Glad this is going in the right direction. You're welcome. :D Still boggles my mind that they're ...
by at40man
October 30th, 2018, 3:05 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Gold Line BRT (Gateway Corridor)
Replies: 400
Views: 70776

Re: Gold Line BRT (Gateway Corridor)

You're disappointed by putting the station closer to origins/destinations? Strawman argument. I'm arguing in favor of the downtown loop for the Gold Line, for cripe's sake. Please don't put words in my mouth. People connected to the Green Line project and involved in that decision say that it was a...
by at40man
October 26th, 2018, 8:42 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Gold Line BRT (Gateway Corridor)
Replies: 400
Views: 70776

Re: Gold Line BRT (Gateway Corridor)

Gotta artificially drive usage of Union Depot so we can pretend the quarter billion dollars spent to restore it for two trains a day was worth it. I am on the Gold Line CBAC. While I disagree with Commissioner McDonough's stance on the issue of the "loop" - I do understand his vision for the Depot....
by at40man
September 19th, 2018, 1:34 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Former West Publishing / County Jail development site
Replies: 135
Views: 37588

Re: Demolition of West Publishing / old jail

That looks like an office building -- does St. Paul need office space? Talking with the owner of the 428, she very much sees the need for office space in downtown St. Paul -- which is why she wanted to bring the market something new and different. Redoing the old Woolworth into the first WELL-certi...
by at40man
August 20th, 2018, 9:31 am
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Avenues- Replace Numbers With Names
Replies: 22
Views: 5927

Re: Avenues- Replace Numbers With Names

We don't really have state names for streets either. Lots of cities have a "Minnesota St/Ave". Actually, "we" do have state names for lots of streets, organized (for the most part) in a logical manner. Nearly all the east-west streets bounded by Arlington and Larpenteur / Snelling and McKnight are ...

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