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by alleycat
April 13th, 2016, 7:52 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: U.S. Bank Stadium
Replies: 2066
Views: 58776

Re: U.S. Bank Stadium Construction Updates

Ha. That joke totally went over my head.

Here's a page where I've chronicled downtown east for the past few years. I'm planning on putting this together as a book at some point.

http://northxnorthwoods.tumblr.com/tagg ... st-project
by alleycat
April 13th, 2016, 7:13 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: U.S. Bank Stadium
Replies: 2066
Views: 58776

Re: U.S. Bank Stadium Construction Updates

Didn't really have anything to say about it.
by alleycat
April 13th, 2016, 4:05 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: U.S. Bank Stadium
Replies: 2066
Views: 58776

Re: U.S. Bank Stadium Construction Updates

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by alleycat
April 13th, 2016, 4:02 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Portland Tower - 516 S. 8th St.
Replies: 321
Views: 60175

Re: Portland Tower - 516 S. 8th St.

I've been surprised by this one. It's definitely coming together. Here's a pic from a week or so back.

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by alleycat
April 6th, 2016, 12:07 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Minnesota Transportation Funding (General)
Replies: 710
Views: 56505

Re: Minnesota Transportation Funding (General)

Intercomnut, Were you in the meeting with Rep. Dehn? If so, I didn't get his response to my question on offering outstate MN a carrot. I'd think the Duluths, St. Clouds and Rochesters (well, their counties) of the state have plenty of tax base to serve their transit needs to a certain extent. Now th...
by alleycat
April 6th, 2016, 11:12 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Legacy Town Suburbs (Hopkins, Anoka, Stillwater, Shakopee, Chaska, etc.)
Replies: 31
Views: 1675

Re: Legacy Town Suburbs (Hopkins, Anoka, Stillwater, Shakopee, Chaska, etc.)

What about New Market? It has a solidly intact historic core, but then sprawls out towards Elko.
by alleycat
February 12th, 2016, 11:53 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)
Replies: 998
Views: 111906

Re: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)

Municipal consent was approved 9-3. Yang, Cano and Gordon were the no votes, though other council members voiced continued concerns with the 6 lane cross-section. Even if it was only a protest vote, I'm proud of Blong today.
by alleycat
February 11th, 2016, 6:22 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
Replies: 529
Views: 59298

Re: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

The changes that have been made to Wirth have brought life to the park. When I moved to north, 6 years ago now, the park was very sleepy. I'd like some of that newfound energy to extend north of GVR. It's a regional park and doesn't see the same funding issues as the neighborhood parks that are actu...
by alleycat
February 5th, 2016, 7:35 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)
Replies: 998
Views: 111906

Re: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)

Thomas Siburg, the director of urban planning and asset development for Redeemer Center for Life, Redeemer Lutheran Church's non-profit satellite, said the church will file a federal complaint against MnDOT claiming it is in violation of rules that require transportation projects not discriminate a...
by alleycat
February 4th, 2016, 5:28 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)
Replies: 998
Views: 111906

Re: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)

Redeemer Lutheran Church, who also happen to run the Venture North bike shop, will file a federal suit if MNDOT doesn't make changes to lane count and pedestrian accessibility. https://www.minnpost.com/politics-policy/2016/02/embracing-lrt-how-one-minneapolis-neighborhood-plans-have-major-impact-blue-
by alleycat
February 3rd, 2016, 9:18 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)
Replies: 998
Views: 111906

Re: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)

Wrong Johnson, VacantLuxuries. Andrew not Barb is on TPW. Anyways, most of Barb's ward stops at Lowry and only a sliver goes to 24th Avenue N.
by alleycat
February 3rd, 2016, 9:49 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)
Replies: 998
Views: 111906

Re: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)

What exactly does the City of Minneapolis have to lose by denying municipal consent here? This is the more pertinent question instead of blaming Yang. I'll repeat what I said on Twitter last night. The county, Met Council and MNDOT are compounding a bad alignment and not fixing the one redeeming as...
by alleycat
February 3rd, 2016, 9:38 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)
Replies: 998
Views: 111906

Re: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)

Agreed, but it's just not in his character. He's much more likely to work with city staff or an outside agency, build consensus with constituents and then publicly support something. That's what he's done with housing inspections, the vacant home recycling program and the rebuild of 26th Ave N that ...
by alleycat
February 3rd, 2016, 9:22 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)
Replies: 998
Views: 111906

Re: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)

Blong wanted the lane reduction. He fought for it behind the scenes. I know this because I actually talked to him about it. He doesn't believe MNDOT can be swayed. I don't agree with rolling over at your best opportunity to get what you want, but the rest of TPW had the opportunity to not recommend ...
by alleycat
January 24th, 2016, 1:17 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Solhem Project - 721 1st St N
Replies: 47
Views: 8773

Re: 721 1st St N

uptown067 wrote:My guess would be that they're saving that half for future development.
It's a fifth or a sixth of the block. There will be no room for anything except, maybe, row houses.
by alleycat
January 22nd, 2016, 6:17 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: C Line - Penn Avenue North Rapid Bus
Replies: 201
Views: 20225

Re: "C Line" Penn Avenue aBRT & Community Works Project

It's labeled as Olson and 7th Street. The removal of the Victory Memorial and Osseo station is the worst part of the plan. That is not a major trip generator, but it is a key destination along the route. It's also an important connection back to the Penn/Osseo/44th intersection (No stop there due to...
by alleycat
January 14th, 2016, 4:17 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Street, Road and Highway Projects
Replies: 952
Views: 111987

Re: Street, Road and Highway Projects

Probably would've carried more weight had the letter come from the Minneapolis City Council or the mayor... Well, yeah. The mayor's office has already voiced a similar opinion within the last year. The mayor has been heard, but residents need to voice their opinion. http://m.startribune.com/minneap...
by alleycat
January 14th, 2016, 11:18 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Street, Road and Highway Projects
Replies: 952
Views: 111987

Re: Street, Road and Highway Projects

I don't know about the Olson stretch There's already exploration of a dedicated bikeway on one side of Olson in conjunction with Bottineau LRT. It's currently a very dangerous stretch for pedestrians and bicyclists. The North Minneapolis Bicycle Advocacy Council sent a letter to MNDOT this summer r...
by alleycat
December 23rd, 2015, 10:37 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: "East Town"
Replies: 94
Views: 6140

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

VacantLuxuries wrote:It's a bit of a ret-con, but I like thinking of the North Loop being an ironic name considering the neighborhood would have ripped up to build I-335, the 'north loop' of the Minneapolis downtown freeway.
It was named for a streetcar line.

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