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Re: Star Tribune Blocks

Postby Andy » December 28th, 2013, 10:48 pm

^^ Hard to argue with that logic, especially this being America with Duck Dynasty and all.

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Re: Star Tribune Blocks

Postby MNdible » January 2nd, 2014, 2:54 pm

OK, which one of you yahoos is masqureading as a 7th grader? Fess up!

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Re: Star Tribune Blocks

Postby mister.shoes » January 2nd, 2014, 3:04 pm

His plan contemplated three lanes of traffic on each roadway and one bike lane with no sidewalks.
I think it's safe to say he's not one of us ;)

Also, it's easy to see why Hennepin Co was so interested in his solution. *rimshot*
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Re: Star Tribune Blocks

Postby MNdible » January 2nd, 2014, 3:19 pm

Point taken, although in his defense, I assume that the cross-section refers to the underpasses themselves -- the sidewalks would likely stay above ground through the park (as likely should the bike path).

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Re: Star Tribune Blocks

Postby talindsay » January 2nd, 2014, 3:37 pm

Yes, sidewalks along the underpasses would be stupid and I assume his plan is to keep pedestrians above ground, in the park. I wish they'd included his drawing, the kid sounds like he's on the ball. I also like his idea of connecting the Greenway streetcar with the green line :)

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Re: Star Tribune Blocks

Postby mister.shoes » January 2nd, 2014, 4:23 pm

Oh, I totally realize that sidewalks on the theoretical underpass portion of the streets are pointless. But I couldn't let that joke get away :)

I too dig the idea that 7th graders are legitimately interested in solving transpiration problems. And I have a serious love of maps myself (duh). I'd like to see more of this kid's work!
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Re: Star Tribune Blocks

Postby mattaudio » January 2nd, 2014, 4:27 pm

Who here drew maps of fictional cities when they were young? **raises hand**
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Re: Star Tribune Blocks

Postby trkaiser » January 2nd, 2014, 4:50 pm

mattaudio wrote:Who here drew maps of fictional cities when they were young? **raises hand**
It's good to know we're not alone.
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Re: Star Tribune Blocks

Postby Minneboy » January 2nd, 2014, 5:20 pm

I still have many of them.

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Re: Star Tribune Blocks

Postby Mdcastle » January 2nd, 2014, 6:29 pm

I found graph paper was pretty good at drawing fictional cities- I'd draw them and then design freeway networks.

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Re: Star Tribune Blocks

Postby Minneboy » January 2nd, 2014, 7:05 pm

A lot of my cities were domed. Influenced by http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/After_Worlds_Collide
A book I've probably read every year for the past 40 years. I know some people think it's weird to read a book more than once but those same people will watch a movie multiple times and movies never do justice to a book.

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Re: Star Tribune Blocks

Postby Minnekid » January 3rd, 2014, 12:01 am

How about an 11th grader thinking to hell with traffic pronlems, development and density is always the first solution and the only option. :P

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Re: Star Tribune Blocks

Postby Minnekid » January 3rd, 2014, 12:03 am

Also I don't like the streetcar idea because I don't fond a benefit in streetcars as a whole.

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Re: Star Tribune Blocks

Postby Gman12 » January 7th, 2014, 5:02 pm

For the development above the parking ramp...
http://tinyurl.com/mk2mhkd

"Submissions are due Feb. 4. The city expects to select a developer in early March, according to the RFP."

Sounds like when, not if something will get built.

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Re: Star Tribune Blocks

Postby seanrichardryan » January 8th, 2014, 2:23 am

A few scant details on the park proposal:
http://www.journalmpls.com/news-feed/di ... -east-park
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Re: Star Tribune Blocks

Postby MplsSteve » January 8th, 2014, 7:26 am

The eastern block (closest to the stadium) will be left mostly open to accommodate events put on by the Vikings and the Minnesota Sports Facility Authority (MSFA).
In other words it will be a tailgating lot.

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Re: Star Tribune Blocks

Postby min-chi-cbus » January 8th, 2014, 8:08 am

Up to 40 days a year, yeah.

I guess I thought the Vikes were only using the LRT station block as a plaza for events, while the main 1 + 2/3 park blocks would be dedicated for non-game activities. At least it's only 40 days I guess.

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Re: Star Tribune Blocks

Postby MplsSteve » January 8th, 2014, 10:59 am

I would hardly consider a playing field or skating rink to be a "signature feature". You can find them in practically every neighborhood park. And why can't they get rid of that 1/3 block apartment so there's at least one full block dedicated to park (real park, not tailgate lot). Sorry to be so negative folks, but this thing has the makings of a complete dud.

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Re: Star Tribune Blocks

Postby uptown067 » January 8th, 2014, 1:43 pm

Completely agree. I hope they don't try to do anything tacky (a zip line?! Seriously!?). Just do something classy and timeless

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Re: Star Tribune Blocks

Postby Wedgeguy » January 8th, 2014, 1:53 pm

I have to agree that so far I've seen nothing to make me support this park. This is an urban park. There should not be a baseball field to have fouls smashing windows of building and passing cars. Mears park in St. Paul is what I would envision, but that would not be very useful to the Viking. Hard to get thrill by a big green lawn that will have worn trails across it.


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