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Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Posted: June 25th, 2019, 10:33 pm
by mattaudio
maxbaby wrote:
June 25th, 2019, 6:32 pm
New partial office to apartment conversion in Elliot Park. https://finance-commerce.com/2019/06/sc ... nneapolis/
I thought I just suggested that concept in another thread a month or two ago.

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Posted: June 26th, 2019, 5:57 am
by Silophant
This project is the Met Council repairing a sewer tunnel 85' below grade. It'll wrap up next spring.


At that time, the city's reconstruction of 4th St will begin in earnest, to be complete in 2022.

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Posted: June 26th, 2019, 7:35 am
by mattaudio
Any chance we can get some trains running in the sandstone layer 80 ft under downtown, too?

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Posted: June 26th, 2019, 7:37 am
by mattaudio
Also, I cannot believe that in the year 2019 we are doing full rebuilds of downtown streets as three-lane one-ways.

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Posted: June 26th, 2019, 8:18 am
by twinkess
Silophant wrote:
June 26th, 2019, 5:57 am
This project is the Met Council repairing a sewer tunnel 85' below grade. It'll wrap up next spring.


At that time, the city's reconstruction of 4th St will begin in earnest, to be complete in 2022.
Thanks! Not knowing had been extremely mildly bothering me for the last six months haha

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Posted: June 26th, 2019, 9:55 am
by karlshea
mattaudio wrote:
June 26th, 2019, 7:37 am
Also, I cannot believe that in the year 2019 we are doing full rebuilds of downtown streets as three-lane one-ways.
Why? What's wrong with one-ways?

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Posted: June 26th, 2019, 10:43 am
by mattaudio
Nothing is wrong with one-lane one-ways. A few things are wrong with two-lane one-ways but they can be acceptable under certain circumstances. One-way streets with three or more lanes are completely incompatible with an urban environment.

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Posted: June 26th, 2019, 1:41 pm
by karlshea
You didn't really answer the question, you just restated what you said before.

If you've got a three-lane one-way then if you've got someone turning right and someone turning left and both are blocked then at least the whole street isn't at a standstill.

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Posted: June 26th, 2019, 1:44 pm
by VacantLuxuries
It's not about the traffic flow, it's about the environment it creates for everyone outside of a car.

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Posted: June 26th, 2019, 3:05 pm
by billhelm
It turns urban roads into mini-freeways. See Portland or Park Avenue north of Lake Street.

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Posted: June 26th, 2019, 3:51 pm
by mulad
They're also bad for bicycles, since reaching certain destinations can technically require you to go around an extra block or two (though of course most people will just end up riding against the flow or going on the sidewalk, etc.). They cut down on the number of alternate routes people have to get from point A to point B, so they can end up concentrating traffic. But when the traffic dies down on non-rush periods, the streets can be wide dead zones (this is usually more apparent in downtown St. Paul than Minneapolis). They can be faster, but that tends to just make drivers escape downtown more quickly rather than lingering and spending more time/money in the area.

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Posted: June 26th, 2019, 4:22 pm
by jtoemke
Anyone else view the road diagram and see the bike lane is only half the distance?

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Posted: July 17th, 2019, 7:37 am
by John21

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Posted: July 24th, 2019, 5:48 am
by DTSB
The convention center plaza looks like it is being "updated"? All of the trees and benches have been removed. I can't find any plans for what is happening. Is there any information out there on what is happening?

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Posted: July 24th, 2019, 8:39 am
by Anondson
Huh. Looked like up and down 2nd there were things being prepared in a few spots. Maybe to do with whatever else is going on?

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Posted: July 24th, 2019, 8:57 am
by MNdible

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Posted: July 24th, 2019, 9:13 am
by MNdible
If you go to the bottom of the page here and click on "Plaza 2020 Renovations", you can scroll through renderings of the project.

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Posted: July 24th, 2019, 9:37 am
by EOst
MNdible wrote:
July 24th, 2019, 9:13 am
If you go to the bottom of the page here and click on "Plaza 2020 Renovations", you can scroll through renderings of the project.
Fixed link: https://www.minneapolis.org/minneapolis ... the-plaza/

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Posted: August 11th, 2019, 9:33 pm
by dillonfried
Does anyone know of a good resource that would have before and after aerial photos of downtown that would highlight how much surface parking has been developed in the past decade or so? Specifically looking for the "East Town" area.

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Posted: August 11th, 2019, 9:43 pm
by Silophant
I'm not sure if you can do it in Google Maps, but if you use the full desktop version of Google Earth, there's a timeline where you can look back at aerial photos going back quite a ways.