The Commons - Downtown East Park

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Re: The Commons - Downtown East Park

Postby MN Fats » May 20th, 2016, 10:26 pm

One lane of Portland through the park was at least temporarily reopened to traffic today

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Re: The Commons - Downtown East Park

Postby mister.shoes » May 24th, 2016, 10:55 am

I finally got around to checking this out in person (ok, in car) last night instead of via webcam. I'm impressed with the size of the trees they're planting. Given the budgetary constraints, they could have easily skimped on vegetation and gone with tiny little brand new saplings. These are not that.
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Re: The Commons - Downtown East Park

Postby Mcgizz » May 24th, 2016, 12:14 pm

You're absolutely right. These trees are really nice. They will provide some really good shade in the years to come. I hope we can get the right amount of rain this year while the roots establish themselves. It would really suck to loose a $1000 tree the first year.

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Re: The Commons - Downtown East Park

Postby mnmike » May 24th, 2016, 1:00 pm

I think this probably has sprinklers, like Gold Medal Park?

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Re: The Commons - Downtown East Park

Postby MNdible » May 24th, 2016, 3:10 pm

Also, trees are typically under warranty for at least a year.

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Re: The Commons - Downtown East Park

Postby seanrichardryan » May 24th, 2016, 10:44 pm

Those trees cost more than $1000. Also, saplings would actually grow faster, stronger and establish better root systems. I hope there will be a layer of younger trees in there too. Gold Medal Park was odd, all the trees that went in were exactly the same size, even between species.
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Re: The Commons - Downtown East Park

Postby BBMplsMN » May 25th, 2016, 8:20 am

In Gold Medal Park, some trees died. They were removed and replaced. And they seem to keep adding new trees in new locations. That park is meticulously maintained.

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Re: The Commons - Downtown East Park

Postby Tyler » May 25th, 2016, 9:39 am

Was meticulously maintained. This year is very different. Not that I'm complaining -- it's still fine and $$$ is being saved.
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Re: The Commons - Downtown East Park

Postby grant1simons2 » June 8th, 2016, 11:24 am

The park is looking more like a park every day. Stone pavers and brick pavers are going in, trees are being watered, I'm starting to seen some "hills" forming too.

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Re: The Commons - Downtown East Park

Postby twinkess » June 8th, 2016, 11:44 am

When does the grass go in??!??

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Re: The Commons - Downtown East Park

Postby mnmike » June 15th, 2016, 8:13 am

Looks like sod going in this morning...I think.

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Re: The Commons - Downtown East Park

Postby amiller92 » June 15th, 2016, 8:32 am

I see sod.

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Re: The Commons - Downtown East Park

Postby MattW » June 15th, 2016, 9:36 am

US Bank Stadium webcam shows grass!

http://www.vikings.com/stadium/new-stadium/webcam.html

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Re: The Commons - Downtown East Park

Postby xandrex » June 15th, 2016, 9:40 am

MattW wrote:US Bank Stadium webcam shows grass!

http://www.vikings.com/stadium/new-stadium/webcam.html
Also definitely some testing going on with the Viking ship/ad board based on what they're displaying (including, oddly, a fire alarm alert).

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Re: The Commons - Downtown East Park

Postby Carson Dyle » June 15th, 2016, 9:53 am

They've been testing that sail video screen for weeks. Anti-smoking ads, seatbelt ads, stars and stripes waving in the breeze (which is actually pretty cool). I tell you, though, if I worked near there and had to see that thing out my window, it would drive me nuts. Hopefully it's just the testing and they'll tone it down some. Use it to advertise the upcoming football game, tractor pull or Kenny Chesney concert, but skip the public service announcements.

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Re: The Commons - Downtown East Park

Postby mattaudio » June 15th, 2016, 12:10 pm

I'm a fan. It's like they took the best of these into one installation. And it's Public Art (tm) too!

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Re: The Commons - Downtown East Park

Postby billhelm » June 21st, 2016, 10:11 am

Looks like somebody forgot to water the sod, it's already getting brown in a number of areas.

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Re: The Commons - Downtown East Park

Postby HiawathaGuy » June 21st, 2016, 10:17 am

billhelm wrote:Looks like somebody forgot to water the sod, it's already getting brown in a number of areas.
Sprinklers were on at 10:15am, according to the US Bank Stadium webcam.

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Re: The Commons - Downtown East Park

Postby grant1simons2 » June 21st, 2016, 10:22 am

And at 11 Pm last night

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Re: The Commons - Downtown East Park

Postby twinkess » June 21st, 2016, 10:33 am

Probably just the 90+ degree heat days after laying it.


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