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Re: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

Postby min-chi-cbus » April 20th, 2017, 8:20 am

My one and only issue with the name change is that it's our most notorious and popular lake for tourists and nobody is going to know how to pronounce it or spell it if they're trying to look it up.

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Re: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

Postby VacantLuxuries » April 20th, 2017, 8:56 am

I feel like those people will probably just search "lake by Uptown" on Google.

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Re: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

Postby twincitizen » April 20th, 2017, 8:57 am

Lake Maka Ska is obviously the ideal compromise solution. I don't get the rigid insistence on using "Bde" at all. It means "lake" for F's sake! There's not a single other lake in MN that doesn't use the word "Lake" in it. Why would this one bde different?

Now, I haven't actually suggested this publicly, because I'd get slaughtered by the advocates who have already made up their minds, but oh well.

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Re: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

Postby Sara Bergen » April 20th, 2017, 9:41 am

Meeting about Lake Hiawatha Park planning and groundwater/stormwater pumping update
Thursday, Apr 20 at 6:30 pm @ Lake Nokomis Community Center: The City of Minneapolis, Minnehaha Creek Watershed District, and the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board are convening a public meeting to prepare for an in-depth park planning study.

https://www.minneapolisparks.org/park_c ... p_2_218932

Unfortunately I am unable to attend this tonight. If anyone is able to attend I am interested in hearing your thoughts/takeaways.

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Re: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

Postby Silophant » April 20th, 2017, 9:45 am

twincitizen wrote: Lake Maka Ska is obviously the ideal compromise solution. I don't get the rigid insistence on using "Bde" at all. It means "lake" for F's sake! There's not a single other lake in MN that doesn't use the word "Lake" in it. Why would this one bde different?

Now, I haven't actually suggested this publicly, because I'd get slaughtered by the advocates who have already made up their minds, but oh well.
I agree 100%, and will probably say "Lake Maka Ska". The best way to make sure the renaming doesn't catch on is to include a word that no one can pronounce.

Seriously. How do you pronounce "Bde"?

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Re: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

Postby acs » April 20th, 2017, 10:00 am

Seriously. How do you pronounce "Bde"?
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Re: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

Postby VacantLuxuries » April 20th, 2017, 11:25 am

https://soundcloud.com/mprnews/bde-makha-ska

I typed the same question you did here, but I did it into google instead.

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Re: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

Postby xandrex » April 20th, 2017, 3:03 pm

I've always wondered why another name the lake had—unofficially, at least, as Lake Mendoza (or Medoza)—that also seems to recognize the Native Americans was never really considered.

It seems like a cool name, it makes a reference to the state bird, and is easier to read (for those who are concerned about that).

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Re: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

Postby min-chi-cbus » April 20th, 2017, 3:04 pm

I like "Lake Maka Ska" a lot more! It sounds kinda cool, too! "Lake Mendoza" is also fine with me. I guess I'm just against the word "Bde". And here comes the stupid question of the day......: why can't we name it after a prominent Minnesota figure, like "Lake [Humphrey, Ventura, Fitzgerald, Garland, Schultz, Dylan, Prince, Puckett, Garnett, etc.]"?? Or, as Mayor Hodges continues to pit herself and the city against President Trump, call the lake "Lake Obama".

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Re: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

Postby mamundsen » April 20th, 2017, 8:14 pm

Link to the master plan? Does it reduce Lake St by one lane in each direction between the lake and lagoon?

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Re: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

Postby Blaisdell Greenway » April 21st, 2017, 11:14 am

https://www.minneapolisparks.org/park_c ... rovements/

The Park Board apparently owns the surface parking near the Calhoun Professional Building, and the plan calls for them to eventually develop the land. I testified that they should move their HQ to that property as it is way more transit rich than their current north riverfront location.

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Re: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

Postby MNdible » April 21st, 2017, 11:49 am

Yeah, because the Park Department should be spending more money on its headquarters.

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Re: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

Postby David Greene » April 21st, 2017, 12:01 pm

Exactly. It seems to me that developing that parcel into a significant play park would be good. The current offerings are pretty paltry. It would be nice to get some real equipment near the lake. Doesn't look like that's in the offing, though.

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Re: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

Postby seanrichardryan » April 21st, 2017, 9:48 pm

I thought the master plan was calling for a new 2-way parkway connection to Market PLaza through that spot.
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Re: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

Postby Blaisdell Greenway » April 23rd, 2017, 2:34 pm

MNdible wrote:
April 21st, 2017, 11:49 am
Yeah, because the Park Department should be spending more money on its headquarters.
Yes. The HQ would go in a building that also has housing. The point is the parcel is on the train line. They would make money on the deal, and use the developer fee to be able to pay for the new boat launch in addition to a variety of other stuff.

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Re: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

Postby seanrichardryan » April 25th, 2017, 9:41 pm

More details on the development of NW Calhoun.

http://www.southwestjournal.com/news/de ... t-calhoun/
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Re: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

Postby David Greene » April 26th, 2017, 9:43 am

A parking ramp?!?!?

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Re: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

Postby BBMplsMN » April 26th, 2017, 10:25 am

David Greene wrote:
April 26th, 2017, 9:43 am
A parking ramp?!?!?
Yes, please. They'd better add a parking ramp if they're getting rid of the giant surface lot for Calhoun Business Center and general lake parking. That area needs some kind of parking.

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Re: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

Postby David Greene » April 26th, 2017, 10:34 am

Yes, some parking is needed, but a big parking ramp with a few park-related retail spots is a huge missed opportunity.

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Re: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

Postby Mooglemuffins » April 26th, 2017, 6:29 pm

David Greene wrote:
April 26th, 2017, 10:34 am
Yes, some parking is needed, but a big parking ramp with a few park-related retail spots is a huge missed opportunity.
Oh man, I would love to see a nice restaurant over there in the park area, kind of along the same feel as the Sea Salt over by the falls.


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