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Re: Major League Soccer Stadium

Posted: February 9th, 2016, 10:52 am
by jw138
seanrichardryan wrote:'United FC owner on stadium: $120M won't build what we want'

http://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/m ... llion.html
Better not come begging to the city, county, or state!!!

Re: Major League Soccer Stadium

Posted: February 9th, 2016, 11:34 am
by David Greene
Could be chance for Hennepin county to steal it back?

Not that I'm advocating that but this seems like it could evolve into another stadium war.

Re: Major League Soccer Stadium

Posted: February 9th, 2016, 12:38 pm
by Didier
In context, that's really not what the quote is implying.

Re: Major League Soccer Stadium

Posted: February 10th, 2016, 7:13 am
by Didier

Re: Major League Soccer Stadium

Posted: February 10th, 2016, 7:26 am
by Silophant
On the one hand, that would make for a pretty good proof of concept for paid park and rides, if people used it as such. On the other, I don't think that many people would. St. Paul hasn't reacted terribly well to paid parking recently.

Re: Major League Soccer Stadium

Posted: February 10th, 2016, 8:58 am
by seanrichardryan
What a strange article. Grad student boogeyman is taking my parking.

Re: Major League Soccer Stadium

Posted: February 10th, 2016, 11:48 am
by nBode
That article read like Lee Schafer got slightly drunk and then had someone transcribe his thoughts in real-time. Did anyone edit that? My goodness.

Re: Major League Soccer Stadium

Posted: February 15th, 2016, 8:59 am
by ProspectPete
Article in the P Press this morning related to the MLS stadium:
http://www.twincities.com/2016/02/12/st ... egal-bill/

Re: Major League Soccer Stadium

Posted: February 16th, 2016, 6:09 am
by Snelbian
Didier wrote:What do you think, mattaudio?

http://m.startribune.com/is-st-paul-soc ... 368263521/
Ah yes, the classic argument that absolutely any investment in transit, biking or walking is nothing less than an all-out war on the mode of transportation that would still receive essentially all of our government's transportation investment. The horror!

Re: Major League Soccer Stadium

Posted: February 16th, 2016, 10:32 am
by twinkess
Snelbian wrote:
Didier wrote:What do you think, mattaudio?

http://m.startribune.com/is-st-paul-soc ... 368263521/
Ah yes, the classic argument that absolutely any investment in transit, biking or walking is nothing less than an all-out war on the mode of transportation that would still receive essentially all of our government's transportation investment. The horror!
Reading the comments. "Yankee69" is a troll, right? Can't be real.

Re: Major League Soccer Stadium

Posted: February 16th, 2016, 10:39 am
by acs
I'm pretty sure it's someone from this forum too.

Re: Major League Soccer Stadium

Posted: February 16th, 2016, 11:01 am
by mattaudio
But it's not me.

Re: Major League Soccer Stadium

Posted: February 16th, 2016, 11:17 am
by David Greene
acs wrote:I'm pretty sure it's someone from this forum too.
I've thought the same. It's brilliant, whoever it is.

Re: Major League Soccer Stadium

Posted: February 16th, 2016, 11:27 am
by acs
mattaudio wrote:But it's not me.
What? Really? Who on this forum besides us two regularly comments on Strib articles?

Re: Major League Soccer Stadium

Posted: February 17th, 2016, 10:37 am
by nfschauer

Re: Major League Soccer Stadium

Posted: February 17th, 2016, 10:46 am
by seanrichardryan
Stupid Atlanta.

There is a CAC meeting tomorrow from 4-6pm if anyone is interested. Everyone is hoping for some renderings and site plans.

Re: Major League Soccer Stadium

Posted: February 17th, 2016, 11:32 am
by HuskyGrad
seanrichardryan wrote:Stupid Atlanta.

There is a CAC meeting tomorrow from 4-6pm if anyone is interested. Everyone is hoping for some renderings and site plans.
Nick Rogers spoke at a Rotary Club meeting this morning in Chanhassen and it sounds like renderings are a couple weeks away. They are in the mindset that they want to release what will be built.

Re: Major League Soccer Stadium

Posted: February 18th, 2016, 12:49 pm
by hoffm83n
I drive through the snelling/ university intersection nearly every day and have been trying to figure out how this intersection can be modified to become more pedestrian friendly as the area changes. The biggest problem that will need to be fixed is access to the lrt station and the new A line. There are consistently people "jaywalking" across snelling between university and spruce tree as well as jumping over the barrier to the eastbound LRT station from the south side. The barrier problem could be fixed by moving the crossing from the perkins down to the mcdonalds. Crossing from the 84/A line to the LRT seems to have more car interference when going from southbound 84 to westbound LRT. At some point i think pedestrian crossings will have to be separated from traffic, but i have no idea if this is desired or feasible. Anybody have thoughts on what should/will be changed for transit in this area?

Re: Major League Soccer Stadium

Posted: February 18th, 2016, 1:07 pm
by jw138
Is it possible to install a below-grade pedestrian crossing without disturbing traffic or LRT operation?

EDIT: Or, duh, an elevated pedestrian crossing?

Re: Major League Soccer Stadium

Posted: February 18th, 2016, 1:46 pm
by Silophant
Bridges could probably be built without major traffic/LRT impacts. Not so sure about a tunnel. The bigger problem I see is vertical circulation. The split platforms at Snelling are only about 11'-12' wide. If you assume a bare minimum, say, five foot wide staircase, that's already half the platform. If, as seems likely, you need an elevator... The vertical circulation setup at West Bank looks about as narrow as you could get it, and that's more like 16'-18' wide. I just don't see how you can do it.