Hopkins - General Topics

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Re: Hopkins - General Topics

Postby Anondson » March 16th, 2018, 10:23 pm

It really is stellar. I can’t wait until the art and the light strings are installed.

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Re: Hopkins - General Topics

Postby Korh » March 17th, 2018, 5:51 pm

the only real shade I can throw at the artery is that when its a nice day like it was today, walkers seem to ignore the cycle track and sidewalk separation and walk where ever they want (think I heard someone mutter bikes aren't allowed on the sidewalk when I biked by), hopefully this will go away once people get more used to it

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Postby Korh » May 5th, 2018, 12:24 pm

Anyone know whether or not the construction on Burnes park in still on schedule to open sometime late spring/early summer, or did the completion date get pushed pack a few months

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Postby Anondson » May 5th, 2018, 5:19 pm

Coulda put this in Bike Infrastructure thread, but Eric Roper wrote on the ARTery.

http://www.startribune.com/hopkins-prep ... 481828151/

(I had a quote, too)

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Re: Hopkins - General Topics

Postby Multimodal » May 5th, 2018, 6:39 pm

Hey, nice job being quoted.

And Bravo, Hopkins! I probably would’ve been skeptical at first (had I known about it), but this sounds like a wonderful amenity.

Downtown Hopkins always had so much potential; glad light rail is making it blossom.

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Postby Anondson » May 5th, 2018, 7:00 pm

I think it really needs to be seen. The art is mostly all not there, but you can imagine it right now.

Right now, though, it creates a safe, separated link between the Lake Minnetonka and Cedar Lake regional trails. For one block, motorized traffic was eliminated in one direction, and two and a half blocks parking was eliminated on one side.

Unsaid in the article, the ARTery project also added an east-west bike trail from 5th to 9th on the north side of Excelsior Blvd.

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Postby Tiller » May 6th, 2018, 7:00 pm

I was just in Hopkins for the first time the other day when my bf and I went to eat at Samba, and noticed a wonderful separated bikeway there! Since part of it was adjacent to a one-way, sounds like that was the ARTery project. It would be awesome if we could get bikeways like that built around the metro.

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Postby Korh » May 26th, 2018, 12:08 pm

Looks like the improvements to Burnes Park is complete, just saw some people try out the new splash pad when I biked by

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Re: Hopkins - General Topics

Postby Korh » June 2nd, 2018, 10:02 am

Well this sucks don't know if/when there planing on rescheduling it, though I'm willing to bet there will still be a decent amount of people who didn't see the cancellation and still turn up

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Hopkins - General Topics

Postby Anondson » June 14th, 2018, 2:05 pm

Kraus Anderson chosen by the MCWD to redevelop the 17 acres of 325 Blake Road (Cold Storage site)

https://www.minnehahacreek.org/about/ne ... nt-hopkins
Construction is expected to begin in 2019 with completion slated for 2021. Demolition of the cold storage warehouse is expected to begin in late summer 2018. The demolition is being timed to coincide with the reconstruction of Blake Road to minimize disruption for the community.

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Re: Hopkins - General Topics

Postby Multimodal » June 14th, 2018, 9:31 pm

So St. Paul wants to tear down a building to provide parking for Fitzgerald’s restaurant, but in Hopkins they’re restoring a creek and building transit-oriented development?

We live in interesting times.


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