Maple Grove - General Topics

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Re: Maple Grove - General Topics

Postby mplsjaromir » September 22nd, 2015, 8:07 am

I happened to be in this area last weekend. I saw thousands of automobiles, yet not one pedestrian. At no point did I did feel that this was a walkable urban area. Lots of fast moving high capacity roads and acres of parking.

This is a step up in design without a doubt, but you have to be very committed to not use a car in this environment.

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Postby David Greene » September 22nd, 2015, 12:03 pm

Nathan wrote:Having just visited the area last weekend, I'll tell you for sure it's a lot easier (mentally and probably physically) to walk the commercial area on Main Street in Maple Grove than it is to get to the Walker from Lurcat or any residence on the park.
Yes, it's easy to walk Main Street, but how do most residents get there?

How about Loring Park to Nicollet Mall? Obviously the freeway is a huge problem. But MG's Main Street is surrounded by parking lots.

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Re: Maple Grove - General Topics

Postby David Greene » September 22nd, 2015, 12:10 pm

TCfusion87 wrote:I am speaking about the townhome and apartment developments in what is defined as the Gravel Mining Redevelopment Area.


While you sister may live in the area, it does not sound like they live in this immediate vicinity as I do. I live and work within this same area, so I think I have a clue as to what is and is not going on. As Nathan clearly has stated, it takes time and this is all a work in progress. You cannot magically build everything at once and expect it to be instantly diverse with mixed uses. See how long it took the various neighborhoods of Minneapolis to become what they are today?
From the get-go, my neighborhood was connected by streetcar. It was all built out in 10 years or less. The Arbor Lakes area has been under construction for what, 20 years at least? And they made the whole place auto-oriented.

Yes, this area in MG *could* be dense and urban (I wouldn't call the current plan particularly urban), but is it really the best use of our development and transportation dollars? If Bottineau were headed there I'd say yes, but your city council dropped the ball, so my answer is no. We should be doing this in Brooklyn Park and Eden Prairie, not putting more people on I-94 and MN-610.

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Re: Maple Grove - General Topics

Postby gopherfan » November 22nd, 2019, 10:01 am

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Re: Maple Grove - General Topics

Postby mamundsen » November 22nd, 2019, 10:51 am

gopherfan wrote:
November 22nd, 2019, 10:01 am
An improved customer experience? ... day-season
LOL. Adding a road down the middle of a previoulsy pedestrian only space is "better." :lol:

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Re: Maple Grove - General Topics

Postby DanPatchToget » November 22nd, 2019, 7:16 pm

Thanks Arbor Lakes, I hate it.

I hope someday the area can be a lot more pedestrian and biker friendly. My friend and I used to walk around there all the time and looking back on it I realize it wasn't the most pleasant experience, especially along Elm Creek Boulevard and crossing that car sewer.

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Re: Maple Grove - General Topics

Postby Anondson » January 27th, 2020, 8:58 pm

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