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Re: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists

Postby twincitizen » July 11th, 2015, 12:22 pm

This house is awesome (on the Greenway!!) but I would never buy it due to the lack of parking: http://www.edinarealty.com/homes-for-sa ... -153161742

Even if I myself could take the bus to work everyday and sold my car, I'd still want at least one off-street space available for a significant other, guests, etc. If I'm going to go through the trouble/expense of owning a SF home, I'd like to have a parking space. There's literally no opportunity to do that on this lot. Plus you have to deal with the parking crunch from the Karmel Somali mall nearby.

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Re: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists

Postby PigsEye » July 11th, 2015, 2:21 pm

twincitizen wrote:This house is awesome (on the Greenway!!) but I would never buy it due to the lack of parking: http://www.edinarealty.com/homes-for-sa ... -153161742

Even if I myself could take the bus to work everyday and sold my car, I'd still want at least one off-street space available for a significant other, guests, etc. If I'm going to go through the trouble/expense of owning a SF home, I'd like to have a parking space. There's literally no opportunity to do that on this lot. Plus you have to deal with the parking crunch from the Karmel Somali mall nearby.
Neat, If I had 170,000 I'd buy it! haha. I'd put in a nice concrete post and make a moped parking space on the side or backyard. ...though in reality, I wouldn't want to live so close to the largest somali mall in the country. So i'd also say not enough car parking ;)

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Re: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists

Postby tab » July 11th, 2015, 8:42 pm

I like 222 Hennepin, even more than I like the Brunsfield Apartments on Washington.

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Re: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists

Postby UrsusUrbanicus » July 14th, 2015, 3:07 am

Sometimes, when post-workout hunger gnaws at me, I go to Arby's because it's quicker than getting all turned-out for something downtown...

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Re: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists

Postby MNdible » July 14th, 2015, 10:16 am

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Re: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists

Postby twincitizen » July 14th, 2015, 11:45 am

The last two Twins games I went to, I drove there...and parked for free in my super secret parking space. I'll never tell.

Hint: they are shown as metered parking on Minneapolis' parking meter map, but there are not actually meters there, because the curb lane is used for other purposes at certain times of the day.

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Re: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists

Postby fehler » July 15th, 2015, 9:12 am

Love that sign. Not embarrassed about that.

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Re: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists

Postby exiled_antipodean » July 16th, 2015, 11:19 am

I think the cities should allow branding on downtown buildings.

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Re: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists

Postby Jez » July 16th, 2015, 4:05 pm

I would never buy/rent an apartment without heated indoor parking, even If I lived in the downtown core. Still needs me IKEA runs.

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Re: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists

Postby David Greene » July 16th, 2015, 5:18 pm

I like 3A.

A lot.

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Re: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists

Postby twinkess » July 17th, 2015, 6:08 am

That's like coming out of a glass closet lol. Everyone knows :)

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Re: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists

Postby twincitizen » August 2nd, 2015, 9:39 am

My favorite donut place is in the suburbs (Denny's 5th Avenue Bakery - Portland & American)

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Re: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists

Postby thatchio » August 6th, 2015, 11:40 pm

I don't like the idea of apodments / micro-units with shared kitchens. Perhaps as a type of supportive housing deal, but either way, think they should be heavily regulated. Poorly operated and I think you got some serious trouble for both residents and neighbors. Don't say that in certain urbanist groups though...

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Re: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists

Postby mplser » August 7th, 2015, 12:28 am

I didnt even know that was a thing... Well, I mean I was aware of rooming houses, but youre talking about a purpose-built building for them?

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Re: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists

Postby mplsjaromir » August 7th, 2015, 7:30 am

I reject the premise that space is scarce enough to warrant micro apartments anywhere in North America or Europe.

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Re: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists

Postby Chava » August 7th, 2015, 8:02 am

What people call micro apartments here, I call a damn fine studio apartment. This I confess.

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Re: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists

Postby EOst » August 7th, 2015, 8:10 am

Chava wrote:What people call micro apartments here, I call a damn fine studio apartment. This I confess.
You probably wouldn't if you'd ever been inside one.

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Re: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists

Postby RailBaronYarr » August 7th, 2015, 8:25 am

Maybe this goes somewhere else, but here's the place my wife and I stayed in for a while in London http://www.vrbo.com/373952 . It was 300-350 sqft, max (maybe we should all agree on a definition of what a micro apartment is, size/amenity-wise vs a boarding house unit). I could easily see one person living there very comfortably, a couple would be a stretch. But I think they have a place in some US cities and many European ones.

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Re: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists

Postby mplsjaromir » August 7th, 2015, 8:28 am

Chava wrote:What people call micro apartments here, I call a damn fine studio apartment. This I confess.
I am honoured by your presence on this lowly forum. Oh ye great one from the city famous for pizza casserole and hot dogs buns with poppy seeds.

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Re: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists

Postby trigonalmayhem » August 7th, 2015, 10:07 am

exiled_antipodean wrote:I think the cities should allow branding on downtown buildings.
I do too. It makes navigation easier in areas with no landmarks other than office towers. You can say "by the _______ building to people who haven't memorized the names of all the buildings downtown.


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