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by Didier
September 10th, 2021, 11:33 am
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Minneapolis 2021 Elections - Mayor, City Council, BET, Park Board
Replies: 62
Views: 3333

Re: Minneapolis 2021 Elections - Mayor, City Council, BET, Park Board

What's being proposed is really pretty simple: Create a larger public safety department that includes the police. Here's what voters will be shown on the ballot: "Shall the Minneapolis City Charter be amended to remove the Police Department and replace it with a Department of Public Safety that empl...
by Didier
September 9th, 2021, 1:59 pm
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Minneapolis 2021 Elections - Mayor, City Council, BET, Park Board
Replies: 62
Views: 3333

Re: Minneapolis 2021 Elections - Mayor, City Council, BET, Park Board

So what is the thinking on the charter amendment? I haven't researched it enough yet to say for sure how I'll vote, but when the Yes camp is stuck on the "but that's not what it really means" loop, it kind of feels like they already lost. The overall campaign has felt poorly run. Starting with the p...
by Didier
September 8th, 2021, 10:57 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Latest Census Estimates and Met Council Projections
Replies: 204
Views: 23893

Re: Latest Census Estimates and Met Council Projections

I guess my point was just that MOA/MSP airport feel as much like the third prong to a Twin Cities triangle as anywhere.
by Didier
September 7th, 2021, 9:16 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Latest Census Estimates and Met Council Projections
Replies: 204
Views: 23893

Re: Latest Census Estimates and Met Council Projections

I’d argue that the airport and MOA anchor a pretty clear third major center in the metro, especially with it being connected by rail. And yet I also agree it’s not close to being equal with either of the two downtowns.
by Didier
September 7th, 2021, 9:03 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: The Dayton's Project
Replies: 320
Views: 63730

Re: The Dayton's Project

I think people we might be overestimating the number of families with children who want to live in an apartment on Nicollet Mall.
by Didier
August 30th, 2021, 4:08 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Highland Bridge: Ford Site Redevelopment
Replies: 126
Views: 37504

Re: Highland Bridge: Ford Site Redevelopment

That’s interesting. If this arena is intending to draw any fans from outside the immediate neighborhood it would fit in much better around Allianz Field.
by Didier
August 23rd, 2021, 11:37 am
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis Population / Density - General Discussion
Replies: 283
Views: 64920

Re: Minneapolis Population / Density - General Discussion

I'm a runner, but the biggest things was the parks and our infrastructure. I realized why we rank so high in parks and how glad I am to be near the Grand Rounds and to be able to run around our lakes and the river. I also thought our infrastructure on averaged seemed to be better maintained, but we...
by Didier
July 19th, 2021, 7:02 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis - News & General Topics
Replies: 1917
Views: 378459

Re: Downtown Minneapolis - News & General Topics

I can also confirm, anecdotally, that the county is reducing office space. My wife's department was always mostly remote, but now it sounds like they won't even have the option of going in anymore.
by Didier
July 11th, 2021, 10:44 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown-LynLake-Wedge - News & General Topics
Replies: 1382
Views: 220491

Re: Uptown-LynLake-Wedge - News & General Topics

Is street racing actually associated with Black men? And does literally anyone like other people’s fireworks? Check out Nextdoor sometime and bonfires and fireworks aren’t as popular as you think. Ultimately none of that matters though. Street racing etc. is illegal because it’s a nuisance and extre...
by Didier
June 26th, 2021, 12:44 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Amtrak Empire Builder to Chicago
Replies: 476
Views: 71511

Re: Amtrak Empire Builder and Intercity Rail to Chicago

What's the justification for this taking four years?
by Didier
June 15th, 2021, 9:55 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown-LynLake-Wedge - News & General Topics
Replies: 1382
Views: 220491

Re: Uptown-LynLake-Wedge - News & General Topics

But has that building changed hands? I'd be willing to bet that however many years ago the owner underwrote the building with a Victoria's Secret type tenant in mind and has been hoping against hope that they can get another one as it's the only way the price they paid makes sense. Their only other...
by Didier
June 15th, 2021, 8:19 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown-LynLake-Wedge - News & General Topics
Replies: 1382
Views: 220491

Re: Uptown-LynLake-Wedge - News & General Topics

Instead I got families, packed beaches, people put walking dogs, kids playing in front yards, so on and so on.
Lol, come on with this.
by Didier
June 13th, 2021, 11:24 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown-LynLake-Wedge - News & General Topics
Replies: 1382
Views: 220491

Re: Uptown-LynLake-Wedge - News & General Topics

I happened to drive through Uptown today and it really is barren. Corner door to Calhoun Square is boarded up (under construction?), and most of the Hennepin storefronts between Lake and Lagoon are empty. It's not great.
by Didier
June 13th, 2021, 8:28 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Allianz Field and Snelling-Midway Development
Replies: 795
Views: 122620

Re: Allianz Field and Snelling-Midway Development

https://www.twincities.com/2021/06/12/loons-owner-bill-mcguire-discusses-additions-adrian-heath-and-development-in-st-paul/ Update from Bill McGuire in recent Pioneer Press Q&A. Can you update where things are in terms of development around Allianz Field in St. Paul’s Midway neighborhood? There was ...
by Didier
June 8th, 2021, 11:54 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: RBC Gateway (Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 519'
Replies: 2063
Views: 305660

Re: RBC Gateway (Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 519'

It’s FISHMANPET’s fault
by Didier
May 30th, 2021, 10:28 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Target Center Renovation
Replies: 507
Views: 83552

Re: Target Center Renovation

My memory might be wrong, but I don’t recall the public having to pay any more than originally planned for the Vikings stadium, and I’m pretty sure everything going on now is insured. But again correct me if I’m wrong. I also don’t think you can honestly say that we could have done the Vikings stadi...
by Didier
May 30th, 2021, 6:49 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Northern Lights Express
Replies: 367
Views: 55009

Re: Northern Lights Express

Some interesting stuff from the Superior mayor, including this on NLX: The long-planned passenger train linking the Twin Cities and Duluth includes a stop in Superior, and Paine said he will lobby Congress this summer to make ensure the service gets the money it needs. He also wants City Council to ...
by Didier
May 28th, 2021, 9:57 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Target Center Renovation
Replies: 507
Views: 83552

Re: Target Center Renovation

There’s no value in having a major entertainment venue served by transit? What?
by Didier
May 22nd, 2021, 9:45 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Target Center Renovation
Replies: 507
Views: 83552

Re: Target Center Renovation

There are some examples of arenas being incorporated into larger developments. In Boston you can't even see the TD Garden from the outside because it's now wrapped in other buildings, including some taller ones. I'm not sure there are any arenas with an actual tower on top of them, though.
by Didier
May 18th, 2021, 6:20 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: MSP Airport
Replies: 1274
Views: 190646

Re: MSP Airport

Driving 494 tonight I noticed a 747 with Arab text on the fuselage and a Qatar flag on the tail. Doesn't appear to be Qatar Air based on photos I'm seeing online. Curious if some sort of dignitary is at Mayo Clinic or something. Anyone know? (I know there's a community or airport watcher people but ...