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by Mdcastle
January 12th, 2021, 6:03 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News
Replies: 1139
Views: 201275

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

I haven't risked my life to go into a store, bar, restaurant, or public building (save for a 5 minute dash into and out of a gas station or highway rest area when traveling) since this whole thing started, so I'm not about to start now. At least there's light at the end of the tunnel now that we hav...
by Mdcastle
January 6th, 2021, 1:02 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 17 North Washington - CA - 27 stories - ~300'(?)
Replies: 40
Views: 6568

Re: 17 North Washington - CA - 27 stories - ~300'(?)

Its interesting that that city seems quite confident that this building: https://www.google.com/maps/@44.9779489,-93.2655771,3a,37.5y,357.84h,98.82t/am=t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sAgY80OpIqdFl4lBBEOr7MQ!2e0!7i16384!8i8192 doesn't meet any historic preservation standards and should be sold to the highest ...
by Mdcastle
January 5th, 2021, 7:40 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Crime
Replies: 198
Views: 29187

Re: Crime

Besides my actual front door cam, I have a separate camera positioned somewhat like this to capture the street, and there was also that camera that captured that ped vs vehicle crash on Lyndale and 28th, so people do have cameras pointed out on the street rather than just down at their porches. Once...
by Mdcastle
January 5th, 2021, 7:02 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Pedestrian Safety and Infrastructure Improvements
Replies: 308
Views: 51621

Re: Pedestrian Safety and Infrastructure Improvements

http://www.startribune.com/mndot-accelerates-fixes-to-hwy-47-near-troubled-st-francis-crosswalk/504723082/ Apparently a two year process is considered sped up. Just make the traffic signals permanent and then study a grade-separated pedestrian crossing. I stand by my stance that a solid red light i...
by Mdcastle
January 5th, 2021, 6:05 pm
Forum: Greater Minnesota
Topic: Mankato
Replies: 33
Views: 12682

Re: Mankato

https://i.imgur.com/WxmgRpU.png A Dunkin' proposed at Liberty Street and Riverside Drive. across from the police station. If you can get past the "cops and donuts" jokes (and it's also right next to a gym) this is interesting in that it will be drive-thru only, possibly anticipating the post-pandem...
by Mdcastle
January 2nd, 2021, 12:55 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Shakopee - Savage - Prior Lake - Scott County
Replies: 29
Views: 8360

Re: Shakopee - Savage - Prior Lake - Scott County

A single family house is "affordable" it it's anywhere under $400,000 now?
by Mdcastle
December 28th, 2020, 8:49 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Street, Road and Highway Projects
Replies: 1070
Views: 169751

Re: Street, Road and Highway Projects

If any of you commute on Highway 10 through Anoka and Ramsay you're already experiencing a world of hurt...
by Mdcastle
December 22nd, 2020, 8:12 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Stillwater Development News
Replies: 40
Views: 6083

Re: Stillwater Development News

Article I wrote for streets.mn about the parking issues https://streets.mn/2020/08/13/stillwaters-parking-ramp-problems/ Basically, Stillwater wants the entire downtown to be within a 1/4 mile or 5 minute walk from a parking ramp. The southern end of the downtown is farther from the existing ramp, b...
by Mdcastle
December 22nd, 2020, 4:33 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Interstate 94
Replies: 255
Views: 32373

Re: Interstate 94

Yes it does, that's why I donate to charity. I would donate even more if the government hadn't decided to get all bloated and take over much of the role of charity and decide how my "donations' will be redistributed to those in poverty.
by Mdcastle
December 22nd, 2020, 4:03 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Interstate 94
Replies: 255
Views: 32373

Re: Interstate 94

Conservatism, even fiscal conservatism doesn't mean don't spend government money on anything more any more than liberalism equals the government takes control of everything in full blown socialism / communism. I can't go out and buy streets, roads, and freeways, so it's the role of the government to...
by Mdcastle
December 22nd, 2020, 2:54 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Interstate 94
Replies: 255
Views: 32373

Re: Interstate 94

Was planning to stay out because everyone knows my opinion on this, but then people started to put words in the mouths of us suburban conservatives.
by Mdcastle
December 22nd, 2020, 12:57 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Interstate 94
Replies: 255
Views: 32373

Re: Interstate 94

As an actual fiscal conservative, I don't like the idea of being stuck on nightmarish traffic choked arterials with dozens of signals on my drive between downtown. If we cut out government waste and bloat we can still afford nice things like assuring mobility for people in society.
by Mdcastle
November 23rd, 2020, 10:27 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Orange Line / 35W@94: Downtown to Crosstown Project
Replies: 830
Views: 105778

Re: Orange Line / 35W@94: Downtown to Crosstown Project

So the 535 stops literally two houses down from me, while the nearest Orange Line station is more than a mile away, a lot farther than you'd want to think about walking twice a day. As you all know I don't ride the bus and I don't go downtown, but for those in the neighborhood that do I'd imagine it...
by Mdcastle
November 23rd, 2020, 1:35 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis - General Topics
Replies: 1801
Views: 340869

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Seems to make sense. The outflow of young couples starting families and wanting private yards and private bedrooms for their kids rather than a condo or loft downtown is still going on. But the influx of young singles just graduating from college or moving out of their parents house and replacing th...
by Mdcastle
November 18th, 2020, 4:00 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nicollet Mall
Replies: 1426
Views: 184516

Re: Nicollet Mall

Minneapolis police that can't or won't do their jobs isn't a new thing. About 10 years ago I had my car broken into by Lake Nokomis and flagged down some police officers chilling back in their car in an adjacent parking lot. Rather than treat it as a crime to investigate and prosecute the evil scumb...
by Mdcastle
October 31st, 2020, 8:41 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: 4601 Minnehaha Ave S
Replies: 21
Views: 2690

Re: 4601 Minnehaha Ave S

Do they not own their own property? (Both those properties have owners matching the address on Hennepin County GIS). If so why would they trade an economical building they own for astronomical rent they probably can't afford in a building they don't own.
by Mdcastle
October 28th, 2020, 4:13 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Crime
Replies: 198
Views: 29187

Re: Crime

They shouldn't be calling it "murder" until it's legally proven as such by a guilty plea or by a verdict of peers in a court of law. Until then "killing" or "homicide" will suffice. If there's a conviction following a trial at the very top of the appeal will be the mayor and city council inflaming a...
by Mdcastle
October 27th, 2020, 8:35 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News
Replies: 1596
Views: 193002

Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

For a shopping mall with shopping mall type retail to work it needs to attract people from outside the area. As Uptown found out having a cute bar next door is not enough, Why go to Uptown to buy a new dress from Gap or a new phone from Apple when you can do so a lot easier at Southdale or Mall of A...
by Mdcastle
October 26th, 2020, 7:48 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Suburbs - General Topics
Replies: 1051
Views: 164044

Re: Suburbs - General Topics

I can guarantee you there's no way this would have ever been built in Bloomington. The only vacant land in the city is in the South Loop, where the city would in no way allow it. They were reluctant to even allow Sick in until they made promised that it would be primarily their offices rather than m...
by Mdcastle
October 23rd, 2020, 8:21 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News
Replies: 1596
Views: 193002

Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

No surprises that the mall stores are doing a lot better. Nothing produces regional retail activity like easy freeway access and easy, free, and abundant parking. I can at least understand the though process in putting all these regional stores in Uptown in the first place- if suburbanites are willi...