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by phop
October 9th, 2020, 11:17 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Riverfront - Mill Ruins Park - Waterworks
Replies: 246
Views: 33889

Re: Downtown Riverfront - Mill Ruins Park - Waterworks

Maybe hydro power reasons? (I can't think of any other reason to maintain the intermediate pool other than just inertia) I also think it would be much better left as rapids, it was really cool to experience. It added a few acres of free new park space below the bridge.
by phop
March 5th, 2020, 12:40 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Street, Road and Highway Projects
Replies: 1045
Views: 162055

Re: Street, Road and Highway Projects

Big day for various streets news. http://www.startribune.com/minneapolis-st-paul-to-lower-speed-limits-together-this-spring/568524002/ Leaders in Minneapolis and St. Paul agree: Drivers on city streets need to slow down. So with new authority from the Legislature, they’re collaborating to lower spee...
by phop
February 27th, 2020, 10:13 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Pedestrian Safety and Infrastructure Improvements
Replies: 305
Views: 49358

Re: Pedestrian Safety and Infrastructure Improvements

Five lanes for 14,000 cars per day is completely unnecessary.
by phop
February 25th, 2020, 7:09 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: St. Anthony Village
Replies: 50
Views: 11463

Re: St. Anthony Village

https://www.development65.com/post/development-65-proposes-senior-living-in-st-anthony-village Development 65 proposes senior living in St. Anthony Village We strive to find win-win solutions when designing and creating projects. In St. Anthony, we believe we plan to develop a project that will prov...
by phop
January 15th, 2020, 9:27 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
Replies: 598
Views: 93946

Re: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

The Governor's bonding proposal includes a little more than $12 million for the Grand Rounds Missing Link:

https://mn.gov/mmb/budget/capital-budget/current/

It would be pretty exciting to actually see movement on this.
by phop
October 16th, 2019, 8:42 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: City Club Apartments - 1000 Marquette Ave (Handicraft Building)
Replies: 382
Views: 57220

Re: City Club Apartments - 1000 Marquette Ave (Handicraft Building)

Star Tribune feature: http://www.startribune.com/wave-of-the-future-downtown-minneapolis-micro-units-rent-for-1-250-a-month/563253662/ The Michigan-based developer of that project, Jonathan Holtzman, was in town this week to tout the project, which he said has been a hit and will serve as a model fo...
by phop
September 27th, 2019, 8:54 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market
Replies: 1072
Views: 195084

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market

St. Paul's interfacing with the river is still very bad in downtown. Granted, it has more of a severe bluff to deal with than Minneapolis, but Minneapolis is working towards a world-class river park on the downtown periphery, while St. Paul is still trying to figure out simply how to get people past...
by phop
August 14th, 2019, 1:10 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News
Replies: 1594
Views: 188347

Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

http://www.startribune.com/famous-dave-s-franchisees-embrace-some-of-its-menu-and-decor-changes/538107212/ In July, the company closed the Calhoun Square location that it had operated since 1996. Originally, it planned to downsize the restaurant to fit into its new smaller footprint of one-third the...
by phop
June 12th, 2019, 3:48 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)
Replies: 2416
Views: 288226

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

Can see the breakdown here: https://metrocouncil.org/Council-Meetings/Committees/Transportation-Committee/2019/June-10,-2019/Info-1-2019-1st-Quarter-Ridership-Report.aspx The worst gap relative to 2018 was January. Looks like a decrease in that month of >10%, significantly worse than February and Ma...
by phop
April 25th, 2019, 6:40 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Street, Road and Highway Projects
Replies: 1045
Views: 162055

Re: Street, Road and Highway Projects

On the same topic, East Hennepin is finally being 4-3'd in 2020 (partially) and the bike crossing is being fixed:

http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/cip/fut ... -bike-blvd
by phop
April 12th, 2019, 11:37 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: St. Anthony Village
Replies: 50
Views: 11463

Re: St. Anthony Village

Arguably worst housing debacle of the current boom.
by phop
March 19th, 2019, 7:18 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Northside - General Topics
Replies: 332
Views: 96183

Re: Northside - General Topics

Cool unique project:

http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/www/gro ... 217761.pdf

"Cycle speedway" on the south side of Royal Foundry Craft Spirits / mini soccer pitch on north side of La Dona Cerveceria.
by phop
March 11th, 2019, 10:07 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Roseville / Rosedale - General Topics
Replies: 128
Views: 32065

Re: Roseville / Rosedale - General Topics

Could we finally get a pedestrian bridge over 36?
by phop
February 13th, 2019, 9:45 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: North Loop Neighborhood
Replies: 1027
Views: 187488

Re: North Loop Neighborhood

This is the "its a neighbourly day" mural building, for what it's worth.
by phop
February 13th, 2019, 9:26 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: North Loop Neighborhood
Replies: 1027
Views: 187488

Re: North Loop Neighborhood

25 of the units are studios, lol.
by phop
February 11th, 2019, 7:14 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)
Replies: 2416
Views: 288226

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

decided to crunch some numbers a little and try to estimate how much non-bus modes (lRT, BRT, etc) make up Metro's total ridership numbers: 2014: 19.8% 2015: 27.6% 2016: 29.7% 2017: 32.0% 2018: 34.0% I know its no where close to painting an accurate picture, but if the ~2% increase per year that's ...
by phop
January 30th, 2019, 10:18 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Street, Road and Highway Projects
Replies: 1045
Views: 162055

Re: Street, Road and Highway Projects

My interpretation is that 29-32 are all components of aBRT, so this would boost the B, D and E lines. Nice to see these moving closer to fully-funded ($27 million total here).
by phop
December 3rd, 2018, 7:53 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 1400 Park Avenue
Replies: 142
Views: 50718

Re: 1400 Park Avenue

Appears to still be happening. Utility work soon:

https://finance-commerce.com/2018/12/wh ... k-project/
by phop
November 29th, 2018, 6:45 pm
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Minneapolis Mayoral Election 2017
Replies: 379
Views: 34136

Re: Minneapolis Mayoral Election 2017

My main worry was that his ambition would get the better of him and he'd use the post to pursue obnoxious brand-building, but this hasn't happened at all.
by phop
November 18th, 2018, 7:15 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Green Line LRT
Replies: 1283
Views: 10578

Re: Green Line LRT

The Green Line is still a star (and the Blue Line is doing great too): https://www.metrotransit.org/green-line-continues-to-see-record-breaking-ridership The Green Line had its busiest month ever in October, keeping the light rail line on pace to set another annual ridership record. More than 1.4 mi...