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by pannierpacker
July 2nd, 2020, 9:15 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Highland Bridge: Ford Site Redevelopment
Replies: 77
Views: 25265

Re: Ford Site Redevelopment

Any news yet on what they are doing with all of those old mining tunnels? At one point I heard St Paul was considering using these for utilities to manage the new site.
by pannierpacker
April 29th, 2020, 9:49 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Cable Median Barriers on at-grade highways
Replies: 11
Views: 1612

Re: Proposed Cable Median Barriers on at-grade highways

They have already basically finished installing these on all of the metro's freeways. Expressways are also included as targets for installation and a recent example would be on Highway 36 east of 694 and MN-61 south of Burns Ave. What's the difference between a Freeway and an Expressway? A freeway ...
by pannierpacker
April 22nd, 2020, 9:58 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Roseville / Rosedale - General Topics
Replies: 128
Views: 32032

Re: Roseville / Rosedale - General Topics

I wonder if this project is still on schedule, given the impact this pandemic has had on retail recently?
by pannierpacker
April 22nd, 2020, 9:49 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Cable Median Barriers on at-grade highways
Replies: 11
Views: 1612

Cable Median Barriers on at-grade highways

I know that recently MnDOT has been a huge proponent of cable median barriers. They save lives due to preventing crossover vehicle crashes and can be done much more cost effectively than guard rail installation. They have already basically finished installing these on all of the metro's freeways. Ex...
by pannierpacker
February 5th, 2020, 5:06 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Roseville / Rosedale - General Topics
Replies: 128
Views: 32032

Re: Roseville / Rosedale - General Topics

Kowalski's has agreed to sign a lease in Rosedale's new expansion for 30,000 sq ft: https://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/news/2020/02/05/kowalski-s-signs-lease-for-rosedale-center.html?ana=e_twin_bn_breakingnews This is going to be interesting as Target, Kowalski's and Byerly's would all be locate...
by pannierpacker
January 27th, 2020, 11:46 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Columbia Heights - Hilltop - Fridley - Spring Lake Park
Replies: 38
Views: 9276

Re: Fridley - Columbia Heights - Spring Lake Park

There is a significant grade difference between Central and that parking lot, but that's just one of many reasons why they would never front Central with the store. No grocery store will want a front and back entrance to their space; it creates a security nightmare. This means that you would just h...
by pannierpacker
January 27th, 2020, 11:30 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Suburbs - General Topics
Replies: 1040
Views: 156124

Re: Suburbs - General Topics

The old TIES arc deco building in Falcon Heights to get apartment makeover. (Is there a Falcon Heights-relevant thread?) https://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/news/2020/01/22/buhl-investors-will-convert-art-deco-style-ties.html Very nice addition to Falcon Heights! Now if they can just get the nor...
by pannierpacker
January 23rd, 2020, 11:22 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Roseville / Rosedale - General Topics
Replies: 128
Views: 32032

Re: Roseville / Rosedale - General Topics

It's going to be very interesting to see how Rosedale is going to make the entire perimeter walkable for pedestrians. I have no idea how those people in the luxury apartments are going to be able to easily get across Fairview unless a significant amount of new sidewalks and improved crossings are pu...
by pannierpacker
January 23rd, 2020, 10:40 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Columbia Heights - Hilltop - Fridley - Spring Lake Park
Replies: 38
Views: 9276

Re: Fridley - Columbia Heights - Spring Lake Park

Also, Hy-Vee plan for Columbia Heights is still on hold: https://www.hometownsource.com/abc_newspapers/news/business/anoka-county-hy-vee-opening-dates-pushed-back/article_c253a980-d59f-11e9-8a54-3fe362cb6cd9.html It looks like the plans have expired. In my opinion, they should just demo that old bui...
by pannierpacker
January 23rd, 2020, 10:34 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Columbia Heights - Hilltop - Fridley - Spring Lake Park
Replies: 38
Views: 9276

Re: Fridley - Columbia Heights - Spring Lake Park

It seems that the only way Alatus can pull off any project is with heavy duty subsidies. $43 million for a six story apartment building with city hall on the main floor sounds like nearly half the cost of the building. It will be interesting to see if Columbia Heights can actually get Alatus to fol...
by pannierpacker
November 3rd, 2019, 11:14 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: MN-51/Snelling Ave in Roseville / Arden Hills
Replies: 6
Views: 2696

Re: Widening of Snelling Ave?

there is constantly the problem of traffic from c2/c not being able to turn onto snelling northbound because of congestion. If this was 3 lane road southbound i would be opposed. I am concerned about the pedestrian crossings however, there are constantly cars sitting on the crosswalk on C, a decent...
by pannierpacker
November 3rd, 2019, 11:01 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Roseville / Rosedale - General Topics
Replies: 128
Views: 32032

Re: Roseville / Rosedale - General Topics

https://bringmethenews.com/minnesota-lifestyle/rosedale-centers-new-food-hall-to-open-next-month Rosedale Center's new food hall to open next month Called Potluck, the food hall will focus on local restaurants and food producers, debuting at the Roseville mall at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 12. I hope...
by pannierpacker
September 29th, 2019, 1:01 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Roseville / Rosedale - General Topics
Replies: 128
Views: 32032

Re: Roseville / Rosedale - General Topics

Thoughts after reading that article: Would now be a good time to bring up the topic of the pedestrian bridge again, from those apartments/condos south of 36 over to Rosedale's new lifestyle center? It seems like the perfect place to put a piece of infrastructure like that if they want to make this c...
by pannierpacker
September 19th, 2019, 10:19 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Roseville / Rosedale - General Topics
Replies: 128
Views: 32032

Re: Roseville / Rosedale - General Topics

So unfortunate there is no plan to coordinate the breakup of this megablock here. Does Roseville WANT it? As a Roseville resident, I can't say that I want this. Then again, I'm not in the proper age group to benefit from 55+ housing. I could care less about more retail showing up over there, especi...
by pannierpacker
September 19th, 2019, 9:50 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Roseville / Rosedale - General Topics
Replies: 128
Views: 32032

Re: Roseville / Rosedale - General Topics

It looks like MN-DOT is considering permanent changes to Snelling Ave between County Rd C and 694 in Roseville and Arden Hills. They want to take away access to a couple of non-signalized intersections along the corridor and install a cable median barrier down the middle of the highway. The below do...
by pannierpacker
June 16th, 2019, 10:35 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Roseville / Rosedale - General Topics
Replies: 128
Views: 32032

Re: Roseville / Rosedale - General Topics

Reuter Walton proposing to turn another Roseville truck terminal into apartments, medical office, and an immense amount of parking. https://finance-commerce.com/2019/05/another-roseville-truck-terminal-up-for-development/ This wider redeveloped neighborhood in Roseville between 35W and Fairview, no...
by pannierpacker
April 13th, 2019, 8:53 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)
Replies: 2416
Views: 287805

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

Route 62 service will be reduced in August according to this: https://metrocouncil.org/Council-Meetings/Committees/Committee-of-the-Whole/2019/04-03-19/Service-Development.aspx Is there any more information available on this? I am curious what they'll do about the half hour service intervals they h...
by pannierpacker
February 12th, 2019, 11:00 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Columbia Heights - Hilltop - Fridley - Spring Lake Park
Replies: 38
Views: 9276

Re: Fridley - Columbia Heights - Spring Lake Park

Has anyone noticed that Columbia Heights has some decent urban buildings from about the 4400 block of Central Ave continuing on south to the Minneapolis border? I am curious about the history of this city and if there were more urban buildings along this highway that were torn down for suburban styl...
by pannierpacker
July 11th, 2018, 12:10 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Dinkytown
Replies: 423
Views: 104976

Re: Dinkytown

Raising Cane's now open Crisp & Green is opening in Espresso Royale and if you didn't hear in the Uptown thread, Bonchon (not Bon-Ton) is replacing Vescios vacant store front. Three coffee shops still isn't enough for Dinkytown and I really really miss having something local here. Can we just tear ...
by pannierpacker
January 3rd, 2018, 7:32 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Northside - General Topics
Replies: 332
Views: 95811

Re: Northside - General Topics

Satori apartments on W. Broadway. They look pretty nice, it'll be great to see them get built. http://minneapolismn.gov/www/groups/public/@cped/documents/webcontent/wcmsp-206624.pdf I really like the look of the old streetcar buildings and am somewhat sad those aren't being preserved. I get that th...