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by MNdible
November 25th, 2020, 9:52 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Arterial Bus Rapid Transit Corridors
Replies: 328
Views: 49082

Re: Arterial Bus Rapid Transit Corridors

I hadn't heard about shifting the buses to Lyndale, although that probably makes sense. Would this also pull the 18 buses off of Grand? Both of these routings are vestiges of the old streetcar routes, and probably no longer make a lot of sense. Both Grand and Bryant have some modest commercial nodes...
by MNdible
November 24th, 2020, 4:20 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis - General Topics
Replies: 1787
Views: 335289

Re: Downtown Minneapolis - General Topics

That's certainly true, but you are able to lock in the mortgage portion of your housing costs, and of course you're building equity in a way you wouldn't with renting. Also worth noting that a significant portion of the association fees are costs that a SFH owner typically need to carry beyond their...
by MNdible
November 24th, 2020, 1:02 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Southdale Area - Edina
Replies: 758
Views: 115315

Re: Southdale Area - Edina

The huge phased proposal for 6600-6800 France was not approved at planning commission last night.

PDF of the submittal here.
by MNdible
November 24th, 2020, 9:47 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis - General Topics
Replies: 1787
Views: 335289

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

I think there's a misconception that only rich people buy condos downtown. While the only projects going up right now are super-luxury, there's a lot of existing stock that actually ends up being pretty affordable. In many of these older buildings, the mortgage plus association fees will be less tha...
by MNdible
November 13th, 2020, 9:55 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: CHS Field (St. Paul Saints Ballpark)
Replies: 283
Views: 54012

Re: CHS Field (St. Paul Saints Ballpark)

Is there anything that would prevent the Twins from taking a partial ownership share in the Saints? It seems like that's the only scenario where it make sense for the Twins to cover the $20m MiLB buy in required.
by MNdible
November 11th, 2020, 12:07 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan
Replies: 208
Views: 44872

Re: Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan

by MNdible
November 3rd, 2020, 10:12 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: George Floyd murder and aftermath
Replies: 108
Views: 6338

Re: George Floyd murder and aftermath

Also worth noting that the City Council essentially blew up their standard public process, and was asking the Charter Commission to do the same, in order to rush it through and get it onto the ballot for November.
by MNdible
October 31st, 2020, 1:10 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: 4601 Minnehaha Ave S
Replies: 9
Views: 944

Re: 4601 Minnehaha Ave S

It's difficult to find a location for a *new* liquor store, and this is due partly to a need to find the right zoning, but primarily due to spacing relative to other existing liquor stores. It should be relatively easy to relocate an existing liquor store to another spot that's close to their curren...
by MNdible
October 29th, 2020, 1:34 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Dreamland on 38th
Replies: 6
Views: 1130

Re: Dreamland on 38th

Right, I just thought it was strange (and probably confusing, for anybody trying to navigate) that google maps was using that name instead of Third Avenue.
by MNdible
October 29th, 2020, 12:29 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Dreamland on 38th
Replies: 6
Views: 1130

Re: Dreamland on 38th

So, I just looked this location up on google maps, and I noticed that they've renamed Third Avenue as "Clarissa Rogers Walker Way". I thought that typically these renamings are only honorary, and shouldn't actually change people's addresses, etc. Right?
by MNdible
October 24th, 2020, 3:31 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Southside - General Topics
Replies: 1012
Views: 171735

Re: Southside - General Topics

My recollection is that the Sundial site was created as part of the development of the building that Butter is in. I believe the original plans had shown a row of townhouses on the site.
by MNdible
October 21st, 2020, 12:19 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Seven Points Uptown (Calhoun Square)
Replies: 300
Views: 59495

Re: Calhoun Square

Yeah, I know. I was just being difficult because I think it's a stupid name.
by MNdible
October 21st, 2020, 10:06 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Seven Points Uptown (Calhoun Square)
Replies: 300
Views: 59495

Re: Calhoun Square

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Five_Points,_Manhattan

There are Five Points in other cities, too. Pretty sure Atlanta and Denver have one.
by MNdible
October 21st, 2020, 8:35 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Seven Points Uptown (Calhoun Square)
Replies: 300
Views: 59495

Re: Calhoun Square

Naming a project "seven points" when it sits at a standard four way intersection is just another example of the destruction of our societal norms.
by MNdible
October 19th, 2020, 8:40 am
Forum: Greater Minnesota
Topic: Duluth - General Topics
Replies: 41
Views: 16869

Re: Duluth - General Topics

[audible gasp, faints]
by MNdible
October 15th, 2020, 2:50 pm
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: 2019-2020 MN Legislative Session / Budget / Bonding
Replies: 35
Views: 6529

Re: 2019-2020 MN Legislative Session / Budget / Bonding

Lots of discussion over in transportation regarding the bonding bill, but there are many other interesting projects in there. Full list of projects here (PDF, a couple of days old so possibly some minor tweaks).
by MNdible
October 15th, 2020, 1:14 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Minnesota Transportation Funding (General)
Replies: 717
Views: 61499

Re: Minnesota Transportation Funding (General)

Republican Senate Majority Leader Gazelka says he expects it to pass, per the Strib.
by MNdible
October 15th, 2020, 12:55 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Thrivent HQ & Sherman apartments - 500 7th St S
Replies: 208
Views: 51913

Re: Thrivent HQ & Sherman apartments - 500 7th St S

I believe that the solid portion is granite facing, so I'd say that's better than any paint they might cover it with.
by MNdible
October 15th, 2020, 12:27 pm
Forum: Greater Minnesota
Topic: Duluth - General Topics
Replies: 41
Views: 16869

Re: Duluth - General Topics

Yes, fingers crossed on this one. It's such a beautiful, prominent building. I worry about it, because while it may superficially resemble the Minneapolis City Hall, a building we're probably more familiar with, it's got some key differences. Especially relevant to long-term preservation, while Minn...
by MNdible
October 13th, 2020, 10:32 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: MSP Airport
Replies: 1270
Views: 182245

Re: MSP Airport

Southwest is adding service from MSP to Houston Hobby. Great news for anybody that flies Southwest, because Hobby is a major hub for access to the rest of their network, especially into Latin America. (Southwest pretends they don't have hubs, but they're lying.)