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by MNdible
September 16th, 2020, 11:17 am
Forum: Greater Minnesota
Topic: Rochester
Replies: 529
Views: 81051

Re: Rochester

I'm not disappointed -- that design was a terrible addition to a handsome building.
by MNdible
September 15th, 2020, 4:06 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market
Replies: 1045
Views: 190477

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market

Pretty sure fintech is just a made up thing, right?
by MNdible
September 14th, 2020, 5:00 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Eleven - 1111 West River Parkway - 41 stories / 550'
Replies: 325
Views: 86954

Re: Eleven - 1111 West River Parkway - 41 stories / 550'

Thanks for the photos!

I remain suspicious that they'll eventually build out the rest of the site over to 11th, matching the massing of the plinth.
by MNdible
September 14th, 2020, 1:54 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market
Replies: 1045
Views: 190477

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market

Yep, that's for sure true!

It just made me think that selling their legacy campus and moving to a few floors of a non-prestige building maybe means they've got other long term plans.
by MNdible
September 14th, 2020, 1:37 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market
Replies: 1045
Views: 190477

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market

Maybe worth noting that they recently signed a bigger lease in suburban Atlanta.
by MNdible
September 3rd, 2020, 10:50 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Arterial Bus Rapid Transit Corridors
Replies: 308
Views: 46214

Re: Arterial Bus Rapid Transit Corridors

One benefit is that small delays don't ripple into giant delays by the end of the route, with all of the bunching and other problems associated with it. It's also much easier to handle driver layovers, etc. You can also respond to asymmetrical demand on the two routes (in both frequency and equipmen...
by MNdible
September 3rd, 2020, 8:54 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Arterial Bus Rapid Transit Corridors
Replies: 308
Views: 46214

Re: Arterial Bus Rapid Transit Corridors

What if the operational benefits of splitting the long aBRT pairs you all keep pushing for outweigh the benefits to the very small number of people who would actually continue along these routes, as opposed to the large majority having downtown as their destination or making a transfer to a differen...
by MNdible
September 2nd, 2020, 11:24 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 17 North Washington - CA - 27 stories - ~300'(?)
Replies: 19
Views: 3010

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

From what I can tell with the site plans, it looks like access to the non-surface parking spaces must be accessed through the circulation of the 240 Hennepin project. My guess is that the new amenity deck will also be shared with 240 Hennepin.
by MNdible
August 20th, 2020, 11:32 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 200 12th Ave S - Reuter Walton - 12 Stories / 130'
Replies: 24
Views: 7219

Re: 200 12th Ave S - Reuter Walton - 12 Stories / 130'

The article also confirms that the construction type has switched from light gauge steel to concrete.
by MNdible
August 7th, 2020, 1:25 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)
Replies: 1148
Views: 142874

Re: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)

I'm not sure about all of the technical reasons why, but it seems like the lesson from the Hiawatha routing of the green line is that side-running (vs. center running) makes the signalling and traffic management much more complicated.
by MNdible
August 5th, 2020, 11:09 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)
Replies: 1148
Views: 142874

Re: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)

Trains in downtown Houston (!!) for instance, operate in an 80' ROW. This is a straw man. Losing one street in a downtown grid is entirely different than losing Broadway Avenue, which is the primary commercial street for North Minneapolis and has no comparable parallel street to pick up the slack. ...
by MNdible
August 3rd, 2020, 3:42 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)
Replies: 1148
Views: 142874

Re: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)

I don't think that's true. The effective ROW west of Penn is something like 74', which is why the sidewalks there are are probably the worst of any section of Broadway. You may well be right -- I just quickly eyeballed it based on the presence of the medians, but looking more closely, it looks like...
by MNdible
August 3rd, 2020, 1:13 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)
Replies: 1148
Views: 142874

Re: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)

The alternative to Broadway and Lyndale N, or at least part of it, would be to dig a short subway from Target Field perhaps to the end of the Broadway crescent when the street straightens out and heads almost due NW. You'd need a TBM to do this, and would have to excavate at least one station at Em...
by MNdible
July 28th, 2020, 10:23 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Orange Line / 35W@94: Downtown to Crosstown Project
Replies: 816
Views: 103087

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

Yes, the Lake Street station is really starting to take shape now, and this summer's closures at 494 are related to the construction of the Knox Ave tunnel, as near as I can tell.
by MNdible
July 21st, 2020, 5:25 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: South Nicollet / Kingfield-Lyndale-Tangletown-Windom Neighborhoods
Replies: 176
Views: 30298

Re: South Nicollet / Kingfield-Lyndale-Tangletown-Windom Neighborhoods

There's a lot of retail space just south of here, much of which is vacant. I'm not sure that's a fair statement. There's quite a bit of storefront at this node that might appear vacant, but is in fact occupied by office uses. There are a couple of recent closures that have happened, and then there'...
by MNdible
July 20th, 2020, 9:09 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Metro Transit Minneapolis Bus Garage - North Loop
Replies: 18
Views: 3231

Re: Metro Transit Minneapolis Bus Garage - North Loop

No, it was much less engineering focused and more planning/design based. Had some fantastic imagery, as I recall. As near as I can figure, it was the plan by the Hodne/Stageberg Partners that is referenced here . My googling skills have hit a dead end though -- does the Planning Department have any ...
by MNdible
July 17th, 2020, 10:13 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Metro Transit Minneapolis Bus Garage - North Loop
Replies: 18
Views: 3231

Re: Metro Transit Minneapolis Bus Garage - North Loop

I've seen a planning document that the city commissioned back in the 1970's proposing daylighting much of the creek. Not sure if this pre-dated the I-94 construction that diverted most of the waterflow to the new tunnel?
by MNdible
July 16th, 2020, 9:02 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Pedestrian Safety and Infrastructure Improvements
Replies: 305
Views: 49064

Re: Pedestrian Safety and Infrastructure Improvements

Hey, speaking of actual pedestrian infrastructure, does anybody know if the UofM has decided to replace the "Big M" pedestrian suspension bridge that they took down a couple of years back?
by MNdible
July 14th, 2020, 3:20 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Public Street Blocked by Residents
Replies: 14
Views: 649

Re: Public Street Blocked by Residents

Per this recent Strib article: MPD backers say that any cuts would only hurt the crime-fighting abilities of the department, which a little over a decade ago boasted an authorized strength of 916 cops but has shrunk by 28 in the ensuing years, despite the city’s growing population. A Star Tribune a...
by MNdible
July 6th, 2020, 1:13 pm
Forum: Updates - Announcements - Problems - Suggestions
Topic: Spambots
Replies: 14
Views: 4425

Re: Spambots

Are we getting bots again? Seems like a few weird posts from new members showing up today.