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by LakeCharles
September 23rd, 2020, 2:53 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Hennepin Avenue Reconstruction (Douglas to Lake St)
Replies: 256
Views: 16636

Re: Hennepin Avenue (Franklin to 36th)

It's pretty clear that none of the layouts are prioritizing the driver first -- transit is definitely the winner here, as it should be. But the idea currently en vogue, that every commercial street in Minneapolis needs to have a full bicycle facility, is just a bad use of our limited infrastructure...
by LakeCharles
September 22nd, 2020, 1:01 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: 1301 W Lake St - LOCAL Ventures - 14 stories / 160'
Replies: 11
Views: 1144

Re: 1301 W Lake St - LOCAL Ventures - 14 stories / 160'

According to this (locked) BizJournals article , this project is intending to meet the IZ requirements by having 20% of the units be affordable at 50% AMI for 30 years, in return for some city financial assistance, instead of the unsubsidized 8% at 60% AMI for 20 years option. The former has been a...
by LakeCharles
September 18th, 2020, 8:40 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Root District - Farmers Market / Royalston Station
Replies: 83
Views: 18296

Re: Root District - Farmers Market / Royalston Station

This project raises a ton of questions. For one, it's is an interesting challenge to the ten story minimum, since it's quite literally an edge case. Does the city want to lose potential affordable housing by forcing a small developer to take on much bigger risk and cost? (Which would probably mean ...
by LakeCharles
August 25th, 2020, 10:28 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 17 North Washington - CA - 27 stories - ~300'(?)
Replies: 19
Views: 3074

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

I get that a lot of architecture fans seem to be interested in that building, but I'll be very happy to see it go. It's street-presence is so deadening and terrible, with the tuck under surrounded by shrubbery.
by LakeCharles
August 4th, 2020, 11:45 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)
Replies: 1148
Views: 143129

Re: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)

Since it's pretty much back to the drawing board, how about rerouting it to Maple Grove instead of a corporate campus in the middle of farm fields? The huge advantage of the routing north on Broadway through Brooklyn Park is servicing North Hennepin Community College. It enrolls 10,000 unique stude...
by LakeCharles
June 27th, 2020, 12:56 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: George Floyd murder and aftermath
Replies: 94
Views: 5466

Re: George Floyd murder and aftermath

Here is my plan: I will never vote Democrat again the rest of my life. The Minneapolis City Council is worthless and sucked their thumbs while their city was taken over and burned. The arsonists and looters are garbage and should be in prison for the rest of their lives. This is really unhelpful rh...
by LakeCharles
June 16th, 2020, 5:01 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: George Floyd murder and aftermath
Replies: 94
Views: 5466

Re: George Floyd murder and aftermath

Maybe buy cup foods but then that’s taking away a grocery store in an area that just became a food desert.
There is a full service grocery store about 6 blocks away.
by LakeCharles
June 5th, 2020, 10:18 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: George Floyd murder and aftermath
Replies: 94
Views: 5466

Re: George Floyd murder and aftermath

While the response and the outcome was not ideal, I really disagree with the idea that the main lesson is that we should send in massive military force as early as possible. The initial activation was the largest law enforcement deployment of the Guard in MN history. When combined with the State Pat...
by LakeCharles
May 20th, 2020, 6:19 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Latest Census Estimates and Met Council Projections
Replies: 188
Views: 20971

Re: Latest Census Estimates and Met Council Projections

Populations of the 5 largest cities 2019 (2018): Minneapolis 435,885 (429,382) St. Paul 315,925 (313,010) Bloomington 90,271 (89,654) Brooklyn Park 82,444 (81,679) Plymouth 79,475 (78,351) Wow. So the five largest cities combined to gain ~12k residents, and well over half of that was Minneapolis al...
by LakeCharles
May 12th, 2020, 10:56 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: 2841 Hennepin - Old Chicago Boneyard Salsa a la Salsa Game Lotus Piggy Bank
Replies: 11
Views: 2035

Re: 2841 Hennepin - Old Chicago Boneyard Salsa a la Salsa Game Lotus Piggy Bank

I mean I would take anything at this point both because 1) the current setup is terrible and has so many failures, and 2) who knows what the market will be like in the next few years.
by LakeCharles
May 4th, 2020, 8:47 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Future of the forum
Replies: 36
Views: 2414

Re: Future of the forum

I would chip in monetarily, not smart enough for the other stuff.
Ditto
by LakeCharles
April 20th, 2020, 9:42 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, known as SARS-CoV-2
Replies: 15
Views: 1358

Re: Coronavirus / COVID-19 Discussion

Miami is no longer bringing the average down, so it was just delayed. Dade County now has 10,000 cases and 200+ deaths. Broward County has another 4,000 cases and 100+ deaths. Those numbers are well above average per capita.
by LakeCharles
April 20th, 2020, 9:37 am
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
Replies: 597
Views: 91414

Re: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

From what I understand, it's purely from a socially distancing perspective. Bikers are mostly distanced anyway, and there aren't as many of them. So this just gives pedestrians a bunch of room to spread out.
by LakeCharles
April 6th, 2020, 11:05 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, known as SARS-CoV-2
Replies: 15
Views: 1358

Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

There is also the possibility that we've been worse at testing than other areas and are just missing many people who are infected. In terms of just raw tests per capita, we are roughly middle of the pack, but it is possible they have been distributed less optimally than others.
by LakeCharles
March 30th, 2020, 2:20 pm
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Minneapolis City Politics General Discussion
Replies: 367
Views: 39408

Re: Minneapolis City Politics General Discussion

Abdi Warsame resigns to take role as leader of Minneapolis Public Housing Authority. The earliest an election would be held for his replacement would be Aug 21.

https://www.startribune.com/warsame-res ... 569223952/
by LakeCharles
March 26th, 2020, 7:53 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Bergan's Redevelopment - Cedar & Minnehaha Parkway
Replies: 43
Views: 10948

Re: Bergan's Redevelopment - Cedar & Minnehaha Parkway

The Central (2nd Ave & 35th St) was market-rate, I believe? Though that is only technically east of 35W.
by LakeCharles
March 20th, 2020, 2:24 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News
Replies: 1128
Views: 198590

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

Is it? It feels like going out to a restaurant is a direct contradiction to the official medical/epidemiological advice. It's a virus, not omnipresent radioactivity. It still requires an exposure. By maintaining more than the CDC-recommended physical distance, one renders that necessary exposure ev...
by LakeCharles
March 17th, 2020, 6:32 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News
Replies: 1128
Views: 198590

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

Is it? It feels like going out to a restaurant is a direct contradiction to the official medical/epidemiological advice.