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by LakeCharles
January 6th, 2021, 8:16 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 17 North Washington - CA - 27 stories - ~300'(?)
Replies: 40
Views: 6487

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

Its interesting that that city seems quite confident that this building: https://www.google.com/maps/@44.9779489,-93.2655771,3a,37.5y,357.84h,98.82t/am=t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sAgY80OpIqdFl4lBBEOr7MQ!2e0!7i16384!8i8192 doesn't meet any historic preservation standards and should be sold to the highest ...
by LakeCharles
December 29th, 2020, 12:59 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Southside - General Topics
Replies: 1027
Views: 177852

Re: Southside - General Topics

Apparently Yellow Tree has a project on the 4200 block of Nicollet (under construction already) that I didn't know about. They seem to up out of nowhere without much controversy somehow. Yeah, that and the Curran's redevelopment will really transform that strip. An article about that one: https://w...
by LakeCharles
December 22nd, 2020, 3:35 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Interstate 94
Replies: 255
Views: 32345

Re: Interstate 94

Was planning to stay out because everyone knows my opinion on this, but then people started to put words in the mouths of us suburban conservatives. But in this case, you are basically saying that you are happy for taxpayer money to fund the things you personally want (such as removing large amount...
by LakeCharles
December 2nd, 2020, 10:40 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: D Line - Chicago-Fremont/Emerson Rapid Bus
Replies: 174
Views: 18963

Re: D Line - Chicago-Fremont/Emerson Rapid Bus

The stop at 38th & Chicago has been removed. If it gets re-added, it would be built as part of a phase 2.

Which means that if the 23 returns to its normal route, there won't be a transfer anymore.

The longest gap in the line will also now be between 34th & 42nd (1 mile).
by LakeCharles
November 3rd, 2020, 3:29 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Southside - General Topics
Replies: 1027
Views: 177852

Re: Southside - General Topics

It's my clinic, and the only one very close to there. During the Floyd protests, the neighbors were protecting this because it was the only pharmacy in greater Longfellow not to have been essentially destroyed. I'd love to see a more attractive building, but access to healthcare is way more importa...
by LakeCharles
November 3rd, 2020, 1:20 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Southside - General Topics
Replies: 1027
Views: 177852

Re: Southside - General Topics

It totally kills one corner of an otherwise great intersection. It's telling that if you stood at this intersection, you would have *no* way of knowing that the clinic is even closed, except for possibly a minor downtick in vehicle traffic.
by LakeCharles
October 29th, 2020, 3:54 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Dreamland on 38th
Replies: 6
Views: 1529

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.
Gotcha. I wasn't sure who you meant by "they" in your sentence. But I get it now and agree that it's confusing!
by LakeCharles
October 29th, 2020, 12:38 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Dreamland on 38th
Replies: 6
Views: 1529

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? It's just a little sign underneath the regula...
by LakeCharles
October 9th, 2020, 11:27 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News
Replies: 1225
Views: 196483

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

[...] some of these jobs aren't or were never meant to be long-time jobs/careers, i.e. coffee baristas, retail cashiers, etc. They were designed to be for for teenagers, etc., or part-time positions to supplement one's income. That why I kinda don't understand the push for unions for coffee shop wo...
by LakeCharles
September 23rd, 2020, 2:53 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Hennepin Avenue Reconstruction (Douglas to Lake St)
Replies: 262
Views: 17785

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: 1383

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: 18587

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: 40
Views: 6487

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: 1190
Views: 147921

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: 108
Views: 6450

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: 108
Views: 6450

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: 108
Views: 6450

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: 21150

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: 2117

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.