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by mattaudio
September 13th, 2021, 8:02 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Eagan, Apple Valley, Burnsville - General Topics
Replies: 106
Views: 27988

Re: Eagan, Apple Valley, Burnsville - General Topics

South Burnsville Cub Foods rebuild/redevelopment could include apartments: https://burnsville.civicweb.net/document/32290/Sketch%20Plan%20Review%20for%20Cub%20Foods%20Site%20at%201800%20C.pdf?handle=9131FFD8D01F4993BA22A0A7CF161435 This was originally a Holiday grocery store (anyone else remember t...
by mattaudio
September 2nd, 2021, 9:26 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Orange Line / 35W@94: Downtown to Crosstown Project
Replies: 955
Views: 126235

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

ah good thing Kraus Anderson forced them to route around Lucky 13s and all..
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by mattaudio
September 2nd, 2021, 3:57 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Orange Line / 35W@94: Downtown to Crosstown Project
Replies: 955
Views: 126235

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

Does anyone actually walk into a dealership and decide to purchase a car same day? That seems like a yikes move when purchasing an overpriced depreciating asset. Back to Orange Line... Let's say a giant grocery store replaces the Herberger's/Toys'r'us site at Southtown... any chance the Orange Line ...
by mattaudio
August 27th, 2021, 8:01 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Amtrak Empire Builder to Chicago
Replies: 476
Views: 71511

Re: Amtrak Empire Builder to Chicago

The Fridley problems are more about the station layout. The platform was designed as an island platform, but only serves a single track. The two existing mainlines are east of the platform. There are also some yard tracks through there but none serve the station. The west side of the island platform...
by mattaudio
August 27th, 2021, 8:48 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Street, Road and Highway Projects
Replies: 1172
Views: 199032

Re: Street, Road and Highway Projects

I’ve long had a wild idea in my head in which 77 gets the flyover and 62 gets widened — but in exchange for supporting freeway capacity, Minneapolis gets a calmed and pleasant Cedar Ave. 7762.png That was similar to this idea of mine from years ago. The idea being the mainline of 77 would flow righ...
by mattaudio
August 27th, 2021, 8:36 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Amtrak Empire Builder to Chicago
Replies: 476
Views: 71511

Re: Amtrak Empire Builder to Chicago

It is honestly bonkers that Hastings isn't an Empire Builder stop. A suburban stop on each end of the metro would make sense.... Coon Rapids/Foley (once the Foley Blvd P&R gets platforms) or Fridley on the north... but SPUD is already not that far from Hastings. If SPUD didn't exist and EB stopped ...
by mattaudio
August 26th, 2021, 6:37 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Freight Rail News and Happenings
Replies: 175
Views: 31147

Re: Freight Rail News and Happenings

Would be kind of a cool photo op if they had backed into Hastings to unload passengers at the old Milwaukee Railroad depot.
by mattaudio
August 26th, 2021, 2:02 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Freight Rail News and Happenings
Replies: 175
Views: 31147

Re: Freight Rail News and Happenings

Do they ever get passengers off in those situations? It would be maddening to sit on a track in Cottage Grove if SPUD was your final destination.
by mattaudio
August 19th, 2021, 8:57 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Amtrak Empire Builder to Chicago
Replies: 476
Views: 71511

Re: Amtrak Empire Builder to Chicago

We have a thread for that sort of thing, Amtrak...
by mattaudio
August 19th, 2021, 8:15 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Amtrak Empire Builder to Chicago
Replies: 476
Views: 71511

Re: Amtrak Empire Builder to Chicago

I can't imagine that corridor getting tracks again - it's a long gap from Reedsburg to Sparta. A little more likely would be some new tracks along the Hwy 12 freeway corridor from Wisc Dells to Baraboo, where it could then get on existing tracks to Madison via Waunakee. But neither of these options ...
by mattaudio
August 19th, 2021, 8:01 am
Forum: Greater Minnesota
Topic: Mayo Expansion Proposal - Rochester
Replies: 142
Views: 44578

Re: Mayo Expansion Proposal - Rochester

That's how hospitals work, and Mayo has extended that paradigm to their research/lab facilities too. And with the accelerated pace, it seems like they announce expansion even before construction starts on the original.
by mattaudio
August 16th, 2021, 9:13 am
Forum: Greater Minnesota
Topic: Mayo Expansion Proposal - Rochester
Replies: 142
Views: 44578

Re: Mayo Expansion Proposal - Rochester

$200 million / 110,000 sf expansion announced for the Jacobson Building (proton beam radiation at the Methodist Hospital campus downtown) to open by 2025. https://www.postbulletin.com/newsmd/hea ... -expansion
by mattaudio
August 10th, 2021, 10:01 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: City of Minneapolis Office Building - 501 4th Ave S - 11 stories / 171'
Replies: 238
Views: 50332

Re: City of Minneapolis Office Building - 501 4th Ave S - 11 stories / 171'

It looks like that service center concourse should flow right into the old Thrivent cafeteria across the street.
by mattaudio
July 29th, 2021, 10:34 am
Forum: Greater Minnesota
Topic: Greater Minnesota job market / employment news
Replies: 14
Views: 8569

Re: Greater Minnesota job market / employment news

I now live in a similar small town in a touristy area of rural Minnesota, and I can understand why there's an issue with affordable housing - I'm probably contributing to the problem here just like the remote workforce in Grand Marais. People who can work remote are moving out of the metro to these ...
by mattaudio
July 29th, 2021, 10:15 am
Forum: Greater Minnesota
Topic: Alatus Project - Rochester
Replies: 33
Views: 9610

Re: Alatus Project - Rochester

This project (named The Berkman) will be getting the first Red Cow outside of the Minneapolis metro.
https://www.postbulletin.com/business/r ... aint-Marys
by mattaudio
July 26th, 2021, 8:54 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Broadway Station Redevelopment - 2025 West River Rd
Replies: 18
Views: 6986

Re: Broadway Station Redevelopment - 2025 West River Rd

You're just not going to see a lot of spec commercial space in affordable projects, except in places where the city absolutely requires it and would deny a project without it. Same thing with the RS Eden Amber Apartments at Hiawatha and 45th. Alas, on-street parking on Hiawatha and a crosswalk to t...
by mattaudio
July 22nd, 2021, 9:47 am
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
Replies: 659
Views: 114479

Re: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

So when does the DNR file an injunction regarding pumping?
by mattaudio
July 19th, 2021, 12:11 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: MSP to Rochester High Speed Rail
Replies: 469
Views: 68868

Re: MSP to Rochester High Speed Rail

Unfortunate there's been no discussion of MSP-Rochester passenger rail with the latest round of Amtrak dream maps and infrastructure deal plans. I realize the HSR might be dead, but I still think there could be a market for connecting MSP to Rochester via Owatonna and the existing Canadian Pacific t...
by mattaudio
July 19th, 2021, 12:05 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: B Line Lake St Rapid Bus, Midtown Rail Transit
Replies: 672
Views: 77926

Re: B Line Lake St Rapid Bus, Midtown Rail Transit

Every time I've brought up floating bus stops to local transit planners, there's some reason they think it's not a good idea. Same thing with far-side bus stops as the default. Now I can't remember why.
by mattaudio
July 16th, 2021, 11:15 am
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
Replies: 659
Views: 114479

Re: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

What trick will Bourn pull this time?