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by mattaudio
June 14th, 2021, 8:17 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: France Fifty Mixed Use - 4901 France
Replies: 6
Views: 620

Re: France Fifty Mixed Use - 4901 France

Not sure why anyone would max out parking for retail here when Edina spent so much money to build free public parking across the street. But whatever, at least it isn't required anymore. Pro tip: If your own a car and it is covered with frozen crust during the winter, park it for free in the new hea...
by mattaudio
June 11th, 2021, 8:57 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: France Fifty Mixed Use - 4901 France
Replies: 6
Views: 620

France Fifty Mixed Use - 4901 France

The applicant is proposing to demolish the existing structures (9 single family homes) in order to construct a new five-story, mixed-use building with 45 dwelling units and 16,506 square feet of retail space. The proposed building would have two floors of underground parking, accessed via the publi...
by mattaudio
June 9th, 2021, 9:34 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Future of Graco campus - St. Anthony West
Replies: 23
Views: 1984

Re: Future of Graco campus - St. Anthony West

I realize this wasn't a development hot spot 20 years ago like it is now, but it's wild we have such a low-use low-employment land use along prime riverfront property.
by mattaudio
June 9th, 2021, 9:28 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Red Line (Cedar Avenue BRT)
Replies: 493
Views: 63196

Re: Red Line (Cedar Avenue BRT)

It would be a shame if people sent emails to all the officials on the bottom of that letter from MVTA's Dorsey flack with three points: - The link to the original letter and that this is a response to the denial of facility use. - Links to tweets showing this is a transit barrier that has literally ...
by mattaudio
June 9th, 2021, 9:25 am
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Minneapolis 2021 Elections - Mayor, City Council, BET, Park Board
Replies: 48
Views: 2158

Re: Minneapolis 2021 Elections - Mayor, City Council, BET, Park Board

Are they plants to make the Frey Slate look just ever so slightly appealing by comparison?
by mattaudio
June 6th, 2021, 8:44 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Orange Line / 35W@94: Downtown to Crosstown Project
Replies: 883
Views: 116893

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

It would be better to have the BRT stop and freeway ramps at different locations anyways. Having them together at 46th is nasty.
by mattaudio
June 3rd, 2021, 3:47 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Fantasy maps
Replies: 223
Views: 44821

Re: Fantasy maps

IMO the most interesting possibilities in this corridor would to be focus on the eastern half, via a short extension of the existing Blue Line connecting MOA to one of the future Orange Line stations, or perhaps York or France. .... The trickiest part would be potentially reconfiguring the existing...
by mattaudio
May 28th, 2021, 9:22 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Lunds & Noko(mis) Apartments - Cedar & Minnehaha Pkwy
Replies: 52
Views: 14908

Re: Lunds & Noko(mis) Apartments - Cedar & Minnehaha Pkwy

It should be criminal how Xcel Energy dropped that new pole in front of Grand Ole Creamery instead of connecting them from the interior of the site. There are also three poles that only exist to serve Caribou and a single streetlight. The same sort of thing happened when Carbone's remodeled the old ...
by mattaudio
May 28th, 2021, 7:25 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Orange Line / 35W@94: Downtown to Crosstown Project
Replies: 883
Views: 116893

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

The Snelling bridge is not new - it just got some renovation. It still has outer supports in addition to the median support. Not as much clear span as newer bridges often have. Plenty of space to add another lane with shoulders, maybe two more lanes per direction with substandard shoulders, but not ...
by mattaudio
May 28th, 2021, 7:21 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Target Center Renovation
Replies: 503
Views: 80848

Re: Target Center Renovation

It would be better to sunset all the special taxes and taxing districts - food, liquor, lodging, entertainment, tickets, etc. It's quite the list. Maybe it could be an easier sell for Greater Minnesota(tm) legislators because it could be said those extra taxes target outsiders.
by mattaudio
May 27th, 2021, 7:58 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Hiawatha-Minnehaha Corridor - General Topics
Replies: 248
Views: 74053

Re: Hiawatha-Minnehaha Corridor - General Topics

Re: U-Haul... Wasn't that old Mobil/Taylor Auto remodeled a year or two ago? Brand new storefront system? Did anything ever move in there?
by mattaudio
May 26th, 2021, 11:21 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Arterial Bus Rapid Transit Corridors
Replies: 402
Views: 59273

Re: Arterial Bus Rapid Transit Corridors

C is for Cedar. Extend it south.
by mattaudio
May 11th, 2021, 11:14 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Lunds & Noko(mis) Apartments - Cedar & Minnehaha Pkwy
Replies: 52
Views: 14908

Re: Lunds & Noko(mis) Apartments - Cedar & Minnehaha Pkwy

Lunds is posting pictures of their progress here: https://www.facebook.com/Lunds-Byerlys-Nokomis-103669665119270 Also, a Hennepin County PW engineer told me the city was (at a minimum) planning to restripe the 4700 block of Cedar but that plan seems to have escaped into the void. This block was stud...
by mattaudio
April 27th, 2021, 10:01 am
Forum: Greater Minnesota
Topic: Mayo Expansion Proposal - Rochester
Replies: 137
Views: 41674

Re: Mayo Expansion Proposal - Rochester

by mattaudio
April 20th, 2021, 9:56 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Future Cars: Electric and Autonomous Vehicles
Replies: 535
Views: 61178

Re: Future Cars: Electric and Autonomous Vehicles

Tesla is hiring in... travel demand management? Seems so weird given their outward corporate culture.
https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/2488393533/
by mattaudio
April 7th, 2021, 2:07 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News
Replies: 1189
Views: 215701

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

Starbucks has cleared out of their Nic on Fifth space, so RIP to the leasing team for that building.
That was my fav Starbucks downtown because it wasn't in the skyway.
by mattaudio
February 12th, 2021, 4:03 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Blue Line Extension - Bottineau LRT
Replies: 1325
Views: 167928

Re: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)

Reminder: A tunnel from where the 7th Stroad (easy median ROW) ends near Plymouth Avenue to where the Bottineau Stroad (easy median ROW) starts near the city limits is about the same distance as the tunnel built for the Blue Line under MSP airport . There are also significant areas that could be cut...
by mattaudio
February 12th, 2021, 3:52 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis - News & General Topics
Replies: 1852
Views: 364301

Re: Downtown Minneapolis - News & General Topics

If there's going to be any circulator, it's going to serve Downtown-Riverside-Campus-Northeast one that runs in a Washington-University loop. Gondolas radiating out from a downtown hub, maybe on the near-block of surface parking between Warehouse District LRT, Butler Square, and Glueks.... gondolas...
by mattaudio
February 12th, 2021, 1:44 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Allina | Abbott Northwestern Hospital Campus
Replies: 9
Views: 1168

Re: Southside - News & General Topics

On another note, is there any *accountability* for actually performing according to a travel demand management plan? I used to work for another large institutional employer on the greenway who had TDMPs for their greenway campus in the public record (old planning documents, etc). And then you could ...
by mattaudio
January 26th, 2021, 6:40 am
Forum: Greater Minnesota
Topic: Rochester
Replies: 561
Views: 97944

Re: Rochester

Those downtown tracks are likely to just go away in a few years. Most of the customers have closed recently.