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by BoredAgain
January 7th, 2021, 10:06 am
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Minnesota Governor Election 2022
Replies: 19
Views: 581

Re: Minnesota Governor Election 2022

Its the other way around in my opinion. How many people voted for Walz in 2018 but ended up voting for trump in 2020. Walz won by over 11% in 2018 vs biden who won it by 7%. Still a large margin but one that is not nearly as strong and was very much powered by the metro area. If even some of the su...
by BoredAgain
November 12th, 2020, 10:23 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Riverview Corridor Streetcar
Replies: 848
Views: 85647

Re: Riverview Corridor Streetcar

In Riverview's case I assume all the platforms will be level-boarding, and I hope they're long enough to allow at least 2-car trains. It would be optimal if the stations were built to allow platform extensions for 3-car trains at a later date, but as long as 2-car trains are feasible I'll be okay w...
by BoredAgain
November 3rd, 2020, 9:04 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Southside - General Topics
Replies: 1027
Views: 177568

Re: Southside - General Topics

Fairview to close Hiawatha Clinic

It will be interesting to see what happens to this ugly building.
I don't get over to that neighborhood often, but I remember going to the restaurant across the street and thinking "God, what an ugly building".
by BoredAgain
October 17th, 2020, 10:35 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Maintaining old houses
Replies: 58
Views: 4442

Re: Maintaining old houses

I replaced the 115 year old windows in my home with inserts about 6 years ago. No more storms. Most of the windows didn't have storms when I bough the house, so new windows without storms was a HUGE upgrade over old windows with a mix of storms or winter plastic. I have never missed the old storms. ...
by BoredAgain
June 26th, 2020, 4:29 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: George Floyd murder and aftermath
Replies: 108
Views: 6433

Re: George Floyd murder and aftermath

The councils plan is a vision with zero details. Going to be a no vote from me as I don’t vote for a nice vision of the future at the city level I vote for results and details. We need real change in the MSPD not what they just passed. Also yes I call the cops if something happens. Not sure why any...
by BoredAgain
June 26th, 2020, 12:25 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: George Floyd murder and aftermath
Replies: 108
Views: 6433

Re: George Floyd murder and aftermath

All the people on social media spouting off about how they hate the police- If a home invader is kicking down their door, I wonder who they're going to call? Pizza Hut delivery? Well if you call the cops, they probably won't stop the burglary. They've certainly never been helpful whenever I've been...
by BoredAgain
June 2nd, 2020, 7:53 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: George Floyd murder and aftermath
Replies: 108
Views: 6433

Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Kind of curiously, the Longfellow Market never boarded up its giant plate glass windows yet didn't appear to have any damage. You'd think somebody out to indiscriminately destroy stuff would have put a hammer through those. It was reported that Longfellow Market had volunteer workers and others out...
by BoredAgain
April 20th, 2020, 3:05 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Nicollet-Central Streetcar
Replies: 889
Views: 100248

Re: Nicollet-Central Streetcar

... but dense areas like this that literally used to be streetcars deserve to have rail here.
Rail is forever...
I know what you were trying to get at, but I just loved the juxtaposition of these two statements within the same paragraph.
by BoredAgain
April 20th, 2020, 9:54 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Allianz Field and Snelling-Midway Development
Replies: 785
Views: 111182

Re: Allianz Field and Snelling-Midway Development

The scale and mix of uses is just fine for this site, but it's overparked as per usual in St. Paul. If I had more confidence that this proposed parking would be shared and used to support less parking at other locations on the superblock, I'd feel better about it. I assume that almost every develop...
by BoredAgain
March 6th, 2020, 1:52 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Lake & Nicollet Redevelopment (Kmart site)
Replies: 425
Views: 99116

Re: Lake & Nicollet Redevelopment (Kmart site)

"Open" means open to cars. Doesn't need to be a freeway, but there should be an allowance for autos, else why are we spending tax dollars on it.
"Open" should be open to people. Cars are not necessary or required.
by BoredAgain
March 6th, 2020, 10:26 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Nicollet-Central Streetcar
Replies: 889
Views: 100248

Re: Nicollet-Central Streetcar

If we do want to advocate, is there anyone aside from our city councilperson that we should contact? This is all very new, and I doubt they have a designated contact for any potential project, but I could be wrong.
by BoredAgain
March 5th, 2020, 1:33 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Street, Road and Highway Projects
Replies: 1069
Views: 169254

Re: Street, Road and Highway Projects

I thought the limit to lower to was 25. Wrong?
Many people like to say " Twenty is plenty". Possibly because it rhymes .
by BoredAgain
February 25th, 2020, 1:56 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Thrivent HQ & Sherman apartments - 500 7th St S
Replies: 208
Views: 52288

Re: Thrivent Headquarters Block - 6th St and Portland Ave

Not necessarily though - if you look at the plans, they actually show an alternative 10-story option that just has a slimmer massing above the 2nd floor (that could be a good thing). So 10 stories instead of 8, but a very similar number of units, possibly even fewer. Comp Plan goal met? Height and ...
by BoredAgain
February 7th, 2020, 12:45 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Southside - General Topics
Replies: 1027
Views: 177568

Re: Southside - General Topics

Burger King should absolutely be denied. It has been closed for 18 months. As the rules state, this should not be allowed to open as a Burger King again. Zoning Board of Adjustment denied the request. It was a unanimous vote. I think they have 10 days to appeal ... Burger King restaurants will reop...
by BoredAgain
January 24th, 2020, 10:44 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Northside - General Topics
Replies: 334
Views: 102505

Re: Northside - General Topics

The MPHA is proposing a really exciting project at 1600 Penn Ave N. It's a site that (via Streetview) has been vacant since at least 2007, and sits about a quarter mile from C Line stops on Golden Valley and Plymouth. The proposed building will be an energy efficient triplex, with excellent insulat...
by BoredAgain
January 20th, 2020, 9:39 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: White Bear Lake & Vadnais Heights - General Topics
Replies: 8
Views: 3877

Re: White Bear Lake & Vadnais Heights - General Topics

To be fair, a lot of breweries in Minneapolis are also in random spots without commercial neighbors or great walkability. Also to be fair, most of the breweries in Minneapolis are in older industrial areas with re-used buildings. Those that are purpose built, or in newer buildings are almost all ve...
by BoredAgain
January 15th, 2020, 11:25 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4623
Views: 453392

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Getting bad political decisions changed is, in theory, cheaper than designing around them.
In theory, Communism works.
by BoredAgain
January 14th, 2020, 4:16 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4623
Views: 453392

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

People talk about the "mistakes" of the Green Line as if they were inevitable and in the past, but it is true today that the Green Line has not been given signal priority entirely along its route. The majority of the issues with street running would be avoided if there was a willingness to have the...
by BoredAgain
January 14th, 2020, 11:41 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4623
Views: 453392

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

My take is more that the CC got uniquely screwed up than that there's a systemic suburban speed bias. If you look at the non-downtown portions of the Blue Line, its pretty similar to SWLRT, except for the godforsaken tail south of the airport. Grade separated for major (>15,000AADT) crossings, full...
by BoredAgain
January 14th, 2020, 9:59 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4623
Views: 453392

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

It's striking how much more willing they are to build expensive bridges to grade separate this line out in wealthy suburbia than they were to do the same for the two dense lines running in the core. Imagine how much cleaner the Snelling / University intersection would be if they'd built a tunnel or...