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by BoredAgain
June 18th, 2021, 2:16 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News
Replies: 1189
Views: 215514

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

Ooh, fun. 8,000 sq feet must be one of the street level corners - wonder if it's the old Prime 6 spot, or on Nicollet? From City Centers leasing site, looks like it will be on 6th Street next to the tower entrance. Sounds like the sports bar is a separate tenant (which is great news for City Center...
by BoredAgain
June 17th, 2021, 11:07 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Red Line (Cedar Avenue BRT)
Replies: 493
Views: 62915

Re: Red Line (Cedar Avenue BRT)

"Despite the limited communication, on short notice MVTA initiated a service plan to allow the Met Council to use Apple Valley Transit Station. The Met Council ultimately chose their own stop location next to Apple Valley Transit Station." So MVTA is claiming they were allowing the Met Council (I a...
by BoredAgain
May 25th, 2021, 1:56 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Orange Line / 35W@94: Downtown to Crosstown Project
Replies: 883
Views: 116838

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

I have a friend who lives near 35W and 38th who was disappointing he wasn't going to have a station nearby. I wonder if a station at 38th would pass today. I live about equidistant from the Lake Street stop and a hypothetical 38th street stop. Personally, I would have used the 38th Street stop almo...
by BoredAgain
May 11th, 2021, 1:33 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Seven Points Uptown (Calhoun Square)
Replies: 309
Views: 71678

Re: Seven Points Uptown (Calhoun Square)

That rendering with a new building replacing the southern half of Seven Points (terrible name) is interesting. That is a much better use of the southern half of the block, but I would definitely miss Kitchen Window if they didn't just relocate to a different spot in the building. They are pretty muc...
by BoredAgain
March 3rd, 2021, 2:06 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Hennepin Avenue Reconstruction (Douglas to Lake St)
Replies: 297
Views: 23122

Re: Hennepin Avenue Reconstruction (Douglas to Lake St)

In general, I think that Option 1 looks great. My one concern is that the continuous median (mostly good) blocks turns not only into driveways, but also some streets. This is necessary to keep left turners from blocking all traffic and I understand that. The concern is that weird angles and one ways...
by BoredAgain
January 21st, 2021, 10:28 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Seven Points Uptown (Calhoun Square)
Replies: 309
Views: 71678

Re: Seven Points Uptown (Calhoun Square)

I live near the Lake/Nicollet WF, but it isn't my bank. I am happy they are rebuilding it because bank branches do serve local residents by design. I am just sad that the rioters didn't manage to damage the giant drive-through structure. They cleared the site of the burned building, but left the fiv...
by BoredAgain
January 7th, 2021, 10:06 am
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Minnesota Governor Election 2022
Replies: 19
Views: 1189

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: 880
Views: 93300

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 - News & General Topics
Replies: 1042
Views: 197252

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: 5473

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: 158
Views: 10443

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: 158
Views: 10443

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: 158
Views: 10443

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: 898
Views: 106745

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: 795
Views: 118659

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: Nicollet-Lake Area - to Kmart...and beyond!
Replies: 428
Views: 105184

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: 898
Views: 106745

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: 1117
Views: 187002

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: 219
Views: 58644

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 - News & General Topics
Replies: 1042
Views: 197252

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...