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by amiller92
April 9th, 2021, 8:54 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Street, Road and Highway Projects
Replies: 1110
Views: 178598

Re: Street, Road and Highway Projects


yes work started this past monday
There was a sign on northbound Chicago around 42nd saying "Chicago Ave closed at 34th starting April 5 (or whatever)." Which is funny because it's been closed at 28th for about a year.
by amiller92
April 8th, 2021, 9:39 am
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
Replies: 633
Views: 101616

Re: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

Hiawatha Golf Master Plan should have passed tonight, as the vote was 4-2 in favor (French and Severson opposed), with 2 abstentions (Vetaw and Bourn) and one absent (Hassan). However, one of the friendly amendments (by Vetaw) earlier in the discussion was to rename the clubhouse (after Solomon Hug...
by amiller92
April 5th, 2021, 9:24 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News
Replies: 1177
Views: 206855

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

Am I the only one who sees "Live Shows!" and thinks strip club?
by amiller92
March 29th, 2021, 8:49 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Hiawatha-Lake - Minnehaha - Downtown Longfellow
Replies: 281
Views: 64068

Re: Hiawatha-Lake - Minnehaha - Downtown Longfellow

Was it ever an option to try to change the zoning (or whatever) to try to encourage more mixed use in the rebuilding here? Specifically the giant parking lot just north of Lake that had a Wendy’s and AutoZone. That space is begging for something bigger, and if so there would almost be a little urba...
by amiller92
March 29th, 2021, 8:44 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News
Replies: 1271
Views: 205252

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Agreed. I live about equidistant between the Mall of America, Southdale, Burnsville Center, and Eden Prairie Center. It's been at least five years since I've been to any of them. Most people in the suburbs shop for their daily needs and wants somewhere else. They could all completely disappear (Som...
by amiller92
March 29th, 2021, 8:43 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News
Replies: 1271
Views: 205252

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

It's certainly bad all over, but the impacts are far more noticeable downtown (as in impactful on the quality of life). Basically the draw of downtown is the things that have been crushed as a result of the pandemic (walkable vibrancy). The 'draw' of Eden Prairie doesn't change all that much even i...
by amiller92
March 14th, 2021, 12:09 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Lunds & Noko(mis) Apartments - Cedar & Minnehaha Pkwy
Replies: 45
Views: 12041

Re: Bergan's Redevelopment - Cedar & Minnehaha Parkway

Now leasing for move ins in July (I know someone moving in).

Should been two stories taller, but looks good.
by amiller92
March 8th, 2021, 10:23 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Street, Road and Highway Projects
Replies: 1110
Views: 178598

Re: Street, Road and Highway Projects

Unless you change the road or have far greater speed enforcement changing the "legal speed" doesnt do anything to change someone's driving. The limit is 45 mph around downtown st paul but how many people slow down to even close to that if there isnt traffic. Not that I do it very often, but I don't...
by amiller92
March 8th, 2021, 9:41 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Street, Road and Highway Projects
Replies: 1110
Views: 178598

Re: Street, Road and Highway Projects

That is true but the reason people treat it as a suggestion is due to our enforcement practices and the culture of lowering it we'll below safe design speeds. If we're serious about speed enforcement we need speed cameras. I'm not personally a fan of them but that's the solution. Keeping a speed li...
by amiller92
March 3rd, 2021, 11:39 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market
Replies: 1153
Views: 214450

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market

I mean, maybe. But wouldn't the offsetting argument be that since offices just aren't as important, you'd get as cheap an office as possible? I think if the office isn't particularly to impress employees or visitors (which there will be less of), it's mostly a place to collaborate. And like you say...
by amiller92
March 1st, 2021, 9:32 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Old Thrivent HQ - Sora Apartments & Parking Ramp
Replies: 172
Views: 35446

Re: Old Thrivent HQ - Sora Apartments & Parking Ramp

Sora Apartments fully wrapped up. I can't imagine walk-up units along 5th Ave are leasing well, but who knows.
Seems like a good time to have a private entrance so you can avoid shared spaces...
by amiller92
February 23rd, 2021, 12:19 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Southside - News & General Topics
Replies: 1036
Views: 187447

Re: Southside - News & General Topics

Interesting that they are rebuilding (I assume) the Holiday at 46th and Hiawatha to be oriented toward the sidewalk.
by amiller92
February 19th, 2021, 4:18 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
Replies: 633
Views: 101616

Re: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

I don't know that water storage capacity is really the issue here, since there's an easy path down the creek for water to get to the Mississippi -- I just think the elevation of the golf course is too low relative to Lake Hiawatha. As I understand it, they're proposing to raise the elevation of the...
by amiller92
February 19th, 2021, 1:33 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
Replies: 633
Views: 101616

Re: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

As a golfer, the preference is always to play 18 holes. Having 18 holes also allows more people to be on the course. We have a great park system in this city, not only because of the land that was fortunately set aside, but also because of the variety of uses. The pumping of water is what is brough...
by amiller92
February 19th, 2021, 11:39 am
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
Replies: 633
Views: 101616

Re: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

Is there a racial aspect to this issue? Is the course heavily used by people of color? I've seen lots of Save the Hiawatha Course signs near the golf course itself, but given the neighborhood, my assumption would be that these would be nearly all white households. Part of the argument has always be...
by amiller92
February 12th, 2021, 10:20 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: George Floyd murder and aftermath
Replies: 129
Views: 7348

Re: George Floyd murder and aftermath

The facts in Floyd don't really support a third degree murder charge so a second degree murder conviction could be the result of a jury trial- jurors won't have the option of splitting the difference like you would with a plea. Chauvin's actions were directed at one specific, identified person, whe...
by amiller92
February 11th, 2021, 11:00 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: George Floyd murder and aftermath
Replies: 129
Views: 7348

Re: George Floyd murder and aftermath

I can his logic but at the same time no trial is a sure thing. Even a 3rd degree plea would have been huge and I just dont trust Barr. Just seems like it could have really lowered the temp in the room for the whole country. I had not thought of that, maybe he is looking at his options and thinks th...
by amiller92
February 11th, 2021, 9:49 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: George Floyd murder and aftermath
Replies: 129
Views: 7348

Re: George Floyd murder and aftermath

Honestly unsure about Barr's judgment here. A third degree plea and more than ten years in jail would have been an objectively good result (and honestly, still is), as it is very hard to convict cops, but I don't think he's wrong to worry that it would seem like too little and too fast to some peopl...
by amiller92
February 11th, 2021, 9:42 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Allina | Abbott Northwestern Hospital Campus
Replies: 9
Views: 721

Re: Southside - News & General Topics

Its a hospital........do you think there are a lot of people (besides maybe workers) that are biking to the hospital? I have biked to that hospital (including on a NiceRide) more than once. Wonder if there is publicly available data about the usage of the NiceRide station there. Probably not many p...
by amiller92
February 1st, 2021, 10:56 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News
Replies: 1271
Views: 205252

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Also - even though I shopped at the Target liquor store on Nicollet, I was never a fan of it opening, considering the number of homeless people and those who obviously had drinking problems whom were already loitering in the area. Bad part on the city for allowing it to open. I thought that per the...