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by SurlyLHT
May 17th, 2021, 9:35 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Highway Transitway Corridor Study
Replies: 80
Views: 10938

Re: Highway Transitway Corridor Study

First, I wish they would remove some lanes from 94 in Mpls and narrow the trench. Second, it should go to Northtown since there are less transit options there. The 10 bus and 852 are the main routes relating to this corridor. (The 25 is farther east and others have super limited service.)
by SurlyLHT
May 14th, 2021, 3:00 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: North Loop Green - Hines - 350 N 5th St(?) - 35 stories - 393'/418'
Replies: 129
Views: 29385

Re: North Loop Green - Hines - 350 N 5th St(?) - 35 stories - 393'/418'

Is this still going? All the city docs posted in the thread are to dead ends. The links are dead because the city did a big website overhaul recently and in the process they broke a ton of links. As to whether or not this project is dead, I don't know. Hines is not a fly-by-night developer. They've...
by SurlyLHT
May 14th, 2021, 2:02 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bicycle Infrastructure
Replies: 1645
Views: 172704

Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

Survey about a protected bike lane demonstration in Saint Louis Park, between Minnetonka Blvd and Lake St. This was tested last fall. https://www.stlouispark.org/government/departments-divisions/engineering/construction-projects/dakota-edgewood-bikeway-and-bridge-project This runs past the High Sch...
by SurlyLHT
May 14th, 2021, 1:51 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Northside - News & General Topics
Replies: 346
Views: 113766

Re: Northside - News & General Topics

Per North News this is moving forward. The Olympic Pool used for the Olympic Trials in Omaha will be installed in the Northside in July. The Center it appears will have an additional pool and a running and biking track. (The pictures show people biking inside the building.) There may also be some cl...
by SurlyLHT
May 12th, 2021, 1:10 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market
Replies: 1177
Views: 220466

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market

A friend that works at a fancy downtown restaurant says while the sheer numbers of people aren't back yet, the big spenders are going wild and spending much more than usual. Spoke with Lisa Goodman and the city is definitely working on ways of getting people back downtown, but one things she mentio...
by SurlyLHT
May 12th, 2021, 8:24 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market
Replies: 1177
Views: 220466

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market

Something I would like to see...is what is being done right now to plan some sort of grand reopening for Downtown or special events to get people downtown. etc? Could we use the Aquatennial? Plan more Downtown events? Partner with the Twins or Wolves and hold some events at the Commons or Nicollet M...
by SurlyLHT
May 12th, 2021, 7:38 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market
Replies: 1177
Views: 220466

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market

I mean, the loss of Target employment alone wipes out all of the gains made downtown over the last several years. And most real estate decisions are tied to lease expirations, so if there's an impact, it's likely to be a slow rolling one. Not saying that downtown is doomed, but I think you're being...
by SurlyLHT
May 11th, 2021, 3:45 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market
Replies: 1177
Views: 220466

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market

I mean, the loss of Target employment alone wipes out all of the gains made downtown over the last several years. And most real estate decisions are tied to lease expirations, so if there's an impact, it's likely to be a slow rolling one. Not saying that downtown is doomed, but I think you're being...
by SurlyLHT
May 7th, 2021, 3:34 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
Replies: 650
Views: 105607

Re: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

I was surprised to find out the Park Board owned this isthmus in Golden Valley. I got some blow back last time I recommended they sell land outside of the city and stand by my view that properties that are distant from the city borders and aren't serving residents should be sold. This piece of land ...
by SurlyLHT
May 6th, 2021, 3:16 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Northside - News & General Topics
Replies: 346
Views: 113766

Re: Northside - News & General Topics

This building is exciting. It's from Rise Modular, and looks nicer than the standard formula of what is built here.

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by SurlyLHT
April 22nd, 2021, 10:06 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Blue Line Extension - Bottineau LRT
Replies: 1287
Views: 161977

Re: Blue Line Extension - Bottineau LRT

Irene Fernando and Jeff Lunde: Minnesota transit funding proposal jeopardizes Blue Line Extension. Light rail project could connect students to education, patients to health care and workers to jobs. But Hennepin County can't afford to pay Met Council's capital maintenance costs. https://sahanjourn...
by SurlyLHT
April 22nd, 2021, 9:51 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Blue Line Extension - Bottineau LRT
Replies: 1287
Views: 161977

Re: Blue Line Extension - Bottineau LRT

Irene Fernando and Jeff Lunde: Minnesota transit funding proposal jeopardizes Blue Line Extension. Light rail project could connect students to education, patients to health care and workers to jobs. But Hennepin County can't afford to pay Met Council's capital maintenance costs. https://sahanjourna...
by SurlyLHT
April 22nd, 2021, 9:36 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Northside - News & General Topics
Replies: 346
Views: 113766

Re: Northside - News & General Topics

The strip mall here burned out a couple years ago. They're going to reopen and take the lot next door for parking and put some greenspace in front. There will be a tobacco shop, cell phone store and barber shop. Not the most exciting thing, but it's not a burned out building and is investment. This ...
by SurlyLHT
April 20th, 2021, 1:43 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Ideas / Wish List for Mpls in 2021
Replies: 42
Views: 4256

Re: Ideas / Wish List for Mpls in 2021

I want to see something done with Highway 55/Olson in North. If I had a magical wand I would cut the road is half and only use the EB or WB half's and add a dedicated lane for BRT and then return the rest of the road to the community. If you look at a map, this would be a lot of real estate and retu...
by SurlyLHT
April 19th, 2021, 1:52 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Suburbs - General Topics
Replies: 1064
Views: 176143

Re: Suburbs - General Topics

Also, a home officer or computer room is kind of mandatory nowadays and none of these houses were designed with that in mind. Unless you want to shove the computer in a nook or cranny in the living room or down in the basement or something the home office swallows up a bedroom, meaning you only hav...
by SurlyLHT
April 19th, 2021, 8:34 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Suburbs - General Topics
Replies: 1064
Views: 176143

Re: Suburbs - General Topics

I could see people leaving Brooklyn Center and inner-ring suburbs with their small homes while some neighborhoods in North Minneapolis regain white people due to their location to Downtown and amenities and quality homes. (especially areas like Harrison) Also I have friends who live in Brooklyn Park...
by SurlyLHT
April 19th, 2021, 8:08 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Street, Road and Highway Projects
Replies: 1117
Views: 182182

Re: Street, Road and Highway Projects

I used to bike through here all the time and there was no traffic. The article states 4,000 adt which seems really low to justify a $25 million investment. Foley is parallel to 610 and both E. River Road and Coon Rapids Blvd have access to 610 and given the lack of local destinations there just isn'...
by SurlyLHT
April 15th, 2021, 11:53 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Blue Line Extension - Bottineau LRT
Replies: 1287
Views: 161977

Re: Blue Line Extension - Bottineau LRT

During NEON/WBC update with BLRT/Met Council Nick Landwer, (Metropolitan Council, Blue Line Extension Design & Engineer Lead) said that when asked about elevated, at grade or below ground stations that they prefer at grade, but will consider other options and look at costs and other considerations. ...
by SurlyLHT
April 12th, 2021, 10:56 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Northside - News & General Topics
Replies: 346
Views: 113766

Re: Northside - News & General Topics

This might all go up in flames literally in the next few days. Hopefully not. What a gross comment. As someone who lives in the Northside and has contacted friends today about patrolling W. Broadway tonight, because we don't want to see it go up in flames...this is the truth. We can't afford more e...
by SurlyLHT
April 12th, 2021, 8:10 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Target Center Renovation
Replies: 471
Views: 75105

Re: Target Center Renovation

They won't tear it down...with the renovation and need for concert space.. (I don't think Mpls has another venue of comparable size??)
I say hold onto it and have a planned closure in 20 years or so. This location could produce some tax dollars.