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by candycaneforestelf
January 5th, 2021, 11:13 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Shakopee - Savage - Prior Lake - Scott County
Replies: 29
Views: 8411

Re: Shakopee - Savage - Prior Lake - Scott County

A single family house is "affordable" it it's anywhere under $400,000 now? Unfortunately that seems to be the price of new constructions anywhere on the fringe of the metro's urban area in the SW metro, and you've gotta go into the exurbs or commit to build a townhome to get to sub $300k, just base...
by candycaneforestelf
December 22nd, 2020, 8:51 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Interstate 94
Replies: 255
Views: 32448

Re: Interstate 94

These sorts of infrastructure projects aren't made for your or my relatives in Greater MN, nor for you or me living in the metro commuting to work. They write the status quo for future generations. The reality we were born into is a huge freeway cutting through our cities; all our reasoning is ther...
by candycaneforestelf
December 18th, 2020, 11:33 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Interstate 94
Replies: 255
Views: 32448

Re: Interstate 94

Given there were between 140k and 160k AADT on 94 at any given segment between 35E and 35W in 2019 (per MnDot's traffic visualizer app) a full removal would absolutely not be popular so unfortunately it's probably not wise to remove it if we want political support for transit.
by candycaneforestelf
December 15th, 2020, 10:29 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Interstate 94
Replies: 255
Views: 32448

Re: Interstate 94

LRT would take way too long to plan and build compared to BRT with either HOT or dedicated lanes, imo. Time would be better spent getting the BRT with HOT or dedicated lanes and then planning an alternative LRT route along something like Marshall/Lake if demand is still high enough. Improving reliab...
by candycaneforestelf
September 3rd, 2020, 7:29 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Chanhassen - Chaska - Carver County
Replies: 109
Views: 16474

Re: Chanhassen - Chaska - Carver County

https://m.startribune.com/construction- ... 572288152/

Chaska Costco still on track, it appears.
by candycaneforestelf
July 15th, 2020, 12:40 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4633
Views: 454540

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

For those with long commutes, the drive is worth it for one of 4 things typically: the pay of the job, the size of the house they have, the amount of land they have, or the location of the land. Driving further to have land in the country with a decent size house on it is worth it for some. I’d add...
by candycaneforestelf
July 15th, 2020, 12:38 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Eden Prairie - General Topics
Replies: 35
Views: 7260

Re: Eden Prairie - General Topics

Given the location, that does not surprise me. Sure, it's close to retail and the 169/Anderson Lakes interchange, but single family residence lots form a horseshoe around the back property line. Someone from those residences probably lodged a complaint. For this location, the way to go for now woul...
by candycaneforestelf
July 15th, 2020, 8:15 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4633
Views: 454540

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

For those with long commutes, the drive is worth it for one of 4 things typically: the pay of the job, the size of the house they have, the amount of land they have, or the location of the land. Driving further to have land in the country with a decent size house on it is worth it for some. And some...
by candycaneforestelf
July 15th, 2020, 8:07 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Eden Prairie - General Topics
Replies: 35
Views: 7260

Re: Eden Prairie - General Topics

EP planning commission rejects 3-story, 52-unit proposal with eligible affordable housing for tax credits. Given the location, that does not surprise me. Sure, it's close to retail and the 169/Anderson Lakes interchange, but single family residence lots form a horseshoe around the back property lin...
by candycaneforestelf
July 9th, 2020, 3:21 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4633
Views: 454540

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

We'll see what happens with game day ridership when Southwest LRT opens. I'm very interested to know how many (or if any) people will take it from the west metro to MN United, St. Paul Saints, or even Xcel Energy Center.
If service runs late enough to EP, I'm fairly confident you would.
by candycaneforestelf
July 8th, 2020, 1:06 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4633
Views: 454540

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Public transit carriers cannot operate special services (like football express buses) without first advertising the opportunity for private operators to operate a comparable service. Additionally, if running a special service is not profitable, I do not think it's a worthy endeavor. Metro Transit h...
by candycaneforestelf
July 8th, 2020, 12:16 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4633
Views: 454540

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Because of the huge number of people that refuse to ride buses- any bus, anywhere, for any reason, but will ride rail. In other words, "rail bias". You underestimate the appeal of a coach bus where you're guaranteed a seat going non-stop to a stadium versus a train that will very likely be at or ne...
by candycaneforestelf
July 7th, 2020, 4:01 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4633
Views: 454540

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

As someone who lives in the far SW exurbs, people aren't gonna wanna ride the bus from Chan or Chaska to transfer at EP station when the EP station is all of about 10-15 minutes away for most residents of those communities on weekends. They'd rather drive, park, and wait, than drive, park, wait for ...
by candycaneforestelf
July 6th, 2020, 1:17 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4633
Views: 454540

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

They lost a good chunk of the surface parking there to the Elevate project, and I'm thinking they feel the station will not have adequate parking for an anticipated spike in park and ride commuters as well as game day ridership for sporting events. And the parking would be needed to encourage riders...
by candycaneforestelf
June 29th, 2020, 12:57 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Street, Road and Highway Projects
Replies: 1079
Views: 170414

Re: Street, Road and Highway Projects

Definitely because they anticipate more suburban tract housing being built on the southern side of Cottage Grove, and maybe to replace the single lane bridge to the lower island for all the aggregate trucks headed to and from there, since most of the lower island is a part of Cottage Grove.
by candycaneforestelf
June 18th, 2020, 10:38 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: St. Louis Park - General Topics
Replies: 532
Views: 81404

Re: St. Louis Park - General Topics

As an exurbanite, I use this MicroCenter once or twice a year specifically for electronics purchases in volumes I would not trust transiting on public transit, both physically and in cash value. A PC case box is very awkward to carry even if it's legitimately the only thing you're carrying. Also, du...
by candycaneforestelf
June 18th, 2020, 9:49 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Suburban Malls and Associated Retail News
Replies: 192
Views: 31281

Re: Suburban Malls and Associated Retail News

Outside of regional demographics, not sure how that makes sense.

It's basically never been busy anytime I've needed to go to that specific Target or somewhere else in the north end of the mall.
by candycaneforestelf
June 17th, 2020, 12:17 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Suburban Malls and Associated Retail News
Replies: 192
Views: 31281

Re: Suburban Malls and Associated Retail News

They'll probably only push if they can't find a suitable tenant for the JCPenney spot. The area around that (plus the back half of the Target lot) and the ramp outside of Von Maur are likely going to be the only significant empty swaths of parking lot left with Scheel's opening.
by candycaneforestelf
June 15th, 2020, 3:59 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Suburban Malls and Associated Retail News
Replies: 192
Views: 31281

Re: Suburban Malls and Associated Retail News

I hope Eden Prairie Mall takes a queue from Southdale and starts to develop the outlots with housing. The JCPenney at EP Mall is within a 1/2 mile walkshed of the Town Center light rail station. JCP is also immediately next door to existing grocery in Target and across 78th from Cub. Walking friend...
by candycaneforestelf
June 15th, 2020, 9:28 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Chanhassen - Chaska - Carver County
Replies: 109
Views: 16474

Re: Chanhassen - Chaska - Carver County

Is the southwest metro really so lucrative for Costco that they need to make their 10th store a second one in this corner of the metro? Wouldn't Lino Lakes/Blaine, Plymouth, or Lakeville make far more sense based on where they already have stores? This isn't even 10 miles from the Eden Prairie Costc...