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by atburns
February 28th, 2020, 2:41 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Nicollet-Central Streetcar
Replies: 889
Views: 99879

Re: Nicollet-Central Streetcar

I actually like this project. Rail bias among casual transit riders is real and this corridor is much better suited for frequent transit than the oft-mentioned failed streetcars in other cities. The draft transportation action plan is set to release soon and I'd guess it will shed light on whether o...
by atburns
August 22nd, 2019, 8:35 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Target Field Station (the Hotel) & Target Field Station (the Station)
Replies: 1016
Views: 140539

Re: Target Field Station (the Hotel) & Target Field Station (the Station)

1. No, we should not have gas stations downtown. You can fill up literally anywhere else.
2. The best way to get these sites redeveloped is a land value tax.
by atburns
August 13th, 2019, 7:59 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Alia Tower - 200 Central - 483' / 40 Stories
Replies: 897
Views: 155852

Re: Alia Tower - 200 Central - 483' / 40 Stories

The project website has been down for a couple days now.
by atburns
July 18th, 2019, 4:56 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Federal Reserve Riverfront Parking Ramp
Replies: 98
Views: 17514

Re: Federal Reserve Riverfront Parking Ramp

Not surprising, but the Fed appealed this afternoon, so it's headed to Zoning & Planning and then the full council. I've started to get the sense that this project has elevated the topic of parking and its climate implications into the public conversation. If you share the opinion that this ramp is ...
by atburns
November 8th, 2018, 10:46 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Stadium Parking Ramp Development Site - 25 stories / 294'
Replies: 1054
Views: 137433

Re: Stadium Parking Ramp Development Site

No retail though??
by atburns
September 20th, 2018, 12:52 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Former West Publishing / County Jail development site
Replies: 136
Views: 38193

Re: Demolition of West Publishing / old jail

It's interesting how image of the buildings in the Star Tribune article doesn't have the spire that was in the Biz Journal one. I noticed that as well. AECOM proposed two different densities for the office phase of their plan. I believe that the one with the spire is the bigger version, with the of...
by atburns
August 17th, 2018, 1:11 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Allianz Field and Snelling-Midway Development
Replies: 785
Views: 110044

Re: Soccer Stadium and Snelling-Midway Development

Wasn't able to get a picture but they are removing some of the white tabs today!
by atburns
August 2nd, 2018, 10:40 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 800 Washington Ave - 14 stories - 173' (Guthrie Ramp liner development: Reloaded)
Replies: 58
Views: 10956

Re: 800 Washington Ave S (Guthrie Ramp liner development: Reloaded)

I hadn't seen this rendering of the AECOM proposal before. It was included the The Journal's article: http://www.journalmpls.com/news/development/2018/07/four-developers-eye-guthrie-liner-parcel/ While I like the Sherman proposal, I think this one stands tall above the rest. It is so different than ...
by atburns
June 13th, 2018, 3:38 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
Replies: 597
Views: 91117

Re: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

Large scale hydroelectric projects often cause more environmental damage than benefit. Not only do they completely alter the river ecosystem, but the rotting vegetation trapped in the stagnant pools emits a significant amount of methane, which is about 30 times more potent as a greenhouse gas than C...
by atburns
June 13th, 2018, 1:21 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
Replies: 597
Views: 91117

Re: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

Figured this was the most relevant thread to post this in. Regarding the potential removal of Lower St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam and Lock and Dam #1 (The Ford dam), the Army Corps have posted a few updates on their website: http://www.mvp.usace.army.mil/MplsLocksDisposition/ The disposition study ...
by atburns
June 13th, 2018, 12:12 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Alatus Residential Project - 228 South 12th Street (32 stories - ~348'/405')
Replies: 167
Views: 34977

Re: Alatus Residential Project - 228 South 12th Street (32 stories - ~348'/405')

Does anyone know if the Target-esque video board feature ended up being included in the approved design?