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by twincitizen
November 17th, 2020, 1:57 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: East 38th Street & 38th St Station Development
Replies: 241
Views: 70671

Re: East 38th Street & 38th St Station Development

This is more “central 38th Street” than the eastern stretch covered in this thread, but the city is doing something called “Thirty-Eighth Street THRIVE Strategic Development Plan”, covering Nicollet to Bloomington. Page: http://www2.minneapolismn.gov/cped/projects/WCMSP-226449 Plan: http://www2.minn...
by twincitizen
November 11th, 2020, 1:43 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: CHS Field (St. Paul Saints Ballpark)
Replies: 283
Views: 54015

Re: CHS Field (St. Paul Saints Ballpark)

Based on the Strib comments, Twins fans are almost universally in favor of this move. I've never seen so much agreement in a Strib comment thread, ever. Especially when said topic is regarding a pretty big change. People are generally wedded to the status quo on everything, no matter the subject.
by twincitizen
November 10th, 2020, 9:07 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: CHS Field (St. Paul Saints Ballpark)
Replies: 283
Views: 54015

Re: CHS Field (St. Paul Saints Ballpark)

Not sure where else to post this, but the Twins and MLB are continuing in their pursuit of the Saints leaving independent ball and becoming the Twins new AAA affiliate. This has been talked about since late '19, when MLB announced a massive realignment and contraction of minor league teams. It's bee...
by twincitizen
November 3rd, 2020, 1:06 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Southside - General Topics
Replies: 1012
Views: 171759

Re: Southside - General Topics

Ugly building, but losing a medical clinic probably not a win for the neighborhood, right? Thank you. Honestly I've never thought that hard about the building being ugly. I barely notice it when going to Riverview Theater or Cafe or Mother Earth Gardens. It's pretty blah, but to act like this is th...
by twincitizen
November 1st, 2020, 7:18 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Southside - General Topics
Replies: 1012
Views: 171759

Re: Southside - General Topics

I got my flu shot there a couple weeks ago, in the small pharmacy. The pharmacy had *everything* 20% or 30% off then, and the discounts could go higher as the closing date approaches. If you want to stock up on anything from Nyquil to Advil to candy and pop, go for it. Looks like it's scheduled to c...
by twincitizen
November 1st, 2020, 11:33 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: 4601 Minnehaha Ave S
Replies: 9
Views: 948

Re: 4601 Minnehaha Ave S

To Monte's point, even if they make a nice chunk of change on the property sale, assuming it's a family-owned/run business and they aren't independently wealthy, this scenario probably only happens if/when they're ready to retire or get out of the business. Retirement probably is the case for the ca...
by twincitizen
October 31st, 2020, 1:16 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: 4601 Minnehaha Ave S
Replies: 9
Views: 948

Re: 4601 Minnehaha Ave S

Tick tock for Falls Liquor and Falls Dentistry on the SW and NW corners of Minnehaha-46th. Either would be wise to think about moving into this project or the available commercial space in LoWa or MN46 (NE corner). Of course they could plan to return to commercial space in development of their own s...
by twincitizen
October 29th, 2020, 2:55 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: George Floyd murder and aftermath
Replies: 108
Views: 6338

Re: George Floyd murder and aftermath

I don't know if others are feeling the same, but I'm actually glad the police charter question was ultimately not included on this year's ballot. And this is a change from how I felt at the time! I still agree with those who think the Charter Commission overstepped their role by blocking a unanimous...
by twincitizen
October 29th, 2020, 2:33 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Star Tribune (& other local media)
Replies: 241
Views: 28087

Re: Star Tribune (& other local media)

Were the journalistic articles really the main point of City Pages anymore? I get that in the past, alt weeklies (and City Pages specifically) had a reputation for doing some good investigative journalism and/or stories that the mainstream print press ignored, but that really wasn't a big part of th...
by twincitizen
October 28th, 2020, 10:01 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Star Tribune (& other local media)
Replies: 241
Views: 28087

Re: Star Tribune

City Pages to shut down immediately, citing loss of ad revenue (primarily from bars/restaurants): https://www.startribune.com/city-pages- ... 572897771/

This is tough news on the heels of Southwest Journal shutting down.
by twincitizen
October 15th, 2020, 6:10 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: C Line - Penn Avenue North Rapid Bus
Replies: 227
Views: 29937

Re: C Line - Penn Avenue North Rapid Bus

If the Blue Line is routed away from Olson Hwy entirely (e.g. heads north from Target Field on 7th), the C Line is a lock to stay on Olson to continue serving that corridor. Shifting the C Line to Glenwood was only conceived because Olson would've been overserved by transit if it was carrying the Bl...
by twincitizen
October 15th, 2020, 3:01 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: B Line Lake St Rapid Bus, Midtown Rail Transit
Replies: 589
Views: 64126

Re: B Line Lake St Rapid Bus, Midtown Rail Transit

The governor still needs to sign it (and he has announced that he will), but the bill just passed the Senate 64-3. Bus Rapid Transit Lines $55,000,000 For design, engineering, right-of-way acquisition, and construction of the B line bus rapid transit line between Minneapolis and St. Paul, and the D ...
by twincitizen
October 12th, 2020, 11:17 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Riverview Corridor Streetcar
Replies: 848
Views: 85122

Re: Riverview Corridor Streetcar

I kind of gasped at that 2033 timeline too, but mostly because just ~3 years ago when they completed the AA, they were saying 2027/8, or about 10 years out at the time. It’s one thing when a project gets delayed for reasons (see: SWLRT, Bottineau), but it’s another when the schedule is already slipp...
by twincitizen
October 9th, 2020, 12:15 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Riverfront - Mill Ruins Park - Waterworks
Replies: 246
Views: 34003

Re: Downtown Riverfront - Mill Ruins Park - Waterworks

I visited twice. As someone who already loves and appreciates the "Lower Trail" you can access from those couple sets of stairs along Main Street, I found it awesome. Took a bunch of photos. I hope people got great drone shots from above that show the locations of the lowered water line, etc. Disapp...
by twincitizen
October 9th, 2020, 12:01 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Dinkytown
Replies: 423
Views: 106791

Re: Dinkytown

Now why can't developers do the same for downtown Minneapolis? Instead we get buildings with either one huge retail space that would involve companies having to spend money to divide it up, or no retail - only "walk up" units, which to me - would be highly undesirable and doesn't add to street life...
by twincitizen
October 9th, 2020, 11:40 am
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
Replies: 598
Views: 95033

Re: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

mod note: Posts about the river lowering / locks were merged with Downtown Riverfront topic (in the Downtown subforum).
by twincitizen
October 8th, 2020, 12:35 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Red Line (Cedar Avenue BRT)
Replies: 463
Views: 57795

Re: Red Line (Cedar Avenue BRT)

Nah, let’s extend the C line down Cedar and reclaim the “Red Line” designation for either Riverview or Midtown. With Ramsey County looking to call the Rush Line “Purple” (it should be Silver IMO), we’re basically gonna be out of colors, unless we’re gonna go Chicago style and do Pink & Brown. Yellow...
by twincitizen
September 25th, 2020, 10:43 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Hennepin Avenue Reconstruction (Douglas to Lake St)
Replies: 256
Views: 16943

Re: Hennepin Avenue

I posted this 6.5 years ago! (edited for length & clarity) I never noticed before that you are not allowed to make a left off of southbound Hennepin during either AM or PM peak. I knew about the no-left-turn restriction onto Franklin, since that one is a no brainer. From a recent drive, I observed t...
by twincitizen
September 24th, 2020, 2:02 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Southside - General Topics
Replies: 1012
Views: 171759

Re: Southside - General Topics

It was fun watching all of the "pods" go past my house on a truck. They'd come up 34th Ave three at a time (one per semi truck), then stage on 34th just south of 42nd, until it was time to lift each into place. I'll have to take a peek as they install the siding and finishes over the next month+. If...
by twincitizen
September 15th, 2020, 12:49 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Highland Bridge: Ford Site Redevelopment
Replies: 77
Views: 25390

Re: Ford Site Redevelopment

First apartment building revealed, for the SE corner of Ford & Cretin: https://myvillager.com/2020/06/24/five-story-230-unit-apartment-building-with-grocery-planned-at-cretin-ford-pkwy/ 5 stories, 230 units, 50k sq. ft. grocery. Has to be a relocation for Lunds, right? Seems sort of unlikely anothe...