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by twincitizen
September 25th, 2020, 10:43 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Hennepin Avenue Reconstruction (Douglas to Lake St)
Replies: 249
Views: 15760

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: 989
Views: 164440

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: 24690

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...
by twincitizen
September 15th, 2020, 12:34 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Suburbs - General Topics
Replies: 1034
Views: 153205

Re: Suburbs - General Topics

Picking up on the discussion of Deluxe Corp moving from Shoreview to Downtown Mpls (see Downtown Mpls Office Market thread) - here's a statement from Shoreview's mayor: https://www.shoreviewmn.gov/Home/Components/News/News/1624/17 It sounds like the 50 acre campus has already sold to an light-indust...
by twincitizen
September 15th, 2020, 12:04 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market
Replies: 1054
Views: 191520

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market

In addition to being where the CEO lives, it speaks to the strength/momentum of Downtown Minneapolis that they came here instead of Downtown St. Paul, which has plenty of available office space at lower lease rates. Deluxe started in St. Paul (presumably downtown...it was the early 20th Century), an...
by twincitizen
September 14th, 2020, 4:04 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4598
Views: 448665

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Someone with a longer memory than me could verify, but I thought it was more likely they'd have grade separated one of the roads, keeping transit at grade. There was parallel interest in having Snelling Ave through-traffic dip below University Ave, I believe, using a "ring road" system of local stre...
by twincitizen
September 14th, 2020, 3:17 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Hopkins - General Topics
Replies: 284
Views: 49725

Re: Hopkins - General Topics

They aren’t likely to shut down just because the property is valuable. This is a huge business. Bigger than the few million bucks the property would sell for over the cost of any new property they’d be buying, plus relocation/rebuilding costs. They also can’t move anywhere that would violate dealer ...
by twincitizen
September 12th, 2020, 11:50 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: The Dayton's Project
Replies: 298
Views: 51748

Re: The Once and Future Dayton's

Hard to believe this thread has been dormant for 9 months. Here's an update from Strib: https://www.startribune.com/ambitious-r ... 572386372/
by twincitizen
September 7th, 2020, 4:10 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)
Replies: 2415
Views: 285679

Re: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)

Route 7 extension to Cedar Point Commons is smart. If every trip did that (instead of just the one branch extension), they could probably drop the less frequent 515 branch that goes to the VA instead of ending at MOA like the rest. Service between the VA and Richfield would be maintained via NB Blue...
by twincitizen
August 11th, 2020, 12:29 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Google Maps, Apple Maps, etc.
Replies: 233
Views: 45514

Re: Google Maps, Apple Maps, etc.

Hennepin County (Interactive Property Map) has 2020 aerials up too. I don't think they've ever been updated same-year, certainly not this rapidly. The image is kind of dark and brown though, like oversaturated or something. 2018's were taken too late in spring, leaf-on, so quite a bit of detail was ...
by twincitizen
August 10th, 2020, 6:47 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)
Replies: 1148
Views: 143079

Re: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)

The roadway (with a bit of sidewalk buffer) on the west side goes right up to the edge of the railroad ROW, so I don't think you could construct it there without reconstructing the entirety of Bottineau to shift it east. I’m assuming Bottineau Blvd would see a near-total reconstruction whether you ...
by twincitizen
August 7th, 2020, 1:11 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)
Replies: 1148
Views: 143079

Re: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)

Here's a map of the alignment I think they should do. North of Robbinsdale it's very similar to the original but would take lanes away from Bottineau Boulevard instead of being on BNSF right-of-way. https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=1Uz1B8knd-nsxhsdJza183NY11_fTRoie&usp=sharing I like this ali...
by twincitizen
July 15th, 2020, 7:33 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Highland Bridge: Ford Site Redevelopment
Replies: 77
Views: 24690

Re: Ford Site Redevelopment

Townhomes listed by Pulte Homes, starting upper 300s: https://www.pulte.com/homes/minnesota/the-twin-cities/saint-paul/highland-bridge-210597 And the overall development has a name: Highland Bridge www.twincities.com/2020/07/14/no-longer-the-ford-site-pulte-homes-to-build-320-row-homes-at-highland-b...
by twincitizen
July 4th, 2020, 7:09 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Highland Bridge: Ford Site Redevelopment
Replies: 77
Views: 24690

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 another...
by twincitizen
June 19th, 2020, 4:14 pm
Forum: Cities Around the World
Topic: Chicago
Replies: 157
Views: 25014

Re: Chicago

Mapping the development boom in Chicago's West Loop: https://chicago.curbed.com/maps/west-loop-construction-development Holy moly! West Loop, particularly the "Fulton Market" area is undergoing a massive development boom. Right now, I'd describe the area to a Minneapolitan as North Loop x3 (+10 year...
by twincitizen
June 18th, 2020, 12:01 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Edmund Blvd
Replies: 2
Views: 840

Re: Edmund Blvd

Instead of renaming the street, I don’t see any reason Edmund Blvd couldn’t also be called West River Parkway. Edmund is kind of exactly a frontage road to WRP anyways. Those homeowners are paying all that money to live on the Parkway and currently don’t even get the perk/prestige of having a West R...
by twincitizen
June 5th, 2020, 11:22 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Highland Bridge: Ford Site Redevelopment
Replies: 77
Views: 24690

Re: Ford Site Redevelopment

F&C interviewed Maureen Michalski, now overseeing this project for Ryan. She was previously head of development at Schafer Richardson for many years. Good interview: https://finance-commerce.com/2020/05/qa ... b-at-ryan/ (unlocked)
by twincitizen
June 5th, 2020, 10:29 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: George Floyd murder and aftermath
Replies: 88
Views: 5033

Re: George Floyd murder and aftermath

Thank you for mentioning the highways. That specifically occurred to me on Friday morning, as a tactic that quite obviously should've been used Friday night to limit/deter access by non-residents, particularly those coming from out-state MN and out of state. That wasn't done until Saturday night. I ...
by twincitizen
June 5th, 2020, 10:24 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Twin Cities' National and Global Image
Replies: 956
Views: 102673

Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

George Floyd's murder, resulting civil unrest, and ongoing response was moved/merged into a dedicated topic here: viewtopic.php?f=6&t=4589
by twincitizen
June 5th, 2020, 10:09 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Hiawatha-Lake - Minnehaha - Downtown Longfellow
Replies: 247
Views: 50966

Re: Hiawatha-Lake - Minnehaha - Downtown Longfellow

Moderator note: There is now a dedicated topic for discussing George Floyd's murder, the resulting civil unrest, and ongoing response: https://forum.streets.mn/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=4589 I'd direct more general conversation over there, while focusing conversation here on the physical rebuilding of Hi...