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by twincitizen
September 15th, 2021, 8:16 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Blue Line Extension - Bottineau LRT
Replies: 1437
Views: 177338

Re: Blue Line Extension - Bottineau LRT

Here's this morning's committee presentation: https://metrocouncil.org/getdoc/68cf54f7-76ef-4a18-8870-88c221d31d24/Presentation.aspx Looks like the line will be elevated at North Memorial Hospital. Considerations to build at diamond at Bottineau and Bass Lake Road. Bottineau would be elevated, but ...
by twincitizen
September 14th, 2021, 3:17 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Google Maps, Apple Maps, etc.
Replies: 240
Views: 50198

Re: Google Maps, Apple Maps, etc.

Some Streetview has been updated to July 2021: https://www.google.com/maps/@44.9482747 ... 384!8i8192
by twincitizen
September 14th, 2021, 3:01 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Phillips-East Phillips-Ventura Village General Topics
Replies: 5
Views: 1210

Re: Phillips-East Phillips-Ventura Village General Topics

Since we have a topic, I have an idea: The whole Phillips community (which was always just called Phillips, but since 2002 has been segmented into west, midtown, east and Ventura Village*) should be re-branded as "Midtown". We already seem to have applied that name to the entire stretch of Lake Stre...
by twincitizen
September 3rd, 2021, 11:27 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Orange Line / 35W@94: Downtown to Crosstown Project
Replies: 955
Views: 126225

Re: Orange Line / 35W@94: Downtown to Crosstown Project

^ Looks like overhead transmission lines running through the site would get in the way of anything along Knox in the parking lot near Hyvee. That parking lot east of the liquor store certainly could be developed, but I don't see that as likely. Wondering about traffic pattern changes, my guess is th...
by twincitizen
September 2nd, 2021, 3:15 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Beltline Station Area – St. Louis Park
Replies: 51
Views: 9135

Re: Beltline Station Area – St. Louis Park

As long as I've been aware of SWLRT and planning/development in general, as well as being an Excelsior & Grand fanboy, I've believed that there needs to be more intentional thinking/planning for how to get folks from E&G to the station. At about 3/4-mile from the center of E&G (and not exactly direc...
by twincitizen
September 2nd, 2021, 1:48 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Latest Census Estimates and Met Council Projections
Replies: 204
Views: 23893

Re: Latest Census Estimates and Met Council Projections

That was my first thought. Even though the Census count date is April 1 (barely two weeks into the pandemic from Minnesota's perspective), it would have been extra difficult to do any follow-up counts for people who hadn't completed theirs online prior to that date, due to so many students having mo...
by twincitizen
September 2nd, 2021, 1:10 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Orange Line / 35W@94: Downtown to Crosstown Project
Replies: 955
Views: 126225

Re: Orange Line / 35W@94: Downtown to Crosstown Project

As large pieces of property in the inner metro become more scarce and valuable, I kinda wonder why these large dealerships don't buy cheap land in Elko-Newmarket or East Bethel or wherever for inventory purposes, reducing the amount of paved asphalt they own along prime freeway corridors like 494 an...
by twincitizen
September 1st, 2021, 3:17 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Latest Census Estimates and Met Council Projections
Replies: 204
Views: 23893

Re: Latest Census Estimates and Met Council Projections

Also, it's interesting to compare actual 2020 numbers to Met Council's 2019 estimates (upthread). Minneapolis, St. Paul, and Bloomington all came up short of 2019 estimates, while Brooklyn Park and Plymouth actually exceeded them, BP significantly so. It's tempting to run to the talking points of "t...
by twincitizen
September 1st, 2021, 3:10 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Latest Census Estimates and Met Council Projections
Replies: 204
Views: 23893

Re: Latest Census Estimates and Met Council Projections

I saw Minneapolis' 2020 results in the city-specific thread , but I'm surprised no one yet has posted other numbers. Met Council's 2020 Census home is here https://metrocouncil.org/Data-and-Maps/Research-and-Data/Census-Data.aspx with data available in PDF and .xls forms. They have an interactive ma...
by twincitizen
September 1st, 2021, 10:32 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Rice Creek Commons (TCAAP site) - Arden Hills
Replies: 90
Views: 15779

Re: Rice Creek Commons (TCAAP site) - Arden Hills

There was a blurb on this development in yesterday's Axios newsletter: https://www.axios.com/arden-hills-ramse ... f7707.html
by twincitizen
August 31st, 2021, 3:36 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Blue Line Extension - Bottineau LRT
Replies: 1437
Views: 177338

Re: Blue Line Extension - Bottineau LRT

Bump. I just reiterated a bunch of my comments from the earlier round. -Supportive of further study of the yellow/red link through Metro Transit property. The potential ridership from a station at Washington/10th/Plymouth is simply too high to discount this option, unless we're certain it isn't feas...
by twincitizen
August 31st, 2021, 1:47 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)
Replies: 2530
Views: 331153

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

Does anyone know when Metro Transit plans to have all Route 7 trips extend to Cedar Point Commons in Richfield? Somewhat recently they extended the non-rush hour trips to 66th/Richfield Parkway, but not rush hour trips (ostensibly because there are other transfer options during rush hours?) Any chan...
by twincitizen
August 31st, 2021, 1:39 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Northeast and Southeast Minneapolis - General Topics
Replies: 867
Views: 114052

Re: Northeast and Southeast Minneapolis - General Topics

Obviously calling 14th Ave NE "downtown" is laughable, but I do think at some point the City should formally acknowledge that the east riverfront, from Nicollet Island / BNSF tracks down to 35W is a neighborhood of greater downtown, just as much (if not more so) as the furthest reaches of North Loop...
by twincitizen
August 31st, 2021, 1:29 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: B Line Lake St Rapid Bus, Midtown Rail Transit
Replies: 672
Views: 77916

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

The more important question is, does any unit of government formally support rail in the greenway? I don't mean "are not opposed", I mean they formally support it, are going to pay for it, and have amended Met Council's Transitway Corridor Plan to include the line, specifically as rail. The answer t...
by twincitizen
August 31st, 2021, 12:36 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: The Larking - 800 Park - 17 stories - 172'
Replies: 101
Views: 31619

Re: The Larking - 800 Park - 17 stories - 172'

I think that a lot about when I think about the pros and cons of my neighborhood and having bought a condo and the sunk costs there. I feel like there are for sure people who bought $600,000 condos in Grant Park in 2006 thinking the area was going to look like Chicago any day now, and 15 years late...
by twincitizen
August 31st, 2021, 12:26 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Highland Bridge: Ford Site Redevelopment
Replies: 126
Views: 37504

Re: Highland Bridge: Ford Site Redevelopment

I could see an arena going in the far southern end of the site, where the future uses are less certain, and urban form isn't as paramount (e.g. some surface parking would be fine, actually). Specifically Block 34 which is noted as "100k sq. ft. light office (2028)", which for obvious reasons will li...
by twincitizen
August 11th, 2021, 5:49 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Orange Line / 35W@94: Downtown to Crosstown Project
Replies: 955
Views: 126225

Re: Orange Line / 35W@94: Downtown to Crosstown Project

While I certainly understand the desire to remove stoplights and turns from a rider experience perspective (that is, riders going past this station to/from Burnsville, which is not a lot!), you also must consider what your trip generators and walk-shed are for the station placement. And here that’s ...
by twincitizen
August 11th, 2021, 5:37 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: B Line Lake St Rapid Bus, Midtown Rail Transit
Replies: 672
Views: 77916

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

What does that mean for the section between ~28th Avenue and the River, which under the “medium alternative” was slated to get a 4-3 conversion and bike lanes, and doesn’t really need full bus lanes due to low traffic congestion?
by twincitizen
July 27th, 2021, 11:38 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Hiawatha-Minnehaha Corridor - General Topics
Replies: 243
Views: 80958

Re: Hiawatha-Minnehaha Corridor - General Topics

Website with floor plans and rents: https://theshalempls.com/floor-plans Sub-$1100 for studios. $1275 for a 575 sq. ft. 1br on the 2nd-4th floors, not bad IMO. The building doesn't have much in the way of amenities, but what a location. Nothing will ever get built between this and the park. Can't im...
by twincitizen
July 23rd, 2021, 8:29 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Street, Road and Highway Projects
Replies: 1172
Views: 199022

Re: Street, Road and Highway Projects

I split the Lyndale 4-3 (and Bryan reconstruction) conversation into it's own thread: viewtopic.php?f=18&t=4670