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by bubzki2
September 16th, 2021, 8:22 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Twin Cities' National and Global Image
Replies: 1002
Views: 111149

Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

If you're into driving a LOT and ... white pastoralism, Chanhassen is tops!

It's a pleasant place, sure, but you're in your car way, way too much if you live there.

Perhaps ironically, they'll soon be fairly close to the terminus of one of the metro's premier transit lines.
by bubzki2
September 16th, 2021, 8:16 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Saint Paul Districts and Neighborhoods
Replies: 3
Views: 333

Re: Saint Paul Districts and Neighborhoods

I can hardly even name my own neighborhood in St. Paul. Union Park (District Council) -- boring, nondescript name, Merriam Park -- better, but associated with the uppity areas north of St. Thomas and around the park itself, Snelling-Hamline -- two ... parallel roads(?). This is a great project for s...
by bubzki2
September 10th, 2021, 1:09 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Saint Paul - General Topics
Replies: 625
Views: 187678

Re: Saint Paul - General Topics

Nic. mall is fine, just needs more people and programming. The city did botch their cost-cutting, though.
by bubzki2
September 3rd, 2021, 7:34 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Highland Bridge: Ford Site Redevelopment
Replies: 126
Views: 37504

Re: Highland Bridge: Ford Site Redevelopment

Talking with the Pulte site foreman, the rowhomes will have EVSE availability as an option. He did not know the amperage off the top of his head. Hopefully 60 or 80, and honestly I think the feature should be standard. 5 years from now it will be. Installing at minimum 50A breaker and a 14-50 outle...
by bubzki2
August 20th, 2021, 8:23 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Stillwater Development News
Replies: 43
Views: 8207

Re: Stillwater Development News

Location? Is this by the courthouse?
by bubzki2
August 19th, 2021, 9:38 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: 695 Grand (Dixies - Saji-Ya site) - 5 stories, 81 units
Replies: 21
Views: 3913

Re: 695 Grand (Dixies - Saji-Ya site) - 5 stories, 81 units

The coalitions of city council support for this vs. the frankly very similar Alatus project is worth reviewing. We're more okay with a less affordable project in an already wealthy area. And this project required actually tearing something existing down.
by bubzki2
August 12th, 2021, 1:35 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: 695 Grand (Dixies - Saji-Ya site) - 5 stories, 81 units
Replies: 21
Views: 3913

Re: 695 Grand (Dixies - Saji-Ya site) - 5 stories, 81 units

Any reason to think this would get different treatment from Mayor Carter as the Alatus project? I almost wonder with Noecker apparently now opposed if there might be a 5-2 supermajority to overrule the Mayor on a potential veto. Different neighborhood and circumstances, obviously.
by bubzki2
August 10th, 2021, 10:15 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Suburbs - General Topics
Replies: 1080
Views: 190690

Re: Suburbs - General Topics

Did that Strib expose even mention condominiums? That seems like the "half-measure" that could be affordable to more people at entry level, and might allow eventual SFH ownership (once equity is accumulated) if so desired.
by bubzki2
July 28th, 2021, 12:35 pm
Forum: Greater Minnesota
Topic: Greater Minnesota job market / employment news
Replies: 14
Views: 8569

Re: Greater Minnesota job market / employment news

Grand Marais does have high-speed internet now, though. More mobility to work remotely could lead some to move there full-time or nearly so. I considered it, but too many attachments locally for me.
by bubzki2
July 27th, 2021, 11:34 am
Forum: Greater Minnesota
Topic: Greater Minnesota job market / employment news
Replies: 14
Views: 8569

Re: Greater Minnesota job market / employment news

Grand Marais has had a well known, house-of-cards staffing problem for years. Those J-1 visas were never really a solution. Now their staffing issues are apparently laid bare. Besides Mr. Backlund buying a house/building to put employees in, it's hard to see a direct solution here. The whole region ...
by bubzki2
July 23rd, 2021, 12:48 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Lyndale 4-3 Conversion and Bryant Avenue Reconstruction
Replies: 33
Views: 1185

Re: Lyndale 4-3 Conversion and Bryant Avenue Reconstruction

And recall Nicollet at some point will add another gridded N-S route in the area.
by bubzki2
July 22nd, 2021, 10:25 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: St. Paul Public Schools
Replies: 3
Views: 1423

Re: St. Paul Public Schools

Considering all the young families moving to my neighborhood in St. Paul, I don't know if that makes this more concerning or hopefully just a passing trend... certainly not great for optics.
by bubzki2
July 20th, 2021, 10:45 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Duffey 2.0 - 3rd St N
Replies: 40
Views: 7646

Re: Duffey 2.0 - 3rd St N

I guess in 50 years we can cut holes in the ramp for windows and make it more housing.
by bubzki2
July 19th, 2021, 1:51 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: MSP to Rochester High Speed Rail
Replies: 469
Views: 68868

Re: MSP to Rochester High Speed Rail

Agreed. Slower, less direct routes might not serve the many thousands of daily commuters, but Mayo patients and Rochester residents might make trips to the Cities regularly and may not want to take a car (sporting events, etc.) Honestly, taking a train for this route would fit us as a family too.
by bubzki2
July 16th, 2021, 1:33 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Highland Bridge: Ford Site Redevelopment
Replies: 126
Views: 37504

Re: Highland Bridge: Ford Site Redevelopment

^ Yes, and Stillwater also recently installed a number of automobile scale lighting posts at Lowell Park by the riverfront. They are frequently flooded during high-water times, too.
by bubzki2
July 15th, 2021, 9:22 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Saint Paul - General Topics
Replies: 625
Views: 187678

Re: Saint Paul - General Topics

"The most livable city"

Highland Park homeowners sue St. Paul over construction project

https://www.startribune.com/highland-pa ... 600078063/
by bubzki2
June 30th, 2021, 10:02 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Midtown Greenway Trail [not the transit thread]
Replies: 102
Views: 19050

Re: Midtown Greenway Trail [not the transit thread]

Response to my message urging MnDOT to leverage bridge repair subsidy to bring railroad to negotiating table for Greenway extension received from MnDOT commissioner Margaret Anderson Kelliher. I reverted with a detailed list of reasons why this response is an utter cop-out. *** Thank you for contact...
by bubzki2
June 17th, 2021, 10:07 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: O2 - Washington/Portland Mixed Use - 20 stories - 226'
Replies: 85
Views: 21553

Re: Washington and Portland Mixed Use - 20 stories - 226'

How about they put their old 200 Central tower at the Convention Center site. Honestly with how Eleven is apparently selling, I hope that the other condo towers can get some traction soon.