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by editcostarica
April 27th, 2021, 10:03 am
Forum: Greater Minnesota
Topic: Mayo Expansion Proposal - Rochester
Replies: 137
Views: 38876

Re: Mayo Expansion Proposal - Rochester

Nice to see a little funk added to a vacant lot.
by editcostarica
January 8th, 2021, 11:26 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: The Gradient Apartments - 1509 Marshall Avenue
Replies: 6
Views: 2028

Re: Union Flats- 1509 Marshall Ave

Marshall from Snelling to Hamline is such a sad sight. I hope this helps because it probably can't make it any worse.
It is a rather forlorn stretch of light industrial. I'm hopeful this will inject more life into that area.
by editcostarica
December 30th, 2020, 4:52 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Alatus Development - 411-417 Lexington Pkwy (MNDOT Snowpile site)
Replies: 32
Views: 7470

Re: Alatus Development - 411-417 Lexington Pkwy (MNDOT Snowpile site)

I live near this spot, and I hope it goes in. NIMBY discussion will ultimately revolve around affordable housing (read: anti-gentrification) and a few folks will wonder about parking.
by editcostarica
January 9th, 2020, 11:00 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Shady Oak Station Area - Hopkins/Minnetonka
Replies: 13
Views: 1760

Re: Minnetonka Area – General Topics

Shady, indeed.
by editcostarica
May 9th, 2016, 3:00 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Buses vs Rail and Cars vs Transit
Replies: 80
Views: 8369

Re: Downtown Parking

The Victory Ramp in downtown St Paul is a good example of a mixed-use ramp. From south to north, there's a little bodega, ramp entrance, small print shop, ramp exit, and a restaurant. It's the only ramp around that I find doesn't completely suck the life out of the block.
by editcostarica
April 5th, 2016, 1:18 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Saint Paul - General Topics
Replies: 609
Views: 172554

Re: Saint Paul - General Topics

St Paul's population peaked in 1960 when it had 313,411 residents; the low point was 1980, when the number dipped to 270,230. I bet much of that dip was smaller household sizes after children grew out of the house. I think you're right. Average household size in 1960 was almost 3.5 people; today it...
by editcostarica
April 2nd, 2016, 10:10 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Saint Paul - General Topics
Replies: 609
Views: 172554

Re: Saint Paul - General Topics

St Paul's population peaked in 1960 when it had 313,411 residents; the low point was 1980, when the number dipped to 270,230.
by editcostarica
April 2nd, 2016, 10:06 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: [Archived] Uptown Retail & Restaurant News 2012-17
Replies: 1427
Views: 195523

Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

Dunn Bros on Lake & Bryant is dunn...and is apparently now "Carley Coffee" https://www.facebook.com/Carley-Coffee- ... cation=ufi
Sounds like this one's a Dunn deal.
by editcostarica
March 17th, 2016, 12:17 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: East of Pascal, West of Lexington, north of I-94
Replies: 20
Views: 2773

Re: East of Pascal, West of Lexington, north of I-94

I haven't been by there lately. What is that land currently being used for? From what I can remember, nothing.
Ostensibly it's used for parking as they are paved, marked lots. But in my five years in Frogtown, I've never seen Target's parking overflow all the way to University.
by editcostarica
February 2nd, 2016, 4:08 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Rana Village - 2900 Pleasant Ave
Replies: 28
Views: 5715

Re: Rana Village - 2900 Pleasant Ave

Beautiful Frog Wound Village it is.
by editcostarica
February 2nd, 2016, 11:43 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Rana Village - 2900 Pleasant Ave
Replies: 28
Views: 5715

Re: Rana Village - 2900 Pleasant Ave

I can't get past the name: "rana" in Spanish is "frog," so this sounds like Frogtown to me.
by editcostarica
August 27th, 2014, 2:09 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Green Line LRT
Replies: 1286
Views: 13093

Re: Green Line (Central Corridor LRT)

I'm just going to eat somewhere around the stadium village. Got off at Victoria and got yelled at by a group saying "eh white boy go back to linden hills." While I hope this is not the case, I highly doubt that anyone around University and Victoria would urge you to return to Linden Hills. I'm of S...
by editcostarica
July 2nd, 2013, 3:15 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Ford Plant Redevelopment [archive - locked]
Replies: 124
Views: 39302

Re: Ford Twin Cities Assembly Plant site

Talinsday, I think you're right. Still, the dreamer in me wishes the City would withhold a couple of blocks with lot-size limits to allow for a unique, modern infill akin to the great commercial strips of old. Can you imagine a three-block stretch with four to eight small-scale buildings on either s...
by editcostarica
May 17th, 2013, 5:01 pm
Forum: Photography
Topic: Density
Replies: 2
Views: 4225

Re: Density

Those are great pics that artistically illustrate life amid 67,000 souls per square mile.
by editcostarica
February 26th, 2013, 2:01 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown-LynLake-Wedge - News & General Topics
Replies: 1281
Views: 200837

Re: Uptown Projects Map

I know what you mean, min-chi-cbus. Anything that disrupts the status quo garners a flurry of worried questions from the local culture, and the press report more on the man-on-the-street level, and less with the bigger picture in mind.
by editcostarica
February 20th, 2013, 11:48 pm
Forum: Cities Around the World
Topic: Chicago
Replies: 157
Views: 25673

Re: Chicago: Wicker Park

Some nice shots there!
by editcostarica
January 14th, 2013, 11:35 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: MPS Headquarters - (1250 West Broadway)
Replies: 41
Views: 5057

Re: MPS Headquarters - (1250 West Broadway)

At the same time the housing stock is very good. Compared to NE and south you get a quality home with the historic detailing intact. Demographics are shifting and perhaps the crime and business environment will improve. It's going to be slow going. Exactly! I've cleaned out many foreclosed homes in...
by editcostarica
December 17th, 2012, 10:51 am
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: Block E (archive)
Replies: 351
Views: 51594

Re: Block E

Yes, fotoapparatic, call signs east of the Mississippi begin with "W", and those west all start with "K."
by editcostarica
December 4th, 2012, 12:27 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Episcopal Homes - (1890 University Avenue)
Replies: 33
Views: 10833

Re: 1890 University Ave (former Porky's site)

This looks like it might stymie activity directly in front of the platform.