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by mister.shoes
October 9th, 2020, 1:56 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Riverfront - Mill Ruins Park - Waterworks
Replies: 246
Views: 33891

Re: Downtown Riverfront - Mill Ruins Park - Waterworks

Secondly: the stairs down to the lower trail from the foot of the Stone Arch bridge have been broken all summer and chained off, but there was no signage directing visitors to use the other set of stairs (closer to the A Mill) that are not blocked off. This MPRB complaint is valid all the time, not...
by mister.shoes
October 9th, 2020, 11:28 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Riverfront - Mill Ruins Park - Waterworks
Replies: 246
Views: 33891

Re: Downtown Riverfront - Mill Ruins Park - Waterworks

We went down on Tuesday after the kids (6yo and 3yo) were done with school. It was awesome. I also wish they'd leave it this way and take out the dam down by Ford Parkway in the process. Some late night digging around revealed the upper lock and dam is needed to maintain a water level sufficient to ...
by mister.shoes
September 23rd, 2020, 11:33 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: George Floyd murder and aftermath
Replies: 96
Views: 5712

Re: George Floyd murder and aftermath

During the Council meeting yesterday the Council was told they were back to square one and may have to place the station outside of the Precinct.
I'm struggling to find more info about this. What were the reasons given?
by mister.shoes
September 14th, 2020, 11:08 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4598
Views: 449339

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Cool. Now they can finish building all those enormous bridges getting built over suburban stroads and wetlands. Every time we visit my SIL in Eden Prairie, I'm astonished at the infrastructure going in along 212.
by mister.shoes
August 4th, 2020, 1:04 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)
Replies: 1159
Views: 144787

Re: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)

The TCB article mentioned using Washington as the "Up" to Broadway's "Over" in place of Lyndale. I found that to be interesting from a geometry PoV... Yeah, I'd love to know what people are thinking, because I had a very hard time imagining how to get the train from Target Field Station to somewher...
by mister.shoes
August 4th, 2020, 10:36 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)
Replies: 1159
Views: 144787

Re: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)

The TCB article mentioned using Washington as the "Up" to Broadway's "Over" in place of Lyndale. I found that to be interesting from a geometry PoV, but don't know enough about the potential political optics of making such a choice. A station around the intersection of Washington and 10th and anothe...
by mister.shoes
July 21st, 2020, 3:28 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: South Nicollet / Kingfield-Lyndale-Tangletown-Windom Neighborhoods
Replies: 176
Views: 30518

Re: South Nicollet / Kingfield-Lyndale-Tangletown-Windom Neighborhoods

Seems like probably not. The units would be a mix of market-rate and affordable apartments, according to project documents. Proposed amenities in the nearly 72,000-square-foot building include a club room and fitness room off the first-floor lobby, rooftop patio and a dog washing area in the basemen...
by mister.shoes
July 21st, 2020, 10:40 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: South Nicollet / Kingfield-Lyndale-Tangletown-Windom Neighborhoods
Replies: 176
Views: 30518

Re: South Nicollet / Kingfield-Lyndale-Tangletown-Windom Neighborhoods

From BizJournals (locked):
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A proposed development in south Minneapolis would replace Curran’s, a neighborhood restaurant run by the same family for over seven decades, with a five-story apartment building.
by mister.shoes
May 15th, 2020, 11:06 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Chicago Avenue Corridor - Powderhorn & Nokomis Area
Replies: 54
Views: 10938

Re: Chicago Avenue Corridor - Powderhorn & Nokomis Area

Aforementioned barber shop is going into the old Bikes and Pieces location. 'Twas a great bike store and I'm glad he's planning to operate out of his home. http://www.bikesandpieces.com The owners of the Pepitos space (it'll always be Pepitos to me #oldman) said they are optimistic they'll be able t...
by mister.shoes
April 27th, 2020, 10:48 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists
Replies: 324
Views: 39272

Re: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists

As a parent of a 5yo and a 2yo I can assure you most of us spent an inordinate amount of time begging our children to keep it down while simultaneously shrinking in embarrassment at some of the things said at high volume.
by mister.shoes
March 9th, 2020, 3:26 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Suburbs - General Topics
Replies: 1051
Views: 157206

Re: Suburbs - General Topics

I dunno. It could really use a drive-in theater.
by mister.shoes
February 13th, 2020, 5:03 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)
Replies: 1159
Views: 144787

Re: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)

I'd be curious to see if the pushback actually is greater now than it was however long ago the original alignments were being debated/chosen. The Green Line has proven wildly successful and the combination of having both Green and Blue is starting to open eyes to the benefits of a proper rail system...
by mister.shoes
January 15th, 2020, 10:32 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Riverfront - Mill Ruins Park - Waterworks
Replies: 246
Views: 33891

Re: Downtown Riverfront - Mill Ruins Park - Waterworks

You are suggesting removing the functioning hydroelectric station that is on the National Register of Historic Places? Not necessarily, no. Just the concrete apron and other in-the-water structures. Maybe. The hydroelectric station requires the vertical water drop the damn/artificial falls provides...
by mister.shoes
January 14th, 2020, 10:38 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Riverfront - Mill Ruins Park - Waterworks
Replies: 246
Views: 33891

Re: Downtown Riverfront - Mill Ruins Park - Waterworks

Tear out all the infrastructure in the water and let it go natural. This is just dumb. A real waterfall transitioning to rapids in the middle of the metro is 1000x more interesting than a walkway around a shitty concrete apron. You are suggesting removing the functioning hydroelectric station that ...
by mister.shoes
January 13th, 2020, 11:36 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Riverfront - Mill Ruins Park - Waterworks
Replies: 246
Views: 33891

Re: Downtown Riverfront - Mill Ruins Park - Waterworks

Tear out all the infrastructure in the water and let it go natural. This is just dumb. A real waterfall transitioning to rapids in the middle of the metro is 1000x more interesting than a walkway around a shitty concrete apron.
by mister.shoes
October 8th, 2019, 8:36 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Future Cars: Electric and Autonomous Vehicles
Replies: 539
Views: 55168

Re: Future Cars: Electric and Autonomous Vehicles

Zero cars, period? Or zero individually-owned cars?
by mister.shoes
October 3rd, 2019, 9:06 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: RBC Gateway (Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 519'
Replies: 2011
Views: 278598

Re: RBC Gateway (Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 519'

Don't all the condo owners have full access to the Four Seasons amenities? So while it's a 20% decrease in hotel rooms, the increase in condos is from 22 to 36 is quite significant. Those residents will theoretically need the hotel staff year-round instead of at whatever occupancy rate a place like ...
by mister.shoes
August 29th, 2019, 8:58 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Ayd Mill Road
Replies: 163
Views: 28536

Re: Ayd Mill Road

I'm but one sparse user (it was more often when my now-wife lived in StP), but I think I've traveled the full length only a handful of times. Virtually every other trip has been between Grand and 35E.