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by exiled_antipodean
March 3rd, 2021, 9:37 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Hennepin Avenue Reconstruction (Douglas to Lake St)
Replies: 297
Views: 23119

Re: Hennepin Avenue Reconstruction (Douglas to Lake St)

My one concern is that the continuous median (mostly good) blocks turns not only into driveways, but also some streets. This is necessary to keep left turners from blocking all traffic and I understand that. The concern is that weird angles and one ways on side streets will make it almost impossibl...
by exiled_antipodean
January 20th, 2021, 1:41 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4694
Views: 477150

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Huge difference between lots of single track, and one point. And if they were willing to consider the radical railroad operation idea of ... checks notes ... signaling and switches they could double track it on the surface, and do the co-location idea. We are, after all, talking about at most a few ...
by exiled_antipodean
January 20th, 2021, 12:15 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4694
Views: 477150

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Probably too late to abandon the tunnel idea, and lay the rail on the surface. We are spending more than $100 million dollars on this tunnel to avoid either * a short section of dedicated single track operation for the LRT, or * having freight rail share track in the same direction no more than 3 ti...
by exiled_antipodean
February 21st, 2020, 9:10 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Stadium Village
Replies: 152
Views: 74243

Re: Stadium Village

New details on the Stadium Village plans from the U
https://www.mndaily.com/article/2020/01 ... pment-plan
by exiled_antipodean
July 13th, 2019, 9:03 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bicycle Infrastructure
Replies: 1646
Views: 176027

Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

Maybe I'm too cynical, but thinking things through doesn't really seem to have been a huge part of the Minneapolis approach to executing a network of safe biking streets. They literally reconstructed 15th Avenue SE 3 years ago, including curb reconstruction, and didn't put in a protected bikeway then.
by exiled_antipodean
July 2nd, 2019, 2:59 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: MSP Airport
Replies: 1273
Views: 188312

Re: MSP Airport

One thing that will help the flight is that connecting from Europe via Dublin you do US clearance there. Not as big of a deal flying into MSP to avoid immigration as other places, but a nice thing to get out of the way.
by exiled_antipodean
June 8th, 2019, 4:05 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Prospect Park - General Topics
Replies: 192
Views: 50007

Re: Prospect Park - General Topics

Depends what you mean by lots, but I have seen a non-trivial number of #3 and #272 labeled Metro Transit buses on there. Plus other U traffic.
by exiled_antipodean
April 16th, 2019, 1:30 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Prospect Park - General Topics
Replies: 192
Views: 50007

Re: Prospect Park - General Topics

That's right — this was initially an effort to stop a rushed redevelopment plan that would have seen people have to leave with no right of return. The idea to historically designate was in response to that. It seems (editorial comment) to have taken on a life of its own now, which is regrettable.
by exiled_antipodean
February 5th, 2019, 4:59 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Shriners Hospital for sale
Replies: 11
Views: 4437

Shriners Hospital for sale

The Shriners Hospital on East River Road (near the Short Line Bridge) is for sale. The website says "Shriners Hospital is ideally situated on over 10 acres between downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul one mile away from the University of MN main campus. The private campus feel is perfectly positioned f...
by exiled_antipodean
January 9th, 2019, 7:01 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: RBC Gateway (Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 519'
Replies: 2058
Views: 300206

Re: Gateway Tower (RBC/Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 503'

Much as we all dream policies change in a process of elections and rational proposals and reviews, they probably more often change in processes like this. Just as RBC really shouldn't care too much about the sign (who picks their wealth mgmt company based on a sign seen from afar?), losing this prop...
by exiled_antipodean
January 9th, 2019, 9:52 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: RBC Gateway (Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 519'
Replies: 2058
Views: 300206

Re: Gateway Tower (RBC/Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 503'

It's a little weird that the Gold Medal Flour and Grain Belt beer signs are beloved all around, and at least in the case of the Gold Medal Flour sign must have received public money to still be there, but no, we can't have any more.
by exiled_antipodean
January 8th, 2019, 9:06 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: RBC Gateway (Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 519'
Replies: 2058
Views: 300206

Re: Gateway Tower (RBC/Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 503'

Hopefully this will be the end of the silly sign ordinance. Lots of places around the world manage to have business names on towers in neon and survive. Minneapolis will too. Totally precious and provincial.
by exiled_antipodean
October 22nd, 2018, 10:00 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: MSP Airport
Replies: 1273
Views: 188312

Re: MSP Airport

Funnily enough the service started after the handover. However, air services is one of the areas that Hong Kong essentially retains jurisdiction over, and they have more liberal rules than the mainland (not hard). Because of this a lot of airlines talk separately about HK and mainland China service....
by exiled_antipodean
September 14th, 2018, 1:31 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Archive Apartments - 110 1st Street N
Replies: 157
Views: 34047

Re: North Loop Development (Not West Elm Hotel & Condos) - 102-120 1st Street N

We need more active alley type spaces like this in Minneapolis. Perfect place for a coffee shop or cocktail bar.
by exiled_antipodean
August 20th, 2018, 11:47 am
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Avenues- Replace Numbers With Names
Replies: 22
Views: 7214

Re: Avenues- Replace Numbers With Names

The strangest one is Minneapolis Ave, a pokey little diagonal two block street in Seward.
by exiled_antipodean
July 23rd, 2018, 3:25 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan
Replies: 217
Views: 54167

Re: Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan

I shared this anecdote over on NUMTOT, and I'll share it here again. In Prospect Park in March there was a freakout about the fourplex proposal. Renters! Livability! A group of us in the n'hood worked the association's committees and processes, and in the end the neighborhood's submission to the cit...
by exiled_antipodean
July 23rd, 2018, 1:45 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan
Replies: 217
Views: 54167

Re: Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan

And from a resident of the Wedge: "The wedge is absorbing too much of the increased density. Why isn't So. Mpls absorbing more?"
by exiled_antipodean
July 23rd, 2018, 1:44 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan
Replies: 217
Views: 54167

Re: Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan

Also from a self-identified SW Minneapolis resident: "Why not increase density in existing moderate income areas?"
by exiled_antipodean
July 23rd, 2018, 1:43 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan
Replies: 217
Views: 54167

Re: Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan

Wasting time browsing the map ... "Changing zoning across from single family homes worth $500,000-$2million dollars is NOT OK without immediate homeowners approval."