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by Qhaberl
June 7th, 2019, 5:48 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Lowa46 - 46th & Hiawatha Cub Foods Mixed Use
Replies: 108
Views: 32234

Re: Lowa46 - 46th & Hiawatha Cub Foods Mixed Use

I get it, we're hardcore urbanists, but not every single building has to be multi-story and mixed use, especially when part of a larger vision that does include two apartment buildings and lots of other commercial space. Sure, it would be neat if they put a floor of office space above it, but addin...
by Qhaberl
June 3rd, 2019, 9:14 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nicollet 301 - 20 stories - 241'
Replies: 36
Views: 8196

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

That’s awesome, that would be the additional tower just north of the current one near Nicollet Mall, correct?


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by Qhaberl
June 1st, 2019, 7:56 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: The Expo - 215 2nd St SE (285' - 26 Stories)
Replies: 130
Views: 35416

Re: The Expo - 215 2nd St SE (285' - 26 Stories)

Should we put the conversation about the blocks to the east of this development into their own thread?


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by Qhaberl
May 31st, 2019, 6:34 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Brainstorming: reimagine Franklin Avenue between Hennepin and Bloomington
Replies: 8
Views: 1009

Re: Brainstorming: reimagine Franklin Avenue between Hennepin and Bloomington

I realize that these types of redevelopment take time, but let’s take the time now to think about what we want this area to look like in 20 years.


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by Qhaberl
May 31st, 2019, 6:32 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Brainstorming: reimagine Franklin Avenue between Hennepin and Bloomington
Replies: 8
Views: 1009

Re: Brainstorming: reimagine Franklin Avenue between Hennepin and Bloomington

Along with thinking about reimagining Franklin Avenue, here are some screenshots of some places along the Corredor that could be re-developed. It would be really cool to see a form based overlay District along Franklin Avenue. This type of overlay District, or zone, depending on how you look at it, ...
by Qhaberl
May 31st, 2019, 6:31 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Brainstorming: reimagine Franklin Avenue between Hennepin and Bloomington
Replies: 8
Views: 1009

Re: Brainstorming: reimagine Franklin Avenue between Hennepin and Bloomington

Along with thinking about reimagining Franklin Avenue, here are some screenshots of some places along the Corredor that could be re-developed. It would be really cool to see a form based overlay District along Franklin Avenue. This type of overlay District, or zone, depending on how you look at it, ...
by Qhaberl
May 31st, 2019, 6:15 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Brainstorming: reimagine Franklin Avenue between Hennepin and Bloomington
Replies: 8
Views: 1009

Brainstorming: reimagine Franklin Avenue between Hennepin and Bloomington

I have been reading a lot about the use and implementation of form based code. Within these readings, I picked up information about different Corredor projects. Franklin Avenue is definitely an urban corridor. If my understanding is correct, Franklin Avenue is also a county or state road. This means...
by Qhaberl
May 30th, 2019, 12:04 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Art and Architecture Building Development - 3338 University Ave SE - 14 Stories / 155'
Replies: 111
Views: 36553

Re: Art and Architecture Building Development - 3338 University Ave SE - 14 Stories / 155'

Interesting, I wonder what this means for the redevelopment. Wasn’t there some kind of civil action going before the courts related to this project? It had something to do with blocking the view from the witches hat.


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by Qhaberl
May 29th, 2019, 1:56 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Southdale Area - Edina
Replies: 753
Views: 114235

Re: Southdale Area Development - Edina

Not saying that this is what it will end up being, but a strip of marking on concrete indicating it as a bicycle/pedestrian trail, does not count. You’re still having to go through the same old parking lot.


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by Qhaberl
May 29th, 2019, 1:36 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Southdale Area - Edina
Replies: 753
Views: 114235

Re: Southdale Area Development - Edina

Still don’t like it. I get that they’re trying to transform Southdale, but there’s absolutely no reason for the library to be at the back of the parking lot. The bike and pedestrian connection is great, but I have no guarantee as to what form it will take. I think they’re making a huge mistake in no...
by Qhaberl
May 29th, 2019, 11:47 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Highland Bridge: Ford Site Redevelopment
Replies: 77
Views: 24849

Re: Ford Site Redevelopment

I’m very excited about the redevelopment of the Ford site, but I have a question to pose to people on the Fourm. Do others think the Ford site would’ve been a great testing ground for a true form based code? I’m talking about a code that focuses on building a form first, and specific uses second? Th...
by Qhaberl
May 21st, 2019, 6:15 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4598
Views: 448759

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)


I just want to make sure I understand this correctly, the track being delivered in this video is for the relocated freight rail, correct?


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by Qhaberl
May 16th, 2019, 6:14 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4598
Views: 448759

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

My opinion: totally understand not having much sympathy. This group of people has been trying to stop the project from the very beginning. I feel like the project has made some compromises in their favor; the shallow tunnel that will keep trains running basically underground. Sent from my iPhone usi...
by Qhaberl
May 15th, 2019, 4:31 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4598
Views: 448759

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Did not know that about the greenline not receiving its funding until two years after construction started. It sounds like starting construction before full funding is in place is standard practice. So a petition was sent to the governor, what’s next? When are the trees actually supposed to be remov...
by Qhaberl
May 15th, 2019, 10:38 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4598
Views: 448759

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

What are the chances the tree cutting in the Kenilworth Corridor is delayed? A petition with 2,900 signatures was delivered to Walz’s office asking to delay the tree cutting until funding is 100% certain (even though at this point it’s very near certain we’ll get the funding). Near certainty is gre...
by Qhaberl
May 15th, 2019, 10:35 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4598
Views: 448759

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

I can actually respect that. Why is the funding not 100% yet? I would favor not cutting trees until we have the written agreement from the FTA. Why have we not gotten the 100% guarantee?


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by Qhaberl
May 15th, 2019, 4:20 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4598
Views: 448759

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Might be an obvious question, but does the full weekend closure have to do with the amount of time it takes to repair the tracks? Could the repairs be done quicker if there were more manpower?


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by Qhaberl
May 14th, 2019, 9:57 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: RBC Gateway (Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 519'
Replies: 2011
Views: 278325

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

Could someone post a link to the latest images of the project? This project is going through so many iterations, that it’s hard to keep track of which are the latest.
by Qhaberl
May 14th, 2019, 8:35 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4598
Views: 448759

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Thanks for the info! It seems like we have this problem after every winter. Are there any innovations being made to prevent these types of cracks from occurring in the tracks? I saw that they were working on the University skyway the other day when I was there. Asking the above question, about the r...
by Qhaberl
May 13th, 2019, 6:53 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4598
Views: 448759

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Not Southwest light rail related, but I wasn’t sure where to put it. What kind of trackwork are they doing downtown this weekend? Didn’t they do a whole bunch of work on the tracks downtown last year?


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