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by Andrew_F
February 6th, 2015, 9:40 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Freight Rail News and Happenings
Replies: 144
Views: 21605

Re: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)

Is there any desire to cap the railroad trench through downtown and old St. Anthony (by Superior Plating)
On the downtown side it's a contributing feature to the Warehouse Historic District.
by Andrew_F
January 29th, 2015, 10:16 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: SSC Appreciation Thread
Replies: 333
Views: 2090

Re: SSC Appreciation Thread

I managed to resist ever reading SSC or really getting involved in any of this consortium stuff, but good god these last few days have been entertaining to watch.
by Andrew_F
January 27th, 2015, 10:30 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News
Replies: 1213
Views: 189391

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

It will be interesting to see how many of them City Center is able to relocate down to the 15k of vacant space past the GNC. It's hard to say how much of the traffic on the east end of City Center is due to the restaurants and how much is due to the natural crossroads in the skyway. Perhaps with May...
by Andrew_F
January 21st, 2015, 8:14 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: MSP to Rochester High Speed Rail
Replies: 466
Views: 62519

Re: Zip Rail to Rochester

It would be nice if it was built in such a way that you could also run slower but more local service on the line, I don't really know what European best practices are for that, but I'm sure they do it all over. Besides perhaps a second Dakota Co stop a bit closer in, what's the point of local servi...
by Andrew_F
January 15th, 2015, 7:20 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: A Line - Arterial Rapid Bus
Replies: 477
Views: 54779

Re: "A Line" Snelling Avenue Arterial Bus

There's probably good reason that they're just going to use regular TV monitors instead of proprietary LED message boards. I mean, we have the NexTrip thing available for each stop number...it does seem to be the smartest way to go. Definitely aesthetically superior to an LED message board. Plus, s...
by Andrew_F
January 14th, 2015, 12:13 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Stress relief
Replies: 222
Views: 25704

Re: Stress relief

A Metro Transit spokesman said the agency loves that a dog appreciates public transit.

http://www.startribune.com/nation/288350731.html
by Andrew_F
January 14th, 2015, 12:10 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)
Replies: 2415
Views: 285755

Re: Public Transit News and Happenings

I would however be interested in pinching and pulling at the fringes of those qualifiers, to see if you could get a bigger network with a 6:30-6:30 window of service, instead of 6am-7pm, or by easing or eliminating the Saturday requirement. What if the Saturday requirement was 30-minutes?? I think ...
by Andrew_F
January 9th, 2015, 12:58 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Soo Line Building Apartments - (501 Marquette Avenue)
Replies: 190
Views: 36902

Re: Soo Line Building Apartments - (501 Marquette Avenue)

I was also taken aback the first time I went through the public spaces of the building. Disrespectful is a good way to describe it.
by Andrew_F
December 31st, 2014, 10:16 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Star Tribune
Replies: 233
Views: 27630

Re: Star Tribune

My initial online-only deal was something like $5 for 8 weeks. I cancelled that once they charged me the regular rate, which is way too high. They continued to beg for my return with email offers, and eventually I jumped on one that was like $20 or $25 for 6 months of access, plus TWO FREE STATE FA...
by Andrew_F
December 31st, 2014, 10:01 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Star Tribune
Replies: 233
Views: 27630

Re: Star Tribune

Paying the rack rate for the Strib is ridiculous. I just renewed for another year of online access for $20. I would have paid up to $60-80, but that's what they offered me. After an initial renewal invoice for ~$140 for a year. Paying for journalism is important, but so is getting a good deal. Curi...
by Andrew_F
December 17th, 2014, 5:28 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: RBC Gateway (Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 519'
Replies: 2011
Views: 278318

Re: Nicollet Hotel Block

But I still see no evidence tall buildings visually draw people to a certain location in an urban environment. I will say that every time I have been to Michigan Ave, I have specifically walked to the north end, where there isn't much but the Hancock Tower. Sorry, but those buildings kind of prove ...
by Andrew_F
December 12th, 2014, 6:17 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Accessory Dwelling Units
Replies: 126
Views: 18895

Re: Accessory Dwelling Units

I don't have a list in front of me right now, but there are a whole host of suburbs and smaller cities that allow ADUs-- though with heavy restrictions that really make them a whole different animal than what is being proposed in Minneapolis and the sort of examples that most of us picture when we t...
by Andrew_F
December 10th, 2014, 10:21 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News
Replies: 1213
Views: 189391

Re: Downtown Retail News

If this ends up being 24hr (or at least open to 11 or 12, as opposed to 8 at the current Walgreens), it would be huge for downtown's livability. With the residential and hotel growth on this end of downtown, I could see it. A large convenience store with good hours within easy walking distance is a ...
by Andrew_F
November 14th, 2014, 6:42 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Stress relief
Replies: 222
Views: 25704

Re: Stress relief

Very well done.

I did once see a woman bring two live chickens on a public bus (they were in cages).
by Andrew_F
November 13th, 2014, 8:04 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Nord Haus - 315 1st Ave NE (208' - 20 Stories)
Replies: 617
Views: 111693

Re: Superior Plating site

On that note, did anyone outside of Jacob Frey and a few neighborhood group members ever see DLC's rejected "500-unit/6-story" proposal? Local media never got around to sharing renderings. Are you sure? I feel like there was a vague rendering floating around while it was in the news. I'm recalling ...
by Andrew_F
November 11th, 2014, 12:34 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Tenants Rights
Replies: 13
Views: 1428

Re: Tenants Rights

I think it was down a good portion of day... I was unable to connect this morning.
by Andrew_F
October 20th, 2014, 11:58 pm
Forum: Cities Around the World
Topic: Chicago
Replies: 157
Views: 25020

Re: Chicago

It's a lot of fun! The lines get kind of long at a some of the sites (I waited well over an hour each for Tribune and Jewlers two years ago), but at least the event is doing well. This year I made it to 190 LaSalle, Board of Trade, Union Station, Old Republic, Chicago Temple (my only repeat that I c...
by Andrew_F
October 9th, 2014, 1:51 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Latitude 45 - 301 Washington Avenue South
Replies: 374
Views: 76052

Re: Latitude 45 - (301 Washington Avenue South)

There apparently was (is?) an existing tunnel connecting the two Strib buildings.

EDIT: Sorry, just looked at the PDF -- this clearly isn't what was being referred to.
Off topic at this point, but yes, there was one.
by Andrew_F
September 30th, 2014, 4:48 pm
Forum: Cities Around the World
Topic: Chicago
Replies: 157
Views: 25020

Re: Chicago

For me it was an article about this weekend's gun violence: 40 wounded, 5 dead. Damn. If you aren't familiar: http://heyjackass.com/ Back on topic: I have never understood this project. Then again, I have never understood any (able-bodied) person who will do an intermodal transfer to go such a shor...
by Andrew_F
September 18th, 2014, 4:36 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Cards Against Urbanity
Replies: 6
Views: 643

Cards Against Urbanity

I'm sure a few of you have seen this already, but after seeing "the City Council recently banned the word "vibrant"" in the pitch video, I had to share it here.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/91 ... t-urbanity