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by alleycat
March 26th, 2013, 6:57 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: North Loop Salvation Army
Replies: 31
Views: 6981

Re: North Loop Salvation Army

From some news that came out today a store would be separate, but on Lyndale. I'd presume closer to 42nd.
by alleycat
March 26th, 2013, 10:27 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: North Loop Salvation Army
Replies: 31
Views: 6981

Re: North Loop Salvation Army

I'm not sure if this link works, but on page three you can see that one side abuts a single-family home district that's primarily made up of craftsman homes. This location is also very close to one of my favorite North Minneapolis restaurants (we don't have many), El Burrito Cubano. http://www.faceb...
by alleycat
March 26th, 2013, 10:21 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: North Loop Salvation Army
Replies: 31
Views: 6981

Re: North Loop Salvation Army

Well, number one is the concentration of supportive housing in north. Number two would be the fact that every housing development in north is workforce or low income housing (income levels in much of north are comparable to NE). Another objection is the proximity to Webber Park and housing. We also ...
by alleycat
March 26th, 2013, 9:38 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: North Loop Salvation Army
Replies: 31
Views: 6981

Re: North Loop Salvation Army

I can guarantee this isn't likely to happen in north. People were already coordinating to block this on a very active northside forum hours after this post.
by alleycat
March 25th, 2013, 11:02 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4598
Views: 448396

Re: Southwest Corridor (Green Line Extension)

A nice in-depth piece about the railroad dispute along the Kenilworth section of the SW line by Twin Cities Businsess is up on Minn Post. Maybe the Midtown Greenway alignment isn't dead. http://www.minnpost.com/twin-cities-business/2013/03/will-railroad-company-and-government-dispute-derail-southwes...
by alleycat
March 24th, 2013, 10:23 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: West Broadway Curve - (1920-2022 West Broadway)
Replies: 17
Views: 5752

Re: West Broadway Curve - (1920-2022 West Broadway)

I missed the Jordan housing meeting that Common Bond presented, but I was told that there won't be any roof access. Had I attended, I would've asked what the heck happened to the original plan. I assume they needed to comply with West Broadway Alive.
by alleycat
March 14th, 2013, 12:56 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)
Replies: 1148
Views: 142914

Re: Bottineau Corridor (Blue Line Extension)

I wasn't going to get into it but a better indicator of transit use is residential household density, that is, the number of households in a given area divided by its residential land area. The reason being that the majority of transit trips are taken for work purposes, so it doesn't really matter ...
by alleycat
March 14th, 2013, 12:51 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)
Replies: 1148
Views: 142914

Re: Bottineau Corridor (Blue Line Extension)

I posed this same question to some Met Council planner years ago at some event at the Humphrey institute, and he basically said it's politically impossible to do something like that' You're talking about a forced migration of hundreds of homes, and even though it's different from something like des...
by alleycat
March 14th, 2013, 12:02 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)
Replies: 1148
Views: 142914

Re: Bottineau Corridor (Blue Line Extension)

You're pushing it by claiming a density of over 10k/sq mi - I'd like to see your source on that. I'm surprised at the gross population density in Homewood since the household density is quite low, which of course means the family size in the area is much larger than typical for Mpls. I think it wou...
by alleycat
March 14th, 2013, 12:46 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)
Replies: 1148
Views: 142914

Re: Bottineau Corridor (Blue Line Extension)

Redisciple, Homewood is over 10k per square mile just north of Plymouth. You're telling me that no one is going to walk down from Willard-Homewood or take a connector bus and then ride the LRT to MOA or the U? As for the park and ride, personally I'll bike, but many a GV and a few of my fellow north...
by alleycat
February 22nd, 2013, 11:16 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Vikings Stadium Miscellaneous Discussion
Replies: 1660
Views: 175977

Re: Vikings Stadium

The U plays early season games at the Metrodome and will continue to do so at the new stadium. I guess they have a tournament in the spring every year.
by alleycat
February 19th, 2013, 9:08 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: The Venue at Dinkytown - (14th Avenue SE & 5th Street SE)
Replies: 568
Views: 55822

Re: House of Hanson Site (14th Avenue SE & 5th Street SE)

The Duffy's own the two Victorian structures that sit next to each other behind the pizza shop. I was a tenant in the one next to Duffy's. I'm pretty certain they subsidized the pizza business with the four flats and a studio that are in those two buildings. Even if that is true, is that a problem?...
by alleycat
February 18th, 2013, 9:01 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: The Venue at Dinkytown - (14th Avenue SE & 5th Street SE)
Replies: 568
Views: 55822

Re: House of Hanson Site (14th Avenue SE & 5th Street SE)

The Duffy's own the two Victorian structures that sit next to each other behind the pizza shop. I was a tenant in the one next to Duffy's. I'm pretty certain they subsidized the pizza business with the four flats and a studio that are in those two buildings.
by alleycat
February 17th, 2013, 7:11 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Vikings Stadium Miscellaneous Discussion
Replies: 1660
Views: 175977

Re: Vikings Stadium

What's up with the Minnesotan superiority complex? This a rhetorical question and just something I've noticed living here for the last 9 years. We should be proud of this state, but Wisconsin is our mirror image in most ways. Now let's get back to the Viking's stadium.
by alleycat
February 17th, 2013, 11:57 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Vikings Stadium Miscellaneous Discussion
Replies: 1660
Views: 175977

Re: Vikings Stadium

Well that was Mayor Norquist's POV. It would have left the valley for other development. I still think its a great first impression driving into the city from the west and suits the tailgating, beer swigging culture of my hometown just as Target Field fits our culture. I would never condone Zygi fie...
by alleycat
February 16th, 2013, 11:51 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Vikings Stadium Miscellaneous Discussion
Replies: 1660
Views: 175977

Re: Vikings Stadium

To each his own. I'm a fan of Miller Park. The roof has its issues, but is beautiful.
by alleycat
February 4th, 2013, 6:53 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: North Loop Neighborhood
Replies: 1027
Views: 187152

Re: North Loop Neighborhood

Milwaukee's Third Ward and the adjoining neighborhoods along the Milwaukee River are a step above the North Loop IMO. I love the North Loop, but it's about a decade behind the Third Wards development. The Iron Horse Hotel is amazing.
by alleycat
February 3rd, 2013, 12:18 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Dinkytown
Replies: 420
Views: 102669

Re: Dinkytown

Just realized my first apartment and the college magazine offices I worked at are both in the path of the apartment boom. I still can't believe the UTC wasn't turned into lofts. As for the Victorian that's coming down, it had seen better days.
by alleycat
January 14th, 2013, 8:17 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: MPS Headquarters - (1250 West Broadway)
Replies: 41
Views: 4947

Re: MPS Headquarters - (1250 West Broadway)

The lack of a diverse business base on the north side is a profound issue. Ackerberg/Catalyst did some great rehabs along Broadway, but they charged DT rental rates/sf. They failed miserably when they took over Avenue Eatery. Catalyst knew how to develop, but didn't know how to run a coffee shop. I'...
by alleycat
January 12th, 2013, 3:12 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: MPS Headquarters - (1250 West Broadway)
Replies: 41
Views: 4947

Re: MPS Headquarters - (1250 West Broadway)

This is my fist post here. I've lived in North for 3 years (own a home northwest of Penn and Broadway) and have worked on multiple photography projects on Broadway. I used to live in Stevens Square and Phillips. Most recently I just finished the <a href="http://westbroadway.tumblr.com">West Broadway...