North Loop Neighborhood

Downtown - North Loop - Mill District - Elliot Park - Loring Park
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Re: North Loop Neighborhood

Postby seanrichardryan » March 23rd, 2021, 5:27 pm

The 'Deep Tunnel' to divert the creek was built under downtown in the 1980s due to fear of flooding causing the century old 'cut & cover' tunnel to collapse. Basset now comes out below the falls. The old tunnel collects some excess creek water, and lots of storm water from the North Loop.
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Re: North Loop Neighborhood

Postby seanrichardryan » March 23rd, 2021, 5:35 pm

https://www.mwmo.org/planning/old-bassett-creek-tunnel/

The old tunnel is just below the surface, it was built within the old creek bed.
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Re: North Loop Neighborhood

Postby SurlyLHT » March 23rd, 2021, 6:14 pm

Is there a way this park could include some minor wetlands or filtration system the creek before whatever flow goes through the old tunnel makes it to the river? Seems like anything that cleans water and stores water is valuable due to climate change. There is also a lot of concrete/asphalt in this area. This also would open up new funding mechanisms. Even if the park ended up being a small pond people could walk their dogs around with a small playground or nature play area in a couple corners it would be nice. Seems like there are ways around the smell as well.

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Re: North Loop Neighborhood

Postby grant1simons2 » March 24th, 2021, 2:15 pm

North Loop NA Planning meeting agenda for tonight

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Re: North Loop Neighborhood

Postby seanrichardryan » March 24th, 2021, 2:34 pm

FEDERAL RESERVE BANK
90 HENNEPIN AVE (FENCE REPLACEMENT &
PARKING RAMP)
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Re: North Loop Neighborhood

Postby twincitizen » March 24th, 2021, 3:01 pm

Let’s direct that conversation to the Fed Reserve thread: viewtopic.php?f=13&t=4466&p=159346#p159346

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Re: North Loop Neighborhood

Postby grant1simons2 » March 24th, 2021, 9:25 pm

I thought we fixed giant emojis lol

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Re: North Loop Neighborhood

Postby talindsay » March 25th, 2021, 8:33 am

Why would we fix giant emoji? They're amazing.

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Re: North Loop Neighborhood

Postby seanrichardryan » March 25th, 2021, 2:02 pm

It is a level of detail we usually don't get to see
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Re: North Loop Neighborhood

Postby Nathan » March 25th, 2021, 7:30 pm

They're *iconic* at this point.
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Re: North Loop Neighborhood

Postby MNdible » March 29th, 2021, 12:24 pm

The old tunnel is just below the surface, it was built within the old creek bed.
So, I understand it's not a "deep" tunnel, but I suspect (based on its portal into the Mississippi) that its water level is well below the current surrounding grade.

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Re: North Loop Neighborhood

Postby COLSLAW5 » March 29th, 2021, 12:47 pm

Yea based on the new bus garage site where they uncovered it the bottom of the tunnel is still a good 15 feet below grade


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