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Re: Federal Reserve Riverfront Parking Ramp

Posted: January 11th, 2021, 9:18 am
by grant1simons2
Gonna go ahead and call this a loss of quasi public space. Families take their kids there a lot to just have a wide open flat space to ride their bikes and such. I'd be fine with a building going here, with park space behind, but a security fence? The Fed better reverse this stuff once they have new officials in place.

Re: Federal Reserve Riverfront Parking Ramp

Posted: January 11th, 2021, 11:54 am
by Minneboy
I ran by the Fed's parking lot the other day. It looks like they're installing a security fence around the perimeter of the parking lot.

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Maybe they are just preparing for the upcoming inauguration. We really don't know where these terrorists will strike next.

Re: Federal Reserve Riverfront Parking Ramp

Posted: January 11th, 2021, 1:29 pm
by dajazz
Gonna go ahead and call this a loss of quasi public space. Families take their kids there a lot to just have a wide open flat space to ride their bikes and such. I'd be fine with a building going here, with park space behind, but a security fence? The Fed better reverse this stuff once they have new officials in place.
So instead of using the bike trail that goes right next to this lot people are coming en mass to bike on a parking lot? I’ve never seen it in all my years living a few blocks away and walking/biking by here, maybe I’m just doing it wrong....?

Re: Federal Reserve Riverfront Parking Ramp

Posted: January 11th, 2021, 1:36 pm
by SurlyLHT
Gonna go ahead and call this a loss of quasi public space. Families take their kids there a lot to just have a wide open flat space to ride their bikes and such. I'd be fine with a building going here, with park space behind, but a security fence? The Fed better reverse this stuff once they have new officials in place.
So instead of using the bike trail that goes right next to this lot people are coming en mass to bike on a parking lot? I’ve never seen it in all my years living a few blocks away and walking/biking by here, maybe I’m just doing it wrong....?
I actually did see people using it as open space last time I went by. I think overall part of this is because of the unrest. I wonder if they are going to make the temporary fence around the Fed permanent?

Re: Federal Reserve Riverfront Parking Ramp

Posted: January 11th, 2021, 1:37 pm
by Anondson
Parents take kids to parking lots to give their kids a place to bike in circles and loops all the time near where I live.

Would be an accident waiting to happen to have kids on bikes going in circles on a trail.

Re: Federal Reserve Riverfront Parking Ramp

Posted: January 11th, 2021, 2:38 pm
by grant1simons2
Gonna go ahead and call this a loss of quasi public space. Families take their kids there a lot to just have a wide open flat space to ride their bikes and such. I'd be fine with a building going here, with park space behind, but a security fence? The Fed better reverse this stuff once they have new officials in place.
So instead of using the bike trail that goes right next to this lot people are coming en mass to bike on a parking lot? I’ve never seen it in all my years living a few blocks away and walking/biking by here, maybe I’m just doing it wrong....?
Lived in Velo all summer/fall. I practiced my skateboarding over there, some bike drops. There were families that would let their kids go wild on the push bikes or learn how to unicycle? Hard surface open space is lacking in our city.

Re: Federal Reserve Riverfront Parking Ramp

Posted: January 13th, 2021, 1:08 pm
by dajazz
Walked by this morning, they’ve got an excavator on site and are digging a trench down around the perimeter. Looks like it’ll be permanent.

Re: Federal Reserve Riverfront Parking Ramp

Posted: January 13th, 2021, 2:47 pm
by bubzki2
Any chance Fed is trying to avoid prescriptive easement(s) across the lot? I don't get over here enough to know if this is likely (or legally possible).