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William Lindeke

Saint Paul, MN
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Posted on 12/19/14 at 12:12 pm in response to Student-housing changes in the Twin Cities mirror trends elsewhere

I certainly agree that it's part of the picture. One of my points is that student housing has been more expensive than it "should be" for some time.

To me, the larger picture around debt is ever increasing tuition.

Posted on 12/18/14 at 12:47 pm in response to St. Paul City Council votes for rare override of mayor's veto

Saint Paul is leaving a LOT of money with its parking policies. (See: http://www.minnpost.com/cityscape/2014/12/what-kind-parking-policy-good-...) If they extended hours at downtown meters instead of giving away all the valuable downtown parking for free, the city could pay for a lot of library...

Posted on 12/12/14 at 10:19 am in response to 'Brilliance! Made Here': a downtown tour of Minnesota art

my favorite of them is the 'breathing plastic gut-like sculpture thing' made by Asia Ward and Keith Braafladt.

Posted on 12/12/14 at 10:22 am in response to What kind of parking policy is good for downtown St. Paul?

They did this in Pasadena and, from stories and my one visit, I think it's worked out quite well there. Setting parking policy in this way makes quite a lot of sense if you think about it. Every has a different amounts of money they're willing to spend, and different amounts of time they're willing to spend. You'd want to set up a system where people can choose which of those things is more valuable to them, and park accordingly. Currently we're doing downtown Saint Paul parking pricing...

Posted on 12/08/14 at 10:18 pm in response to Reviews of Minneapolis' Holidazzle Village almost universally negative

since when are long lines and congestion a bad sign for a retail market? (i guess if you look at it like that... K-Mart is doing pretty well)

Posted on 12/08/14 at 01:41 pm in response to Minneapolis' fast-changing suburbs deal with unique challenges

Comparing places is very complex, and these measures are admittedly crude. Digging in to school systems, in particular, can be a challenge because district boundaries rarely match up with others (as you point out).

Thanks for the feedback.

Posted on 12/08/14 at 01:41 pm in response to Minneapolis' fast-changing suburbs deal with unique challenges

Twin Cities' suburbs look at lot different today than when I was a kid in the 80s.

Posted on 12/08/14 at 10:26 pm in response to Minneapolis' fast-changing suburbs deal with unique challenges

I think this piece has a fair share of facts. Your story is compelling, but what is the big picture?

Thanks for the comment!

There are a bunch of examples of big-box stores that really should develop their sidewalk-facing facades. The Target on University is another good example, and West Saint Paul's Robert Street has a few more. They're actually going to add infill into the parking lot around the Sears store on University and Rice, so that's nice.

Our rich native history is all around us and should be a much larger part of our lives, no matter what your background. It's such a tragedy that it's been erased.