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William Lindeke

Saint Paul, MN
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Posted on 01/22/15 at 12:15 pm in response to The visionary challenges of rethinking the strip mall

that's certainly tthe goal of cities, who largely understand and endorse examples like that; it's a lot harder to convince existing property or business owners that it's a good idea.

Posted on 01/22/15 at 03:45 pm in response to The visionary challenges of rethinking the strip mall

that it would *not* go over well; last time anyone did something that dramatic, IIRC, was at the Best Buy HQ site in Richfield.

when you talked to people, did you get the sense that folks thought statistics were misleading? that was one of the main themes of the Wire, about how statistics can often provide misleading measures as institutions attempt to massage them.

the only thing more symbolic than the location of senatorial parking spaces is the location of senatorial offices

One of the things I keep thinking with people's parking concerns is that there's a big difference between parking downtown during the day (when parking costs money, albiet a trivial amount) and after 5:00, when parking is free. Everyone wants free parking in front of their business, restaurant, or home. But in a vibrant downtown, that's simply impossible.

Saint Paul should really charge money for valuable on-street parking, just like Minneapolis (and most other downtowns). Not doing...

Posted on 01/13/15 at 11:37 am in response to Two for the roads: comparing the parties' transportation funding plans

Is the senate plan different from, or the same as, last year's proposal?

Posted on 01/14/15 at 08:30 am in response to Two for the roads: comparing the parties' transportation funding plans

good thing that didn't happen!

Posted on 01/12/15 at 10:51 am in response to Here's one way to reduce the number of undeveloped lots in Minneapolis

the post mentioned above, called "tax land, not buildings," is here: http://streets.mn/2012/12/10/tax-land-not-buildings/

well worth reading!

spot on

Posted on 01/08/15 at 11:20 am in response to The ins and outs of the all-important Minnesota must-do: snow shoveling

There are 3 full-time inspectors and a supervisor, but really a lot more people are tasked with the job as well. For example, other crews or property assessors will often check out icy sidewalk compliance when they're out doing their rounds. Or so I am told...