The lives of low-income people “are much too complicated to work with mass transit alone.” So says Rolf Pendall of the Urban Institute.
Next week, the whole Met Council will hear more testimony. Assuming that it, too, endorses the plan, it will submit the project to all the cities along the line for ratification.
When I drive around town, I see a whole lot of mixed-use buildings with unused retail space. So I wonder: Have we gone overboard with this dogma?
During the moratorium, Council Member Linea Palmisano hopes the city will “take a fresh look at regulations.”
Early resistance to a civic idea, whether a renovated Nicollet Mall or a Super Bowl, is often overwhelmed by the sweet yoo-hoo of the economic-impact study.
Master, a Minneapolis development and engineering firm, has proposed a somewhat innovative six-story apartment complex.
Over the past decade, the county has managed nearly to double the amount of affordable housing, while its population of needy families increased by about 55 percent.
The Demand Institute report concludes that when it comes to housing — as with everything else — the rich get are getting richer.
Time was, not so long ago, when condominiums were the default homeownership option for people at opposite ends of the age spectrum.
The facilities are springing up in Europe and Asia, and are helping older folks improve balance and retain range of motion.
A recent charrette elicits ideas ranging from temporary retail to amenities including dog parks, skateboard areas and a weekend flea market.
Minneapolis officials see the study as promising, but a St. Louis Park City Council member says: “It feels like Ground Hog Day.”
But despite its good intentions, the Metropolitan Council may be hardening our separation into two metros.
What the Twin Cities can learn from a study showing fewer stops improves bus service.
We’re adding blandness all the time: What’s the LRT “Blue Line” tell you about where you’re going?
Solving this conflict will mean coming up with extreme ideas — or maybe just simple compromises.
Neighborhood groups like the the Cedar-Isles-Dean association have no formal power, but they can stop a project cold if they disapprove.
There is no easy way to turn the thoroughfares of the winter city into the walkable streets of a summer city.
Here’s what we should be doing to make our people more prosperous, our streets safer and our vistas lovelier to look upon.
Dan Cohen is still trying to block the new stadium — and is raising questions about officials’ promises.