Many thanks to Jenny Werness for being the Sunday Summary Substitute last week and making the Summary more mission-driven, too! Not many posts this week, but to make sure I have to work harder next week you could write about the end of the legislative session and what it means for our places, or tell us what you’re seeing in your neighborhood/park/commute, or maybe a forecast of a construction project, or any other story you can tell us which fits our mission.
What About Traffic and Parking is a common response to new (especially more intense) projects; Adam Miller reports on a grocery store with apartments (and structured parking) along Cedar Avenue and picks apart possible parking and traffic objections. Adding more housing and a new grocery store (replacing an existing store) makes for a pretty walkable location with only 75 trips added to the mix and a big win for more intense use of what is now a surface parking lot. A few commenters raise questions about parking and traffic, but most add some detail for why this project is a win for the neighborhood.
How the 2017 Ward 3 Election in Minneapolis Foreshadows Our Local Political Future from Conrad Zbikowski looks back at the Minneapolis election in 2017 by describing Ward 3 and considering the candidates who ran in 2017 to be able to draw some conclusions about what could happen next. Paying particular attention to how the ranked choice voting numbers played out for the candidates, the post highlights the political fissures in places like Ward 3 including the increasingly important distinction between renters and homeowners.
The Quarterly Transit Report–June 2019 is our from Aaron Isaacs with Metro Transit changes, updates and news in the last three months, “The big news on June 8 is the startup of the C Line BRT between downtown Minneapolis and the Brooklyn Center Transit Center (BCTC) via Penn Avenue N. It will largely replace the Route 19, which ran every 10 minutes and will continue to serve local stops with half-hourly service seven days a week. The C Line will run every 10 minutes and stop about every half mile.”