Anatomy of a Proposed Urban Railway: Royalston

[…] is largely empty, but ripe for redevelopment. Penn Avenue is in a park under a freeway and perhaps unlikely to get much use.
Royalston is maybe the combination of those two. There’s definitely property for redevelopment, but there’s not a lot of stuff currently going on in the area.
You can see the closest I got […]

Anatomy of a Proposed Urban Railway: Penn Station

A vista over the proposed Penn Ave station
Continuing with my series of poor photographs of the landscape around the proposed Minneapolis SWLRT stations, let’s take a closer look at the Penn Avenue station. To briefly review where we’ve already been, the Van White station is 100% pure redevelopment potential. There’s nothing there now, but […]

Anatomy of a Proposed Urban Railway: Van White Station

[…] throw-away comment in a photo caption in my inaugural post, but it got me thinking. As it turns out The Great Divide is also the future home of several proposed SWLRT stations. I’ve seen a fair amount of discussion of those stops, and in particular some who argue that they will provide import access […]

Sunday Summary – June 15, 2014

[…] how the new light rail connects the U to the city.
Other transit options this week include Reconnecting the Grid: Royalston / Downtown / Loring Park builds on Anatomy of a Proposed Urban Railway: Royalston which is the latest in the series on SWLRT stations which might exist in the future.  You can also ride […]

Reconnecting the Grid: Royalston / Downtown / Loring Park

In today’s installment of Anatomy of a Proposed Urban Railway, Adam Miller takes a close look at the Royalston station area. Just to the south of this station area is an area of land isolated from its surroundings, but which has the potential to be a prime link between Royalston, North Loop, Loring Park, […]

Sunday Summary – May 25, 2014

[…] Now Is The Time as part of the Nokomis Hiawatha Regional Park master planning process. SWLRT continues to generate posts – the next stop on the line is Anatomy of a Proposed Urban Railway: Penn Station (last week Van White station). Washington Avenue SE Revisited follows up on a post from 2012 and flags some issues just […]

Sunday Summary – May 18, 2014

[…] merits of the project, and car/bike rhetoric. Recommendations for Minneapolis’ 36th Street Bikeway continues streets.mn’s tradition of thoughtful technical advice and discussion. SWLRT posts continue this week with Anatomy of a Proposed Urban Railway: Van White Station.
Photos and videos: Powerful Minnesota Prairie Roots photo essay The Changing Prairie View plus Nicollet Island Railroad Bridge and The End of the […]