Author Archive | Thatcher Imboden

Changes May Be Coming to SWLRT Station Names

The Green Line Extension (Southwest LRT) is considering renaming several of the proposed stations in order to finalize construction plans. The proposal, first shared with partner government agency staff on January 14, 2016 and with the project’s community and business advisory committees in late January, will be considered by the Metropolitan Council on February 24th. […]

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Small Units in Minneapolis May Become More Viable

  Minneapolis may eliminate the Minimum Lot Area requirement in many zoning districts, which would make it easier to construct smaller housing units in the city. Minimum Lot Area is one type of density control that requires that a certain amount of land area exist per housing unit. City staff and the Minneapolis Planning Commission […]

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Portland to Portland

What do you get when a few Londoners decide to examine US bicycling infrastructure and usage? A bike ride from Portland, Oregon to Portland Place in London, England. That is exactly what 16 people, mostly architects, are doing right now. This weekend, P2P came through Minneapolis and met with local experts, practitioners, and bicycling advocates. […]

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The challenges and benefits of permit parking

Permit parking is one of those things that people seem to love or hate. Love because it provides parking to those who live or work on a crowded street who now get preferential parking or can keep certain livability issues away. Hate because it might push parking congestion a block away or is a hassle […]

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