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Map Monday: A Chain Retail View of Saint Paul’s Ford Site

Here’s a map that comes from the real estate marketing packet for Saint Paul’s famous Ford Site, the 100+ acre former truck factory in Highland. It shows the “retail” near the site, using logos and arrows. For one thing, this map shows how many Paneras and Targets are nearby. But on top of that, the […]

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Top Twin Cities Urbanist Halloween Costumes for 2017!

Halloween! It’s the most urbanist holiday of them all. Sidewalks full of small ghouls and rainbow unicorn ponies and teenagers with pillowcases. Minivans driving around and parking at the ends of cul de sacs hoping for full-size candy bars, but sometimes being greeted by the neighbor who gives all the kids cans of Mountain Dew, […]

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Sunday Summary – October 1, 2017

Welcome to October! Election season is well underway now. In addition to the 2017 Voter Guide, streets.mn is co-sponsoring (with Our Streets Minneapolis) a Mayoral Forum on Equitable and Sustainable Transportation for Minneapolis mayoral candidates on October 28. streets.mn would love to see a post from you about your experience at the event (yes, you […]

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Part II: We Read Ford Site Hearing Comments So You Don’t Have To

When controversy happens….when tempers flare….we read the comments, so you don’t have to. Previously, we read the comments from articles published around the time of last week’s first hearing. The second hearing was on Wednesday night, and there were speeches and votes and thus articles and comments. So here we are, once again: Reading the comments. […]

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We Read Ford Site Comments So You Don’t Have To

When controversy happens….when tempers flare….we read the comments, so you don’t have to. Perhaps you have heard of the Ford Site, in St. Paul? It is no longer being used to make trucks. It is one of the largest, best pieces of land to be developed in the city core right now on either side of […]

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Podcast #105: Sustain Ward 3 with Amanda Willis and Brandon Long

This week’s podcast is a conversation with Amanda Willis and Brandon Long, two of the people who have organized called Sustain Ward 3, a new community group in Saint Paul focusing on urban issues. We sat down in Long’s living room the other day to chat about the history of the grassroots organization, Sustain Ward […]

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Sunday Summary – August 20, 2017

Coming up this week is the much anticipated solar eclipse. Unfortunately, Minnesota is not in the path of totality for the eclipse, but fortunately the Federal Highway Administration has provided helpful travel and road information for those planning to go find the best viewing location. Also fortunately, you’ll be able to see the eclipse and get […]

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The Ford Site Debate is Also About Equity

About two weeks ago, the Planning Commission finally passed Saint Paul’s plans for the old Ford factory in Highland. The vote was unanimous to support to support the city’s plans, which called for around 4,000 units of housing and plenty of mixed-use, along with a host of other amenities. (Note: there was also an amendment […]

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Chart of the Day: Mode Share and Housing Type

Using the Metropolitan Council’s Travel Behavior Inventory, which is data from surveys of trips people actually make in this region, we can look at how travel differs based on housing type – and there are noticeable differences. This chart looks at all trips (not just a commute) made by residents of the central cities – […]

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Chart of the Day: Mode Share for Select Cold Weather Cities

Via Kevin Gallatin’s Twitter feed, here’s a chart that shows some different “cold weather” cities and their commuting mode-share. Voila: Gallatin plopped the Ford site targets and Highland, Saint Paul status quo into the chart to compare it with similar places around the world. He writes that “some say the Ford Site plan has unrealistic […]

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