Before we start, I wanted to insert a shameless plug. I am starting a newsletter (via TinyLetter) that includes 2 short, smart, witty paragraphs each week, and 1 local Twin Cities recommendation. You can sign up here. “There’s no parking!” – Concerned Citizen I wish I had a bus ticket for every time I heard […]Read more "4 Easy Steps to Squash the “There’s No Parking” Complaint"
Gerber Jewelers is a small business situated on one of St. Paul’s most desirable streets and it’s trying to extend its storefront to the sidewalk. “Gerber Jewelers’ bid to extend the front of its building at 945 Grand Ave. to the sidewalk has been rebuffed. On a 7-0 vote … St. Paul City Council rejected […]Read more "An Article About Grand Avenue’s Setbacks"
So, let’s assume you wanted to buy a single family home in a historic and fairly walkable neighborhood (say, around a Walkscore of 65). Question: How much is a garage worth? I looked a “comparables” in the following: The price of a “starter home” in the neighborhood. That being, the lowest valued homes. The size […]Read more "How much is a garage worth?"
Read all about it … On Streets.MN: http://www.streets.mn/2013/07/09/st-paul-is-the-place-to-be/ On Star Tribune: http://www.startribune.com/local/yourvoices/214761931.html I didn’t know this, but according to a source [read: reader “Squeezeme”], the City of St. Paul orchestrated the receiving of public funds to build low-income, affordable housing in downtown to boost the total number of loyal Democratic voters. Also, apparently it is scary at […]Read more "St. Paul is the place to be"
Lowertown in St. Paul doesn’t have a parking problem. I take that back. It does have a parking problem – there’s too much of it. Here’s a snapshot of downtown St. Paul. These blue spaces represent off-street surface parking lots and parking garages; but do not highlight on-street or underground parking. Also, they represent only, […]Read more "Lowertown doesn’t have a parking problem"
If you were to read the City of St. Paul’s legislative wish list, you’d see a list of big projects such as: $14 million to improve the Children’s Museum $7 million for parking and transportation improvements at Como Park $32 million loan forgiveness tied to the Xcel Energy Center (in an effort to not pay […]Read more "St. Paul isn’t Minneapolis (and that’s a good thing)"