Minneapolis says yes to density, growth

  • Article by: Editorial Board , Star Tribune
  • Updated: August 8, 2013 - 7:00 PM

Dinkytown decision offers a way forward on development.

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davehougAug. 8, 13 8:55 PM

Side question: Did MN limit the power of eminent domain? (spell?) Otherwise any council can declare "we like his tax money more than yours, tough luck".

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badcopperAug. 8, 13 9:48 PM

Concrete, crime, and crowds....what a liberal utopia.

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okaybruceeAug. 8, 1310:31 PM

I'm getting mixed signals from liberals here. On the one hand, you guys are all about "local" and "neighborhoods" and "community organization." On the other hand, you favor centralized control by unelected individuals running everything on a regional level and literally running over the "local", "neighborhood", and "community" folks. So which is it?

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mahogma66Aug. 9, 1312:17 AM

okaybrucee: Funny,I get the same message from conservatives. Whatever the majority prefers, conservatives are against it.

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owatonnabillAug. 9, 13 6:42 AM

So who are these "140 new apartments" going to be serving? Students and faculty? Or a population who may not be there with that purpose especially in mind (think "Section 8")? It seems to owatonnabill that neither side might be being completely honest with the other.

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mnpls123Aug. 9, 13 6:48 AM

Okaybruce- and I'm confused by the cons. They say they want limited gov't and individual freedom but yet they continue to pass laws on who is allowed to marry, what women can do with their bodies and who can have access to birth control. So which is it?

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mnpls123Aug. 9, 13 6:54 AM

"I'm getting mixed signals from liberals here"----it all depends on your perspective as i view the entire Twin Cities as our local community. When I travel and am asked where I'm from, I almost always say the Twin cities. I don't say I live in the Fulton neighborhood.

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SnippetAug. 9, 13 7:12 AM

Have fun with your density. I, on the other hand have different preferences, and will live where I chose, and that's ... OK, right? Of course it is. Live and let live.

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mnpls123Aug. 9, 13 8:18 AM

". I, on the other hand have different preferences, and will live where I chose "----yep, just don't whine and complain when you don't have a 4 lane interstate that gets you home in 20 minutes...and be prepared to pay for your lifestyle choice as the rest of us are tired of subsidizing it.

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az2010Aug. 9, 13 9:08 AM

mnpls123 - I find your last comment quite amusing. Who do you think works in those shiny buildings downtown? Mostly suburban inhabitants. Who do you think subsidizes the core mass transit? Mostly the professionals and business people who, wait for it, live in the suburbs and pay most of the taxes. Where has most of the population and business growth occurred in the past 60 years, yep, the suburbs. So who subsidizes what?

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