Tag Archive for transportation

Buy this commercial building!

  Wanted: One intrepid entrepreneur to spruce up a recently vacated commercial building in my neighborhood. It was most recently a natural health clinic, but they have either moved on to a more suitable location or have gone out of…

Upgrading the city code

I’ll freely admit that I’m a nerd. I still do a marching band-like activity in my free time, I participate in marathon trivia contests, and I write horrible rough drafts of novels that will never be published in a span…

An unnecessary death

It’s always a shock when someone who has touched your life passes away, even more so for a teacher when it’s one of “your kids”. Such is the state I am in today upon learning of the death of Andrew…

One last word on Shady Oak, in photos

I admit, I am sounding a bit one-note with my little study of Shady Oak Road. But it’s an expensive project that my elected officials are spending my money on. It’s one that should be approached with the viewpoint of…

Shady Oak Road, by the numbers

As taxpayers, we expect our elected officials to put the money they collect from us to good use. As an individual taxpayer, I felt that the Shady Oak Road project deserved a little more scrutiny. After all, $2,800,000 is a lot…

Shady Oak Stroad

Typically I would praise the folks at City Hall for their efforts to make the most out of the scant four square miles of land that Hopkins has. When projects are proposed, they focus on smart development that increases the…

Another train story

It seems that I’ve been talking a lot about the trains lately, but it’s something of interest to me, especially since access to the light rail was one of the reasons we bought a house here in Hopkins. And while…

Off track

We now (hopefully) return to a semi-regular posting schedule… Hooray to the Federal Transit Authority for giving the green light to the Southwest Light Rail Line! Yeah, the Feds put their stamp of approval on the project and gave it…