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Supercharger - Grand Forks ND

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  1. aus1ander

    aus1ander Member

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    New permit for a Supercharger design in Grand Forks, ND. @BlueShift

    CALLER INFORMATION

    Company Name: DESIGN TREE ENGINEERING
    Fax Phone:
    Contact Name: JON SCHUETTE
    Phone: 320-460-7110
    Alt Contact: JON
    Alt. Phone: 320-808-1000
    Caller Address: 120 17TH AVENUE 120 17TH AVENUE W. ALEXANDRIA, MN 56308
    Email Address: [email protected]

    SURVEY INFORMATION

    Surveyor: JON SCHUETTE
    Phone: 320-460-7110 Ext:
    Company: DESIGN TREE ENGINEERING
    Address: 120 17TH AVENUE W. ALEXANDRIA MN 56308

    DIG SITE INFORMATION

    Type of Work: TOPOGRAPHIC SURVEY FOR A TESLA CHARGING STATION
    Work Being Done For: TESLA MOTORS
    Depth: LESS 6IN
    Explosives: N
    Tunneling/Boring: N
    White Lining: DETAILED DRAWING

    DIG SITE LOCATION

    County: GRAND FORKS
    Place: GRAND FORKS
    City Limits: Y
    Address: 3601
    Street: 32ND AVENUE SOUTH
    Intersecting Street: SOUTH 38TH STREET
    Location of Work: MARK THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE TARGET PARKING LOT. PLEASE SEE THE ATTACHED DRAWINGS FOR SPECIFIC LOCATION.
    Remarks: SITE MARKED
    Map Twp: 151N
    Rng: 50W
    Sect-Qtr: 20-NW
    Map Coord NW Lat: 47.8883363
    Lon: -97.0814440
    SE Lat: 47.8857088
    Lon: -97.0783866
     
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  2. mociaf9

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    Obligatory THIS IS NOT A PERMIT post: This isn't a building permit. Nor is it preparation for imminent digging. This is a site survey to enable site design.

    Nice to see a specific site identified as a possible location for a supercharger in Grand Forks, though. Plus, the location being at a Target store is also good to see as Tesla has partnered with them at a lot of other locations. So, assuming there are no power/utility issues that crop up with this location, it looks like a decent chance of it actually happening there eventually.

    Also, the ticket had an attached file showing where in the parking lot they wanted surveyed. Which mapped to HERE.

    Supercharger- Grand Forks, ND_survey location.JPG
     
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  3. aus1ander

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    I clearly stated it was a permit for a Supercharger DESIGN in the first sentence. Whether it should be included in supercharge.info is up to them -- the Alexandria and Fargo posts both started with similar permits for a survey.

    Its nice to know that Tesla is expanding its planning for the forgotten state of ND and highly relevant to those of us who live in Minnesota and North Dakota.
     
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  4. Chuq

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    I don't mind whether this is added or not... In Australia not every charging station requires a permit first, so I was generally a bit more lax about what determines a blue dot. I found out later that the city/council building permit system in most of the US is a bit more strict.

    Up to the locals... would it help so people know where to look for construction when they are passing through?
     
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  5. MD-2000

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    I would think that a request for utilities location as a step in design is fairly indicative of some intent - there are plenty of permits identified as blue dots that just languished. Every bit of definite information is a positive indicator - and yes, if we're in the area in the future we'll check out the site. (Plus, now we might get an indication of the time lag between site survey and groundbreaking).
     
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  6. aus1ander

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    Yeah we'll just have to keep an eye out for a building permit, both for Fargo and Grand Forks. I hope Tesla gets serious about electrifying I-94 and I-29 in North Dakota as its next to impossible to get through that state without a lot of compromises. So much so, that I take the ICE if I ever travel that direction from Minneapolis.
     
  7. XHabjab

    XHabjab Helping to end the ICE Age

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    Well, that location happens to be across the street from the Best Western, which happens to have the best charger (J1772) in town. I expect to see good pictorial coverage of the site here.
     
  8. ItsNotAboutTheMoney

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    Grand Forks, ND

    Along Primary Interstates: I-29
    Along US Numbered Highways (<=5mi): US-2, US-81
    Along Auxiliary Interstates: None

    I-29:
    From: Fargo, ND (Permit) - 78.1 miles
    To: Pembina, ND (Permit) - 77.7 miles
    Diversion: 0.9 miles
    From: Sioux Falls, SD - 313.7 miles
    To: MB, Canada at Pembina, ND (End) - 79.9 miles

    To: Winnipeg, MB (Permit) (I-29, MB-75, MB-330, MB-100, MB-90) - 147.7 miles

    To: Duluth, MN (US-2, I-35) - 274.4 miles
    From: Jamestown, ND (Permit) (I-94, ND-CR-11, ND-CR-26, I-29)- 156 miles
    From: Alexandria, MN (Permit) (I-94, I-29) - 181.5 miles

    Will make the winter connection from Fargo, ND to Winnipeg, MB.
    Now it just needs Tesla to turn those blue dots red.
     
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  9. XHabjab

    XHabjab Helping to end the ICE Age

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    This is not a reasonable route. MB-330 is a poorly maintained gravel road. It is not reasonable to take in spring/summer/fall weather and is no shortcut in winter.

    You want to take I-29, MB-75, Route 42, Route 165/90. This takes you to Polo Park, the permit site.
     
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  10. ItsNotAboutTheMoney

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    Tell OSM/mapbox, because that's the route it suggested. ;)
     
  11. meanwhileinND

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    I will try to go buy there every day or 2. any action i'll let ya know!
     
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    preview.jpg
     
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  13. Darmie

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    Love to see Tesla adding S/C's across the Country.
     
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    Passed by the site 7-24-19. Nothing marked. Starting work date of 7-25-19. (For whatever thats worth) Will keep everyone posted
     
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    Close. You avoid a lot of urban driving by taking 75 to 100 (Perimeter) west about 1 mile to Kenaston which changes into Rte 90 and goes by Polo Park. After the bridge over the river and under Portage, turn right to get to Polo Park. Oh, and watch out - after the railroad underpass 90 becomes 60kph (36mph) and after Grant, it's 50kph (30mph). North of Grant used to be a favourite spot to catch speeders and hand out tickets, but now traffic is so congested that they don't always bother. Watch for Winnipeg red light cameras which in reality are speed cameras. (That's how most of the tickets are)
     
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    Flags marked out. Parking lot nearest best buy. Between best buy and target. 15664274101307076267301412854763.jpg 15664274101307076267301412854763.jpg 15664274610249177870083873477082.jpg
     
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    IMG_0276.jpg IMG_0277.jpg Gotta start somewhere
     
  18. SammichLover

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    Does it have any routing settings for “no gravel road”, because gravel is brutal on range. Generally the more maintained, therefore the deeper the gravel your tires push against, the worse it is.
     
  19. meanwhileinND

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    Now thats what I call ICE'd. Grand Forks location on Sat IMG_0448.jpg
     
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  20. SammichLover

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    Did you try talk to the property manager? That’s really bad. :(

    Any way to get at them from the other side? Are they all blocked?

    <oh wait, this is ND so not built yet> D’oh
     
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