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Nathaniel Hood

Minneapolis, MN
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Posted on 10/03/13 at 11:50 am in response to Minneapolis' solutions to downtown parking-lot glut: pleasure or pain

The answer to this is to tax land at a greater emphasis (Land Value Taxation), based on proximity and other amenities, and not punish small land owners for putting up the type of buildings we actually want for our urban environment. By modifying this element of our tax code, we are essentially incentivizing people to use their empty lots and encourage them to create better places.

The way this needs to start is through an experiment; by advocating for a “Land Value Taxation...

Posted on 08/08/12 at 09:27 am in response to Minneapolis should reinvent tailgating to avoid Metrodome mistakes

Toss out the whole lot of them. The Stadium Advisory Committee should have one member: this guy, Sam Rockwell. He nails it.

Posted on 12/16/11 at 10:02 pm in response to A look back at St. Paul Ford plant’s early days

On one hand, there is probably no one greater entity that had a larger negative impact on the core cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul than the automobile. Yet, as someone who lives in Highland Park, it will be hard to imagine life without the plant. I have to say, I think I'll miss it!

Posted on 12/12/11 at 05:33 pm in response to Are streetcars the answer to our transit and environmental needs?

I support the decision to further study street car transit in Minneapolis and would eventually enjoy seeing an enhanced public transit system connecting Nicollet & Central / Hennepin Avenues. However - I can't help put think that we've (as in locally and the Federal Gov't) spent a tremendous amount of money on studies and not a lot of money on doing.

Now, this may be a good start into investment time and money into the effort, but will most likely turn out to be yet another...

If businesses are able to survive the construction phase, I firmly believe they will be in great shape in the long run. Surviving the construction may be troublesome for a handful of businesses, but I feel there as been a good deal of local and public support (as well as City grants, etc) towards small businesses on the corridor.

To a certain degree, I do not think we should hinder transportation progress (i.e.: light rail transit) in lieu of a number of businesses being temporarily...