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Joseph Hoover

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Richfield, Minnesota
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Posted on 12/07/12 at 11:53 am in response to Minnesota news media: Who tops the Twitter 1,000

To borrow a phrase, Print is to good news reporting as fish are to bicycles.

Posted on 11/20/12 at 02:58 pm in response to The West Hotel in Minneapolis brought 19th century luxury downtown

The Schubert Theater was moved there in February 1999 from it's original site on 7th Street across from First Avenue.

Posted on 09/21/12 at 10:13 am in response to Cancer Survivors Park: Making a space into a place

It is good to hear that the space is finally getting some use. It is a fantastic space, it was a shame that it wasn't getting used much or on anyone radar for a long time.

Posted on 09/21/12 at 10:50 am in response to Affordable housing in the Central Corridor: How much is too much?

The problem is gated communities and communities that actively discourage mass transit and maintain restrictive zoning laws are then rewarded by not having to build their fair share of income restricted affordable housing. Neighborhoods and cities that do offer good mass transit options and do not have restrictive zoning practices then are dumped with more than their share of income restricted affordable housing.

It is also problematic and unethical to make certain neighborhoods into...

Posted on 09/21/12 at 10:58 am in response to Affordable housing in the Central Corridor: How much is too much?

The key is cities and neighborhoods need to have a realistic affordable housing/income restricted policy in place and to understand the needs and goals of the community and how that policy fits into it. The worst thing they can do is to let nonprofits and developers take the lead and dictate solutions for them.