Category Archives: Transportation

Southwest LRT Corridor Community Works Gets Private Developer Input to Lay the Groundwork for Development Opportunities

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The Urban Land Institute Minnesota (ULI MN) hosted a three day workshop in November for the Southwest LRT Corridor Community Works to provide input on LRT infrastructure, orientation of station locations, and access to employment and community amenities. With funding support from Living Cities, Twin Cities LISC, Minnesota Housing, and the Family Housing Fund, ULI MN facilitated the development scenario workshop which included a bus tour and dialogue with city representatives at five of the 17 station locations.This was followed by two days of detailed review by a panel of … Read More

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Thrive MSP 2040

Read about the Regional Council of Mayors October 8th Thrive MSP 2040 discussion. If you want to give your suggestions, contact: thriveMSP@metc.state.mn.us.  

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Reinventing TOD: Addressing the Challenges and Capitalizing on Opportunities

From the onset of the June 2012 Policy Forum Series hosted by the Environmental Initiative, Mariia Zimmerman, former Deputy Director for Sustainable Communities at HUD and founder of MZ Strategies, made it clear that the notion of Transit Oriented Development (TOD) needs a facelift. In essence, TOD is an intentional form of development that accounts for and aims to enhance the quality of life for all. In practice, it proactively links multi-story housing, jobs, nature and grocery stores with a safe, efficient and reliable multimodal transportation network. However, since TOD … Read More

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