Southwest LRT Transitional Station Area Action Plans (TSAAP)
The County and partner cities have been working together on a series of planning efforts to help communities prepare for coming LRT. Currently underway is the Southwest LRT Transitional Station Area Action Plans (TSAAP) effort:
TSAAP (2012 – 2013)
This effort will bridge the gap between current conditions and future needs by recommending infrastructure investment that support anticipated development by opening day of LRT in 2018. Plans will identify and prioritize infrastructure improvements that enhance existing businesses, support a full range of housing opportunities, and encourage development.
This planning effort will facilitate the evolution of station areas into Transit-Oriented Developments (TOD) with a unique sense of place that relates positively to the Southwest corridor as a whole.
April/May 2013 Public Open Houses
Hennepin County and its partners recently hosted open houses to engage the public in planning work around proposed light rail transit (LRT) stations for the Southwest LRT Lines.
Comments received at the Open Houses are summarized here, including maps showing how people indicated they would be getting to each station:
Here are materials from those open houses:
Past Planning Work (2009-2010)
Minneapolis Stations (2010)
In 2010, Hennepin County and the City of Minneapolis conducted a station area strategic planning process for the Royalston, Van White, Penn, 21st Street, and West Lake Street stations along the Minneapolis portion of the proposed Southwest LRT line.
In 2009, the Hennepin County Regional Railroad Authority (HCRRA) sponsored a series of station area planning activities in partnership with the cities of Eden Prairie, Minnetonka, Hopkins, and St. Louis Park.