tod in the twin cities

TOD Advisory Committee

Getting It Done: TOD Workshop Series

Funding Sources for TOD

Major Partners and Initiatives

CORRIDOR Planning

Minneapolis-St Paul Transitways 2020 Map (PDF)

Central Corridor

Southwest Corridor

Other Future Fixed-Guideway Transit

Hiawatha Line

Northstar Commuter Rail

Streetcars in the Twin Cities

Citizen's Guide to New Starts, Federal Funding for Transit Corridors

TOD TOOLKIT

Basic TOD Resources

Connecting Jobs to People

Mixed Income/Equitable TOD

Shaping Regional Demand for Growth

Station Area Planning

Value Capture and Financing TOD

Southwest Corridor

Hennepin During the Holidays
The heart of Uptown Hennepin on a Sunday evening in late November.
Photo by Andrew Tucker

The Southwest Corridor is a proposed light rail line that will connect downtown Minneapolis with the rapidly growing southwest metro area, including Eden Prairie, Minnetonka, Hopkins, and St. Louis Park. In May 2010, the Metropolitan Council approved light rail option and the locally preferred alignment, making the project eligible for federal funding.

Visit Hennepin County's page on the Southwest Corridor here for more information on the alternatives analysis, the chosen alternative, and updates on the process. The website also has the station area planning that has been completed so far and information on upcoming meetings.


Transit-Oriented Development, or TOD, is typically defined as more compact development within easy walking distance of transit stations (typically a half mile) that contains a mix of uses such as housing, jobs, shops, restaurants and entertainment. TOD is about creating walkable, sustainable communities for people of all ages and incomes and providing more transportation and housing choices. These neighborhoods provide for a lifestyle that's convenient, affordable and active, and create places where our children can play and our parents can grow old comfortably.