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

Station Area Planning

Two Hiawatha LRVs
Target Field Station at dusk.
Photo by Andrew Tucker

Successfully planning for a station area requires more than simply creating housing production guidelines; station area plans must take into account transportation and circulation issues, urban design and placemaking, and the public infrastructure that make for great neighborhoods and high quality transit-oriented development.

Station Area Plans help communities identify the appropriate scale and type of development that can support both local visions and the regional transit network. The documents below will assist in guiding the development of future Station Area Plans in the Twin Cities Region.


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.