Station Area Planning
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.
- Download a pdf of the 9 Principles for Station Area Planning here.
- View a powerpoint of the 9 Principles. [ Download PPT ] [ View Slideshow ]
- View a powerpoint that explains Three Key Concepts in Station Area Planning [ Download PPT ] [ View Slideshow ]
- Review the findings from the TOD Workshop Series session on Connecting Land Use and Transportation: Overcoming Regulatory Obstacles.
- TOOL: TOD Checklist. To help evaluate the specific elements that go into a transit-supportive station area plan, click here.
- CASE STUDY: Development Potential at Hi-Lake Station. View a powerpoint that shows one example of station area analysis. [ Download PPT ] [ View Slideshow ]
- Value Capture Strategies may be important components to station area plans, helping to fund infrastructure or other improvements. Learn more about Value Capture here.