Bottineau LRT community works
The METRO Blue Line Extension (Bottineau LRT) project is a proposed 13-mile expansion of the existing METRO Blue Line in the Twin cities area of Minnesota that will extend from downtown Minneapolis through north Minneapolis, Golden Valley, Robbinsdale, Crystal, and Brooklyn Park, serving the northwest Twin Cities metro. The LRT will link to local and express bus routes, and will seamlessly connect to the regional transitway system at Target Field Station in downtown Minneapolis.
The Hennepin County Bottineau LRT Community Works program was established in 2014 to leverage this important regional transit investment by partnering with cities along the Bottineau LRT line to help plan for and implement critical changes "beyond the rails."
- Re-envision the Bottineau corridor as a multi-modal transit corridor that supports LRT, pedestrian and bicycle connections.
- Maximize and strategically align public and private investments in the corridor to support transit oriented development through catalytic investments in life-cycle housing, commercial development, and public infrastructure.
- Promote economic opportunity by improving access to jobs and supporting business recruitment and expansion along the corridor.
- Enhance livability in the corridor by improving public spaces, supporting the creation of healthy communities, and connecting people to key destinations, including employment centers, educational institutions, and regional amenities.
Station area planning
Station area planning is the first step in the Bottineau LRT Community Works planning and implementation process and is designed to coordinate with, and run parallel to, the planning and engineering of the LRT line. For more information on station area plans, see the Station Areas drawer below.