Get Ready for Southwest LRT!
Welcome to the place to track how communities along the Southwest Corridor are partnering to get ready for the proposed new Southwest Light Rail Transit (SWLRT) Project!
Scheduled to open in 2018, the SWLRT line will extend 15 miles from Target Field Station in downtown Minneapolis through St. Louis Park, Hopkins, Minnetonka and Eden Prairie, and will carry 30,000 riders per day. Along with this new transit line will come many opportunities for development and community growth. See the recent Star Tribune article about development potential along the SW corridor.
The Metropolitan Council, as the responsible governmental unit for the Southwest LRT project (METRO Green Line Extension), is presently managing the process of local review and approval for the Southwest LRT project that is referred to as "municipal consent". To learn more about this process, go here. For information on how to offer comments, go here.
Recent update: Transitional Station Area Action Plans (TSAAP) were completed in 2013, resulting in a Southwest Corridor Investment Framework. This framework will guide on-going partnerships to improve access to and catalyze development around station areas.