Downtown Hopkins Station

Downtown Hopkins Station

Key station features

  • Cultural destination
  • Green corridors, recreation and environment
  • Heritage, arts and culture
  • Important trail connections
  • Neighborhoods
  • Significant historic property
  • Significant public art opportunity
  • Transit and trail feeders
  • Urban villages

Read about station features

Connecting to Hopkins through Southwest light rail

Station overview

Downtown Hopkins Station offers small town charm along Mainstreet with metropolitan amenities nearby. The station is located in a city grid with multiple redevelopment opportunities for transit-oriented development and plans for improved connections to the adjacent regional trails, pedestrian amenities and public place-making. Larger employers include the City of Hopkins, Hopkins Honda and Supervalu.

The surrounding area includes the ARTery, a two-block stretch of Eighth Avenue, with destinations like the Hopkins Center for the Arts. Walkable, bikeable and infused with art, downtown Hopkins is a central neighborhood combining the business district with restaurants, shops and various types of housing.

Investment framework for the station

The maps and plans below are included in the Downtown Hopkins Transitional Station Area Action Plan (TSAAP), which can be found in the Southwest Corridor investment framework. Read the full investment framework.

Existing conditions - TSAAP

  • Station location
    Station location (page 11-3)
  • Land use
    Land use (page 11-4)
  • Roadway network
    Roadway network (page 11-5)
  • Transit
    Transit (page 11-5)
  • Sidewalks, trails and bikeways
    Sidewalks, trails and bikeways (page 11-6)
  • Sanitary sewer
    Sanitary sewer (page 11-6)
  • Water main
    Water main (page 11-7)
  • Stormwater
    Stormwater (page 11-7)

Future plans - opening day (2019) and long term

  • Access circulation
    Access and circulation plan (page 11-10)
  • Station area improvements
    Station area improvements (page 11-11)
  • Opening day improvements
    Opening day station area improvements (page 11-12)
  • Potential development sites
    Potential development sites (page 11-16)
  • Station area utility plan
    Station area utility plan (page 11-21)