Southwest Station

Southwest Station

Key station features

  • Employment area
  • Green corridors, recreation and environment
  • Important trail connections
  • New transit business parks
  • Park and ride location
  • Significant public art opportunity
  • Urban villages

Read about station features

Connecting to Eden Prairie through Southwest light rail

Station overview

Southwest Station will offer bus and light rail connections. The station is located adjacent to the major express bus park-and-ride development, as well as 6,000 square feet of office space and 45,000 square feet of restaurant uses. Major employers Optum, MTS and Wells Fargo have offices here.

The surrounding area includes Purgatory Creek Conservation Area, a 200-acre wetland area with a seven-acre park and 2.5 miles of walking trails.

Future development will maintain and enhance the existing mix of residential and commercial uses within a 10-minute walk of the station. Approximately 600,000 additional square feet of office space is expected to develop on nearby vacant land.

Investment framework for the station

The maps and plans below are included in the Southwest 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 17-3)
  • Land use
    Land use (page 17-4)
  • Roadway
    Roadway network (page 17-5)
  • Transit
    Transit (page 17-5)
  • Sidewalks
    Sidewalks, trails and bikeways (page 17-6)
  • Sanitary sewer
    Sanitary sewer (page 17-6)
  • Water main
    Water main (page 17-7)
  • Stormwater
    Stormwater (page 17-7)

Existing conditions - housing data

  • Possible summary
  • Housing map
    Affordable housing map
  • Housing chart
    Affordable housing chart
  • Homestead status
    Homestead status
  • Year structure
    Year structure built
  • Market value
    Market value

Future plans - opening day (2019) and long term

  • Access circulation
    Access and circulation plan (page 17-10)
  • Station area improvements
    Station area improvements (page 17-11)