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TOD Events

TOD Webinars

Innovative Financing Strategies for Transit-Oriented Development

Metro Transit TOD and Baker Tilly held a panel discussion on transit-oriented development (TOD), financing tools available, and the challenges presented for development of the unique places along the proposed METRO Blue Line Extension. Our panelists presented:

  • Defining TOD and the opportunities it offers
  • The conundrum presented by opportunities versus public and private needs versus available resources
  • Community and developer strategies for financing TOD projects
  • Monitored Q&A opportunity for attendees

The full webinar is available to view here.


TOD forums

The Impacts of Parking Reform

The Twin Cities region has joined a national trend towards reconsidering parking minimums. In doing so, cities are allowing dense, transit oriented development that in many cases would not have been previously possible. The TOD Office explored these reforms and the market's response in our Spring 2019 forum, The Impacts of Parking Reform in the Twin Cities. Please check videos of both panelist interviews and the full forum, as well as the presentations below.

​> Panelist interviews

> Full forum

> Jason Wittenberg - Off-Street Parking Reform in Minneapolis

> Jennifer Jordan - Brooklyn Park TOD Zoning

> Dean Dovolis - Reduced Parking Supports, Efficient, Sustainable and Affordable Growth

> Robb Lubenow - Parking Reform in the Twin Cities

ULI Technical Advisory Panel - Development Opportunities

The ULI Technical Advisory Panel was a forum hosted by the TOD Office and the Urban Land Institute MN to explore several development opportunities on land owned by Metro Transit. The hour-long panel discussion was led by John Breitinger of Cushman & Wakefield. The focus was on six specific development sites located in Minneapolis, St. Paul, Bloomington, Coon Rapids, Fridley and Wayzata.

> Watch a video of the forum

> Read the final report

Other Past Forums

> Building 21st Century Suburbs

> Reimagining the Winter City

> Creating a Parking District – Towerside Innovation District Parking Framework

> Rapid Bus and Opportunities for Employers and Employees along the A Line

> Equitable TOD – A Midtown Exchange Case Study

> Publicly-owned Parcels – Launching a New Regional GIS Database

> Establishing and Advancing Regional TOD Priorities