Transit Oriented Development
Metro Transit TOD is a one-stop shop for developers and urban planning professionals interested in pursuing or advancing Transit Oriented Development (TOD) in the Twin Cities.
The Metro Transit TOD Office is a branch of the Metropolitan Council and was founded in coordination with the region’s TOD Policy. As part of this policy, the TOD Office works to advance the following goals in all of our work:
1. Maximize the development impact of transit investments by integrating transportation, jobs and housing.
2. Support regional economic competitiveness by leveraging private investment.
3. Advance equity by improving multimodal access to opportunity for all.
4. Support a 21st century transportation system through increased ridership and revenues.
Questions? Please contact the TOD Office.
New from the TOD Office
What does the future of suburban development look like in the Twin Cities? A recently released paper from the TOD Office seeks to answer this question in light of ongoing demographic and market trends that will shape future patterns of development in the region.
> Access "Building 21st Century Suburbs"
Ground leases are a commonly used tool for joint development projects near transitways. This guide explains the benefits and challenges of enacting a ground lease for TOD.
> Access the "Guide to Ground Leases"
How can the TOD Office help you?
The TOD Office offers expertise, resources and connections to the Twin Cities and national TOD network.
We strive to be a resource for any TOD-related question or project, large or small, and will connect you to the right property owner, funding opportunities or organization to get you what you need. Additionally, the TOD Office is also equipped to help with:
> Information on Joint Development opportunities
> Technical and policy information about existing and planned transit projects
> Coordination within Metro Transit and the Metropolitan Council, as well as with external partners
> Development pursuits on land owned by the Metropolitan Council
> Questions about and Joint Development opportunities along the METRO Blue Line Extension and METRO Green Line Extension projects
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Resources for TOD planning professionals
If you are a local planner seeking assistance with integrating TOD into your comprehensive plan; understanding the roles of the various levels of government involved in planning and implementing TOD; or in search of local case studies, initiatives and lessons learned; take a look at the Metropolitan Council TOD Guide and related resources.