Corridors of Opportunity promotes sustainable, vibrant, and healthy communities through development and revitalization along the region’s emerging transitway system.
Encouraging development like new businesses and housing around transit provides numerous opportunities for the surrounding community. Businesses are exposed to more customers and the community grows jobs. This type of development also makes more efficient use of the public investment and tax dollars.
By boosting important projects along specific transit corridors, Corridors of Opportunity helps to ensure that future regional investments will help everyone. The project is doing additional work to ensure those that have been traditionally excluded from the positive impacts of expanded transit – minority communities, new Americans, persons with disabilities and low-income residents – benefit from new projects.
Funding for Corridors of Opportunity comes from two national sources. The Metropolitan Council manages a Sustainable Communities Regional Planning grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The other is a package of loans and grants from Living Cities - a collaboration of 22 of the nation’s largest foundations and financial institutions - is managed by the Saint Paul Foundation.
See the Corridors of Opportunity website.