Corridors of Opportunity

Transitway development to grow a prosperous, equitable and sustainable region

The Corridors of Opportunity initiative brought stakeholders together to focus on the shared goal of promoting development along the region’s emerging transitway system to advance economic vitality and benefit people of all incomes and backgrounds. 


Leaders from state, regional and lcoal government, philanthropy, non-profits, and the business community




Corridors of Opportunity received funding through a $5 million Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and $2.7 million in grants and $13 million in loans from the Living Cities Integration Initiative.


The Corridors of Opportunity used funding to:
  • Develop corridor strategies for development to support transitways at different stages.
  • Pilot new methods of community engagement.
  • Finance development projects.
  • Provide small business loans.
  • Additionally, partners shared their expertise, financial resources and the powers of their roles to advance the Corridors of Opportunity goals. 

Partnership for Regional Opportunity

During 2014, additional partners joined with many previous participants of Corridors of Opportunity to create a year-long Partnership for Regional Opportunity.  This partnership worked on four focus areas: Shared Prosperity, Transit-Oriented Development, Racial Equity and Community Engagement, and Transportation Funding.

Final Reports

Learn more about the impact of the Corridors of Opportunity work on changes to funding criteria, resource alignment, policy revisions, and transitway planning in the following documents:


For more detailed information regarding components of the Corridors of Opportunity initiative, contact:

Upcoming Events
  • ES Budget Listening Sessions on April 6 & 13

    Metropolitan Council Environmental Services (MCES) will be hosting forums for city officials (elected and staff) to discuss MCES’ financial structure, budget trends and capital needs.  MCES was asked to host a forum geared towards elected officials, city administrators/managers/clerks and finance directors.

    Date: 4/6/2017
    Time: 9:00 AM
    Location: Metro Cities, and Golden Valley City Hall

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  • Comment on Scott County TIP amendment by April 10.

    The Metropolitan Council’s Transportation Advisory Board (TAB) is receiving public comment on a proposed regionally significant amendment to the 2017-20 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP).

    Date: 4/10/2017
    Time: 5:00 PM
    Location: NA

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