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. 

Who

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

When

2011-2014

How

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.

What

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:

Contact

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

Upcoming Events
  • Comment on Housing Goals for Livable Communities Housing Incentives Account Program

    The Council held a public hearing to receive comment on affordable and life-cycle housing goals with new municipalities electing to participate in the metropolitan Livable Communities Housing Incentives Account Program. Comments may be made in writing or by phone prior to 5 p.m. on Dec. 17.

    Date: 12/17/2018
    Time: 5:00 PM
    Location: Metropolitan Council Chambers
    390 Robert St. North
    Saint Paul, MN  55101

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