Livable Communities: Making a Difference

More than 90 Twin Cities metro area communities participate in a highly successful program that promotes livability, economic development and land uses that connect people with desired destinations.

The Metropolitan Council administers the Livable Communities program, a voluntary and incentive-based initiative that partners with cities and towns to help them achieve their local and broader regional goals.

Since 1995 the Council has awarded grants totaling hundreds of millions of dollars to communities that help them invest in:

  • affordable housing
  • connected and integrated land uses
  • polluted site cleanup
  • pedestrian-friendly and transit-oriented development

The program is a model of success, making a difference in communities, the region and the lives of the people who live here. See profiles of more Livable Communities projects.

The Artery, Hopkins


Artspace, Hastings

Boatworks Commons, White Bear Lake


Great River Landing, Hastings

Green on Fourth, Minneapolis


Northern Stacks, Fridley

Piccadilly Square, Mahtomedi

Mino Oski Ain Dah Yung Center, St. Paul