For our transportation system to work for everyone, it needs to connect people to the places they want to go. The METRO Green Line extension is more than just a train. It’s a community builder. For connecting you to jobs to support your family, schools to get a solid education, doctor’s appointments to stay healthy.
Half a million more people will be living, working, and moving around the Twin Cities region by 2040. They’re going to need options. We’re going to need a transportation system with choices and more mobility. That’s why we’re investing in the Green Line Extension.
Connections to other METRO bus and rail lines and countless local bus routes will bring people to jobs, jobs to communities, and returns on investments to communities across the region.
Southwest Station anchors the METRO Green Line Extension with Southwest Transit, expanding the park-and-ride facility and making this station a hub for travelers to and from downtown Minneapolis. Shops, restaurants, and multi-family housing surround the station. The neighboring area includes the 200-acre Purgatory Creek conservation area with a seven-acre park and walking trails.
Town Center Station brings riders to the Eden Prairie Center mall located just east of the station area, a small pocket of multi-family housing located to the south and east of the station along Singletree Lane, and Lake Idlewild and Purgatory Creek Park are also within a short walk of the station.
Golden Triangle Station accesses a major regional employment center. Bounded by Hwy. 169 on the east, Hwy. 212 on the west and Interstate 494 on the south, the area has nearly 10 million square feet of industrial and office space. More than 20,000 people travel into and out of the greater Golden Triangle area every day.
City West Station is in walking distance to the corporate campus of Optum, a division of UnitedHealth Group. More than 6,500 employees will work in this campus when it is complete. Other commercial and residential developments are also located nearby.
Opus Station connects riders to the Opus business park, a major regional employment center that has more than 12,000 jobs in a wide range of industries including health care, technology, and real estate. The area features a network of trails for easy walking and biking access.
Shady Oak Station sits near Shady Oak Lake and touches to the border between Hopkins and Minnetonka. This station provides transit access to recreational activities as well as employers and residential areas.
Downtown Hopkins Station is just south of Hopkins' Mainstreet, a historic downtown area with a combination of small-town charm and metropolitan amenities. The station will be connected to Mainstreet by Eighth Avenue, where the city is adding pedestrian and bicycle improvements.
Blake Road Station sits north of the intersection of Blake Road and Excelsior Boulevard, in an area with abundant rental housing and several large employers including the Cargill corporate headquarters. The Blake School's Hopkins campus is just south of the proposed station site.
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Louisiana Avenue Station is the stop for Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital, one of the region's largest medical centers. Thousands of people are employed in and around the hospital, and many more travel to and from the area each day. Light industrial and retail businesses are also located nearby. The combination of transit access and proximity to the hospital are expected to drive future redevelopment in the surrounding area.
Wooddale Station is part of the historic Elmwood neighborhood that offers a variety of housing in walking distance, from condominiums and affordable rentals to starter homes and stately Victorians. Nearly 200,000 square feet of retail space are also located in the area. The St. Louis Park High School, Park Spanish Immersion Elementary School and the Central Community Center are all nearby.
Beltline Boulevard Station is in a successful business area with thousands of jobs. The shops and restaurants of the Excelsior & Grand area are also nearby. The area also includes many parks and recreational amenities, including Carpenter Park, Wolfe Park and the Bass Lake Preserve. It also connects to the Cedar Lake Regional Trail, which provides access to the Chain of Lakes and other Minneapolis destinations.
West Lake Street Station connects to a bustling area of Minneapolis, near many shops and amenities as well as urban residential neighborhoods. The station area is within walking distance of Bde Maka Ska and the popular Midtown Greenway trail.
West 21st Street Station is tucked between Cedar Lake and Lake of the Isles, offering easy access to the beauty of the Minneapolis Chain of Lakes and the Grand Rounds – the largest continuous system of public urban parkways in the United States.
Bryn Mawr Station is nestled in a scenic valley close to the heart of Minneapolis, with easy access to the Bryn Mawr neighborhood and the Minneapolis Chain of Lakes. The Cedar Lake Trail, a popular route for walking and biking, passes right by the station site. The station will connect to Penn Avenue South and Wayzata Boulevard by an elevated, enclosed pedestrian bridge.
Bassett Creek Valley Station is surrounded by 75 acres of undeveloped property, making the area prime for urban redevelopment. The area includes the Dunwoody College of Technology, the Walker Art Center and Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, and the Minneapolis neighborhoods of Bryn Mawr, Harrison, Lowry Hill and Kenwood. The station will be conveniently close to the athletic fields and open space of Bryn Mawr Meadows.
Royalston Avenue Station, on the edge of downtown Minneapolis, is within walking distance of the Minneapolis Farmers Market, Target Field and the Hennepin Theater District. The Minneapolis Community and Technical College and Metropolitan State University campuses are nearby. The surrounding area is a prime location for residential and commercial development with an industrial backdrop.