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Green Line LRT

Sep 9, 2015

Public opinion on a stick

The annual Minnesota State Fair poll is unscientific, but lawmakers always latch onto the results.

Sep 2, 2015

Woes turn to hope for businesses along Green Line

For businesses operating along the Green Line, four years of construction and operation has been a mixed bag.

Aug 14, 2015

St. Paul’s W. 7th St. leads pack for transit

A new market analysis shows West Seventh Street is already well-traveled, connected to employment and entertainment destinations, and primed with redevelopment sites.

Jun 24, 2015

Breaking ground: Mixed-income project on Green Line

Indianapolis-based Flaherty & Collins broke ground Tuesday on the 2700 University project, a 248-unit mixed-income apartment building near the Green Line’s Westgate station in St. Paul.

Jun 24, 2015

St. Paul Port Authority inches toward Macy’s redevelopment plan

The agency will pass the 500,000-square-foot property to its subsidiary Capital City Properties for $1.

Jun 19, 2015

Green Line development exceeds expectations

Funding group tracks progress on affordable housing, economy and open space.

Apr 30, 2015

Woman killed by light rail train was Senate staffer

Lynne M. Thomas was crossing University Avenue when she was struck by a westbound Green Line train.

Apr 27, 2015

Southwest LRT price tag now estimated at $2 billion

The new cost estimate is a result of more detailed engineering and environmental tests, as well as a delayed environmental review which pushes the anticipated project completion date from 2019 to 2020.

Apr 17, 2015

St. Paul’s Midway touted as development hotspot

St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman said momentum generated by the transformation in recent years – including expanded transit options and pushes for new housing – will drive the city’s next growth spurt.

Mar 27, 2015

Met Council to scale back ‘superblock’ on Green Line

A massive redevelopment of the ten-acre site on Snelling Avenue owned by the Metropolitan Council is not feasible.

Feb 18, 2015

Met Council weighs costs, benefits of streetcar lines

The Metropolitan Council is on its way to creating a regional policy that could aid the development of more than a dozen lines under consideration in Minneapolis and St. Paul.

Feb 6, 2015

FTA orders study of LRT effects on park land

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board called on the federal agency to intervene in the $1.65 billion project earlier this year – citing concerns that impacts to the channel, lakes and surrounding park land in the narrow corridor between Cedar Lake and Lake of the Isles hadn’t been adequately studied.

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