Station Area Planning

METRO Gold Line Station Typologies Map 

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Gold Line BRT + Transit-Oriented Development (TOD)

Bus Rapid Transit-Oriented Development (BRTOD) is a type of development approximately 1/2 mile around stations that includes a mix of housing, office, retail, or other amenities within a walkable and bike-friendly neighborhood. BRTOD planning will help improve each community’s access to jobs, housing, daily shopping needs, and recreation to enhance the quality of life for people of all ages and incomes.

METRO Gold Line BRT stations are located in a wide range of community types and real estate markets. Cities along the route each have their own vision for the area surrounding the station(s). A larger planning effort is needed to tie these community visions together to form a cohesive plan for the entire corridor.

View the BRTOD Plan Summary

Appendix A: Circulation Audit

Appendix B: Demographic and Market Conditions

Appendix C: Market Analysis and Development Potential

Appendix D: Market Gap Assessment

BRTOD Plans will:

  • Help communities define their own vision for a vibrant, transit-supportive station area
  • Make it easier for people to walk, bike, or drive to BRT stations
  • Enable communities to maximize economic development around BRT stations
  • Identify infrastructure investments and policy changes to support each city’s desired outcomes


Click on the links below for details on the planning process for each of the station areas, along with completed plans.

Saint Paul: Mounds BoulevardEarl StreetEtna StreetWhite Bear AvenueSun Ray (Completed) 

Maplewood: Maplewood (Completed)

Landfall-Oakdale: Greenway (Completed)

Oakdale: Helmo (Completed)

Woodbury: Tamarack, Woodbury Theater (Completed)

  • Station Area Planning Objectives

Metropolitan Council/Metro Transit Resources

The Metro Transit office of Transit Oriented Development (TOD) and the Metropolitan Council Community Development Department were a resource for METRO Gold Line Station Area Plans. Their contributions to this study are shown, below.

Get Involved, Learn More

BRT Project Development: To learn more and get involved with the BRT design and engineering, visit the Metro Transit website.

Bus Rapid Transit Oriented Development Plans: Ramsey County, Washington County, and the partner cities of St. Paul, Maplewood, Landfall, Oakdale, and Woodbury were committed to working directly with stakeholders throughout the BRTOD planning process.

Each station’s page (above) details the public engagement process used during each of the four project phases.

Contact Us to provide feedback specific to each station area.