METRO Gold Line Station Typologies Map
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.
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
COMPLETED – METRO Gold Line BRTOD Plans
Click on the links below for details on the planning process for each of the station areas, along with completed plans.
Maplewood: Maplewood (Completed)
Landfall-Oakdale: Greenway (Completed)
Oakdale: Helmo (Completed)
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.
- BRTOD Two-Day Workshop, June 21 & 22, 2018
- BRTOD – State of the Practice in the United States
- BRTOD – Local and National BRTOD Systems in Smaller Communities, Key Reference Documents
- BRTOD – Planning and Implementation Best Practices
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.
- Email: GatewayCorridor@co.washington.mn.us
- Phone: 651-430-4300