Hiawatha/Lake Station Area Master Plan
The Hiawatha / Lake Station Area Master Plan was the first in a series of long-range studies being completed for transit-oriented development (TOD) around Hiawatha LRT station sites. The area of study includes portions of the Phillips Community, Corcoran Neighborhood, the Longfellow Community, and the Seward Neighborhood. It focuses on land uses, urban design, public infrastructure, and amenities located within a 1/2-mile of the station. The purpose of the Plan is to guide changes that build upon neighborhood strengths and capitalize on opportunities that may include:
- Future mixes of new businesses, housing, and neighborhood amenities;
- Improvements to the pedestrian environment;
- Enhancement of parks and green space; and
- Improving the accessibility and fit of the station with the neighborhood.
The Plan was developed with public participation and guidance from both community and technical advisory committees. The Plan will inform City policy, guiding changes to the City's Comprehensive Plan (the Minneapolis Plan), zoning regulations, redevelopment activity, and capital improvement plans.
The Hiawatha /Lake Station Area Master Plan was adopted by the City Council on May 18th, 2001.
Comments or questions about the Plan can be directed to:
Paul Mogush, Principal Planner
Minneapolis Planning Department
250 S 4th Street, Room 110
Minneapolis, MN 55415
The Hiawatha / Lake Station Area planning process was funded through a grant from the Federal Transit Administration, which was managed by Hennepin County Transit & Community Works in cooperation with the City of Minneapolis.
Full copies of the Hiawatha/Lake Station Area Master Plan are available to review at the East Lake Library, the Government Documents Department of the Central Library. Paper or CD copies of the Plan were also sent to the Longfellow Community Council, Corcoran Neighborhood Association, Seward Neighborhood Group, Seward Redesign, agency representatives, public officials, and other parties.
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Full Plan (7 MB)
Executive Summary - modified to reflect changes made by the City Council (205 KB)
Existing Land Use Map (267 KB)
Preferred Concept Plan - modified to reflect changes made by the City Council (476 KB)
Site Key Map (312 KB)
Last updated May 7, 2012