Green Line Parks and Commons

Green space along the Metro Trail light rail lines.
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Metro Transit

The Trust for Public Land is leading a collaborative effort to integrate new parks and green space into the communities along the Green Line, an 11-mile light-rail corridor that will run between Minneapolis and Saint Paul.

New development along the Green Line is projected to include 17,000 new households over the next 20 years, along with new retail, commercial, and industrial development. We are working with the Green Line Parks and Commons group that includes businesses, nonprofits, developers, governmental representatives, and others in identifying opportunities to create parks and common public gathering spaces in tandem with these new developments. Our first phase of work resulted in a collaboratively developed report that includes recommended approaches and guidance for new parks and open space development in this fast-changing area.

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Since 1972, The Trust for Public Land has protected more than 3 million acres and completed more than 5,200 park and conservation projects.