The University of Minnesota – Humphrey School of Public Affairs graduate research
team, through the 2012-2013 Resilient Communities Project and the City of Minnetonka,
compiled this TOD recommendations report and toolkit.1 Using the Minnetonka 2030
Comprehensive Guide Plan and variety of reports derived from Hennepin County’s Transitional
Station Area Action Plans (TSAAP) process as a foundation for land use goals and
future recommendations for the City, this report seeks to provide the City of Minnetonka
with policy recommendations that can ensure the potential economic, environmental,
and transit benefits associated with the development of the Shady Oak and Opus Light
Rail Transit (LRT) station areas. This process was accomplished by examining best practices
in transit-oriented development (TOD) using national examples, then synthesizing
the key themes and lessons into a “toolkit” of policy recommendations applicable to the
City of Minnetonka. The research and recommendations have been divided into three
Professional paper for the fulfillment of the Master of Urban and Regional Planning
Creed, Jon; Giant, Joe; Thorpe, David; White, David.
Transit-Oriented Development in Minnetonka: Cases and Policy recommendations for TOD Implementation in Minnetonka, MN.
Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs.
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