The Twin Cities needs more density at the urban cores of Minneapolis and St. Paul, with more public transportation options, more opportunities for bike routes, and higher walkability.
While Minneapolis and St. Paul are off to a great start with bike routes, transit and walkability, focusing increased density in urban/first tier suburban areas makes more sense than in far suburban areas. The more people we have using these types of infrastructure, the more political support there will be for funding them. The Met Council should require cities to show their commitment to increased density through zoning near transit stops before, during, and after spending millions of dollars on transit investments.
BOth Mpls and St Paul alway with support neighborhoods opposition to new developments.especially for housings even 4 story bldgs.One would think they are putting up public housings.MSP both lost over 150000 residents over the last 50 years.In addition to people the cities area losing jobs retail/offices/hotels/schools etc to far suburbs
46th ST Station is good example of land use Housings beign built over the parking lot .METC need to build housings over the Central Station in DT ST PAUL There is no need for parking.