The proposed Southwest Light Rail Transit (SWLRT) line is a high-frequency train that will connect downtown Minneapolis to Eden Prairie through St. Louis Park, Hopkins and Minnetonka.
Click here for background information about the project from an article published in the September-October 2013 issue of the Life in the Prairie newsletter.
Project Information and Input
The lead agency for the project is the Metropolitan Council, which
has established a Southwest LRT Project Office to oversee the project,
address public comments and provide frequent project updates. Visit metrocouncil.org for more information and subscribe to receive “Southwest LRT News” email updates.
Municipal Consent Process
The Metropolitan Council voted to advance the SWLRT (METRO Green Line
Extension) project April 9, 2014.This action set into motion a
“municipal consent” process which includes the preliminary design plans
being submitted to Hennepin County and the five affected cities for
review and approval.
Click here to learn more about Eden Prairie's municipal consent process.
Share Your Thoughts
The Southwest LRT community outreach coordinators are the first point
of contact for members of the public, community organizations and
corridor businesses. They are available to answer questions, receive
input on the project and help resolve issues.
Daren Nyquist, Metropolitan Council’s outreach coordinator for Eden Prairie, can be reached at 612-373-3894.
Southwest LRT Beyond the Rails is an online platform for community dialogue — to join the conversation visit swbeyondtherails.com.
Southwest LRT Community Works was created by Hennepin County
in 2009 to put in place partnerships that will catalyze transit oriented
development along the corridor, connect communities to LRT stations and
create welcoming spaces around LRT stations. This effort supports LRT
design and construction work by focusing “beyond the rails” including
developing detailed plans for station area neighborhoods near proposed
LRT stations. Visit swlrtcommunityworks.org to learn more.