46th Street Station Area Master Plan
The 46th & Hiawatha Station Area Master Plan is part of a series of long-range studies being completed for transit-oriented development (TOD) around Hiawatha LRT station sites. The area of study includes Longfellow, Standish-Ericsson, and Nokomis East. 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.
Newsletters describing the process and the results of public workshops are included below:
The 46th & Hiawatha Station Area Master Plan was adopted by the City Council on December 28th, 2001." Read the staff report and recommendations adopted by the City Planning Commission on December 11th, 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 46th & Hiawatha 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.
A consulting team supported this project, and including the following firms:
- Farr Associates (Chicago)
- Parsons Transportation Group (Minneapolis)
- ZHA, Inc. (Annapolis)
A Community Steering Committee held guide the process, and included the following individuals:
- Barb Taylor, Representing City Council Member Sandy Colvin Roy
- Beverly Conerton, Representing County Commissioner Peter McLaughlin
- Brian Alger, Longfellow Community Council (LCC) Representative
- Brian Larson, Copy Express, Representing County Commissioner Peter McLaughlin
- Greg Bastien, Nokomis East Neighborhood Association (NENA) Representative
- Jack Morrissey, Hiawatha Conoco, Representing County Commissioner Peter
- McLaughlin/neighborhood businesses
- Jim Alderete. Standish-Ericsson Neighborhood Association (SENA) Representative
- Kathy Nelson, Nelson Electric, Representing Council Member Sandy Colvin Roy/neighborhood businesses
- Philip Behrend, SENA Representative
- Robin Markowitz, Longfellow Community Council (LCC) Representative
A Technical Advisory Committee also provided support to the project, and including the following individuals:
- Jon Wertjes & Bob Morgan, City of Minneapolis Public Works
- Larry Blackstad, Gary Erickson & Carol Lezotte, Hennepin County Transit and Community WorksValerie Svensson, MnDOT
- John Dillery, Metro Transit
- Mark Garner & Bill Koncak, Minneapolis Community Development Agency
- Jim Hafner, Minnehaha Creek Watershed District
- Mike Schadauer, Bob Vockrodt & Frank Loetterle, Hiawatha Project Office (HPO)
- Karen Lyons, Greg Pates, Metro Council
- Warren Porter & Gary Erickson, Hennepin County
- Larry Peterson, Minneapolis Park Board
- Mike Larson, City of Minneapolis Planning Department
A physical copy of the 46th & Hiawatha Station Area Master Plan is available to review at the Roosevelt Library, Nokomis Library, the Government Documents Department of the Central Library, and the Municipal Information Library collection. Copies were also sent to Longfellow Community Council, Standish-Ericsson Neighborhood Association, the Nokomis-East Neighborhood Association, agency representatives, public officials, and other parties.
The documents below require the free Adobe Acrobat Reader. Some of the files are quite large and may take longer to download.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Land Use
Chapter 3: Urban Design
Chapter 4: Zoning
Chapter 5: Transportation
Chapter 6: Market Analysis
Chapter 7: Community Participation Process
Chapter 8: Proposed Plan
Chapter 9: Implementation
Appendix A: Land Use Survey Results
Appendix B: SWOT Analysis Results
Appendix C: IPS Results
Appendix D: Review of Existing Documents
The following additional files have been included to address problems with specific pages.
Figure 8.1 Consensus Plan.pdf (1.3 MB)
This image is difficult to read in Chapter 8. It has been provided here at a higher graphic resolution.
Development Sub Areas.pdf (217 KB)
Figure 8.5 in the plan lacks labels to identify the different development sub areas in the station area. These areas are indicated in this file.
46th Street Cross Section.pdf (336 KB)
The images in Figures 8.9 and 8.10 are difficult to read in Chapter 8. A modified version of the images is reproduced here for greater resolution and clarity.
Last updated Feb. 6, 2014