What’s developing? 98th Street Station Area Plan
The City has developed a new plan for the 98th Street Station Area, a half-mile area around the Bloomington Transit Center, located a block west of 98th Street and Lyndale Avenue. In 2021, Metro Transit is expected to begin operating the METRO Orange Line bus rapid transit system. This will enhance the transit center by providing frequent all-day service seven days a week to Minneapolis, Richfield and Burnsville. Staff conducted surveys, walking audits, focus groups and more with residents, businesses, property owners and partners to identify recommendations for the area that:
- Coordinate infrastructure improvements to heighten pedestrian and bicycle safety, create a sense of place and enhance station connectivity to neighborhoods and businesses.
- Support and facilitate compact mixed-use redevelopment of commercial areas to complement the enhanced transit service.
- Facilitate entrance on and off I-35W while creating enhanced bicycle, pedestrian and transit access.
More information about the 98th Street Station Area Plan is available at blm.mn/OrangeLine.