Research Reports

The Hiawatha Line: Impacts on Land Use and Residential Housing Value (Research Brief)

Principal Investigator:

CTS, Edward G Goetz

October 2009

Report no. CTS Research Brief 2009-02

Projects: Economic Impacts of Transitways, Part 1: The Hiawatha Light Rail Line

Topics: Economics, Transit planning

This 2-page research brief highlights the study which examined the economic impacts of transitways - specifically, the impacts of the Hiawatha Light-Rail Transit Line, which stretches from downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota, to its southern suburbs. Researchers explored how construction of the light-rail line and rail transit stations affects residential property values, land use patterns, and housing investment.

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