Research Reports

The Hiawatha Line: Impacts on Land Use and Residential Housing Value

Principal Investigator:

Edward G Goetz, Kate Ko, Aaron Hagar, Hoang Ton, Jeff Matson

February 2010

Report no. CTS 10-09

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

Topics: Economics, Transit planning

This report presents the findings of a study of economic impacts resulting from the construction of the Hiawatha Line, the first major investment in a Twin Cities transitway system that will eventually include a mix of light rail, heavy rail, and Bus-Rapid-Transit. In particular, the researchers look at three major areas: impacts on property values by proximity to the line; land-use changes that have occurred around the line?s transit stations; and changes in the level of hosing investment within the corridor.

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