Gold Line Station Area Planning
The Saint Paul City Council adopted the Gold Line Station Area Plans, including associated amendments to the Comprehensive Plan and Saint Paul Bicycle Plan (see page 12 of the Plans), and decertified the Sun Ray-Suburban Small Area Plan on October 7, 2015. There are two appendices referred to in the document: a summary of the Sun Ray Design Workshop event, and a market study conducted by HR&A Advisors. The City Council also adopted the associated rezonings of 246 properties on October 14, 2015.
For context of the amendments to other plans, you may view the full Comprehensive Plan here and the full Bicycle Plan here. The Sun Ray-Suburban Small Area Plan that has been decertified can be viewed here.
Questions can be directed to Bill Dermody at Bill.Dermody@ci.stpaul.mn.us or 651.266.6617.
A map of Gold Line BRT stations in Saint Paul is here.
The Gold Line (also known as the Gateway Transitway Corridor) is under study by Washington and Ramsey Counties for Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) and other alternatives from Saint Paul’s Union Depot to Manning Avenue on the eastern end of Woodbury, generally running along the I-94 corridor. Up to six (6) stations are being considered in Saint Paul, including in the vicinities of Union Depot, Mounds Boulevard, Earl Street, Etna Street, White Bear Avenue, and the Sun Ray shopping center. The City of Saint Paul undertook a Station Area Planning process in order to take full advantage of this major potential transportation investment. In April 2014, the Planning Commission appointed the Gold Line Station Area Planning Task Force and authorized the planning study. The Task Force's recommendations were forwarded to the Planning Commission, who in turn made a recommendation to the City Council.