Red Rock Corridor Small Area Plan Work Begins
On April 11, 2017, the Washington County Regional Railroad Authority passed a resolution of support for the findings of the recently completed Red Rock Corridor Implementation Plan. Washington County was the last Red Rock Corridor Commission member to act in support for the findings of the Implementation Plan.
One of the recommendations from the Implementation Plan is to work with corridor communities to include the Red Rock Corridor in the comprehensive plan updates in ways that support an increase in expected ridership in the corridor. The cities of Cottage Grove and St. Paul Park will be working with Washington County throughout 2017 to develop small area plans for the proposed station areas each city. The process will look at the market demand for each area and develop transit-supportive strategies to be included in each city’s comprehensive plan.
The small area plans will look at land use, economic development, and redevelopment opportunities in the station areas to make them more transit friendly. The goal of this project is to create a plan with strategies to support improved transit service and capitalize on investments.