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GreenStep City Best Practices Transportation

Living Streets
no. 11

Create a network of green complete streets that improves city quality of life and adds value to surrounding properties.
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Adopt zoning language or approve a skinny street/development project that follows green street and/or walkable streets principles.

Describe your green street project; report street narrowing done as part of a street reconstruction project; satisfy LEED-ND prerequisites and a minimum of 2 credits (in addition to Walkable Streets and Street Network) among Connected & Open Community, Tree-Lined & Shaded Streets, Stormwater Management.
Describe your green street ordinance; satisfy LEED-ND prerequisites and between 7 & 12 credits among all 1-star categories.
Document savings from a green streets project; certify as a LEED-ND development and achieve more than 12 credits among all 1-star categories; set a maximum block perimeter total that does not exceed 2400 feet.

Arden Hills

Date action report first entered:   10/12/2017
Date of last report update:   10/18/2017
Year action initially completed:   2015
Action completed after joining GreenStep?   No

Implementation details:
The TCAAP Redevelopment Code for the Twin Cities Army Ammunition Plant redevelopment includes street design standards that are meant to support and balance automobile, bicycle, and walking trips. A Project Circulation Plan is required for all larger projects and must show how the plan considers all modes of transportation and integrated with existing planned streets, bicycle and pedestrian facilities, and trails in the surrounding area. Streetscape standards require a minimum number of street tree plantings and vegetative screening for surface parking lots.

Descriptive links: http://mn-ardenhills.civicplus.com/DocumentCenter/View/1302

For more information contact:
Mike Mrosla (City staff)   |   mmrosla@cityofardenhills.org   |   6517927822

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Saint Anthony pending

Date action report first entered:   05/05/2011

Implementation details:
The City of St. Anthony worked with Three Rivers Park District to receive their Silver LEED certification for Silverwood Park Improvements.

For more information contact:
Jay Hartman (City staff)   |   jay.hartman@ci.saint-anthony.mn.us   |   612-782-3314

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pending means a star rating has not yet been assigned to this city

greenstep advisor
David Larson, Landscape Architect, Office of Environmental Stewardship, MN Dept. of Transportation: 651/366-4637, david.larson@state.mn.us, http://www.dot.state.mn.us/planning/completestreets