Best Practice Action Detail

Best Practice Action 11.2

GreenStep City Best Practices: Transportation
Living Streets No. 11

Create a network of green complete streets that improves city quality of life, public health, and adds value to surrounding properties.

Best Practice Action 2

Adopt zoning language or approve a skinny street/development project that follows green street and/or walkable streets principles.

1 star 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.
2 star Describe your green street ordinance; satisfy LEED-ND prerequisites and between 7 & 12 credits among all 1-star categories.
3 star 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.

Who's doing it

Arden Hills - 2 star
Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Year action initially completed: 2015
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.
Outcome measures/metrics/money saved:
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Mike Mrosla (City staff) | | 6517927822