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Spotlight on Elk River

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As the Sherburne County seat, as well as one of the region’s larger population and business centers, Elk River and its Northstar station provide a convenient connection to downtown Minneapolis and many communities throughout the region. The Elk River station is located in a growing commercial and residential area that is eager to attract new development. Transit-oriented development is a priority in this area.

Northstar adds to Elk River’s high quality of life, natural resources and affordable cost of living by providing a connection to the region’s leisure activities and attractions.

Economic Development Initiatives

The City of Elk River currently is focused on:

Transit-Oriented Development in Elk River

The area's development potential is stronger than ever because of its proximity to transit. Below you can get a summary of the potential of Transit-Oriented Development in Elk River, read the full report, or view a quick video presenting key facts.

Context: The Northstar Corridor Development Authority, together with the Metropolitan Council's Corridors of Opportunity program and Anoka and Sherburne counties conducted a Transit-Oriented Development study of the Northstar Corridor. The study resulted in reports on the potential for economic development in each station city. The following video is from a meeting on June 6, 2013 that featured an overview of the process, results of the study, and a presentation from each city outlining activities and plans for their area.

Location & Directions

17200 Twin Lakes Rd.
Elk River, MN 55330

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