Joe Kimball | MinnPost

The Metropolitan Council has awarded Liveable Community grants of $5.4 million for transit-oriented development and affordable housing.

The grants will go for projects in Minneapolis, St. Paul, Eagan, Hopkins, Minnetonka, Richfield and Robbinsdale.

The transit-oriented grants, officials say, go to “projects that help promote economic development, housing and jobs along transit corridors, where there is, or will be, transit infrastructure and high-frequency transit service.”

Grants set for present or future light rail transit lines are:

4th Street Infrastructure, Minneapolis — $1 million toward reconstruction of a section of Fourth Street Southeast that will support new development near the 29th Avenue Station on the Green Line.

Anishinabe Bii Gii Wiin, Minneapolis — $1,045,000 for stormwater management improvements, streetscape and sidewalk enhancements that improve connections to the Blue Line, and a transit plaza for buses along Franklin Avenue. {….}