The Promise and Pain of Transit-Oriented Development


The construction of light rail corridors creates new development opportunities – it also affects existing property owners. Issues and challenges facing existing properties along the new line include condemnation, relocation, and construction interference. On the other side of the coin, developers planning to build along new corridors need to navigate a host of planning issues. 

To further examine these and other land use issues, Larkin Hoffman launched its North Star Land Use Blog. The firm will also lead a presentation on these and other land use topics at a breakfast seminar on Tuesday, Oct. 3, hosted by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal. The panelists will discuss the advantages and obstacles related to these new transit projects.

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Tuesday, October 3, 2017
7:30-10 a.m.
JW Marriott Mall of America
Program host, Bill Griffith, President, Larkin Hoffman

Project development panel
This discussion will focus on issues facing developers of transit-oriented projects and how to overcome issues such as: special zoning and design requirements, permitting and local government. 

Peter Coyle, Chair, Land Use Practice, Larkin Hoffman

Lucy Galbraith, Transit Oriented Development Director, Metropolitan Council of the Twin Cities (Metro Transit)
Mark Fabel, Executive Vice President, McGough Construction
Jaci Bell, Director of Development, Kraus-Anderson Realty

Property takings panel
This discussion will focus on challenges and potential litigation for existing property owners affected by new light rail corridors, including condemnation, relocation and construction interference, approvals, bonding, parking issues, noise mitigation, and lighting.

Gary Van Cleve, Chair, Real Estate Litigation Practice, Larkin Hoffman

Bob Swenson, Relocation Reimbursement Specialist, Firm 70
Bob Strachota, MAI Appraiser, Shenehon Company
Bruce Hasselbring, President, Ace Supply Co., Inc.