Why President Obama Loves Your Minneapolis Duplex

lightrailThe White House cares about your southwest Minneapolis duplex.

OK, so maybe not your duplex, specifically. But they do seem to care about public transportation in Uptown, St Louis Park, Hopkins and Eden Prairie.

Earlier in the week the Obama administrations stated they would expedite the permit-approval process for the 15-mile Southwest Light Rail transit live slated to run between Minneapolis and Eden Prairie.

The expedition is part of the new “We Can’t Wait” program, which aims to expedite infrastructure approvals by processing them more efficiently.

The project’s proposed route connects with the existing Hiawatha and University lines in downtown Minneapolis, and run in a southwest direction toward Eden Prairie between Cedar Lake and Lake of the Isles, along Excelsior Blvd to 17th Avenue in Hopkins, where it will turn south toward a southwest station just west of the Highway 212 and 494 junction.

This should prove to be a boon to property owners along the line, as tenants and home buyers increasingly seek green neighborhoods and efficiencies in fuel consumption expenses.