Station Urban Design Issues: Red Rock Commuter Rail


Lance Neckar

August 2003

Report no. CTS 03-07



Hastings, Minnesota is the southern terminus of the proposed Red Rock Commuter Rail service to the Twin Cities. Not only does a commuter rail station in Hastings pose a challenge to the city's historical identity, it also presents developmental difficulties because of the town's watershed problems. Using commuter rail-oriented design approaches to evaluate the two alternative station location sites, this report explains how the fully built-up historic Mississippi River town can be enhanced through commuter rail-oriented development.

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