The Golden Triangle, a 1,370-acre industrial area within the City of Eden Prairie, has developed over the last four decades into an extensive industrial/office park with a wide range of building types and business uses and over 9.8 million square feet of industrial and office space. In 2002, it was estimated that businesses in the area employed nearly 25,000 people. Traffic congestion has become an increasing problem in the Golden Triangle area due to the high concentration of similar office/industrial uses and limited access points to the regional roadway system.
A consulting team, led by Hoisington Koegler Group and including IBI Group and Bonz and Company, was retained to conduct a land use and transit study for the area in order to determine what types of long-range land use and transit changes might help mitigate current and future traffic congestion problems.
The study resulted in a new land use plan that illustrated land use changes in