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Tag Archives: Transit Oriented Development

May 21, 2013
Oakland TOD Redefines Space
Global Site Plans

Oakland continues to bring new development and innovation to its neighborhoods. Next up is the MacArthur Transit Village (MTV), an impressive urban planning initiative to be built in Temescal beside the MacArthur BART station.

May 20, 2013
Kemper Freeman Plans Big Bellevue Development
Seattle Times

Kemper Development wants to build 2 million square feet of additional retail, office, hotel and residential space covering more than a block of prime real estate at Northeast Fourth Street and Bellevue Way Northeast.

Apple Valley MN Has High Hopes for Transit Station Land
Twin Cities Finance and Commerce

Apple Valley officials are looking to purchase up to 13 acres of vacant, tax-forfeited land east of the Apple Valley Transit Station that they believe can be marketed to a large employer and used for additional retail, office and housing development.

May 14, 2013
Charlotte Officials Tout South End that Transit Built
Charlotte Observer

With construction booming in Charlotte’s South End, city leaders on Tuesday called the area a model for the kind of smart growth that transit projects can spur in struggling neighborhoods east, west and north of uptown.

May 12, 2013
May 8, 2013
Housing Growth Slowing Around Chicago Transit Stops
Chicago Tribune

Despite the high-selling prices of residences located near public transit, the creation of new housing has lagged in sections of the Chicago area near CTA and Metra rail stations, compared with more robust development in transit zones in New York, Philadelphia, Boston and San Francisco

May 7, 2013
Plan for East Liberty Redevelopment in Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh Post Gazette

The city’s Urban Redevelopment Authority board is pushing ahead with a plan to divert a large portion of real estate and parking tax revenue from a host of projects in or near East Liberty to help fund road, pedestrian and other improvements in the area.

May 6, 2013
Pleasant Hill BART TOD a Mixed Bag
Vibrant Bay Area

Contra Costa Centre, which is the name used in marketing the transit oriented development near the Pleasant Hill BART station describes itself as an “exemplary model of Transit-Oriented Development” which “invite[s] residents, workers, and shoppers to drive less and take transit more.”

Palo Alto Waists TOD Opportunity by Lowering Heights
Peninsula Press

Palo Alto city leaders expect developer John Arrillaga to revise his controversial plans for a site off University Avenue, near the Caltrain station, to meet a 50-foot height limit without forcing him to do so, City Manager James Keene said.

May 1, 2013
Pittsburgh’s Light Rail Stations are Hard to Find
Pittsburgh Public Source

The Hillcrest light-rail stop is not easy to find. There is no sign at either entrance. Tucked between two hills in Bethel Park, it’s barely visible from nearby roads. The closest landmark is a Walgreens.

April 30, 2013
Texas Stadium Redevelopment Taking Place
NBC Dallas Fort Worth

An urban resort, a mixed use village and an eco-community were some of the initial visions Irving city leaders had when they knew the Texas Stadium would no longer host football fans.

April 29, 2013
April 23, 2013
April 21, 2013
Santa Rosa Councilwoman Reconsiders TOD Vote
Santa Rosa Press Democrat

A decision last week by the Santa Rosa City Council to pull the plug on a senior housing project in Railroad Square isn’t necessarily the end of the line for the 93-unit complex.

April 16, 2013
April 14, 2013
Development in Denver Transport Maze Made Possible by Transit

A $100 million project proposing to create a design neighborhood at a former printing plant adjacent to a notorious interstate intersection is being made possible by Denver’s light rail expansion, and the involvement of a renowned architect.

April 11, 2013
Grants Help Fund Twin Cities TOD
Minnesota Post

One of the arguments for investing in improved transit in major corridors is that it attracts new development.

April 10, 2013
TOD Project Begins Sprawl Repair in Baltimore
Better Cities and Towns

Metro Centre at Owings Mills, Maryland, is a mixed-use, transit-oriented development (TOD) that, upon completion, will support more than 1.2 million square feet of commercial office space


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