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Tag Archives: Transit Oriented Development

July 26, 2016
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July 4, 2016
Is The D.C. Metro’s Silver Line Too Much Too Soon?
Washington Post

From the 15th-floor condo where she has lived for nearly four decades, Amy Tozzi can see the future of Tysons Corner, the Washington suburb local signs now tout as “Tysons — America’s next great city.” The Silver Line has definitely been instrumental in the town’s development, but has it happened too quickly?

How Transit Hubs Can Spur Dense Development
The Globe and Mail

“We’ve seen it time and time again, you build the transportation system, people follow and communities start to build up, schools start to build up, and it’s the perfect thing,” says Carmen Bianco, who founded his own consultation company, Bianco Associates, upon leaving the MTA last August.

June 29, 2016
Zoning Change in Fairfax, VA Could Allow More Density
Greater Greater Washington

The Board of Supervisor’s decision to approve the zoning code change last week is emblematic of an effort to make sure that new housing and office space are paired with transportation options.

June 28, 2016
To Live Near Light Rail, You’ll Have to Pay Up
Seattle Times

As Seattle and surrounding cities look to significantly expand train service throughout the region, here’s fair warning for those looking to live the car-free lifestyle: If you want to live near a transit hub, you’ll likely have to pay up.

June 27, 2016
June 26, 2016
Transit Districts Draw Attention in Connecticut
Hartford Courant

An ambitious strategy to spark economic growth in Connecticut’s aging city centers is taking shape in Meriden, consisting of apartments, shops, parking space and public transportation all within walking distance. The project, which include a park redesigned to stem frequent flooding, are just a few of those planned for central Connecticut.

June 22, 2016
Can Raleigh’s Affordable Housing Tax Beat Market Pressures?

If city manager Ruffin Hall’s budget is any indication, Raleigh is finally getting serious about affordable housing—and just in time for the countywide transit referendum that will be on the ballot in November. The city’s plan envisions new affordable housing developments located within a half mile of existing or proposed transit stations.

June 20, 2016
Bold Vision for 30th Street Station
Plan Philly

“Go West, young man.” So exhorted Horace Greeley 150 years ago, borrowing those words from another writer to embrace and celebrate American manifest destiny.

June 15, 2016
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June 8, 2016
Is L.A.’s Warner Center Good for Residents?
L.A. Daily News

Now that plans for an “urban neighborhood” of 3,990 apartments on the site of the former Rocketdyne plant in Canoga Park have been announced, there’s something we need to know. Will those units have indoor plumbing?

KC Council Moves Ahead With Transit Oriented Development
Kansas City Business Journal

The Kansas City Council’s Transportation and Infrastructure Committee as well as the Planning, Zoning and Economic Development Committee will vote on an overarching Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) policy Thursday. If it passes, it will go to the full council for a vote.

What Makes Transit Oriented Development Work?
Journal of Urbanism (abstract)

Through 13 in-depth semi-structured interviews with planners and transportation professionals in the United States, Canada, and the Netherlands, this study attempts to identify the factors that practitioners in these regions determine to be essential for the post-development success of TOD.

June 5, 2016
Americans Want More Transit-Oriented Housing
My Central Jersey

Nearly three in four Americans (73 percent) would support changes in land use or zoning regulations in their community that encourage transit-oriented development, according to a new America THINKS national public opinion survey by HNTB Corporation.

PATH Train Strains Under Housing Development
Wall Street Journal

The PATH train, already bursting at the seams, stands to get more crowded amid a building boom in northern New Jersey, in another sign the transit network is straining under the region’s population growth.

June 3, 2016
Hong Kong’s Rail + Property Model
McKinsey & Company

Cities around the world are building or expanding public-transit systems to cope with population growth and urbanization. But even as metro systems get bigger and serve more people, most continue to lose money.

May 30, 2016
Transit-Oriented Development’s Trials in Hartford

Transit-oriented development is a relatively new idea in Connecticut, but town officials hope an old car dealership site in West Hartford will be a catalyst for further investment around the station. State officials plan it as one in a series of developments around CTfastrak’s route between New Britain and Hartford.

May 18, 2016
Houston Gets a TOD Spark
Next City

In recent years, Houston has been straining against its reputation as a car-crazy city and rethinking neighborhood connectivity.

May 16, 2016
Santa Clara Kills Development Near Caltrain
Green Caltrain

In March, Irvine Company withdrew its application for Mission Town Center, a housing-focused mixed use development on El Camino Real, across the street from the Santa Clara Caltrain station, and proposed future BART station.

May 3, 2016
Politics, Not TODs, Cause Affordable Housing Crunch
Streetsblog Chicago

Chicago’s new towers are big, conspicuous buildings, so it’s understandable that some people blame them for rising rents elsewhere in the neighborhood. But the TOD ordinance and the resulting increase in the number of housing units near the Blue Line isn’t to blame for the community’s displacement problem.

May 2, 2016
Chicago’s New TOD Aimed at Wealthy
Chicago Tribune

Some Logan Square residents are worried that new high-end apartments being built under a city ordinance aimed at promoting development near transit may be accelerating gentrification and pushing lower-income people farther away from the trains.


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