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Tag Archives: Transit Oriented Development

April 24, 2016
Development Follows Denver’s New Rails
Denver Post

The train to Denver International Airport is now in service, and that means big things beyond being a convenient transportation option. For developers, the land around 23 miles of track has entered a new phase — from the site of future rail service to a destination for thousands of people boarding and disembarking every day.

April 20, 2016
Pittsburgh’s New Transit Center a Mixed Success
Pittsburgh City Paper

The widely touted Transit Oriented Development aims to place residences and retail closer to mass transit to encourage more traditional urban density and decrease automobile use, but it still apparently takes an enormous amount of parking to make such a thing work.

Chicago’s First Metra-Oriented Development Proposed
Streetsblog Chicago

Most transit oriented development as appeared within miles of the Loop; but it appears a four-story condominium building planned for the Edgebrook neighborhood on the Far Northwest Side would be the city’s Metra-friendly TOD, more than 11 miles from Daley Plaza.

April 18, 2016
Three Developments for Three Boston Train Stations
Boston Globe

The three big train stations in Boston have long attracted new development around their busy locations. Now, each station could soon be the anchor for a major real estate project that would rise above the tracks.

Will Transit-Oriented Housing Bring Gentrification?
Chicago Reader

The protest, led by Somos (“We Are”) Logan Square, made the argument that the upscale ten- and 11-story rental towers, along with a high-end six-story transit-oriented apartment building down the street, will accelerate the already rapid pace of gentrification in the neighborhood.

April 13, 2016
April 6, 2016
April 4, 2016
Affordable Housing a Must on SW Corridor
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Despite the widespread notion that the Southwest light-rail line would cater to professionals commuting from the wealthy western suburbs, the train also will cut past working-class homes with incomes well below the metro median.

April 3, 2016
How Do Metro Stations Integrate with Walking Environments
Cities Journal (Abstract)

China is in a period of rapid metro system development. However, there are few empirical evaluations of the complex interactions between the local built environment and metro ridership in the Chinese context.

March 22, 2016
Placemaking on the Pike
Urban Land Institute

Three decades may seem like a long time to wait for mixed-use, transit-oriented development, but 30 years after the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) completed its White Flint Metro station in 1984, the first phase of Pike & Rose has opened.

March 21, 2016
Emerging Concepts of Transit Oriented Districts in California
Global Transit Blog

Twenty years ago, California was the first state that adopted legislation to encourage TOD. The Transit Village Development Planning Act of 1994 allows local jurisdictions in California to make areas within half a mile of transit stations eligible for transportation funding and other development incentives.

Details Emerge on Austin’s Plaza Saltillo TOD
Austin American Statesman

After an almost two-year negotiation and a last-minute increase in what workers will be paid, the Capital Metro board on Monday approved an agreement to develop the 10-acre Plaza Saltillo site in East Austin.

March 20, 2016
Stamford’s South End Rises from Hard Times
Stamford Advocate

The owner of DeMott Auto said decades ago his staff would drive their female customers to and from the train station because it was not safe to walk in the neighborhood at certain hours.

March 18, 2016
March 17, 2016
Method for Classifying and Benchmarking Toronto TOD
Journal of Transport Geography (Abstract)

Transit oriented development (TOD), which is generally understood as the provision of higher-density, mixed-use, amenity-rich, and walkable development around rapid transit stations, has been championed as one of the most effective solutions for maximizing the potential return on investment for existing and future rapid transit infrastructure projects.

March 16, 2016
March 15, 2016
In Sandy Springs, Development Brought by the Train
Curbed Atlanta

Monday brought news of not just one or two, but three mixed-use developments adjacent to MARTA stations in Sandy Springs, highlighting the seemingly unbridled growth in the decade-old city.

March 14, 2016
Light Rail’s Impact on Denver Office Prices
Colorado Real Estate Journal

In the past five years, prices for the land surrounding light-rail stations have doubled and, in some areas, tripled on a cost per-square-foot basis. One example is the Village Center Station near the Arapahoe light-rail station.

Verizon’s $1.5B, 158 Acre Project North of Dallas
Dallas Morning News

A Las Colinas mixed-use project would add millions of square feet of office space, shopping, apartments and hotel rooms if Irving’s City Council approves a change in zoning this week.

March 11, 2016
GE’s Private Commuter Rail Station Could Help Town Revival
Boston Globe

Two stops north of Boston, commuter rail trains chug past a barren stretch of cracked concrete bordering the old River Works station here. The trains only stop for employees of the nearby General Electric Co. aviation plant.

Using Public Land to Create Equitable Communities
Living Cities

Activating unused or underutilized public parcels with effective, equitable transit-oriented development strategies can create a myriad of benefits for communities (and public agencies).

March 9, 2016
March 7, 2016
The Long El Monte TOD Legal Fight Continues
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

It has been nearly seven years since El Monte ditched the proposed El Monte Transit Village — once heralded as one of the largest mixed-use projects in development in Southern California.

Companies are Paying Millions to Move a Mile into Tysons
Washington Post

Three years ago the Meridian Group, a Bethesda developer, bought the former corporate campus of government contractor SAIC. At 18 acres, the property immediately established Meridian as one of the largest landowners in Tysons Corner


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