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Tag Archives: Transit Oriented Development

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

March 4, 2016
March 3, 2016
March 2, 2016
Trying to Simplify Aurora’s Zoning Code
Aurora Sentinel

Much of the code would apply to developing the large swath of city land near E-470 and Denver International Airport. That’s in addition to making it easier for developers looking to do work along the Regional Transportation District’s Aurora Line and East Rail Line.

February 25, 2016
Leinberger and Tregoning Talk TOD
California Planning Report

Transit-oriented development is the future of this country’s real-estate development. Metro DC is the model by which we’re building this country, as far as TOD.

February 16, 2016


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