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What #InfrastructureWeek has meant in Dallas

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It’s Infrastructure Week this week, a national opportunity to talk about how we as a nation and communities invest in roads, bridges, sidewalks, and railways. Infrastructure changes have very practical implications for how a place looks, feels, and works—especially when it comes to TOD projects. One example is Victory Park in Dallas, TX, located on the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) light rail line.

What’s your TOD type?

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Proposed guidelines released last week for Los Angeles’ affordable housing incentive program include a tiered typology based on the distance to a transit stop and the type of transit service provided. TOD typologies are a helpful way to determine the different needs of different station areas.

Development ideas for Chapel Hill — or anywhere

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This week, the town of Chapel Hill, NC considered development suggestions for 18 stations along its new 17-mile light rail line. The planning report was the result of feedback from community workshops and supported by a federal grant from the FTA. Several resources are available in the TODresources.org library to help with station area and corridor planning specifically.

Realizing the development potential along rail corridors

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In 2007, the City of Charlotte, NC opened its Lynx light rail line and this week, the Charlotte Business Journal took a look at what’s happening along the line 10 years later. In short: increased development of offices and housing in the South End. So this week we’re featuring two items from TODresources.org that take a look at development along rail corridors, including in Charlotte.