After a joint development project around one of Buffalo, NY’s Metro Rail stations, officials are talking about pursuing TOD around an additional seven stations to help generate revenue and increase ridership.
Seattle is taking steps to make sure that its new light rail stations will serve people with low- and moderate-incomes—those who stand to benefit most from the new transit access—by combining traditional TOD with a focus on equity (also known as equitable TOD or eTOD).
This month on Building Better Communities with Transit we’re joined by the Executive Director of the KC Streetcar Authority, Tom Gerend. In 2016, Kansas City, MO opened the first streetcar the city has seen in almost 60 years and transformed the city’s downtown. Former skeptics of the line are now some of the KC Streetcar’s biggest proponents as businesses have boomed and more people are moving to—and spending money in—the center city. The 2.2 mile KC Streetcar, akin to a downtown circulator, is “a demonstration of the possible.”
Last week, we had an opportunity to connect with some members of the TOD Peer Network in person at the 2018 LOCUS Leadership Summit. In asking about the challenges they faced at home, one issue came up again and again: affordable housing.
Value capture, gentrification, and building affordable housing around transit were among the many topics on the agenda at the 2018 LOCUS Leadership Summit: Rebuild America’s Neighborhoods. With value capture in particular, having developers and consultants with relevant experience in the room provided some important insights into how to successfully execute such projects.
Connecticut is offering developers a 50 year, $6 million interest free loan to support the development of an apartment and retail complex in downtown New Britain across the street from a CTfastrak bus rapid transit station.
This month, we’re joined by Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone on Building Better Communities with Transit to learn about how the Green Line Extension is transforming the city by reconnecting it with high-capacity rail transit.
Planning for TOD is often dependent on the specific location of stations along a transit corridor. This week a few different discussions arose around early planning for rail lines in Seattle while in Denver, development possibilities increased next to an existing station.
A new land use plan in Fairfax County, VA sets the stage for a new bus rapid transit corridor and accompanying TOD, supports enhancements to walking and biking, and preserves (or restores) open space.
A new residential development on one of the most transit-oriented, walkable corners of Southern California will have more parking than housing. Getting parking right is critical if transit-oriented developments are going to make the most of transit, reduce dependence on cars, and provide more attainable housing without having to bake the high cost of structured parking into every unit for sale or rent.