Next week, professionals in transit-oriented development will convene with developers, investors, and local leaders at the 2017 LOCUS Leadership Summit in Washington, DC. The LOCUS Summit presents a unique opportunity for diverse stakeholders to work together to create vibrant and equitable walkable communities. Follow these important conversations on Twitter at the hashtag #LOCUSsummit on April 24-25 … Continued
This week we’re looking at Buffalo, NY, where planners are currently considering different options for extending the city’s light rail line. Should new extensions go toward the jobs at Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, new development at Canalside, or economic development near Amherst? Leaders are factoring in the potential for TOD as they make their decision.
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How much can being near a transit station benefit a home’s value? $2,040 to be precise. That’s how much one Transit Score percentage point can increase home values, on average, according to new analysis from national real estate brokerage Redfin.
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.
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.
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.
This week we’re featuring two resources that get more specific on details related to financing for housing or infrastructure in TOD.
This week came new research from Georgia Tech looking at the value of homes near Atlanta’s BeltLine project. Atlanta is planning to build 22 miles of streetcar line parallel to the popular bike and walking trail, and housing prices near the project are rising faster than the rest of the city.
In this week’s edition we take a look at upzoning—a strategy that allows for higher density near transit stations. We’re highlighting this because Seattle, WA moved forward with plans to upzone its University District this week.