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Follow the TOD conversation at next week’s LOCUS Summit

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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

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.

You are invited to the 2017 LOCUS Leadership Summit

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What impact could a potential $1 trillion infrastructure package have on transit-oriented development? How can TOD staff, real estate developers, and local elected leaders work together to improve infrastructure, create jobs, and rebuild neighborhoods for the future?

Upping success by upping density

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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.