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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.

A new newsletter about creating great, equitable TOD

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Introducing a new weekly newsletter all about the best practices in transit-oriented development.

TODresources.org is home to a trove of information about equitable transit-oriented development projects from across the country. These resources showcase the best, most innovate approaches to TOD nationwide. We want to better highlight those strategies and help more people across the country use them in the year to come.

The five communities selected for TOD technical assistance

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Five communities working to support development around transit projects will get a big boost this year thanks to technical assistance from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), in partnership with Smart Growth America.

The National Public Transportation/Transit-Oriented Development Technical Assistance Initiative is a four-year project of FTA in partnership with Smart Growth America that helps communities across the country build equitable, compact, mixed-use development around transit stations or along transit corridors, with a focus on development in economically disadvantaged areas.

Strong prospects in Kansas City

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An underserved Kansas City neighborhood is receiving assistance from the Federal Transit Administration to attract new development around a proposed transit line and raise the neighborhood’s economic fortunes.  In the last five to ten years, Kansas City’s downtown has experienced an economic rebound due in part to millions invested in transit projects like the KC Streetcar, opened … Continued