January 1, 2013
A Guide To Community-Driven Transit Oriented Development Planning
In December of 2012, T.R.U.S.T. South LA, in collaboration with Abode Communities, initiated a participatory planning campaign for the design of the redevelopment of Rolland Curtis Gardens, a substandard 48-unit affordable housing development located in a transit-rich South Los Angeles neighborhood. Our collective goal was to implement temporary rehabilitation measures while developing a community-based plan to redevelop Rolland Curtis Gardens. Upon completion, the development will include new affordable housing units and community-serving commercial uses located near transit hubs.
This guide, developed utilizing funds granted to T.R.U.S.T. South LA by California Community Foundation, reflects our planning procedure: from outreach and organizing to developing a final site plan. In this guide we present our dynamic process, outcomes, and recommendations for adaptation. We hope this guide will be helpful for community development corporations, non-profit housing developers, community-based organizations, and socially responsible for-profit developers who want to build neighborhood-serving affordable housing and commercial developments in conjunction with local residents. All of the materials presented in this guide are available online at www TRUSTsouthla.org/TODguide