Development

Transit Supportive Guidelines

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These Guidelines present principles and standards that may be implemented by municipalities, designers, engineers, and many others to create supportive development that can be served by Pace’s suburban bus service. By shaping the built environment to support all modes of movement – from the transit vehicle itself to pedestrians walking down the street or to … Continued

Aligning Transit and Real Estate: An Integrated Financial Strategy

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This paper points to two evolutionary steps that can promote economically viable and more livable transit oriented communities – (1) coordinating transit and real estate development in one sequential process and (2) advancing TOD goals beyond vertical real estate development to encompass community “Livability Benefits” that are often required of developers and typically mandated by … Continued

Street Smart: Streetcars and Cities in the 21st Century

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This richly illustrated book is about streetcars and the tremendous private investment they help generate. There are case studies of the most robust new systems and the ways they’ve been used to leverage ambitious public goals like affordability and high-quality public space, and chapters on planning, financing and the more technical aspects of building a … Continued

City of Chicago TOD Zoning Ordinance

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In 2015, the City of Chicago increased incentives for quality development near transit stations through the TOD ordinance. MPC supports these incentives as one important step toward increasing transit ridership in our region: When more people live and work near transit, more people use transit. Learn more below about the city’s new incentives and view a map that … Continued

City of Charlotte Transit Oriented Development District Code

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The purpose of the Transit Oriented Development (TOD) zoning districts is to create a compact, and high intensity mix of residential, office, retail, institutional, and civic uses to promote the creation and retention of uses in areas with high potential for enhanced transit and pedestrian activity. Pedestrian circulation and transit access are especially important and … Continued

Linking Transit Agencies and Land Use Decision Making: Guidebook for Transit Agencies

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This guidebook was developed to help transit agencies better address the connections among transit, land use planning, and development decision making. The guidebook promotes improved transit and land use decision making by providing transit agencies with the tools to be more effective at the decision-making table. The tools, which build on successful transit and land … Continued

Capturing the Value of Transit

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Over the past decade, it has become increasingly clear that the presence of transit can increase property values and result in valuable development opportunities. In this era of constrained transit funding and widespread demand for new and expanded transit systems, policy makers, transit planners and elected officials are increasingly interested in harnessing a portion of … Continued