Seattle is taking steps to make sure that its new light rail stations will serve people with low- and moderate-incomes—those who stand to benefit most from the new transit access—by combining traditional TOD with a focus on equity (also known as equitable TOD or eTOD).
Planning for TOD is often dependent on the specific location of stations along a transit corridor. This week a few different discussions arose around early planning for rail lines in Seattle while in Denver, development possibilities increased next to an existing station.
Seattle, WA wants to encourage denser development in its designated “urban centers” and “urban villages”, neighborhood nodes targeted for growth in the city’s comprehensive plan. In these areas, the city has waived parking requirements for development within a quarter mile of transit — but transit frequency of 15-minute headways must be achieved.
This report outlines successful strategies that have been used to help businesses survive and thrive in two cities—Seattle, Washington, and St. Paul, Minnesota—that have recently built extensive new light rail lines through neighborhoods rich with small, local, minority- and immigrant-owned businesses. Research for these two case studies included a review of business impact reports, research … Continued
TCRP Report 153 – This report is intended to aid in the planning, developing, and improving of access to high capacity commuter rail, heavy rail, light rail, bus rapid transit, and ferry stations. The report includes guidelines for arranging and integrating various station design elements. The print version of TCRP Report 153 is accompanied by … Continued
The Right Size Parking (RSP) project is an innovative, data-driven research and outreach effort focused on helping local jurisdictions and developers to balance parking supply and demand for multi-family buildings.
This Recommended Practice is an introduction to parking and transit, including the ownership, supply, location, management and design of parking facilities.
In the next five years as many as 160,000 renters in 20 metro areas could lose their affordable apartments near transit because the contracts on their privately-owned HUD-subsidized rental units are due to expire. The renewed popularity of urban living means that properties in walkable neighborhoods near transit have increased in value, and that property … Continued
This webinar provided a description of mixed-income TOD, including Denver and Puget Sound case studies.
Filled with real-world transit-oriented development lessons, the guidebook explains how corridor planning can facilitate not only successful transportation outcomes but also successful transit-oriented development. The guidebook defines three corridor types (destination connector, commuter, and district circulator) and identifies the different implications for TOD associated with each type of transit corridor. Putting the theory to work, … Continued