When TODs Fail to Catch On

Two transit-oriented developments in Salt Lake City have struggled to attract tenants. Critics say this is evidence that the whole idea of TOD is wrong, while supporters say they're just getting started.

The housing crisis had a lot to do with the failure of these two developments. One project was only partially completed because the developer's funding fell through in 2007. But can we extrapolate a larger story of failure of policy from these two examples?

From The Deseret News:

""It's kind of like judging a kid's college potential based on his performance in kindergarten," said Reid Ewing, a professor of city and metropolitan planning at the University of Utah. "It's got a lot of developing and growing to do before you can tell whether it's going to be successful.""

Other TODs are underway along the corridor.

Full Story: Can transit-oriented development work along Wasatch Front?

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