Transit Oriented Development

The new TOD Index provides solid information on Transit-Oriented Development impact and benefits. It indicates that home values near rail stations outperform the national market, yet they are also more affordable for residents.
6 days ago   TOD Index
Funding from a nonprofit initiative provides concrete measures to prevent displacement due to the construction of the Green Line in the Twin Cities.
Jun 16, 2014   FastCompany Exist
A look at how the previous approval of the Hines Bergamont Transit Village project was rescinded after pressure from community activists, by real estate developer and consultant Michael Russell.
Jun 15, 2014   UrbDeZine
The city of Seattle is considering a proposition to upzone the area around the Mount Baker light-rail station in South Seattle, which opened in 2009. Locals are split on the issue.
Jun 13, 2014   Seattle Times
MARTA is exploring the desire of developers to build mixed-use buildings over its urban train stations. Any such deal would be the first of its kind in MARTA's 40-plus-year history.
Jun 12, 2014   SaportaReport
CityLab provides an in-depth analysis of the planning efforts surrounding the D.C. Metro's forthcoming Silver Line in Tysons Corner, Virginia. At stake, according to the article: "the future of the American suburb as we know it."
Jun 11, 2014   CityLab
A recent article describes the transit oriented development market in Maryland, where recession blues have given way to a boom.
Jun 9, 2014   Baltimore Sun
California Gov. Brown’s support of high speed rail contrasts sharply with his gutting of affordable housing. Michael Russell, real estate developer and advisor, reviews pending bills and potential fixes for affordable housing.
May 27, 2014   UrbDeZine
After clearing two lawsuits in February, and weathering a contentious mayoral election, the Honolulu light rail project is under construction.
May 14, 2014   Honolulu Civil Beat
With six new Green Line stations coming to Somerville, Massachusetts in the next few years, planners and political leaders are trying to find the right balance between transit oriented redevelopment and its more expensive consequences.
May 13, 2014   Atlantic Cities
After a recent report questioned the value Portland's light rail investments, a local journalist and a TriMet representative provide countering metrics of success.
May 10, 2014   The Oregonian