Transit Oriented Development

September 11, 2014, 2pm PDT
The FTA has announced new funding (albeit, a small amount) through the "Transit-Oriented Development Planning Pilot Program."
Transportation for America
September 11, 2014, 1pm PDT
A recently adopted ordinance allows developers to build significantly fewer parking spaces for projects in proximity to transit stations. Developers have already responded to the advantages offered by the reduced requirements.
The Architect's Newspaper
August 24, 2014, 9am PDT
Dana Hawkins-Simons writes about how the Denver TOD Fund produces and ensures equitable, affordable development around the city's expanding transportation network.
August 6, 2014, 8am PDT
Among proposed examples of new urbanist communities, Greater Greater Washington calls out one, located along Prince William's Potomac riverfront, as particularly experimental, sprawling, and centered on a Virginia Railway Express station.
Greater Greater Washington
July 30, 2014, 10am PDT
Housing 120 units, the first net-zero energy transit-oriented development complex in South Sacramento will feature a rooftop farm and resident-run onsite bicycle repair.
Sacramento Bee
July 23, 2014, 8am PDT
After plans to create a transit-oriented, pedestrian-friendly district in the Austin suburb of Leander fizzled due to the recession, the city has cut back minimum height and density requirements in the hopes of attracting more investment.
Austin American-Statesman
July 10, 2014, 11am PDT
As new transportation systems continue to emerge and gain popularity, the sacred cows of land use and transportation planning require radical new thinking, according to Gabe Klein.
July 7, 2014, 9am PDT
The successes of Arlington, Virginia as a suburb have been discussed by planners and urbanists before, but the model has taken on new meaning as the current urban boom send ripple effect out into nearby suburbs like Long Island and Palo Alto.
July 1, 2014, 8am PDT
The city of Denver recently released its "Transit Oriented Denver" strategic plan to the public. The plan does not revise existing station area plans, but does aim to coordinate between multiple city departments on a "concise work program."
Denver Community Planning and Development
June 16, 2014, 11am PDT
Funding from a nonprofit initiative provides concrete measures to prevent displacement due to the construction of the Green Line in the Twin Cities.
FastCompany Exist
June 15, 2014, 9am PDT
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.
June 13, 2014, 11am PDT
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.
Seattle Times
June 12, 2014, 9am PDT
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.
June 11, 2014, 7am PDT
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."
June 9, 2014, 7am PDT
A recent article describes the transit oriented development market in Maryland, where recession blues have given way to a boom.
Baltimore Sun
May 27, 2014, 8am PDT
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 14, 2014, 11am PDT
After clearing two lawsuits in February, and weathering a contentious mayoral election, the Honolulu light rail project is under construction.
Honolulu Civil Beat
May 13, 2014, 12pm PDT
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.
Atlantic Cities
May 10, 2014, 11am PDT
After a recent report questioned the value Portland's light rail investments, a local journalist and a TriMet representative provide countering metrics of success.
The Oregonian
May 10, 2014, 5am PDT
Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) is controversial all over the country. Controversy can often lead to compromises, such as mixing the buses into traffic. A recent article makes the case for overcoming controversy and committing to BRT in downtowns.
Atlantic Cities