Making TODs Work: Real Life Lessons

A project manager gives a real-world account of the successes and failures of one of the nation's most closely watched new transit-oriented communities.
June 17, 2003, 7am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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A key strategy of the Portland regional approach has been to rezone land adjacent to light rail stations to create new mixed-use, transit-oriented development, writes Michael Mehaffy in a PLANetizen Op-Ed. "In several prominent cases, the station areas have been designated as mixed-use town centers, following the New Urbanist program of well-connected, pedestrian-friendly streets and a diverse mix of housing, retail and civic uses... Orenco Station has emerged as perhaps the most prominent laboratory in that regional experiment, in part because it offers a real-world test of a great many specific aspects of that program."

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Published on Monday, June 16, 2003 in Planetizen


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