Talking Headways Podcast: Transit-Oriented Development in Seattle

This week we’re joined by Brooke Belman, deputy executive director for Land Use Planning and Development and her colleagues Sloan Dawson, land use planning manager, and Thatcher Imboden, transit-oriented development manager to talk about the ins and outs of transit oriented development at Sound Transit in Seattle. They talk about the 80-80-80 policy, urban design, and coordination of TOD planning with light rail construction.

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The Good Problem With Housing Near Transit: It’s Almost Too Popular

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Local officials are catching on to the power of transit-oriented development to transform quality of life while decreasing congestion, as my colleague Ryan Avent has explored. But now that the federal government is starting to explore how to expand transit-accessible housing, an intriguing problem is arising: it’s almost too popular. Transit-oriented development in Jersey City, […]

Menendez Proposes Tax Credit for Transit-Oriented Development

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New construction projects that are within a half-mile of transit stations and exceeding national energy-efficiency standards would be eligible for a tax credit under legislation introduced today by Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ), the senior member of the Banking Committee’s transit panel. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) (Photo: Paterson Online) Menendez’s "green buildings" tax credit is aimed […]

Does Transit-Oriented Development Work Even Without Transit?

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Yes, says urban planner Neil Payton. From his guest column today on Reconnecting America’s blog: Denver’s light rail, in the background, ended up increasing the value of nearby homes. (Photo: Denver Post) Either [local planners] view [transit access] as too distant a possibility to factor in or, ironically, they view rail transit as a means […]

NGOs Work to Fill Transit-Oriented Development Void

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Today the Tri-State Transportation Campaign joined the One Region Funders’ Group* and The Fund for New Jersey in announcing a grant program to foster metro area transit-oriented development. The program intends to encourage transit oriented development, or mixed use development within a fourth to half mile of a train or bus station, by offering financial […]