Creating Transit Station Communities in the Central Puget Sound Region: A Transit-Oriented Development Workbook
Creating Transit Station Communities: A Transit-Oriented Development Workbook has been prepared to help local jurisdictions and transit agencies in the central Puget Sound region achieve transit-oriented land use development. The workbook focuses on the role that high capacity transit stations can play in stimulating and supporting local land use changes. The overall purpose for promoting transit-oriented land use development at transit stations is to increase regionwide transit use and support local growth management objectives. For the purposes of this workbook, high capacity transit stations include light rail and commuter rail stations as well as major bus transit centers and ferry terminals. These transit facilities provide locations that can generally support an intensive mix of residential and commercial development close to the station. Transit-oriented development is usually focused on land within one-quarter mile to one-half mile radius of the station facility — approximately a 5-10 minute walking distance.