Frameworks of Sustainable Transit Communities
This report describes the key principles for creating successful STCs. These principles will be incorporated into future planning efforts. Many of these principles can be implemented by the City through public improvements. Others will require cooperation from private developers as they construct new buildings and rehabilitate Los Angeles’ existing stock of buildings. In some cases, public/private partnerships may be the most effective way to translate these principles into successful, thriving STCs.
In addition, this report explains how Los Angeles’ station areas can be classified into different “place types,” which provide a further aid to planning for STCs. The report also describes how to create truly balanced STCs that include a mix of housing and employment-generating uses, such as offices and cleantech enterprises.