How to Use this Manual
This is the first in our TOD 202 series of guidebooks to promote best practices in transit-oriented development. Following publication of “Why Transit-Oriented Development and Why Now?” our TOD 101 guidebook, we realized there is a need for more in-depth analysis and discussion for TOD practitioners. This 202 manual is intended to help with simplifying the complex decisions that surround planning for TOD projects and station areas by providing details about the scales of development likely to occur in different places, as well as station area planning principles and TOD plan checklists.
The manual begins with a discussion of seven ”TOD place types,” followed by a self-diagnostic questionnaire to help identify a particular station area place type in a TOD typology we have applied and refined in several regions around the U.S. There are also typologies of buildings and of the kinds of open spaces sometimes included in transit-oriented neighborhoods. All of…
Transit-oriented development (TOD) is growing in popularity, but most of the focus of such projects is on environmental benefits and innovative design. This report takes another approach. We look at the ways TOD can serve the needs of working families—particularly those with low and moderate income—by providing affordable housing and/or better access to jobs. This is done through an examination of 25 TOD projects around the country that to varying degrees meet the housing and employment needs of those with limited means.
The Redevelopment Agency of the City of Reno (“Agency”) is seeking qualified firms and individuals to assist the City in developing a Master Plan (“Plan”) for the Reno Transportation Rail Access Corridor (“ReTRAC”) area, in order to identify the types of developments and businesses best positioned to meet and surpass the needs of the surrounding neighborhood.