Transit-oriented development (TOD) – typically defined as compact, mixed-use development within walking distance of a transit station – has emerged in recent years as a key strategy for fostering quality neighborhoods and reducing auto dependence. Despite the emphasis on TOD in many policy discussions, however, only limited information is available to help communities understand the likely development impacts of new transit investments. This report builds on a 2010 study by the Center for Transit-Oriented Development (CTOD), Rails to Real Estate: Development Patterns along Three Recently Constructed Rail Lines, to examine the opportunities and challenges involved in promoting TOD in different types of neighborhoods, and the strategies that may be appropriate to catalyze TOD depending on the neighborhood context. By examining development patterns and public investment strategies through the lens of “development context” or “neighborhood type,” this report…
Scope of Contract
The purpose ofthis Request for Proposal is to enter into a contract with a highly qualified firm to assist the Tysons Land Use Task Force in identifying changes to the 1994 Comprehensive Plan for Tysons Corner by applying the best possible Transit Oriented Development (TOD) and urban design planning strategies for the future growth ofthe Tysons Corner Urban Center. These changes shall reflect the work ofthe Task Force as well as include community input, recognize the singular and vital role that Tysons plays in Fairfax County’s economic and social development, and maximize the advantageous utilization of four new Metrorail stations in accordance with the terms and conditions ofthe Request for Proposal.
The selected consultant will work with the study’s current consultants: The Perspectives Group, which has been hired to manage public outreach and participation, and Cambridge Systematics, which has been hired as the study’s transportation consultant.