Posts Related To Transit-Oriented Development
This report, developed annually by RTD staff, updates the status of urban planning and real estate development near existing and planned stations within RTD’s transit system. The first section provides a high level summary of development, planning, zoning and other TOD activity in existing and planned corridors, highlighting changes that have occurred since the beginning of 2011. Next, the report offers a development overview which gauges the perspectives of local TOD developers, analyzes trends from RTD’s TOD database and provides some perspectives on what to expect in 2012 and beyond. Following the development overview, the subsequent section provides a detailed description of all known station area development and planning activities by transit corridor, beginning with the three in operation today: the Central Corridor and CPV Spur, Southwest Corridor, and the Southeast Corridor. Individual descriptions then follow for each of the six new FasTracks Corridors. Most of the discussion in the corridor summary section focuses on new projects, updates to the status of current projects and TOD planning activities that have occurred in 2011.
The report provides the status of urban planning and real estate development near existing and planned stations within RTD’s transit system.
This is the first original research in the Denver region to benchmark how residents' attitudes, perceptions and behaviors are changing as transit-oriented development (TOD) takes root. The study found that a substantial number of people in metro Denver are attracted to the lifestyle benefits of living in TOD neighborhoods, particularly the ability to access various amenities by walking. It is recommended that the study be repeated every five to ten years. As single data points become trend lines, the value will increase exponentially.