Transit-oriented development


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Transit-oriented development

(TOD)
Moderate and high-density housing concentrated in mixed-use developments located along transit routes. The location, design, and mix of uses in a TOD emphasize pedestrian-oriented environments and encourage the use of public transportation.
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Comstock is a diversified real estate development enterprise with a focus on urban, mixed-use and transit-oriented developments in the Washington, DC region.
It truly pays to study the various condo offerings in the market, and for discerning homeseekers, Zitan is the singular choice for a transit-oriented development that provides tangible value and lasting impact in terms of an everyday lifestyle of health and well-being.
Among the topics are the full cost analysis of petroleum consumption, how reshaping US transportation can influence carbon demand, mass transit and emission avoidance, the challenges and benefits of using biodiesel in freight railways, the pent-up demand for transit-oriented development and its role in reducing oil dependence, and building a national policy framework for transportation oil reduction.
New transit is much more likely to be used, however, if the area has been developed to encourage the use of public transportation--a strategy known as transit-oriented development.
encourage investments in public transportation and transit-oriented development, as well finalizing more aggressive fuel economy and greenhouse gas emission standards for vehicles.
Characteristics of transit-oriented developments can increase nearby land and housing values, however determining transit-oriented development's effects on the availability of affordable housing in these developments are complicated by a lack of direct research and data.
Cabot, Cabot & Forbes, a Boston real estate developer, is on the verge of transforming the industrial site into Westwood Station, a mixed-use transit-oriented development.
By focusing on downtown and transit-oriented development that includes affordable housing and encourages compact, mixed-uses, several New England communities have revitalized their city centers while limiting further rural and urban sprawl.
Fairfax County has been somewhat late to transit-oriented development, but we're seeing a significant shift in thinking from officials and citizens," says Stewart Schwartz, executive director of the community group Coalition for Smarter Growth.
The services will focus on regional growth management, land use planning and public policy, sustainable community development, transit-oriented development, urban development and housing initiatives, and landscape architecture.
Seattle is beginning to explore what has become a major force in Portland: transit-oriented development.
As city officials across the nation struggle to balance competing land use interests, one development strategy that is attracting more attention of late is that of transit-oriented development (TOD).