Transit-oriented Development standards

The Transit-oriented Development Ordinance is to overcome the challenges we have experienced during the implementation of the current transit corridor ordinance which was adopted by City Council in 2009. These challenges include:
    1. The optional performance standards have not created enough incentives for developments
    2. The current designated transit streets do not take the adjacent land uses and local context into consideration
We understand that the contexts along different sections of the transit corridors are different. Some areas may not be ready for the walkable urban form. Therefore, it makes sense to have the optional standards to provide developers flexibility in those areas. However, for properties within close proximity of some transit stations with significant amount of pedestrian activities, it’s important and necessary to require compliance of the rules. Many analysis and studies have been done to determine the transit station locations. We have spent significant public funding on these stations. It is very important to ensure development adjacent to these stations meet the intent of ordinance. In this context, the committee agreed that it’s necessary to revisit the current transit corridor map transit corridor planning standards to promote transit-oriented development effectively. The Walkable Places Committee established a series of objective criteria to determine streets eligible for the TOD rules. Planning and Devel opment Department uses the objective criteria to evaluate all the streets adjacent to the existing and planned transit stations, and designate the eligible TOD Streets.

The following interactive GIS map (on the second tab) shows the proposed TOD Streets for each transit station. The Primary TOD Streets are in yellow. Properties along the Primary TOD Streets are required to comply with the TOD rules. Secondary TOD Streets are in pink. Properties along the Secondary TOD Streets can opt into the TOD rules, but it is not required. For more details about the TOD rules, please refer to the User's Guide for Walkable Places and Transit-Oriented Development..

TOD Street Interactive Map

To view the full version of the map click here.