What is Transit-Oriented Development (TOD)?

Transit-oriented development representation
0 to 1/8 mile from station
  • 10+ story buildings
  • 50% residential uses
  • 50% non-residential uses (retail/office)
  • Many buildings with ground floor commercial uses
  • Centrally located plaza or open space to provide a community focal point
1/8 to 1/4 mile from station
  • 5-10 story buildings
  • 75% residential uses
  • 25% non-residential uses (retail/office)
  • Some buildings with ground floor commercial uses
1/4 to 1/2 mile from station
  • 3-6 story buildings
  • 75% residential uses
  • 25% non-residential uses (retail/office)

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The above attributes have been identified within the 1/8th mile, 1/4th mile and ½ mile radiuses from the station, which could be common in the future. These are meant to be representative of one possible future outcome, they do not intend to indicate what the actual attributes of these areas will be in the future.

Features of TOD can include:

  • A mix of uses (such as commercial, industrial, residential, non-residential and public) including buildings with street level retail and other uses on floors above.
  • A range of densities with the highest, closest to the station or corridor, tapering down to existing neighborhoods (moderate to high density residential).
  • A range of building heights from three to 10 or more stories.
  • Reduced parking or enclosed in parking garages.
  • Improved mobility options including access to pedestrian and bike facilities.
  • Parks, open space, cultural features and urban tree canopy.

Example of 1/8 mile from station area

Example of 1/8 mile from station area, plaza/park with 10+ story buildings

Example of 1/4 mile from station area

Example of ¼ mile from station area with 5-10 story buildings

Example of 1/2 mile from station area

Example of ½ mile from station area with 3-6 story buildings