Leveraging State Agency Involvement in Transit-Oriented Development

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Leveraging State Agency Involvement in Transit-Oriented Development

  1. 1. Presentation to HARTThursday, September 27, 2012Presentation byJesse K. Souki, Esq., DirectorHawaii State Office of Planning
  2. 2. OP Director Land Use Planning Division Division GeographicCoastal Zone Information Special PlansManagement System 2
  3. 3. HRS Ch. 225M Maintain an overall framework to guide the long- range development of the StateNew Day in Hawaii Address cross cutting priorities, including economy and jobs, environment and natural resources, housing, aging and human services, etc.Hawaii’s 2050 Sustainability (Act 181 of 2011)Work closely with local, state and federalgovernment agencies, and various communitystakeholders 3
  4. 4. Smart Growth America Grant funding awarded by the Rockefeller FoundationTOD from the State’s Perspective Land owner/ developer Service provider EmployerNot duplicate ongoing efforts by the City &County of Honolulu in the area of TOD planningRecommendation to the Governor 4
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  6. 6. TOD Elements Smart Growth Principles New Day Plan ComponentsMix land uses to provide easy Meeting the Needs of Older Adults.access to employment, housing, Mix land uses. Ensuring Access to Affordable Housing and Humanand amenities. Services.Concentrate population and Take advantage of compact building Promoting Energy Independence.employment density near transit. design. Meeting the Needs of Older Adults.Incorporate a range of housing andemployment types based on local Create a range of housing Ensuring Access to Affordable Housing and Humancharacter and the transit station opportunities and choices. Services.areas role within the transitnetwork market area. Promoting Energy Independence. Ensuring the Health of Hawaiis People.Create a well-connected, walkable Create walkable neighborhoods. Meeting the Needs of Older Adults.neighborhood. Ensuring Access to Affordable Housing and Human Services. Promoting Energy Independence.Create a pleasant pedestrian Foster distinctive, attractive Ensuring the Health of Hawaiis People.environment with easy access to communities with a strong sense of Meeting the Needs of Older Adults.amenities and daily needs. place. Ensuring Access to Affordable Housing and Human Services. 6
  7. 7. TOD Elements Smart Growth Principles New Day Plan ComponentsConcentrate development near Preserve open space, farmland, Protecting the Environment and Promoting Local Foodtransit to avoid growth of low- natural beauty and critical Production.density neighborhoods. environmental areas. Improving the Economy and Advancing Education. Promoting Energy Independence.Concentrate development near Protecting the Environment and Promoting Local Food Strengthen and direct developmentexisting transit-served Production. towards existing communalities.communities. Meeting the Needs of Older Adults. Ensuring Access to Affordable Housing and Human Services. Promoting Energy Independence.Provide robust regional transit Ensuring the Health of Hawaiis People.access and a well-connected local Provide a variety of transportation Meeting the Needs of Older Adults.street network comfortable for choices. Ensuring Access to Affordable Housing and Humanpedestrians and cyclists. Services.Plan for and incentivize Make development decisions Improving the Economy and Advancing Education.development near transit stations. predictable, fair and cost effective.Engage communities to ensure Encourage community andappropriate character and mix of stakeholder collaboration in Restoring Public Confidence in Governmentuses in transit station areas. development decisions. 7
  8. 8. A significant proportion of state assets are inpublic landsLeveraging TOD may mean reassessing thebest use of some properties to help the stateprovide public services and amenitiesImproved transit access can reduce the needfor on-site parking; this can free up space forother activities or additional facilities 8
  9. 9. Transit can enhance access to government services,education and health care Access to these services are key for creating healthy, mixed-use neighborhoodsEncouraging transit use can help the state meet othergoals and objectives Public Transportation Saves 37 Million Metric Tons of Carbon Annually and 4.2 Billion Gallons of Gasoline (APTA, 2009) Riding Public Transit Saves Honolulu Individuals Approximately $11,155 Annually (APTA, 2012)Affordable Housing OpportunitiesAddressing the Needs of Our Aging Baby Boomers 9
  10. 10. The state is a major employer that canbenefit from improved access to workers andincreased productivityLowers transportation costs for state workersThe location of major employers can alsoserve as a catalyst for TOD 10
  11. 11. High development costs High land costs High construction costsA lack infrastructure In urban neighborhoods In areas planned for growthA lack of local examples of “walkable”,mixed-use neighborhoods 11
  12. 12. Executive Policy Prioritizing TODInventory State-Owned Properties Near TransitPrioritize Transit-Oriented Locations forDistributing State and Federal Financialresources for InfrastructureFacilitate Partnerships Among State Agenciesand Between Levels of Government MaximizeState InvestmentCreate State Program for Seeding TODDemonstration ProjectsExamine How Heavily Used State FacilitiesMight Benefit from TOD 12
  13. 13. Jesse K. Souki Director, Office of Planning State of Hawaii (808) 587-2833 jesse.k.souki@dbedt.hawaii.gov http://hawaii.gov/dbedt/op Social MediaFacebook: State of Hawaii Office of Planning Twitter: @HawOfcPlanning 13

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