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RV 2015: Equitable TOD 101 by John Hersey


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Take a high-level look at equitable transit-oriented development or ETOD, then dive into the nitty-gritty. Examine the administrative, regulatory and financial challenges of implementing ETOD. Hear about solutions employed across the country. Take home valuable and defensible examples of how organizations are engaging more to implement ETOD: Transit agencies, go ahead and set affordable-housing targets! Housing departments, speak to your transportation colleagues about shared interests! Learn to coordinate better for greater ETOD outcomes.

Moderator: John Hersey, Program Officer, Enterprise Community Partners, Denver, Colorado
Andrea Osgood, Director of Real Estate Development, Eden Housing, Hayward, California
Michael Spotts, Senior Policy Analyst, Enterprise Community Partners, Inc., Washington, DC
Luis Tamayo, Interim Chief Planner, City of Dallas, Texas
Amanda Rhein, Senior Director of Transit Oriented Development and Real Estate, Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority, Atlanta, Georgia

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RV 2015: Equitable TOD 101 by John Hersey

  1. 1. Equitable Transit-Oriented Development 101 Research and Practice Rail~Volution October 27, 2015
  2. 2. 2 Agenda •  Presentation –  What is eTOD? –  Making the Case for eTOD –  Overcoming Barriers to eTOD •  Panel Discussion •  Questions and Answers
  3. 3. 3 What is equitable TOD (eTOD)? •  “Compact, often mixed-use development with access to jobs, neighborhood-serving stores and other amenities that also serves the needs of low- and moderate-income people.” –  Primary approach: Affordable housing near transit •  eTOD faces both common and unique challenges –  Affordable Housing: development costs –  TOD: auto- & low density-oriented regulatory environment –  eTOD: interdisciplinary coordination
  4. 4. 4 eTOD has myriad of benefits to: For a full review, read: Promoting Opportunity through eTOD: Making the Case Image Sources: Image Sources: Enterprise Image Sources: Enterprise
  5. 5. 5 Barriers to eTOD Image Sources: Western Locations SpainImage Sources: Forbes Image Sources: Binary Option StopsImage Sources: Wordpress
  6. 6. 6 Overcoming barriers with diverse engagement 1.  Adopt proactive, collaborative strategies 2.  Take early action to reform plans, codes and policies 3.  Expand access to capital 4.  Enhance site-access and improve site viability
  7. 7. 7 1. Adopt proactive, collaborative strategies a)  Convene cross-sector collaboratives b)  Align cross-sectoral priorities c)  Improve planning through coordination & data analysis d)  Coordinate pre-development activities e)  Support citizen engagement & community benefits f)  Create typologies and guidelines
  8. 8. 8 2. Reform plans, codes and policies a)  Adopt state and local legislation that supports affordable housing a)  Adopt local codes & standards b)  Reform parking policies
  9. 9. 9 3. Expand access to eTOD supportive capital a)  Create incentives in affordable housing funding programs b)  Link environmental resources to eTOD c)  Provide state-level resources d)  Utilize local resources, including taxing & bonding authority e)  Leverage private & philanthropic resources f)  Allocate transportation funds for transit & eTOD
  10. 10. 10 4. Enhance site-access & improve site viability a)  Adopt transit agency policies that encourage affordability near stations b)  Acquire and/or assemble land eTOD c)  In weaker sub-markets, remove regulatory barriers, take catalytic action
  11. 11. 11 Next Steps for Promoting Opportunity through eTOD •  Research initiative - –  Making the Case –  Barriers to Success and Best Practices for Implementation –  Navigating Federal Regulations (late 2015) •  Policy and implementation support
  12. 12. eTOD 101 Panel Discussion Rail~Volution October 27, 2015