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Robert N. Lane, Director

Regional Design Program

How Can Connecticut Take Advantage of Transit-Oriented Development?

Regional Plan Association

www.rpa.org


Technical lessons
Technical Lessons

Beyond parking and density - find the intersection of:

  • Transit agency priorities

    parking, development , ridership

  • Community based goals and objectives

    place-making, redevelopment

  • Technical constraints

    market, traffic/access, context, environment


Technical lessons1
Technical Lessons

  • The architecture DOES matter

  • Parking can be managed creatively

  • Density needs to be explained

  • Housing needs to be explained

  • Create a flexible framework for redevelopment


Process lessons
Process Lessons

  • Empower and engage stakeholders

  • Use a diversity of formats and media

  • Iterative process and planning

  • Multiple levels of stakeholder involvement


TOD Growth

Existing

Trend Growth


What is the share of workers who reach their new jersey jobs by rail
What is the Share of Workers Who Reach Their New Jersey Jobs by Rail?

  • To Jersey City - 21% (9 lines) – PATH, light rail line highly frequent service

  • To Newark – 9% (6 lines) – PATH, Newark Subway, NEC, NJCL

  • Trenton – 1% (2 lines) – NEC

  • To New Brunswick - 1% (1 line) - NEC

  • Elizabeth -1% (2 lines) - NEC

  • To Atlantic City - 1% (1 line) – once an hour



Overview – Design by Rail?

Downtown gateway

Mixed-use station area

New civic space

Two new neighborhoods

Green gateway




Station Area by Rail?

Hotel

Movie Theatre


Stamford – by Rail?

Glenbrook and Springdale




Technical lesson the architecture does matter
Technical Lesson: The Architecture Does Matter by Rail?

  • A deteriorating suburban corridor is saved

  • Multiple actors

  • Public subsidy

  • Control over land use

  • Transportation

  • Very high transit share

  • Good car access

The Rosslyn-Ballston Corridor


Technical lesson the architecture does matter1
Technical Lesson: The Architecture Does Matter by Rail?

  • Implementation

  • Consistency

  • Public participation

  • Issues

  • Quality of urban design

  • Affordability




Technical lesson density needs to be explained
Technical Lesson: Density needs to be explained by Rail?

Understanding density

Is Density “du per acre” or perception?

Use local precedents



Technical lesson explain housing
Technical Lesson: Explain Housing property (in 2003 dollars)

Revenue


Technical lesson explain housing1
Technical Lesson: Explain Housing property (in 2003 dollars)

  • Tax: $300,000

  • Units: 105

  • Density:

  • 18 du/acre

  • Cars/unit:

  • 1.85

  • Children/unit:

  • .05-.1

Understanding Housing

Franklin Square, Metucheon


Technical lesson create a flexible framework for development
Technical Lesson: Create A Flexible Framework for Development

Calibrate to local capabilities

Netcong, NJ


Process Lesson: Use a Diversity of Formats Development

Diversity of formats

town hall meetings, charrettes, and other convenings

Diversity of media

Interactive models



Process Lesson: Design an Iterative Process Development

  • Technical Studies

  • Land use

  • analysis

  • Market

  • reconnaisance

  • Transportation

  • analysis

Workshop #1: Steering Committee

shared understanding

expectations management

vision statement

Workshop #2: Steering Committee

plus Stakeholders

expectations management

concept design alternatives

Workshop #3: Steering Committee plus Stakeholders

schematic design consensus

Workshop #4: Presentation to larger group

final design

final analysis

  • Visioning

  • What do you

  • really want?

  • Principles

  • Issues and

  • Opportunities

Plan

Guidelines

Implementation Strategy

Concerns


Process Lesson: Design an Iterative Process Development

Netcong, NJ

Iterative Process: Test schemes and “straw men”


Process lesson enable multiple levels of stakeholder involvement
Process Lesson: DevelopmentEnable Multiple Levels of Stakeholder Involvement


Technical lessons2
Technical Lessons Development

  • The architecture DOES matter

  • Parking can be managed creatively

  • Density needs to be explained

  • Housing needs to be explained

  • Create a flexible framework for redevelopment

Beyond parking and density - find the intersection of:

  • Transit agency priorities

    parking, development , ridership

  • Community based goals and objectives

    place-making, redevelopment

  • Technical constraints

    market, traffic/access, context, environment


Process lessons1
Process Lessons Development

  • Empower and engage stakeholders

  • Use a diversity of formats and media

  • Iterative process and planning

  • Multiple levels of stakeholder involvement


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