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How can connecticut take advantage of transit oriented development

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


How can connecticut take advantage of transit oriented development

  • Transit Oriented Development in the NY Region:

  • Brownfield redevelopment

  • Retrofitting sprawl

  • Intensifying centers

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


Somerville landfill and station area planning study

Somerville Landfill and Station Area Planning Study


How can connecticut take advantage of transit oriented development

Overview – Design

Downtown gateway

Mixed-use station area

New civic space

Two new neighborhoods

Green gateway


How can connecticut take advantage of transit oriented development

Overview – Design


How can connecticut take advantage of transit oriented development

Overview – Design


How can connecticut take advantage of transit oriented development

Station Area

Hotel

Movie Theatre


How can connecticut take advantage of transit oriented development

Stamford –

Glenbrook and Springdale


How can connecticut take advantage of transit oriented development

New Britain Mayors Institute Sketch


How can connecticut take advantage of transit oriented development

Bridgeport Intermodal Center


Technical lesson the architecture does matter

Technical Lesson: The Architecture Does Matter

  • 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

  • Implementation

  • Consistency

  • Public participation

  • Issues

  • Quality of urban design

  • Affordability


How can connecticut take advantage of transit oriented development

Technical Lesson: Parking Can Be Managed Creatively


How can connecticut take advantage of transit oriented development

Technical Lesson: Parking Can Be Managed creatively


Technical lesson density needs to be explained

Technical Lesson: Density needs to be explained

Understanding density

Is Density “du per acre” or perception?

Use local precedents


Relative value of locational attribute on an average priced property in 2003 dollars

Relative value of locational attribute on an average-priced property (in 2003 dollars)


Technical lesson explain housing

Technical Lesson: Explain Housing

Revenue


Technical lesson explain housing1

Technical Lesson: Explain Housing

  • 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


How can connecticut take advantage of transit oriented development

Process Lesson: Use a Diversity of Formats

Diversity of formats

town hall meetings, charrettes, and other convenings

Diversity of media

Interactive models


How can connecticut take advantage of transit oriented development

Process Lesson: Use a Diversity of Formats


How can connecticut take advantage of transit oriented development

Process Lesson: Design an Iterative Process

  • 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


How can connecticut take advantage of transit oriented development

Process Lesson: Design an Iterative Process

Netcong, NJ

Iterative Process: Test schemes and “straw men”


Process lesson enable multiple levels of stakeholder involvement

Process Lesson: Enable Multiple Levels of Stakeholder Involvement


Technical lessons2

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

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

  • Empower and engage stakeholders

  • Use a diversity of formats and media

  • Iterative process and planning

  • Multiple levels of stakeholder involvement


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