Moving From TOD Planning to Implementation: The Twin Cities Story. Gretchen Nicholls. Housing + Transit Conference Austin TX October 2010. BOSTON : mature system, hot housing market, state leadership
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The Twin Cities Story
Housing + Transit Conference
BOSTON:mature system, hot housing market, state leadership
CHARLOTTE: new line under construction, rapidly growing region and active housing market, city and transit agency leaders
DENVER:expanding new system, hot housing market, city/county partnering with MPO and transit agency
PORTLAND: expanding multi-modal system, hot housing market, regional approach
TWIN CITIES:new system with plans to expand, warm housing market, ridership and development responding to TOD, multiple public actors
Tremendous potential for neighborhood transformation – redeveloping industrial lands but also negatively impacting affordability
No real strategy for looking at how to keep this area affordable.
How could affordable housing help trigger the market?
Challenges of disposing/transitioning land acquired in building the line
Need to determine how to keep the market going, but also make good places.
Part of joint development is setting up the context for the private sector to maximize its investment and for the highest and best transit use (not just the highest dollar amount).
Localities cannot do it alone, need larger regional and state support
Getting it Done:A workshop series on Transit-Oriented Districts and Walkable Communities
March – June 2010
Workshop I: Infrastructure and the Public Realm
Gary Toth, Project for Public Spaces
Workshop II: Connecting Land Use and Transportation
Joe Shilling, VirginiaTech Metropolitan Center
Workshop III: Equitable Development and Community Benefits
Leslie Moody, Partnership With Working Families
Workshop IV: Financing – Building Public / Private Partnerships
Dena Belzer, Strategic Economics
Aligning housing plans along the Central Corridor
July – November 2011
Spreadsheet of existing plans, policies and recommendations
Affordable Housing near Transit / National Case Studies and Strategies
Central Corridor Affordable Housing
To provide a coordinated set of strategies for the Central Corridor that government, community, finance, and development partners can work toward to achieve affordable housing options, and identify policies that will enable those strategies to succeed.
Providing a framework for higher density housing and mixed-use development along transportation corridors
CDI Block Exercise: What it is
An interactive exercise for community members to explore different development options and find out if the are financially viable.
Participants leave with a deeper understanding about the economic constraints of development and design opportunities in their neighborhood
Block Exercise: Community Impact
Block Exercise: Products
Summary Sheet of all Scenarios Created
Submit to city officials
Brooklyn Park / Huntington Pointe Site:
Sponsored by the Brooklyn Park Economic Development Authority,
Hennepin County Housing, Community Works, and Transit and the
Corridor Development Initiative/Twin Cities LISC
“The Corridor Development Initiative gets residents meaningfully engaged in shaping the future of their neighborhoods. Any community looking for a new way to resolve controversial neighborhood redevelopment and infill issues should consider using this as a model,”
APA Awards Jury Chair
“The Corridor Development Initiative provides a great education to community members, makes visions more concrete, increases comfort with housing options and provides a venue for community members to work together to identify their goals.”
Amy Sparks, St. Anthony Park Community
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