What if Pedestrian Oriented TOD Produced No New Traffic?

APA Colorado Chapter

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Thursday, October 5, 2017
10:30 a.m. - noon MDT

CM | 1.50

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Overview

20 years of policy direction has produced Boulder Junction, as new pedestrian oriented neighborhood and TOD. Redevelopment of the area was premised on adding no additional vehicles to the surrounding roads. Supporting this, the area has no minimum parking requirements and is covered by districts for parking and transportation demand management. High quality urban design and sustainability features are included in the resulting underground bus station, a Hyatt Place Hotel, residential, commercial, and retail space.

Learning Objectives:

1. Planning issues and approaches for planning and implementing a TOD over time

2. Sustainability, design and multimodal transportation facilities supporting a pedestrian oriented neighborhood

3. TDM and access management strategies in redevelopment to produce no net traffic

Outline:

  • Boulder Junction is the result of twenty years of work and consistent policy direction by the city.
  • Planning for the redevelopment of the area was premised on adding no additional vehicles to the surrounding roads over the previous allowed development.
  • The area has no minimum parking requirements and is covered by districts for parking and transportation demand management (TDM).
  • Sustainability features include smart LED lighting, permeable pavers with Silva cell-supported street trees, and a comprehensive TDM program. Urban design highlights include a multi-way boulevard, public art in Depot Square, and the higher density buildings that address the street. The TDM and Access Management programs are built on a comprehensive suite of travel options and the SUMP (shared, unbundled, managed, paid) principles of parking management and funded through two permanent improvement districts.
  • Redevelopment has been supported by over $11 million in public investment with an emphasis on high quality design and sustainability.
  • Boulder Junction is a 160-acre redevelopment area becoming a state-of-the-art, transit-oriented development featuring an underground bus station with rapid transit (BRT) service, a Hyatt Place Hotel, residential, commercial, and retail space. Phase I properties have developed or are under construction, resulting in 1,163 residential units and 911,000 square feet of commercial space. 

CM Criteria:

Twenty years of work has created a new pedestrian oriented neighborhood in the geographic center of Boulder, now called Boulder Junction. Redevelopment of the area was premised on adding no additional vehicles to the surrounding roads over the previous allowed development. Supporting this transition, the area has no minimum parking requirements and is covered by districts for parking and transportation demand management (TDM).

Boulder Junction is a 160-acre redevelopment area becoming a state-of-the-art, transit-oriented development featuring an underground bus station with rapid transit (BRT) service, a Hyatt Place Hotel, residential, commercial, and retail space. Phase I properties have developed or are under construction, resulting in 1,163 residential units and 911,000 square feet of commercial space. Redevelopment has been supported by over $11 million in public investment with an emphasis on high quality design and sustainability. Sustainability features include comprehensive TDM and Access Management programs are built on a comprehensive suite of travel options and the SUMP (shared, unbundled, managed, paid) principles of parking management and are funded through two permanent improvement districts.

This session presents the planning background, design and sustainability implementation strategies, lessons learned, and experience in developing and monitoring the TDM and parking efforts in Boulder Junction.

Speakers

Randall Rutsch, AICP

Confirmed Speaker

Randall Rutsch, AICP, MPA, is a Senior Transportation Planner for the City of Boulder focusing on long range and regional planning, transportation finance and advance mobility. Work at the city includes managed four updates of the award winning Transportation Master Plan; eight cycles of TIP funding applications securing more than ... Read More

Chris Hagelin

Confirmed Speaker

Chris Hagelin is a Senior Transportation Planner with the City of Boulder and manages the Transportation Demand Management (TDM) program for GO Boulder. He is responsible for working with employers, employees and residents to reduce single occupant vehicle travel, vehicle miles of travel (VMT), and transportation-related emissions. Chris also manages ... Read More

Charles Ferro, AICP

Confirmed Speaker

Charles Ferro, AICP is the Development Review Manager for the City of Boulder, CO. Charles and his team are responsible for reviewing and overseeing development projects for consistency with the city’s adopted plans, policies and regulations as well as maintaining and amending the city's development regulations. Charles has ... Read More

Contact Info

Shelia Booth, sbooth@apacolorado.org