TOD! What? Why? And for Whom?

APA Colorado Chapter


Friday, April 19, 2019
3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. MDT

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The Denver Metro area is booming with development, and much of that development is occurring around RTD’s transit lines. This session will cover national and local TOD best practices and trends; the relationships between ridership, parking, and development; and Westminster, Colorado’s work to promote affordable housing near its suburban train and bus stations.

Learning Objectives:

1. TOD best practices and trends in the Denver Metro area; 2. the challenges and opportunities associated with creating or preserving affordable housing near transit; and 3. actionable next steps to promote TOD in their communities.


Chessy Brady

Chessy coordinates with developers, local jurisdictions, and her RTD colleagues to support transit‐oriented development on and around RTD stations throughout Metro Denver. She believes communication and cooperation between the public and private sectors is essential to improving the livability and sustainability of communities. Chessy holds an M.S. in ... Read More

Jenni Grafton

Jenni’s expertise includes design project management, public policy development, sustainability practices, and urban infill projects, primarily focusing on redevelopment efforts in the Westminster Station TOD area and coordinating the City’s affordable housing policy and strategy initiative. For the past 17 years, she has worked across the spectrum of ... Read More

Charlie Stanfield

Charlie provides project support to the Transit‐Oriented Development group at RTD. He is interested in the nexus between land use and transportation and how smart transportation policy can improve the livability of cities. Charlie received a Bachelor’s degree in environmental studies and Master’s degree in city and ... Read More

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