Promoting Opportunity through Equitable Transit-Oriented Development (eTOD): Barriers to Success and Best Practices for Implementation

October 2015

By: Enterprise Community Partners, John Hersey
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Table of Contents

Social Equity

This guide identifies four solutions to barriers for implementing equitable Transit-Oriented Development (eTOD). These solutions include adopting proactive, collaborative strategies, reforming plans, codes, and policies that influence station area development, expanding access to capital, and enhancing site-access and site viability. Appendix A lists resources that can be used to make the case for eTOD.

Transit-Oriented Development

This report explores barriers to preserving and creating permanent affordable housing as a component of transit-oriented development (TOD) and shares policy recommendations to overcome those barriers. It groups policy recommendations under four broad solutions:

  • Adopt proactive, collaborative strategies for equitable TOD.
  • Reform plans, codes, and policies that influence station-area development.
  • Expand access to capital for equitable TOD.
  • Enhance site access and site viability.