transit-oriented development

One Vanderbilt Avenue: TOD For GCT

The $3.3 billion One Vanderbilt Avenue skyscraper, at 1,401 feet New York City’s second-tallest office tower after One World Trade Center, is home to a $220 million TOD (transit-oriented development) project benefiting adjacent Grand Central Terminal and the forthcoming MTA Long Island Rail Road East Side Access project. Designed by Stantec, the TOD project is a P3 (public-private partnership) of the New York MTA and developer SL Green Realty designed to improve rail transit access and use for some 750,000 (pre-pandemic) daily Metro-North commuter rail and NYC Transit subway riders, as well as future LIRR riders.

Transit-Oriented Development, Philadelphia Style

RAILWAY AGE, OCTOBER 2019 ISSUE: What’s happening in the City of Brotherly Love, one of America’s oldest and most storied cities? In the fifth installment of our ongoing series on transit-oriented development (TOD), we’ve focused on Philadelphia. Our previous articles looked at how New York got TOD right, how California is doing something different in TOD, the key role P3s can play in booming Toronto and effectively leveraging rail infrastructure in Chicago.

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Transit Oriented Development – Chicago

RAILWAY AGE, SEPTEMBER 2019 ISSUE – Effectively leveraging rail infrastructure: Dynamic, walkable, higher-density urban neighborhoods in proximity to transit can improve quality of life. Here’s how it’s done in the Windy City.

HDR Wins Two TOD Competitions in China

HDR recently won two design competitions for transit-oriented development planning near rail stations in Chengdu, a Chinese city with more than 16 million residents.

P3s Key for TOD

RAILWAY AGE, JUNE 2019 ISSUE: Toronto’s unprecedented growth has spurred conversations on new ways to approach Transit-Oriented Development, with lessons for both Canada and the U.S.

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TOD: How New York got it right

Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) has gained prominence in boardrooms around the country with the increasing urbanization of society. The TOD terminology used by real estate developers, transit agencies and political leaders is “development that focuses on dense, mixed-use communities, integrated into a neighborhood within a reasonable walk of high-order mass transit—generally high-frequency rail or bus lines.” It serves as a way of capturing the value of large mass transit earlier in a project’s life cycle, thereby increasing the sustainability of the TOD.