Building the Transit-Oriented Region
Publish Date: February 2021
Well-planned TOD can benefit families of all incomes and enable those living near stations to benefit from increased access to jobs and other opportunities.
Transit-oriented development (TOD) refers to neighborhoods near transit that allow a denser mix of jobs, homes, stores, restaurants, parks, and public spaces. Well-planned TOD can benefit families of all incomes and enable those living near stations to benefit from increased access to jobs and other opportunities. Increasing inclusive TOD was one of the key actions called for in the Greater Washington Partnership’s (the Partnership) Blueprint for Regional Mobility, to help make the Capital Region one of the best places to live, work, and build a business.
With numerous transit stations across the region, there is enormous potential to create more transit-oriented and inclusive neighborhoods that can support the region’s economic growth. As an initial step toward that goal, the Partnership worked with the administrations of Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman and Prince George’s County Executive Angela Alsobrooks, Ernst & Young LLP (EY), and an Advisory Committee of regional leaders to analyze TOD opportunities in the two counties, which have yet to realize their full TOD potential.
Two reports by EY, Unlocking the Potential for Inclusive Transit-Oriented Development in Anne Arundel County and Unlocking the Potential for Inclusive Transit-Oriented Development in Prince George’s County, help demonstrate that if proactive steps are taken by public and private stakeholders, more inclusive TOD is possible in both counties. These technical reports analyzed seven stations and developed hypothetical TOD models for each station that reflect market dynamics, land availability, demographic factors, and other data.
On February 17, we will host webinar discussions on TOD in each county. Key stakeholders from each county will discuss the future of TOD and we will invite you to provide input on our inclusive TOD agenda. We hope you can join us.
Watch the Building the Transit-Oriented Capital Region Webinars