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1 Implementing TOD In Your Region International Right of Way Association Presented by Fred D. Arnold January 15, 2009

2 Land Use & Transportation The link between transportation and land use has become increasingly important which is demonstrated through Smart Growth Principles and sustainable development. SACOG Blueprint indicates the Sacramento Region will:  Double in population in the next 20 years  Spend $23 billion in transportation projects  Transportation congestion to worsen by 50% Land Use ndex.htm

3 Factors Driving TOD Trends  Rapidly growing traffic congestion region-wide  Growing desire for quality urban lifestyle  Growing desire for more walkable lifestyles away from traffic  Changes in family structures: more singles, empty- nesters, etc  Growing national support for Smart Growth  New focus of Federal policy (FTA) Land Use

4 What Is Transit Oriented Development (TOD)?  Compatible mix of residential, retail, and office well-suited for surrounding neighborhood  Development - high quality, compact, construction, that is also viable, & sustainable  The heart of TOD is the PEDESTRIAN  Walkable Distance 1/4 -1/2 mile from transit TOD Defined

5 All designed to create and support unique, thriving communities while encouraging TRANSIT USE. TOD Defined

6 Goals  TOD goals include:  Increasing ridership*  Overcoming pedestrian barriers to safe and easy access to transit facilities*  Provides a revenue stream for local transit agency*  Providing services and amenities for the community  Enhancing the character of transit stations and facilities * Consistent with FTA TOD Definition TOD Defined

7 BENEFITS Of TOD  Greater choices places to live, work, and play  Greater mobility with ease of moving around  Increased transit ridership  Reduced traffic congestion and driving  Reduced household spending on transportation, resulting in more available dollars for housing  Healthier lifestyle with more walking, and less stress  Increased foot traffic and customers for area businesses  Greatly reduced pollution and environmental destruction TOD Defined

8 Promenade –Suburban San Diego TOD Example Mixed use - 70 units per acre 1,000 units above 50k sq. ft. of retail/office


10 TOD Policies and Planning In Sacramento

11 Historical Perspective –Federal  FTA Policies –New Starts Projects must be justified by: –Mobility Improvements –Environmental Benefits –Operating Efficiencies –Cost Effectiveness –Technical capability of the project sponsor –TRANSIT SUPPORTIVE LAND USE AND FUTURE PATTERNS –Joint Development –On March 14, 1997, FTA issued a revised "Policy on Transit Joint Development." –that real property acquired with Federal grant funds could be used to support a transit-oriented joint development. –On February 7, 2007 FTA issues Final Rulemaking Guidelines for TOD History/Background

12 Historical Perspective - State & Local  CA Transit Village Planning act of 1994 (65460.)  Caltrans California-wide TOD Study  TOD in Sacramento –1993 TOD Workshop –Produced RT’s Article 6&7 –2004 TOD Workshop –Produced Developer Interest –TLC initiative 2000-2002 TLC Process –Active community involvement –Precursor to Blueprint History/Background

13 Regional Transit TLC Project and TOD Criteria  On August 26, 2002, the RT Board of Directors adopted 21 TLC project implementation measures.  On August 25, 2003 Board approved and adopted site selection criteria for TOD Stations: Required Criteria  Enhance ridership  Community support Preferred Criteria  RT land ownership  Available land  Developer interest  Revenue potential History/Background


15 Current TOD Activities

16 TOD Proposals $605 Million Gross Development Value  Butterfield  Selected Costa Pacific Communities/Trammell Crow  Power Inn  Selected Costa Pacific Communities/Trammell Crow  Royal Oaks  Selected New Faze  Cemo Circle  Gold River Village Partners  Bus Rapid Transit/ Park & Ride/ Residential  Sunrise  D & S Development  140 units with ground floor retail  University/65 th  Lucas Enterprises  Residential, Office, Hotel, Fitness Center and Retail Current Activity

17 45,000 Sq. Ft. Retail 110 Units 15%BMU 237 Space Parking Deck Butterfield

18 Power Inn 27,502 Sq. Ft. Retail 11,200 Sq. Ft. Flex/Comm 253 Apartments 15%BMU 25 Town homes (for sale) 21 Units per gross acre 674 Shared parking spaces

19 Royal Oaks 2 Buildings 37 rental housing units (20 BMR) 4 Live/work units 55 Market Rate Condos 17,050sf Retail 21,600sf office 207 Parking stalls

20 Condominiums 75 Space Park-N-Ride Pedestrian Connection to Future BRT Cemo Circle Preserves ROW on Citrus Rd 75 Space Park N Ride 119 Condos

21 143 Units- Residential Multifamily 3345 sf- Retail Sunrise Station

22 65 th Street/University Station Residential- 75 units Fitness Center 33,500 sf Office- 80,000 sf Hotel - 130 Rooms Retail- 60,000 sf Parking Structure - 845 stalls Approximately 500,000 sf of built space

23 RT TOD Opportunity Sites Florin 22 Acres Meadowview 22 Acres Hazel 7 Acres Swanston 20 Acres

24 Summary  Land use and transportation nexus  TOD is all about the pedestrian  History & background –activity to date  Current activity $605 million Gross Development Value Summary

25 Barriers to TOD and Infill Development Lack of infrastructure Lack of gap financing Lack of information/education NIMBYISM Lack of policy mandate (Local & Regional)

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