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What is transit oriented development?

Marc Lefkowitz  |  07/18/13 @ 12:00pm  |  Posted in Transit

Because of rising interest in transit-oriented development, GreenCityBlueLake has developed a resource page to define, what is TOD? And how does it link to sustainability?

Ohio City District<br />A proposed development near the W. 25th Street Rapid Station. Image from Dimit Architects.

After Ohio City, Inc. and Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority announced an agreement to pursue a TOD that would replace an auto-oriented shopping strip near the W. 25th Street Rapid Station (across from the West Side Market), TOD has been on the minds of many.

Is it more than putting development near transit? What are its benefits?

Check out our TOD page in the Transform>Transportation Choices area of the GCBL site.

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5 years ago

What's old is new again! It's true that Shaker Heights is an early model of TOD. In fact, it may be argued that the "bones" of Shaker's TOD is helping to lead the way in redeveloping some of the city's more auto-centric commercial districts, including Shaker Town Centre and the Warrensville-Van Aken district as a TOD. How can we build on the legacy of TOD in Shaker and in other parts of the region (i.e. the streetcar suburbs of Cleveland Heights and Lakewood)?

McMansion House
5 years ago

Correction: TOD has been on the mind of Clevelanders since the Van Sweringens planned/developed Shaker Heights.

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