As housing and transportation costs continue to rise, regions across the country are looking for ways to ensure that all their citizens can affordably access housing, jobs, health, childcare and other essential services near transit.

Equitable Transit Oriented Development (ETOD) has become a key priority on the planning agenda for many regional and local communities over the last several years.

ETOD projects often get stuck during predevelopment because decisions made by transit and land use planners that determine public transit routes, station locations and infrastructure plans often do not take into consideration the site conditions and market characteristics required to support private development.

The following case studies highlight a) the predevelopment pitfalls faced in station areas by groups of real estate development projects and b) the predevelopment pitfalls faced in station areas by groups of real estatedevelopment projects. For each case, we identified a list of critical predevelopment factors.

These case-studies are part of a larger report, which recommends that market feasibility assessments to be incorporated early in transit planning so that transit build-out can support development. To learn more, read the full report:

Resource Document: Executive Summary: Steps to Avoid Stalled Equitable TOD Projects
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Resource Document: Steps to Avoid Stalled Equitable TOD Projects
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