I remember when Transit Oriented Development (TOD) was considered a fringe idea espoused by some academics in California. The Met Council’s Livable Communities Grant program, which offers incentives for TOD, helped change the attitude among municipalities. Now it’s mainstream and really taking off.
How much is detailed in a recent staff presentation to the Met Council, reproduced here. It uses 2003-2017 data from the Annual Building Permit Survey & Development Tracker.
The following tables break it down by transit route, but here are the surprising summary numbers for development along the existing and future LRT and BRT lines. They account for:
- 43% of commercial development
- 28% of public/institutional development
- 44% of multi-family residential development
All in 2.4% of the region.
That’s what has happened to date. Here’s the distribution of projected future TOD development.