“The Denver Regional Transportation District (RTD) Board of Directors approved the new equitable transit-oriented development (TOD) policy to help encourage development of affordable housing on district-owned properties adjacent to transit stations across the Denver metro region.
The focus on transit-oriented development isn’t new to RTD. The FasTracks Strategic Plan for TOD in 2008, updated in 2010, emphasized the need for this synergistic thinking about urban planning.
For RTD, the new policy gives staff needed flexibility when developers propose projects, for instance, on the surface parking lots adjacent to the station at Central Park or the similar swaths of asphalt at County Line. The new principles give RTD more wiggle room in talks with developers where no flexibility used to exist.
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Denver Regional Transportation District. Mass Transit 25 February 2021.