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Meeting shines light on transit-oriented development

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 by Tai Moses

If you’re interested in transit, equity and development, you may well be interested in transit-oriented development, or TOD, which “manages what can get built in neighborhoods close to transit stops and encourages walkable neighborhoods for residents to get around, whether walking, biking or riding transit,” according to the Transportation Department. TOD is a good thing because of the community benefits it brings, but it can also be a bad thing because “the growth around these developments could cause new investment to drive up rent and displace nearby vulnerable communities.” With Project Connect coming down the pike, City Council has allotted $300 million in anti-displacement funds “to support projects and programs that will help low-income families avoid getting priced out of their neighborhoods and assist others who could be negatively affected by impacts of the transit investment.” Lots to discuss, as you can see, and you can discuss it all at a virtual community forum on Wednesday, Nov. 17, from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Register here.

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