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Transit-Oriented And Joint Development

Transit Cooperative Research Program's Legal Research Digest article "Transit-Oriented And Joint Development: Case Studies And Legal" has been added to the best practices in the Research Articles.

The August 2011 article updates the Zoning and Real Estate Implications of Transit-Oriented Development article originally published in 1999 when the world of TOD and transit-oriented zoning codes was new and untested.

"This digest attempts to trace these developments, beginning with an overview of the significant literature since the late 1990s," the report notes. "The literature summary is followed by a comprehensive survey of recently adopted federal, state, and regional statutory and regulatory programs promoting or facilitating TOD and joint development and a review of related case law. The digest’s third sec­tion provides detailed case studies from Portland, Ore­gon; Oakland, California; Chicago, Illinois; Plano, Texas; and Morristown, New Jersey. These case stud­ies, while illustrating important legal issues, demon­strate that TOD success extends beyond laws, financial mechanisms, and public–private contracts. The report concludes that these constructs, while instrumental to the success of TOD and joint development, are indica­tive of a more basic foundation at the root of every suc­cessful project—leadership from the public, nonprofit, and private sectors."

Read the introduction and download the full article here.