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10 Strategies for Attracting Investment Near Transit

The Urban Land Institute San Francisco report "10 Strategies for Attracting Investment Near Transit" has been added to the Resource Center best practices database. The 2011 report compiles five years experience from the ULI San Francisco TOD MarketPlace program.

"The TOD MarketPlace program brings together teams of for-profit and non-profit developers, economists and urban designers to form Technical Assistance Panels (TAPs), which work with city representatives to evaluate transit-oriented development plans in the Bay Area," the report explains. "The panels develop targeted recommendations for maximizing community benefits related to public investments, and present their findings at an annual TOD MarketPlace conference."

ULI San Francisco's TOD MarketPlace model has been expanded statewide in order to explore the implications of the state's high-speed rail program.  The Bay Area TOD MarketPlace is also being replicated in ULI District Councils in Denver, Los Angeles, and Orange County.

"This report elevates the ten most common or compelling recommendations made by the ULI TOD TAPs over the program’s five years," the report notes. "While these recommendations were developed for specific communities in the Bay Area, there are many common lessons that can be applied in other U.S. regions aiming to implement transit-oriented development."

Read the introduction and download the full report