A Framework For Transit Oriented Development In Florida
The Florida Department of Transportation's "A Framework For Transit Oriented Development In Florida" has been added to the Resource Center best practices.
The purpose of this framework is to provide planners, developers, elected offcials, and the general public with a Florida-specifc resource for TOD and transit planning. The framework includes TOD place types that address land use and urban design considerations for transit station areas. Presented with both qualitative and quantitative information, they can help planners and developers assess how transit-ready existing development patterns are and help guide decision making in the direction of creating more compact and transit supportive development patterns in the future. Additionally, the framework is intended to assist local governments in defning TOD areas as part of their local government comprehensive plans and to implement recommended development standards for TODs to better support local transit services.
"As a framework document, it does not provide a how-to guide but rather illustrates the key considerations and questions to be addressed when embarking on TOD and transit planning in the Florida context," the introduction notes.