Transit-Oriented Developments are a mix of housing, retail and/or commercial areas and amenities within walking distance of public transportation.

Transit-Oriented Developments (TOD’s) are established within 400 – 800 meters (¼ – ½ mile) walking distance of public transit with areas near transit increasing in density. TOD’s conserve land, encourage walking and bicycling, while reducing infrastructure costs and energy consumption.

TOD’s are categorized according to the following types:

  • Core – dense downtown cores of regional importance with two or more modes of high-capacity transit.
  • Center – mixed-use residential and employment districts containing at least two modes of transit.
  • Village – smaller centers of local economic and community activity with transit service.
  • Destination – institutional and university centers, stadiums, and regional parks.

For detailed information on TOD types, see the 2030 In-Depth Information Page in under Tools + Resources.