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What We Are Reading: May-June 2015

Welcome to “What We Are Reading.” Here, we present some recent news and notes on transit-oriented development trends here in New Jersey, in the national, and internationally.

NEW JERSEY TOD NEWS

In Rahway, Dr. Downtown cures what ails New Jersey Main Streets

By Megan Malloy, June 25, 2015, WNYC News
A look at Rahway as an example of how New Jersey’s small cities reflect a shift from suburban sprawl towards walkable transit-friendly places. This trend was also a focus of the recent Downtown NJ conference noted DNJ president Bob Goldsmith (not Goldstein as noted in the article).

Downtown New Jersey 2015 Annual Conference

Join us at the 2015 Downtown New Jersey Annual Conference “Your Downtown: The New Frontier from Main Street to the Highway”

Harrison Follows Its Vision Towards Redevelopment

Good planning and transit improvements are helping Harrison reach its redevelopment and TOD goals.

What We Are Reading: March/April 2015

Welcome to “What We Are Reading.” Here, we present some recent news and notes on transit-oriented development trends both here in New Jersey and nationally.

NEW JERSEY TOD NEWS

Montclair project’s ‘green’ features target millennials

By Joshua Burd, NJBiz, April 14, 2015
Looks at a project that addresses the needs and demands of this growing demographic cohort. In addition to walkability and transit accessibility, the development includes amenities that promote sustainability and wellness.

 

Redevelopment creates a neighborhood in downtown Cranford

By Katie Lannan, NJ.

The Importance of Placemaking for Suburban TODs

Guest contributor, Debra Tantleff, discusses how focusing on placemaking can help communities achieve their redevelopment goals.

Coworking Adds Flexible Office Space to Transit-Rich Locations

A recent trend in office space, known as coworking, could potentially help transit-oriented developments increase diversity of uses among their mixed-use structures.

Coworking is an office or business setting where individuals share work environments but are not employed by the same organization. These shared spaces provide the comforts of a modern office environment to many employees who work independently or remotely. In addition to providing high quality business services, coworking provides spaces where workers can collaborate and interact face-to-face with fellow workers, clients, and others. The communal nature of coworking locations, and the opportunities for partnership that they create, are often as important as the facilities they provide.

What We Are Reading: January/February 2015

Welcome to a new feature on NJTOD.org, “What We Are Reading.”  Here, we will present some recent news and notes on transit-oriented development trends both here in New Jersey and nationally.

NEW JERSEY TOD NEWS

Apartments, retail proposed in Hawthorne
By Kristie Cattafi, The Gazette (Hawthorne Edition), January 29, 2015
The Bedrin Organization has proposed a six-building mixed-income, mixed use transit-oriented development on a site 1,300 feet from NJ TRANSIT’s Hawthorne Station. Plans for Rivergate include 244 units, including 22 affordable units, 6,000 square feet of retail and 4,000 square of office space.

$55 million redesign, two-story building planned for Elizabeth NJ Transit station
By Katie Lannan, NJ Advance Media for NJ.

Financing Transit-Oriented Development with Land Values

Financing Transit-Oriented Development with Land Values, land value capture (LVC) techniques for developing countries, with application for the US.

Booming Bloomfield is Growing in all the Right Ways

A range of transit oriented developments and planning efforts are boosting Bloomfield as a key transit hub on the Montclair-Boonton Line.

Moving an Age-Friendly DC

Moving an Age-Friendly DC

A look at transportation for seniors in our nation’s capital and recommendations for meeting this growing demographic’s needs.

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