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Hamilton Station Redevelopment Plan Moves Ahead

Surface Parking, Hamilton Station, NJ

Selection of a master developer is anticipated in late 2005 for a transit-oriented development at the Hamilton Township NJ TRANSIT Station.

Princeton Junction Station Area Vision Plan

Proposed Main Street looking toward Princeton Junction Station

NJ TRANSIT, the NJ Office of Smart Growth and West Windsor Township completed a Station Area Vision Plan for the Princeton Junction Station in June.

Somerset County TOD Plan wins NJAPA Award

The plan “TOD Opportunities in Somerset County, New Jersey” was awarded the NJAPA Outstanding Planning Implementation Award.

Why a Newsletter about Transit-Oriented Development (TOD)?

South Orange train station

In recent years, there has been a growing recognition across America that transit is important to the creation and maintenance of livable communities.

Recent Research Demonstrates Desire for TOD

Walking in Morristown, NJ

Three recent studies have demonstrated the desirability of transit-oriented development principles.

Ten Principles for Successful Development Around Transit

The Urban Land Institute released a report in 2003 to help municipal officials and planners successfully implement development around transit centers.

Municipal Spotlight: The Resurgence of Rahway

Union County Arts Center, Rahway, NJ

Rahway’s commitment to transit-oriented development principles have guided recent revitalization efforts of its downtown.

Practitioner Spotlight: Joel Schwartz, Landmark Companies

Franklin Square, Metuchen, NJ

Joel Schwartz is a principal of Landmark Companies, L.L.C., a design-oriented development firm located in Princeton and Keasbey, New Jersey.

Hidden in Plain Sight: Capturing the Demand for Housing Near Transit (2004)

Hidden in Plain Sight: Capturing the Demand for Housing Near Transit (2004)

This report studies the demand for housing near America’s rapid transit systems and finds that demand for such housing will likely double by 2025.

The New Transit Town: Best Practices in Transit-Oriented Development (2004)

In this book, the demographic trends that favor an increasing demand for TOD are outlined,as well as the issues of design, public policy and finance.

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