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Consensus Building in TOD

This issue of Transit-Friendly Development highlights several examples in which consensus building played a major role in successful TOD initiatives.

Building Consensus in Transit-Oriented Development

It is vital to understand the needs and desires of those affected by the changes TOD brings, in order to build consensus among all involved parties.

Hot Issue: Eminent Domain in New Jersey

Sign Seen in a New Jersey Redevelopment Area

Eminent domain – the taking of private property for public use and a tool often used in TOD – has become one of the most debated issues in planning.

Municipal Spotlight: Collingswood, The Comeback City

LumberYard Sales Office

While retaining its “Smalltown USA” style, Collingswood has been transformed by several major projects into an destination for residents and visitors.

Car-Sharing a Reality in New Jersey!

Typical Zipcar Rental

Car-sharing has come to New Jersey, and transit is a big reason why. Zipcar has recently set up locations in several public transit hubs.

Light Rail Spurs New Development

Midday Riders on River LINE

New Jersey’s two light rail lines form valuable links to existing transportation infrastructure, providing riders more options for destinations.

Practitioner Spotlight: New Urbanist Firm Emphasizes Transit-Oriented Design

Downtown Collingswood Redevelopment Simulation

For the past two decades, A. Nelessen Associates in Belle Mead, NJ has been involved in projects utilizing transit-oriented urban design principles.

Municipal Spotlight: TOD in Cranford Township

Construction on the Cranford Crossing project

Over the past decade, Cranford has invested heavily in efforts to attract new businesses and residents, including a successful transit village bid.

Practitioner Spotlight: Anthony Marchetta, LCOR Inc.

Rail Terminal, Hoboken, NJ

As Vice President of LCOR Inc., a national real estate company, Anthony Marchetta has worked on numerous TOD projects throughout New Jersey.

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.

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