Recent news and notes on transit-oriented development trends here in New Jersey, in the nation, and beyond.
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.
Two decades of self-assessment, planning, public engagement, and redevelopment help South Orange achieve its TOD goals.
The US Department of Housing and Urban Development and the US Department of Transportation recently launched the Location Affordability Portal, a web-based tool that estimates the cost of housing and transportation based on location.
These necessities represent the two largest costs incurred by families. The average American family spends more than half of its income on just these two expenses. Developed with the assistance of the Center for Neighborhood Technology, the Location Affordability Portal is a user-friendly source of information on combined housing and transportation costs that can help families, real estate professionals, housing counselors, policymakers, and developers make more informed decisions about where to live, work, and invest.
Located a mere 22 minutes from Camden via the RiverLINE, Riverside plans to expand its TOD efforts as New Jersey’s economic fortunes improve.
The Mixed-Income Transit-Oriented Development Action Guide helps communities retain and increase lower income TOD housing.
Preserving Affordability and Access in Livable Communities: Subsidized Housing Opportunities near Transit and the 50+ Population (2009)
This report surveyed federally-subsidized affordable housing in 20 cities, including New York City and Philadelphia, and their proximity to transit.
In 2010 Montclair and Somerville were designated as the state’s latest Transit Villages after demonstrating a sustained commitment to TOD.
Located only 8 miles from Manhattan, Newark enjoys a number of distinct advantages that makes it an obvious case for transit-oriented development.
The first redevelopment project at The Peninsula at Bayonne Harbor has been completed at the 430-acre, two-mile long stretch of land.