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Issue 3

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.

The Returning City: Historic Preservation and Transit in the Age of Civic Renewal (2003)

The Returning City

This report demonstrates how transit and historic preservation act in complementary ways to invigorate urban and suburban neighborhoods.

Getting to Smart Growth II: 100 More Policies for Implementation (2003)

Getting to Smart Growth II

This manual for Smart Growth implementation offers 10 policy recommendations for each of 10 Smart Growth goals.

Parking Spaces/Community Places: Finding the Balance Through Smart Growth Solutions (2006)

Parking Spaces/Community Places

This report provides a summary of the costs of parking, the dubious criteria parking requirements are based on and offers alternative strategies.

Belmar and Netcong Developers Chosen

Proposed Netcong Transit Village Plan

Belmar and Netcong have chosen developers for major mixed-use TOD projects surrounding their train stations.

Riverside Renaissance: Two Major Projects Announced

Watchcase Tower on Golden Triangle

Riverside Township in Burlington County has recently announced two major projects in its transit village district.

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