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New and Newsworthy: January-February 2016

Recent news and notes on transit-oriented development trends here in New Jersey, in the nation, and beyond.

What We Are Reading: September-October 2015

Welcome to the fall installment of “What We Are Reading.” TOD news of note in New Jersey and in the nation.

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).

New Jersey’s Urban Employment Centers Get a Boost

On January 13, Governor Jon Corzine signed the The Urban Transit Hub Tax Credit Act to encourage development around train stations.

Land Development at Selected Hudson-Bergen Light Rail Stations (2008)

Land Development at Selected Hudson-Bergen Light Rail Stations

This study builds on a previous VTC study of the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail Line, and also examines development near other stations on the line.

Towers Rise in Journal Square

Journal Square

The Jersey City Planning Board has granted site plan approval for two mixed-used towers adjacent to the Journal Square PATH station.

First Phase of Liberty Harbor, Jersey City, Now Under Construction

Liberty Harbor

The long-awaited start of the award-winning Liberty Harbor TOD project in Jersey City has finally happened.

TOD on the Other Side of Jersey City: West Side Avenue Station

West Campus Rendering

In Jersey City, three blocks from the West Side Avenue Station, new townhomes and lofts are being built by Centex Homes.

Transit Village Update: New Transit Villages Named!

Journal Square, Jersey City, NJ

On February 15, 2005 New Brunswick and Journal Square in Jersey City, were designated as New Jersey’s newest Transit Villages.

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