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    TOD in towns and small cities

    I need help locating places where transit-oriented development principles have been implemented in smaller cities (say under 150,000 or so) and towns. I need the town names but any additional information about the development name or URLs are welcome, too.

    Mostly TOD is put in place in towns outside of bigger cities (outside Portland, Boston, etc), but I am looking more for cases where the towns aren't reliant on the larger population base of a larger city. Kenosha, Wisconsin, for example has done some things.

    Iowa City, Iowa is trying to do some TOD and I am looking for some models or examples of similar small town TOD.

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    Try the Transit Cooperative Research Program. They have several free reports on TOD. I haven't looked at them yet,but they might have stuff of interest.

    http://www.tcrponline.org/publications_home.shtml

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    What sort o transit do these cities have?

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    Quote Originally posted by Gotta Speakup View post
    What sort o transit do these cities have?
    Excellent question. Are we talking about bus, commuter rail, or intercity rail? The Kenosha-Racine-Milwaukee (KRM) corridor is so far mostly a vision rather than anything in place. There are more examples in teh Denver area, also in varying stages of development. At least the bus rapid transit and commuter rail elements are approved, if still under construction for many years. Longmont may be a good comparison community.
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    Type of Transit

    Iowa City has a bus network and is trying to redevelop an area with railroad that would be utilized for the proposed Amtrak connection through Iowa City from Chicago.

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    Robina, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia TOD, New Urbanism?

    Hey Guys,

    I am eager to get your guys opinion on this new development on the Gold Coast. I have attached my thoughts on an annotated .pdf

    My view on urban life varies greatly compared to the brochure as they are targeting a certain niche market that I am not apart of. Comparing Katz and The Wharf development you see a few of New Urban characteristics such as a close community, security and mixed residential and commercial land use. However, it does nothing to acknowledge local history in the way the building and surrounding environments have been designed. I would call this segregated visual isolation within the rest of the community.

    I do not see New Urbanism taking off unless it can be developed within a family budget. Regardless, I believe The Wharf development is targeting mid-long term investors with the majority ‘renting out’ to working couples.

    the original can be found here
    Brochure Download

    References

    Off the Plan Gold Coast. (2008). The Wharf. Water Front Living in the Heart of CBD Robina Retrieved March 8, 2009, from http://offtheplangoldcoast.com.au/do...b-brochure.pdf


    Off the Plan Gold Coast. (2009). The Wharf Robina. Retrieved March 7, 2009, from
    http://offtheplangoldcoast.com.au/pr...%2C000%29.html


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    I forgot the attachment, My Bad

    http://gezzaboi.com/QLDPlanning/edit.pdf

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    TGC, I would recommend you contact Leander, TX (Austin Area). They are the northern terminus on a LRT that is about to open in Austin. Another good area to check are some of the northern burbs on the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) line. Several of those are in the same size range and might be helpful.

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    I would say that Johnson County needs to establish one metro transit system as a priority more than anything else. 4 Bus systems in a county of 125,000?

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