MDP Relases Transit-Oriented Development Planning Tools As Demand For TOD Increases

Conduit Street blog of MACo article on MDP’s “Models & Guidelines #30: Planning Tools for Transit-Oriented Development”

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In a July 16 press release, the Maryland Department of Planning (MDP) announced that it had developed a set of online Planning Tools for Transit Oriented Development (TOD) that provides information to county elected officials and planners about furthering TOD projects in their communities.  From the press release:

An interactive map features a TOD profile tool that enables users to delve into demographics, employment data, transit use, land use and development projects around every Metro and MARC station in Maryland. For those researching potential TOD sites, the profile tool provides a detailed snapshot of conditions around each station.

The resource also details TOD policies, programs and implementation efforts around the state, describing each rail and subway line along with their progress and potential. Rounding out the resource are summaries of best practices to support creative development projects.

The press release also noted that the Maryland Department of Transportation assisted in the…

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