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File #: 2015-1381   
Type: Informational Report Status: Filed
File created: 9/8/2015 In control: Planning and Programming Committee
On agenda: 10/14/2015 Final action: 10/14/2015
Title: RECEIVE AND FILE report on the creation of the Transit Oriented Communities (TOC) Demonstration Program.
Sponsors: Planning and Development (Department)
Indexes: Construction, Informational Report, Joint development, Outreach, Partnerships, Transit Oriented Community, Transit Oriented Development
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - TOC Demonstration Program, 2. Attachment B - TOC Demonstration Program Site Matrix
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PLANNING AND PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE
OCTOBER 14, 2015

Subject/Action
SUBJECT: TRANSIT ORIENTED COMMUNITIES (TOC) DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM

ACTION: RECEIVE AND FILE

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RECOMMENDATION

Title
RECEIVE AND FILE report on the creation of the Transit Oriented Communities (TOC) Demonstration Program.

Issue
ISSUE

At the direction of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the Joint Development (JD) Department has developed the Transit Oriented Communities (TOC) Demonstration Program (the "Program"), identifying changes to the JD process as well as a "TOC Toolkit" to promote a more expansive approach to integrating transit into communities. Attachment A is a draft of the TOC Demonstration Program, including a description of sites to be showcased through the Program and Attachment B has a more detailed TOC Demonstration Program Site Matrix.

Discussion
DISCUSSION

Program Overview
TOCs represent a comprehensive approach to creating compact, walkable and bikeable places in a community context. The key difference between Transit Oriented Development (TOD) and TOCs are that TOCs focus more broadly on the community rather than focusing on a single development.

Moving from TOD to TOCs requires that Metro take a leadership role in collaborating with a variety of local stakeholders, including local government, private developers and community members, to make our individual transit oriented developments and policies part of a vibrant built environment for existing and future residents to live, work, play, and commute. The TOC Demonstration Program will showcase a broader community development focus to all aspects of Metro's work in building the public transit system. The Program will be realized through two components:
1. A re-calibration of the JD Process focused on active collaboration with community stakeholders and local jurisdictions; and
2. Building a "TOC Toolkit" that draws upon an array of creative community deve...

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