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The project logo Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Districts | TOD H1 | H2 | M1 | M2

The project logo Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Districts | TOD H1 | H2 | M1 | M2

TOD will be the most urban, walkable, transit oriented zoning district in the new Unified Development Ordinance (UDO). The four proposed districts represent a range of intensities and standards that are appropriate within walking distance of a transit station.  The new TOD districts will be applicable to not only the Blue Line Light Rail, but also the Gold Line and future transit corridors. 

TOD includes a higher level of design standards plus greater allowed height by-right achieved through a bonus system. It does not include standards for transitioning to residential neighborhoods, since the TOD district will not be used next to such neighborhoods. These transition standards will be included in other less intense TOD districts to be rolled out this spring.

You can acces a 2-page Background Info document immediately below, as well as individual section documents (i.e. Design Standards) under their question/comment sections below.

Background Info

 

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UDO Ordinance Advisory Committee (OAC) Member
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Neighborhood Advocate (individual, neighborhood association, etc.)
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Design Community (planner, architect, etc.)
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General Comments

The TOD districts will create higher intensity, compact, and mixed use development around existing and future transit stations and corridors as identified in the City's adopted future land use. The development standards are designed to promote a walkable urban form, access to transit, and a well-integrated mix of uses. 

General Comments:

Please share any comments/questions you have about the TOD districts that are not section specific. Thanks!
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Purpose 

Purpose Statement

Please list comments in the section below as listed by page.

The purpose of the Transit Oriented Development Districts is to encourage the location of uses and forms of development conducive to and accommodating of increased transit usage. The TOD District is intended to promote well-integrated, mixed-use development around transit stations, ensuring that development occurs in the form of compatible, high intensity, transit-friendly design in close proximity to transit stations. The regulations encourage a highly walkable neighborhood, decreased reliance on motor vehicles, and mixed-use development that provides settings for social interaction and active community life. 

 

Purpose Statement + Applicability: Please share any questions/comments you have on Urban Center [H1] and Neighborhood Center [H2] Districts Purpose and Applicability.
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Purpose Statement + Applicability: Please share any questions/comments you have on the Moderate Intensity + Moderate Intensity Transition.
Purpose Statement Applicability: Please share any questions/comments you have on the Moderate Intensity Moderate Intensity Transition.
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Dimensional Standards

The TOD Districts have dimensional standards that are more form-based than would be found in other districts. The standards are organized into a table, as opposed to the current listed structure. Also included is a BIG IDEA of height bonuses for priorities including affordable housing, transportation improvements, as well as numerous others.

Please list comments about the dimensional standards below. 

Dimensional Standards - General Comments: Please share any questions/comments you have.
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Dimensional Standards - Pg. 6 - Building Dimensions + Building Siting: Please share any comments/concerns you might have.
Dimensional Standards - Pg. 6 - Building Dimensions Building Siting: Please share any comments/concerns you might have.
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Dimensional Standards - Pg. 7 - Building Height + Required Height Stepback: Please share any questions/comments you have.
Dimensional Standards - Pg. 7 - Building Height Required Height Stepback: Please share any questions/comments you have.
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Dimensional + Design Standards - Pg. 8 - Building Articulation: Please share any questions/comments you have.
Dimensional Design Standards - Pg. 8 - Building Articulation: Please share any questions/comments you have.
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Dimensional Standards: Building Height Bonus

Building Height Bonus - Affordable Housing + Transportation + Open Space: The bonus structure is currently being finalized. Please share any questions/comments you have on the general categories. Suggestions for additional bonuses are welcome.
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Design Standards

The TOD Districts has design standards to facilitate a high-activity, pedestrian and transit friendly environment. Standards include transparency, ground floor design standards, building massing, and entrance design requirements.  Also included in this section will be On-Site Open Space Design Standards.

Please list comments about the design standards below. 

Design Standards - Nonresidential, Mixed-Use, and Multi-Family Design Standards: Please share any questions/comments you have.
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Design Standards - Facade Articulation + Massing: Please share any questions/comments you have.
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Design Standards - Building Entry: Please share any questions/comments you have.
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Design Standards - Building Material Restrictions + Window Design: Please share any questions/comments you have.
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Design Standards - On-Site Open Space: Please share any comments/question you have.
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Design - Parking Structure Design Standards: Please share any comments/question you have.
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Design Standards - Encroachment of Architectural Features: Please share your comments/questions that you have.
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Public Realm Standards 

 

The Public Realm Standards include applicability of streetscape and the standards types, as well as pedestrian connectivity. 

Public Realm Standards - Streetscape Standards: Please submit your comments/questions you have.
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Public Realm Standards - Sidewalk and Amenity Zone Dimensional Standards: Please share any comments/questions you have.
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Public Realm Standards - Pedestrian Connectivity: Please share any comments/questions you have.
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Off Street Vehicle and Bicycle Parking, and Off-Street Loading 

 

The general parking standards for vehicles and bicycles are included in the released TOD draft. 

 

Parking - Applicability to Existing Structures: Please share any questions/comments you have.
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Parking - Required Vehicle Parking Requirements: Please share any comment/question that you have.
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Parking - Bicycle Parking: Please share any comment/question that you have.
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Parking - Required Loading Spaces: Please share any comment/question that you have.
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Parking - Parking Location + Access: Please share any comment/question that you have.
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Parking - Valet Parking Standards: Please share any comment/question that you have.
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Landscape/Screening

Landscaping and Screening includes buffers and perimeter parking lot landscaping.

Landscape/Screening: Please share any comments/questions that you have.
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Uses |  Definitions

The new use structure is a clear delineation of what uses are permitted in the TOD-A Zoning District. Included in the Use Section is the following:

  • Use Matrix: A simplification of the Use Standards with what is allowed
  • Use Definitions: Definitions are included for all of the proposed uses 
  • Temporary Uses: Markets, food trucks are others are included in temporary uses

Use Matrix

The following questions focus on land uses within the Use Matrix.  If you have multiple comments, please group them together in the comment box.

Uses

The following question focuses on land uses allowed within TOD-A.  If you have multiple comments, please group them together in the comment box.

Use - Regulations: Please share any questions/comments you have.
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Residential Uses: Please share any questions/comments you have.
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Commercial Uses: Please share any questions/comments you have.
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Institutional and Governmental Uses: Please share any questions/comments you have.
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Public Health & Social Services Uses: Please share any questions/comments you have.
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Transportation Uses: Please share any questions/comments you have.
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Open Spaces Uses: Please share any questions/comments you have.
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Infrastructure Uses: Please share any questions/comments you have.
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Temporary Uses 

The following question focuses on temporary uses within TOD-A. The section includes a new Temporary Use Process.

Temporary Use Standards: Please share any questions/comments you have.
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Accessory Uses

 

Accessory Uses: Please share any comments/questions you have.
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Definitions

The following question focuses on Definitions.  If you have multiple comments, please group them together in the comment box.

Definitions: Please share any questions/comments you have.
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Non-Conformities

The following question focuses on Non-Conformities.  If you have multiple comments, please group them together in the comment box.

Non-Conformities: Please share any questions/comments you have.
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Definitions

The following question focuses on Definitions as they relate to terms in the document.  If you have multiple comments, please group them together in the comment box.

Definitions: Please share any questions/comments you have.
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