Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Districts | FULL DRAFT

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 sections in the headers below. 

Background Info

 

Full Document

 

 

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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. 

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Purpose Applicability  

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The purpose of the Transit Oriented Development Districts is to create moderate to high intensity, compact, and mixed-use development in existing and future transit station areas and corridors as identified in the City's adopted future land use plans. The development standards are designed to promote a walkable urban form, access to transit, and a well-integrated mix of uses. 

 

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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. 

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Dimensional Standards - General Comments: Please share any questions/comments you have.
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Dimensional Standards - Building Dimensions: Please share any comments/questions that you have.
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Dimensional Standards - Building Siting: Please share any comments/questions that you have.
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Dimensional Standards - Building Height: Please share any comments/questions that you have.
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Dimensional Standards - Required Height Stepback: Please share any comments/questions that you have.
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Dimensional Standards - Building Articulation: Please share any comments/questions you have.
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Building Height Bonus - General - Affordable Housing + Transportation + Open Space: Please share any questions/comments you have on the general categories. Suggestions for additional bonuses are welcome.
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Dimensional Standards - Height Bonus - Affordable Housing: Please share any comments/questions you have.
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Dimensional Standards - Height Bonus - Open Space and Sustainability Amenities: Please share any comments/questions you have.
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Dimensional Standards - Height Bonus - Transportation Improvements: Please share any comments/questions you have.

Design Standards 

The design standards outline the facade articulation and massing, as well as the multi-family residential design standards. 

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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 - Multi-Family Design Standards: Please share any questions/comments you have.
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Design Standards - Parking Structure Design Standards: Please share any comments/question you have.

Public Realm Standards 

 

The Public Realm Standards include on-site open space, architectural encroachments, applicability of streetscape and the standards types, as well as pedestrian connectivity. 

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Public Realm Standards - Streetscape Standards: Please submit your comments/questions you have.
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Public Realm Standards - Pedestrian Connectivity: Please share any 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 - On-Site Open Space: Please share any comments/question you have.
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Public Realm Standards - Encroachment of Architectural Features: Please share your comments/questions that you have.

Accessory Structures 

Accessory Structures include standards for fences, lockers, and solar panels. 

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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. 

 

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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.

Landscape/Screening

Landscaping and Screening includes buffers and perimeter parking lot landscaping.

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

Signs

The following questions focus on the types of signs allowed, as well as the size and dimensions.

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Sign Standards - Sign Regulations: Please share any comments/questions you have.
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Sign Standards - A Frame Signs: Please share any comments/questions you have.
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Sign Standards - Marquee Signs: Please share any comments/questions you have.
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Sign Standards - Monument Signs: Please share any comments/questions you have.
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Sign Standards - Roof Signs: Please share any comments/questions you have.
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Sign Standards - Skyline Signs: Please share any comments/questions you have.
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Sign Standards - Wall-Mounted Signs: Please share any comments/questions you have.
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Sign Standards - Window Signs: Please share any comments/questions you have.

Uses |  Prescribed Conditions | Definitions

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

  • Use Matrix: A simplification of the Use Standards with what is allowed
  • Prescribed Conditions: Specific additional standards for uses 
  • Use Definitions: Definitions are included for all of the proposed uses 
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Use - Applicability + 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 + 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 Space Uses: Please share any questions/comments you have.
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Infrastructure: Please share any questions/comments you have.
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Uses - Temporary Uses: Please share any questions/comments you have.
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Uses - Accessory Uses: Please share any questions/comments you have.
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Uses - Prescribed Conditions: Please share any comments/questions you have.
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Use Definitions - Principal, Accessory, and Temporary Use Definitions: Please share any comments/questions you have.

Non-Conformities

The Non-Conformities outline the regulations for existing buildings and when they must meet the ordinance.

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Administration 

The Administration section includes the process for a variance or alternative compliance. 

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Administrative Adjustment: Please share any questions/comments you have.
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Alternative Compliance: Please share any questions/comments you have.

TOD-Ex (Exception) 

TOD-Ex allows a rezoning with PUBLIC BENEFITS if a project has specific exceptions from the ordinance. 

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TOD-Ex: Please share any questions/comments you have.

Definitions

The definitions contains specfiics regarding terms in the ordinance. 

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