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.
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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.
Please list comments in the section below as listed by page.
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.
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.
The design standards outline the facade articulation and massing, as well as the multi-family residential design standards.
The Public Realm Standards include on-site open space, architectural encroachments, applicability of streetscape and the standards types, as well as pedestrian connectivity.
Accessory Structures include standards for fences, lockers, and solar panels.
The general parking standards for vehicles and bicycles are included in the released TOD draft.
Landscaping and Screening includes buffers and perimeter parking lot landscaping.
The following questions focus on the types of signs allowed, as well as the size and dimensions.
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
The Administration section includes the process for a variance or alternative compliance.
TOD-Ex allows a rezoning with PUBLIC BENEFITS if a project has specific exceptions from the ordinance.