Tuesday, February 21, 2012

What is Transit Oriented Development?

Yes, you heard right--

"In the first 6 months of 2009, 18% of all housing construction permits for the entire state of New Jersey, were in Jersey City."

"People who used to own two cars, now only own one, people who own one care only use it on occasion."

"We don't require parking in most of the development, that your looking at."

There's a maximum parking ratio for much of this development, but there's no minimum.

"A key part of it is changing the zoning."

It's not just something they are doing in New York and New Jersey.

Hopefully, a conversation about this will develop in Pittsburgh, Cleveland and other communities around the region.

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