Thu, Mar 29, 2012
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Futurewise TOC Brownbag Series Presentation: How station area typology can drive decisions
By 2023, light rail will extend to Lynnwood, Bel-Red, and past Seatac. The new station areas can become great places capable of providing substantial social, environmental, and economic benefits to community residence and the broader region.
But we need to understand the opportunities and challenges of each of the station areas in order to make the right decisions for planning and investing in the communities. Creating a station area typology for evaluation is the fundamental first step.
Futurewise's Transit-Oriented Communities: A Blueprint for Washington State publication and the Seattle Planning Commission's Seattle Transit Communities report are the first two attempts at typology in the region. And right now the Puget Sound Regional Council is in the midst of its own typology process to evaluate the north, east, and south corridors of the light rail extensions.
There couldn't be a better time to discuss station area typology and its potential impact . We have a stellar line-up of presenters.
(AICP credit pending)
Chris just joined Reconnecting America as a project director working closely with local partners to advance transit-oriented development in cities and regions across the country. He most recently served as a Senior Development Project Manager with Portland Metro’s TOD Program where he led the program's TOD typology and strategic planning, and previously worked on TOD typologies and projects in Denver and Maryland. Reconnecting America and its sister organization Center for Transit-Oriented Development are consultants to PSRC's station area typology process.
David is a senior associate at GGLO, an integrated design firm. He has extensive experience with complex residential, institutional, and mixed-use architecture efforts, and he specializes in urban design projects that include rapid transit components, public-private partnerships, form-based codes, and alternative funding sources such as HOPE VI. David also is the vice-chair of the Seattle Planning Commission and helped write its Seattle Transit Communities report.
Sara is a senior planner in PSRC's Growing Transit Communities Partnership where she leads the typology-setting process as well staffs the North Corridor Task Force. Previously she was the Urban Strategies Director at Futurewise where she was the lead author of the Transit-Oriented Communities: A Blueprint for Washington State publication.
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