"New Partners for Smart Growth Doing the Deal Mistakes"
New Partners for Smart Growth Doing the Deal: Mistakes and Missteps The Good: City and County of Denver and RTD Dena Belzer Strategic Economics/CTOD February 9, 2007 In 2004 Denver Region past a sales tax initiative to Fund a $4.7 billion transit system CTOD Large System – 100 stations By 2025 the City of Denver will have 40 transit stations A Z CTOD CTOD The TOD Strategic Plan focused on four levels: • Setting the context for TOD • Internal City readiness to address TOD • City-Wide Policies and Action Recommendations • Station Specific Actions CTOD Setting the Context Context CTOD CTOD CTOD TOD Place Types CTOD Denver TOD Typology CTOD Internal Readiness Reviewed Existing Plans and Talked to all City Departments about Role in TOD • Planning and Zoning • Economic Development • Parks • Public Works CTOD City-Wide Polices and Action Recommendations City-Wide Actions (selected) 1. Fine-Tune Roles and Responsibilities with RTD andDRCOG 2. Adopt TOD Typology and Encourage Region to Adopt Common Definition of TOD 3. Encourage Proactive Planning and Zoning 4. Adopt a Package of TOD Parking Standards and Parking Management Strategies 5. Prepare Affordable and Mixed-Income CTOD Housing Strategy for TOD Recommendations for Corridors and Specific Station Areas CTOD