The New York State Transit Supportive Development Project:
The centralgoal of this statewideproject is to identifylocations for transit supportive development that can serve as prototypes for communities through out New York State. The consultant team of Regional Plan Association and BFJ Planning forged action plans for three pilot communities based on the thoughts and desires of local community leaders and stakeholders. The plans identify actions required to develop complementary land uses for transit supportive development; this includes identifying obstacles to integrated planning and providing insight regarding the potential market, development size, and zoning and parking issues.
The scope of each case study includes identification of potential transportation and land use connections; initial planning for the site, and recommendations for implementation.
The history of the project, complete with lessons learned, is captured in a guidebook for statewide distribution to local municipalities and state agencies.
The three Demonstration Project Reports cover the locations and topics listed below:
Harriman Station onthe Port Jervis Commuter Rail Line – developing a large tract of undeveloped land, a brown field, and a parking lot in agrowingarea.
DowntownAlbany -connecting a developing Bus Rapid Transit line with the proposed Albany Convention Center.
Buffalo/Amherst – incorporating Transit Supportive Development in expansion plans for the University of Buffalo at three campusesin Buffalo and Amherst.
All four project documents are available through the links below.
Please address any comments or questions to the project manager, Larry McAuliffe, Manager, Research and Education, New York Metropolitan Transportation Council, at 212-383-7281 and LMcauliffe@dot.state.ny.us.