Harrison TOD: Development Gathers Pace in Former “Beehive of Industry”

The Town of Harrison was once a manufacturing powerhouse known as the “Beehive of Industry.” Decades after the assembly lines fell silent, Harrison is once again alive with activity. Moving away from – but not forgetting – its industrial past, the town has embraced a vision of a walkable, mixed-use community with prime access to the region’s job market.

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The Week in TOD News May 25-31, 2019

Jersey City’s on-demand transit RFP, Plainfield’s affordable TOD, No. 7 extension thoughts, Asbury Park parking & Somerville’s Green Seam wins award. Beyond NJ, LA TOD program spurs affordable housing, NYC taps into transit, new Seattle station raises concern, Atlanta advances development, Singapore reveals transport plans & Copenhagen prioritizes cyclists.

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The Week in TOD News April 27-May 3, 2019

The weekly TOD news. In NJ, mixed-income TOD in West Orange, Mulberry Commons opens in Newark, redevelopment in Dunellen. Beyond NJ, who killed Durham-Orange light rail, NYC’s playground deserts, coworking finds a new home–parking spaces, falling ridership in Atlanta, Denver’s new Gold Line, and Candiac Station TOD.

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The Week in TOD News April 6-12, 2019

NJ’s TOD happenings. Summit’s redevelopment proposal, Passaic to reclaim land of old freight line, Jersey City’s chain store limits under fire, and Berkeley Heights awarded SSTT grant. In other news. Baltimore Penn Station redevelopment agreement, eTOD in Los Angeles, Pittsburgh’s busways, mixed-use development in Phoenix, San Francisco’s Chase Center to limit parking, proposed hub at London’s Clapham Junction Station & “post-car” living in Barcelona.

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Rethinking TOD Parking

Many communities have been slow to adapt parking policies to changes that are reducing demand. Trends such as congestion pricing, ride-hailing, and other mobility options present opportunities as well as challenges to fostering transit-oriented development.

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Tech-Driven Mobility Opportunities & TOD

The rise of technology-driven mobility presents important opportunities for TOD, making transit more convenient while also opening up a whole new world of flexible mobility options.

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The Week in TOD News March 2-8, 2019

Murphy signs commuter tax benefit legislation, Bound Brook considers pedestrian plaza and housing affordability, funding the Portal Bridge, and increases in office leasing. Also Duke withholds support for Light Rail, Uber goes multimodal, San Diego repeals parking minimums, micro-real-estate solutions to homelessness, TriMet sells land for mixed-use TOD, India approves Agra Metro Rail project and Vancouver considers rental-only zoning.

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This Week in TOD News Feb 23-Mar 1, 2019

NJ news briefs…Portal North Bridge replacement, RPA report on possible Hudson River rail tunnel shutdown, parking tax enabling legislation, eminent domain notices in Leonia & New Brunswick redevelopment. Also transit-friendly economic development in GA, affordable housing in MN, new leadership at Seattle DOT, school-based TOD, fighting air pollution with TOD in Tehran & from Istanbul… public engagement with a urban design card game.

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New & Newsworthy: September 2018

NJTOD news from Hoboken, Jersey City, Metuchen, Montclair, Newark, New Brunswick, Somerville, and Woodbridge, as well as from across the country and from Sweden—affordable housing, parking, gentrification, changing retail, and more.

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