Comments on: Transit-Oriented Developments are One Answer to Austin’s Growth Need http://www.globalsiteplans.com/environmental-design/transit-oriented-developments-are-one-answer-to-austin%e2%80%99s-growth-need/ Branding for Architecture, Engineering, Environmental Non-Profits, Landscape Architecture, & Urban Planning Companies Wed, 26 Aug 2015 03:37:28 +0000 hourly 1 By: M1EK http://www.globalsiteplans.com/environmental-design/transit-oriented-developments-are-one-answer-to-austin%e2%80%99s-growth-need/comment-page-1/#comment-57691 Thu, 04 Jul 2013 21:10:55 +0000 http://www.globalsiteplans.com/?p=20877#comment-57691 Two major areas off the top of my head which immediately disqualify Midtown from being a TOD:

1. Parking is much more convenient (and much cheaper) than the transit. Parking is free and abundant and easy to get to; the transit options cost $$; and are significantly less convenient.

2. The density does not meet or exceed conditions in the same general area that are not right next to the transit stop.

Midtown is what the VTPI people would call “transit-adjacent development”.

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