"...A light meal will be provided. For more info, visit www.ci.austin.tx.us/planning/tod or contact Sonya López, the city's lead TOD planner, at 974-7694...."
"...Dear Editor, I hate to throw cold water on the frenzy over TOD (transit-oriented development) ["Here Comes the Train," News, Jan. 28], but it's worth remembering that no commuter rail start in the U.S..."
"...Dear Editor, Austin’s meager success with transit-oriented development can largely be explained by contrasting Austin with Dallas, where transit-oriented development has been successful [“Not So Hot TODs,” News, Nov. 26]..."
"...Directed by: Tod Williams. Starring: Jeff Bridges, Kim Basinger, Jon Foster, Elle Fanning, Mimi Rogers, Bijou Phillips and Louis Arcella..."
"...Call it a "mixed-usage environment," an "activity center," or "new urbanism." Bandy about planning lingo like "polycentrism" – under whatever name, the Domain could become what the city and Capital Metro call a "transit-oriented development," or TOD...."
"...The city is proposing special TOD zoning around seven of the proposed transit stations, including six for the commuter rail line approved by voters last November. Last Thursday night, people like Lori Renteria came prepared to talk the nuts and bolts of the ordinance..."
"...The proposed Transit-Oriented Development Ordinance, which would allow higher-intensity development around stops on Capital Metro's incoming commuter rail line (see "Here Comes the Train," last week), comes before the Austin City Council tonight (Thursday), allegedly at 6pm. The Austin Transit Communities Coalition (that's the new name of the ad hoc group of neighborhood and affordable housing activists described in that article) plans to be there, as group member Frank Fernandez says, "to articulate their vision for how Austin grows as a community one that ensures that TOD districts value affordability, neighborhood planning, accessibility, green-building, and renewable energies." ATCC plans to push for two amendments to the ordinance, as well as a resolution concerning affordable housing and community values with the TODs...."
"...The TOD ordinance, intended to govern the zoning and development of seven stops along Capital Metro's Leander-to-Downtown commuter rail line, has seen its share of changes since December. At Thursday night's meeting, planner George Adams presented another seven pages of amendments that tinkered with the ordinance: Height requirements are suggested, rather than required; single-family residential will be allowed in the transition zone; the role of neighborhood associations in the planning process is stressed; and a goal of 25% affordable housing has been set for each station plan...."
"...Yes, it's as bad as you thought it might be (as if the misspelled advertisng blurbs from Parent magazine didn't tip you off right away). One-note wonder Lovitz plays Tod the destroyer, ruler of the galaxy's smallest planet, Spengo, who beams surburbanites Marge (Garr) and Dick Nelson (Jones) to his planet with the intention of making the ditzy blonde mom his queen before he destroys the earth..."
"...The city of Austin is following international best practices for planned transit-oriented development around urban transit stations. Council policy codified in an interim TOD ordinance adopted in May 2005 follows nationally recognized principles: Support public transit, promote compact density and "growth nodes" around transit stations, require good urban and architectural design, and produce people-friendly, walkable streetscapes..."
"...To support this goal, in 2005 the city created special development zones around most of the Red Line stations (as well as one bus transit center) that not only encouraged such uses but in some cases mandated them, while prohibiting other uses not seen as transit-friendly – a concept called "transit-oriented development." The city of Leander created a TOD as well. (For the full background, see "Here Comes the Train," Jan..."
"..."Transit-Oriented Development" is not the most catchy of project names. It certainly doesn't have the alarming, call-to-action drama of, say, the "Save Our Springs Ordinance." Yet, if it comes to pass the TOD Ordinance is on the City Council agenda today, but likely will be postponed it could have at least as big a long-term impact on Austin's life and urban landscape as that other famed bit of the city legal code...."
"...A total of nine transit-oriented development zones have been created by city of Austin, six of them around MetroRail Red Line stations. Leander has also established a TOD around its Red Line station..."
"...Tugg specializes in theatrical-on-demand, or TOD. Put simply, it's Kickstarter for screenings..."
"...But it crucially shifts the dynamic, putting film fans at the heart of the deal – as curators, promoters, and patrons. We explore five case studies in the TOD movement. Case Study #1: The One-Off Promoter..."
"...The proposed TOD Ordinance lays out four different kinds of TOD districts (examples pictured), though none of the currently proposed stations are designated as a "Regional Center."..."
"...Austin's Transit-Oriented Development Ordinance, which officially became law on May 19, 2005, designated six areas of Austin as TOD zones. Leander established its own TOD ordinance and zone later that year..."
"...The planning process for each station includes a public charrette (hands-on design workshop) to gather neighborhood input, which will be led by national TOD design experts Parsons Brinckerhoff...."
"...Directed by: Tod Browning. Starring: Lon Chaney, Joan Crawford, Norman Kerry, Nick De Ruiz and John George..."