This shows what the urban core BRT transit station will look like, the rending here show the one on Wilmington Street.

Transit Overlay District (TOD) Mapping

Applying the new TOD zoning district

The TOD Mapping will apply the new TOD zoning district to some areas along the Western and Southern Bus Rapid Transit routes.

Project Details

 
Type:
Zoning
Date Range:
-

Contact

 
Lead Department:
Planning and Development
Service Unit:
Planning

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Background

As part of planning for Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), the City-initiated a project to plan for development around BRT routes. This project is called Equitable Development Around Transit (EDAT). In 2021, the City Council adopted the recommendations of the project. These include creating new zoning rules for areas next to BRT routes that encourage the type of development that will support the BRT system, including allowing more people to live and work in walkable places served by transit. The TOD zone will ensure areas near transit are pedestrian-friendly and have active uses that support transit and create lively places. It also encourages the provision of affordable housing units.

These changes were requested in TC-17A-20 and were adopted by the City Council on October 5, 2021. This made the new TOD overlay zoning district part of the City’s development code. For more information about what is included in TOD visit What is a Transit Overlay District?

For more information about what is included in TOD visit What is a Transit Overlay District or watch the video below:

Transit Oriented Development (TOD)

Project Intent

The TOD mapping project is one way that the City is implementing the recommendations of the EDAT project. The project will apply the TOD to some properties along the Western BRT corridor that follows Western Boulevard and the Southern BRT corridor that follows S. Wilmington Street. View the map below to see the properties requested to be rezoned. Use the search feature to search for an address. View the TOD Mapping Criteria page for more information about how the area was determined.  

TOD Mapping Viewer

Planning and design of the BRT routes and station areas may result in the application of the TOD in other areas in the future. Property owners may request the City apply the TOD to their property through the rezoning process.

Schedule

This project will start with a set of introductory meetings and then follow the rezoning process. The project will start in fall 2021 and last approximately 8 months.

Step

Timeline

Introductory community meetings

November 16 and 30, 2021 at 6 p.m.

First neighborhood meeting

Expected January 2021

Rezoning application submitted by City

Expected January 2021

Second neighborhood meeting

TBD

Planning Commission review

TBD

City Council review

TBD

How to Participate

The project involves a series of public meetings which the community may attend. The first community meetings will be held in November 2021. These meetings will also be an opportunity to discuss the Busway Street Section.

Introduction to TOD Mapping (virtual)

November 16, 2021
6 – 8 p.m.
Access via Zoom or by calling 301-715-8592 and using Meeting ID 881 7581 8962

November 30, 2021
6 – 8 p.m.
Access via Zoom or by calling 301-715-8592 and using Meeting ID 832 0694 8026

Have questions? Stop by the TOD Mapping “Office Hours” to talk with a planner.

November 17, 2021
3 – 6 p.m.
Method Park Community Center

December 1, 2021
3 – 6 p.m.
Walnut Terrace Community Center

Have comments or questions about the TOD Mapping? Provide feedback on the Rezoning Engagement Portal. All comments will be provided to the Planning Commission and City Council at later stages of the project.