HEYER, GRUEL & ASSOCIATES' takes
a holistic approach to Transit Oriented
Development (TOD) planning. In communities
where mass transit is available, the ability
to capture the full potential of the service,
whether bus or rail, is directly related
to sound land use and transportation planning.
How the various components of a community
come together to form a dynamic environment
where people feel safe to not only utilize
the transit services but also spend time
pursuing the retail good and services located
there is of the utmost importance.
opportunities lie within and around transportation
facilities. Inherently hubs of commercial
and social activity, mass transit can serve
as a lightening rod for new economic development
opportunities. Taking advantage of these
centers of pedestrian activity can lead
to new retail and commercial development.
Combining these commercial opportunities,
with an appropriate mix of residential development
will not only provide new ratable for a
community but will also boost socio-economic
conditions and the overall economic health
of a community.
key elements to consider in TOD planning
of mass transit facility access.
strong definable public spaces.
economic development opportunities that
consider both enhanced commercial opportunities
but ridership increases as well.
the form and function of development with
focus on the relationship between the community
and mass transit facilities.
Learn more about some of the specific projects
we have worked on:
(click on the following links)
Town of Dover: Transit Oriented Development
Village of South Orange: