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Transit-Oriented Development

New Places, New Choices:
Transit-Oriented Development in the San Francisco Bay Area

The transit lifestyle in the Bay Area comes in several forms, from for-purchase townhomes and condos, to rental apartments, to live-work lofts for lease or purchase. The architectural styles and settings are just as diverse: Some complexes have a Mediterranean or Victorian feel, while others sport an industrial motif. Some offer scenic views, while others provide the cultural richness of a downtown arts or entertainment district.

A new publication issued by MTC along with the Association of Bay Area Governments, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District and the Bay Conservation and Development Commission captures the variety — and appeal — of this new development pattern. New Places, New Choices: Transit-Oriented Development in the San Francisco Bay Area showcases 10 shining examples of transit-oriented districts and corridors. In words and full-page photos, the handsome report makes the case for replicating these best practices around the region.

To quote the report, “Transit-oriented development is not a one-size-fits-all phenomenon; it is a flexible form of development adapted to local circumstances.”

You also can request a printed copy of this publication: e-mail library@mtc.ca.gov, fax 510.817.5932 or phone 510.817.5836.