Council Wants TOD Plans for Future Green Line Extension
Nearly a year after legislation was first introduced that would study the opportunities to create Transit Oriented Development near the transit stations that might exist if and when the Green Line is extended to LAX and beyond. The resolution, introduced by Bill Rosendahl will be heard at the Transportation Committee tomorrow.
Specifically, Rosendahl wants TOD plans that explore all development options created by a Green Line extension including,
addressing parking, pedestrian access, LAX People Mover
access, streetscape improvements, infrastructure development fees,
congestion pricing, and joint development opportunities, and
integrating these into a land-use/transportation planning strategy.
The motion, shows some transportation and development saavy. For starters, every time it lists an action item to be studied it requires the "Department of Transportation with the Assistance of the Planning Department" clearly marrying the two when it comes to analyzing and developing plans for development at and near transit hubs.
While it’s a great sign that the city is thinking ahead when it comes to transit-oriented planning, it’s unlikely we’ll see development that is truly transit oriented in Los Angeles until the city is willing to drop its parking space requirement for new development.
Funding for the Green Line extension to LAX is included in the Measure R ballot proposition.