Joint/Transit Oriented Development
As part of a holistic approach to developing a more robust multi-modal transit, VIA is exploring joint/transit oriented development options that will reinforce the opportunity for agency revenue at transit facilities, augment the tax base in the inner city, and provide a range of housing options near transit.
The VIA Joint development Program is designed to secure the most appropriate private and/or public sector development that is physically or operationally related to VIA's transit facilities.
VIA’s joint development program seeks to:
- A. Provide transportation related services and conveniences;
- B. Provide pedestrian oriented development and create a sense of place around a transit facility that is compatible with the nature, scale and culture and character of the surrounding community;
- C. Include a mix of uses that will enhance land use and economic development goals of the immediate and surrounding communities, and regional development plans;
- D. Achieve the highest levels of quality in terms of urban and architectural design;
- E. Generate economic development benefits through job creation and additional revenue for the local economy;
- F. Reduce auto use and congestion through encouragement of transit-linked development; and
- G. Promote involvement of local interests in the location, design, function and operation of joint development to the extent reasonable and appropriate.
In order to determine whether a project supports the purpose and goals of the VIA Joint Development program, the evaluation of each project will include an examination of:
- Land Use classifications
- Ridership Enhancement
- Planning & Design
- Zoning designations
- Vehicular/Multi-modal LOS
- Economic Development
- Pedestrian Activity
- Revenue Generation