On Friday, December 5, 2014, the Land Use Law Center held its Annual Land Use and Sustainable Development Conference at Pace Law School. The TOD LINE sponsored a panel with national and regional TOD experts that highlighted the importance of TOD to the New York metropolitan area, identified regulatory, institutional and social barriers to TOD development, and discussed ways that communities can address these hurdles. Robert Paley, Director of TOD at the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA), led the discussion with presentations offered by Amanda Kennedy, Connecticut Director of the Regional Plan Association; Larry Gould, Principal at Nelson\Nygaard Consulting Associates; and Justin Lapatine, Partner, Public Affairs at the Global Strategy Group. You may review their presentations here.
The New York Times Real Estate section highlights the Wyandanch Village TOD project rising in the Town of Babylon on Long Island. In addition to providing necessary rental housing in a region short on such supply, the project seeks to reverse years of economic stagnation in the hamlet. The article may be accessed here.