May City Affair: Transit Oriented Development

Tuesday, May 3, 2011 Leave a Comment

Where: Elvis Room, Bluebbery Hill in University City

When: May 5, 2011 7pm – 9pm

The big new trend in urban development is Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) – mixed-use residential and commercial development focused around transit that seeks to encourage transit ridership and dense, walkable livable neighborhoods. Examples of TOD are touted in Washington, D.C. and Portland, but what about St. Louis? What are the challenges and opportunities for transit-oriented development in our region? Our panelists will discuss current opportunities for development around transit and a mid-town trolley, as well future markets and challenges.

Seth Teel, Associate Director of Citizens for Modern Transit

Mark Phillips, Long-Range Planner, Metro

Melanie Rippetoe, Saint Louis University Master's in Urban Planning and Real Estate Development

Justin Chick, editor and contributor to

Doors open at 7:00 PM; discussion begins at 7:30.