May City Affair: Transit Oriented Development
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 TransitTurningPoint.com
Doors open at 7:00 PM; discussion begins at 7:30.