The map below shows scores for each station area. You can select a line to see only stations on that line and then select a station to see that station’s results. You can select one of the three score types from the drop down:

  • Overall TOD: identifies station areas with a strong market, strong municipal support for TOD, and high accessibility where market-rate TOD is likely to be successful.

  • Growth Opportunity: identifies station areas where substantial growth is expected and the market is strong, and where development of TOD is needed to catalyze additional transit supportive development.

  • Affordable Housing: identifies station areas that are most appropriate for affordable housing as part of a TOD, where there is both a need for affordable housing and high access to opportunity (e.g. jobs and schools). This lens is intended to supplement the other two.

Hover over a station area on the map to see that station’s total score and the component scores for each of the four themes that feed into the overall score (municipal support, accessibility, market strength, and affordable housing need).

Once you have selected the station you are interested in, use the tabs on the top to compare scoring to other stations and the maximum possible score (“Compare Scoring” tab) and to see where local policies can improve the scoring (“Improve Scoring” tab).

The Improve Scoring tab shows how the selected station rates on measures of municipal support.

  • Zone for Mixed Use reflects how much of the station area is zoned for a mix of uses. Allowing for a mix of uses supports transit-oriented development by allowing flexibility for the uses to include in the TOD and by helping create an environment where many activities are available within walking distance.

  • Zone for Higher Density reflects the residential and non-residential development capacity allowed by zoning. Zoning for higher density supports TOD by enabling TOD at efficient densities and by helping create an environment where many activities are available within walking distance.

  • Plan for Moderate Income Housing reflects compliance with and scoring on Moderate Income Housing Plan requirements. Planning for affordable housing adjacent to transit helps support equitable transit-oriented development and prevent displacement of existing residents.

  • Adopt TOD Supportive Parking Requirements compares local parking requirements for each city with UTA TOD Parking Policy. Lower parking ratios, allowing for shared parking to meet minimum parking requirements, and encouraging shared parking support TOD by encouraging less reliance on vehicles, reducing the cost of providing parking on-site, and enabling more efficient development.

  • Adopt TIF Districts indicates whether the community has adopted Community Reinvestment Areas that include the station area. This program can help provide funding for improvements that make an areas more desirable for development and provide funding for desirable developments that would not otherwise be financially feasible.

Advancing the policies described above at the local level can make a station area more suitable and competitive for TOD investments by UTA and others.

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