Transit Oriented Development

CORTEX Technical Assistance Panel

Prepared by Citizens for Modern Transit - At the invitation of Citizens for Modern Transit in partnership with Metro, ULI St. Louis was asked to address the addition of a MetroLink station along the current alignment in Midtown St. Louis, between Boyle and Sarah Avenues and within the CORTEX life science district. The Panel was asked to address related development matters including possible parking options and incentives to attract further development to the area.

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CORTEX TOD Study

Prepared for the St. Louis Development Corporation -  The Transit Oriented Development Study for the CORTEX District seeks to establish projections for net new riders on the MetroLink light rail system over a 20-year planning horizon and seeks to capitalize on years of public and private investment through development that unlocks the latent potential of the district’s location in the heart of Saint Louis.

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Delmar-ForestPark-DeBaliviere Form Based District

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Delmar-ForestPark-DeBaliviere Stations Area Plan

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Emerson-JJK-Station Area Plan

JJK and Emerson Park were selected as joint stations for study due to their relative proximity to one another and the connections that exist between them that serve a number of local neighborhoods in East St. Louis. Various components of this station area plan are intended to provide guidance to the city, Metro and other partners in implementing TOD.

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Fairview Heights-Station Area Plan

The Fairview Heights station experiences a very high level of ridership, averaging 52,300 monthly boardings and serving commuters in Fairview Heights and surrounding suburban communities. It is also the terminus of the Blue Line. This high level of ridership demonstrates a larger community supportive of transit use in this locality. Various components of this station area plan are intended to provide guidance to the city, Metro and other partners in implementing TOD.

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Grand Station Technical Assistance Panel

Prepared by Citizens for Modern Transit - At the invitation of Citizens for Modern Transit in partnership with Metro, ULI St. Louis was asked to form a Technical Assistance Panel to address possible development around the Grand MetroLink Station located at Grand Avenue, below the Grand Avenue bridge.

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Laclede Landing and Stadium Stations Area Plan

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North Hanley-Station Area Plan

North Hanley was selected for detailed study because it is one of Metro’s most heavily used stations on the Missouri side, averaging 88,000 monthly boardings. As the first park-n-ride station along the Red Line and its adjacency to Interstate 70, the North Hanley station captures a large volume of suburban commuters heading into the city. The North Hanley station is also adjacent to the Express Scripts Campus, a major employer in the region, and the rapidly developing NorthPark business park. The station’s close proximity to Lambert International Airport and the University of Missouri- St. Louis help contribute to overall transit ridership numbers at this location.

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Northside-Southside TOD Study

Prepared by the City of St. Louis - This study is a joint effort by the East-West Gateway Council of Governments, the City of Saint Louis, and St. Louis Development Corporation (SLDC). The Study is funded with a portion of the $4.7 million Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) through the East-West Gateway Council of Governments. The aforementioned grant is funding additional sustainability planning efforts throughout the St. Louis Region.

The St. Louis Development Corporation (SLDC) is responsible for the project administration. Amy Lampe, Major Projects Specialist, is in charge as project coordinator. The Client Group team consists of Don Roe (City of Saint Louis Planning and Urban Design Agency), Connie Tomasula, project coordinator for the Northside-Southside Corridor portion of the study (City of Saint Louis Planning and Urban Design Agency), and Amy Lampe. The Project Team lead is H3 Studio, performing project direction, planning, and project management, with partners Bernardin, Lochmueller & Associates (BLA) with Innis Consulting; M3 Engineering Group; Development Strategies; and Vector Communications Corporation.

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Rock Road-Station Area Plan

Over the last several decades, growth in the St. Louis metropolitan area has traditionally followed lower density suburban patterns. Leaders from throughout the region, however, have continued to search for appropriate strategies to promote transit-oriented development (TOD), or mixed-use development designed to maximize access to, and promote use of, public transportation. As the St. Louis MetroLink system marks over two decades in service, these leaders have engaged in the study of how to maximize the investment made in light rail for the region and its various jurisdictions and how also to increase the overall ridership rate metro-wide.

East-West Gateway Council of Governments (EWG), in conjunction with Metro and a host of regional stakeholder organizations, completed a TOD Framework Master Plan as part of the Regional TOD Study for the St. Louis region in 2013. This study included the following components:

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TOD Best Practices Guide - CMT

Prepared by Citizens for Modern Transit - More than two decades ago Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) began its mis - sion to introduce MetroLink to the St. Louis metropolitan area. Since its opening in 1993, ridership has exceeded expectations with an average of 60,000 people choosing MetroLink each day during summer months. Because of MetroLink’s integration with the bus system, St. Louisans once again have a public transit system competitive with automobile travel. CMT members have played key roles in the passage of funding measures for the expansion of MetroLink and other transportation improvements in the region.

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TOD Best Practices Guide - Metro

Prepared by Metro Transit - In April 2010, Metro announced approval of the St. Louis region’s first long - range transit plan, Moving Transit Forward . The plan is t he product of close consultation and cooperation between Metro, East - West Gateway Council of Governments, community stakeh o lders and the general public, and establishes a shared vision for expanding and improving the regional tra nsit system over the next thirty years.

One of the central conclusions that emerged from the long - range planning process was the need to realize more sustainable deve lopment throughout the region. With every passing year it becomes more app

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TOD Framework Master Plan

Prepared by East-West Gateway Council of Governments - East West Gateway Council of Governments, in conjunction with Metro and a host of re - gional stakeholder organizations, completed this TOD Framework Master Plan as part of the Regional TOD Study for the St Louis region in 2012. While a number of studies and efforts have analyzed and documented the appropriate strategies and lessons learned pertaining to larger light rail systems in coastal metropolitan areas in America, the St Louis region, and metro regions in Mid-America in general, have not benefited from as much planning concerning how to move transit-oriented development forward. In a metropolitan area that is

TOD Market Study

Prepared by East-West Gateway Council of Governments - The MetroLink system and its 37 stations were built in stages from the mid-1990s through 2006, when the last segment of the Blue Line was completed. Today, the MetroLink light rail system provides convenient connections and efficient servic e between many destinations in the City of St. Louis, St. Louis County, East St. Louis, and St. Clai r County. Most transit riders access MetroLink by driving to a station and parking their vehicle on su rface lots or in parking structures operated by Metro; the system does not offer many opportunities to live and work near the stations while using transit as a primary means of

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UMSL South Station Technical Assistance Panel

At the invitation of Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) and Metro (the Bi-State Development Agency), ULI St. Louis was asked to form a Technical Assistance Panel (TAP) to address possible development around the UMSL South MetroLink (light rail) Station located on the campus of the University of Missouri–St. Louis (the University).

The primary stakeholders include representatives from the University of Missouri–St. Louis, the City of Normandy, Citizens for Modern Transit and Metro, and the study was underwritten by the Associated General

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Union Station-Station Area Plan

Over the last several decades, growth in the St. Louis metropolitan area has traditionally followed lower density suburban patterns. Leaders from throughout the region, however, have continued to search for appropriate strategies to promote transit-oriented development (TOD), or mixed-use development designed to maximize access to, and promote use of, public transportation. As the St. Louis MetroLink system marks over two decades in service, these leaders have engaged in the study of how to maximize the investment made in light rail for the region and its various jurisdictions and how also to increase the overall ridership rate metro-wide.

East-West Gateway Council of Governments (EWG), in conjunction with Metro and a host of regional stakeholder organizations, completed a TOD Framework Master Plan as part of the Regional TOD Study for the St. Louis region in 2013. This study included the following components:

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