The Transportation Management Association of Chester County recently held a breakfast meeting in Downingtown to discuss “Transit-Oriented Developments,” according to a report in the Daily Local News.
“Transit-Oriented Developments” are a type of community development that includes a mix of residential, office, retail, and other amenities integrated into a walkable neighborhood located within a half-mile of quality public transportation.
These types of developments are a growing trend because people are looking for cities with more places that are accessible through walking, biking, and transit. Transit-Oriented Developments also reduce the reliance on vehicles, which in turn reduces the amount of traffic congestion and improves air quality.
The new River Station Development in Downingtown, being designed by the Hankin Group, is an example of a Transit-Oriented Development.
“Around this area, we have the rail station, the future extension of the Chester Valley Trail, the Struble Trail, bus access, and it’s all in a really great school district,” said Neal Fisher, a project manager for the Hankin Group. “This location was ripe for a great multimodal development.”
Read more about Transit-Oriented Developments in the Daily Local News by clicking here.