Transforming Urban Spaces with Transit Oriented Development (TOD) – Housing and Transit Synergy

June 13, 2023 1:15pm

Thatcher Imboden
Director, Community Development
Sound Transit

Chris Mah
Planner, Special Projects Office
City of Vancouver

Jennifer Podmore Russell
Vice President/Special Advisor
Rennie Group


Georg Josi

City of Vancouver:

Ongoing work on the UBC Skytrain Extension to integrate development with transit stations, called station-integrated development, presents opportunities to advance objectives relating to affordable housing, but there are also conflicts and trade-offs. This presentation will address the technical, financial, and regulatory framework challenges that prevent urban integration of transit stations and development and examines how affordable housing can be provided at key transit nodes.

Sound Transit:

Discussion of approaches that to accommodate increased jobs and housing and integrate neighborhoods with transit in the Seattle region, including Sound Transit’s efforts to use its surplus property and joint development opportunities to support affordable housing outcomes.