skip to main content

Senior Housing development announced near Swansea Station

Senior Housing will be the latest addition to development near MetroLink at the Swansea Station.  Southwestern Illinois Development Authority (SWIDA), in partnership with Bywater Development Group and Bi-State Development (BSD), is announced a new, $10.5 million development that will bring senior apartment living adjacent to the Swansea MetroLink Station in Swansea, Ill. The transit-oriented development … Continued

St. Louis MetroLink TOD Market Study

East West Gateway Council of Governments has put forth a study on Transit Oriented Development as it relates to St. Louis MetroLink.  This study outlines that while MetroLink’s 37 stations provide great connections for the region, the stations themselves don’t provide much opportunity to live and work near transit, while using it as the “primary … Continued

“Transit-Oriented Development in the States” Report

This new report from the National Conference of State Legislators (NCSL) takes a look at state legislative action to define Transit-Oriented Development (TOD), plan for and fund TOD projects, “provide ‘last-mile’ transportation solutions to get to and from a transit stop, and a number of other states’ strategies to encourage TOD.” The NCSL is a … Continued

High-speed Rail Hubs Attracting Development to Urban Centers

High-speed rail (HSR) has long been touted as a tool of economic development in addition to its primary function of improving connectivity and ease of travel. It now seems that high-speed rail also has the potential to contribute to the nation’s urban revitalization trends. Because HSR and other rail hubs are often located in urban … Continued

Sound Transit’s TOD Policy Adoption

Seattle’s Sound Transit has developed a transit oriented development policy to increase ridership “by promoting ‘positive land use and development’ within walking distance of transit facilities.” The new policy will motivate future efforts to support TOD endeavors for the Sound Transit’s own properties as well as surrounding regions, “recognizing that both types of opportunities involve … Continued

$1.2 Billion in Real Estate Development Drawn to Twin Cities

The Central Corridor light rail line of the Twin Cities has attracted over $1.2 billion in development.  This development is even more poignant because it occurred before the light rail line has even begun carrying passengers (2014). “Eighteen residential and commercial/retail developments worth more than $275 million began construction or entered the planning stage in … Continued

TOD Survey Results

Earlier this week, CMT posed a question to the public on our website: What would you like to see around MetroLink in the St. Louis and surrounding Illinois region?  Answer options included: retail, residential, recreation,office space, vegetation, hospitality, healthcare and an opportunity to provide options of your own. Overwhelmingly, the majority of poll respondents noted … Continued

12th Annual New Partners for Smart Growth

The weekend of February 7-9, 2013, the 12th Annual New Partners for Smart Growth conference will take place in Kansas City, MO.  This conference will explore strategies for pinpointing and finding solutions to barriers to sustainable development  in the Midwest and the entire nation. “Home to industrial giants, thriving small businesses and a rich history … Continued

St. Louis Regional Sustainable Communities Meetings Scheduled for Early 2013

The Regional Plan for Sustainable Development (RPSD) is a planning process designed to involve citizens in promoting housing, transportation, and economic development in their communities.  The program, funded by the Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), will take place over the course of 3 years, with a series of community meetings scheduled for … Continued

Quick TOD Survey!

Please take a moment to tell CMT just what you would like to see constructed around MetroLink in the St. Louis region!  We want to hear what each and every person feels would optimally benefit the community.  And if you have comments, we want to hear those as well.   It’s only one question and … Continued

Gotham Apartments

In a blog post in October, CMT wrote about how the Loop Trolley’s addition to the Delmar area would affect development.  Now in more detail, we are pleased to expound on the Gotham apartment building which will be gracing the area as a prime example of Transit-Oriented Development (TOD). This $11.4 million renovation of a … Continued

Public Invited to Next Phase of TOD Study Meetings

The East-West Gateway Council of Governments consultant will unveil plans for possible development in communities around three light rail stations in December.  Three meetings, scheduled from December 11-13, 2012, 4-7 p.m., with two identical presentations at 4:30 and 6:30, will highlight Station Area Plans focusing on East St. Louis, Fairview Heights, and North Hanley MetroLink … Continued

CMT to Sponsor ULI TAP at Grand Station

CMT will be engaging the Urban Land Institute St. Louis Chapter to do a Technical Assistance Panel (TAP) for the Grand MetroLink Station.  The TAP, composed of local experts on land use, policy, and development, will spend October 30, 2012 analyzing the opportunities for the Grand Station, interviewing stakeholders and developing a possible plan to … Continued

How will Loop Streetcar Impact Development?

The final approval of the $25 million federal grant to fund The Loop Trolley has highlighted the discussion of what sort of development might truly arise post construction.  A large goal of the two-mile streetcar track, which will stretch from University City Hall to Forest Park, is to revitalize the stretch of property along Delmar, … Continued

The Future of High Speed Rail in the Midwest

Dr. Tsung-Chung Kao, a professor and scholar from the Railroad Transportation & Engineering Center at the University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign visited St. Louis this week and gave a highly enlightening glimpse into what High Speed Rail (HSR) in the United States-more specifically the Midwest region-would look like. Drawing from his experience in his home country … Continued

Stay in touch with us for new content and updates!