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Transit-oriented Development 

Harriman has been preparing Transit-oriented Development (TOD) plans for cities, towns, and private developers in communities throughout New England for over 20 years. Our active TOD practice helps communities rediscover the value that regional transit connections can bring to the community. We help our clients leverage TOD by incorporating highly walkable, mixed-use districts that link transit and other modes to compact, attractive places to live, work, shop and visit.

Harriman helps its clients realize the opportunities that lie within TOD. We help municipalities in setting land use and infrastructure policy and help them find long-term advantages in TOD, growing from the efficient use of land and a reduction in fuel use and the associated costs of an extended roadway infrastructure. We help developers and property owners find competitive advantages for locations where residents and employees save time and money by leaving their cars at home. And, we help Transit authorities see increased ridership and the ability to redevelop their land assets (or air rights) adjacent to stations which is not needed for transit operations.

Harriman created the TOD urban design guidance document for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Our experience includes TOD district master plans for communities along existing and planned rail and BRT routes, including the MTA/MetroNorth (Norwalk, Windsor, and Stratford, CT and Poughkeepsie, NY), NJ Transit (South Orange), MBTA (Framingham, Scituate and others in MA), and the planned South Coast rail line in southeastern Massachusetts. Our background includes devising a national program for the Federal Transit Administration to advance Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) in communities, by helping them understand the relationships and benefits between urban development, BRT and the interface that occurs at BRT stations and stops.

Harriman offers full services planning including:

Selected Projects

The Transit-oriented Development Team

Steven G. Cecil, AIA, ASLA

Principal

Jennifer M. Siciliano, AICP

Senior Urban Planner

Emily Keys Innes, AICP, LEED AP ND

Associate, Senior Urban Planner

Windsor Transit Oriented Development Plan

Windsor Transit Oriented Development Plan

Harriman led a multidisciplinary team to develop a transit oriented development plan and public engagement program to plan for future … Read More

Enfield Zoning for Transit Oriented Development

Enfield Zoning for Transit Oriented Development

Located on the Connecticut River, the historic village center of Thompsonville is easily accessible from I-91 in Enfield. Helping to … Read More

Boston Fairmount Indigo Corridor Plan

Boston Fairmount Indigo Corridor Plan

Today people are expecting more from their neighborhood. The places people choose to live must provide opportunity, connection, walkability, recreation, … Read More

Design Guidelines for University Station Development

Design Guidelines for University Station Development

Harriman prepared detailed design guidelines for the mixed-use, transit-oriented development at University Station, previously named Westwood Station. The design guidelines … Read More

Stratford Transit Centered Development

Stratford Transit Centered Development

The Town of Stratford enjoys a convenient location along the major commuter rail network serving southwestern Connecticut and the metropolitan … Read More

Framingham Downtown Study

Framingham Downtown Study

The Framingham Downtown Study was a multi-disciplinary project, which studied the  transportation, urban design and economic development implications of traffic … Read More

Clinton Transit Oriented Development Plan

Clinton Transit Oriented Development Plan

Harriman worked with the Town of Clinton to study an area directly adjacent to a rail station and near the … Read More