The report proposes a general methodology for evaluating land use and investment activity with respect to land in the vicinity of surface transit facilities. The three major objectives were: (1) to determine if there are incremental benefits accruing to land near bus, trolley, and by inference light rail facilities; (2) to examine equity issues in potential tax benefit districts serving such facilities; and (3) to examine the potential of joint development with respect to surface transit. An underlying objective was the presentation of an interactive spatial analysis system suited to the small-scale study of transit system impacts and relationship to their environment. Primary focus was directed to exploring locations in the vicinity of multiple routes where levels of commercial and multi-family new investment might be particularly high. The study concludes that the use of special benefit districts would be difficult to operationalize and that joint development opportunities are encouraging.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Washington, Seattle

    Urban Transportation Program
    Seattle, WA  United States  98195

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Shawcroft, R G
    • Horwood, E M
    • Lester, M S
  • Publication Date: 1977-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 65 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00169227
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-WA-11-0005-77-1Res Rpt., RR-77-7
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 30 1981 12:00AM