“Untapped Resources, Potential Bay Area Sites for Affordable Transit-Oriented Development”, NPH’s latest research publication, identifies former redevelopment properties as potential resources for the development of affordable transit-oriented development (TOD).
NPH and our partner Seifel Consulting Inc. developed this report by considering a variety of development factors, including property size, land use designation, area planning goals and zoning. Given the broad range of sites identified, the best evaluation tool was determined to be a set of maps that display property sizes and locations in relationship to transit, parks and schools– the key criteria used by funding sources for affordable housing.
Untapped Resources includes maps prepared based on information presented in Long Range Property Management Plans (LRPMPs) for each community evaluated in this study:
- Map of potential LRPMP sites, overlaid with transit stations/routes, parks and public schools
- Map showing a 1⁄2-mile radius around each LRPMP site, illustrating distance to transit
We hope this research enables our on-the-ground partners to identify affordable TOD sites in their communities and to advocate for the provision of specific sites located near transit to include affordable housing. Please direct all questions or comments to Sarah@nonprofithousing.org.