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Transit-Oriented Development

November 16, 2022 Project Update
A full draft of the TOD overlay zoning ordinance is available for review.  It is posted under Legistar #74703.  Detailed maps of which parcels are proposed for inclusion, based off of previous Plan Commission discussions, are available  and are also shown on the City's interactive zoning map.  Staff anticipates the approval process will be: 

  • November 22, 2022: Introduction at Common Council (no discussion or debate), referral to the Transportation Policy and Planning Board and Plan Commission.
  • December 5, 2022: Transportation Policy and Planning Board discussion.  
  • December 12, 2022: Plan Commission public hearing and discussion.  
  • January 3, 2023: Common Council deliberation, vote on TOD overlay zoning ordinance. 

Written comments on the TOD overlay zoning ordinance should be submitted to

September 15, 2022 Project Update
Staff is currently working on drafting TOD overlay zoning ordinance language and coordinating with City Council ordinance sponsors.  Introduction of the ordinance at Council is currently expected at the November 22, 2022 Council meeting, after which Council will likely refer the ordinance to the Plan Commission and Transportation Policy and Planning Board.  A public hearing will be held at the Plan Commission prior to the ordinance returning to Council for a final hearing and vote.  A full draft of the TOD overlay zoning ordinance will be posted to this page when it is complete.  In the meantime, refer to past Plan Commission materials from the June 23rd and August 8th meetings.  

TOD Public Meetings
Thank you to everyone who attended and provided feedback at the TOD overlay zoning public meetings.  For those who were unable to attend a PDF of the slides is available, and the meetings were recorded (each meeting has the same staff presentation): 

May 11, 2022 12:00 PM (this meeting had some technical difficulties with lag)
May 11, 2022 6:00 PM 
May 16, 2022 12:00 PM
May 16, 2022 6:00 PM

Additionally, a "storymap" that reviews what zoning and transit-oriented development is and why the City is undertaking this effort is available for review for those who would like to learn more.  If you have any questions please contact Ben Zellers and Colin Punt at   

Transit-Oriented Development
Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) is pedestrian-oriented, compact, mixed-use development that is centered on quality public transit. It typically includes a mix of housing, office, retail, neighborhood amenities, and other uses within walking distance of a transit station.  The City is exploring ways to encourage TOD along the future bus rapid transit (BRT) line and planned high-frequency local transit service through the use of TOD overlay zoning, consistent with Land Use & Transportation Strategy #5 (pg 36) in the 2018 Comprehensive Plan.

Transit Oriented Development

Last Updated: 11/23/2022

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Upcoming Meetings
December 5, 2022: TPPB
December 12, 2022: Plan Commission
January 3, 2023: Common Council 

Past Meetings
PC Meeting - August 8, 2022 (video; materials)
UDC Meeting - July 27, 2022 (video; materials)
PC Meeting - June 23, 2022 (video; materials)
Public Meeting - May 16, 2022 (6 p.m.)
Public Meeting - May 16, 2022 (Noon)
Public Meeting - May 11, 2022 (6 p.m.)
Public Meeting - May 11, 2022 (Noon)
PC Meeting - March 24, 2022 (video; materials)
PC Meeting - December 9, 2021 (video; materials)
PC Meeting - Sept. 30, 2021 (video; materials)

Project Contacts

Ben Zellers
Colin Punt