Building the Foundation for Transit-Oriented Communities in the Bay Area

Lunchtime Forum


New housing near West Oakland BART
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This program is rescheduled from November 2021. If you signed up for the original event, your registration will be transferred to this new date. For questions or comments, please reach out to SPUR Public Programs at [email protected]

In July 2021, SPUR hosted a conversation with the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and local developers about the prime opportunities that exist for more successful and equitable transit-oriented development (TOD) throughout the Bay Area — locations that could house thousands of jobs and residents in communities around existing transit. Months later, the agency has developed new preliminary policy proposals for its updated TOD plan, drawing on rigorous analysis and years of research into best practices. Join us to learn what MTC is proposing, share your questions and concerns and help push the region towards more achievable transit-oriented development.

+ Kara Vuicich / Metropolitan Transportation Commission
+ Mayor Jesse Arreguín / Mayor of Berkeley
+ Justine Marcus / Enterprise Community Partners
+ Councilmember Carlos Romero / East Palo Alto City Council
+ Jonathon Kass / SPUR

Part of an ongoing project that has been made possible in part by a grant from the San Francisco Foundation.

Co-presented APA Northern California, Enterprise Community Partners, Non-Profit Housing of Northern California, and TransForm.

This program is generously sponsored by:

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