See many of the best TODs in the nation! Hear the development stories from those who delivered these visionary projects. Learn the secrets of successful projects in a wide range of settings from the downtown to the suburbs.
Tours are free to conference attendees, but require registration to reserve your place. All tours take place at the same time Thursday September 29, 9:00am - 3:00pm. Tours depart from the conference hotel lobby - Courtyard Marriott Navy Yard, 140 L Street SE Washington, DC, 20003.
These are rail and walking tours, so please wear comfortable shoes. Each tour has a designated 1-hour lunch break, however lunch is on your own. Space is limited, so register early! A special thanks to Bohler Engineering for sponsoring the TOD Tours.
1) GREEN LINE TOUR - DOWNTOWN URBAN TOD
Visit The Wharf project, the largest mixed-use TOD in the nation, taking shape along the SW waterfront. The Wharf is a $2 Billion, 3 million sq ft new waterfront community offering a mix of uses with residential, office, hotels, retail, restaurants, entertainment, and a lively mix of public parks, piers and promenades.
Ride the green line to see the successful Gallery Place project in DC’s Chinatown, one of the major mixed-use catalyst projects that began the revitalization of this downtown district. Then, see the largest pedestrian street in DC in the new CityCenter project, a 6-block high-end redevelopment. Attendees will then visit the 2.2 million sq ft Capitol Crossing project, currently under construction across 3 city blocks being created by capping over a freeway.
2) ORANGE LINE TOUR - TOD CORRIDOR
Visit the well-known Arlington TOD corridor along the orange line, representing large-scale, visionary regional planning and encompassing 5 closely spaced metro stations. The past 30 years of development in this corridor has been built in a compact, walkable form closely surrounding the metro stations. This has created vibrant, walkable new community centers with high metro use (and bike/walking), and low car use. There has been no increase in traffic in this corridor, despite millions of square feet of new development being added!
Visit George Washington University's new urban TOD at the Foggy Bottom metro station, which includes a mix of housing, office, and restaurants, and a 2-story Whole Foods grocery store. This new development replaces an entire large city block of obsolete university buildings.
3) RED LINE TOUR - SUBURBAN RETROFIT TOD
Ride the red line metro to visit one of the most successful and popular TODs in the region - Bethesda Row. See the exceptional pedestrian street, and the many sidewalk cafes and retailers creating this vibrant new district.
Then travel north on the red line to the new, billion-dollar Pike & Rose project that will be five times larger than Bethesda Row - creating an entire new mini city with narrow streets, wide sidewalks, pedestrian spaces, and a lively mix of uses throughout. Phase 1 is now open, and phase 2 is currently under construction. Full build out includes over 1 million square feet of office space, 470,000 square feet of retail, 1,600 residential units, many blocks of sidewalk cafes, and a variety of public open spaces.
Tours are free to conference attendees, but require registration to reserve your place. All tours take place at the same time Thursday September 29, 9:00am - 3:00pm. Tours depart from the conference hotel lobby - Courtyard Marriott Navy Yard, 140 L Street SE Washington, DC, 20003. Space is limited, so register early!
These are rail and walking tours, so please wear comfortable shoes. Each tour has a designated 1-hour lunch break, however lunch is on your own.
The Transit Oriented Development Institute is a project of the US High Speed Rail Association. For more information, interviews, or consultation, contact us by phone (202) 248-5001 or email: email (@) tod.org Mailing Address: Transit Oriented Development Institute US High Speed Rail Association 840 First St. NE, 3rd Floor Washington, DC, 20002