See 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 October 22, 8:30am-3pm. Tours depart from the conference venue building. Space is limited, so register early!
1) DOWNTOWN DC & GREEN LINE TODS
Visit the largest and newest pedestrian street in DC - through the heart of the recently opened City Center, a 6-block high-end redevelopment in the heart of downtown DC.
Visit the hugely successful Gallery Place in DC’s Chinatown district, and a brand new town center incorporating a number of big box super stores, small cafes, and apartments in Columbia Heights.
Also see the entirely new urban district rapidly taking shape in Navy Yard, surrounding the Nationals’ Stadium in southwest DC.
2) UNIVERSITY & NORTHERN VIRGINIA TODS
Visit a major new TOD in the heart of George Washington University, as well as northern Virginia's largest TODs along the metro blue/yellow line corridor. See two major TODs undergoing transformations and expansions including Pentagon City/Pentagon Row and Crystal City.
Also see several more huge TODs including Potomac Yards under construction in Alexandria, as well as Carlyle and the Eisenhower Valley area surrounding the new Patent and Trademark Office, and Federal Courthouse. This huge TOD spans the entire area between 2 metro stations (King Street/Old Town station, and Eisenhower station).
3) ROSSLYN-BALLSTON CORRIDOR & TYSONS
Visit the largest and most famous TOD in the nation representing large-scale, visionary TOD regional planning encompassing 5 closely spaced metro stations. The past 30 years of development have taken place in a compact, walkable form surrounding these 5 stations, creating 5 very walkable new cities with high metro use (and bike/walking), and low car use. There's been no increase in traffic in this corridor despite millions of square feet of new development being added!
Then ride the brand new silver line metro to Tysons Corner, the most famous mega-sprawl in America. Tysons is undergoing a major urban transformation around its 4 new metro stations. This new rail line connects Tysons for the first time directly with central DC and the rest of the region by fast rail.
4) RED LINE CORRIDOR - SUBURBAN RETROFITS
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 creating a vibrant district.
Then travel north on the red line to the all 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 lively mixed-use throughout. Phase 1 is now open, and phase 2 is 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.
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