ULI North Texas and
The Real Estate Council of Greater Forth Worth
In just 30 years, the success of a multi-modal transit system and Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) in North Texas has been proven. However, many people are still skeptical regarding the impact of transit on our automobile-oriented culture. This program will explore how that perception is changing, what is being done to encourage further transit use, and how accommodating growth and development around transit stations can yield positive economic results for developers, surrounding neighborhoods, and city governments.
Shelley Poticha, current Director of the Urban Solutions program at the Natural Resources Defense Council and former Reconnecting America President/CEO and Director of the Office of Sustainable Housing and Communities at HUD will keynote a half-day program on the factors supporting the success of transit and Transit-Oriented Development in North Texas. Shelley is a national leader in the promotion of transportation choices through mobility options and the development of livable, transit-oriented and walkable communities.
Following the keynote presentation, the program will focus on the economic impact of investment around transit, a profile of today’s transit user, and current efforts undertaken by the City of Fort Worth, the “T”, and the Fort Worth Housing Authority to leverage current and future transit investments to create Transit-Oriented Development opportunities. Featured examples include the T&P Terminal, downtown’s Intermodal Transportation Center, Northside/Stockyards Station, and future station options such as TCU/Berry. The results of the recent Urban Land Institute Technical Assistance Panel two-day workshop focused on a mixed use development adjoining the T & P facility will be presented.
Schedule of Events:
7:30 a.m. Registration, Networking, and Breakfast
8:00 Welcome – Ann Zadeh, District 9 Representative,
Fort Worth City Council
8:05 Introduction of Keynote Speaker
Paul Ballard, Fort Worth Transportation Authority (The T)
8:15 Keynote Speaker – Shelley Poticha
9:00 Economic Impact of Transit on Real Estate and Demographics
Introduction - David Leininger, DART
Terry Pohlen, UNT; Richard Maxwell, The T; and Jim Cline, DCTA
9:40 Long Range TOD Planning and Implementation –
Lessons from the State Farm Case
Dan Johnson, City of Richardson
10:15 Coffee Break
10:30 Introduction to TOD Opportunities in Fort Worth –
David Cooke, Fort Worth City Manager
10:35 Planning for TOD in Fort Worth
Fernando Costa, City of Fort Worth
10:45 Fort Worth TOD Economic Development
Opportunities and Resources
Jay Chapa, City of Fort Worth
Combined City Q&A
11:05 South Main/Vickery TOD Opportunity and
ULI/AIA Panel Workshop Results
ULI/AIA TAP Team
11:35 Transit-Ready Development on a Greenfield Site – Trinity Lakes
11:50 TOD and Downtown
Andy Taft, Downtown Fort Worth, Inc.
11:55 Closing Remarks
Paul Paine, Fort Worth South, Inc.
REC of GFW and ULI Member: $65
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