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Fort Worth TOD Summit

Oct. 29, 2014

Fort Worth Museum of Science and History
1600 Gendy Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76107
United States


Presented by:
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
                         Ken Newell

11:50                TOD and Downtown
                         Andy Taft, Downtown Fort Worth, Inc.

11:55                Closing Remarks
                         Paul Paine, Fort Worth South, Inc.

Noon                 Adjourn

Registration Fees:
REC of GFW and ULI Member: $65
Non-Members: $130
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ULI and the Real Estate Council of Greater Fort Worth

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Date and Time

Wed, Oct. 29, 2014

7:30 a.m. - noon
(GMT-0500) US/Central


Fort Worth Museum of Science and History

1600 Gendy Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76107
United States


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Fort Worth Museum of Science and History

1600 Gendy Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76107
United States