Meriden, Connecticut prepared a presentation for a public information meeting outlining the new Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Regulation. The presentation detailed the goals and implementation strategies, laid out TOD sub-districts, use regulations, parking standards, development standards, density goals, and detailed the TOD Master-Plan. In addition to laying out the details of the regulations, the presentation had many maps and mock-ups showing how the development would look in different districts on different streets, including aerial views.
The presentation is a useful tool for explaining the new regulations in a comprehensive way to the community. The new TOD Zoning Regulation aims to simplify the approvals process, permit mixed-use, incentivize mixed-income residential development, ensure quality development and pedestrian environment, make special TOD parking requirements and encourage adaptive reuse. The diagrams showing the different districts, explaining the new planned development allows a visualization of the municipality’s plans beyond what a text explanation could accomplish. The presentation also clarifies the requirements for site plan approval as well as all of the new requirements for TOD district uses, TOD district on-site parking requirements and TOD district development standards.