Transit-Oriented Development Policy
Plano will proactively encourage development within walking distance of existing and planned transit stations to create an integrated mix of uses including residential, employment, retail, and civic spaces.
Develop Criteria for Review of Transit-Oriented Developments, including existing and projected DART ridership, and update as necessary.
Prioritize and prepare area plans within ½ mile of identified light rail stations and future commuter rail corridors, to guide development patterns, address redevelopment of retail and residential sites, and encourage new development. Plans should include an evaluation of market potential resulting from existing and projected transit ridership.
Proactively work with property owners to align zoning with adopted area plans for identified light rail stations and future commuter rail corridors.
Implement parking best practices in transit-served areas and identified Urban Activity Centers where increased land productivity provides opportunity for additional open space.
Prepare developer “Request for Qualifications (RFQ)/Request for Proposals (RFP)” for disposition of city property with language including, but not limited to, fair-value pricing and regulatory requirements.