Several Maryland Agencies have partnered to provide a website that has tools and information relating to Transit-Oriented Development in the State. The goal is to combine the different geospatial resources that several agencies offer in one website. The new page is a collaboration between the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), the Maryland Department of Planning (MDP), the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT), and the Maryland department of Commerce (Commerce).
On the website are several tools including mortgage and multifamily mappers from DHCD, a State Highway Administration transportation map from MDOT, a transit station map from MDP, and many more interactive resources. One of the likely more popular tools is an interactive map of Maryland’s Opportunity Zones and Sustainable Communities.
From the new page:
The State of Maryland defines Transit-Oriented Development as dense, mixed-use, deliberately planned development within a one half-mile of existing or planned transit stations that is designed to maximize the use of transit, walking and bicycling and is supported by state and local government. TOD provides an opportunity to leverage smart growth strategies to encourage economic development, reduce sprawl and maximize the return on existing transit investment.
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