ULI IN ACTION-TOD COUNCIL

TOD Council

ULI Sacramento’s TOD Advisory Council serves as the primary Sacramento proponent for creating an ongoing dialogue to exchange best practices and lessons learned by engaging diverse stakeholders, facilitating collaboration between municipalities and developers, identifying solutions to TOD barriers, and advancing land use policies and design practices to assist in the implementation of TOD in the greater Sacramento region.

TOD Advisory Council Chair:
Adrian Engel
aengel@markthomas.com

TOD Council

The ULI Sacramento TOD Advisory Council is composed of volunteers from the public and private sectors who are professionals in planning, design, development and public involvement.

The Council’s mission is to educate, promote, and assist in the implementation of Sacramento-area Transit Oriented Development (TOD) projects in collaboration with development professionals and public agency leaders.

The ULI TOD Advisory Council has developed and implemented numerous initiatives to accomplish their mission. Some of these include hosting a local TOD showcase, an online Toolbox of TOD resources, quarterly presentations from local TOD Sacramento area developers, and annual TOD programs highlighting best practices from Denver, Portland and the Bay area.

The programs are topical and feature opportunities and address the ongoing challenges to the Sacramento Region. Experts share their experiences including: evaluating land use and development around Sacramento Regional Transit Light Rail corridors, the re-purposing of the urban malls into mixed use developments, transit oriented development around the California High Speed Rail stations.

In addition, the ULI TOD Advisory Council conducted a TOD tour which included site visits to exemplary examples of TOD implemented on the BART corridor in the San Francisco Bay Area at the Fruitvale and Hayward TODs.

The tour started with a ride hosted by Amtrak on the Capitol Corridor train with a presentation of their ongoing development and ridership outlook. The tour continued with a presentation by City staff and developers and an informative walking tour of the sites. Participants of the tour included City, County and State staff, planning commissioners, elected officials, redevelopment agencies, developers, brokers, financiers and others.