ORENCO Site 1994, Hillsboro, OREGON
ORENCO Site 2000, Hillsboro, OREGON
The most essential element for a greenfield TOD is a grid of complete streets.
Greenfield TOD occurs when transit-supportive land uses, densities and a grid of streets are constructed in a previously undeveloped area. Greenfield sites are typically located on the suburban fringe of a metropolitan region. In some instances, large reuse sites located within urban areas are also considered greenfield sites. Opportunities associated with greenfield TOD development include the potential to:
- Effectively implement ideal TOD land uses and street and block configurations around transit stations
- Provide medium-and high-density land uses, thus increasing the potential for higher long-term transit ridership
- Reduce compatibility concerns between existing conditions and TOD land uses, scale and character