What is a TOD?
A Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) is a
mixed-use residential and commercial area designed to
maximize access to public transportation.
- TODs often incorporate features that encourage transit ridership and reduce dependence on
private automobiles by locating commercial, residential, office and entertainment uses
within walkable distances.
- A TOD neighborhood typically has a center with a transit station surrounded by
with progressively lower density development emanating outward from the center.
- enhanced access to the transit network by households of all incomes
- improved access to local and regional amenities
- improved workforce access to job opportunities
- increased transit ridership
- reduced transportation costs
- reduced automobile trips and greenhouse gas emissions
- improved public health due to increased walking and cycling
- congestion relief and environmental benefits
Why are TODs important to us?
TODs are a response to reverse the decades-long trend of businesses and young people
Suffolk County and our region, and to make our region competitive again by addressing the
that have been combining together to drive them away:
- high cost of living
- a lack of quality, affordable rental housing
- a lack of that type of housing in environments in which young people want to live, i.e.,
- limited transportation options – auto-centric, no north-south mobility
- scarcity of high paying jobs - talent leaves, the businesses – and jobs – follow
Where are Suffolk County TODs?
Twelve TODs in Suffolk County are under development.
The Current Developments