Durham-Orange Light Rail Transit (DOLRT) Station Area Planning

With a grant from the Federal Transit Administration, GoTriangle, the Town of Chapel Hill, the City of Durham, and Triangle J Council of Governments have partnered to engage a national and local team of urban design, development and transit consultants to work on initial land planning and value capture activities for the station areas along the Durham-Orange Light Rail Transit (DOLRT) corridor.  


The full project includes a corridor market assessment, station area market-possible development with land use/building types, and value-capture potential. These tasks are being led by the consultant team. Triangle J COG is responsible for aligning these land use and development opportunities with the CommunityViz scenario tool; developing land use, transit and affordable housing metrics; and working with local stakeholders on affordable housing inventories, trends, station-area specific strategies and progress-tracking methods.  The project started in 2016 and is anticipated to be complete in 2018.


Transit Ready Development Breakfast | May 25, 2017

Attended by over 120 people, this event was an opportunity to see new station area planning results along the Durham-Orange Light Rail corridor and provide input about market potential.  After a project introduction from GoTriangle and the consultant team, a diverse set of panelists and speakers provided insight into best practices in Transit-Ready Development, infrastructure design & finance, and affordable housing. Click to see the event materials: AgendaPresentationsPanel Discussion Summary



Wake Transit Corridor Land Use & Housing Planning

As part of the Wake Transit planning process, Triangle J COG will inventory existing and planned land use and affordable housing in all bus rapid transit and commuter rail station areas; engage planning, housing and development professionals in assessing station area land use scenarios; and track development and affordable housing changes over time. This evaluation will result in information to be used for land use and affordable housing requirements in applications for state and federal funding for fixed guideway projects and to refine estimates for transit ridership in transportation forecasts.  This project starts in the fall of 2017 and is estimated to be completed in 2019.