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Smart Growth

Transit-Oriented Development and Proposition 207 in Metropolitan Phoenix

In 2007, the city of Phoenix and its partners, Valley Metro Rail and the city of Mesa, sought assistance from EPA's Smart Growth Implementation Assistance program to promote transit-oriented development (TOD) along its newly opened light rail and future extensions, given the impact of the passage of Proposition 207 (Private Property Rights Protection Act). 

EPA led a group of national experts to help the local team and its supporters develop options. The project resulted in an analysis of tools and incentives that localities can use to promote TOD. The following five documents, published in 2009, were developed as the team’s analysis for this project, each covering specific aspects of these tools and how they will be used.

Find more smart growth and transportation resources, including resources on transit-oriented development.

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