Apportioned and Mitigated Risk

Build certainty into the process of advancing a project from consideration into proposal, then financing and construction, by identifying feasible and low-risk incremental milestones.


  • Identify all potential hard and soft costs, including infrastructure gaps and connections, and obtain full information regarding jurisdiction processing fees and timeline.
  • Apportion project financing into as many components as: Acquisition and Predevelopment Financing, Rental Housing Gap Financing, Infrastructure and Parking Financing, Commercial Development Financing, Tax Exemptions/Operating Subsidies, and Municipal Development Incentives.
  • Consider project phasing through a Development Agreement or similar instrument to ensure that capital outlay cost burdens can be balanced by revenues in sequence with development of project phases.
Design Guidelines
Policy & Implementation
The Role of Local Government & Transit First Policies
Guiding Principles of Land Use
Flexible Zoning Strategies
Street Design Implementation
Revising Transportation Analysis Practices
Transportation Demand Management
Rethinking Vehicle Parking Requirements
Parking Management
Best Practices to Attract Successful Developers
Clarifying Design Expectations
Integrating Retail into Transit Oriented Development
Community Planning for Rail Transit
Additional Resources


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Photo of taller building under construction with two bicyclists traveling in front
The James, San José, CA (Source: Flickr - Sergio Ruiz)