Value Capture Baseline

Promote appropriate project valuation based on increased zoning capacity and reduced transportation costs for occupants due to proximity to transit.


  • Catalog comparable transit-oriented projects that are truly similar, including those outside the project jurisdiction, as better data points for determining value and potential return on investment. This approach is preferred rather than comparing to nearby projects that do not offer a commensurate mix of land uses or amenities.
  • Collect and maintain information regarding enhancement of property value due to amenities associated with TOD infill development, such as transit accessibility, open space, enhanced streetscape, and other complete streets improvements.
  • Factor location-tailored data into the development negotiation process, including Net Present Value to set a baseline for future incremental increases in residual value.
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 with railroad track crossing in front
Gilroy, CA (Source: Flickr - Sergio Ruiz)