TRANSIT SUPPORTIVE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
SEPTA is creating a comprehensive Transit Supportive Community Development program to deliver a seamless, lifestyle transit network. This program will support SEPTA’s efforts to implement its Strategic Plan, SEPTA Forward, and aligns with the Authority’s vision of transit at the core of our region.
As a major driver of the regional economy, SEPTA recognizes that our own inventory of real estate assets, as well as adjacent properties, can be leveraged by working in partnership with the communities it serves.
UPCOMING EVENT: Webinar on Transit Supportive Community Development at SEPTA
Frequent, all-day transit service is only one piece of the puzzle in creating a seamless, total lifestyle transit network, which is a key goal set in SEPTA Forward, the Authority’s Strategic Plan. We also need to ensure that development near stations and along frequent transit corridors supports ridership.
To do so, SEPTA is launching a comprehensive Transit Supportive Community Development program to promote equitable, mixed-use development that improves safety, ensures environmental justice and sustainability, and creates a seamless network of multimodal transportation options, among other critical goals. This program will support SEPTA’s efforts to implement our Strategic Plan and aligns with the Authority’s vision of transit at the core of our region.
Join us for a virtual panel discussion on Wednesday November 3rd at 12:00 pm ET to learn more about SEPTA’s new initiative and hear from transit-oriented development practitioners from Pennsylvania and a special guest from the San Francisco region on best practices. Register here > >
The Transit Supportive Community Development Program Statement lays out the principles, goals and benefits of this initiative. As a guiding document, it is the foundation of SEPTA’s commitment to a robust and thoughtful Transit Supportive Community Development Program.
SEPTA Transit Supportive Community Development Program Goals
Increase transit ridership and enhance quality of life at and around SEPTA stations by encouraging and supporting high quality transit supportive community development within walking distance of SEPTA stations.
Ensure social equity through the balanced development of mixed-use and mixed-income projects in and around SEPTA station areas.
Enhance the stability of SEPTA’s financial base through the value capture strategies of transit-oriented development (TOD).
Reduce reliance on automobiles by increasing and enhancing accessibility to SEPTA multi-modal transportation.
As a part of advancing the Transit Supportive Community Development program, SEPTA will be creating a comprehensive inventory of SEPTA owned properties and evaluation criteria for Transit Supportive Community Development suitability. Also in the next two years, SEPTA will be developing a Transit Supportive Community Development Guideline document that lays out the program’s mission, goals, and strategies in more detail; provides clear guidance to developers on construction on or near SEPTA’s property; encourages TOD with our partners; and details the overall process.
PLAN & COORDINATE
Transit Supportive Community Development Planning Near Stations
SEPTA’s Strategic Planning & Analysis group will support your planning processes, including stakeholder participation, requests for data, and coordinating technical review with various SEPTA departments.
BUILD & ACCESS
Develop Adjacent to SEPTA Property
If you are building adjacent to SEPTA property or rail, you must coordinate with us, so that we may keep each other safe. Please review our Right of Entry program.
LEASE & PARTNER
Develop on SEPTA-owned Property
Thank you for your interest in leasing on SEPTA property. Please contact Ken Starr, Manager of Joint Real Estate Development.
QUALITY TRANSIT & ACCESS
Convenient Bus Access for New Developments in Southeastern Pennsylvania
Building off the information in the SEPTA Bus Stop Design Guidelines, this checklist is designed to ensure quality transit access is a part of your successful development.
- Transit Supportive Community Development Program Statement
- Press Release: SEPTA Launches Transit Supportive Community Development Program, October 2021
- SEPTA Forward Strategic Plan
- SEP-tainable Annual Report – 2020