Gathering ideas, suggestions and a vision for transit-friendly development in downtown Lodi is the purpose of a community workshop Tuesday, Nov. 13 at the LOEL Center, 105 S. Washington St. (Click here for workshop flyer)
The workshop, scheduled from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., will help city planners craft design guidelines for developments aimed at taking advantage of services provided through Lodi’s Multi-Modal Transit Station. Transit-oriented development (TOD) is generally defined by multi-story development for both residential and commercial purposes within a quarter-mile of a transit station.
In addition to supporting the Multi-Modal Transit Station, the design guidelines will also enhance the Downtown district to make it a more transit- and pedestrian-friendly place, reducing the need for residents and visitors to drive cars downtown.
“Transit-oriented development is a bonus for not just the Multi-Modal Station but will bring more economic and social activities to Downtown Lodi,” said Lodi Planning Manager Peter Pirnejad. “We want to encourage new developments around the Station that can provide housing options for those wanting to live in a dynamic urban setting.”
Transit-oriented development provides citywide benefits as well by continuing the revitalization of Lodi’s downtown, reducing urban sprawl, stimulating the local economy, providing housing alternatives and reducing traffic congestion.
“This is a great opportunity for the community to offer its vision of the area around the Station as well as the development incentives and opportunities that can help us achieve that vision,” Pirnejad said.
Childcare will be provided at the Nov. 13 workshop and light refreshments served. For more information, visit www.lodi.gov. Questions and comments may be mailed to Peter Pirnejad, Planning Manager, P.O. Box 3006, Lodi, CA 95241-1910. Pirnejad also can be reached at (209) 333-6711.