Transit-Oriented Development Committee seeks new members

Applications are due by July 16

PSRC is seeking members for the newly relaunched Regional Transit-Oriented Development Committee.

The committee is a technical working group focused on equitable transit-oriented development (TOD), tracking progress in the region, and supporting local efforts to develop equitable communities around major transit investments. It serves as an advisory committee to the Puget Sound Regional Council’s Growth Management Policy Board.

In May 2021, the Growth Management Policy Board adopted an updated Regional TOD Committee charter. The updated charter restructures the committee to better implement VISION 2050, the region’s long-range plan for growth.

The committee supports the implementation TOD-related goals in VISION 2050:

  • Advance and monitor the VISION 2050 growth goals of 65% population and 75% of employment growth in proximity to high-capacity transit.
  • Support equity in TOD areas and address displacement of residents and businesses.
  • Align affordable housing efforts with transit investments.

The 21-person committee will include representatives from government, business, and nonprofit organizations from across the four-county region. The following seats are open:

  • Staff from PSRC Member Cities and Counties. The committee will include jurisdictions of all sizes and modes of high-capacity transit and at least one member from a jurisdiction in each of the four counties (7 seats)
  • Developers and Real Estate Professionals, including non-and for-profit developers, real estate professionals, and housing trade organizations (3 seats)
  • Housing Organizations, including organizations like county housing consortia and subregional housing groups (3 seats)
  • Community, Equity, Environment Organizations (2 seats)

Additional seats will be appointed to represent local transit agencies, Sound Transit, the Washington State Department of Transportation, and the Growth Management Policy Board.

Interested in joining the committee?

Apply by July 16, 2021. Application materials are available online.

Committee members will be selected in August, and the new Regional TOD Committee will hold its first meeting in September. Questions? Contact Laura Benjamin at LBenjamin@psrc.org or 206-464-7134.