Whatever the result, the effort has produced an easy-to-read white paper on transit value capture options in the Melbourne context. It's well worth the read. Here are the final thoughts in the report:
This paper has identified a range of ways various jurisdictions responded to the transport challenges they faced. In many instances, advancement for the future has required difficult and occasionally unpopular decision-making to transform the city.
Ian Carlton is a transportation and land use expert specializing in transit-oriented development (TOD). He helps clients - including transit agencies, planning departments, and landowners - optimize real estate development around transit.
Special thanks to Burt Gregory at Mithun for permission to use the Portland Streetcar image above.