Transit Supportive Land Use


Transit supportive land use is comprised of higher-density, multi-family residential, commercial, or mixed-use developments that are typically prevalent in transit-oriented development (TOD) patterns. To assist the Southlake BRT project in the federal process, Clayton County’s current Comprehensive Plan will need to be updated to establish transit supportive land use for the project’s proposed station areas. Local area plans will also need to show supportive policies in place for the project.

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What is Transit Supportive Land Use?

Characteristics of transit supportive land use typically include:

  • Number of people
  • Number of jobs
  • Creates diversity
  • Encourages activity day and night
  • Wide sidewalks
  • Small block sizes
  • Intersection density
  • Ground floor retail
  • Sidewalk cafes
  • Tree-lined streets
  • Reduced and hidden parking
  • Encourages use of transit, walking, and other modes of travel

What are Comprehensive Plans?

Comprehensive Plans typically include:

  • Data and demographics
  • Community goals
  • Assets and challenges
  • Broadband access
  • Economic development
  • Transportation
  • Housing
  • Land use
  • Intergovernmental coordination
  • Community work program

Why Does Clayton County Need an Amendment?

An amendment is needed for a few reasons:

  • Clayton County’s Comprehensive Plan was last completed in 2019, with the next update due in 2024.
  • An amendment is a targeted piece intended to “address changing circumstance.”
  • An amendment will update the plan to accommodate the Southlake BRT proposed station areas.

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