Transit Oriented Communities

The New Orleans City Planning Commission (CPC), the Regional Transit Agency (RTA), and the Mayor’s Office of Transportation are working collaboratively with multiple city agencies and local organizations to produce a comprehensive Transit Oriented Communities (TOC) Plan for Orleans Parish. Over the next few months, the project team will consider recommendations for zoning changes, enhanced design standards, development incentives, affordable housing creation, improved transit and public infrastructure and economic development initiatives to support greater access to transit and improve existing transit corridors.

Community Engagement meeting

On Wednesday, April 14, 2021 from 5:30-6:30pm, the New Orleans City Planning Commission, the Regional Transit Authority, and the Mayor's Office of Transportation will host a virtual community engagement meeting regarding Transit Oriented Communities generally, and the goals and framework for the study work.

What are transit oriented communities (TOC)?

Walkable neighborhoods that are connected to effective and convenient transit options and characterized by a mix of active uses, equitable housing options and economic security.

What are the goals of the New Orleans TOC plan?

  • Cultivate Active, Vibrant, and Sustainable Communities through enhanced design standards.
  • Encourage Transit Ridership by increasing safety, accessibility, and activity around transit stops and reducing space devoted to private vehicles.
  • Prioritize Equitable Development that incentivizes affordable housing close to public transit and employment.
  • Attract, Retain, and Grow Business Opportunities within Transit Oriented Communities and corridors.
  • Allow Density & Mixed-Use Development that includes housing, retail, and offices within walking distance to transit stops.

View this one pager on Transit Oriented Communities

Have questions or comments? Email and stay tuned for public meeting information.