wasatch front regional TOD study and guidelines


Wasatch Front Region, Utah

HDR | Calthorpe developed site designs and a handbook with a comprehensive framework for understanding, designing, and implementing Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) in the Salt Lake Valley of Utah. The handbook discusses the different types of TOD, describes TOD opportunities in the region, illustrates the different physical elements that make up an ideal TOD, and details strategies for implementing these principles. It is intended to be of value to municipalities, transit providers, developers, and communities wishing to encourage TOD.

Looking at four sites of varied scales and styles, the HDR | Calthorpe Team held a series of local workshops where participants could discuss preferred land use, intensity, location for new development. Their comments were integrated into illustrative plans, regulating maps, and site-specific guidelines.Ranging from a historic downtown area, to an urban infill site, to large-scale redevelopment, to a proposed light rail station area, these sites serve as models for other sites throughout the region, with the workshop process as a forum for establishing a communal vision.



Central Pointe Station Workshop
Before and after simulation, Fireclay Station
Site Plan, Central Pointe Station
Site Plan, Fireclay Station
TRAX Gallivan Station, existing
Recommended traffic calming measures

Project Summary



Wastach Front Regional Council (Salt Lake City, Utah)


TOD Site Plans and Guidelines


Growth Strategy for region of 1.6 million, projected to exceed 5 million by 2050


Completed in 2002