TOD Policies and Programs
Harford County, served by two MARC Penn Line stations, directs most of its TOD efforts toward downtown Aberdeen. The City of Aberdeen and county officials are working together to create a multimodal transportation center and develop TOD initiatives around the station with the hope of expanding economic development while serving the needs of transit users and residents. The 2012 Aberdeen TOD Master Plan establishes a TOD vision for the station area. With MDOT funding, the city completed a detailed TOD feasibility study for the core part of the station area to evaluate multi-modal transportation improvements that will support TOD. With additional grants from MDOT and the Baltimore Metropolitan Council, the city developed a form-based zoning code for the designated TOD area, which will simplify zoning regulations and encourage developers to incorporate pedestrian friendly design guidelines into any future development.
• Best practice: Aberdeen