TOD has been an important part of the Maryland’s overall smart growth strategy for more than a decade, and state policies and programs reflect that. State policies support TOD as a central element of Maryland’s smart growth strategy.
1992 – 1997 – Economic Growth, Resource Protection, and Planning Act (revised as 12 Planning Visions in 2009) and Smart Growth and Neighborhood Conservation Act provide overarch smart growth policies in Maryland.
2000 - Governor Parris Glendening signs Executive Order establishing Task Force for Transit-Oriented Development to address TOD barriers and make recommendations for broadening the TOD implementation and maximizing TOD benefits in Maryland.
2008 - Transit Oriented Development legislation defines TOD as a transportation purpose to allow the use of state transportation funding to support TOD. The legislation also designates TOD sites to facilitate public and private collaboration to achieve tangible results.
2009 - Tax Increment Financing (TIF) & Special Taxing District for Transit Oriented Development authorizes jurisdictions to use TIF and special taxing districts to finance TOD infrastructure projects.
2009 - Locating State Facilities to Stimulate TOD. Executive Order requiring state agencies to promote TOD by locating new state facilities in TOD sites.
2010 - Sustainable Communities Act establishes Sustainable Communities supported by a comprehensive package of state resources. Designated TODs receive bonus weighting under the state’s Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.
The Maryland Department of Transportation supports TOD through planning, a TOD Designation Program and a joint development program.
State policies support TOD as a central element of Maryland’s smart growth strategy.
• Maryland’s Transit-Oriented Development Designation Program
• The Maryland Department of Transportation's Joint Development Program
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