Can transit-oriented development work along Wasatch Front?
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Most transit-oriented developments planned for the Wasatch Front possess many or all of those crucial variables, which gives Reid hope that those projects will be successful.
And he said it's far too early to grade transit-oriented development along the Wasatch Front or the success of a specific project.
Take Birkhill at Fireclay, for example. Only a fraction of the project has been developed as part of Murray's 97-acre Fireclay redevelopment area.
"How can you possibly judge a development that's going to have apartments, single-family homes, lots of retail and office (space) based on a single building? It just doesn't make sense," Reid said. "My sense is that Fireclay will be a pretty good TOD."
But Fireclay, like transit-oriented developments along the Wasatch Front as a whole, needs time to grow up, he said.
"Let's wait about 10 years until more of it is built and a lot more of the (transit) system is in place," Reid said. "It's going to be a whole different ballgame."
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