New rail transit systems historically have offered communities a host of new growth management opportunities - from creating pedestrian-friendly, transit-oriented housing near station stops to redeveloping struggling commercial and retail areas. SunRail is no different. From DeLand to Poinciana, local communities and local elected officials have a tremendous opportunity to redefine their growth destinies by offering residents a new transportation alternative to the automobile.
In 2011, the Florida Department of Transportation facilitated an update of the 2007 TOD Sketchbook, which provided a community vision of redevelopment around SunRail station stops. Please click on the links below to view the updated Sketchbook. For easier viewing, the Sketchbook has been broken into sections.
DeLand, DeBary, Sanford, Lake Mary, Longwood, Altamonte Springs, Maitland, Winter Park, Florida Hospital Health Village, LYNX, Church Street Station, Orlando Health/Amtrak, Sand Lake Road, Meadow Woods, Osceola Parkway, Kissimmee, Poinciana
A kick-off meeting for the Sketchbook update was held on February 2, 2011. Click on the link below to view presentation materials.
In 2007, the Florida Department of Transportation worked closely with local community partners to envision new development and redevelopment opportunities in and around proposed SunRail station stops. Click on the link below to review some of the ideas that were considered during those informal discussions in 2007.
Click on the link below to learn more about how transit-oriented development has spurred new growth patterns elsewhere in the nation.