Oriented, situated, tomatoe tomahtoe.I too, am excited about this project, but it's hardly transit oriented. Maybe "transit situated"? It includes a 1,400 space garage next to the T and is anchored by BJ's, a store that's "thing" is buying 4 packs of ketchup, 40 count toilet paper, and restaurant-size tubs of salsa. The residents might take the T to work, but the retail is extremely vehicular oriented.
“In urban planning, a transit-oriented development (TOD) is a type of urban development that maximizes the amount of residential, business and leisure space within walking distance of public transport.”
728 apartments, a museum, office space, and thousands of sq ft of retail, directly across the street from a train stop is transit oriented. It has a bjs, but theres almost 1000 apartments and a college.
The garage has a lot to do with the shit ton of apartments here and the fact that we only just recently had our first residential buildings built near transit without a garage. Lovejoy Wharf was a big deal that it was going to not include a garage and I think there was even a requirement for x number of parking spaces that needed a waiver, and thats next to North Station.
As no brainer as it seems unfortunately its still not that common even next to transit, and this is yet another example. Theres also a Target in Fenway, bjs would have been fine with no garage. The tides are changing, but its still too common imo for residential to include parking next to transit.