Transit-Oriented Development

Low-income workers, especially those with families, are already financially stressed.  Finding and keeping a job often adds expenses for transportation, leaving less money for essentials like housing and healthcare. Investing in community development projects within walking distance of high capacity public transportation routes increases accessibility and connectivity between housing,  health services, education and jobs, bringing new life and hope for the future to the entire community.

Transit-oriented development (TOD) community development projects provide affordable housing, office and retail space within walking distance of neighborhoods and near quality public transportation. TOD projects create better access to jobs, housing and opportunity for people of all stages of life.

Case study

Adelante Healthcare, Inc.
Phoenix, AZ

Adjacent to the METRO light rail stop, Adelante Healthcare, Inc. qualifies as a transit oriented development (TOD) project under the RDF TOD Initiative.  The goal is to promote equitable and sustainable development along high capacity public transportation routes.  As of date, RDF has approved and booked $10MM in TOD transactions.  The new 42,500 square foot, single story comprehensive medical office building located in Mesa, AZ serves 22,800 patients annually.  Adelante is the first LEED certified Gold Status Health Center in the state of Arizona.  Services include primary care for all ages, dental care and behavioral health.  Adelante administers the WIC program, a pharmacy, laboratory services, and an on-site healthy cafe.  Targeted recipients are residents of Mesa and southwest Maricopa County with incomes below 200% of the federal poverty level and lack access to on-site primary care.  This center provides multi-cultural quality healthcare services to the uninsured and under-insured community.