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Mike Behen
Strategic Initiatives Manager
Department of Public Works

38250 Sierra Highway
Palmdale, CA  93550
661/267-5233 FAX




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City of Palmdale TOD Overlay Study

Project Overview

Bright Idea ProgramThe primary purpose of the project is to evaluate a variety of land uses and modes of transportation within the project area and prepare a plan that will provide multi-modal connectivity within the vicinity of the PTC and future California High Speed Rail Station.  A visionary plan for the project area will provide opportunities for future development that embraces walking and biking to public transit and supports affordable, healthy lifestyles.  This project offers a unique and exciting opportunity to build upon recent and future transportation improvements to create a vibrant, sustainable and connected Palmdale. The Palmdale Transit Oriented Development Overlay Zone Project seeks to provide the following:

  • Create a visionary framework to establish TOD, multi-modal transportation, and economic development within the project area.
  • Create a TOD Overlay Zone to accommodate a variety of land uses and to encourage mixed use and higher density residential development within walking distance of the PTC.
  • Gain a better understanding of how various modes of transportation (rail, bus, highway, local streets, bike, pedestrian, etc.) can better serve the project area.  This will help create efficient multi-modal connectivity that encourages non-motorized modes of transportation.
  • Evaluate, update and modify existing goals, policies, objectives and standards to reflect the City’s current vision for TOD development and multi-modalism.
  • Project Scope


Project Study Area

The project area is focused around the vicinity of the PTC.  The project area boundaries include Rancho Vista Boulevard to the north, Palmdale Boulevard to the south, SR-14 to the west, and 10th Street East to the east (see map below).  A portion of the project area also includes the Palmdale Regional Airport which is located approximately one-mile northeast from the PTC.  

The Team

City of Palmdale

  • Mike Behen, Strategic Initiatives Manager, Department of Public Works (Transportation/GIS Division)
  • Rob Bruce, Planning Manager , Department of Economic and Community Development (Planning)


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