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  • Principal Planner, Transit-Oriented Development

    Capital Metro
    Job Description
    The Principal Planner plans, facilitates, and coordinates transit-oriented and transit-adjacent development projects in support of Capital Metro’s strategic initiatives, Project Connect, and other ongoing and emerging planning activities related to station area planning, transit-oriented and transit supportive development.  

    Austin has been experiencing steady population and employment growth for years and is in need of infrastructure improvements to match this unprecedented growth. Cap Metro and City of Austin are advancing the Project Connect initial investment plan. The agency is also advancing a programmatic approach to improve service along Red Line with new stations in North Austin and associated double tracking. Austin's creation of walkable, pedestrian-oriented, mixed-use communities centered around high-quality transit. 

    •Coordinates a comprehensive approach to facilitating transit-supportive development near Capital Metro’s transit current and future corridors, stations and related facilities including development projects, transportation demand management programs and projects and related efforts to maximize transit use and reduce single-occupant vehicle travel.
    •Works with developers on proposals for station area developments, reviews proposals for conformance to best-practice transit-oriented design; suggests design options for developments that will promote transit use.
    •Represents Capital Metro in neighborhood, local, and regional planning forums.
    •Coordinates planning activities with other CMTA departments, local, State, and Federal governmental agencies, and other stakeholders.

    •Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Design, Architecture, Planning, Engineering, or closely related field. Related experience may be substituted for educational requirements on a year for year basis up to four (4) years.
    •Six (6) years progressively responsible experience in design/planning (or related) field, including project management experience.
    •Experience working with public and private sector stakeholders to find common ground on potentially divisive topics and issues.
    •Experience making presentations to public groups and governing boards.
    •Experience with Federal and local planning processes, rules, and grant programs.
    •Professional registration or certification preferred.
    SALARY RANGE - 78,398.00 - 97,998.00 – ANNUALLY

    For more information and to apply, visit: https://capmetro.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/1/home/requisition/129?c=capmetro
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