The Metro Board of Directors on Thursday approved a motion by Board Members Mark Ridley-Thomas and Diane Dubois to continue to develop a master plan for development at the Rosa Parks/Willlowbrook Blue Line station. The motion is posted after the jump.
Here are renderings of what potential development may look like.
Rosa Parks/Willowbrook Station: Metro Station Master Plan and
Transit Oriented District
Metro recently completed the Rosa Parks/Willowbrook Station Master Plan,
funded through a Caltrans Community-Based Transportation Planning Grant.
The Master Plan recommends specific improvements for the Station and sets
goals for developing the surrounding area as a Transit Oriented District.
Implementation of the Master Plan will help improve transportation services in
areas served by the Station and facilitate appropriate transit oriented
development. The Master Plan proposes a series of desired outcomes including
station improvements, design standards to create a cohesive pedestrian
environment, and enhanced linkages to the Martin Luther King Jr. Hospital and
educational resources located in the Willowbrook community.
The Rosa Parks/Willowbrook Station is one of the key stations in Metro’s rail
system, serving as the junction for the Metro Blue and Metro Green Lines. It is
also one of the most heavily used transit assets in the entire system as over
16,500 people board and 14,500 disembark at the Rosa Parks Station each
weekday from the Blue Line, Green Line and a variety of bus lines. Formal
adoption of the Rosa Parks/Willowbrook Metro Station Master Plan and Transit
Oriented District will encourage the development of appropriate land use
standards and help attract the investment needed to create a sustainable transit
I THEREFORE MOVE, THAT:
1. The Metro Board adopt the Rosa Parks/Willowbrook Metro Station Master
Plan and Transit Oriented District as the guiding document for the Station.
2. Direct staff to report back to the Board, no later than 60 days, with a
proposed implementation and funding plan to achieve the improvements
outlined in the Station Master Plan and Transit Oriented District.