On May 17, Metro held the second of two community meetings to introduce a new design for the fourth busiest station in the Metro system – which serves as the transfer point between the Blue Line and Green Line – and a proposed civic plaza adjacent to the station.
The meeting at the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Public Health in Willowbrook welcomed attendees in an open house fashion to discuss design improvements around “Information Stations” based on input gathered from the first community
meeting and a 3D virtual model display. Metro also presented results from surveys gathered from patrons waiting for trains on both the Green Line and Blue Line platforms during peak AM and PM weekday communing times.
Over 25 community members — many of whom were not present at the first meeting — attended and provided constructive feedback on the new design direction, highlighting interest in public art opportunities, increased transfer circulation and robust community-partnerships to develop programs for the new plaza and Bike Hub.
New feedback focused on increasing multi-modal access to the station from the north and consolidating regional shuttle stops for ease of use and efficiency.
Metro staff are now looking for other ways to get the word out, including posting the revised design proposal at various community-relevant locations and events, such as the Juneteenth celebrations in the area, the County Supervisor’s field office, the Willowbrook Library and the Willowbrook/Rosa Parks Station. Please let us know if you have any ideas for locations or groups to share the data.
In the meantime, click here to view materials from both community meetings. For more information, and to provide further input, visit our website at metro.net/wrpstation or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.