City of Monrovia breaks ground on Gold Line Station Square Transit Village

The City of Monrovia and local elected officials broke ground this morning on the Station Square Transit Village. The project is located adjacent to the Historic Santa Fe Depot and the future Metro Gold Line Monrovia Station. The Station Square is the largest public works project in the city’s history. Monrovia is utilizing $25 million in federal funds, state grants, Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority money and Metro Measure R funds for the project. Plans include a transit plaza, neighborhood park, transit depot promenade and some off-street improvements to benefit the community and complement the opening of the new Metro Gold Line station in 2016.

Project renderings and the press release from the City of Monrovia after the jump.

MONROVIA, CA – Along with the opening of the Metro Gold Line in 2016, the completion of the Station Square Transit Village will be a defining moment for the City of Monrovia, as transit reinvents the area around the new Monrovia Gold Line Station.

Station Square is the largest Public Works project in the city’s history.  It is a community-driven project that fulfills a long and involved planning process to deliver a unique vision.  Monrovia is utilizing $25 million from the State Urban Greening grant, Measure R funds, Proposition C monies, Federal 5309 funds and $16.5 million from the Gold Line Construction Authority from the sale of land for the Gold Line Operations Campus (Maintenance and Operations Yard) for the project and surrounding street and infrastructure improvements to benefit the community and complement the opening of the Gold Line Station.


6 replies

  1. Will there be benches for all the homeless population that like to ride the Gold Line for free in the morning? At least I can have a peace of mind as I travel to work so I can afford to pay my taxes which helps to fund nice projects like this, since I’d rather see the homeless here, enjoying this new park as opposed to lying on the Gold Line trains in the morning, occupying 2 to 3 seats at a time.

  2. This hardly looks like a transit-oriented development. Beautiful green spaces but seems like a project suppressed to please NIMBYs.

    With BILLIONS being spent on our mass transit systems, this project could have been so much more…

    • Blame Jerry Brown for that. Originally, the city planned to clear about eight blocks west, north and east of the station and work with a developer to put up close to a dozen mixed-use muliti-story retail-residential buildings, park space and more to effectively create a brand new neighborhood. The governor’s order disbanding all local redevelopment agencies put the kibosh on that.

  3. I think the average commuter would be interested to know which bus lines will be served in this transit village. It is time to name some routes so that the would-be patrons of this facility will not what to expect.