Design workshop on May 9 for L.A. Union Station Forecourt and Esplanade project

The Metro Board certified the Final Environmental Impact Report for the L.A. Union Station Forecourt and Esplanade Improvements project on March 1. You can read the Board Report here.

Metro is now moving the project forward into design and invites the public to provide their input during this early stage of design. In addition, the design effort will now also include Father Serra Park, located at El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument.

The Forecourt and Esplanade Community Design Workshop will be:

Wednesday, May 9

6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Biscailuz Gallery

El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument

125 Paseo de la Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90012.

The design workshop will provide a general project overview and status update and provide stakeholders with an opportunity to provide general feedback on the project as well as more focused feedback on active transportation elements and improvements to Father Serra Park.

The project strives to enhance safety and improve the pedestrian and bicycle connections between Los Angeles Union Station (LAUS) and surrounding communities. Learn more about the project and the workshop by visiting the project website here.

5 replies

  1. Maybe the park should be renamed. Serra did not found the Mission in Los Angeles City. It is a bit like putting up new Jefferson Davis statues.

  2. It’s a waste of money to improve Union Station that no one goes to. They need to focus on where most people go for their commute.

    • I respectfully disagree. Actually tens of thousands of people pass through Union Station on most days. That is indisputable. It’s the largest transit hub (by far) in Southern California and will likely get even busier as the Metro system expands. It will even busier if/when the high-speed rail project arrives.

      Steve Hymon
      Editor, The Source