- Metro Gold Line
the July 25, 2003 opening of the Metro Gold Line that links Sierra Madre
and Pasadena with the transportation hub at Union Station, City of Los Angeles
officials are projecting an increase in development activity in and around
Chinatown. In anticipation of these demands, the team modeled Chinatown
and the new freestanding Metro station adjacent to Chinatown. The new station
“includes traditional Chinese and international design motifs that
reflect the diverse history of the neighborhood” (MTA, 2003). Three
potential projects have already been placed in the context of the Chinatown
model: development of the site known as the Cornfields, a housing complex
west of the station at Broadway and College, and a proposed recreation area
created by the damming of the Los Angeles River.
The team has also modeled the Alameda/1st Street station that is part of the planned extension of the Gold Line into East Los Angeles to be completed in 2009.
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