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Monrovia's Station Square: Planning Done, Construction Begins Next Month


Station Square timeline. Click to enlarge.


A note from Public Works Director Carl Hassel

Over the past two years, the City of Monrovia has been working hand-in-hand with IBI Group to design the $25 million public improvement project we know as Station Square.

Throughout this design process, the City Council gave direction at study sessions, the community weighed in at public meetings and open houses, and we worked with the Gold Line Construction Authority to make adjustments- all in an effort to get this project where it is today.

The design phase is over and I believe that through this process, we have created a Station Square concept that will truly allow us all to be proud.

Now, we have to build it.

As I write this, contractors are bidding on two parts of the process:

- Off-site work.  This will include street improvements, medians, undergrounding of utilities, tree planting, freeway improvements and a new traffic signal.

- And Station Square.  This is the work directly surrounding the not-so-distant future Gold Line station. It will include our Neighborhood Park, Depot Promenade and Transit Plaza. You'll see new bike racks, public art and wayfinding signs.  Station Square is the centerpiece to this entire project.

In September, the City Council will award the Off-Site and Station Square projects to the contractors who will complete the work.  And on September 10, the City Council will officially break ground.

Construction will begin next month.

Construction work will be significant.  You may see streets closed, you may find your way blocked at times, and there will be noise and inconvenience.  Bear with us.  Remember, businesses will still be open, so please support them.  This is the construction that will bring this project to life.

We have committed to pushing the project along as quickly as possible so that you are not inconvenienced long, and we can open Station Square to you by the end of 2015 in conjunction with the completion of the Gold Line extension.

For questions about construction, please call Public Works at (626) 932-5575 or email pwcomments@ci.monrovia.ca.us.  Visit our website at www.cityofmonrovia.org/stationsquare to sign up for email notices or text STATIONNEWS to 888777 for text alerts on construction.

Sincerely,

Carl Hassel
City of Monrovia, Department of Public Works Director

Also ...

Station Square groundbreaking ceremony Sept. 10, 2014 at 10 a.m., Monrovia Park & Ride Lot at 1601 S. Myrtle Ave.

- Brad Haugaard

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