Renderings of potential development at Rosa Parks/Willowbrook station
The Metro Board of Directors on Thursday approved a motion by Board Members Mark Ridley-Thomas and Diane Dubois to continue to develop a master plan for development at the Rosa Parks/Willlowbrook Blue Line station. The motion is posted after the jump.
Here are renderings of what potential development may look like.
Post by LAofAnaheim on Feb 25, 2011 11:05:35 GMT -8
Wow..look at that all asphalt devoted to the car. There's like 20 lanes in that photo and 2 tracks for trains. What's more efficient? There's probably more people in the Blue Line train than in all that space devoted to cars. Also, I bet there will be a ridiculous huge parking structure in order to "reduce traffic".
Post by James Fujita on Feb 25, 2011 14:11:48 GMT -8
While I sort of agree with LAofAnaheim, the station is built next to a freeway (and in the middle of the freeway), so some of that can't be helped.
And Rosa Parks is a juncture point for two rail lines, and quite a few bus lines, so it's not like transit is getting the shaft.
The only real change I would make is I would make that loop in the middle of the development buses only (or buses, taxis and emergency vehicles).
It's been a little while since I've been to Rosa Parks Station (and I hardly ever get off the train there) but I know that the station has a mezzanine level or pedestrian bridge of sorts above the Blue Line and below the Green Line.
I'm wondering if they're planning to integrate that into their plans. Because the development is oriented more towards the Green Line, but it would be easy to go up a level, walk over to the Blue Line and walk down to the platform.
Post by bluelineshawn on Feb 25, 2011 20:59:33 GMT -8
So the master plan is to tear down the existing one story shopping center and build a two story shopping center with a few condos? I can't say that I care for it all that much, but I like the new station name.
The station appears to be called "Rosa Parks / Willowbrook / Imperial / Wilmington" in those renderings. In the third one you can see Imperial/Wilmington on the Metro pillar, "Rosa Parks" on the sign overhead, and "Willowbrook" in the background.
Metro needs to simplify; stick with one name, "Rosa Parks".