In 2011 Metro purchased the iconic Union Station in downtown Los Angeles, a beautiful structure that combines Spanish Colonial, Mission Revival and Art Deco styles. Partially designed by John Parkinson and Donald Parkinson, the station was built by the Union Pacific, Southern Pacific, and Santa Fe railroads in the late 1930s at a cost of $11 million and became known as the last of the great stations in America.
While Union Station has long served as the hub of the region’s mass transit networks, that role has become increasingly important during the past several decades as the surrounding southern California counties have expanded rail, bus and shuttle services. This Fall, Metro kicked off a Master Plan project that looks to the future and will seek to:
- Create a great destination
- Celebrate the site’s history
- Provide connectivity to adjacent neighborhoods
- Improve the Union Station passenger experience
- Prepare for High Speed Rail
To get the community involved in the project early on, Metro is holding a public meeting at its headquarters downtown. Attendees will have an opportunity to learn more about the project’s goals and objectives, as well as share their vision of what Union Station should become and how it should function.
When: Tuesday, Dec. 4, at 6:30 p.m. to 8:30pm
Where: Metro Headquarters Building 3rd Floor Board Room One Gateway Plaza Los Angeles, CA 90012
Can’t make the meeting? Don’t worry, Metro plans to stream the event live at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/lausmp