Photo courtesy of Walt Mancini/Pasadena Star-News Arcadia City representatives join with Extension authority personnel to celebrate new station site in front of billboard illustration Artist rendition of the Arcadia Gold Line Station as seen from across the street Photo courtesy of Walt Mancini/Pasadena Star-News
Photo courtesy of Walt Mancini/Pasadena Star-News Arcadia City representatives join with Extension authority personnel to celebrate new station site in front of billboard illustration Artist rendition of the Arcadia Gold Line Station as seen from across the street Photo courtesy of Walt Mancini/Pasadena Star-News
Future Arcadia Gold Line Station Artist Rendering

Arcadia Construction News

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The following are the latest construction notices for the City of Arcadia:

Dec. 2013 - Apr. 2014

Construction of Huntington Dr. bridge. Northbound 2nd Ave at Huntington Dr will be narrowed to one lane of traffic; Northbound motorists on 2nd Ave will continue to be able to turn right or left onto Huntington Dr.

Sept. 17, 2013 - late Sept. 2014

Construction of Arcadia station parking facility taking place between Santa Clara St and St. Joseph St.


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Arcadia Station

The Arcadia Station is part of the future Foothill Extension from Pasadena to Azusa, currently underway. The station will be located on the northwest corner of North First Avenue and East Santa Clara Street, a short block away from the city’s main commercial area on Huntington Drive and adjacent to the city’s proposed transit plaza.

The station is planned to have a center platform, with the tracks on either side. Access to the station will be from the southeast end of the platforms via the corner of North First Avenue and East Santa Clara Street. A 300-car parking structure is planned directly west of the station and city’s transit plaza. Bicycle parking and lockers are also planned.

For project updates, click here.

Future Plans

During 2006-7, the Construction Authority worked with the City of Arcadia (along with all other Foothill Extensions from Pasadena to Azusa and from Azusa to Montclair) to explore their visions for integrating transit oriented development (TOD) into future planning. Through that process, the city of Arcadia decided to focus its initial efforts on providing shuttles and other transportation connections to the major destinations and residential neighborhoods that already exist within the city.

As the Construction Authority and city begin a new dialogue through the 2010 TOD study just underway, the city may update their vision for the future.

Click here to learn more about the 2006 and 2010 TOD Studies.

About Arcadia

The City of Arcadia is known for beautiful neighborhoods, warm character and a "community of homes" atmosphere. The City places great emphasis on preserving "green space" and its commitment to the environment is evidenced by the large population of healthy trees you will find around town.

Arcadians take pride in their well-established traditions and high standards. The Arcadia Unified School District is one of the most highly thought of in the state; high quality medical services are available locally; and an excellent assortment of recreation and leisure activities are offered for all ages (including the 127-acre Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanical Garden).

Arcadia has a broad commercial base with businesses ranging from the very small to the very large, including its regional mall Westfield Santa Anita and Santa Anita Park Racetrack.

Arcadia Links:
Arcadia Chamber of Commerce -
Arcadia's Best:
City of Arcadia -
Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden -
Methodist Hospital of Southern California -
Ruth and Charles Gilb Arcadia Historical Museum -
Santa Anita Park Race Track -
Westfield Santa Anita Mall -
Arcadia Patch -

About the Artist

Michael Davis was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. He currently lives and works in the coastal city of San Pedro. Michael received an M.F.A. in Fine Art at California State University, Fullerton. He is a practicing studio and public artist and has exhibited nationally.

Michael has public art commissions installed throughout the United States and in Japan. He is currently working on several public artworks and the design for a bridge and ocean front promenade in Ventura, CA. His public art transit projects are featured in stations in Seattle, Los Angeles, Dallas, San Jose and San Diego. His work has been featured in numerous publications, including Artforum, Art News, Art in America, Public Art Review, and recently in L.A.Rising, SoCal Artists before 1980.

For more information on Michael Davis and his current and previous work, visit

Below right, conceptual artist rendering of future Arcadia station weather vane

Title for Station Artwork

Arcadian Zephyr

Statement for Station Artwork

The City of Arcadia provided betterment funding for the upgrade of the Arcadia station environment. This allowed Davis to look for ways to bring about an enhanced design scheme to standard station elements. Although historic references are often the genesis of Davis’ public art concepts, his mastery of contemporary materials and insight into architectural forms is one of the strongest qualities he brings to the table when collaborating with clients and other design professionals.

Davis states that his desire for the project “is to develop a comprehensive art and design plan that creates an exciting experience for the transit user.” Artwork created for the site includes the upgrade of functional aspects of the station amenities, along with the placement of a 22-foot-tall weathervane sculpture on the platform.

Stone and metal benches appear in the plaza area adjacent to and on the platform of the station. The etched design motif on the stone is related to the local historic Santa Anita Race Track. Santa Anita is a primary destination in the city and within walking distance from the Gold Line station. The visual reference to this iconic landmark of Arcadia is also the inspiration for the perforated stainless steel panels which flank the station entry ramp. The graphic outline of a horse race is articulated in the form of a “club” suit pattern. To honor the city bird, Davis has created a large colorful design inspired by the “eye” of the peacock feather. The glass canopy becomes a radiant beacon at night. No less important to the City of Arcadia as a destination is the L.A. County Arboretum. Davis references its importance by creating a 22-foot-tall weathervane sculpture that addresses natural phenomenon (light and wind), weaving together history and the story of place.

Arcadia Construction Outlook

Construction is underway on the Pasadena to Azusa Extension and is scheduled to be completed in September 2015, when it will be turned over to Metro for testing and pre-revenue service. Once construction is completed, the City of Arcadia will feature four bridge structures (I-210 Gold Line Bridge, Colorado Blvd., Santa Anita Ave., and Huntington Dr. Bridges), a 300-car parking facility and its own Gold Line Station. The following construction activities will take place in Arcadia over the next two years.*

Note: Schedule is designed to avoid concurrent adjacent road closures.

Bridge Construction

Gold Line Bridge: Completed December 2012; future work will include installation of track and utilities.

Colorado Blvd. Bridge: Major construction of the new bridge was completed in May 2013; future work will include installation of track and utilities.

Santa Anita Ave. Bridge: Work on the new Santa Anita Ave. Bridge was completed in mid-January 2014. See bridge rendering here. Future work will include installation of track and utilities. Santa Anita Ave will be repaved in February 2014.

Huntington Dr. Bridge: Work on the Huntington Dr. Bridge began in December 2013 and will continue through April 2014.


Arcadia (Center Platform): The station and parking facility construction has begun and will be ongoing.

Grade Crossings (street level)

1st Ave. and Santa Clara St.: The at-grade (street level) crossing began construction in September 2013 and will continue through mid-March 2014.


5th Ave. to Gold Line Bridge: Anticipated to start in mid-2014.


5th Ave. to Gold Line Bridge: Walls and drainage began installation in late 2013 and will continue through 2014.

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* Dates are approximate. Construction schedules are subject to change