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The following are the latest construction notices for the city of Azusa:
Temporary water service interruption on Dalton Ave.
Long-term lane shifts on Pasadena Ave.
Azusa Ave closed at railroad crossing
UPDATED: Full closure of Dalton Ave
Long-Term Lane Closures on Foothill Boulevard in Azusa
Full closure of Virginia Ave for utility relocation
|Oct. 15, 2012 - Jun. 30, 2013||
Construction Activities within Railroad Corridor in Azusa, CA
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The city of Azusa will be home to two Gold Line stations as part of the future Foothill Extension from Pasadena to Azusa, currently underway. One, Azusa-Alameda, is located in the heart of the city’s downtown and the other on the eastern border of the city near Azusa Pacific University and Citrus College (Azusa-Citrus).
The downtown station will be located east of Azusa Avenue, and will consist of side platforms with the track in the middle. As part of the project, Alameda Avenue will be permanently closed to accommodate the new platforms.
Although directly adjacent to the historic Sante Fe Depot, the Azusa-Alameda station does not include use of the historic structure. At this time, plans for the historic depot have not been finalized.
About Shared Corridor
Throughout Azusa, the two light rail tracks will share the corridor with one freight track. Although built within the same corridor, freight and light rail trains will not share tracks.
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Located in Azusa's Historic Downtown District, the proposed Azusa-Alameda station is surrounded by the Downtown North development that proposes retail and residential development to the north and south of the station. It also includes the prospect of affordable senior housing and a new library. The Azusa Village Center, also known as Block 36, will also be located close to the Azusa-Alameda Station.
Downtown North's boundaries are Ninth Street on the north, the Foothill Boulevard corridor on the south, San Gabriel Avenue on the west and the east side of Dalton Avenue on the east, and will include the prospect of affordable senior housing and a new library. The plan intends to preserve the existing park while providing additional courtyards, plazas and paseos nearby.
A Memorandum of Understanding was previously signed between the City of Azusa and a developer; however, plans have been put on hold due to the economic downturn.
Azusa Village Center (Block 36)
The Azusa Village Center project is a proposed housing and retail redevelopment project in the downtown area, located at the southeast corner of Foothill Boulevard and Azusa Avenue (within a block of the proposed Azusa-Alameda station). Previously approved development plans included 32,500 square feet of street-level retail with two levels of housing above, including 66 condominiums and a 330-space subterranean parking structure. However, plans have been put on hold due to the economic downturn.
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.
Rugged mountains and foothills form a spectacular backdrop to a community where ancient peoples lived more than 6,000 years ago. From the snow covered peak of Mt. San Antonio towering over 10,000 feet, the San Gabriel River drains a watershed of more than 600 square miles. The City of Azusa was founded in 1887 and incorporated as a general law city on December 29, 1898. Today, Azusa is a model older suburban community undergoing growth and rejuvenation, located 26 miles east of Los Angeles.
Situated at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains, it has nearly 50,000 residents and is home to Azusa Pacific University. The pristine areas of river flood plain create corridors of wetlands for wildlife and fish, including steelhead trout. Tributary streams are lined with willow, cottonwood, sycamore and alders. Higher up are mountain forests, home to bobcats, mountain lions and bears. This not only provides a diverse and spectacular backdrop to the city, but a destination for recreation, mountain biking, hiking and fishing.
Although officially located in the city of Glendora, Citrus College sits just beyond the eastern border of Azusa and is a beloved neighbor to the city.
Azusa Chamber of Commerce – www.azusachamber.org
Azusa Pacific University - www.apu.edu/
Citrus College - http://www.citruscollege.edu
City of Azusa - www.ci.azusa.ca.us
Historical Lindley-Scott House - www.lindleyscotthouse.com
Rosedale Development - www.rosedaleazusa.com
About the Artist
Jose Antonio Aguirre is recognized as a bi-national artist who was born and raised in Mexico City and immigrated to the United States in 1976. During the 1980's, Jose achieved a BFA from the Art Institute of Chicago and a MFA from the California Institute of the Arts in 1990. Jose has continued to live and work in Los Angeles, developing a national and international art career. He has actively participated in solo and group exhibitions, but is particularly recognized for his public art.
His most ambitious project is the double tower Byzantine and Venetian glass mosaic mural for the new East Los Angeles Public Library titled “Our Legacy, Forever Presente.” The project was commissioned by the County of Los Angeles at the behest of Los Angeles County Supervisor, Gloria Molina. Jose creates his public and private art not only as an artist but also as an active community cultural worker, a cultural journalist and a visual arts educator. His two-dimensional artworks are included in many of the prominent public art collections in the United States, Mexico, Scotland and Germany
Mr. Aguirre received a Fulbright-García Robles 2010-2011 award to research Community Public Art projects at Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Azcapotzalco in Mexico City..*
Above, conceptual drawing of platform gateway for future Duarte station
Jose's concept for the station is to serve as both an historic landmark and a gateway for the City of Azusa. The station's architectural and artistic design elements are to reflect an integration of motifs and pictographs drawn from the cultural traditions of the Native American Gabrielino tribe and the architectural forms of the early California Spanish-Colonial Mission style. The fusion of the two histories will capture the cultural significance of the local area reflected in the civic identity of the City of Azusa.
Jose plans to include the construction of two colonial-style gateway arches near the entry to the station. Rising to an estimated height of 15 feet tall and made of Cantera limestone, the arches are to signify the Alameda, or the Grand Parkway to the community. On the main platform of the station, a ribbon-like design of blue glass mosaic will be imbedded in the floor to symbolize a flowing river in honor of the city's Indian name, Azusa. The word is considered to have a double meaning that represents both nature's element of water, and the mountain-area animal, the skunk. The contemporary mosaic glass design will gradually change in color to represent this double meaning, from the blue color of water to the black and white colors of the skunk. Leading up to the platform, the outside walkway will be a colored concrete stamped with the interpreted pictographs of the Gabrielino culture. The forged iron elements that will grace the canopy and the surrounding fencing will reflect the early California Mission aesthetic.
Jose seeks to involve the public in the developmental stages of the project's execution. The artist will invite not only the local business owners, high school students, youth-at-risk and the general public to participate, but will also include the participation of the highly-skilled Mexican artisans and craftsmen of Zacatecas, Mexico to work in collaboration with the Azusa community. This is to honor the Sister City relationship between the Cities of Azcatecas and Azusa.
*The Construction Authority would like to thank the following members of the Azusa Station Design and Art Review (SDAR) Committee for their participation in the selection process: Mr. Jeffrey Cornejo, Mr. Chris Dodson, Mr. Joe Hsu, Mr. Guy Kinnear, Ms. Jennifer Kinnear, Mr. Bill Nakasone, Mr. Mark Scott, and Ms. Blanch Weir.
Freight Track Relocation
Grade Crossings (street level)
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* Dates are approximate. Construction schedules are subject to change