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The following are the latest construction notices for the city of Azusa:
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, the Azusa-Citrus station, is located on the eastern border of the city serving the Rosedale Master Planned Community (under development), existing adjacent residential neighborhoods, and the growing populations and campus needs of Azusa Pacific University and Citrus College. The other, Azusa-Alameda, is situated in the city’s downtown.
The Azusa-Citrus station will be located just northwest of the current terminus of Citrus Avenue (north of Foothill Boulevard). The station will have a center platform, with tracks on either side. Passengers will be able to enter the platform from the east.
A 200-space parking facility will be provided just north of the station, adjacent to transit-oriented-development plans as part of the Rosedale development, Citrus Ave will be extended north and the Construction Authority will be adding a signal at the new intersection of Citrus Ave and Foothill Blvd.
The Azusa-Citrus Station is the terminus of the Foothill Extension from Pasadena to Azusa.
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 do not share tracks.
For project updates, click here.
Rosedale Master Planned Community
Immediately adjacent to the proposed Azusa-Citrus station is the 518-acre Rosedale Master Planned Community approved to include 1,500 residences. Community features planned include a large community park with basketball and tennis courts, a lighted sports field, pedestrian-friendly trails and a community recreation center. A new K-8 elementary/middle school and a fire station are also planned.
Once completed, the entire Rosedale Community will find easy access to the Azusa-Citrus station and through its proposed "transit village" environment. As proposed, the area includes plazas and gathering spaces for residents and visitors.
With the economic downturn, construction of the project stopped a number of years ago, and the original owners (Azusa Land Partners) filed for bankruptcy. As a result, the land went up for auction in the summer of 2010 and a new owner (Rosedale Land Partners) is now involved. In the coming months and years, new information will be shared about the future of the project and how it will relate to the station.
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. Additionally, the Construction Authority will be meeting with the new owners of the Rosedale Master Planned Community through this new process. As more information is learned, this page will be updated.
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 - 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
Lynn Goodpasture is a professional artist specializing in large-scale art designed for public spaces, as well as private and commercial environments. Each commission is site-specific and permanently integrated into architecture or the exterior-built environment. Commissions are often developed concurrently with the architectural design, which requires extensive collaboration with architects, engineers, designers, fabricators, builders, and installers. Each project begins with comprehensive research into the site: its purpose, history and future, and community. These unique characteristics develop and shape the concept.
Materials are determined by the site, and therefore projects are executed in wide ranging mediums: architectural glass, mosaic, tile, stone, metal, opalescent glass and slumped glass. Installations may combine art & technology: solar cells embedded in art glass window; LED lighting elements; large scale clocks. Projects include architectural components such as paved surfaces, gateways, and lighting elements.
Ms. Goodpasture attended the Corcoran School of Art in Washington, DC. References to previous completed projects have appeared in numerous books about art and craft. This includes articles appearing in such publications as Historic Preservation and the NY Times.
For more information on previous or current project visit www.LynnGoodpasture.com.*
Right, future Azusa-Citrus station bench designs
Honoring the proud and unique history of the land surrounding the Azusa-Citrus station, Lynn plans to feature the California Fan Palm and various indigenous trees and flowers in her design, providing an important connection to the city's past and present. At the entrance to the platform, she will create a welcome shelter in the form of a California Fan Palm gazebo. The structure of sand cast aluminum or plasma cut steel will be a portal for all passengers, providing shelter from the sun near the ticket vending area.
In addition, a number of pre-cast stone benches decorated with colorful hand-painted tile surfaces will enhance the platform. Similar in style to the historic Malibu tiles, each bench will evoke an important plant associated with the community, including Wild Hyacinth, Sycamore, Gardenia and Oranges.
The design elements chosen for this station, link the area's rich history - beginning with Henry Dalton's importation of oranges in 1867, the citrus groves of the successful Azusa Foothill Citrus Company, and on to the innovative breakthroughs of the Monrovia Nursery - as a place of flowering fecundity.
*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