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The following are the latest construction notices for the City of Duarte:
|Nov. 26, 2012 - May 31, 2013||Station Construction Activities within Railroad Corridor in Duarte, CA|
|Dec. 2012 - Jul. 2014||Construction Activities within Railroad Corridor in Duarte, CA|
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Monrovia: 406 E. Huntington Drive, Suite 202, Monrovia, CA 91016
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Hours: Mondays through Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Azusa: 1300 W. Optical Drive, Suite 500, Azusa, CA 91702
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The Duarte Station is part of the future Foothill Extension from Pasadena to Azusa, currently underway. The station will be located along Duarte Road, just west of Highland Avenue and within a short walk to the City of Hope National Medical Center. It will be a center platform station, with tracks on both sides. Access to the station will be available from both the east and west sides of the platform.
A 125-space parking facility is planned directly north of the station. Bicycle parking and lockers are also planned.
For project updates, click here.
In 2007, the City of Duarte celebrated its 50th anniversary with an updated General Plan, setting parameters for land use and transportation improvements over the next 20 years. City leaders, together with residential and business leaders worked together on the vision, which includes the creation of a downtown area in the vicinity of Buena Vista Street and Huntington Drive and a transit-oriented development near the Duarte station.
The city decided that the proposed Duarte station provides a unique opportunity to phase in a series of transit-oriented-development (TOD) projects to complement the potential growth of the hospital and provide supporting amenities that patients, staff and students will need. Initial concepts involved multi-story, mixed-use facilities that could offer new housing and entertainment choices for Duarte residents and visitors.
The concept for a transit-oriented development was put forth at community workshops held as part of the General Plan Update process. To support this idea, policies were fashioned in the updated General Plan supporting commercial development along major transportation corridors as well as mixed-use, higher-density housing.
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.
In 1841, the governor of Alta California granted nearly 7,000 acres of prime land in the upper San Gabriel Valley to Mexican ex-Army Corporal Andres Duarte and his wife. He named the place Rancho Azusa de Duarte. In the early part of this century, one of the country's premier medical institutions established its home in Duarte. In 1928, the Jewish Relief Association started a tuberculosis sanitarium on 40 acres of land South of Duarte Road. This later evolved into the world-renowned City of Hope National Medical Center, a recognized leader in fighting cancer and other catastrophic diseases. In 1957, a dedicated group of community members led the fight for incorporation, and on August 22, 1957, their efforts paid off with the formation of the City of Duarte and the Duarte Unified School District.
City of Duarte - www.accessduarte.com
City of Hope National Medical Center - www.cityofhope.org
Duarte Chamber of Commerce - www.duartechamber.com
Duarte Historical Society - www.duartehistory.org
Justice Brothers Racing Museum - www.justicebrothers.com
About the Artists
Andrea Myklebust and Stanton Gray Sears are two accomplished artists who began working collaboratively in 1993, and have extensive experience in transit/infrastructure projects and site-responsive artwork. Based in Wisconsin, this artist team has an impressive array of public art projects around the country. Some of the highlights of their collaborative work include: artwork for light-rail stations on the Minneapolis-St. Paul Central Corridor Line; architecturally-integrated artwork for the Microbial Sciences building at the University of Wisconsin at Madison; work on the Minnesota World War II Memorial, and design and creation of a granite entry paving for the historic Fox Theatre in Stockton, CA.
For more information on previous or current projects by this artist team visit www.myklebustsears.com.*
Above, artist detail of future Duarte station paver
Our design for artwork at the Duarte Gold Line station incorporates imagery drawn from the natural and social histories of the community. On the station platform, low-relief cast bronze pavers depict orange blossoms, branches and fruit. These pavers are set within larger areas of accented color which create "rugs" of complementary color and texture within the larger paving pattern.
Also on the platform, we have designed a series of four steel-and-stone columns. The columns are approximately 12' tall, and are placed within the areas of paving artwork described above. Each column incorporates a different aspect of local history. In one, the carved limestone capital is drawn from the tooled leather designs of a 19th century California-style saddle. In another, the traditional weaving patterns of the Tongva/Gabrieleno people resemble a gathering basket. The third column capital is carved with a pattern of California live oak and acorns, and the final column's abstract imagery is a rendering of the topography of the San Gabriel River wash and the path of the Gold Line as it crosses it.
*The Construction Authority would like to thank the following members of the Duarte Station Design and Art Review Committee (SDAR) for their participation in the selection process: Mr. Ed Cox; Mr. Darrell George; Mr. Jason Golding; Ms. Karen Herrera; Ms. Saralyn Lowenstein; Mr. Dominic Milano; Mr. Mark Wood; and Ms. Sue Wyninegar.
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* Dates are approximate. Construction schedules are subject to change