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Glendora Station

The future Glendora station is part of the Foothill Gold Line from Glendora to Montclair, currently in the advanced engineering phase. The station will be located just south of the city’s historic downtown, east of Vermont Avenue. The station will be a center platform station, with tracks on either side. Entrance to the station platform will be available from both the street, as well as the future 420-space parking facility. Accommodations for bus, bike and pedestrian amenities will also be provided. The two light rail tracks will be located in the northern half of the rail corridor through the city, with the single freight track relocated to the southern half. 

Over the next two years, the project will be readied for a design-build procurement. During this period, engineers are reviewing all elements of the project to refine the information needed to finalize design and build the light rail extension. In 2015-16, the city-selected station artist will be developing his public art concepts for the station, as well as deciding on colors and materials.

The Glendora station location was approved through the environmental review process, which was completed and certified in March 2013 (click to view Final EIR). The current engineering phase will result in us knowing more details about the design for the future station and parking. Learn more about the current phase for this and other Foothill Gold Line from Glendora to Montclair stations - click here.

For more information on the artist and artwork, click here for the latest station fact sheet.

About the Artist

Michael Hillman is an accomplished local artist with an extensive resume of public art projects completed in California. In, 2004, Michael received a grant for the Visiting Artist Program at Citrus College. The artist and his students designed and created a bench and two hand-made tile wall murals. Some of his other work includes work for the City of Pomona to create a large-scale diorama for the Los Angeles Fair, which won an award.

Michael received a Masters of Art & Ceramics degree from Cal State Long Beach. His experience includes teaching as a Professor of Art at Citrus Community College since 1997. He previously served as a Professor of Art at Azusa Pacific University and was an art consultant for the J. Paul Getty Museum in 1994.

For more information on the artist and artwork, click here for the latest station fact sheet.

Funding Status

As currently planned, the majority of the $1.2 billion needed to build the Foothill Gold Line light rail extension from Glendora to Montclair will come from the Los Angeles County Traffic Improvement Plan, a half-cent sales tax measure (Measure M) from Los Angeles County Metro that was approved by voters in the November 2016 election.

Measure M includes construction funds to build the Foothill Gold Line to the county line in Claremont and fulfills Los Angeles County Metro’s commitment to complete the line as a top priority. The Foothill Gold Line is listed in the expenditure plan as one of the first projects to break ground under the ambitious Los Angeles County Traffic Improvement Plan that includes 40 major highway and transit projects county-wide over the next four decades.

Click here to learn more about funding for the Foothill Gold Line from Glendora to Montclair.

Future Plans

During 2006-7, the Construction Authority worked with the City of Glendora (along with all other Foothill Gold Line cities from Pasadena to Montclair) to explore their visions for integrating transit oriented developments (TOD) near the future stations. At that time, the city was laying the groundwork for TOD near the future station by updating the city’s General Plan and Route 66 Specific Plan, and identifying opportunity sites for mixed-use development.

With the recent economic downturn, many development plans from 2006-7 have slowed or been put on hold. The Construction Authority and city began a new dialogue through another TOD study in 2010, which revisited the earlier concepts.

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

About Glendora

Glendora is nestled at the base of the scenic San Gabriel Mountains, in the eastern portion of Los Angeles County. Located approximately 27 miles from downtown Los Angeles, Glendora offers convenient access to major commercial, cultural, educational and recreational areas in Southern California. Founded in 1887, Glendora was officially incorporated as a City in 1911. The City remained a small citrus-producing community until the late 1950s, when agriculture gave way to large scale residential development.

Today, over 50,000 residents enjoy Glendora's highly rated public and private schools, lush parks, comprehensive community services and one of the lowest crime rates in the nation. From tree lined neighborhood streets and quaint downtown Village shops to the modern architecture of the Financial Way business center, Glendora is a haven from the fast pace of the Los Angeles metropolitan area.

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