The future San Dimas station is part of the Foothill Gold Line from Azusa to Montclair, currently in the advanced conceptual engineering phase. The station is planned to be located east of San Dimas Avenue, between Bonita Avenue and Arrow Highway. A 450-space parking facility will be provided near the station. Accommodations for bus, bike and pedestrian amenities will also be provided.
The San Dimas station location was approved through the environmental review process, which was completed and certified in March 2013 (click here 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 Azusa to Montclair stations - click here.
About the Artists
Eugene and Anne Olsen Daub
Eugene Daub is a local artist nationally recognized for his sculpture and Bas-relief work. He is also the vice-president of the American Medallic Sculpture Association and a Fellow of the National Sculpture Society. Over the years, Eugene has designed and created many public art commissions for the United States Government, private foundations, universities and corporations. Some of his public collections are displayed at the Helsinki Art Museum, the British Museum in London, the Smithsonian Institute, United States Capitol and the United States Park Service.
Eugene studied at the University of Pittsburgh; Pennsylvania Academy for the Fine Arts; University of the Arts, Pittsburgh; the Johnson Atelier Technical Institute of Sculpture; Rutgers University in New Jersey; and the Academy of Art College in California.
Anne Olsen Daub was educated at Fresno City College and Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles. She has lived in Los Angeles the past 15 years and has worked in the fashion industry at Mattel, designing and creating doll concepts and fashions for Barbie in both mainline and collectors. Since leaving Mattel, Anne has returned to her love of painting and mixed media. She explores the use of color, fabric, found objects and architectural elements in her work.
Based on their preliminary design concept, Eugene and Anne were selected by the city of San Dimas’ Station Design and Art Review (SDAR) Committee, later ratified by the city council, in 2005. As the Foothill Gold Line from Azusa to Montclair continues to move from planning to reality, they will take their preliminary design concept and work with the SDAR Committee and San Dimas community, to advance their design concept further.*
Preliminary Artist Concept
The simplicity, power and elegance of horse silhouettes serve to capture San Dimas' historical past and vibrant present. Using a stylized family of horses, the artists have created a sense of spirit, charm and presence that will be felt by all train passengers and passers-by. Large-scale metal horse silhouettes in subtle earth-tones and colorful patinas will be placed in a landscaped open space surrounding the station platform. The profiles of the horse family give a distinctive and pastoral impression as travelers glide by on the train.
The canopies on the station platform will be crowned with roof treatments that reflect the packinghouses of San Dimas' citrus buildings. The platform surface will be imbedded with a colorful orange and lemon sprig design.
*The Construction Authority would like to thank the following members of the San Dimas Station Design and Art Review (SDAR) Committee for their participation in the selection process: The Honorable John Ebiner, Mr. Bill Emerson, Mr. Craig Hensley, Mr. Bob Poff, and Ms. Francie Stepp-Bolling.
During 2006-7, the Construction Authority worked with the City of San Dimas (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 still uncertain as to the location of the city’s future station. Since then, the city decided that the station would be located east of San Dimas Avenue, opening up the possibility of further discussions about TOD in the general area.
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.
The City of San Dimas, located along historic Route 66, is bounded by the 210 (Foothill), 57 (Orange) and 10 (San Bernardino) freeways. Along with convenient access, the city boasts beautiful vistas of the San Gabriel Mountains as well as the Pomona and San Gabriel Valleys. The City's distinct western style is most evident when visiting downtown shops, restaurants, museums and businesses. Wooden sidewalks and western storefronts lead visitors to the heart of downtown San Dimas. The City is located approximately 30 miles from downtown Los Angeles, has 35,000 residents and has an area of 15 miles. Visitors to San Dimas can enjoy many entertainment, shopping and cultural amenities. Whether stopping by to play golf, visit Raging Waters, California's largest water park, shop at one of five shopping centers, or the Railroad Museum San Dimas is a prime destination for the whole family. In 2010, the city celebrated its 50th year as an incorporated city.
City of San Dimas – www.cityofsandimas.com
Frank G. Bonelli Regional Park – www.bonellipark.org
Pacific Railraod Society - www.pacificrailroadsociety.org/index.html
Pacific Railroad Museum - www.pacificrailroadsociety.org/sandimas/musuem/index.html
Raging Waters – www.ragingwaters.com
San Dimas Chamber of Commerce – www.sandimaschamber.com
San Dimas Community Hospital - www.sandimashospital.com
San Dimas Frontier Village - www.cityofsandimas.com/ps.developmentservices.cfm?ID=2357
San Dimas Historical Society – www.sandimashistorical.org