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Glendora Station

The Glendora station is part of the Foothill Gold Line from Glendora to Montclair. 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. 

The Construction Authority is now preparing the project for a design-build procurement and groundbreaking. 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 developed his public art concepts for the station, as well as deciding on colors and materials. As the project moves into the final design and construction, the station artist will once again be brought on (this time as part of the design-build team) to finalize design, fabricate and install the artwork at the station.

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

The Construction Authority completed an updated project estimate for building the Foothill Gold Line from Glendora to Montclair in 2017. The updated estimate was based on the draft advanced conceptual engineering (completed in September 2016) and subsequent constructability reviews that incorporated several constraints on construction by Metrolink and corridor cities. The reviews concluded the project would likely be built in two major construction phases – first the relocation/rebuilding of the freight and Metrolink tracks and Claremont Metrolink station and then construction of the light rail system.

The detailed constructability reviews also concluded that the project will likely take an additional two years to build than assumed in preliminary estimates for the project completed earlier in the planning process. The additional construction time is due to the complicated nature of the work ahead and the fact that the project is really two projects in one, adding costs associated with the extended timeline of construction and new prevailing and minimum wage increases that will take effect during the construction period. With this more detailed understanding of the project, the project estimate was updated in 2017 to approximately $1.5 billion ($1.456 billion in Los Angeles County and $70 million to extend the line from Claremont to Montclair) from the earlier estimate of $1.216 billion.

The project is being built in Los Angeles and San Bernardino Counties and will be funded locally. It is anticipated that the majority of the funds needed to complete the Los Angeles County portion will come from the Los Angeles County Traffic Improvement Plan (Measure M), a half-cent sales tax measure approved by Los Angeles County voters in November 2016 that took effect on July 1, 2017, along with residual funds from the Pasadena to Azusa segment that was completed on time and under budget. San Bernardino County has not identified where their portion of the project funding will come from and the Construction Authority is working with the San Bernardino County Transportation Authority to identify the funding needed to extend the line from Claremont (in Los Angeles County) to Montclair (in San Bernardino County).

The Construction Authority broke ground on the Glendora to Montclair project in December 2017. The first year of the project will be used to relocate utilities, conduct other pre-construction activities, and to hire a design-build contractor. The project schedule, also updated in January 2017, assumes that a design-build contractor will be hired in late 2018 and take about seven years to finalize design and build the project. Substantial completion is assumed in early 2026. It is important to note that these are estimates; once a design-builder is hired, the project estimate and schedule will be reviewed once again to conform with the contractor’s bid and workplan.


Schedule

Click below to view the updated Glendora to Montclair Work Plan:


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.

The most recent TOD study, completed in 2016, measured the progress of TOD implementation since the first segment of the line opened for passenger service in 2003. Additionally, the report also reviewed the potential TOD that could take place along the Phase 2 corridor from Arcadia to Montclair looking forward.

Click here to learn more about the 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.

Learn more:
Citrus College – http://www.citruscollege.edu
City of Glendora – http://www.ci.glendora.ca.us
East Valley Hospital Medical Center - http://evhmc.com
Foothill Presbyterian Memorial Hospital - http://www.cvhp.org/Our_Facilities/Foothill_Presbyterian_Hospital.aspx
Glendora Chamber of Commerce – http://www.glendora-chamber.org
Glendora Historical Society Museum - http://www.glendorahistoricalsociety.org
Glendora Village - http://www.glendoravillage.com
The Rubel Castle & Pharm - http://www.glendorahistoricalsociety.org