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Monday, September 16, 2013

New PowerPoint presentation available for Union Station Master Plan with some nice graphics and maps


 Above (click on LAUS Bd Workshop 091813 v8 Rev ) is a new presentation on the ongoing Los Angeles Union Station Master Plan process.
The presentation was prepared for use at a Metro Board of Directors workshop on the Master Plan that is being held Wednesday, Sept. 18, at 3:30 p.m. at Metro headquarters in downtown Los Angeles. Members of the public are welcome to attend.

Most of the information in the presentation has been released before. Still, the document has some new visuals that neatly explain the four draft alternatives that Metro staff are studying.

Metro purchased Union Station in 2011 from the private firm that owned it. The idea behind the Master Plan is to preserve the historic nature of Union Station while also finding ways to accommodate a growing number of transit users and preparing for the planned high-speed rail project.

As the presentation shows, Metro staff have indicated their recommendation for a north-south bus terminal and east-west passenger concourse. The Metro Board is scheduled to consider the different approaches at their October meeting. Staff will then proceed to refine those approaches with the Board considering a final plan in the fall of 2014.

Draft alternatives released for Union Station Master Plan
Summary of public comments on Union Station Master Plan
Union Station, past and present in photographs
Grimshaw/Gruen wins contract to develop Union Station Master Plan