The Monrovia Square TOD Master Plan introduces an economically and environmentally sustainable “new town” linking transit with new jobs and residences.
Fetter & Samuelson
RNL, working with local developers Samuelson and Fetter, developed a comprehensive approach to the City’s request for development proposals, creating an economically and environmentally sustainable “new town” linking transit with new jobs and residences. The master plan is focused on the three recognized challenges to the Los Angeles area’s continued prosperity: the high cost of housing, the need for internal job growth, and the increasing cost and difficulty in commuting to and from work.
Drawing on the proven retail success of nearby “Old Town” Monrovia, this project creates a series of appropriately scaled commercial outlets fronting streets at and near the town center. The plan includes a major grocery outlet, and more than 60,000 sf of restaurants, clothiers, and business service providers around a central square that focuses on the light rail station. A preserved and renovated historic movie studio along with the original Santa Fe railroad station links the project to both the City’s history as well as its future.