Monrovia Square Transit Oriented Development Master Plan

Monrovia, California
Completed: Master Plan

The Monrovia Square TOD Master Plan introduces an economically and environmentally sustainable “new town” linking transit with new jobs and residences.

Client

Fetter & Samuelson

Project Size

60 acres

Professional Services

Master Planning

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.

Meet the team

Monrovia Square Transit Oriented Development Master Plan

Rich
von Luhrte

Senior Principal
Emeritus Board Member

In service to community and profession, Richard L. von Luhrte has made our communities better places to live, work and visit. You would be hard-pressed to find someone more passionate about placemaking or more committed to advancing the craft of Architecture, and we are proud to have him as a Senior Principal and Emeritus Board Member at RNL.

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