Washington Blvd. Transit-Oriented Development Specific Plan
In 2018, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) selected the City of Pico Rivera through a competitive grant application for the preparation of a Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Specific Plan to advance planning and investment efforts around the proposed Washington and Rosemead Blvd. light rail Metro Station ahead of Metro’s Eastside Transit Corridor Phase 2 light rail project.
The Washington and Rosemead Boulevards TOD Specific Plan will serve as the tool to establish a link between the implementation of the policies of the General Plan and attributes of the individual development proposals in this defined area. A Specific Plan is a comprehensive planning and zoning document for a defined study area and the Washington and Rosemead Boulevards TOD Specific Plan identifies land use policy, creates development standards, and defines economic revitalization goals for a transit-oriented neighborhood centered at the Washington Boulevard and Rosemead Boulevard intersection, which is within the half-mile radius of the proposed rail extension.
It is important for the public to differentiate between Metro’s Eastside Transit Corridor Phase 2 light rail project and the City of Pico Rivera’s Washington and Rosemead Boulevards TOD Specific Plan. While one constitutes a light rail project with Metro as the lead agency, the Washington and Rosemead Boulevards TOD Specific Plan is a planning policy document focused on the study area with the City of Pico Rivera as the lead agency.
The map above illustrates Metro’s Eastside Transit extension of the Metro E Line, further east from its current terminus at Pomona Boulevard and Atlantic Boulevard in East Los Angeles.
Washington and Rosemead Boulevards TOD Specific Plan Goals and Objectives
- Transit-Supportive Development
- Vibrant Mixed-Use Multi-Modal Environment
- Enhanced Connectivity
- Creative Funding and Financing Options
- Increased Economic Development Opportunities
- Sustainable Design and Development
- Preservation of the Community’s Culture, Heritage, and Character