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Old 01-19-2012, 04:24 PM
Location: Pasadena, CA
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Originally Posted by SalParadise View Post
As was posted in another recent thread, the EXPO LINE, Phase I is scheduled to open in April 2012.

Exposition Transit Corridor, Phase 1 to Culver City

Phase I will go from Downtown LA to Culver City. Phase II will open in 2015 and extend from Culver City to Santa Monica.

What impact (positive and/or negative) do you think the Expo Line will have on the neighborhoods south of the Santa Monica (10) Freeway.

I am thinking mostly of the neighborhoods along Exposition Blvd. around the following stops/stations:

1. USC/Exposition Park
2. Exposition/Vermont
3. Exposition/Westnern
4. Exposition/Crenshaw
It seems that the Expo line will hasten the development of USC/Expo Park that was occurring, and hopefully help mitigate the damage of the CRA getting shut down (one of the flagship CRA projects was the development of the Figuroa Corridor). I know I have been hankering to get down to the Natural History Museum to check out the exhibits... now I can get from Hollywood to USC in one transfer and probably about 45 minutes of travel time.

2. Expo and vVermont straddle the other end of USC, so the same type of developments will occur. There will be a time in the near future where folks don't refer to USC as being in the ghetto.

3. Expo and Western will probably take some time to really be impacted as they are in the middle of the line and there are no really big destinations in that area.

4. Like it was said earlier, I wouldn't be surprised to see Crenshaw really take off when the line is opened. I guess I should say, relatively take off (not trying to say its the next Hollywood or anything). Once the Crenshaw line opens the area will be a mini-hub.

Once phase 2 is complete, it is going to get crazy. I can't wait for a day when I can take the subway and LRT to Santa Monica and Venice. Also by the time phase 2 is finished, the Regional Connector will be close to finished as well, and vastly increase the usefulness of all three of the LRT lines (Gold, Expo and Blue).
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Old 01-20-2012, 07:25 PM
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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There are already new developments announced adjacent to the Culver City station. One hotel and one mixed use iirc. Santa Monica has huge plans for developing around Expo and already approved a 50 unit building with no parking. I think that Expo will see plenty of new development. It's going to be a very high ridership line with major destinations (Santa Monica, Culver City, Crenshaw Line, USC, museums, downtown, etc) and there will be plenty of TOD. Some places quicker than others, but my guess is that many, if not all, will see something within the next decade.
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Old 10-23-2012, 06:16 PM
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I only see a positive impact to any neighborhood south of the I-10. Can't see it getting much worse.
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