The first components of an extensive makeover of Willowbrook/Rosa Parks Station is scheduled to break ground in November, according to a document submitted to the Metro Board's Construction Committee.

Located directly beneath the I-105 Freeway, the station has long been criticized for its lack of amenities, basic safety features and poor accessibility.  The $66-million renovation, designed by architecture firm RNL, will include:

  • A platform extension with a shade canopy, signal improvements and a new at-grade pedestrian crossing for the Blue Line.
  • New elevators, escalators and stairs for the elevated Green Line.
  • Improvements to lighting and pedestrian access for transit patrons
  • Construction of a new Metro Customer Service Center, a new transit security facility and a new Sheriff's substation.
  • Additional parking for bicycles and automobiles.
  • New public art.
  • A central plaza connecting to an adjacent shopping center.

Completion of the project is expected in 2020.  The station is currently the fourth busiest in the Metro Rail network, with approximately 30,000 daily passengers.

Rendering by RNL
Rendering by RNL
Rendering by RNL
Rendering by RNL
Rendering by RNL
Rendering by RNL
Rendering by RNL

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Construction Finally Underway at 5750 Hollywood

Wood Partners has acquired a mixed-use development site near the Hollywood Freeway.

Atlanta-based developer Wood Partners has broken ground for a residential-retail development near the Red Line's Hollywood/Western Station.

The project, located at 5750 Hollywood Boulevard, will consist of a seven-story structure featuring 161 apartments, 5,700 square feet of ground-floor retail space, and basement parking for 271 vehicles.  Plans call for a mix of studio, one- and two-bedroom units, including 14 apartments reserved as low-income housing.