The plan provides the framework for development around the Duarte/City of Hope Metro Gold Line Station. The vision for the Duarte Station Area is for it to become a vibrant, mixed-use transit village that has a focus on residential uses, office, hospitality, and urban green space. The transit station on the project’s southern edge will act as the gateway to the neighborhood with special attention paid to the public realm in the immediate vicinity by creating a public plaza bordered by local-serving retail uses, so that the station area may also serve as a local gathering place.
The Duarte Station Specific Plan area is approximately 19 acres in size and consists of three parcels located at the northwest and southwest corners of Business Center Drive and Highland Avenue within the heart of the City.
Pursuant to California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines, a Subsequent EIR will be prepared to review the Specific Plan Amendment. A Notice of Preparation 30-day review period starts March 18. A public scoping meeting will be held Monday, March 25, 2019 at 6:00 to 7:30 PM at the Duarte Community Center.