Duarte Station Specific Plan
In 2016, the Metro Gold Line extension opened with six new stations serving five cities and dozens of destinations in the San Gabriel Valley. The rail line extends from Downtown Los Angeles, through Pasadena, and currently terminates in Azusa. The next phase of construction (which began in December 2017) will extend the Metro Gold Line to Montclair.
The Duarte/City of Hope Metro Gold Line station is located on the southern border of the planning area, adjacent to Highland Avenue. The area’s proximity to rail, freeways and major streets makes it ideal for the sort of mixed-use development that can spur economic development and encourage transit ridership.
The Duarte Station Specific Plan (adopted in 2013 and amended in 2019) supports a variety of uses, including residential, hospitality, creative office, and supporting restaurant/retail uses. The Specific Plan provides design guidance, describes allowed uses, and establishes review processes for future development of this important node.