Downtown TOD Specific Plan

 Client: City of Baldwin Park

The Arroyo Group led a multi-disciplinary team to prepare a transit oriented Specific Plan for Downtown Baldwin Park, which includes a Metrolink Station for the San Bernardino County Line. The purpose of the Specific Plan is to generate revitalization activities and to help return Downtown Baldwin Park to being an area that is vibrant, walkable, and the heart of City. This Specific Plan will provide opportunities to build on the City’s unique historic and cultural characteristics to enhance the Downtown core; take advantage of access to regional transit; create a strong community identity and sense of place; provide new employment, housing and shopping opportunities; and strengthen the City’s tax base.

Through a comprehensive public outreach process, the project team identified several opportunity sites that allow significant potential for infill development and adaptive reuse of existing under-utilized structures to better serve the transit-oriented Downtown area and generate new investment. The Specific Plan is anticipated to facilitate development, especially residential development, in the Downtown area proximate to the Metrolink Station. The primary objectives of the project are to identify land use options that include increased housing densities and mixed uses, as well as create pedestrian linkages between the station, community facilities and major recreation, retail, and residential nodes of activity.