FROM THE CITY MANAGER'S REPORT!
This is just a quick note to let everyone know that last week, given the start of rehabilitation work on the Historic Santa Fe Depot, the City had construction fencing put up at Station Square. As you may recall, to facilitate the construction work, public access through the City’s Station Square Promenade was blocked off, which means that there is no pedestrian through-traffic allowed from Myrtle Avenue through the Promenade to the Gold Line Station. Instead, all pedestrian and public access to the Gold Line Station will be coordinated to take place on Pomona Avenue headed west, to Primrose Avenue headed south.
The City has put up directional and information signage throughout the Station Square area to redirect individuals looking to get to the Gold Line Station from Myrtle Avenue, as those individuals will have to walk through Station Square Park to Pomona Avenue, and take Pomona Avenue to Primrose Avenue to access the Gold Line.
In addition, we’ve had several banners made which highlight that the Gold Line Station is open during construction (see the attached graphic). Throughout the period of construction, there will be full pedestrian access to the Gold Line Station from Primrose Avenue.
Also, the bus stop for Foothill Transit Line 270 is currently located at the terminus of Primrose Avenue at the Gold Line Station. Given the construction that is pending, in the next few weeks, Foothill Transit will be moving that bus stop onto Myrtle Avenue at the existing Foothill Transit Line 494 stop (on Myrtle Avenue just north of Pomona Avenue).
One last note… the attached map has been prepared to provide a general graphical representation of the area that will be closed to public access during the rehabilitation of the Historic Santa Fe Depot. To that end, the area highlighted in red will be secured with fencing and only individuals associated with the construction effort will be allowed onto the site while the work is being coordinated.
We apologize to everyone for any inconvenience the construction activity will create, and are looking forward to expeditiously completing the restoration of the Historic Santa Fe Depot! Based on our current construction schedule, it is anticipated that the work will take around 6 months to complete, which puts the end of construction in the June / July 2017 timeframe.