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National Conference to Highlight Development Along the Gold Line

The Rail~Volution conference in Los Angeles this weekend will host a mobile workshop exploring the planned development along the Gold Line Foothill Extension.

The Rail~Volution conference in Los Angeles will address the planned development along the Gold Line Foothill Extension during the second day of the three-day symposium on Sunday.

Rail~Volution, an annual transit conference that brings "citizen activists, developers, business leaders, planners, local elected officials, transit operators, [and] government officials" together to discuss transit projects around the country, will consider future Gold Line development in a mobile workshop titled "There's Gold in Them Thar (Foot) Hills" on Sunday beginning at 1 p.m.

"Already...plans and projects are being developed to maximize synergies between the extension and surrounding communities," the conference's calendar reads.

The cost to attend the workshop is $45.

City planners from Monrovia and Azusa will explain future development plans along the extension. The future of Monrovia's largest planned Gold Line project, the Station Square Transit Village, came into question when its developer sued the city in a $106 million breach of contract lawsuit last month.

Kate K. October 14, 2012 at 03:52 AM
Yuummm, more new real estate development in the area! Why? Because we have a shortage of available commercial & residential real estate? because there are no vacant shops, apartments or houses? Because we need more supply to bring real estate prices down further? What's driving this almost-religious belief in the need for development? Yes, development was seemingly the panacea of the economy in the 1960s thru 1990s, BUT that's when the overall population was still growing. Now we Baby-Boomers are growing older, even dying, and behind us are only smaller groups: WHO is going to inhabit all these new developments PLUS the already existing developments? If anyone knows the answer, please let me know.

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