Phase 1 of the Expo Line light rail line opened in 2012, connecting Downtown Los Angeles with Culver City and many neighborhoods in between, including West Adams, USC, and South LA. In 2016, as part of Phase 2 of the Expo Line, four more stations opened within the City of Los Angeles, taking the line to its terminus at Colorado Boulevard and 4th Street in Santa Monica. For more information about the Expo Line visit Metro’s website at: www.metro.net/projects/expo-santa-monica or the Exposition Construction Authority at http://www.buildexpo.org.
As part of the City’s Transit Neighborhood Plans program, the Department of City Planning is creating a Plan for the following five station areas:
• Culver City
• Westwood/Rancho Park
The focus of the Plan – known as the Exposition Corridor Transit Neighborhood Plan – will be the establishment of new development regulations that better support transit ridership, such as allowing some increased development intensity near stations where appropriate, requiring the design of new buildings to be pedestrian-oriented, and improving the configuration and condition of streets to better promote pedestrian, bicycle, and vehicular circulation. In conjunction the Department is also preparing a streetscape plan for several key streets leading to the stations: Olympic Boulevard, Bundy Drive, Pico Boulevard, Sepulveda Boulevard, National Boulevard, and Palms Boulevard. Click here to learn more about these proposed plans.
The City Planning Department recognizes that every station neighborhood has a unique character and a distinct mix of existing land uses that will be reflected in the Department’s approach to planning in each area. Use the links above to read a description of each of the station neighborhoods and download maps in PDF format.