Glendora to recruit Gold Line station art committee – Los Angeles Register

The following article appeared in the Los Angeles Register on August 14, 2014.

Glendora to recruit Gold Line station art committee – Los Angeles Register

By Anna Iliff

August 14, 2014

GLENDORA – The City Council gave the green light Tuesday to begin recruitment for a five-member committee to oversee the design and art for the city’s Metro Gold Line Station.

Construction hasn’t been scheduled but will be part of the Gold Line’s Foothill Extension Phase 2B project, which includes a 12-mile stretch from Azusa to Montclair.

“Optimistically, we could begin construction in 2017, assuming the funding becomes available,” said Albert Ho, a representative from the Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority.

The committee will include a representative from the Glendora Planning Commission, a member of the Glendora Station Community Homeowners Association, one resident who lives north of Route 66, one who lives south of Route 66 and a city staff member.

This is the second Metro Gold Line Glendora Station Design and Art Review Committee. The original committee operated from 2004 to 2007 and consisted of eight community members who selected the station artist and developed initial design concepts.

Initial design ideas include vibrant tile mosaics and benches that highlight the city’s historic citrus industry background.

Council members said the new committee expand and freshen up existing design concepts, select a color palette, look at betterment opportunities and work with station artist Michael Hillman to further artistic development.

The city will begin recruitment this fall and plans to make an official selection in October.

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