REGISTRATION OPEN: Virtual Public Scoping Meeting to Discuss Potential Project Modifications in the City of San Dimas (October 26)

The Construction Authority is evaluating potential Project Modifications to the Glendora to Montclair Project that include a proposed change to the parking location for the San Dimas Station parking facility (see details in background section below). The agency has initiated a Supplemental Environmental Impact Report (SEIR) to analyze the environmental impacts of the potential project modifications, pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). As part of that process, the Construction Authority will be hosting a virtual public scoping meeting to receive input regarding the scope and content of the SEIR.


Tuesday, October 26, 2021
Starting at 5:30 PM
A live presentation will be given by Construction Authority staff at 5:30 PM, followed by a public comment session.

Click here to register to attend the scoping meeting and enter your name and email address. By registering, you will receive an email with a link to join the meeting on-line and a phone number to join by phone. You can enter a nickname if you do not wish to enter your real name; but a valid email address is required in order for the meeting link and phone number to be sent to you.

To request special accommodations or Spanish interpretation, please contact the Construction Authority by Friday, October 22, 2021 at 5:00 PM at (626) 471-9050.

Para adaptaciones especiales o si necesita interpretación en español, comuníquese con la Autoridad de Construcción antes del viernes 22 de octubre al (626) 305-7012.

Questions about the Virtual Scoping Meeting or Registration, Call: (626) 471-9050.

BACKGROUND: The Construction Authority will evaluate potential Project Modifications in the city of San Dimas. On June 17, 2021, the City of San Dimas in cooperation with the Construction Authority approved a binding letter of intent to consider relocating the San Dimas Station parking facility to property owned by the City. The city prefers not to displace the City Yard that is located within the currently approved parking facility location (SEIR 2 certified in January 2021) and expressed a desire instead to locate parking for the Project on an existing parking lot west of the future San Dimas Station. The proposed site is currently used as the San Dimas Park & Ride Lot for Foothill Transit and located south of the project right-of-way (ROW) between San Dimas Ave. and Monte Vista Ave.

For this SEIR 3, the Construction Authority is considering relocation of the parking facility in the City of San Dimas from the approved location in SEIR 2 to this requested location (see map below). The proposed new parking location would be redeveloped to accommodate the same number of parking spaces as planned at the currently approved parking location. The Construction Authority also proposes new roadway and pedestrian access changes to the San Dimas Station.

No modifications are proposed for the parking facilities at the Glendora, La Verne, Pomona, Claremont, and Montclair Stations.

Graphic: Potential San Dimas Parking (Under Review; Not Approved)
(click to enlarge)

A copy of the Notice of Preparation for the SEIR can be found by clicking here.

How to Submit Written Comments During the Scoping Period

Whether or not you participate and provide comments during the virtual Public Scoping Meeting, written comments will be accepted if received on or before November 19, 2021.  Please submit written comments to the following address:

Lisa Levy Buch, Chief Communications Officer
Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority
406 East Huntington Drive, Suite 202
Monrovia, California 91016-3633

Questions about the Virtual Scoping Meeting or SEIR? Call (626) 471-9050.

1 comment

  1. Raymond M McDonald says:

    Re: Proposed Change to the Parking Location for the San Dimas Station Parking Facility

    October 19, 2021

    Dear San Dimas Mayor, City Council, et al.:

    My family and I oppose San Dimas City Council’s proposal to relocate the San Dimas Station Parking Facility from the current plan at the City Yard to the Park & Ride.

    The City Yard location is within a commercial-industrial area. The impact of relocating those activities is minimal and there are several options for other locations for City Yard activities throughout San Dimas. By contrast, W. Railway Street residents have registered multiple complaints of speeding to/from the Park and Ride at its current capacity. Our requests for speed bumps have been denied. No other countermeasures have been provided. It is difficult to imagine there is any other countermeasure that will address the speeding that occurs throughout the day 24/7.

    On Commercial Street, there is also speeding and recently a speeding car was involved in an accident with a child.

    Construction and detours have increased traffic giving a glimpse into the impact of converting the park and ride to a parking facility. The result is more speeding cars and an overall increase in noise.

    The result is W. Railway Street and Commercial Street are significantly less safe, our quality of life has been reduced, and your proposal will worsen these problems.

    The key difference is that we are unable to move our homes It is far easier and far less human impact to move the City Yard.

    W. Railway Street and Commercial Street residences are family areas. These areas experience significant pedestrian traffic. Families, parents with strollers, kids of all ages on skateboards all travelling to/from Pioneer Park, the Skate Park, and other areas around downtown will be placed at greater risk with increased vehicular traffic. Public Works Director Shari Garwick observed the area and discussed concerns with me and other W. Railway residents. Director Garwick also joined me in observing visibility concerns about turning from W. Railway onto Cataract. Especially with cars parked on Cataract, it is difficult to impossible to see with enough time to react to fast oncoming traffic as one turns from W. Railway Street onto Cataract. Thus, your proposal will also increase the risk of accidents travelling from W. Railway Street onto Cataract and in the area adjacent to the park.

    W. Railway Street and Commercial Street families are investing in our homes. New homes are being built in the lot between W. Railway Street and Commercial Street. Townhomes have been built on Commercial Street. These homes preserve the small town feel and character of San Dimas and are part of the great place to Live-Work-Play vision we have been discussing in our Pioneer Square (PSQ) meetings. Like South Pasadena, Pasadena, Eagle Rock, and other areas, these architectural diversity and history of these homes are part of the general ambience and with PSQ can be part of the culture that makes it a joy to stroll around the neighborhood.

    The differences between the approved parking facility footprint and the proposed parking facility footprint are clearly visible on the map. The Approved parking facility footprint is in an area with large commercial-industrial lots and buildings. The impact of a park and ride there will be minimal. By contrast, the proposed parking facility footprint is in a residential area. This is not a Not In My Back Yard (NIMBY) argument. The Approved option does not impact a backyard. The proposed option impacts lots of backyards and families. In fact, if one reviews all of the pictures provided, one sees an entrance cutting through the Veteran Memorial Park on San Dimas Avenue and Commercial Street.

    Please withdraw the proposal and stay with the approved parking facility. Preserve our residential neighborhood safety and quality of life.

    Raymond & Marisa McDonald
    W. Railway St

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