Following Sargent Town Planning’s successful completion of a vision plan for Lancaster’s Southeast Transit Village Planning Area (SE on the diagram above) the City of Lancaster selected the firm to prepare new zoning for the Southeast, Northeast and Southwest planning areas that surround Downtown Lancaster. These areas are part of the Transit Village Planning Area (outlined by a black dashed line above) within the original square mile of town, centered on the Lancaster Metrolink Station. This work is being done under a grant that the City received from Metro – the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority – as part of the Sustainable Communities funding Metro received from the Strategic Growth Council.
The STP team includes Nelson/Nyggard and Metropolitan Research + Economics – for transportation and economic consulting, respectively – and the team is currently engaged in analysis of the existing conditions and zoning within the area. From late spring through early summer the team will engage the community in a series of workshops to clarify the vision for this area and craft a set of vision-based development standards for infill, intensification and preservation – as appropriate – for the several neighborhood sub-areas. Completion and adoption are expected by year end.