Station Area & Downtown T.O.D Overlay Zone - San Fernando, CA

Truman Street - existing conditions
Truman Street - existing conditions
Truman Street - suggested buffered bike lane and median improvements
Truman Street - suggested buffered bike lane and median improvements
Truman Street - potential mixed-use development
Truman Street - potential mixed-use development
San Fernando Road - existing Mall condition
San Fernando Road - existing Mall condition
San Fernando Road - main street alternative
San Fernando Road - main street alternative
San Fernando Road - West San Fernando Valley Tram alternative
San Fernando Road - West San Fernando Valley Tram alternative
First STreet - suggested landscape and frontage improvements
First STreet - suggested landscape and frontage improvements
First Street - existing condition
First Street - existing condition
Truman Street - existing conditions model
Truman Street - existing conditions model
Truman Street - suggested streetscape improvements
Truman Street - suggested streetscape improvements
Truman Street - potential mixed-use or live-work development
Truman Street - potential mixed-use or live-work development
Truman Street - Bus Rapid Transit line alternative
Truman Street - Bus Rapid Transit line alternative
Master plan diagram
Master plan diagram

Sargent Town Planning (STP) was selected by the City of San Fernando to prepare new transit-oriented development (T.O.D.) overlay zoning for their historic downtown. The work is being done under a funding grant from the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transit Authority (Metro) who operate the existing Sylmar/San Fernando Metrolink station, and are planning a new light rail or bus rapid transit line connecting down Van Nuys Boulevard to the Van Nuys Orange Line and Amtrak/Metrolink stations. The main goals of the project are to better leverage the value of the existing and planned transit services to build value in San Fernando, and to deliver more riders to the transit.

A central focus of the work is developing complete streets strategies to improve the character and quality of the public realm of the downtown and Metrolink Station area, to promote pedestrian safety and comfort and to encourage new high-quality mixed-use development within the areas many vacant and underutilized properties. Working closely with an ad hoc steering committee and City staff, the team has prepared a comprehensive existing conditions report and illustrations of a range of alternative streetscape configurations and with mixed-use infill development possibilities. Through a series of committee meetings and public workshops the alternatives will be considered and preferred alternatives identified.

The STP team includes Nelson/Nygaard and Gibson Transportation Consulting for multi-modal transportation, Raimi + Associates for general plan updates, Metropolitan Research + Economics for market assessment, and Meridian Consultants to prepare the environmental impact report.

Project Information

Location:
San Fernando, CA
Status:
Community engagement underway
Client:
  • The City of San Fernando & Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG)
Size:
160 Acres

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