Transit Designed for Development
Westside Subway Los Angeles
Los Angeles’s top transit priority, the “subway to the sea”, has been an enduring dream for decades. GB helped to shape the project’s design and defined a multi-year path for Metro and the cities of Los Angeles and Beverly Hills to capture the land use benefits of this multi-billion dollar investment. Scenario testing helped to frame TOD planning. GB prepared a station urban design report, recommendations on station locations and portal placement, assessed local plans and policies for transit-friendliness, and developed a TOD program for the corridor. GB also oversaw the preparation of land use and economic development New Starts templates that contributed to the project getting a high rating from the federal government and receiving a Full Funding Grant Agreement in 2014.