GLASSELL PARK — It’s been a decade since neighborhood activists and SCI-Arc student architects came up with a plan to build several canopies to shelter bus riders who wait on a traffic island bounded by San Fernando Road and Eagle Rock Boulevard. The concept and plans for the Glassell Park Transit Pavilion won the support of the city but nothing ever got built, leaving bus riders to wait Now, there’s a new effort to finally construct the pavilion, with residents and bus riders being asked to attend a community meeting tonight (Sept. 10) to hear more about the project.
Since the concept was first proposed, a new high school has been built across the street from the traffic island while a new apartment complex has been constructed nearby. “This island, that sits in the middle of two of our busiest streets, is a major transportation hub for public transit users,” said Helene Schpak of the Glassell Park Improvement Assn., which has been involved with the project since its inception. “The lack of a proper shelter and seating at this location is what inspired the community to work in conjunction with students at SCI-Arc and their teacher/architect Michael Pinto in 2004.”
“I’m pleased that CD1 is bringing the question of whether to move forward with this structure or replace it with one of their own because the need that ignited this effort still remains,” Schpak said.
Tonight’s meeting is scheduled to begin at 6 pm at Glassell Park Elementary School. Click here for details.
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