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Bring on the Shade: Glassell Park Transit Pavilion gets ready for its debut

Glassell Park Transit Pavilion

Shady shelter awaits bus riders

GLASSELL PARK — A dozen years in the making, the Glassell Park Transit Pavilion, a large bus stop and waiting area shaded by a trio of  canopies, is scheduled to be dedicated this weekend.

The shaded shelter, complete with benches and landscaping,  was still fenced off during last week’s record-breaking heat wave, leaving bus riders to stand under the searing sun. But all that should change soon.

The idea of building a large bus shelter on a traffic island at San Fernando Road and Eagle Rock Boulevard was first proposed more than a decade ago by neighborhood activists and a group of SCI-Arc student architects. Since the concept was conceived, a new high school has been built across the street from the traffic island while a new apartment complex has been constructed nearby, increasing the number of potential bus riders. City officials had backed the project but had not been able to secure sufficient funds until last year to get it built.

In addition to the canopies, the project will include benches, security lighting, landscaping as well as sidewalk and curb repairs.   The Bureau of Engineering estimates construction will cost about $350,000.

The ribbon cutting is scheduled to take place on Saturday, Sept. 9 at 11:30 AM.

Glassell Park Transit Pavillion

Glassell Park Transit Pavilion

Glassell Park Transit Pavilion

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2 comments

  1. I think you meant to call it a Transient Pavilion since $350,000 was spent on what will become a homeless encampment. Money well spent.

    • Why did it take 12 years to get this going? Why did it take months to finish? New benches and a few shades could have been installed in a day. E.R. is right. This will turn into the new homeless shelter.

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