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Monrovia's Gold Line Transit Village Project Awarded Grant

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The mixed-use transit village planned for the Gold Line station in Monrovia received some green to help with their green, thanks to a "a $995,000 Urban Greening Grant from the the state's California's Strategic Growth Council," reports the Pasadena Star-News. The grant is sourced from Prop 84 funds, and will help pay for a portion of the design and construction of the ambitious development and renovation project.Included in the overall plan for the Station Square Transit Village includes a renovation and restoration of the historic Monrovia train station, which has sat empty for two decades. Specifically, the grant will go towards "a new multi-use open space within the planned Station Square Transit Village development, plus a multi-use trail along the Gold Line railway frontage through Monrovia, city officials said."

Work on the project is expected to begin in 2011, and the Gold Line extension is scheduled to be completed in 2014.