Cartography credit to WSP Engineering
DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES TO CERRITOS
WEST SANTA ANA BRANCH TRANSIT CORRIDOR
STATUS: In Progress
CLIENT: Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
The West Santa Ana Branch (WSAB) Transit Corridor is a proposed light rail transit line (LRT) that would extend approximately 19 miles from downtown Los Angeles through southeast Los Angeles County. The Project includes the construction of 12 new stations including three station types: underground, at-grade, and aerial. In addition to the stations, the Project includes five parking facilities, support facilities, and two Maintenance and Storage Facility site options.
Yunsoo Kim Design (YKD) prepared a document that provides the requisite information to design the landscape for stations and accompanying facilities for the Project. The landscape design document ensures all stations function successfully while providing a safe, visually pleasing and enjoyable user experience. The landscape designs create an inviting open space, be easy to use, accessible by all, and ensure user safety. The landscape design for each station includes site furniture/amenities, hardscape, planting, landscape lighting, and public art. Planting design is unique to each station and emphasize drought tolerant and California native plants to create a sustainable landscape.