There’s a fresh new look to the Fillmore Metro Gold Line Station in Pasadena this week.
The public is invited to the grand opening Saturday, June 5, from 9:30 to 10 a.m. Light refreshments will be served at the free event, hosted by Pasadena City Councilman Steve Madison and the Pasadena Public Works Department.
Fillmore Station Plaza, at Fillmore Street and South Raymond Avenue, now includes a radial decorative walkway, kiosk, concrete seat walls with wood accents, furniture, energy-saving lighting and drought-tolerant landscaping, all designed to enhance commuters’ experiences.
The new kiosk provides a timetable, guide to local interests and other information. The furniture includes bike racks, trash receptacles, pedestals with large planter pots and MTA station sign pylon.
The plaza also features colored concrete with solar-powered recessed lighting, an energy-saving LED lighting system along the walkway and seat walls, and a solar-powered irrigation system.
Original concept plans were prepared by architectural consultant Melendrez and Associates under the direction of the Pasadena Planning and Development Department.
The project was designed and administered by the Engineering Division of the Pasadena Public Works Department for construction and was awarded to Pima Corporation, which constructed the city’s first off-leash dog area at Viña Vieja Park on Orange Grove Boulevard.
The Building Systems Division also was involved in the design and installation of the intricate seat wall lighting.
The project is part of the South Fair Oaks Specific Plan to improve access, safety and traffic circulation for pedestrian and vehicular traffic along the Metro Gold Line route and stations.
Parking for the event will be available on Raymond Avenue and in the lot adjacent to the station. For more information call District 6 Field Representative Takako Suzuki at (626) 744-4739.